Warriors Den Podcast I By Urban Tactics Krav Maga

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Krav Maga is not just a self defence system, it is a way of life. Warriors den is a podcast for Kravist, fighters, martial artists, warriors, politicians and general citizens. Consider this:

“The Society that separates scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools” – Thucydides

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In this episode, I will be going over the Blog Post Series the Nervous System, Reflexes, and Krav Maga. This will go over many factors that affect your action and reaction potentials. This includes how training works to change your behavior and responses, connecting it to your mental awareness color code state, how to work through the stages of learning, and in general how your nervous system works in relation to speeding up your reaction times. Episode notes and references: https://hubermanlab.com/ https://utkmblog.com/2017/12/19/action-vs-reaction-stages-of-mental-processing/ https://utkmblog.com/2021/06/15/the-nervous-system-reflexes-and-krav-maga-part-1-action-vs-reaction/ https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stimulus https://www.verywellmind.com/classical-conditioning-2794859 https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-biological-preparedness-2794879 https://www.verywellmind.com/operant-conditioning-a2-2794863 https://www.healthline.com/health/slow-twitch-muscle-fibers#slow-twitch-muscles http://www.bjjweekly.com/blog/post/managing-adrenaline-dumps https://utkmblog.com/2021/06/22/the-nervous-system-reflexes-and-krav-maga-part-2-training-your-reflexes-and-conscious-decision-making/ https://qbi.uq.edu.au/brain/brain-anatomy/what-neuron https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_memory https://www.glasgowcomascale.org/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2SIN7Mn0YA&t=220s&ab_channel=Brainbook https://utkmblog.com/2021/06/29/the-nervous-system-reflexes-and-krav-maga-part-3-withdrawing-from-stimulus/ https://utkmblog.com/2021/07/06/the-nervous-system-reflexes-and-krav-maga-part-4-moving-towards-stimulus/ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Nov 18

2 hr 25 min

Excerpt: (On immigrating alone, life, and company of others and yourself): “You truly have to create your own family. You get used to coming and going, you have to really find a way to not depend on people coming and going. It allows me to be completely ok with being alone, we're social creatures, we need people. But I think that every one should be able to understand and know what it's like to be alone. If we don’t appreciate our own company how the f…, how are you going to enjoy fully someone else’s company? Because other wise it becomes co-dependent. It's one thing when I want to be with you because I like your company, but it's another one because I’m so scared of not having someone to talk to. Its different approaches and I feel like a lot of us are still in that kind of mindset." Joel Garcia is a Martial Artist and Aspiring Actor originally from Venezuela. He left the now-failed state of Venezuela when he was a young adult through sports scholarships particularly Volleyball. Sport became Joel's path towards freedom and he eventually found Martial Arts starting with MMA. He has expanded his knowledge in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Overall Self Defense. Through Sport, Joel has grown as a person exploring the physical and the spiritual. In this episode, we cover so many topics from Martial Arts, The importance of Freedom, Authoritarianism, His experience in Venezuela, Spirituality and being a better human, what's going on in the world and so much more. If you want to follow Joel on Instagram you can follow him @joelgmma or if you want to train with him check out his website https://www.alchemymma369.com/ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Nov 11

3 hr 1 min

Excerpt: "On Hunting “I never thought I would ever go hunting it just never crossed my mind. I Didn’t listen to Joe Rogan, I did not watch Meat Eater but I guess at the time I had a lot of health issues and I was doing the process of elimination and trying to figure out what was wrong or how to fix my body because our medical system obviously failed me…and Ben Greenfield one of the Bio Hackers I listen to and Joe Rogan Kept raving about these free ranged meat and one of the reasons I started was because I wanted Free-range meat. It is the healthiest meat you can get." [Hunted meat is as free-range as you can get] JoJo is a UTKM Yellow belt, My Wife and Hunting Partner. JoJo shares the story of how she came to UTKM and how we originally met. She is of course, the bravest warrior of all as she made the leap of faith in the Journey of Marriage with your host Jonathan Fader. A quest that many before failed to achieve. In this episode, we discuss JoJos UTKM's back story, but we mostly focus on Hunting in BC a Lifestyle Choice that has changed our lives for the better. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Nov 4

1 hr 16 min

Jonathan Fader is your host and Co-Founder of UTKM. A message from your host: As this was the 100th episode I thought I would do something a little different. I will give you a loose history of my life and how it lead to the creation of UTKM and where it is at today. It is a loose history as it is a story from memory as well as an attempt to keep certain details specifically vague for privacy or legal reasons. The purpose of this episode aside from a general history is also to help those who struggle running their own martial arts schools to know that you are not alone in dealing with the trials and tribulations of running a martial arts school. It can be emotionally, physically, mentally, and sometimes financially draining whether it's successful or not. I want you to know that it is also ok to talk with others about your struggles both mentally, financially, or even socially (though you don't have to do it quite as publicly as me). This industry is not for everyone and can leave many feeling alone and isolated yet know that it is also a very rewarding industry to be in even if you only have a handful of students. It also helps you to get to know Jonathan a little more if you didn't already know enough. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Oct 14

1 hr 23 min

Ryan Kitchen is a BJJ Black Belt and Co-Owner at Advantage Jiu-Jitsu in Richmond, BC. Ryan found jiu-jitsu in 2007 after his mother was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. Jiu-Jitsu became a positive escape from the stresses of his everyday life and something meaningful to work towards. Training partners provided support and became friends helping him through a difficult time. Ryan enjoys testing himself often in competition and will be competing this upcoming year at the IBJJF World Masters. Ryan also has been and will continue to help teach the kids program at one of the most successful competition kids teams in the lower mainland.  Now he is planning to bring the same winning formula to the Advantage Kids Program When off the mats Ryan is usually doing what he can to help his wife Sophie run her business True Conditioning.  In this episode we talk about Ryan's Journey in BJJ, Being a Casual BJJ practitioner, Mental health and Martial Arts, The importance of Martial Arts in people's lives, and running a martial arts business during Covid-19. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Oct 7

1 hr 47 min

This episode is a blog post series discussing the Mental Colour code and its application in both literal physical self defense and mental health. At UTKM it is very much believed that self defense is not just physical and too often we can focus too much on the groin strikes and throat punches that good self defense is very much about balance which includes both the internal and external aspects. Several years ago UTKM adopted and slightly modified the Colour code developed by Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper and it has been an integral part of our Self Defense and Krav Maga approach ever since. One must understand its application to literal self defense, to personal mental health and Mindfulness as well as how it connects to our nervous system and its various reactions. Understanding this is key to a happy and healthy life and one where you have truly learned to walk in peace. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU Episode References: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Cooper https://utkmblog.com/2018/01/09/the-colour-code-stages-of-mental-awarness-situational-awareness/  https://utkmblog.com/2021/05/04/awareness-colour-code-the-nervous-system-mental-health-part-1-self-defence-and-mental-health/ https://utkmblog.com/2021/05/11/awareness-colour-code-the-nervous-system-mental-health-part-2-white-totally-relaxed-bad-for-self-defence-good-for-mental-health/ https://utkmblog.com/2021/05/18/awareness-colour-code-the-nervous-system-mental-health-part-3-yellow-relaxed-alert-a-great-place-to-be-overall/ https://utkmblog.com/2021/05/25/awareness-colour-code-the-nervous-system-mental-health-part-4-orange-identified-threat-or-paranoia/ https://utkmblog.com/2021/06/01/awareness-colour-code-the-nervous-system-mental-health-part-5-red-time-to-fight-or-is-it-just-another-mental-breakdown/ https://utkmblog.com/2021/06/08/awareness-colour-code-the-nervous-system-mental-health-part-6-black-catastrophically-overwhelmed/

Sep 30

2 hr 4 min

Excerpt: [on] Freedoms being stripped away I think people need to ask more questions, being a little bit more engaged. You cannot function and live in a free society with these types of restrictions and creating this two-tiered society. I think we are again at this crossroads and if we are not going to look at the big picture and start having meaningful conversations to start breaking everything down to determine what’s what, we are going to end up in a very dark place very soon. - Sensai Laszlo Antal Laszlo started his Martial arts Journey in the mid-1980s in his home country of Hungary. At that time it was still under the semi-communist rule as the USSR still had sway over the area. When he was 18 he moved to Canada in a classic Immigrant story with no money, little education, and only a desire to live a better life. He eventually found the local Kyokushin community and started the hard Journey to Black Belt and later an instructor. He has built a life, and a family here but is concerned about the fact that western politics is looking a lot like the authoritarian regime he left behind. In this episode we talk about Martial Arts, Family and the importance of the Family Unit, Religion in the modern world, History, Critical Thinking, Freedom of thought and speech and so much more. This episode is long but deep and totally worth the listen. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Sep 23

3 hr 45 min

Excerpt: "How I like to Approach it, that is that is we need to be acquainted with violence and how it functions in order to have a proper relationship with it. Not that your going to be like you know just tossing and becoming a more violent and more aggressive person but you need to have a relationship to it. So, you know that's the same thing with uh, if we are talking firearms, ...that's a thing in Buddhist...philosophy, there's a notion called weapons principle. If somebody is standing there.. brandishing a sword hold it high in the sky, like you know people are going to react in turn, there is a certain energy to it. So its like relating to that, lets rather have a relationship to it rather than just shying away." Hugo is a UTKM Yellow belt who ironically found Krav Maga through his Buddhist meditative practices with the Shambala Buddhist organization. Originally from South Africa he moved to Canada as a teenager and eventually found his way into programming where he works with Activision. When he got involved in the Shambhala organization he also became involved in the Droje Kasung which is the security and training division of the organization to protect its self, its teachers, and practitioners from unwanted harm. He and his wife also founded the Not for Profit Organization People Ensuring Animal Care Exist or P.E.A.C.E to help find safe haven and sanctuary for animals particularly of the Farm Variety. In this episode, we discuss his Buddhist practices and philosophies, Martial Arts, Use of Force, Veganism, Ethics and morality, and much more as we discuss the quandaries of what it means to be human. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Sep 16

2 hr 25 min

Excerpt: "I think that there is a role that social media is playing in this. Which shines a light in weaknesses in our democracy in a very unhelpful way. Umm, so social media creates these easily manipulated narratives which allow us to inflate emotions and subvert, umm, dialogue and discussion like you and I are having right now. Cuz if you and I were talking and neither of us were listening to the other person the discussion would have very little value." - Aaron Philip Aaron Philip is a University Colleague of the Host as they met at KPU. Aaron studied Criminology with a minor in Political Science and was heavily involved in various aspects of KPU Student life. In particular was his involvement in the Model UN where he even traveled globally to participate in larger Mock UN Events. Aaron is now studying Law with the hopes of becoming a Lawyer and He intends to start a Family law practice in the future, offering integrated services, including mediation for families. This Episode starts off a little different as Aaron intends to launch a yet un-named podcast and asks a series of questions to Jonathan Fader for his podcast. After these the episode transitions into a discussion of Canadian Politics and the upcoming election and the Pandemic both provincially, federally and globally. The intro is a bit longer as Jonathan wanted to clarify and clean up some comments made during the discussion on the topic of the pandemic. For the sake of breaking up the topics the timestamps for this episode are provided below: 00:00 - Start – Intro and Clarifications from Jon regarding comments made in the discussion 00:31 - Aarons questions to Jon for his podcast 01:06 The Government, Upcoming Canadian Elections and the laws 01:49:00 ish  - Transition to the discussion of BC pandemic response and pandemic in General SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Sep 9

3 hr 1 min

Expert: "Do what you believe is right. Stand up for what you believe in. If you see something, you want to questions something and you are not qualified to question it, question it anyways. You know, open discourse and even though we don't have it here in Canada, Freedom of Speech is an important part of Western Civilization." Matt Kwan Matt Kwan is a BJJ Black Belt, Owner of On Guard BJJ, and Co-Founder of the Podcast BJJ Mental Models. Matt is widely considered one of the best No-GI BJJ competitors locally as he regularly wins Provincial titles in his respective weight class. Matt has previously been on Episode 3 and Episode 21. Matt has been very successful both on the mat and as a BJJ Gym owner and Pre-Lockdowns was starting to do very well on the international scene. Matt is also very outspoken on the topic of Freedom of Choice, Freedom of Speech, and Freedom in general. If you only want to listen to us staying in our lane and talking BJJ then stop at the 42-minute mark, but if you are listening to this podcast anyway, you probably don't care. In this episode we talk about BJJ, Women in BJJ and the recent scandals in the BJJ community, Running a BJJ and Martial arts school, and of course a discussion about what's going on in the world with Covid-19, Public perception, and Government Policies. Follow Matt and his school on Instagram @onguardbjj  SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Aug 31

1 hr 42 min

Excerpt: [on sharing what one of his colleagues told him] "Self Defense deals with the onset of Violence, the beginning of the violent moment. Basically the engagement, the first punch thrown etc... If you are amazing at self-defense maybe you did your 360, maybe you nailed them with a punch, situation over. But, more often than not, that self-defense moment turns into a fight. So he defines self-defense and fighting as self-defense the kind of before to the beginning and fighting as the during and maybe a little bit after." -Saar Markovitch Saar Markovitch is the Co-Owner and Head instructor of X-Fighting is Sydney, Australia. Originally from Israel, he has been doing martial arts since he was a child. He was an Officer in the Israeli Airforce. During this time he found Krav Maga and was eventually invited to be an instructor. He trained and was certified at the famous Wingate Institute as was involved as an instructor in Impact Krav Maga. 6 years ago he moved to Australia and continued his Journey as a Krav Maga Instructor. In this episode we discuss, Krav Maga, Martial Arts, Being and Instructor, What's going on in Sydney, and yes Psychedelic's, Mental Health and our experiences growing into more open compassionate but masculine people, instructors and mentors.  Follow Saar on Instagram @saarkravmaga SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Aug 26

1 hr 45 min

Excerpt: [Krav Maga is]“A Great System for someone to come into and for someone to grow in if they want something that's broad but maybe not too deep. but it's broad, I mean there's a lot you gotta learn and you know you gotta learn your punches, your blocking, your blades, your sticks, your firearms, your grappling but it doesn't run too deeply in any of those things. and that's why I like having the other Martial Arts so that if you find that you are connected to this type of training keep coming to Krav Maga but if you like let's say grappling because thats a big one if you enjoy the grappling then hey, cross-train in Jiu-Jitsu. ” – Dennis Hill Dennis Hill, Chief Instructor, has trained military personnel, police offices and detectives. He is a 5th-degree black belt and Master Instructor in Combat Hapkido, a black belt in Judo, a 1st-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), and a black belt and certified instructor in Israeli Krav Maga. Dennis also trains in Kali with Paul Kischkum. He earned his certification in Kettlebells from Pavel Tsatsouline and has trained in Wresting for 8 years with Master of Sport, Jospeh Vigdorchik, Russian Freestyle Wresting. He also holds numerous other certifications in Health and Wellness. In this episode, we talk about Krav Maga, Self Defense, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and general martial arts training and teaching and training. Check out Dennis' school at https://ctkravmagamma.com/ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Aug 19

1 hr 49 min

Excerpt: "I think it’s the responsibility of any citizen to be reasonably well informed on most things. You don’t just get to say, well your appeal to authority, oh the experts said this…You should at least be able to inform yourself to say, is that true?" - Quinn Quinn is a UTKM green belt who trained with us for several years, recently he moved to Switzerland for family opportunities but was back for a visit. He also trained BJJ and Muay Thai with UTKM and others schools. He is Originally from Salt Spring Island, a small island in between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. He learned to love to explore his environment and build things and learn how things worked. This lead him to a Career in Mechanical Engineering which ended up with him working on Small Particle Accelerators at UBC'S Triumph Labs. He and his now wife made the move to Switzerland as She got a job working at CERN and he found a job working in the exciting and growing field of Solar Panels. In this episode, we discuss UTKM, Martial Arts, Science and Scientific Method, Politics, Critical Thinking, and more. The post Episode 91 – Quinn is a UTKM Green Belt and is a Mechanical Engineer who has worked on Particle Accelerators and Solar Panels appeared first on Urban Tactics Krav Maga. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Aug 12

2 hr 18 min

Nir Maman is a Counter-Terrorist, Policing and Use of Force Expert and founder of CT707 a Global Risk Mitigation, Special Operations, and Training organization. Nir's full background is read during the Intro of this episode which takes some time, as the actual talk starts around the 17-minute mark. Host Jonathan Fader has also had the opportunity to train with Nir via his Krav Maga instructor Certification on multiple occasions as well as an Israeli Tactical pistol course and like many can attest to Nir's expertise and world-class instructional quality.  The following is an abbreviated version of what is on his website: Nir has a professional background that spans twenty years of service in the fields of Military Special Operations, Police Tactical Operations, Law Enforcement, and High-Risk Security Operations... Nir is a certified Police Use of Force Instructor and SWAT Operator in both the United States and Canada and has a Martial Arts background of over 35 years with Black Belts/Instructor certifications in Krav Maga, Hap Ki Do, Tae Kwon Do, and Jeet Kune Do. and so much more... In this episode we discuss, Nir's Background and training, His time in the IDF Counter Terrorism Unit, Teaching and tactical methodologies, Policing and use of force and general philosophies. https://ct707.com/  SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Aug 5

2 hr

Nathan de la Feraude is a UTKM Yellow Belt and Baseball coach. He grew up in Surrey, BC in the once-notorious neighborhood which has since been slightly cleaned up. He went to University in Chicago pursuing his love for Baseball as his goal was to go Pro. Things did not go as planned and he ended up Back in Vancouver where he started at the bottom working his way up and is now a VFX Coordinator working on several notable big Marvel Projects like Antman and the Wasp, Wandavision, and many other big movies. Nathan continues his love of Baseball by teaching, coaching and mentoring kids and teens who had the same dream he did but teaching them the things he wish he knew but no one showed him. In this episode, it is very much a conversation where we discuss our backgrounds, growing up, mentorship, teaching, Addiction, Drugs, life, and its difficult choices and due to some questions from Nathan several long-winded answers from the host Jonathan about UTKM and Politics and the world around us. Nathan asks that if you want to get to know him better come and train with us at UTKM a sentiment that we could not support more. www.urbantacticskm.com  SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Jul 29

3 hr 14 min

Mike Hansen is the Co-founder of Budo Martial Arts in Metro Vancouver and Current Owner of BUDO Burnaby. Mike holds a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, and has trained BJJ and Muay Thai Kickboxing since 2009. He has competed and won a 2014 NAGA Champion and he competes regularly at the IBJJF World Masters and Pans. He has trained with some of the most respected names in the BJJ world, including Ricardo De La Riva, Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles, and Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. He believes that martial arts are a great way to build confidence and get in shape and his goal is to share this belief with his students in a fun and friendly training environment. Mike has built up a strong school well known in Metro Vancouver and is one of the top lighter black belts in the city. Mike is also the Warriors Den Host, Jonathan Faders BJJ professor. In this Episode we discuss, His background, BJJ, MMA, mentorship, teaching philosophies and more. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Jul 22

2 hr 32 min

This is a Blog post series Episode based on the Series doomed to repeat by UTKM assistant Instructor Petra Foerster. You can listen to Episode 85 if you want to learn more about Petra and her perspective. The purpose of the series was originally to compare Petra's experience growing up in East Germany and the Fall of the USSR and to give you perspective on some of the similarities between the authoritarian regimes of old and the directions that many governments have been trending in recently. In this episode, your host Jonathan Fader discusses Authoritarianism in all its forms from communism, Fascism, and yes even socialism. The mask that Authoritarians wear is irrelevant as the end result is an oppressed and suppressed population. We must learn from the past to prevent the follies of then from happening again. The purpose of this podcast is simply to give you perspective regardless of whether or not you agree with the conclusions or sentiment as true knowledge and truth can only be found with an open mind and a willingness to change it.  Full episode links at: https://utkmblog.com/2021/07/16/episode-87-blogpost-series-doomed-to-repeat/ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Jul 16

2 hr 32 min

Ron Engelman has been doing Krav Maga since he was a young boy. When he moved to Israel he was fortunate to live near Netanya the proverbial epicenter of Krav Maga. Since then he never looked back eventually becoming both an IDF combat soldier and Krav Maga Instructor. He has been in the military for nearly 20 years and has been teaching Krav Maga to soldiers and civilians. He spent time in Australia where he attended university getting a degree in psychology and where he founded the Krav Maga Defence Institute (KMDI) which is now in the hands of his students. Ron now is the Head Instructor at Krav Maga Israel where he teaches civilians and instructors from Israel and all over the world. In this episode we discuss Ron’s Origin story, Krav Maga mentalities, Krav Maga training, His teaching approach and philosophies and Israel. As well as really defining Self Defense vs a fight. You can follow Ron on Instagram @krav.maga.israel and @ronengelman. Stay tuned for his own podcast, The Ron Engelman Podcast. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School

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Jul 8

2 hr 9 min

Petra Foerster was Born and raised in East of Germany, before the fall of the Berlin wall. There she was exposed to communist/socialist authoritarian governments and the tail end of the cold war. She started practicing Judo at the age of 6 practicing for more than 15 years achieving her Brown Belt. In December 2012 she decided to move to Vancouver and looking for a new start found Krav Maga at the end of 2014 at a gym in downtown Vancouver. In the fall of 2016, she switched to UTKM where she is now an Assistant Instructor and Green Belt. A few years ago she started training Judo again finally getting her Black Belt and now is teaching Kids classes at the Kensington Judo Club. As part of UTKM requirements, she also trains BJJ recently receiving her Blue Belt from Mike Hansen at Budo Martial Arts Burnaby. In June 2019 she went with fellow UTKM instructors to California and completed the IKF instructor Course under Amit Himelstein. In This Episode, we discuss her Martial Arts Journey, Judo, Krav Maga, Growing up in East Germany, Her recent Blog Post series Doomed to Repeat, Mental health, and more...  UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School

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Jul 2

2 hr 4 min

This Episode is a Blog post series shares the first in hopefully will be many Volumes in what we like to call "Tales From". These are stories regarding self-defense training, mentality, incidents, situations whether handled well or poorly. The idea of these series is for others to see that Self Defense is complicated and many individuals have possibly experienced what you have, have thought what you have, or have reacted like you have so that you do not feel alone with your experiences. This series is from 4 authors which include a bonus one, Transit Tales: Thoughts on My evolving Transit Experience, written by Karis M. A UTKM Green Belt. Tales From the Job: My Armoured Car Experience, written by anonyms. Tales from the Job: Avoiding an International Incident, written by Jonathan Fader and So one May Walk in Peace, written by UTKM Yellow Belt Ted E. We encourage you to submit your stories regarding the use of force, self-defense, training whether on the Job or as a civilian. If you would like to submit a story about your experience in Security, Law enforcement, or the military in relation to self defense, violence, de-escalation, what you learned, and or how you handled it please make submissions to info@urbantacticscanada.com . Re: Tales From, Min 500 words. Published Submissions will be rewarded with 3 months of free access to UTKMU. Full Episode Links: https://utkmblog.com/2021/06/24/episode-84-blog-post-series-tales-from-vol-1/ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Jun 24

2 hr 14 min

Exerpt: "Krav Maga builds out of two subjects. Self Defense which is the main subject. And hand-to-hand combat, with time Krav Maga became very very good at the self-defense... but it became, maybe the hand-to-hand combat section was a little bit neglected. But we know self-defense very good." -Ron Rotem Ron is referring  Boxing, Kickboxing, wrestling, Judo, MMA with regards to hand-to-hand combat, Or as UTKM would consider the skills needed for a back and forth fight. Ron Rotem is a Top Israeli Krav Maga Instructor and Black Belt who has taught in all aspects of Israeli Life from the IDF, Prison System, and Civilians. His start in Krav Maga was very much like something out of a Hong Kong Fight movie where a would-be street fight ended up in a pursuit where Ron found himself in the others Krav Maga Gym. The then Instructor told them to put gloves on and fight. Though it did not happen Ron found him staying and ended up moving up the ranks eventually becoming an assistant instructor under Eli Avikzar one of Imi's top students. This led him to be a Black Belt prior to his IDF Service where he served in an Anti-Guerilla Unit. There he was introduced to Military style Krav Maga which was quite different than his Civilian Experience. From there he became the head of the training for the Israeli Prison System which was also quite different. These differences lead Ron to begin researching the history of Krav Maga and which is now his lifelong passion. Ron is the Admin of the Facebook group Krav Maga History and culture which has well over 10,000 members. In this podcast, we discuss the history of Krav Maga, Krav Maga Principles, Concepts, and approaches as well as our own teaching Philosophies.   Ron now runs his own school Israeli Krav Maga Institute. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Jun 17

1 hr 37 min

Gus Bottazzi is a 30 year veteran of the martial arts, holding multiple black belts in Japanese karate (Kenpo) and Israeli Krav Maga, the hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Army. Gus has the distinction of training with, promoted to full instructor and black belted by three direct students of Krav Maga’s founder, Imi Lichtenfeld. He is also certified through 4 of the most respected Krav Maga federations in the world (Krav Maga WorldWide, IKMA, IKM-AC, Krav Maga Academy). A sought-after self-defense instructor and self-defense strategy speaker, Gus has given workshops and seminars internationally to audiences ranging from law enforcement to women’s empowerment organizations. Over the last 15 years, Gus has designed and implemented a training program and methodology that has been taught to thousands of college-bound students. Gus’ mission is to help reduce the number of victims of violent crimes every day to instill the knowledge of self-defense to all students he teaches and build the confidence necessary to stay vigilant and safe. Gus teaches private lessons and can be reached via his website. In this podcast, we discuss his origins, Krav Maga, Use of Force, Our teaching philosophies, and violence in general with a little extra added on as always. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Jun 10

2 hr

Sebastien Lavoie is a retired Sgt Major in the RCMP. He started his journey with martial arts as a youth, and in early adulthood found his way into the Canadian Armed Forces where he was “squared away”. This then leads him to the RCMP and his Singular goal of getting into the ERT (Emergency Response Team a.k.a. SWAT) which he achieved by spending 12 years on the BC ERT Team 7. He finished his career as the BC provincial Sgt Major for the RCMP Provincial Division. He is currently a Brown Belt (Soon to be Black Belt) in BJJ and is Co-Owner at Ascension Martial Arts and has recently started a company called Raven Strategic with the goal of helping others achieve their goals and better their lives whether it be personal or corporate. One could even say he may be the future Canadian “Jocko Willink” but only time will tell. In this episode, we talk about policing, Use of Force, ERT Selection ideologies, Public Opinion and politics, Teaching strategies, Leadership strategies, and all sorts of ideas and philosophies. You can follow Seb on Instagram @slavccmdr and @RavenStrategic SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Jun 3

3 hr 8 min

This is a blog post series focused on EGO. It is inspired by the three blog posts titled, Martial Arts and Ego – My Martial Art is better than your Martial Art, Martial Arts and Ego – Cobra Kai, and Martial Arts and Ego – The Student, the Instructor, and the Journey. This podcast discusses ego (the self and mental health) in three parts, What is the Ego and the Self, How is the Ego shaped by Culture, and Ego Death or dissolution. Each of these sections is a setup and expansion of the general ideas of each of the separate posts. This is a long, and deep podcast with a lot of academics but if you have the patience and time to better understand what is the ego please enjoy the listen. As this is a long one here are the section time stamps: References for this podcast are below: What is the ego and the self – 7:00 min mark aprox. How is the Ego Shaped by Culture – 1 hour, 19 min mark aprox. Ego Death or Dissolution – 3 hours, 7 min mark aprox. Full Episode links at: https://utkmblog.com/2021/05/27/episode-80-blogpost-series-martial-arts-and-ego/  UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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May 27

4 hr 22 min

Adrian Valman is the head instructor and Co-founder of Global Kapap and Kapap/Krav Maga organization based out of the UK with schools in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Dubai. Adrian served in the IDF in the Infantry Regiment Nahal in the 80s where he learned military Krav Maga both in his unit and at the famous Wingate Institue. He holds the designation of Master Kapap & Krav Maga Instructor, Senior IKF Instructor, and is a 6th Dan SKDA Karate Instructor among other designations. He and his organization have built a network of schools and instructors teaching civilians, security, and Law Enforcement. In this podcast, we discuss Adrians’ early years in the IDF and our shared IDF experiences, Krav Maga/Kapap, Teaching ideologies, Israel, Use of Force and policing, and much more. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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May 20

1 hr 58 min

Ryan Valley aka “Tuna” is a brown belt in BJJ under 10th planet Black Belt Nabil Salameh based out of Titan Training Center in Metro Vancouver. Ryan originally got into BJJ to help him lose weight and help him get over a breakup. A story is common to many it has brought him health and happiness as he now regularly teaches to kids, teens, and adults. He is a bit of a jokester and was formerly passionate about magic. He wants to use BJJ and martial arts to help the next generation be better versions of themselves for as the Whitney Houston song suggests “Children are our Future“. In this episode, we talk about BJJ, Teaching, The lost art of the conversation, and what’s going on in the world. Remember, martial artists are not just meatheads and many of us can also have reasonable discourse about a variety of topics. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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May 13

3 hr 3 min

In this episode Host, Jonathan Fader goes over a series he wrote on the three main approaches/styles to Krav Maga, Military, Police and Security, and Civilian. While we at UTKM believe a good program should start with one and build up to the others, Civilian Application>LE Application>Military Application to properly understand all potential self-defense scenarios many schools and organizations may focus on one area over the others. This may be because of the philosophy of the place or simply because of the instructor's past experiences and skills. Regardless it should be principle-based and address the specific needs of those being taught as each application is different and needs a slightly different focus and approach. Listen for Jon's expanded thoughts. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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May 6

1 hr 29 min

David Kahn is the head of the Israeli Krav Maga Association (IKMA) North America which was originally founded by Modern Krav founder Imi Lichtenfeld and now headed by GM Haim Gideon (This is why now the IKMA is often referred to as the Gideon System). David started his Krav Maga journey in the 90s which found him in Israel training directly with GM Gideon. The two formed a bond and this led David to be the official head representative of the IKMA in North America. He primarily teaches in and around the NJ/NY areas at his schools but has taught to all five major branches of the US military as well as many other LE/Military organizations in the US and International. He has also written numerous books on Krav Maga and use of force with more to come. In this episode, we talk about his Journey to where he is now, Krav Maga in general, Military, Civilian, and LE application of Use of force and teaching, Police use of force in America, and our general ideas and philosophies. David can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Apr 29

1 hr 23 min

Rory Van Vliet is a BJJ Black belt and instructor under Island Top Team Professor Rob Biernacki (Previously on Episode 47). He can be regularly seen in Bjjconcepts.net online instructional and his BJJ Youtube Channel RVV BJJ. They are known for the Conceptual based approach to teaching rather than just the technical approach a style that is rapidly becoming popular as it produces phenomenal results. Rory is also a Corrections officer in Canada and has experience in the use of force and security, particularly in the Health Sector. As a result of this Rory recently created an online training program for nurses called Health Care Control Strategies and Self Defense, so they can better protect themselves and patients should things get violent. In this episode, we talk use of force and policing which was appropriate given it was the day the Derek Chauvin trial results were announced. As well as the conceptual approach to teaching compared to traditional styles, his nursing self-defense program and more. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Apr 22

2 hr 4 min

In This Podcast, Host Jonathan Fader goes over a blog post series written by Evan Jex, titled Are you a good Training Partner? Jon adds his commentary to this series on an important topic that is how to train with other people for martial arts. While Martial Arts is inherently individualistic/solo the reality is your progress is often a matter of how good your training partners are. If no one wants to train with you because you are “that person” in the gym then you are actually harming your progress the most because you actually aren’t a good training partner. Evan was also on Episode 64 as a guest. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Apr 15

1 hr 23 min

Kip Warner is part of a group called the Canadian Society for the Advancement of Science in Public Policy, which has currently filed a class-action lawsuit against the Provincial Government of British Columbia regarding their COVID-19 Policies. Kip has a BSc from UBC in computer sciences with a focus on Artificial intelligence and has even found himself working with groups like NASA. He spent time in the Canadian Armed Forces, finishing as an officer at a time when it was no longer a good fit for him. Additionally, he learned various classical European sword styles to broaden his combat knowledge. In this podcast, we discuss the legal action against the government (but due to ongoing litigation our discussion was limited), his veganism, science and technology, environmentalism, martial arts, military service, and our general thoughts and philosophies. The goal of this podcast was to show you who Kip is, as there have already been attempts to smear his personal character publicly as he garners a lot more support than certain groups would like. Support their cause on their GoFundMe Page! Additionally, I would like to add here the quote read at the intro from Naval Ramikant: “Believe in science” is an oxymoron Naval: Welcome, Brett, to the eponymous Naval podcast. The topic that we started out on was the timeless principles of wealth creation. And then we touched a little bit on internal happiness and peace and well-being.I’m first and foremost a student of science. I’m a failed physicist, in the sense that I loved physics, I wanted to pursue it, but I never felt I was going to be great at it. I was more pulled into technology, which is applied science. Nevertheless, I remain a student of science. I remain fascinated by it. All of my real heroes are scientists because I believe science is the engine that pulls humanity forward. We’re lucky to live in an age when scientific and technological progress seem not likely, but inevitable. We’ve gotten used to the idea that life always gets better. Despite all the complaining about how productivity growth is stagnant, the reality is, anyone who owns a smartphone or drives a car, or even lives in a house has seen technology improve their quality of life over and over again. We take this progress for granted, and it’s thanks to science. To me, science is also the study of truth. What do we know to be true? How do we know something to be true? As I get older, I find myself incapable of having an attention span for anything that isn’t steeped in the truth.The background of this particular podcast series is that I thought I knew a lot about science. And there was a lot about science that I took for granted, such as what a scientific theory is and how scientific theories are formed. Most of us have a vague idea of it. Some people think science is what scientists do, which has a definitional problem. What is a scientist? Other people think science is making falsifiable or testable predictions, and maybe that’s closer to it. Sometimes people say, “It’s the scientific method.” And what is the scientific method? And then they start describing their junior high school chemistry experiment and lose the trail after that. Especially these days, when we’re told to “believe in science”—which is an oxymoron—people respect science, but they don’t understand what science is. The idea of what science is gets hijacked, sometimes by well-meaning people who want to convince you of the science and sometimes by not so well-meaning people who want to influence the way that you think and feel and act. ” – Naval Ramikant

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Apr 8

3 hr 13 min

Krav Maga Like anything has a lot of misinformation floating around on the internet. Either because people make things up, fail to understand or simply say things because of ego. This episode goes over some myths and misconceptions that our students requested we talk about. There are of course many more but we didn’t have all day… SUPPORT THIS PODCAST Full Episode notes and links Here UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

Apr 1

1 hr 39 min

Ted received his UTKM Yellow Belt a short time ago, yet COVID has not stopped his love of learning and growing particularly in the Martial Arts including Krav Maga and now BJJ. He has involved his children in this passion as well as he hopes they gain the skills they need for a happier healthier life. Ted has done a variety of jobs over the years from driving to directing, has several degrees, and loves to ski something he discussed in his recent post “So one may walk in peace.” In this podcast, we go deep and personal while sharing aspects of our personal lives and the things we have learned, and how we have grown. We talk about parenting, being objective, growth, and what we have learned as we have stumbled through life with all its trials and tribulations. Ted may consider himself “Just a guy”, be we consider him a super dad because he is meaningfully and actively involved in his children’s lives. This one is for all the parents out there! SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Mar 25

2 hr 48 min

Raziel Cohen of NDF Training originally from California but now residing in NJ is known as the “Tactical Rabbi” as he is a Tactical Firearms Trainer and ordained Rabbi. He gained interest in tactical training and personal self-defense due to issues with break-ins and threats of violence at the family home. He trained hard and consistently gaining traction and getting noticed by some elite US Military Units due to his Instagram Account NDFTraining. He now regularly trains Military, Law Enforcement, and Civilians how to properly use their firearms for tactical purposes of self-defense where legally allowed. In this episode, we stay fairly on the topic of Tactical Firearms Training, Firearms in general, Training ideologies, and a little bit about being Jewish in North America. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU

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Mar 18

1 hr 16 min