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Episode 759 - Rapid Fire Q&A #20

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Release Date: 11/03/2022

Episode 898 - Grandmaster Steve DeMasco show art Episode 898 - Grandmaster Steve DeMasco

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SUMMARY Grandmaster Steve DeMasco shares his journey in martial arts and the importance of humility and service as an instructor. He emphasizes the need for instructors to prioritize the well-being and growth of their students. DeMasco also discusses the dangers of ego in martial arts and the impact of personal experiences on shaping one's philosophy. He highlights the transformative power of martial arts and the importance of respect, self-discipline, and self-improvement. DeMasco encourages instructors to reflect on their own actions and to strive for continuous improvement in their...

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Episode 897 - Can you learn martial arts from books? show art Episode 897 - Can you learn martial arts from books?

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SUMARY In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew discuss the controversial topic of learning martial arts from books. They explore the value of books in martial arts education and the shift towards learning from recordings. They share an example of someone learning a form from a book and emphasize the importance of learning from various resources. The hosts also address different perspectives on learning from books and encourage listeners to support Whistlekick. TAKEAWAYS *Books can be a valuable resource for learning about martial arts, providing education, philosophy, and context for training....

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Episode 896 - Danielle Millholen show art Episode 896 - Danielle Millholen

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Episode 895 - Martial Arts Word Association 11: Winter Edition show art Episode 895 - Martial Arts Word Association 11: Winter Edition

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Another episode of “Martial Arts Word Association” where Andrew gives Jeremy a random word that he could connect to martial arts. All of today’s words are winter themed! In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew discuss randomly generated topics to try and find out how they can relate to martial arts!

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Episode 894 - Renshi Anthony Wisler show art Episode 894 - Renshi Anthony Wisler

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SUMMARY In this episode, Renshi Anthony shares his martial arts journey, starting from his introduction to karate and jiu-jitsu at the age of 14. He discusses the impact of personal loss and how it led him to fully commit to his training. Renshi Wisler also talks about the challenges and benefits of exploring different martial arts styles, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Bagua. He emphasizes the importance of continuous growth and the integration of different perspectives in martial arts training. In this conversation, Renshi Wisler discusses his experience training in different martial arts...

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Episode 893 - 2 Schools of Thought: Should Testing be Scheduled? show art Episode 893 - 2 Schools of Thought: Should Testing be Scheduled?

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SUMMARY In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew discuss the topic of whether martial arts rank testing should be scheduled or a surprise. They explore the benefits and downsides of both approaches and share their personal experiences. They also touch on the differences in rank testing between traditional martial arts schools and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The main takeaway is that each school should do what works best for their students and goals. TAKEAWAYS There are benefits to both scheduled and surprise rank testing in martial arts. Scheduled testing allows students to set goals and prepare in...

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Episode 892 - Matt  Episode 892 - Matt "Matador" Thomas

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SUMMARY Matt Thomas shares his journey in the unique sport of chess boxing. He discusses how he discovered chess boxing and the training camp he went through to prepare for the World Championship. Matt explains the different styles and strategies in chess boxing and how the sport combines the mental and physical aspects of chess and boxing. He also talks about his role in promoting and growing the sport of chess boxing. Matt shares his journey in the world of chess boxing, from losing in the World Championship to becoming a commentator and promoter. He discusses the impact of the founder of...

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Episode 891 - 2024 State of the Martial Arts show art Episode 891 - 2024 State of the Martial Arts

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In this episode, we’re bringing you Jeremy’s 2024 State of the Martial Arts and what we could do to move forward. Martial Arts, just like any other sport, is not perfect. That’s the very reason why we need to recognize and accept that as a fact so we can improve it for generations of Martial Artists to come. In this episode, Jeremy talks about where he thinks Martial Arts world is and what we could do to move forward. Listen to learn more!

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Episode 890 - Ari Heart show art Episode 890 - Ari Heart

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SUMMARY In this episode, Jeremy interviews Ari Heart, the owner of Elements MMA. Ari shares his journey in martial arts, starting from his early experiences in karate and his fascination with the UFC. He discusses how a traumatic experience led him to pursue martial arts seriously and eventually specialize in jiu-jitsu. Ari also talks about the influence of yoga on his training and teaching, and how it has transformed his perspective on martial arts. He emphasizes the value of traditional martial arts and the importance of creating a welcoming and respectful environment in the MMA community....

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Episode 899 - Martial Arts and Thrown Weapons show art Episode 899 - Martial Arts and Thrown Weapons

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Today Jeremy and Andrew (and friends) take a visit to the Axe House in Keene, one of the many sponsors of Martial Summit. While there they discuss the growing popularity of axe throwing as a recreational activity and its connection to martial arts. They highlight the similarities between throwing weapons and martial arts techniques, such as the importance of distance, technique, and adaptability. They interview the owner, Jamie Dyer, and he emphasizes the value of constructive criticism and open-mindedness in both axe throwing and martial arts training. They encourage listeners to try axe...

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In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on a special edition of the Rapid Fire Question and Answers.

Rapid Fire Q&A #20 - Episode 759

Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams tackle a series of questions, comments, and reviews from you, the listeners, and some guests in the form of a Rapid Fire Q&A. Here are the questions they tried to answer:

  • What’s the most beneficial requirement you’ve heard as a part of testing requirements?

  • How do you tell if a technique just needs more practice or if it’s just not a good match for you?

  • Listen to the episode for more questions!

After listening to the questions and answers, it would be exciting for us to know your thoughts about it. Don’t forget to drop them in the comment section below!