Haven't listened to the podcast yet, so I don't know if they were named. But there are some old series:vashdaman said:Oh on a side tangent after Augusto mentioned it, I was trying to think "what are these great martial arts anime", I genuienly couldn't think of any from memory.
- Kurenai Sanshiro (judo)
- Tiger Mask (wrestling, if we consider this a martial art)
- Ashita no Joe (boxe, if we consider this a martial art)
- Ninpu Kamui Gaiden (ninja)
- Sasuke (ninja)
- Ore wa Teppei (kendo)
- Ganbare Genki (boxe)
The best are Tiger Mask (first series, not the sequel) and Ashita no Joe. Ore wa Teppei is really good too, but it's more on the funny side than on martial arts (similar to this, there are some kendo episodes also on Dash Kappei).
There were another series on boxe and one on karate, but can't remember the exact names now.