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whistlekick Martial Arts Radio is the only bi-weekly podcast devoted to the traditional martial arts in all forms. We dig into what makes martial artists tick, their history and experience… and tell some great stories in the process. It’s all about bringing martial artists together and learning from one another. Our guests include the famous and the unknown, from taekwondo, karate, hapkido, capoeira, kungfu, FMA, HEMA and everything else you can imagine.

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    Episode 677 - Different Ways of Learning

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 72:10

    In this episode, Jeremy is joined by Coach Danny Indio where they talk about Different Ways of Learning Martial Arts. Different Ways of Learning - Episode 677 Coach Danny Indio is a certified Jeet Kune Do instructor and the author of the book Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Techniques. Coach Danny, a practitioner, and instructor of numerous Martial Arts disciplines, specializes in teaching how to use tools such as notebooks, visualizations, and other methods for learning Martial Arts and other combat sports. In this episode, Jeremy is joined by Coach Danny Indio where they talk about Different Ways of Learning for people in Martial Arts, combat sports, and movement disciplines. Listen and join the conversation! Show Notes You may check out Coach Danny Indio's book and other materials on his website at www.MasterYourMoves.com or linktr.ee/DannyMYMJIMI

    Episode 676 - Mr. Stephen Watson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 83:04

    Mr. Stephen Watson is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor at the Someday Farms studio in Connecticut. You know what's the plural of a why is? “Whys?” So, if you have enough why's, you have “wise.“ That's been my driving motivation, just continue the why not because we need the result, but because we're living in the presence of that practice, of that process… Mr. Stephen Watson - Episode 676 Mr. Stephen Watson is the founder and former director of Silent Dragon Schools. He immersed himself in Eastern philosophy for over 30 years and his martial training (the how) began in concert with his interest in philosophy (the why). Mr. Watson's motto is: When you have enough Whys you have Wise. He specializes in transmitting a profound understanding of “why.” In this episode, Mr. Stephen Watson tells the importance of our Whys in our lives and his journey to the martial arts. Listen and join the conversation! Show Notes You may check out Mr. Stephen Watson's online portal at linktr.ee/SomedayFarm

    Episode 675 - Rapid Fire Q&A #11

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 29:58

    In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on another iteration of the Rapid Fire Question and Answers. Rapid Fire Q&A #11 - Episode 655 Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams tackle a series of questions from you, the listeners, in the form of a Rapid Fire Q&A. Here are the questions they tried to answer: In your experience, what is the most unexpected benefit a newcomer martial artist reliably happens upon? What is the best idea you've never acted on? more questions in the episode! After listening and answering these questions, it would be exciting to know what are your thoughts about it. Don't forget to drop them in the comment section below!

    Episode 674 - Sifu Tommy Given

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 98:43

    Sifu Tommy Given is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor at the Green Mountain Martial Arts Club. When I teach, I say this all the time: there's no such thing as bad art, just a bad artist... Sifu Tommy Given - Episode 674 What could a giraffe and this martial artist have in common? Sifu Tommy Given, who started to train at his local boy's club, fell in love with Martial Arts when he was invited to train in Kung Fu at the age of 10. Presently, in the spirit of his childhood boy's club, Sifu Tommy Given has an outreach for Martial Arts where he teaches for free at the Green Mountain Martial Arts Club in Connecticut. In this episode, Sifu Tommy Given talks extensively about his Martial Arts outreach and his journey as a martial artist. Listen and join the conversation! Show Notes You may check out Sifu Tommy Given's outreach at Green Mountain Martial Arts Club.

    Episode 673 - All-In Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 30:17

    In this episode, listen or watch as Jeremy and Andrew talk about whistlekick's upcoming event, The All-In Weekend. All-In Weekend- Episode 673 For the first time, ever, we're hosting an incredible, weekend-long event... Friday evening, April 29th through Sunday morning, May 1st, 2022 Held at the beautiful Bethany Birches facility in Plymouth, Vermont, USA, this 2-day martial arts event will be half training experience and half retreat. The cost of the event includes all of your training, your lodging, food, and an event shirt. All you have to do is show up, and we'll take care of the rest. And if you haven't already noticed the price... it's only $199. For everything. For more information, visit:  https://whistlekick.com/products/whistlekick-all-in-weekend?variant=39589028003920 Listen to this episode and join the conversation! We would appreciate you sharing your thoughts in the comments section below.

    Episode 672 - Mr. Dan Millman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 69:11

    Mr. Dan Millman is a former world champion athlete, author, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor. To me, I was an athlete so I appreciated sports. In sports, you could lose a point or lose a match. In Martial Arts, it comes from a more sincere lineage. Where before it was a sport, it was about life and death. So, no martial artist could simply focus on physical skill alone. Mr. Dan Millman - Episode 672 For a person who doesn't like to hit and be hit, boxing wasn't the thing for him. Mr. Dan Millman found Judo growing up for the same reason that many of us went into Martial Arts, bullies. Mr. Millman, exposed to eastern and Japanese thought early in his life, later on, developed the Way of the Peaceful Warrior which is the central theme of his books. Aside from Judo, Mr. Millman trained with Karate, Aikido, and other self-defense arts as well. In this episode, Mr. Dan Millman talks about the way of the peaceful warrior and his journey as a martial artist. Listen and join the conversation! Show Notes You may check out Mr. Dan Millman's books including the Way of the Peaceful Warrior at peacefulwarrior.com/books/

    Episode 671 - How Has MMA Helped Traditional Martial Arts?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 21:49

    In this episode, listen or watch as Jeremy and Andrew talk about how has MMA helped Traditional Martial Arts? How Has MMA Helped Traditional Martial Arts?- Episode 671 A lot has been said against Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the Traditional Martial Arts world but there's a question that begs to be answered. In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew try to answer the burning question: how has MMA helped Traditional Martial Arts? This episode is a follow-up to Episode 655 - Is MMA Ruining Traditional Martial Arts. Listen to this episode and join the conversation! We would appreciate you sharing your thoughts in the comments section below.

    Episode 670 - Seargent Jason Hamilton

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 86:30

    Sergeant Jason Hamilton is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor of self-defense for Law Enforcers. One of the things I feel like I have to explain to my students all the time is, I'm not teaching them this arm bar and wristlock because they are magic secret sauce that will overcome all things. I have to remind them, I'm actually teaching them these things so that they have something they can use to restrain an out of control 11-year-old with a knife or an out of control old grandma without getting hurt and without breaking them… Seargent Jason Hamilton - Episode 670 On a rare episode, we have a comeback guest who did a Thursday show to do a Monday episode. Sergeant Jason Hamilton talked with Jeremy and Adam on Episode 579 about using excessive force. Today, we have Sergeant Hamilton to talk more about his journey as a Police Officer, what he does as an instructor for Law enforcers, use of force, and self-defense. In this episode, Sergeant Jason Hamilton talks about his journey and passion for martial arts. Listen and join the conversation! Show Notes You may check out Sergeant Jason Hamilton's episode here.

    Episode 669 - Rapid Fire Q&A #10

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 33:15

    In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on another iteration of the Rapid Fire Question and Answers. Rapid Fire Q&A #10 - Episode 669 Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams tackle a series of questions from you, the listeners, in the form of a Rapid Fire Q&A. Here are the questions they tried to answer: Should we be vetting children to avoid potentially giving dangerous skills to future oppressors? What are the tell-tale signs that new students have trained before and how do you handle students who say they haven't? more questions in the episode! After listening and answering these questions, it would be exciting to know what are your thoughts about it. Don't forget to drop them in the comment section below!

    Episode 668 - Sensei Jonathan Kenney

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 65:17

    Sensei Jonathan Kenney is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor at the Toragushi Martial Arts in Oakville, Canada. It needs to be understood that although Senseis are people who have come before us, they're still just people. And they're just as much human as any student. Any white belt needs to be respected just the same as any blackbelt. Sensei Jonathan Kenney - Episode 668 Nothing is more fulfilling than training Martial Arts with your family, let alone building a dojo with them as well. Sensei Jonathan Kenney was inspired to train just for one thing, to be with his father who also trained Martial Arts. Eventually, the father-and-son duo opened multiple schools together while her mother and siblings followed suit. Presently, Sensei Jonathan Kenney, a virtual sensei as well, teaches Karate at Toraguchi Martial Arts. In this episode, Sensei Jonathan Kenney tells his journey to the martial arts and how important his relationship with his father was in becoming who he is today. Listen and join the conversation! Show Notes You may check out Sensei Jonathan Kinney's school on their website at gojubudo.com or subscribe to their YouTube channel: ToraguchiMartialArts

    Episode 667 - Importance of Culture in a Martial Arts school

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 30:11

    Episode 666 - Sensei Kevin Comeau

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 62:55

    Sensei Kevin Comeau is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor of Karate for kids at Open Door Integrative Wellness. It gave me something to be devoted to beyond my practice. I started to realize around that time that this practice makes the most sense when it's shared. Martial Arts is really a communal practice and not solely an individual practice. Sensei Kevin Comeau - Episode 666 At the time of the recording of this episode, it's the 39th anniversary of our guest's Martial Arts journey. Sensei Kevin Comeau has come a long way and he shows no signs of slowing down. Throughout his career, Sensei Comeau has developed a passion for teaching a very particular age group. Presently, Sensei Comeau teaches Karate for kids at the Open Door Integrative Wellness in Vermont. In this episode, Sensei Kevin Comeau tells his journey into Martial Arts, and how he found his passion for working with children. Listen and join the conversation! Show Notes You may check out Sensei Kevin Comeau's school at opendooruv.com/martial-arts

    Episode 665 - How to Fight Bruce Lee: Enter the Dragon

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 44:23

    In this episode, listen in as Jeremy and Andrew are joined by Seth Adams to talk about How to Fight Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon. How to Fight Bruce Lee: Enter the Dragon - Episode 665 This episode took us some time to put together because of its legendary status and today, we are joined by Sensei Seth Adams to dissect this film. What does it take to fight Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon? In this episode, listen in as Jeremy, Andrew and Seth talk about How to Fight Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon. Listen to this episode and join the conversation! Don't forget to subscribe to Sensei Seth Adams' YouTube Channel at youtube.com/SenseiSeth and follow him on Instagram @sensei_seth

    Episode 664 - Professor Juan Pablo Garcia

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 69:55

    Professor Juan Pablo Garcia is a Martial Arts practitioner, instructor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and founder of the EDJ Association. As a Martial Aritst, the goal is to build up the people, right? Like a female, an elderly, or a lighter guy, I feel very deeply that our job is to build them up to become a tougher individual and not eliminate the weak… Professor Juan Pablo Garcia - Episode 664 Professor Juan Pablo Garcia started training jiu-jitsu in his early teens. Initially, he trained Judo because he couldn't find Jiu-Jitsu in his hometown. After training Judo for a year he join a Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network Affiliated MMA Academy in Ecuador, influenced by watching Royce Gracie on the first UFC. In his search to pursue more Jiu-Jitsu, Professor Juan Pablo Garcia traveled to the US and Brazil for seminars and competitions. Since there were no BJJ Black Belts instructors in Ecuador, he would bring back what he learned to teach friends. In this episode, Professor Juan Pablo Garcia tells his journey into Martial Arts, and how he was inspired to do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Royce Gracie. Listen and join the conversation! Show Notes You may check out Professor Juan Pablo Garcia's EDJ Association.

    Episode 663 - Hotel Room Security

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 10:03

    In this episode, listen in as Jeremy demonstrates what are the things you can do in order to tighten your hotel room security. Hotel Room Security - Episode 663 Have you ever had a nasty experience when it comes to your hotel room security? If you want to be extra cautious when you check into your hotel room during a trip, you're in for a couple of tips. In this episode, In this episode, let's check out Jeremy as he demonstrates what are the things you can do in order to tighten your hotel room security. Listen to this episode and join the conversation!

    Episode 662 - Renshi Nikki Wulfe

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 66:36

    Renshi Nikki Wulfe is a martial arts practitioner and instructor of Bajohbugei horse martial arts and she's from South Africa. I've had very real attempts on my life and I've also learned what works and what doesn't. Get armed and get trained. Self-defense should not stop in the dojos. Self-defense is a much bigger thing, it's a defense of the self. So, I do a lot of self-defense training for women in my country… Renshi Nikki Wulfe - Episode 662 It's very rare in this show that we encounter something relatively new. In this case, Renshi Nikki Wulfe introduces us to Bajutsu and Bajohbugei horse martial arts that originated in Japan that were brought to South Africa by Japanese monks. Having a father who does martial arts, Renshi Nikki Wulfe practically grew up in the dojo. She also learned Martial Arts and some form of acupuncture from the Shinto monks. In this episode, Renshi Nikki Wulfe tells her journey into Martial Arts, self-defense, and her time with the Japanese monks. Listen and join the conversation! Show Notes You may check out what Renshi Nikki Wulfe does and follow her on Instagram.

    Episode 661 - Rapid Fire Q&A #9

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 33:19

    In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on another iteration of the Rapid Fire Question and Answers. Rapid Fire Q&A #9 - Episode 661 Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams tackle a series of questions from you, the listeners, in the form of a Rapid Fire Q&A. Here are the questions they tried to answer: What does it look like for an instructor to take a break? How do you teach students to teach/mentor other students as they advance? Can you offer advice and martial arts mentorship to someone if they approach you for your experience even if they practice something completely different? …and one more surprise question! After listening to how Jeremy and Andrew answered these questions, it would be exciting to know what are your thoughts about it. Don't forget to drop them in the comment section below!

    Episode 660 - Mr. Brian Doucette

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 68:26

    Mr. Brian Doucette is a Martial Arts Practitioner and host of the Everyday Martial Artist Podcast. You can also get a good student out of a bad instructor. Even a good instructor can put out a bad student sometimes, unfortunately. Because they train with the same person with the same thoughts and philosophy can be a complete polar opposite instructors and people. Mr. Brian Doucette - Episode 660 As for so many people in the 1980's, there is this one moment in the decade that defined their childhood. When Karate Kid was released in 1984, Mr. Brian Doucette gravitated towards Martial Arts when he saw himself on Daniel LaRusso. Mr. Brian Doucette is the host and creator of the Everyday Martial Artist Podcast and it was conceptualized as early as the 1990s. Having been working in a local radio station, Mr. Doucette has always tried to produce a Martial Arts show on the radio but he's always turned down. Years later, due to the internet, the Everyday Martial Artist Podcast was born. In this episode, Mr. Brian Doucette tells his journey to the Martial Arts and the creation of his podcast. Listen and join the conversation! Show Notes You may check and listen to Mr. Brian Doucette's Everyday Martial Artist Podcast at everydaymartialartist.com

    Episode 659 - Bucket of Crabs

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 24:39

    In this episode, listen in as Jeremy and Andrew ponder on the Bucket of Crabs analogy in Martial Arts. Bucket of Crabs - Episode 659 Have you ever seen one of those buckets of crabs in a seafood market? You may notice that the sellers don't need to put a lid on. Why? Because almost no crab ever gets out. How does this analogy apply to Martial Arts and its practitioners? In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew talk about the Bucket of Crabs analogy in Martial Arts and why martial artists almost always hold someone back so they can't go past them. Listen to this episode and join the conversation!

    Episode 658 - Mr. Steven Matulewicz

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 64:12

    Mr. Steven Matulewicz is a Martial Arts practitioner for 35 years in various disciplines. There are 2 distinct mindset sometimes when we're dealing with Martial Arts and why people are training. For me, it's always about defending myself or defending other people more than any other aspect of Martial Arts. Mr. Steven Matulewicz - Episode 658 Being bullied as a kid and watching Bloodsport, we all know what happens next. Mr. Steven Matulewicz became angry and frustrated with the negativity the bullies are inflicting on him and his friends, he turned to Martial Arts. Having watched the movie Bloodsport, Mr. Matulewicz realized that there are a lot of disciplines that can be studied within the Martial Arts. In this episode, Mr. Steven Matulewicz tells the story of his Martial Arts journey and how it became his “way out.”

    Episode 657 - Rank Systems Aren't Equivalent

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 17:24

    In this episode, listen in as Jeremy and Andrew ponder on why Rank Systems Aren't Equivalent. Rank Systems Aren't Equivalent - Episode 657 Are you worried or annoyed by the rank of other martial artists? Is your rank inferior to the other guy's rank from the other school? In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew talk about how Rank Systems aren't equivalent and why you shouldn't be threatened or even ashamed if another martial artist outranks you. Listen in and join the conversation!

    Episode 656 - Sensei David Hogsette

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 75:01

    Sensei David Hogsette is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor at the Shorin Ryu Karate Academy. It just sort of dawned on me that I don't know how to use my hand. And then there was the Ohio State Karate Club that had a class after the Taekwondo Club. So I watched that one. I really liked what they're doing and I started training with them… Sensei David Hogsette - Episode 656 Gaining inspiration from the Movies and TV Shows in his time, plus the different places he lived as a kid because of his parent's work, Sensei David Hogsette found his way through Martial Arts. From Thai boxing to Taekwondo to Karate, Sensei Hogsette has trained in multiple disciplines throughout his storied martial arts journey. David S. Hogsette, Ph.D. is the founder and head instructor at the Shorin Ryu Karate Academy, and he is Professor of English and Executive Director of the School of English Studies at Wenzhou-Kean University in Wenzhou, China. In this episode, Sensei David Hogsette talks about his journey as a Martial Artist, teaching in China, and his book, Training Ronin Style.

    Episode 655 - Is MMA Ruining Traditional Martial Arts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 32:34

    In this episode, listen in as Jeremy and Andrew ponder on Is Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Ruining Traditional Martial Arts? Is MMA Ruining Traditional Martial Arts - Episode 655 What's going to be talked about in this episode might ruffle some major feathers just by reading the title. Hold back on that because you are in for a very interesting talk about the question: Is MMA Ruining Traditional Martial Arts? In this episode, listen in as Jeremy and Andrew ponder on whether MMA is ruining the traditional martial arts and what impact does mixed martial arts to the traditional martial arts.

    Episode 652 - Grandmaster Brendan Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 58:32

    Grandmaster Brendan Wilson is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor, a former US Army Ranger, and author. When the student comes in, they are treated as a respected member of the art and they owe respect and deference to their superiors, but it's not one where we would ever dismiss the efforts or the abilities or the contributions of the students because the art depends on the students. They are just as much a part of the organization as their instructor… Grandmaster Brendan Wilson - Episode 654 Who would've thought that being cut from a baseball team will start a life-long passion for Martial Arts? Grandmaster Brendan Wilson, at the height of Bruce Lee's popularity in America, went to a Taekwondo school right after getting cut in the varsity team to start a journey that would change his life. Grandmaster Brendan Wilson went to the US Army and continued his training there. Presently, Grandmaster Wilson is an author of a sci-fi book The Achilles Battle Fleet: Book One of the Mei-Ling Lee Triliogy. In this episode, Grandmaster Brendan Wilson talk about his journey as a Martial Artist in the Army, the philosophy of Martial Arts, his other journey as a writer. Show Notes To know more about Grandmaster Brendan Wilson's book, visit his website at brendanwilsonwrites.com

    Episode 653 - Rapid Fire Q&A #8

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 37:52

    In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on another iteration of the Rapid Fire Question and Answers. Rapid Fire Q&A #8 - Episode 653 Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams tackle a series of questions from you, the listeners, in the form of a Rapid Fire Q&A. Here are the questions they tried to answer: At what rank do you start teaching more in-depth meanings and multiple applications of even a basic technic? When can you allow a student to tell you they have reached their physical-mental limit and when does an instructor push the student to go for one more time? Should you require breaking as a testing requirement? What is the best martial arts podcast and why is it Martial Thoughts? After listening and answering these questions, it would be exciting to know what are your thoughts about it. Don't forget to drop them in the comment section below!

    Episode 652 - Professor Seth Shamp

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 77:58

    Episode 651 - Reconciling Competition vs Cooperation in Training

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 22:28

    In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on Reconciling Competition vs Cooperation in Training. Reconciling Competition vs Cooperation in Training - Episode 651 As humans, it is inherent for us to have that competitive nature where we always want to be ahead of another or we just want to win. Sometimes, this thirst for winning puts us and the people we train in class in danger. So, up to what extent should a martial artist who's training with others go with his or her competitive nature? In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew talk about Reconciling Competition vs Cooperation in Training. Listen and join the conversation! Watch the video below.

    Episode 650 - Sempai Angel & Sensei Samuel Diaz

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 76:30

    Sempai Angel and Sensei Samuel Diaz are Martial Arts practitioners and Instructors at Stratford Shotokan Karate. One of the things that we try to drive home to our students is that, the training that you're embarking on, what you're enduring in that hour and a half class, is a reflection of life. So the same way that you're facing the struggle during the training, those are going to be reflection of the trials that we're going to face in life... Sempai Angel and Sensei Samuel Diaz - Episode 650 It's unusual in this podcast to feature guests that are siblings. What's more unusual is that the older sibling learned Martial Arts before their father did. Sensei Samuel Diaz III, wanted to become a Ninja Turtle so he started at the tender age of 2. Sempai Angel Diaz, the younger sibling, trained much later inspired by his big brother and father. Together, they run the Stratford Shotokan Karate in Connecticut. In this episode, Sensei Samuel and Sempai Angel Diaz tell their Martial Arts journey and how it strengthened their bond as brothers. Show Notes Checck out Sensei Samuel and Sempai Angel Diaz school at StratfordShotokan.com Follow and subscribe to them on Social Media: Instagram - @stratfordshotokankarate Facebook - @stratfordshotokankarate YouTube - @stratfordshotokankarate

    Episode 649 - How Much Injury is OK

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 24:11

    In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on How much injury is OK. How Much Injury is OK - Episode 649 What could be done in order to train more effectively? On one hand, doing the safest training could be not the most effective, and on the other hand, we can train rougher just to bring out the skills. The latter is more prone to injuries, however, there's no completely safe training and injuries can happen in all kinds of ways. In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew talk about How Much Injury is OK for a martial artist. Listen and join the conversation! Watch the video below.

    Episode 648 - Hanshi Thomas LeBrun

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 93:37

    Hanshi Thomas LeBrun is a Martial Arts practitioner, former close protection for celebrities, and an author. I knew that I wanted to keep going with making the atmosphere safe for other people. So, I kind of veered somewhat from traditional martial arts to, say, what actually works on the street… Hanshi Thomas LeBrun - Episode 647 Some of us may attribute training in Martial Arts as an accident or even a coincidence. However, Hanshi Thomas LeBrun literally has an accident that made him unable to do any physical activity for a year as a young boy. The physical rest made him turn to Martial Arts shows and movies where he got his interest in the Martial Arts. Aside from Martial Arts, he also got into lifting weights that would, later on, serve him well in his job protecting celebrities. Presently, Hanshi Thomas LeBrun published his book entitled “Hiding in Plain Sight” where he tells his journey as executive security for celebrities. Show Notes In this episode, we mentioned Michel DePasquale. Check out Hanshi Thomas Lebrun's Book, Hiding in Plain Sight here. Connect with Hanshi Thomas LeBrun on LinkedIn and Facebook.

    Episode 647 - How to Fight Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mike Terry in Redbelt

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 42:23

    In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams give us a new episode of How To Fight and they are joined by Sensei Greg Williams. How to Fight Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mike Terry in Redbelt - Episode 647 The 2008 film Redbelt is about Mike Terry (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a jiujitsu trainer who refuses to fight inside the ring, was forced to go back in the ring to make ends meet. Redbelt's cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alice Braga, Tim Allen, Emily Mortimer and more. Plus, a bunch of fighters including Randy Couture, Dan Inosanto, Enson Inoue, Ray Mancini, and John Machado. In this episode, Jeremy, Andrew, and Sensei Greg Williams discuss how are they going to fight Mike Terry by analyzing his stance, style, and moves. Listen and join this fun conversation!

    Episode 646 - Jordan Cann

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 57:50

    Jordan Cann is a Martial Arts practitioner, professional dancer, actor, and filmmaker. Because I was a dancer, it made me a better Martial Artist. It made me understand my body a little bit more and how to move it in certain ways. It also helped me improve my technique when it comes to puches, straight lines, and things like that… Jordan Cann - Episode 646 Being a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is not unusual for us here in our community. The same is true for our guest today, Jordan Cann. Growing up watching TMNT has attached Jordan to Martial Arts, however, he was a dancer first before becoming a Martial Artist. Little did he know, being a dancer will only make him a better Martial Artist. In this episode, Jordan Cann talks about Martial Arts and how it paved the way for him to get projects in Hollywood. Show Notes Check out more about Jordan Cann on his website https://jordacann.com or follow him on Instagram.

    Episode 645 - Training Under Confusion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 23:10

    In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on Training Under Confusion. Training Under Confusion - Episode 643 There are times that we are not in the right balance maybe because of fatigue or sleep deprivation. Or if the moment someone hit you at the back of your head and you become dazed and unable to find your footing. How do we react or even perform at these very confusing moments? In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew talk about training under confusion and what could one do to overcome the situation.

    Episode 644 - Sensei Angel Lemus

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 73:59

    Sensei Angel Lemus is a martial arts practitioner, publisher, and instructor in various dojos such as Zenseikai Karate Kobujitsu Renmei in Hawaii. Doing a solo form, you really do need to have somebody explain it to you because they're very deceptive. It's like seeing a painting. But then, when you try to paint and you don't know how to paint, it's going to look really bad... Sensei Angel Lemus - Episode 644 Being insecure is one of the greatest challenges that we encounter as we grow up. Sensei Angel Lemus, on the other hand, didn't let that stop him from pursuing a career in martial arts. Instead, he converted it into a source of fascination, and he involved himself in various martial arts experiences such as Judo and Kata. As a result of this, he gained confidence and made his way through Martial Arts.  In this episode, Sensei Angel Lemus shares his Martial Arts journey that started from hesitation to training with different groups and how he didn't settle with half-answers or half-truths. Listen and join the conversation!  Show Notes Check out Sensei Angel Lemus' magazine at bugeisha.net and his YouTube Channel: Oneminutebunkai You may also check out Sensei Lemus at these websites: www.zentokukai.com, koshinkan.org, zkkrkarate.com

    Episode 643 - Financial Considerations of Opening a Martial Arts School

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 17:20

    In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on the Financial Considerations of Opening a Martial Arts School. Financial Considerations of Opening a Martial Arts School - Episode 643 As Martial Artists, most of us may have thought of passing along our knowledge to other people by way of building a dojo or martial arts school. However, opening up a school entails a lot of things and it may mean you have to spend a considerable amount of money. In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew, school owners one way or the other, take on the Financial Considerations of Opening a Martial Arts School. Listen and join the conversation!

    Episode 642 - Sensei Linda Lane

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 56:22

    Sensei Linda Lane is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor at the Kensho Karate Cumberland. We're not trying to do new things, we're taking our old things and really seeing what we can find in there. Finding what's efficient, where the body mechanics are, making every person have their own tool box of what they think would work for them… Sensei Linda Lane - Episode 642 Transitioning from dancing to Martial Arts isn't new in our community, however, the motivation of our guest today is more than the movement. Sensei Linda Lane is a little bit late than usual when she started her Martial Arts journey but for her, it's the purpose of the Martial Arts that made her switch to Martial Arts and later on bringing her family along. In this episode, Sensei Linda Lane tells the story of her journey into Martial Arts from dancing to training as well as having a dojo of her own with her family. Listen and join the conversation! Show Notes Check out Sensei Linda Lane's dojo at shikonryu.com Kensho Karate Cumberland.

    Episode 641 - Rapid Fire Q&A #7

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 23:54

    In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on another iteration of the Rapid Fire Question and Answers. Rapid Fire Q&A #7 - Episode 641 Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams tackle a series of questions from you, the listeners, in the form of a Rapid Fire Q&A. Here are the questions they tried to answer: Do you think kata or forms suffer PR problems for people outside of the traditional martial arts community? If you think so, how do we fix that PR problem? What do you think of an exchange program, martial arts schools could have with neighboring schools on a regular basis? Do you see the Martial Arts as an industry in the sense of it's a business? Or do you see it in the other dictionary definition of “hard work”? And if so, why? What are your thoughts on the standardization of the Kiai? Should it be the same throughout a particular dojo? Do you find your Kiai differently if you're doing basics than if you're doing forms? Do super fun movies like Kung Pao and Beverly Hills Ninja hurt martial arts reputation?  After listening and answering these questions, it would be exciting to know what are your thoughts about it. Don't forget to drop them in the comment section below!

    Episode 640 - Grandmaster Cynthia Rothrock

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 59:14

    Grandmaster Cynthia Rothrock is a Martial Arts practitioner and actress. She is dubbed as the “Queen of Martial Arts Films.” I looked at him and I said… You could probably find 50 twenty-year-olds but how many of my age can you see doing what I'm doing? And then the didn't say anything… And I said, that's why you're not making money on any of your movies. Grandmaster Cynthia Rothrock - Episode 640 For many of us here, our guest today needs no introduction. She is a high-level competitor, world champion, and actress with over 60 films under her belt. Grandmaster Cynthia Rothrock is an inspiration to women in martial arts. With over 100 competitions, Grandmaster Rothrock holds the undefeated worldwide record in martial arts Forms competition and weapons competition until she retired and ventured into making films. In this episode, Grand Master Cynthia Rothrock talks about her beginnings and journey into the Martial Arts. Listen in and join the conversation! Show Notes Check out Grandmaster Cynthia Rothrock's website at CynthiaRothrockOfficial.com

    Episode 639 - How to Fight Jean-Claude Van Damme as Kurt Sloane in Kickboxer (1989)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 45:16

    In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams give us a new episode of How To Fight and they are joined by Dr. Jean Kanokogi. How to Fight Jean-Claude Van Damme as Kurt Sloane in Kickboxer (1989) - Episode 639 The 1989 film Kickboxer is the first installment to the Kickboxer series of movies and it's starred by Jean-Claude Van Damme. Kurt Sloane (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is the younger brother and cornerman of Eric Sloane (Dennis Alexio), the United States kickboxing world champion. After another successful title defense, Eric is enticed by the media to compete in Thailand, where kickboxing was started, to further establish his legacy. In this episode, Jeremy, Andrew, and Dr. Jean Kanokogi discuss how are they going to fight Kurt Sloane by analyzing his stance, style, and moves. Listen and join this fun conversation!

    Episode 638 - Joe Crawford

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 82:49

    Joe Crawford is a Martial Arts practitioner and the author of the book Jove Brand is Near Death. The idea of throwing a snap kick which has gained enormous popularity in the UFC particularly with Conor McGregor. This is the day one kick of Karate. The awakening of the masses going: “This kick really works!” Joe Crawford - Episode 638 J.A. Crawford wanted to grow up to be a superhero. He studied Criminal Justice at Wayne State University, specializing in criminal procedure and interrogation. Despite what his family thinks, Joe is not a spy. When he isn't writing, he travels the country investigating disaster sites. Before that, he taught Criminal Justice, Montessori Kindergarten, and several martial arts. Joe is an alum of the Pitchwars program. Joe has too many interests and finds every topic under the sun absolutely fascinating. He especially loves the stories behind the stories. Joe splits his time between Michigan and California. He is married to his first and biggest fan, who is not allowed to bring home any more pets. Show Notes Check out Joe Crawford's website at www.jacrawford.net

    Episode 637 - Martial Arts vs Martial Science

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 13:26

    In this episode, listen in as Jeremy and Andrew talk about the importance of flexibility in the Martial Arts. Martial Arts vs Martial Science - Episode 637 Martial Arts is a very broad term wherein we almost conveniently put everything, even those that don't involve Martial Arts in the traditional sense, under its umbrella. In this episode, Jeremy and Adam talk about Martial Science where a line is drawn between traditional Martial Arts and the use of science in Martial Arts. Listen and join the conversation!

    Episode 636 - Professor Willie “The Bam” Johnson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 73:02

    Professor Willie “The Bam” Johnson is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor at The Bam's Kung Fu Family Center. He is a Black Belt Magazine Hall of Famer. You don't get good if you don't learn to understand your weakness and all the things that you're running away from…   EMBED BLOCK Add an embed URL or code. Learn more Professor Willie “The Bam” Johnson - Episode 636 Most of us have that one thing that completely turned our life around may it be a person or an event. For Professor Willie “The Bam” Johnson, the Bruce Lee movie Fist of Fury was the thing that changed his life forever. Professor Johnson had a tough life growing up and found a lot of similarities in the life he's living with Bruce Lee's movies. Professor Johnson had a great career both in competition and in teaching, earning a couple of national titles here and there as well as having some of the best-selling Martial Arts instructional DVDs. He's been on Black Belt Magazine as a Hall of Famer as well as other major magazines. In this episode, Professor Willie “The Bam” Johnson talks about his journey as a Martial Artist, civil rights activist, and so much more! Show Notes Check out Professor Willie “The Bam” Johnson's official website at www.williethebamjohnson.com

    Episode 635 - Martial Arts Flexibility

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 24:02

    In this episode, listen in as Jeremy and Andrew talk about the importance of flexibility in the Martial Arts. Martial Arts Flexibility - Episode 635

    Episode 634 - Sensei Chris Moulinier

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 65:45

    Sensei Chris Moulinier is a Martial Arts Practitioner and Instructor. He is the Chief Instructor at Balance Martial Arts in North Carolina. The Kata in my opinion is still very relevant. In fact, there's a lot that can be learned from these ancient forms that we can apply in the modern world and also understand how it relates to what's happening in the modern world as far as Martial Arts and self-defense are concerned. Sensei Chris Moulinier - Episode 634 Sensei Chris Moulinier began training when he was a teenager. Sensei Moulinier's parents were looking for a positive outlet that would also help build both his confidence and focus. Prior, he was struggling in school, but with the skills he learned in Karate, he became a straight-A student. More importantly, he found his calling in life: sharing and teaching the valuable life lessons and principles he learned in Karate.  At age 18, Sensei Moulinier entered an intense instructor training program in which he actually lived at the dojo, and was able to fully dedicate himself to learning, training, and teaching every aspect of martial arts for 6 years. He has traveled all over America, Canada, and Europe conducting Martial Arts seminars. Due to his extensive training, he had the honor of being part of two major projects: Aikido 3d, spending 3 months on a set of Avatar & The Last Airbender as a martial arts professional and stunt actor. Listen to this episode and learn more about Sensei Chris Moulinier. Show Notes Check out Sensei Chris Mouliner's school at www.balancemartialarts.com

    Episode 633 - Not Putting Instructors on Pedestals

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 18:43

    In this episode, listen in as Jeremy and Andrew talk about Not Putting Instructors on Pedestals. Not Putting Instructors on Pedestals - Episode 633 There is a power dynamic between students and instructors on how one address or treat the other. Some instructors move away from being called titles and some require some kind of reverence. In this episode, listen in as Jeremy and Andrew talk about Not Putting Instructors on Pedestals and how to avoid it from happening.

    Episode 632 - Danielle Burgio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 52:35

    Danielle Burgio is a lifelong Martial Arts practitioner, stuntwoman, and actress featured in the recent Netflix zombie film, Army of the Dead. When I started Martial Arts, I was getting frustrated. And when I realize the power that I actually had, that I thought I knew I had, I did not experience it until I kicked that pad. I believe that all of us have that power inside of us. I think the majority of people around the world don't recognize how powerful we really are… Danielle Burgio - Episode 632 It was the passion for Martial Arts that brought our guest today into doing stunt work, and she's done phenomenal work. Danielle Burgio has been featured in a lot of movies and TV Shows that we've all loved such as The Amazing Spiderman, Army of the Dead, The Walking Dead, The Matrix, and so much more. Danielle Burgio's diverse talents have led her down an exciting path from Broadway dancer, to top Hollywood stunt actress, to filmmaker. Aside from her super photogenic dog, Danielle talks about her career in Hollywood as well as her lifelong affinity to the Martial Arts. Listen to learn more! Show Notes In this episode, we mentioned Bas Rutten and Samantha Win Find out more about Danielle Burgio on IMDB or visit her website at www.danielleburgio.com Follow Danielle Burgio on Instagram @daniburgio1111

    Episode 631 - How To Fight Steven Seagal as Nico in Above The Law (1988)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 43:45

    In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams give us a new episode of How To Fight and they are joined by Matt King. How To Fight Steven Seagal as Nico in Above The Law (1988) - Episode 631 The 1988 film Above The Law is the movie debut of Steven Seagal where he was joined by Pam Grier, Sharon Stone, Daniel Faraldo, and Henry Silva. Seagal plays Nico Toscani, an ex-CIA agent, Aikido specialist, and a Chicago policeman who discovers a conspiracy upon investigating the mysterious shipment of military explosives seized from a narcotics dealer. Jeremy, Andrew, and Matt discuss how are they going to fight Nico by analyzing his stance, style, and moves. Listen and join this fun conversation!

    Episode 630 - Kyoshi David Ahrens

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 71:55

    Kyoshi David Ahrens is a martial arts practitioner and instructor at the East Coast Karate in Rhode Island. I don't know if I could separate myself from the Martial Arts. People say all the time that Martial Arts is part of my life but I think my life is just part of Martial Arts. Kyoshi David Ahrens - Episode 630 Lost as a teenager because of the tough life he went through. Martial Arts was the reason why Kyoshi David Ahrens was able to cope but it was Martial Art's influence on him as a child that kept his passion. Today, true to his mission, Kyoshi Ahrens is teaching kids as well as adults to keep them focused, fit and confident. Kyoshi David Ahrens is known for his integrity, professionalism, and unconditional commitment to excellence in his teaching and his training. He teaches all around the world, throughout North America, Okinawa, and South Africa. Listen to learn more! Show Notes Find out more about Kyoshi David Ahren's school at eastcoastkarate.net.

    Episode 629 - Rapid Fire Q&A #6

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 33:02

    In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on another iteration of the Rapid Fire Question and Answers. Rapid Fire Q&A #6 - Episode 629 Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams tackle a series of questions from you, the listeners, in the form of a Rapid Fire Q&A. Here are the questions they tried to answer: The relationship an instructor should have with their students and how that relationship starts to change when the students taking more roles in the school. Are non-violent people drawn to martial arts or do martial arts make non-violent people? What is the thing you are most proud of with regard to whistlekick? What makes martial arts an art? What martial art is best for defeating a woodchuck?

    Episode 628 - Sensei Matthew Ubertini

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 59:31

    Sensei Matthew Ubertini is a Martial Arts practitioner and head instructor at the NYC Budo. I tell them all like, listen, you're going to go through waves of training. You're going to go on this proverbial rollercoaster and some days you're going to love it, and some days you're going to hate it. Sensei Matthew Ubertini - Episode 628 Sensei Matthew Ubertini began his study of Japanese Jujutsu and self-defense in 1987, Iaido in 1999, and Kendo in 2002. Sensei Ubertini is one of the few licensed budoka teaching authentic traditional and koryu Japanese martial arts on Long Island and NYC. Sensei Matthew Ubertini studies and teaches Nihon Aikijujutsu through the lineage of Hakko Ryu and aiki elements influenced through Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu. We also explore the study of Shiatsu massage based on Koho Shiatsu Igaku. He also studies Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-Do through the Jundokan lineage of Nakamoto Kiichi, Hanshi of the Okinawakan Goju Ryu Kyokai on Okinawa. Show Notes In this episode, we mentioned Matt King and Eric Johnstone. Find out more about Sensei Matthew Ubertini's school at www.nycbudo.com.

    Episode 627 - Chat with Karate Cafe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 65:44

    In this episode, listen in as Jeremy and Andrew talk with Paul Wilson and Dan Williams of Karate Cafe. Chat with Karate Cafe - Episode 627 In this special episode, Jeremy and Andrew talk with Paul Wilson and Dan Williams of Karate Cafe all about their experiences with their podcast as well as the impact of COVID-19 in the community and so much more. Listen in and join the conversation!

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