Mr. Alex Gillis – Episode 106
I had to get it off to the publisher. And so, I realized I wasn’t going to be able to do it, because I basically hated my martial art because of the darker parts of its history.
Over the course of this show, we’ve had a few trends with mentions of movies & actors. But when it comes to books, there are only a few we’ve heard about consistently. Joe Hyams Zen in the Martial Arts, Miyamoto Musashi’s The Book of Five Rings and Alex Gillis’s A Killing Art. The first two authors have passed away, but Mr. Gillis is alive and well, so we invited him to come on the show.
You can learn a lot about Mr. Gillis from the way he wrote the book, and you can learn about the book from our conversation with the man. Thoughtful, thorough and dedicated are words that you can use to describe either.
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Movies – Daredevil (TV)
Actor – Chris Brewster (stuntman)
Books – The Tin Flute
Mr Gillis is, of course, best known for his book on the founding of Taekwondo – A Killing Art. You can order the book or learn more about it at his website. It’s a must-read for any martial artist, regardless of style, which is why we invited him to the show. You can also purchase the book on Amazon.