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Episode 904 - Master Mark Giordano

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Release Date: 03/25/2024

Episode 923 - Does All Movement Relate to Kicking show art Episode 923 - Does All Movement Relate to Kicking

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SUMMARY In this conversation, Jeremy and Andrew discuss the concept that all movement can relate to kicking in some way. They explore different ways of moving and how they can be connected to kicking techniques. They also discuss the importance of managing range and how movement can affect kicking range. The conversation highlights the value of experimenting with different movements in training and thinking about training in a new and creative way. TAKEAWAYS * All movement can be related to kicking in some way * Managing range is important in martial arts * Experimenting with different...

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Episode 922 - G Anthony Joseph show art Episode 922 - G Anthony Joseph

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SUMMARY In this episode, Jeremy interviews G Anthony Joseph, an actor and martial artist. They discuss G Anthony's journey in martial arts and acting, the importance of discipline and dedication, and the relationship between martial arts and acting. G Anthony shares his experience of playing both good guys and bad guys in movies and the different approaches to movement in combat. They also touch on the significance of stances in martial arts and the importance of relating movement to the intended action. G Anthony Joseph discusses the importance of reaction and preemptive action in combat...

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Episode 921 - Starting a Martial Arts Event show art Episode 921 - Starting a Martial Arts Event

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SUMMARY In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew discuss their experiences and lessons learned from running martial arts events. They emphasize the importance of starting small and not overwhelming yourself with too many tasks. They also talk about the value of leaving some aspects of the event to chance, as organic moments can often be the most memorable. The hosts discuss the significance of getting buy-in from participants and offer tips on how to incentivize attendance. They also touch on the importance of creating a theme for the event and providing unique experiences for attendees. Overall,...

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Episode 920 - Sensei Dan Dovidio show art Episode 920 - Sensei Dan Dovidio

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SUMMARY In this conversation, Dan Dovidio shares his journey in martial arts, starting as a teenager and continuing for 48 years. He discusses how martial arts has served as a grounding tool in his life, helping him navigate through challenges and maintain a positive mindset. Sensei Dovidio also talks about the importance of personal connections in martial arts, both with instructors and fellow students. He shares his experience of fighting in an Okinawan tournament and the impact of immersive martial arts experiences. Finally, he discusses his role as a martial arts teacher and the balance...

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Episode 919 - When is it Time to Leave? show art Episode 919 - When is it Time to Leave?

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SUMMARY The conversation revolves around the topic of when it is time to leave a martial arts school. The hosts discuss two main categories: the desire for more and the presence of issues. Under the desire for more, they mention wanting to explore different martial arts styles, seeking more advanced training, or wanting to progress in rank beyond what the current school can offer. Under the presence of issues, they mention physical or sexual abuse, cult-like behavior, a punishment-focused culture, and being taken advantage of financially or in terms of time. They emphasize the importance of...

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Episode 918 - Guro Carlito Bonjoc show art Episode 918 - Guro Carlito Bonjoc

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SUMMARY In this conversation, Jeremy interviews Guro Carlito Bonjoc, a practitioner and teacher of Filipino martial arts. They discuss the history and significance of Filipino martial arts, Carlito's personal journey in the martial arts world, the importance of unity within the Filipino martial arts community, and the impact of martial arts on personal growth and overcoming challenges. Carlito emphasizes the value of hard work, a sense of humor, and the willingness to fail in order to succeed. He also shares his plans for the future, including writing a book and expanding his social media...

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Episode 917 - Martial Arts Round Table show art Episode 917 - Martial Arts Round Table

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SUMMARY This conversation with Jeremy Lesniak, Buzz Durkin, Dave Kovar and Chris Rappold explores the greatness of martial arts and its multifaceted benefits. It discusses the development of confidence through martial arts training and the importance of projecting confidence to deter potential confrontations. The conversation also highlights the emphasis on respect, courtesy, and self-control in martial arts, which sets it apart from other sports. The hosts discuss the role of martial arts in teaching leadership skills and instilling values in students. They also touch on the impact of...

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Episode 916 - Sensei Bill Leith show art Episode 916 - Sensei Bill Leith

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SUMMARY Sensei Bill Leith shares his martial arts journey, from starting as a young child to becoming a dedicated instructor. He emphasizes the importance of embracing imperfections and learning from mistakes, both in training and in life. Sensei Leith also discusses the transformative power of martial arts training and the impact it has on personal growth and development. He highlights the value of teaching children and the need for patience and understanding in guiding their martial arts journey. Overall, the conversation explores the mindset and philosophy behind martial arts training and...

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Episode 915 - Joe Lewis: The Legacy show art Episode 915 - Joe Lewis: The Legacy

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SUMMARY Joe Lewis was a legendary martial artist known for his skill, charisma, and innovation. He had a significant impact on the sport of sparring and brought an academic approach to his training. Joe was a tough competitor and had superb control in his techniques. He accumulated a group of dedicated students who admired and learned from him. Joe was known for his practical jokes and his ability to make people laugh. He was an innovative thinker and constantly analyzed fights and techniques. Joe's legacy lives on through the stories and memories shared by those who trained with him and those...

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Episode 914 - Mr. Rob Leone show art Episode 914 - Mr. Rob Leone

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SUMMARY In this episode of Whistlekick Martial Arts Radio, Rob Leone shares his martial arts journey and the impact it has had on his life. He discusses his entry into the world of martial arts as a young kid and the lessons he learned about discipline and respect. Rob also talks about his time in the army and how it provided structure and mentorship. He highlights the importance of mentorship in martial arts and the positive environment it creates. Rob shares his experience with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the cultural elements that make it unique. He emphasizes the value of progress and...

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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 conversation, he discusses his passion for teaching martial arts and the joy he finds in seeing his students succeed. He shares stories of overcoming challenges and proving skeptics wrong, highlighting the power of effective instruction. He also emphasizes the importance of adapting to students' needs and being honest about the limitations of his school. He also expresses his excitement for the future and his commitment to continuous learning. Overall, Master Giordano's dedication to his students and his love for martial arts shine through in this inspiring conversation.  TAKEAWAYS *Teaching martial arts is a rewarding experience, especially when students understand and excel in their training. *Effective instruction can have a profound impact on students, helping them overcome challenges and achieve their goals. *Adapting to students' needs and being honest about the limitations of a school are crucial for maintaining student engagement and satisfaction. *Continuing to learn and grow as a martial artist is essential for personal and professional development.