Jerry gets his leg caught
  • 13 Lectures
  • 0 Quizzes
  • Duration 50 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • English Language
  • 15 Students

Chinese Mandarin Lessons From Martial Arts Videos

A picture of Jerry in China as a kid
Jerry trying to do a 摔 (Shuāi)

Have you ever wanted to learn Chinese from me? 你想学中文吗? Do you want to understand what the heck I just wrote? Have you ever wanted a fun way to learn that didn’t involve sitting around awkwardly trying to ask each other “What’s your name?” Well, maybe this is the place for you. Chinese Mandarin is actually not as hard to learn as you think. It’s like learning Jiu Jitsu. There’s a system. It’s often just not taught correctly.

Why You Should Learn Chinese With Me

Well, since you watch Fight Commentary Breakdowns, you know I’m a good translator and blogger-journalist in the sino-US sphere. But why else?

Besides going to school in China, I’ve also worked for one of China’s biggest tech companies for two years. I’m not going to say which one, but if you watch my videos with the bell button on, you’ve probably heard me talk about that company before. I also actively practice my Chinese every week like we all practice martial arts. So I’ve had Chinese school, professional Chinese workplace experience, and continued education and practice weekly. Even if I didn’t want to be a bridge between Mandarin and English, I am.

I’m an Ivy League educated person, so my analytical skills tend to be pretty high. This makes me able to break down things. But that doesn’t mean I can teach it to other people, right? Well, I’ve also tutored kids for many years and also worked with kids in other capacities like camp counselor, so I’ve had experience teaching the youngest people. So I’ve had many, many years to hone my teaching abilities.

How We’ll Learn Mandarin Chinese

First, let’s learn about Mandarin Chinese through martial arts videos, martial arts interviews, martial arts cinema etc. We’ll explore the Chinese language by applying it to our favorite hobby–martial arts and self-defense!

Second, Jerry loves music, so we will use Chinese music to learn Chinese. Jerry will pay special tribute to the music of his celebrity crush 黄龄 (Isabelle Huang) as teaching tools. Isabelle, please marry me. That playlist is called Learning From TV/Films/Documentaries/Music.

Third, I have a learn Mandarin YouTube channel that teaches Chinese Mandarin. I will expand on those lessons here! So, look for the playlist called “Expanded Lessons From YouTube.”

Little Jerry on a 单杠
By the end of this course, you should be able to say pull-up bar in Chinese

Learn Chinese with me! We will make it fun, applicable, philosophical 😉

Other places to find me

If you guys want to see my other playlists on TheDojo, then please check out the street fights playlist and the martial arts humor playlist.

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Course Curriculum

Total learning: 13 lessons Time: 10000 weeks

    Learning From Interviews Of Martial Artists 1

    • Lecture1.1
      Learn From Sanda Coach – History of Sanda 1: Why TCMA Can’t Fight

    Learning From Martial Arts Vlogs 2

    • Lecture2.1
      Chen Yong Tai Chi “Master” Fails And Then Makes Excuses
    • Lecture2.2
      Xu Xiaodong Once Stabbed Some Bullies

    Learning From Martial Arts Tutorials 3

    • Lecture3.1
      “Song” From Martial Man
    • Lecture3.2
      Push Hands Tutorial From Wudang – Accents And Pronounciations
    • Lecture3.3
      A Sanda Tutorial

    Expanded Lessons From YouTube (Jerry Teaches Chinese) 4

    You guys ask and I will take a look

    • Lecture4.1
      How To Say Suddenly – Expanded Chinese Lesson
    • Lecture4.2
      How To Say “I’m Full” – Expanded Chinese Lesson
    • Lecture4.3
      Patient And Patience – Expanded Chinese Lesson
    • Lecture4.4
      Talking About The Environment – Expanded Chinese Lesson

    Learning From TV/Films/Documentaries/Music 3

    • Lecture5.1
      Jerry’s Celebrity Crush: Isabelle Huang 1 《我要你》
    • Lecture5.2
      Song stuck in Jerry’s head 1 – Brightest Star Of The Night
    • Lecture5.3
      Jerry’s Celebrity Crush: Isabelle Huang 2 《风月》


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Fight Commentary Breakdowns is on TheDojo! This is the place to get extended cuts of videos, high quality lessons on a variety of martial arts from qualified instructors, Chinese lessons to further your understanding of Chinese martial arts, and the much-coveted street-fight analyses that we used to do in 2016 and 2017! Enjoy and let us know what lessons you want to see! My thoughts are just my thoughts. Always check my words with accredited instructors (especially the other instructors on this platform).
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