MMA

Vince Krause on Skateboarding, Jiu-Jitsu and Paul Walker

After a few weeks off, the BC family gets hit with a unique hard hitting exclusive. Adisa Banjoko shares details on the impact recent incidents of gun violence have taken on him. He shares the toll it took on him mentally, spiritually and physically. Walk with him as he travels to Hawaii in search of personal clarity and meets a very unique individual near the shores of Waikiki Beach.

 

Listen to him speak with Jiu-Jitsu practitioner Vince Krause. Mr. Krause shares how the art of jiu-jitsu bonded he and acting icon Paul Walker as students of the gentle art. Bishop Chronicles takes you on a deep journey that speaks not only to Walkers' dedication to perfecting the art, but also his efforts in perfecting his character as a human being. The duo spent several years training in Hawaii, LA, Atlanta, Puerto Rico and South Africa during the filming of the Fast and Furious film series.

Between the conversation you will also learn deep aspects of skateboarding culture, speed chess in Hawaii,  and the unifying force of jiu-jitsu. You have never seen this side of Paul Walker, and you can only see it here on BC.

Zumbi from Zion I Talks Hip-Hop, Tai Chi, UFC and more!

Zumbi from the rap crew Zion I is one of the best rappers living in the bay today. Their dope beats and positive, fun, wise lyrics have taken them across the globe. Along his travels Zumbi has studied deeply, the art of Ta Chi, Buddhism and African Traditional spirituality. We specifically talk about Zion I's 2012 Shadowboxing release and where he was at psychologically and philosophically. 

In this episode we talk about the impact of those studies on his art, the general state of Hip-Hop and how it impacts race relations in America . We also talk about the impact of Kung-Fu films affected so many in the Hip-Hop community (especially Black men) Plus we talk about race in the UFC, Jonnny "Bones" Jones cocaine situation and what that means for the UFC. 

From there we talk about everything from pros and cons of the vegan lifestyle,  as well as other health and diet methods. Zumbi also shares his favorite Kung-fu films as well as his thoughts on Bobby Shmurda and the impact of mainstream radio on young minds.

It goes down heavy in this episode. So if you are super sensitive and can't deal with the real go somewhere else. This is BC where its our job to make sure you #LearnSomethingNew 

UFC 182: The Superior Strategy of Jon Jones + Interview with D'Juan Owens, Dr. Peter Goldman and Carley Gracie

Jonny "Bones" Jones gave a dominating performance in UFC 182. Cormier came in with everything he had. He had moments of immense power, and he did real damage. But it simply was not enough. In this episode we look at some of the tactical and psychological elements of his strategy to remain unbroken.

Jon Jones remains unbroken.

Jon Jones remains unbroken.

 

Then we talk to MMA fighter D'Juan "Dirty South" Owens. This man is a living archetype on the the fusion of martial arts, chess and Hip-Hop. This is a truly mind blowing and inspirational interview.

R to L MMA Fighter D'Juan Owens, Adisa Banjoko of Bishop Chronicles and Dr. Peter Goldman

R to L MMA Fighter D'Juan Owens, Adisa Banjoko of Bishop Chronicles and Dr. Peter Goldman

After that, we check in with Dr. Peter Goldman of www.sfgoldman.com about healthy ideas and concepts you can use to start the year with a greater sense of authentic wellness.

Clark Gracie with his father Carley and his brother Ralston

Clark Gracie with his father Carley and his brother Ralston

 

From there we talk with the one and only Carley Gracie, "The Lion of the Gracie Family" and his sons Clark and Ralston. We talk about the benefits of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, pressures growing up as a Gracie, how the art first came to the USA and concepts behind the mysterious and immensely beneficial Gracie Diet. #LearnSomethingNew

LISTEN to rapper Kalhi (who introduced me to Ralson at the Chess Kings Invitational) kill it on this amazing song about Chess and Jiu-Jitsu called A Technical Flow: https://soundcloud.com/bishopchronicles/a-technical-flow-kalhi-feat

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SPECIAL EPISODE: RZA, Emilio Rivera of Sons of Anarchy On HHCF Chess Kings Invitational Panel


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RZA of Wu-Tang Clan Successfully Defends Hip-Hop Chess King Title 

Suggests A Fusion Math & Music Can Help Educators Reach Youth

Hip-Hop Chess Federation Declares RZA Winner of HHCF Chess Kings Invitational


Los Angeles, CA 2/26/14- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce that RZA retained his title at the Chess Kings Invitational , a celebrity chess tournament, Sunday Feb 16th 2014. The event was part of a high level submission only jiu jitsu tournament called KO Finisher. The 8 man tournament included Actor Emilio Rivera of Sons of Anarchy, MMA Fighter Ralek Gracie, Rakaa Iriscience from Dilated Peoples, Hip-Hop producer Shafiq Husayn, LA Chessboxing Champion Andrew McGregor, Rugged Monk of Black Knights and Adisa Banjoko.  


Hip-Hop Chess Federation Founder, Adisa “The Bishop” Banjoko stated “The HHCF would like to congratulate RZA on winning the 2014 Chess Kings Invitational. RZA defended his title with the focus of a Shaolin Monk. Additionally, our Mind Over Matter panel proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that educators, artists, chess and martial arts can benefit at-risk teens and kids through sharing new ideas. “ RZA and the HHCF raised 5k to benefit an after school chess program at Santee High School in South Central Los Angeles. The program is expected to launch in the next few weeks.


The  Mind Over Matter panel featured RZA, actor Emilio Rivera from Sons of Anarchy, Dr. Martin Gomez Principal of Santee High, Dr. Sergio Flores Director of Partnership for LA Schools, Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, and LA Chessboxing Champion Andrew McGregor. The panelists discussed how Hip-Hop, chess and martial arts can lead American youth to unity, strategy and nonviolence. FULL AUDIO OF RZA’s talk on the Mind Over Matter Panel can be heard in its entirety at The Journey Podcast . 

LISTEN HEREhttp://thejourneypodcast.com/portfolio/special-episode-mind-over-matter/

RZA, who also serves as the Director of Outreach for HHCF stated “It was an honor to do battle and emerge victorious at the Chess Kings Invitational in LA. It was great to share ideas on blending music and math to reach the youth. I believe the conversations on our panel can open some peoples eyes.We hope to share the educational power of fusing Hip-Hop, chess and martial arts with even more people next year. “


In related news, the HHCF recently released Street Games Vol. 1 hosted by DJ Rob Flow and A-Plus of Hieroglyphics. Street Games Vol. 1 is a profanity free mixtape about the connections between Hip-Hop Chess and martial arts. It includes A Technical Flow by Kalhi feat. UFC coach Ryron Gracie,  64 Squares in the Cipher by Sunspot Jonz, Zumbi and Rakaa IriscienceThe Chess Clock by Quadir Lateef and Jasiri X, and The Maurice Piece, a tribute to the first Black Grandmaster of chess, Maurice Ashley.


For more information on HHCF visit www.facebook.com/hiphopchess  or follow on Instagram @realhiphopchess.


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About Hip-Hop Chess Federation: The Hip-Hop Chess Federation is the first nonprofit 501(c)3 to fuse music, chess and martial arts to promote unity, strategy and nonviolence. They host celebrity chess events and panels of life strategies for at-risk, gang impacted and gang intentional youth. Artists like RZA and GZA from Wu-Tang Clan, The Jacka, Immortal Technique, Asheru,  Zion I, DJ Qbert, Dilated Peoples, Hieroglyphics and many others have participated in their events. Founder Adisa Banjoko has presented at Harvard University and World Chess Hall of Fame on how chess, martial arts and music promote peace in the streets in 2013. Visit their official website at www.hiphopchessfederation.org .

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Episode 18: Chris Brown Falling Out Like Rappers? Hip-Hop turns 40 years old, Why Kids Need to Code + The Real Reason Ronda Rousey is Fighting Miesha Tate Again (yawn)

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CB fell out with seizures in the studio. You think he's on that syrup? Just maybe... 

CB fell out with seizures in the studio. You think he's on that syrup? Just maybe... 

I'm gonna watch this fight, but I'm not really excited. There is a very simple reason why, but its not what you might think. 

I'm gonna watch this fight, but I'm not really excited. There is a very simple reason why, but its not what you might think. 

Technology dsicussion: WE need to be teaching American kids to code, just like we want them to read and know math. One site in particular seems pretty awesome CODE ACADEMY !! The art of coding is not only important to technology, I believe its important to the future of the American economy. 

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Chris Brown- 1:00

Hip-Hop 40 - 4:40

Kids & Computing - 16:00

The REAL Ronda Rousey & Miesha Tate are fighting AGAIN

Episode 14: Diddy 'Bout to Clock A Billion with Revolt TV + Exclusive Talk with Royce Gracie + NBC's Scott Budman on the Bitcoin (the dollar went digital y'all)

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Why Diddy and Revolt TV Matter 1:19- 15:19

UFC Legend Royce Gracie Interview 32:35

NBC 11's Scott Budman Interview on Bitcoin digital currency 40:40  

 

Diddy has made the biggest news in Hip-Hop history and the estimates say its worth a billions dollars. But really, its bigger than that. Listen and find out why. 

Diddy has made the biggest news in Hip-Hop history and the estimates say its worth a billions dollars. But really, its bigger than that. Listen and find out why. 

 Diddy just signed a deal with Time-Warner that everybody says is gonna make him a BILLION dollars if it goes right

The dollar just went digital like the MP3!! So the question is, where is yours and how do you get it? The money is real and the government is hot under the collar to stop it. 

The dollar just went digital like the MP3!! So the question is, where is yours and how do you get it? The money is real and the government is hot under the collar to stop it. 

We talk with NBC 11's Tech Anchor Scott Budman about the rise of the bitcoin.  We tell you how you get it and the mystery behind where it came from. We will also tell you why the government is so mad about it.

Then we give you an EXCLUSIVE interview with UFC legend, Royce Gracie!!! This is an action-packed show you cannot miss if you want to be up on the realness.  

 

Episode 7: Cure for Lil Wayne's addiction, Gay Marriage, Are Boycotts Useless? , Taliban Kills Teacher, & MMA Fighter Mark Miller

This show is jam packed. So much insanity is going on in the world so we have a lot to get into. First we talk about Lil Wayne, the state of his addiction and how an authentic cure that may exist for him in Mexico. Then we take a look at gay marriage in the Supreme Court, and Prop 8. From there we talk about how Adisa eats at Chick-fil-A and ask the question "Can you vote for Prop 8 and still eat at Chick-Fil-A?"

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From there we look at the history of boycotting in America and we ask another question "Is boycotting played out? Is it still an authentic tool to force change? We take a historic look at successful boycotts in Montgomery Alabama, South African apartheid ,the musicians boycott of Sun City and others. 

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Moving along we look at a sad story where a Muslim female teacher was murdered in Pakistan. Adisa Banjoko makes a personal plea to the men of Islam about the protection of Muslim women and girls around the world. 

Then we take a look at Hip-Hop's biggest secret. Slavery still exists. A lot of old school rappers are slaves to the tour, because they singed bad contracts. We're gonna look into that reality. Here we look at the HHCF poisoned pawn life strategy and how many rappers fell for it. 

From there we talk with Mark "Fightshark" Miller about his amazing path in MMA. If you know anyone who thinks they want to do MMA, make sure they listen to this interview. Shelby Jones is on deck with him and we talk about the many joys and pains of MMA life. We also talk about his new book being published by Anthony Bourdain. 

MMA fighter and author Mark "Fightshark" Miller explaining the REAL life of an MMA fighter and how he walked into a book deal with Anthony Bourdain. 

MMA fighter and author Mark "Fightshark" Miller explaining the REAL life of an MMA fighter and how he walked into a book deal with Anthony Bourdain. 

Bishop Chronicles Episode 5: Lil Wayne Controversy, The Harlem Shake, Women in the UFC, Tech Interview w/ Ken Zi Wang

In episode 5 Adisa gets right into the middle of the Lil Wayne/Emmet Till controversy. Is Wayne taking things too far? Then we take a look at the Harlem Shake dance craze through the eyes of the people from Harlem (HINT: They are NOT fans of the dance craze). Next Adisa takes a good hard look at women in MMA. Is it sexist to not want to watch women cage fight? If you are a guy do you like to watch ladies duke it out? Finally, Adisa sits down to talk about tech trending tools with the CEO of Fandrop.com, Ken Zi Wang. 

The body of Emmett Till after his kidnap and murder by White Supremacists  

The body of Emmett Till after his kidnap and murder by White Supremacists  

Lil Wayne joked about making a female genitalia look like Emmett Till after aggressive intercourse. 

Lil Wayne joked about making a female genitalia look like Emmett Till after aggressive intercourse. 

Women in MMA. Are we ready for it? If we are not, are we sexist?

Women in MMA. Are we ready for it? If we are not, are we sexist?