Mr. Tom Bisio – Episode 98
What I don’t like about the martial arts scene in the US is this let’s just extract the killing techniques and forget the rest of the culture and the healing part and the health preservation part and the philosophy part, which a lot of these traditional arts have.
Today’s episode is with Mr. Tom Bisio, a practitioner and instructor of Ba Gua Zhang and Xing Yi Quan. We spend a lot of time discussing the martial arts overall as well as the internal martial arts, Mr. Bisio’s focus both as practitioner and instructor. His background is diverse, though, and he’s able to tie together a lot of the elements of martial arts, including some we don’t typically think about around health and healing. It’s clear from speaking with him that he’s on an educational mission of sorts, making efforts to bring new and revised knowledge to those that are interested and in various forms.
Movies – Chocolate, Fist of Legend
Book – The Heart of Karate-Do