Shaolin Monk of Bilbao

Crimes of the Basquelands by Julie Garcia and Douglas De Carvalho

Episode notes

In today’s episode, Julie and Douglas are getting cozy and discussing the rise and demise of a popular martial arts instructor.

Picture this: a self-proclaimed spiritual guru decides to set up shop right in the heart of Bizkaia’s capital (Biscay). At first, it’s just another dojo in the Basque city, but hold onto your “Txapela” because this tale takes a wild turn that no one saw coming.

Join us as we unpack this shocking true crime story, tracing the unusual path of this pseudo-spiritualist sensei from obscurity to infamy. We’ll explore the charismatic charm that initially drew folks to his teachings and practices and then follow the unexpected journey that led to a horrifying incident that left the entire Bilbao community blindsided.

So, kick back, relax, and let Julie and Douglas take you on a journey through the ups and downs ... 

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