Three-hundred and eighty episodes deep? It’s hard to believe! As always, I greatly appreciate you guys, the listeners, loyally checking out what we’re up to week after week. Well, this is a good one. As promised, both Jim West and Ernie Emerson join me for an epic discussion. Both of these gentlemen, Ernest Emerson (the founder and CEO of Emerson Knives) and Army Green Beret and favorite of the show, Jim West, have an extensive background in martial arts dating back to the 1960s. They’re also one year apart in age, so as you’ll hear, there’s a lot of overlap in their backgrounds. We dig into their introductions to fighting, through publications like Black Belt Magazine, and studying the greats like Bruce Lee and Joe Lewis. From there we also discuss knife fighting. Both guys are very candid and call out some of the bullshit in the industry. You don’t want to miss this one.

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