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whistlekick Martial Arts Radio is the only weekly martial arts podcast. Not only are we the #1 traditional martial arts podcast, our rankings routinely best shows that have been around much longer than ours. Martial Arts Radio is devoted to the traditional martial arts in all forms. While our Monday shows are interview based, our Thursday shows are shorter and focus on a topic. Sometimes it’s a profile of a movie or a martial arts actor like Bruce Lee.

We dig into what makes these martial artists tick, their history and experience… and tell some great stories in the process. The Martial Arts Radio podcast is all about bringing martial artists together and learning from one another.

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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!

Dec 2

10 min 2 sec

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.

Nov 29

1 hr 6 min

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!

Nov 25

33 min 18 sec

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

Nov 22

1 hr 8 min

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!

Nov 18

24 min 37 sec

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.”

Nov 15

1 hr 4 min

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!

Nov 11

17 min 23 sec

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.

Nov 8

1 hr 15 min

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.

Nov 4

32 min 33 sec

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

Nov 1

58 min 31 sec

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!

Oct 28

37 min 51 sec

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.

Oct 21

22 min 27 sec

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

Oct 18

1 hr 16 min

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.

Oct 14

24 min 10 sec

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.

Oct 11

1 hr 33 min

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!

Oct 7

42 min 22 sec

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.

Oct 4

57 min 49 sec

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.

Sep 30

23 min 9 sec

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... ","resolvedBy":"embedly"}" data-block-type="22"> 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

Sep 27

1 hr 13 min

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!

Sep 23

17 min 19 sec

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.

Sep 20

56 min 21 sec

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!

Sep 16

23 min 53 sec

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

Sep 13

59 min 13 sec

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!

Sep 9

45 min 15 sec

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

Sep 6

1 hr 22 min

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!

Sep 2

13 min 25 sec

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

Aug 30

1 hr 13 min

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

Aug 26

24 min 1 sec

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

Aug 23

1 hr 6 min

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.

Aug 19

18 min 42 sec

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

Aug 16

52 min 34 sec

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!

Aug 12

43 min 44 sec

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.

Aug 9

1 hr 11 min

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?

Aug 5

33 min 1 sec

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.

Aug 2

55 min 10 sec

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!

Jul 29

1 hr 5 min

Dr. Jamie Seabrook is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor at the Seabrook Martial Arts Academy. I think opinions are great, that’s how we generate new ideas, theories, hypothesis, you name it. But, infairness, know something about the topic. Not just what others have said before you go and slam it. Dr. Jamie Seabrook - Episode 626 If Martial Arts is your life, all decisions point towards it. Dr. Jamie Seabrook planned his college so that he can build his first Martial Arts school. Dr. Seabrook founded his first school at the age of 20 and his passion for teaching did not stop. Today, he is also a University professor and founder of the Seabrook Martial Arts Academy. Dr. Jamie Seabrook has been training in the martial arts for 36 years and has been running his own school in London, Ontario for 26 years. Dr. Seabrook is an 8th Degree American Kenpo Black Belt (GM Larry Tatum), a Black Belt in Modern Arnis (GM Remy Presas), Black Dragon Kung Fu (Master Paul Chau), and a Blue Belt Stripe 2 in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Rener and Ryron Gracie). Show Notes You can find out more about Dr. Jamie Seabrook by subscribing to his YouTube channel or Facebook

Jul 26

1 hr 3 min

In this episode, listen in as Jeremy and Andrew talk about Designing the Best Fighter in the World. Designing the Best Fighter in the World - Episode 625 What if we could design the best and ideal fighter like Neo in the Matrix? Where we could just load up a module in a person’s brain to learn Martial Arts such as Karate, Taekwondo, Judo, and etc. In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew talk about what can they come up with in Designing the Best Fighter in the World. Listen and join the discussion!

Jul 22

23 min 21 sec

Andy Rodriguez is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor as the Iwa Dojo - Delaware. Being a family man helps me be a better teacher. You know, ebing a Karate teacher and practitioner helps me be a better family man, vice versa. They feed each other. Andy Rodriguez - Episode 624 Andy Rodriguez is the Iwa Dojo of Delaware Chief Instructor for twenty years. The Iwa Dojo, is a progressive traditional school (non-commerical) of martial arts promoting a positive harmonious learning experience. Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate-do is the primary training focus. They also offer instruction, guidance, and training in Ryukyu Kobudo & Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo. Andy Rodriguez was first exposed to martial arts in 1980 studying in American Kenpo, but it wasn't until 1984 that his passion for budo was fully ignited by Masaharu Sakimukai Soke when he began his Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate-Do training. During his Karate-Do training under the tutelage of Masaharu Sakimukai Soke and family, he was also introduced and studied Okinawan Kobudo and Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo up until 1994. He continued his martial arts training studying Aikido with Zenko Okimura Shihan in 1997. Although his exposure with Okimura Shihan was brief, he was thankful for the experience and for the valuable lessons learned. In 2000, he furthered his training in Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo with the Rembukan dojo up until 2002. In April of 2002 he decided to open his own private dojo focusing on Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate-Do. In 2003 he requested and became accepted as a branch instructor under the Zentokukai up until 2010. In 2010 he reconnected with Sakimukai Soke and family, and was welcomed back to his original budo roots. Andy Rodriguez credits Masaharu Sakimukai Soke and family for giving him a extremely strong foundation and passion for budo that continues today. He also is appreciative of Sensei Pizii and Sensei Lemus of the Zentokukai sharing training methods, Patrick McCarthy Hanshi of the Koryu Uchinadi Association for sharing the importance of two person training and the value of futari renzoku-geiko (two person flow drills), and Master Toby Cooling and instructors of the Order of Isshin Ryu for welcoming him in their extended family and sharing their impressive budo. Special thanks to Sensei Iain Abernathy's influence in our deeper understanding of bunkai. He is also very thankful to all Chintokan and Zentokukai instructors and members whom had an impact in furthering his budo development. He has been the chief instructor of the Iwa Dojo going on twenty years. Andy Rodriguez is currently a branch instructor and member of the So Budo Kai under the guidance of Takako Sakimukai Hanshi and So Shihan. Show Notes You can find out more about Andy Rodriguez’s school on their website or at Chintokan.com

Jul 19

1 hr

In this episode, listen in as Jeremy and Andrew talk about Why Most Martial Arts School Marketing Sucks. Why Most Martial Arts School Marketing Sucks - Episode 623 What do you value the most? Most of us value our families, our careers, and other important things. We consider these values when we decide on the location of our house, where we send our kids to school, or whether to buy a car or use public transportation. This is the same with Martial Arts school marketing because most of the time, we don’t consider what potential students’ value the most. In this episode, listen in as Jeremy and Andrew talk about Why Most Martial Arts School Marketing Sucks and what you need in order to do marketing properly.

Jul 15

24 min 8 sec

Mr. Steve Grogan is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor at the Geek Wing Chun Inc. Martial Arts as a whole don’t have an end game. It’s not like you can say “Oh well, I’m good enough” and then you stop training. So, that is an ever-expanding infinite ocean of possibility. Mr. Steve Grogan - Episode 622 Mr. Steve Grogan has a unique relationship with Martial Arts. He has a deep affinity for teaching Martial Arts which started when he started learning Martial Arts. Presently, Mr. Grogan runs a YouTube channel where people who want to learn martial arts for free. Mr. Grogan also runs a company called Geek Wing Chun Inc. where he provides home-based training courses for those who want to get mack training in Wing Chun, especially in the Pandemic. Listen as Mr. Steve Grogan tells the “why” on his passion for Martial Arts. Show Notes You can find out more about Mr. Steve Grogan’s online Wing Chun course on their website at www.geekwingchuninc.com/

Jul 12

1 hr 23 min

In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on another iteration of the Rapid Fire Question and Answers. Rapid Fire Q&A #5 - Episode 621 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 are some things that we as traditional martial artists can learn from Mixed Martial Arts? If you could invent a Martial Arts based on your favorite animal, how would it look like? Are there too many martial arts in the Olympics? If you could train with anyone in the world, alive or not, who would it be? Will Martial Arts styles still exist in fifteen years?

Jul 8

25 min 9 sec

Sensei Stephen Ferraro is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor. He is the founder and lead instructor at the Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts. You have to allow people to experience Karate. Karate needs to kind of grow as we all train into it. It’s one of those things that there’s no definitive answer to technique, how you do things, and practice. It’s all up to the student… Sensei Stephen Ferraro - Episode 620 For someone who started training at a young age, it’s kind of special when you still remember the exact date, time, and place of your first training. Sensei Stephen Ferraro still remembers the church basement where he started training as a Karate Kid and Power Rangers-inspired teen just like his peers. Sensei Stephen Ferraro’s passion spans over 20 years and he has no signs of slowing down. In fact, he is the founder and lead instructor at Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts in Ontario, Canada. Listen as Sensei Stephen Ferarro tells the story of his journey into the Martial Arts. Show Notes You can find out more about Sensei Stephen Ferraro’s school on their website at FerarroKarate.ca

Jul 5

1 hr 9 min

In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams give us a new segment called How To Fight and they are joined by Craig Wharem. How To Fight Patrick Swayze as Dalton in the Roadhouse (1989) - Episode 619 The film Roadhouse (1989) is starred by Patrick Swayze, Sam Elliott, and Kelly Lynch. It features the life of Dalton (Patrick Swayze) who is a bouncer in a newly refurbished roadside bar who protects a small town in Missouri from a corrupt businessman. Jeremy, Andrew, and Craig discuss how are they going to fight Dalton by analyzing his stance, style, and moves. Listen and join this fun conversation!

Jul 1

49 min 56 sec

Shihan Kendall Buhl is a Martial Arts Practitioner and instructor. He is the founder of the Dojo, Salisbury, Massachusetts. I’ve always said to my students, to be a martial artist, in particular if you aspire to black belt excellence, what that means is that you should be a person who could move forward under any circumstances… Shihan Kendall Buhl - Episode 618 After a decade of being persistent to train in martial arts, Shihan Kendall Buhl found stillness and focus as a young man who has ADHD. From there, Shihan Kendall Buhl never looked back. Having lived in Asian countries such as China, Taiwan, as well as Hong Kong, Shihan Buhl did not waste any chance to train there. Armed with skills such as Shaolin Kempo, Shihan Buhl comes back to the USA, and later on founded The Dojo with her wife in Salisbury, Massachusetts. Listen to this episode to hear more of Shihan Kendall Buhl’s journey.

Jun 28

1 hr 12 min

In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams give their take on the Role of Parents & Family in a Martial Arts Household. Roles of Parents & Family in a Martial Arts Household - Episode 617 The role of the parents usually starts at the time they encourage their child to go and train in Martial Arts. However, there’s more to parents’ role than bringing their child to the dojo in order for their children to have a successful career in the Martial Arts. In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew talk about some of the mistakes parents does as well as how can parents and family have a positive impact in order for a child to excel in Martial Arts.

Jun 24

21 min 23 sec

Mr. Francis Cordon is a Martial Arts practitioner and the host of A Thousand Exits Podcast. If you're ever going somewhere, make sure you're running towrds something. As a Martial Artist, you have to have ownership of your journey... Mr. Francis Cordon- Episode 616 Mr. Francis Cordon’s goal is to foster unity in the Martial Arts community. For Martial Artists to stop 'infighting' and share and collaborate and be happy to be Martial Artists regardless of style and school. To stop feeling entitled to criticize and realize we can help each other and help each other live more fulfilling lives. In this episode, Mr. Francis Cordon tells us his journey to the Martial Arts and his passion for ALL Martial Arts Show Notes In this episode, we mentioned Bruce Lee. You can subscribe to Mr. Francis Cordon’s YouTube Channel here and listen to A Thousand Exits Podcast.

Jun 21

1 hr 2 min

In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on when to Stop Bragging About Rank. Stop Bragging About Rank - Episode 615 When people have stars and stripes, they usually tend to be overly proud about it and it’s the same with Martial Artists, most of the time. It’s not wrong to take pride in our achievements however, there is a thin line between celebrating what you have done and bragging about it. In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on when to Stop Bragging About Rank and what ego has to do with it.

Jun 17

19 min 8 sec

Mr. Kris Wilder is a Martial Arts practitioner, instructor, and author from Seattle. My job (as a teacher) is to, as quickly as possible, come to some conclusion of what I believe the student’s goals would be and then to feed that. Because if I can feed that, what I can do is to remove fear and anxiety. If I can remove fear and anxiety, then I can take you to a new level where you can find that thing that you didn’t know existed… Mr. Kris Wilder- Episode 614 Doing an interview with a podcaster is always fun because it means that anyone can ask a question, anytime. Mr. Kris Wilder certainly lived up to that he made the episode more dynamic throwing great questions to Jeremy. In this episode, Mr. Kris Wilder talks about his fascination with Johnny Quest as a child as well as his passion for teaching Martial Arts. Mr. Kris Wilder is a former competitor on Taekwondo, Judo, and Goju-Ryu Karate. He is teaching Martial Arts at West Seattle Karate Academy, written a couple of books including the 10 Rules of Karate, and hosts his own Podcasts The Back Channel and Martial Arts & Life Podcast. Show Notes In this episode, we mentioned Iain Abernathy You can reach out and find more About Mr. Kris Wilder on Kriswilder.com or Kriswildercourses.teachable.com or Stickmanpublications.com

Jun 14

1 hr 27 min