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whistlekick Martial Arts Radio

By whistlekick Martial Arts Radio  

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.

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.

 

#609

Episode 604 - Kyosanim Melanie Gibson

Kyosanim Melanie Gibson is a Martial Arts Practitioner and Author from Forth Worth, Texas. The white belt days can be pretty boring ang tedious too and I don’t want to make it sound like it’s totally rainbows and unicorns but in that first class, I was sweaty and exhausted but it was great because I got out of my head. That’s what I was really looking for. Kyosanim Melanie Gibson - Episode 604 ------------------------------------- Kyosanim Melanie Gibson started at the age of 10 and stopped at 12 but the 2 years of martial arts left a lingering presence inside her. After battling mental illness throughout her life, Kyosanim Gibson knew she had to return to training in Taekwondo. However, in an unexpected turn of events, a relationship prompted her to return to taekwondo and as she said, the rest is history. Presently, Kyosanim Melanie Gibson' has written a book, Kicking and Screaming, where she talks about her battle against mental illness and her way back to Taekwondo. Listen to learn more! Show Notes ---------- Get Melanie Gibson’s book: Kicking and Screaming on <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08DK5CQHH/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Amazon</a>. ... Read more

10 May 2021

59 MINS

59:40

10 May 2021


#608

Episode 603 - Revisiting Martial Arts Etiquette

In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew are Revisiting Martial Arts Etiquette. Revisiting Martial Arts Etiquette - Episode 603 ----------------------------------------------- Etiquettes are different from one school to another although, there are some rules that everyone shares such as bowing. Recently, some etiquette rules have come up and some of them are rather weird. In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew are Revisiting Martial Arts Etiquette where they unpack some of the important rules that Martial Arts schools employ today. Listen to learn more! ... Read more

06 May 2021

47 MINS

47:32

06 May 2021


#607

Episode 602 - Sensei Matt King

Sensei Matt King is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor at the Shindokan Budo New England. You don’t have to be the most skilled person at something to have a positive impact when you’re training with other people. Sometimes it’s just who you are and what you bring to the floor because— You are the whole YOU that you are…. Sensei Matt King - Episode 602 ------------------------------ If you are a kid who wants to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, chances are, you would want to be a martial artist than a turtle. That’s exactly what Sensei Matt King did and with his parents’ support and some luck, he got into martial arts just fine. Long after countless plastic swords as an attempt to be Leonardo and a couple of transition points, Sensei Matt King now teaches Martial Arts at the Shindokan Budo New England. In this episode, Sensei Matt King recounts his journey to the Martial Arts and a lot more! Show Notes ---------- In this episode, we mentioned a past guest on the show, Sensei Erik Johnstone. ... Read more

03 May 2021

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:24

03 May 2021


#606

Episode 601 - Martial Journal Announcement

In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew talk about a special Martial Journal Announcement with Justin Lee Ford. Martial Journal Announcement - Episode 601 ------------------------------------------ We have an offer that you can’t refuse. Well, sort of. Martial Journal and whistlekick Martial Arts Radio have something up their sleeves and it’s going to interest you both listeners and readers of Martial Arts content. In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew talk about a special Martial Journal Announcement with Justin Lee Ford. Listen to find out more! ... Read more

29 Apr 2021

32 MINS

32:35

29 Apr 2021


#605

Episode 600 - Conversations on Martial Arts with Jaredd and Ando

In this episode, Jeremy is joined by Sensei Ando of the Fight for A Happy Life Podcast and Sensei Jaredd of the Martial Thoughts Podcast. Conversations on Martial Arts with Jaredd and Ando - Episode 600 ---------------------------------------------------------------- Welcome to the 600th episode of the whistlekick Martial Arts Radio Podcast. What better way to celebrate this milestone than making this special episode with our friends? In this episode, Jeremy is joined by Sensei Ando of the Fight for A Happy Life Podcast and Sensei Jaredd of the Martial Thoughts Podcast where they have a little conversation all about the Martial Arts. Listen and enjoy! Show Notes ---------- Listen and subscribe to <a href= "https://www.senseiando.com/fight-for-a-happy-life/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Sensei Ando’s Fight for A Happy Life Podcast</a> and [Sensei Jaredd’s Martial Thoughts Podcast] (http://thinkingmartial.blogspot.com/)     ... Read more

26 Apr 2021

58 MINS

58:23

26 Apr 2021


#604

Episode 599 - Getting Students to Return After Covid Restrictions

In this episode, Jeremy and Adam talk about Getting Students to Return After Covid Restrictions. Getting Students to Return After Covid Restrictions - Episode 599 ----------------------------------------------------------------- You may know that we are on the way to vaccinating most people in the United States against COVID-19 and practically ending the Pandemic unless, of course, you are living under a rock. Most places had tight restrictions making most Martial Arts schools weren’t able to open their physical schools, therefore, offering classes online. Hoping there is an end to this Pandemic, how would the reintegration be for students? In this episode, Andrew and Jeremy talk about getting students to return after COVID restrictions. ... Read more

22 Apr 2021

23 MINS

23:32

22 Apr 2021


#603

Episode 598 - Sensei Seth Adams

Sensei Seth Adams is a Martial Arts content creator, practitioner, and instructor who teaches in North Carolina. There’s so many people who I took Karate with as a kid that reached out to me now that said, “Man, I wish I would’ve stuck with it, I wish I would’ve just kept doing it”. Once you reached that age, you are kind of heavily influenced by your peers and their thoughts, and then once you become an adult, you realized that none of it matters… And you just wish you just kept doing Karate. Sensei Seth Adams - Episode 598 ------------------------------- Having good memories of your training in martial arts makes it so easy to come back to it. Sensei Seth Adams got out of training when he played college football, and returning to training came naturally. In this episode, Sensei Seth Adams tells us his journey how he started training with a memory of watching martial arts movies as a child, getting out of it to pursue his own thing, and then coming back again. This is a fun-filled, pun-filled, joke-filled episode so make sure to listen! Show Notes ---------- You may find out more about Sensei Seth Adams on [Instagram] (https://instagram.com/sensei_seth) and <a href= "https://youtube.com/c/senseiseth">Youtube</a> Sensei Seth Adams has a website that you can visit [here] (https://senseisethadams.wixsite.com/senseiseth) where he provides online courses for martial arts ... Read more

19 Apr 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:55

19 Apr 2021


#602

Episode 597 - Ratios of Black Belt to Non-Black Belt Students

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15 Apr 2021

15 MINS

15:18

15 Apr 2021


#601

Episode 596 - Mr. Matt Hoffman

Mr. Matt Hoffman is a Martial Arts practitioner and teacher at the Wandering Ministry. I think understanding violence not as something that is just a punch and a kick, but actually everything else that leads up to the violence. The way we speak to each other, the way we hold our bodies infront of each other, the way that we orient ourselves to relationships. These are actually what leads to violence. Mr. Matt Hoffman - Episode 596 ------------------------------ There are few martial artists that are willing to go as far as the source of their discipline. Mr. Matt Hoffman developed a passion for martial arts as a young kid which gave him an opportunity to travel and train overseas. As a self-confessed ‘nomad’, Mr. Hoffman has been on a couple of trips to China and Japan to study where some of the martial arts disciplines were from. There’s a lot to unpack in this episode from his journey to the martial arts to his take on violence so, make sure to listen to find out more! Show Notes ---------- You may find out more about Mr. Matt Hoffman’s work at <a href= "https://www.wanderingministry.org/practice">Wanderingministry.org</a> ... Read more

12 Apr 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:53

12 Apr 2021


#600

Episode 595 - Choosing a Martial Arts School (Part 2)

In this episode, Jeremy along with Kris Wilder and Jason Brick talk about Choosing a Martial Arts School. Choosing a Martial Arts School (Part 2) - Episode 595 ----------------------------------------------------- When choosing a Martial Arts school, there are important factors that should be considered. In this episode, Jeremy along with Kris Wilder and Jason Brick talk about these factors that may affect you in Choosing a martial arts school for yourself or your children. This episode is the second of 2 parts and you can find the first part <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBq-oYxZ0Ug66r6dRygC4Rg">here</a>. Show Notes ---------- In Episode 105, Jeremy covered the same subject Know more about Sensei Kris Wilder visit his website: [https://kriswilder.com/martial-arts-and-life-podcast/] (https://kriswilder.com/martial-arts-and-life-podcast/) ... Read more

08 Apr 2021

44 MINS

44:37

08 Apr 2021


#599

Episode 594 - Dr. Jean Kanokogi

Dr. Jean Kanokoji is a Martial Arts Practitioner, Instructor, and Special Agent for the US Government. The sport, the philosophy, the kindness, the fact that I’m bowing to somebody who’s about to kick my butt or I’m about to choke them out. I'm respecting and thanking them through my bow to allow me to be a better Judoka. Dr. Jean Kanokogi - Episode 594 ------------------------------- When Martial Arts is in your blood, you become more natural to it. Dr. Jean Kanokogi was born on the mat, literally and figuratively. Dr. Kanokogi’s parents, Ryohei and Rusty, were both pillars of Judo not only in the US but in international competitions. Dr. Jean Kanokogi is a Special Agent for the US General Services Administration, and she teaches martial arts to law enforcers. In this episode, which is nothing short of awesome, Dr. Kanokogi talks about her journey to the martial arts as well as her parents’ legacy for Judo. Show Notes ---------- In this episode, we mentioned Ronda Rousey, Kayla Harrison, and Jimmy Pedro To know more about Rusty Kanokogi’s, Dr. Jean Kanokogi’s mother, contributions to Judo, visit <a href= "https://www.rustykanokogi.com/">www.rustykanokogi.com</a> Get Dr. Kanokogi’s book, Get Up and Fight, on <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Get-Up-Fight-Kanokogi-Anniversary-ebook/dp/B08VDG74NV"> Amazon</a> ... Read more

05 Apr 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:46

05 Apr 2021


#598

Episode 593 - Are Experience and Progress the Same

In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams talk about whether experience and progress are the same. Are Experience and Progress the Same - Episode 593 -------------------------------------------------- The question at hand is: what 20 years of experience look like compared to 1 year of experience, 20 times? Is there a difference between the 2 situations or are they exactly the same? With that, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams talk about whether experience and progress are the same. Listen and join the conversation! ... Read more

01 Apr 2021

16 MINS

16:25

01 Apr 2021


#597

Episode 592 - Kazuki Hongo

Kazuki Hongo is a retired martial arts practitioner of the Japanese art of archery, Kyudo. In highschool, my classmates change every year so we had to introduce ourselves every first day of school. There was this classmate that said I can’t be the best player in Kyudo. I think he was joking but that made my heart really motivated and those words kept me pushing myself. Kazuki Hongo - Episode 592 -------------------------- Living life from one country to another, life can change in an instant. Such was the case for Kazuki Hongo, who grew up living in different countries due to his father’s work and the thing that kept him connected to his culture was Martial Arts. Living in the US, he learned Karate with his friends, and by reaching middle school, he’s in Tokyo trying out for Kyudo, the Japanese art of Archery. Hongo-san joined either because he wanted a sport that he wouldn’t run or he wanted to honor and embrace his own culture that he missed half of his life. Join us as we talk about Kazuki Hongo’s journey to the art of Kyudo. ... Read more

29 Mar 2021

56 MINS

56:07

29 Mar 2021


#596

Episode 591 - Rapid Fire Q&A #2

In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on the second Rapid Fire Question and Answers. Rapid Fire Q&A #2 - Episode 591  -------------------------------- 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 should the focus be on 3-7-year-old classes --- How do you think competitions will be after the COVID-19 Pandemic --- Why do shows that have good martial arts not survive --- Thoughts on requiring senior students to help teach even during their class time ... Read more

25 Mar 2021

25 MINS

25:21

25 Mar 2021


#595

Episode 590 - Shifu Chris Himmel

Shifu Chris Himmel is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor at the Great Bay Taichi and The Dojo. Very often I would tell my beginners classes that Taichi is kind of the great equalizer because it doesn’t really matter what you have in your background, such as martial arts, yoga, or nothing, you’re all going to be terrible at this when we start out. Shifu Chris Himmel - Episode 590 -------------------------------- When you are searching what Martial Arts to train in for the first time, you may probably come across the more popular choice such as Taekwondo, Karate, Kungfu, or Jiujitsu and not really Taichi. Shifu Chris Himmel trained at Kempo at first as a young man however, Shifu Himmel switched to Taichi with his wife. Presently, Shifu Chris Himmel is teaching at Great Bay Tai Chi and The Dojo in the Boston area. Learn to know more about what captivated him in training with Taichi! Show Notes ---------- In this episode, we mentioned <a href= "https://whistlekick.libsyn.com/episode-560-dr-jwing-ming-yang">Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang</a>. ... Read more

22 Mar 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:46

22 Mar 2021


#594

Episode 589 – whistlekick LIVE Season 2 (Episode 6)

In this episode, <a href= "https://round-raccoon-m8hl.squarespace.com/blog/100-jeremy-lesniak"> Jeremy</a> brings us the sixth and final episode of the whistlekick Live Season 2. whistlekick LIVE Season 2 (Episode 6) - Episode 589 --------------------------------------------------- Today's episode is the sixth and final installment for the whistlekick Live Season 2. Jeremy answers questions, and reads stories from the listeners as well as giving out some cool trivia about the show and martial arts in general or anything under the sun. In this episode, we are trying to live up to the "LIVE" aspect of the show. Although this is the last episode of whistlekick Live, we are going out on a high note and Jeremy packs a lot of punch in this! Listen to find out a lot more good stuff! ... Read more

18 Mar 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:33

18 Mar 2021


#593

Episode 588 - Mr. Mike Abell

Mr. Mike Abell is a martial arts practitioner and a long-time student of the arts. Try to think two steps ahead and see what’s going on as opposed to just having a tunnel vision. Mr. Mike Abell - Episode 588 ---------------------------- Our usual guests in the show are instructors, high-ranking practitioners, or school owners. Today, we have Mr. Mike Abell, a long-time student of Martial Arts, who is just as passionate as the more well-known guests that we had on the show. Mr. Mike Abell started training in Martial Arts just to have regular exercise in his 20s, but he found out about its mental and physical benefits that kept him training. Mr. Mike Abell’s is a story of starting and stopping training as well as training as he age. Listen to learn more! ... Read more

15 Mar 2021

52 MINS

52:23

15 Mar 2021


#592

Episode 587 - Showdown in Little Tokyo Fight Clip

In this episode, Jeremy is joined by Josh Blum as they talk about a fight clip from the film Showdown in Little Tokyo. Showdown in Little Tokyo Fight Clip - Episode 587 ------------------------------------------------- In this episode, Jeremy is joined by Josh Blum and they dissect a fight clip from the 1991 film, Showdown in Little Tokyo. The film is starred by Brandon Lee (The Crow), as his first American Film, and Dolph Lundgren (Universal Soldier, Creed II) and it’s about two cops with different cultures and heritage. Listen to learn why this episode is very special! ... Read more

11 Mar 2021

23 MINS

23:45

11 Mar 2021


#591

Episode 586 - Hanshi Patrick McCarthy

Hanshi Patrick McCarthy is a Martial Arts practitioner, instructor, and director of the International Ryukyu Karate Research Society (IRKRS). You can tell people anything, but you can’t make anyone do anything. I think the idea of showing somebody how to learn seems to be more fruitful in the long run that telling, explaining, or offering what to learn. I think that role for a teacher or a mentor, if you are trying to empower someone, it’s kind of nice to let them discover for themselves with a little bit of coaching. Hanshi Patrick McCarthy - Episode 586 ------------------------------------- With years and years of Martial Arts experience acquired directly from the descendants of the Okinawan Martial Arts in Okinawa, Japan, our guest today needs no introduction. Hanshi Patrick McCarthy, a Canadian who migrated to Japan in the 1980s then presently in Australia, is a pillar of the Traditional Martial Arts having written a lot of books about it such as the Classical Kata of Okinawan Karate, Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts: Volumes 1 & 2, and many others. In this epic episode, Hanshi Patrick McCarthy delivers an astounding revelation of his journey in the Arts and most importantly, the wisdom that he acquired through years of training. Listen to learn more! Show Notes ---------- In this episode, we mentioned Bas Rutten, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris Bill “Superfoot” Wallace Get Hanshi Patrick McCarthy’s books on <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Patrick-McCarthy/e/B07LFV3T32?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000"> Amazon</a> ... Read more

08 Mar 2021

3 HR 44 MINS

3:44:42

08 Mar 2021


#590

Episode 585 - Career Options for Martial Artists

In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams talk about the Career Options for Martial Artists. Career Options for Martial Artists - Episode 585 ------------------------------------------------ Every martial arts practitioner can have a career that is completely unrelated to martial arts. One can be a stock market broker, a car dealer, or even a musical instructor. However, there are plenty of career choices for martial artists that are an extension of their martial arts training. In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams talk about the Career Options for Martial Artists including being a school owner, stuntman, or martial arts instructor and so much more. Listen to learn more! ... Read more

04 Mar 2021

24 MINS

24:48

04 Mar 2021


#589

Episode 584 - Mr. Brett Chan

Mr. Brett Chan is a martial arts practitioner and the fight and stunt coordinator on Cinemax’s Warrior. People could say and do to you what they want, you have no control with that. But if you control how you react with everything, you can avoind giving them any energy and power. Someone told me, just get immune to what people do and say to affect your work and it has served me well. Mr. Brett Chan - Episode 584 ---------------------------- As a 7-year-old, our today’s guest started his journey on finding his own martial arts style through a mixture of everything he’s learned. Mr. Brett Chan, as a stunt and fight coordinator, has a lot of films and TV shows under his belt including Warrior, Iron Fist, Snow Piercer, and a whole lot more. In this episode, Mr. Brett Chan talks about his journey to the Martial Arts and its important role in his career. Show Notes ---------- In this episode, we mentioned Bruce Lee, <a href= "https://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/blog/386-shannon-lee?rq=shannon%20lee"> Shannon Lee</a>, and <a href= "https://whistlekick.libsyn.com/episode-562-mr-chen-tang">Chen Tang</a> of the TV Series, Warrior ... Read more

01 Mar 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:13

01 Mar 2021


#588

Episode 583 - Should Martial Arts School Owners Be Responsible for Their Students

In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams talk about Should Martial Arts School Owners Be Responsible for Their Students? Should Martial Arts School Owners Be Responsible for Their Students - Episode 583 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Every martial arts student is so different that school owners cannot tell how they are going to use their skills outside of class. Say, for example, the events in the hit series, Cobra Kai. If you are a martial arts school owner, do you need to have the knowledge of how your students use their skills? In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams talk about Should Martial Arts School Owners Be Responsible for Their Students? Listen to learn more! Show Notes ---------- We mentioned Episode 514 featuring Cobra Kai’s Jon Hurwitz ... Read more

25 Feb 2021

37 MINS

37:41

25 Feb 2021


#587

Episode 582 - Coach Sepano Hassanzadeh

Coach Sepano Hassanzadeh is a martial arts practitioner, instructor, and fitness coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. There was always this desire to escape my current condition, rise above it, and become the best version of me because I knew that existed and that it exists for everybody as well. Coach Sepano Hassanzadeh - Episode 570 -------------------------------------- Scrapping the dream of being a pro tennis player because of doubts about his mental toughness, was really hard for our guest today. However, after seeing Brazilian Jiujitsu in action, it blew Coach Sepano Hassanzadeh’s mind because of how one can manipulate another person’s body, and from that point forward, he is hooked. Coach Sepano Hassanzadeh developed his mental toughness in martial arts. Presently, he is a martial arts instructor, and fitness coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. Listen to learn more! Show Notes ---------- Know more about Coach Sepano Hassanzadeh’s book on [Amazon] (https://amzn.to/3pO63sk) Follow Coach Hassanzadeh on <a href= "https://instagram.com/coachsepano">Instagram</a> and <a href= "https://youtube.com/channel/UC4PaNyD6-DdugcOyOrbgbZQ">YouTube</a> or visit his website at <a href= "https://coachsepano.com/">coachsepano.com</a> ... Read more

22 Feb 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:14

22 Feb 2021


#586

Episode 581 – whistlekick LIVE Season 2 (Episode 5)

  In this episode, <a href= "https://round-raccoon-m8hl.squarespace.com/blog/100-jeremy-lesniak"> Jeremy</a> brings us the fifth Episode of the whistlekick Live Season 2 and we are joined by some guests! whistlekick LIVE Season 2 (Episode 5) - Episode 581 --------------------------------------------------- Today's episode is the fifth installment for the whistlekick Live Season 2. Jeremy answers questions, and reads stories from the listeners as well as giving out some cool trivia about martial arts or anything under the sun. In this episode, we are trying to live up to the "LIVE" aspect of the show and bring you our guests, Jenny and Gabe Siu, and Nathan Porter. We have a much-improved show, at least by our standards! Listen to find out a lot more good stuff! ... Read more

18 Feb 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:59

18 Feb 2021


#585

Episode 580 - Sensei Aaron Cass

Sensei Aaron Cass is a Martial Arts practitioner and chief instructor at the Portsmouth Aikido in New Hampshire. Aikido sort of demands that you are able to take a potentially violent, dangerous, difficult situation and find a real resolution. I feel like it’s a really nice art to practice for something that integrates with my life. Sensei Aaron Cass - Episode 580 ------------------------------- Some of us might have started their journey into the Martial Arts when they see their first kata or roundhouse kick but our guest today started when he first saw an Aikido roll. Sensei Aaron Cass’ friend demonstrated an Aikido roll and he immediately got into the dojo when he got the chance. Presently, Sensei Aaron Cass is the Chief Instructor at the Portsmouth Aikido, an educational non-profit organization dedicated to practicing and teaching Aikido. Listen to learn more! Show Notes ---------- Find out more about Sensei Aaron Cass’ school in their website at [portsmouthaikido.org] (https://www.portsmouthaikido.org/) ... Read more

15 Feb 2021

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:34

15 Feb 2021


#584

Episode 579 - Conversations on Appropriate Use of Force with Sergeant Jason Hamilton

In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams is joined by Sergeant Jason Hamilton to discuss the issues on appropriate use of force. Conversations on Appropriate Use of Force with Sergeant Jason Hamilton - Episode 579 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams follow up on Episode 567 where they talk about the Appropriate use of Force. In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams is joined by Sergeant Jason Hamilton, a Vermont law enforce, to discuss the issues and provide a unique perspective from law enforcement on the appropriate use of force. Listen to learn more! ... Read more

11 Feb 2021

1 HR 15 MINS

1:15:33

11 Feb 2021


#583

Episode 578 - Kyoshi John Payton

Kyoshi John Payton is a martial arts practitioner and instructor. He is the Director of the American Shobukan Association in Massachusetts. The way things are now, the division, and the things that we have now, at the end of the day, we can still put on our belt and gi. We can all just go train and it doesn’t matter who you voted for, the color of your skin, or what religion you have, we all just get together and do our thing. None of those things matter. Kyoshi John Payton - Episode 578 -------------------------------- For someone who found out about Martial Arts from a co-worker in a pizza parlor when he’s 15, it’s amazing to know that he had a long career. Kyoshi John Payton started later than usual but he’s developed a passion for martial arts that has got him wanting for more. Kyoshi John Payton had a pretty decorated competitor but when it’s time to hang the hat, he went into a quest for more. Kyoshi Payton, who’s a good storyteller, tells us his journey to the martial arts. Listen to learn more! Show Notes ---------- We mentioned Billy Blanks, Mafia Holloway, Nick Cerio ... Read more

08 Feb 2021

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:25

08 Feb 2021


#582

Episode 577 - Rapid Fire Q&A

In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on a Rapid Fire Question and Answers. Rapid Fire Q&A - Episode 577 ---------------------------- 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: --- Requirements of testing for 4th dan or Master’s Rank --- Ways to build school morale during quarantine/lockdown --- Thoughts on instructors being FRIENDS with students --- Fitness drills and teaching techniques ... Read more

04 Feb 2021

29 MINS

29:16

04 Feb 2021


#581

Episode 576 - Sensei Greg Williams

Sensei Greg Williams is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor at the Kaze Dojo in New Hampshire Kids’ classes are typically on Saturday morning and I would show up a little bit hungover. But, these kids would look at me as somebody really special. Eventually, these kids would give me the self-worth that I didn’t give myself. That changed my life forever. Sensei Greg Williams - Episode 576 ---------------------------------- With only 50 bucks and nowhere to go in New Zealand, the concern of getting harassed by gangs turned him to train Martial Arts. Sensei Greg Williams, a self-confessed Wally Jay fan, trained in Jiujitsu in 1988 made a complete turnaround from a life of alcohol and drugs. When Sensei Williams’ teacher asked him to teach kids at that time, it would change his life forever. Listen as Sensei Greg Williams tells us how his life changed from being an apple picker in New Zealand to being a teacher and an MMA fighter. Show Notes ---------- In this episode, we mentioned Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, and Wally Jay ... Read more

01 Feb 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:52

01 Feb 2021