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whistlekick Martial Arts Radio is a bi-weekly podcast interviewing traditional martial artists. We hear their stories and journeys, the way they overcame challenges and learn how to be better people through the guests martial arts experiences. Past guests have included many famous martial artists from Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu and other disciplines.
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Nov 30, 2015

Master Tanya Panizzo: Episode 38

Instead of worrying on the belt, or worrying about your promoting and your ranking, be present in the moment. What do your feet feel like when they step onto the mat?

Tanya PanizzoMaster Tanya Panizzo is a lifelong martial artist and instructor in the WTF style of Taekwondo. As a school owner, promoter and competition coach, Master Panizzo displays her passion for the martial arts by helping to bring the best out of those she trains and trains with. After ten years in the automotive industry, she realized that her heart was not in her engineering job but in taekwondo. Listen as she discusses the whirlwind that was her life as she made this transition, the challenges involved and the success she has seen.

Show Notes

Movie: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Unavailable for Streaming)
Actor: Jackie Chan

Though we were unable to find video proof, it does appear that Bruce Lee was a skilled dancer - specifically the Cha Cha.

Books: Living the Martial Way, The Book of the Samurai, Protecting the Gift

The kid imitating Bruce Lee's nunchaku routine from Game of Death.

MidWestTaekwondo.com & on Facebook

FightingSpiritSafety.com

Nov 26, 2015

November 26th, 2015 - Episode 37

This episode has nothing to do with Thanksgiving.

Sparring Gear Helmet

  • We'll be interviewing the founder of the Kids Kicking Cancer organization mentioned on episode 35.
  • If you haven't checked out Episode 36 with Mr. John Graden, you should. Some of his points have a few people riled up which is creating great discussion.
  • Into the Badlands is out, and it's pretty good!

Today's featured product is the whistlekick Sparring Helmet. It's a more comfortable, longer-lasting take on the sparring helmets many of you are wearing.

“You may train for a long time, but if you merely move your hands and feet and jump up and down like a puppet, learning Karate is not very different from learning a dance. You will never have reached the heart of the matter; you will have failed to grasp the quintessence of Karate.” – Gichin Funakoshi

tai-chi-masterMovie of the week - Tai Chi Master starring Michelle Yeoh and Jet Li, available for streaming on Netflix.

News

Nov 23, 2015
I think the decision to join a school starts with the leadership, so the first style to evaluate is the teaching style of the instructor.

Mr. John Graden is nothing if not a well-known figure in the martial arts community. The founder of several martial arts associations, student under numerous legends and now best-selling author, Mr. Graden knows the martial arts at several levels. A revered consultant on martial arts business, Mr. Graden joins us today to give a glimpse into his martial arts path. Having trained with high-caliber martial artists like Walt Bone and Joe Lewis, you know he has great stories. Not only does he deliver them, but with a sense of humor, too. Throughout the conversation Mr. Graden is ready to challenge martial arts convention and make you think with his logical criticisms of some of the ideas many martial artists (myself included) hold dear. This is an episode you may well be listening to more than once.

Your host, Jeremy

Show Notes

Movies: Enter the Dragon (unavailable for streaming), Raging Bull (unavailable for streaming), Excalibur (unavailable for streaming)

MartialArtsTeachers.com - Martial Arts Teacher's Association
JohnGraden.com - Mr. Graden's personal website, including rare photos and links to his books
john@johngraden.com

Mr. Graden mentioned the Batman/Green Hornet crossover episode. It's titled "A Piece of the Action" and was released in 1967. Here's a clip with some highlights from that episode.

Nov 19, 2015

November 19, 2015 - Episode 35

sparring-gear-gloveFeatured Product - whistlekick Sparring Gloves. More comfortable, cut shorter & more durable than the competition. Check them out at our store.

Kids Kicking Cancer - remember we've already confirmed with the founder to be on the show. Look for that in the next few weeks.

If you haven't already, please check out Monday's episode with Mr. Richard Osborn. We talk a lot about competition and how it's shaped him.

Movie pick - Ip Man, available for streaming on Netflix.

Lastly, here's the quote and the image I mentioned: Martial Arts is one of the rare pursuits that will give back exactly, and only, what you put in.

Motivational poster martial arts

Nov 16, 2015
I'm still growing as a martial artist, I'm still trying to build. And I'm still trying to bring people along with me...

Today we're joined by Mr. Richard Osborn, a taekwondo practitioner, school owner, competitor and event promoter from Missouri. Mr. Osborn speaks warmly about his time as a competitor, often waking up early to travel hundreds of miles to attend an event. We've had some guests that have had strong ties to the competitive world, but perhaps none has been more influenced by their time in competition than Mr. Osborn.

 

For full show notes, please visit http://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/034-richard-osborn

Nov 12, 2015

Today's episode of Martial Arts Radio is new - our first ever non-interview episode. We'll be releasing one of these per week, but we need your help. We want to make this a great show, and just as you all have helped guide us with guest suggestions and other feedback, we want to ask the same of you here. Please give it a listen and let you know what you like and don't like about it.

Today we talk about AMC's upcoming show, Into the Badlands, which debuts Sunday.

Today's quote:

There is a difference between a fighter and a martial artist. A fighter is training for a purpose: he has a fight. I'm a martial artist. I don't train for a fight. I train for myself. I'm training all the time. My goal is perfection, but I will never reach perfection. - Georges St-Pierre.

Movie Pick:

Falcon Rising starring Michael Jai White

We end the show talking about the strong possibility that Karate will become an Olympic sport when Japan hosts in 2020.

Nov 9, 2015
If we lead with a fighter's heart, that's all we can ask for. To change one student's life... that's a big thing.

I'll set the scene for you. We just finished up a day of exhibiting at a martial arts tournament and went out to eat with the promoter and a few others. I come back from getting my food at the buffet and see a man sitting at the chair across from me. The man is quite a bit larger than anyone else in the room, and when he shakes my hand, it becomes lost in his. Sensei Robb Buckland is, in a word, intimidating. However, the smile on his face evened out any intimidation I felt.

Throughout our meal, Sensei Buckland shared amazing stories with everyone at the table. He holds a black belt from Joe Lewis and knows many of our past guests very well. I knew that this man needed to come on the show as a guest, and he was quite willing. The stories on today's episode are as wonderful as any we've had, but they carry with them a sense of humor that (arguably) no guest has. There were times I had to mute my microphone to keep from laughing over his words, and I suspect you'll find yourself laughing as well.

That doesn't mean that you should question Sensei Buckland's skill. He is a skilled and legitimate martial artist and has trained with a vast number of amazing practitioners. A Google image search of his name will show you the legendary friends he has, and listening to this episode will help you understand why he has earned their respect. Enjoy.

 

For full show notes, please visit: http://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/032-robb-buckland

Nov 2, 2015
Everybody thinks they know who they are, but I thought I knew who I was, too. And then I realized that I didn't, really.

Today's episode features Mr. Cory Rose, a taekwondo practitioner from Oklahoma. Mr. Rose is a longtime martial artist with a great story. We don't want to give away too much, but Mr. Rose credits his life to the arts, and in a far different way than other guests have done. We had a great conversation and discuss how martial arts has influenced his life as well as connected a number of dots on his path. A humble man, Mr. Rose opens up about every subject that comes up, which makes for a great episode.

 

For full show notes, please visit: http://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/031-cory-rose

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