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Episode 890 - Ari Heart

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Release Date: 02/05/2024

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, 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. This conversation explores the diversity of movement and the importance of embracing different ways of doing things. It emphasizes the value of physical movement as a language and the need to expand beyond self-defense and combat in martial arts. The discussion also highlights the role of movement in releasing angst and static energy, as well as the impact of sitting on health. The guest's book, 'Burn Your Chair,' is introduced as a resource for promoting movement and exploring alternative seating options. The conversation concludes with a call to encourage movement and joy in all forms.  TAKEAWAYS •  Martial arts can provide a sense of empowerment and strength during challenging times. •  The practice of yoga can complement martial arts training by promoting flexibility, resilience, and self-awareness. •  The UFC and modern martial arts can benefit from incorporating the values and teachings of traditional martial arts, such as discipline, respect, and teamwork. •  Creating a welcoming and respectful environment in martial arts studios fosters a sense of community and camaraderie among practitioners.