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Episode 924 - Sensei Noah Legel

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Release Date: 06/03/2024

Episode 937 - Developing a Leadership Team show art Episode 937 - Developing a Leadership Team

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SUMMARY In this episode, Andrew Adams and Craig Wharem discuss the importance of developing a leadership team in martial arts schools. They emphasize the need for school owners to identify potential leaders early on and provide them with opportunities to grow and contribute. They also stress the importance of clear communication and setting expectations for the leadership team. Regular private meetings and outside training can help improve teaching skills and enhance the team's effectiveness. For students who want to become leaders, they recommend expressing their interest to the instructor...

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Episode 936 - Sensei Josh Hodges show art Episode 936 - Sensei Josh Hodges

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SUMMARY In this conversation, Jeremy discusses with Sensei Josh Hodges his martial arts journeys and the importance of training and personal growth. Sensei Hodges touches on topics such as the value of effort and perseverance, the role of organizations in martial arts, and the need for individualization in training. He also explores the concept of mastery and the importance of personalizing one's martial arts practice. In this conversation, Sensei Hodges discusses the importance of principles in martial arts training and how they can be applied across different styles. He emphasizes the value...

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Episode 935 - 2 Schools of Thought: Forms in a Set Order? show art Episode 935 - 2 Schools of Thought: Forms in a Set Order?

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SUMARRY In this conversation, Jeremy and Andrew discuss two schools of thought when it comes to teaching forms in martial arts. The first school of thought is teaching forms in a set order, where students learn one form after another in a predetermined sequence. The second school of thought is a rotating curriculum, where students focus on one form for a certain period of time before moving on to the next form. They explore the pros and cons of each approach and discuss the challenges of managing different levels of students in a class. TAKEAWAYS * There are two schools of thought when it...

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Episode 933 - The Value of Open Ended Drills show art Episode 933 - The Value of Open Ended Drills

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SUMMARY In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew discuss the value of open-ended training drills in martial arts. They explore how allowing students to contribute to drills and make decisions on the fly enhances their learning experience and fosters ownership and creativity. They also highlight the importance of experimentation and problem-solving in martial arts training. The hosts encourage instructors to provide opportunities for students to contribute and explore open-ended drills, ultimately leading to better understanding and skill development. TAKEAWAYS * Open-ended training drills in...

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Episode 932 - Grandmaster Rudy Duncan show art Episode 932 - Grandmaster Rudy Duncan

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SUMMARY In this episode of Whistlekick Martial Arts Radio, Jeremy interviews Grandmaster Rudy Duncan. They discuss his martial arts journey, starting with his introduction to karate as a young boy and his transition to studying Goju and Kempo. Grandmaster Duncan emphasizes the importance of embracing different martial arts styles and cross-training to continue personal growth. They also touch on the significance of katas, the value of questioning and discussing techniques, and the evolving landscape of martial arts. In this conversation, Grandmaster Rudy Duncan shares his insights and...

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Episode 934 - Lori Episode 934 - Lori "Ice" Fetrick

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SUMMARY Lori Fetrick, also known as "Ice" on American Gladiators, shares her journey from being an athlete to becoming a TV personality. She talks about the physical demands of being a gladiator and the importance of staying in shape to prevent injuries. Lori also discusses her love for martial arts and how she incorporated it into her training. She emphasizes the value of discipline and the need to stay ready for opportunities. Lori's story highlights the importance of perseverance and adaptability in pursuing one's passions. She discusses her passion for martial arts and the benefits it...

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Episode 931 - When is it Time to Ask a Student to Leave? show art Episode 931 - When is it Time to Ask a Student to Leave?

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SUMMARY In this conversation, Jeremy and Andrew discuss the challenging topic of when it is time to ask a student to leave a martial arts school. They explore various scenarios where a student's behavior may negatively impact the experience of others, such as disruptive behavior, safety concerns, and drama. They emphasize the importance of maintaining a positive learning environment for all students and the need to address issues that arise. The hosts also acknowledge the difficulty instructors may face in making the decision to ask a student to leave and encourage listeners to share their...

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Episode 930 - Sensei Wojciech Wasilewski show art Episode 930 - Sensei Wojciech Wasilewski

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SUMMARY In this episode of Whistlekick Martial Arts Radio, Jeremy interviews Sensei Wojciech Wasilewski, a martial artist and owner of a karate school. Wojciech shares his journey of becoming a martial artist and opening his own school. He discusses the importance of observation and learning from watching others, as well as the impact of his first instructor on his training. Sensei Wojciech also talks about how martial arts helped him overcome bullying and gain confidence. He emphasizes the need to find a balance between discipline and adaptation in teaching martial arts. Sensei Wasilewski...

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Episode 929 - Martial Arts Word Association 13: Summer Edition show art Episode 929 - Martial Arts Word Association 13: Summer Edition

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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. All of today’s words are Summer themed! In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew discuss randomly generated topics to try and find out how they can relate to martial arts!

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Episode 928 - Sifu Dwight Woods show art Episode 928 - Sifu Dwight Woods

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SUMMARY In this episode, Jeremy is joined by Sifu Dwight Woods to discuss his training with Dan Inosanto and his journey in martial arts. They talk about the influence of Bruce Lee, the philosophy of Jeet Kune Do, and the importance of being open-minded in training. Sifu Woods shares his experiences training with Dan Inosanto and the impact he has had on his martial arts journey. They also touch on the misquotes and misconceptions surrounding Bruce Lee's teachings. He discusses the criticism and detractors of Bruce Lee, particularly regarding his lack of a fight record. He mentions John...

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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 the importance of schools working with students to make it affordable. He shares his transition to a new school and his experiences in judo, including the physical challenges he faced due to his connective tissue disorder. Sensei Legel discusses his transition from Judo to Karate and his exploration of practical kata application. He highlights the value of kata as templates for training various aspects of martial arts, such as speed, power, and footwork. He then also shares his experience of creating Waza Wednesday, a YouTube series that focused on kata application and supplementary training exercises. The conversation takes a poignant turn as Noah discusses the health issues his sensei faced and his eventual passing. Sensei Legel discusses his journey in martial arts, from training in traditional karate to exploring practical applications and founding the International Neoclassical Karate Kobudo Society (INKKS). He shares the story of his Waza Wednesday series and the impact of his friend's passing on his martial arts journey. He emphasizes the importance of evolving and progressing martial arts while staying true to their original intent. He explains the mission of INKKS to inspire and guide practitioners in practicing karate in a neoclassical way. Lastly, he also highlights the inclusivity and community-building aspects of the organization.  TAKEAWAYS * Understanding the history, traditions, and philosophies of martial arts is important for a well-rounded practice. * Martial arts can help overcome social anxiety and improve public speaking skills. * Schools should work with students to make martial arts training affordable and accessible. * Judo can be physically challenging and may lead to injuries, but the value of the practice outweighs the difficulties. * Having a passion for teaching can enhance the martial arts journey and contribute to personal growth. Kata are valuable templates for training various aspects of martial arts. * Practical kata application involves exploring different interpretations and applications of the movements. * Creating online content, such as YouTube videos, can help share martial arts knowledge and encourage experimentation. * Health issues can have a significant impact on a martial artist's training and journey.  * Sensei Legel's martial arts journey from traditional karate to neoclassical karate * The impact of the Waza Wednesday series and the passing of a friend * The mission of the International Neoclassical Karate Kobudo Society (INKKS) * The importance of evolving and progressing martial arts while staying true to their original intent * The inclusivity and community-building aspects of INKKS