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Episode 888 - Sifu Michael Martin

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Release Date: 01/29/2024

Episode 913 - To Watch or Not? 2 Schools of Thought show art Episode 913 - To Watch or Not? 2 Schools of Thought

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SUMMARY The conversation explores the topic of whether parents should be allowed to watch their children's martial arts classes. The guests discuss the benefits of having parents present, such as building a sense of community, providing support for the child's practice at home, and allowing parents to see the broader benefits of martial arts beyond self-defense. They also mention the importance of setting boundaries for parental involvement. On the other hand, not having parents in the room can help children focus and establish a clear authority figure. The conversation highlights the value of...

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Episode 912 - Master Narcyz Latecki show art Episode 912 - Master Narcyz Latecki

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SUMMARY In this episode, Master Narcyz Latecki shares his martial arts journey, starting from his training in Kyokushin and Shotokan karate in Poland to his transition to Chinese martial arts. He emphasizes the importance of discipline, determination, and a limitless mindset in martial arts training. Master Latecki also discusses the influence of friends and environment on his martial arts journey. He highlights the value of finding individual expression in martial arts and the impact of trauma on his perspective. He also shares how he applies martial arts principles in other areas of life. He...

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Episode 911 - Preserving Legacy and Evolving Your Art show art Episode 911 - Preserving Legacy and Evolving Your Art

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SUMMARY Andrew and Victor explore the topic of preserving legacy and evolving martial arts. They discuss the challenges of teaching and practicing different martial arts styles and systems, and how to maintain the integrity of the art while allowing for evolution. They touch on the importance of lineage and tradition, as well as the need for adaptation and personalization. The conversation also delves into the role of forms in martial arts and the potential for modification and interpretation. The conversation explores the idea of evolving martial arts while preserving their legacy. The hosts...

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Episode 910 - Kyoshi Marcus Traynor show art Episode 910 - Kyoshi Marcus Traynor

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SUMMARY In this episode, Kyoshi Marcus Traynor discusses with Jeremy the culture of hard training and the unique environment of his martial arts school. He emphasizes the importance of creating a welcoming and encouraging culture where students of all ages and abilities can thrive. Kyoshi Traynor shares personal stories of how martial arts training helped him overcome challenges and build confidence. He highlights the enduring nature of traditional martial arts and the impact it can have on individuals' lives. He also discusses the value of tangible achievements in martial arts and the role of...

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Episode 909 - State Change Management with Matt Thomas show art Episode 909 - State Change Management with Matt Thomas

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SUMMARY In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew are joined by Matt Thomas and they discuss state change management and its application in martial arts. State change management involves identifying and optimizing different states to achieve desired outcomes. They explore the use of breath work to manage states and prime the body for peak performance. Matt demonstrates the Fire Breath technique, which involves hyper ventilation-style breathing to psych up before a match. He also explains the Calm Down breath technique, which focuses on exhaling longer than inhaling to activate the parasympathetic...

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Episode 908 - Sensei Greta Genovese show art Episode 908 - Sensei Greta Genovese

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SUMMARY In this episode, Sensei Greta Genovese shares her martial arts journey and the challenges she faced as a female martial artist. She discusses her experience in opening a martial arts school and the growth she has experienced as an instructor. Sensei Genovese emphasizes the importance of teaching with a balance of strictness and playfulness, and encourages adults to start martial arts at any age. She also shares her perspective on personal growth and the continuous learning process in martial arts. TAKEAWAYS *Teaching martial arts requires a balance of strictness and playfulness to keep...

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Episode 907 - Rank Stripes or Not: 2 Schools of Thought show art Episode 907 - Rank Stripes or Not: 2 Schools of Thought

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SUMMARY In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew discuss the use of rank stripes on martial arts belts. 2 schools of thought. You can have them, or you can not. They start by introducing the Whistlekick belt, made by Kataaro, and its unique design. The conversation then delves into the different perspectives on rank stripes, with Jeremy expressing his dislike for stripes used as a way to brag. Andrew shares his evolving views on rank stripes and how they can be beneficial in showing progression. They also discuss the benefits of not having rank stripes and the potential issues that can arise with...

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Episode 906 - Tashi Tim Caves show art Episode 906 - Tashi Tim Caves

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SUMMARY In this episode, Tashi Tim Caves shares his martial arts journey and his transition from engineering to teaching math. He discusses his early training, his enjoyment of teaching, and the challenges of teaching martial arts in a school setting. Tashi also talks about his training curriculum, which includes styles such as Harimau Silat, Dikiti Tirsia Sirads Kali, Northern Mantis Kung Fu, and Shaolin Kung Fu. He reflects on his years of training and the overlap between different styles. Overall, Tashi's story highlights the passion and dedication he has for both martial arts and teaching....

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Episode 905 - Martial Arts Apparel show art Episode 905 - Martial Arts Apparel

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SUMMARY In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew discuss apparel in the martial arts community. They highlight the personal connection individuals have with their clothing choices and the significance of wearing apparel that represents their passion for martial arts. The hosts emphasize the value of school apparel in promoting the martial arts and creating a sense of community among students. They also explore the functional aspect of apparel, particularly the use of stretch fabrics for ease of movement. The episode concludes with a shout-out to sponsor Kataaro and a reminder to consider personal...

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Episode 904 - Master Mark Giordano show art Episode 904 - Master Mark Giordano

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SUMMARY In this episode, Master Mark Giordano shares his martial arts journey and how it became his passion. He talks about his origin story, starting martial arts at a young age and continuing through his teenage years. Master Giordano discusses the challenges and responsibilities of being an instructor at a young age and how it shaped his maturity. He also reflects on the changes in martial arts over the years, including the impact of video games on children's participation. Master Giordano shares his experiences competing in open tournaments and the growth of his tournament team. In this...

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SUMMARY In this episode, Sifu Michael Martin discusses his martial arts journey and the transitions he made between different styles. He emphasizes the importance of individual expression in martial arts and adapting teaching to students' backgrounds. Sifu Martin also explores the limitations of traditional martial arts training and the value of cross-training. He highlights the element of surprise in combat and the need for research in martial arts. Additionally, he addresses misconceptions about Tai Chi and the aggressive nature of internal martial arts.   In this conversation, Sifu Martin discusses the origins and misconceptions of internal martial arts. He explains how the internal arts division emerged in the early 20th century as a way for aristocratic scholars to justify their training among their elitist friends. Michael debunks the belief that internal arts were developed in Daoist monasteries and highlights the reality of old masters in martial arts. He also discusses the changing perception of internal arts and the impact of the MMA craze on martial arts training. Michael emphasizes the importance of understanding the reasons behind the techniques and approaches in martial arts.   TAKEAWAYS Individual expression is important in martial arts, and teachers should adapt their instruction to students' backgrounds. Cross-training in different martial arts styles can enhance skills and broaden perspectives. The element of surprise can be advantageous in combat, and unfamiliar techniques can catch opponents off guard. Full contact training can teach valuable lessons about fighting spirit and the effectiveness of techniques. Misconceptions about Tai Chi and internal martial arts can hinder understanding of their combative nature. The internal arts division in martial arts emerged in the early 20th century as a way for aristocratic scholars to justify their training among their elitist friends. The belief that internal arts were developed in Daoist monasteries is a misconception. The reality is that old masters in martial arts were not necessarily spiritually enlightened beings. The MMA craze has led to a re-examination of martial arts, with practitioners realizing the importance of training in various aspects of combat. Understanding the reasons behind the techniques and approaches in martial arts is crucial for effective training and development.