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6Q w/Balogun Ojetade: Author, Martial Artist, RPG Designer

Demond Does

This was another of those bucket list type of interviews for me.  Balogun Ojetade is one of the leading authors in Afroretroism and he's the author of one of the coolest stories, Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman.   We talk about the aforementioned Harriet Tubman and the types of stories Balogun likes to write, how culture affects us and how he incited a riot.  He's also the first person we've had on Demond Does that helped create a holidays, so he brings a unique perspective to Question #6.And wait til you hear the reason he left college.You can find out more about Balogun at www.chroniclesofharriet.comEmail me at demonddoes@gmail.comor you can contact me on Twitter, Instagram or FacebookMusic by DJ PRhyme


21 Oct 2020

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No Holds Barred: Balogun Ojetade on WarriorCon

No Holds Barred with Eddie Goldman

On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Balogun Ojetade, the founder, director, and master instructor of the Afrikan Martial Arts Institute.Our main topic was an event scheduled for next year, on October 9-11, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia, called WarriorCon.We spoke with Balogun Ojetade by phone Wednesday."WarriorCon is a convention that is comprised of panel discussions and workshops, and features the indigenous martial arts of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas," he said."We're going to have 52 Blocks, Laamb, some of the northwestern and possibly northeastern African martial arts," and training and demonstrations of many other styles and systems as well.We discussed the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for WarriorCon, how the recent rise of interest in African and African-American martial arts and self-defense is related to the rise of white supremacy, the importance of the African Warriors Fighting Championship, the use of these techniques shown at WarriorCon in various combat sports, and much, much more.The PodOmatic Podcast Player app is available for free, both for Android at Google Play, and for iOS on the App Store.The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", which is also available on iTunes by composer Ian Snow.No Holds Barred is sponsored by:The Catch Wrestling Alliance, resurrecting and promoting the sport of authentic catch-as-catch-can wrestling. The Catch Wrestling Alliance provides tournaments, seminars, and training as well as education about catch wrestling. Join the movement and keep real wrestling alive. For more information, go to CatchWrestlingAlliance.com.Skullz Double-End Bags, the perfect bag for your combat sports training. Skullz Double-End Bags provide a realistic striking target, and help improve timing, distance, and hand and eye coordination. Hang it and hit it right out of the box! No pump required. For more information, go to SkullzDeBags.com.Thanks, Eddie GoldmanEddieGoldman.com


10 Nov 2019

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Happy Valentines Day! We take this opportunity to discuss the Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy projects we love along with our guest Balogun Ojetade author of AfroRetroist and AfroFuturist fictions.

2hr 4mins

10 Feb 2019

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"Black Survival"- Balogun Ojetade

Renegade Culture

In the very awesome episode 10- Renegade Culture Podcast chops it up with Special Guest Author/Martial Arts Master and Black Prepper -Balogun Ojetade. We talk about the origins of Afrikan Martial Arts, Urban Survival & Preparedness, Black Sci-fi, the Siafu Movement and current affairs.Hosted by Kalonji Changa & Kamau FranklinRecorded at Playback Studios/Edited by Luz WeedAll Music by The Liuns Den

1hr 1min

12 Jun 2018

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TOD 014 The Outer Dark Symposium, Part 3: Readings by Craig Laurance Gidney, Grafton Tanner & Balogun Ojetade; “Not Another Bug Hunt: The Weird Monster as a Study of Singularity and in Différance” Panel

The Outer Dark

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents the third installment of The Outer Dark Symposium, including readings by Craig Laurance Gidney, Grafton Tanner, and Balogun Ojetade, as well as the third panel ‘Not Another Bug Hunt: The Weird Monster as a Study of Singularity and in Différance’, moderated by Daniel Braum and features Orrin Grey, … Continue reading

1hr 20mins

22 Jun 2017

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No Holds Barred: Balogun Ojetade on Dec. 11 Youth Survival Open House

No Holds Barred with Eddie Goldman

On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Balogun Ojetade, the founder, director, and master instructor of the Afrikan Martial Arts Institute, and co-chair of the Urban Survival and Preparedness Institute (USPI).They will be hosting a Youth Survival Open House event Sunday, December 11, at the Northwest Atlanta Library at Scott's Crossing, 2489 Perry Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia 30318. It aims to start to teach survival tips and practical survival training for children, tweens, and teens. This event is free and open to the public.We spoke with Balogun Ojetade by phone Tuesday."The Youth Survival Open House is an event to teach the youth how to survive during these trying times," he said."We're going to deal with how to handle police brutality. We're going to deal with human trafficking. In Atlanta, Georgia, where the open house is taking place, Atlanta, Georgia, is number one in the country in child sex traffic. So we decided to teach children how to be safe and avoid abduction."And then we're dealing with bullies, also. How to deal with, avoid, and if you can't avoid, how to physically manage a bully."There will be three sessions on these topics at the Youth Survival Open House, from 2 PM to 5:30 PM.Of course, this event can only be the start of this type of education and training. Successfully dealing with them, he said, requires training in the martial arts.While this event will show to the youth in attendance just a few martial arts techniques, "Hopefully they will enroll in a self-defense class somewhere or enroll in an ongoing martial arts class to help themselves."I fully believe that the key to ending bullying is for the victim and the bully to study martial arts."We thus discussed a lot about the martial arts, including why studying disciplines like judo and muay Thai is essential, the importance of grappling and how African martial arts are based in grappling, wrestling takedowns for self-defense, how good throws can stop bullies, and why the goal here is first to avoid danger."There's an absolute need, always has been, a strong need for people to learn to defend themselves. This is a dangerous world that we live in," he said.That need has become even more immediate with the rise of openly racist and fascist elements in both the U.S. and the world."But the climate now," he stressed, "if you're not training now, you really are either ignorant of what's going on or lazy or you're just playing with your own life."And he cited an open gathering in April of white supremacists not far from Atlanta."That tells me that there's something really bad coming."In addition, we discussed the need for every woman to take a self-defense course; the role of Nzinga Mbande, sometimes known as Queen Nzinga, the 17th century leader of the Mbundu people in modern-day Angola, in developing the martial arts; the drawings on the walls of the ancient tombs of Beni Hasan in today's Egypt, made some four to five thousand years ago, which show training in wrestling and martial arts techniques; and much, much more.The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", which is also available on iTunes by composer Ian Snow.No Holds Barred is sponsored by:The Boxing Tribune, boxing's independent media. Unlike every other major boxing website, The Boxing Tribune is not funded or owned by promoters, managers, or networks, and is fully independent and free to write the truth. For independent boxing news and views, go to http://boxingtribune-news.com.The North American Catch Wrestling Association, a grassroots organization designed to help rebuild the sport of catch-as-catch-can-wrestling. For more information, go to their Facebook page at facebook.com/NorthAmericanCatchWrestlingAssociation.Thanks, Eddie GoldmanEddieGoldman.com

1hr 1min

7 Dec 2016

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Microphones of Madness- Beneath the Shining Jewel by Balogun Ojetade

Microphones of Madness

Kim, Steve, and Rodney discuss Beneath the Shining Jewel, the latest Ki Khanga novel by Balogun Ojetade.Get the book here:https://www.amazon.com/Beneath-Shining-Jewel-Balogun-Ojetade-ebook/dp/B01D2KCE3A#nav-subnav http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beneath-the-shining-jewel-balogun-ojetade/1123559197?ean=9781530583645Check out Balogun Ojetade's blog:https://chroniclesofharriet.com/2016/03/16/shining-jewel-1/Joe and Kat Pulver are long time supporters of the show and have fallen on some hard times. If you have a few extra bucks, please consider donating.https://www.gofundme.com/2jk9g5wCo-host Kim Smeltzer is also having a rough time financially. You can help her keep her home with a donation.https://www.gofundme.com/2b8ubxgor by supporting her Patreonhttps://www.patreon.com/garnetankhIf you like what we do, whether it is gaming on Monday and Friday nights or the Saturday Night talk and review show, please consider supporting Microphones of Madness by subscribing or following one or more of our outlets.YouTube (Live Broadcasts of all MoM shows)https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC8CPZMYY2iXUfkTYa7NsqGgThe Microphones of Madness Bloghttps://microphonesofmadness.wordpress.com/On Twitter:@MadMics  @MonNightHeroesOn iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/microphones-of-madness/id1043101096?mt=2On Google Play:https://play.google.com/music/m/Igjwl6cydc3odp5oniypo234hdy?t=Microphones_of_MadnessOn Podbean:http://mnh.podbean.com/

1hr 15mins

21 Aug 2016

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Art Is King podcast 013 Balogun Ojetade

Art Is King

On Episode 13 of the Art Is King Podcast we sit down with Balogun Ojetade and he shares with us his story as a writer and his current works in progress as featured in chroniclesofharriet.com as well as the why its important for each one of us to tell our own story. Balogun is the author of the bestsellingAfrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within and screenwriter / producer / director of the films, A Single Link and Rite of Passage: Initiation.He is one of the leading authorities on Steamfunk – a philosophy or style of writing that combines the African and / or African American culture and approach to life with that of the steampunk philosophy and / or steampunk fiction – and writes about it, the craft of writing, Sword & Soul and Steampunk in general.http://chroniclesofharriet.com/.https://www.roaringlionsproductions.com https://twitter.com/baba_balogunkeep checking www.ArtIsKing.org for upcoming classes, workshops, art exhibits and of course, the Art Is King podcasts. tell a friend! your host: DTM @deltatangomike

1hr 3mins

19 Aug 2014