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Episode 918 - Guro Carlito Bonjoc

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Release Date: 05/13/2024

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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 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 presence.  TAKEAWAYS * Filipino martial arts have a rich history and are an important part of Filipino culture, promoting unity and understanding within the community. * Carlito Bonjoc's personal journey in the martial arts world, overcoming challenges and embracing his disability, serves as an inspiration to others. * The value of hard work, a sense of humor, and the willingness to fail in order to succeed are emphasized. * Teaching and coaching in martial arts is about helping students achieve their goals and bringing out the best in them. * Carlito's future plans include writing a book and expanding his social media presence to continue impacting people's lives.