I met Mr. John DeBlasio during my recent trip the Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors Mega Weekend in Atlantic City, NJ. I was making my first pass on the exhibition floor and Bill Wallace was standing there talking to him. Shortly after I ended up speaking with Mr. DeBlasio and really enjoyed our conversation. It was clear that this man was not only a true martial artist, but also a good guy and a passionate (and successful) actor. I knew he'd be a great guest for the show.
His acting credits include TV shows like Blue Bloods, Elementary and The Sopranos and movies like Talons of the Eagle with Billy Blanks and The Cobbler with Adam Sandler.
And what a guest he turned out to be. This episode has a bit of everything - humorous stories, serious moments & amazing advice all from a man who is clearly walking the path of a martial artist. Mr. DeBlasio knows his history and does a great job of bringing us on his journey. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did.
Your humble host, Jeremy
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On today's episode we tackle the delicate subject of martial arts belts, martial arts rank, and testings within our world. History, differences, pros and cons, suggestions and so much more.
For full show notes and transcript, please visit: http://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/061-martial-arts-belts-rank/
Here we are, it's episode 60 and we're joined by Soke-Dai David Nemeroff. He's a diverse martial artist with 10 black belts and quite a few related interests. As a school owner, instructor, author, event promoter, Soke-Dai Nemeroff comes to us today to share his stories, and we get some great ones.
If you've wondered about the different perspectives martial artists have after training in different martial arts, you may find this episode interesting. Soke-Dai Nemeroff is primarily an Aikido practitioner, and that certainly comes through in his stories and his view of life and the martial arts. We talk about his time in Japan, challenges and even some of the ways he gives back.
As we always try to do, we're bringing you another episode with some wonderful stories that we hope keeps you entertained and inspired.
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For full show notes, please visit http://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/060-david-nemeroff/
On episode 59 we're joined by Sho-Dai Soke Mike Andrus, who asked that we call him Mr. Mike. The conversation is an entertaining and insightful one, with Mr. Mike sharing a lot of wisdom and really opening himself up. We get to know a bit of the man behind the belt, and he has some great things to say. As martial artists, author, instructor & seminar presenter, Mr. Mike has met with, trained and trained under some absolutely wonderful people. He brings a lot of energy to what he does, including his time on this episode.
For full show notes, please visit: http://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/059-mike-andrus/
On today's episode we profile Jackie Chan, the famed actor, producer, director, singer... let's just say this is a renaissance man in the truest definition. Follow along below for a heavily-linked show transcript with videos, photos and tons of fun and rare facts. Hopefully, someday we'll have the real Jackie Chan on the show, but until then, this will have to do.
For show notes and a full transcript, please visit: http://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/058-jackie-chan/
Our guest on this episode is Hanshi Ron Martin, a man with an amazing martial arts career. Captain of the first US Karate team, Hanshi Martin has toured the world competing, and came up on the better end against most of the best of his day. As you might expect of a martial artist from the "blood and guts" era, he has some incredible stories and he shares them here today.
For full show notes, please visit http://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/057-ron-martin/
On today's show we talk about martial arts conditioning - strength, cardiovascular and flexibility. We discuss methods for improving them, common mistakes and how you can get the most out of your training and become a better martial artist.
For full show notes, photos, videos and a transcript, please visit: http://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/56-martial-arts-conditioning/
On today's episode we're joined by Sensei Andrea Harkins, a martial artist from Florida. Sensei Andrea, as she asked I call her, is an author and blogger that runs a martial arts school in Florida with her husband. Whereas most of our guests have been training since they were children, Sensei Andrea started in her 20s which gives her an entirely different perspective. She was great about sharing that perspective with us and offers up some excellent stories.
Sensei Andrea is an active writer, contributing articles to not only her own publications but also some very well-respected online magazines. Read on for the show notes below to see where you can find her writing. We'll be updating this page when her book does come out, so stay tuned.
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While we didn't get into it on the show, Sensei Andrea is also a noted public speaker and life coach. You can learn more about those aspects of her at her website.
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For full show notes, please visit: http://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/055-andrea-harkins/