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Episode 914 - Mr. Rob Leone

whistlekick Martial Arts Radio

Release Date: 04/29/2024

Episode 927 - Martial Arts and Pop Culture from the 80's show art Episode 927 - Martial Arts and Pop Culture from the 80's

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SUMMARY The conversation explores the impact of martial arts on pop culture in the 80s, discussing cartoons, movies, and TV shows that were influenced by martial arts. It also delves into the authenticity of martial arts in pop culture and the influence it had on the audience. The conversation ends with a humorous discussion about the evolution of technology and entertainment.  TAKEAWAYS The influence of martial arts on pop culture in the 80s was significant, with cartoons, movies, and TV shows reflecting this influence. The authenticity of martial arts in pop culture had a profound...

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Episode 926 - Feras Alhlou show art Episode 926 - Feras Alhlou

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SUMMARY In this episode, Jeremy interviews Feras Alhlou, a business advisor and martial artist. They discuss the parallels between martial arts and business, including the importance of learning from mistakes, the need for discipline and structure, and the concept of sacrifice and service. Feras shares his journey in both martial arts and business, highlighting the value of continuous learning and the pursuit of mastery. They also touch on the importance of deliberate practice and the benefits of training with different people and in different arts. In this conversation, Jeremy and Feras...

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2 Schools of Thought: Show All on Testing vs Just New show art 2 Schools of Thought: Show All on Testing vs Just New

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SUMMARY In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew discuss the two schools of thought when it comes to martial arts testing. Should students be required to show everything they've learned since day one, or just the material they've learned since their last test? They explore the pros and cons of each approach and share their own perspectives. The conversation also touches on the importance of forms, the progression of rank, and the goals of a martial arts school. TAKEAWAYS * There are two schools of thought when it comes to martial arts testing: showing everything learned since day one or just the...

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Episode 924 - Sensei Noah Legel show art Episode 924 - Sensei Noah Legel

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SUMMARY Sensei Noah Legel shares his journey in martial arts, starting with his interest in Japanese swordsmanship and his academic approach to learning. He discusses his early experiences in wrestling and how it led him to explore other martial arts. Sensei Legel emphasizes the importance of understanding the history, traditions, and philosophies of martial arts, and how it shaped his mindset as a practitioner. He also talks about his passion for teaching and overcoming his social anxiety through martial arts. Sensei Legel highlights the privilege of having access to martial arts training and...

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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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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 belonging in martial arts. He also discusses the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters, which is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. He explains the connection between martial arts and mentoring, highlighting the skills and values that martial artists can bring to mentoring relationships. He emphasizes the impact of mentoring on at-risk youth, including improved behavior, academic performance, and social skills. He also discusses the opportunities and support available for mentors and mentees through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Lastly, he shares his vision of expanding the martial arts for mentoring initiative nationwide and encourages listeners to get involved and support the program.

TAKEAWAYS

  • Martial arts provides structure, discipline, and mentorship, which can be especially valuable for those growing up in challenging environments.
  • * The martial arts community is a positive and supportive environment where individuals can learn, grow, and share their experiences.
  • * Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers a unique cultural experience and teaches valuable self-defense skills.
  • * Martial arts training fosters progress and a sense of belonging, creating a fulfilling and transformative journey. Big Brothers Big Sisters aims to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships for at-risk youth.
  • * Martial artists can bring valuable skills and values to mentoring relationships.
  • * Mentoring has a significant impact on the behavior, academic performance, and social skills of at-risk youth.
  • * Big Brothers Big Sisters provides opportunities and support for mentors and mentees.
  • * The martial arts for mentoring initiative aims to expand nationwide, and everyone can get involved and support the program.