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Episode 896 - Danielle Millholen

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Release Date: 02/26/2024

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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Episode 903 - Martial Arts Word Association 12 show art Episode 903 - Martial Arts Word Association 12

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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! In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew discuss randomly generated topics to try and find out how they can relate to martial arts! After listening to the episode, it would be exciting for us to know your thoughts about it.

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Episode 902 - Mr. Tim Roettiger show art Episode 902 - Mr. Tim Roettiger

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SUMMARY In this episode, Jeremy discusses with Mr. Tim Roettiger his journey into martial arts, his training experiences, and the popularity of Jeet Kune Do. They also delve into the debate between the originalist and concept approaches in Jeet Kune Do, as well as the legacy of Bruce Lee. In this conversation, Mr. Roettiger discusses his approach to martial arts training and teaching, specifically in the context of Jeet Kune Do. He emphasizes the importance of learning techniques and applying them situationally, rather than focusing on memorizing forms. He also highlights the limitations of...

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SUMMARY In this episode, Jeremy interviews Danielle Millholen, a martial artist with a background in Taekwondo. They discuss Danielle's journey in martial arts, the expansion of her horizons through training and traveling, and the integration of different martial arts styles. They also explore how martial arts has become a lifestyle for Danielle, impacting her personal growth and confidence. Additionally, they delve into the relationship between fitness and martial arts, as well as Danielle's experience training for a fight and dealing with an injury. In this conversation, Jeremy and Danielle discuss her journey in martial arts, including her struggles with progress, dealing with depression, finding joy in teaching kids, the importance of having fun, personal growth and self-awareness, limitations and working on personal attributes, future goals, and inspiring others.  TAKEAWAYS *Martial arts can lead to the formation of strong friendships and a sense of community. *Integrating different martial arts styles can enhance one's training and expand their knowledge. *Martial arts can contribute to personal growth, increased confidence, and a more open mindset. *Fitness and strength training can complement martial arts training and improve performance. *Training for a fight requires mental preparation and a balance between confidence and humility. *Dealing with injuries in martial arts can be challenging, but it can also provide opportunities for personal growth and reflection. Struggling with progress is a common experience in martial arts, but seeking second opinions and trying different approaches can help overcome obstacles. *Depression can be a challenging period, but having a support system and finding joy in teaching and training can help alleviate the symptoms. *Teaching kids can be a rewarding experience, and being able to have fun and be goofy with them is important for building a positive learning environment. *Having fun is crucial in martial arts training, as it enhances the learning experience and keeps motivation high. *Self-awareness and personal growth are essential in martial arts, and being open to feedback and willing to listen can lead to significant improvements. *Recognizing limitations and working on personal attributes can help overcome obstacles and achieve goals. *Setting future goals, such as getting back into fighting and inspiring others, can provide motivation and direction in martial arts. *Closing thoughts: Keep kicking, train hard, have fun, laugh a lot, and continue to pursue personal growth in martial arts.