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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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Now displaying: October, 2016
Oct 31, 2016

Mr. Daniel Hartz - Episode 132

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Mr. Hartz just after having Sensei Smith demonstrate a choke. Wearing a NoSweat Tee.

You may recognize the name of today's guest from his appearance on Episode 100. Mr. Daniel Hartz was the interviewer for my episode of the show, and it's been an honor to have him back for his turn at the table. While there are no firm rules about who we have on the show, we generally only extend the invitation to black belts. Mr. Hartz recently earned his black belt at a weekend-long testing ceremony I was fortunate enough to participate in.

On today's episode, we learn a lot about not only Mr. Hartz, but about what it is that draws people to martial arts and keeps them there. As a recent black belt, Mr. Hartz doesn't have the decades of training many of our guests do, which gives him a different perspective on training. He's very open about himself and his love for the arts, which I suspect will resonate for most listeners. It certainly did for me.

~jeremy

Today's featured product is our polyester, base-layer shirt - NoSweat. They come in a variety of bright colors as well as traditional colors, like black, white & gray, which are great for wearing under your uniform while training. They help keep you more comfortable by wicking the sweat from your skin and letting it evaporate. Get yours at whistlekick.com

For full show notes and other episodes, please visit:

http://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/132-daniel-hartz/

Oct 27, 2016

On today's episode, we discuss the important of etiquette in a martial arts class. We also tackle how to handle attending class with a different group of people, where martial arts etiquette might be different.

Martial Arts Etiquette - Episode 131

For a full transcript and other episodes, please visit:

 

http://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/131-martial-arts-etiquette/

Oct 24, 2016

On episode 107 we released a profile of Sensei Fumio Demura. After several conversations with people that knew Sensei, it didn't seem likely that we'd be able to have him on the show. It's no secret that his health isn't great and, despite that, he's still very busy. So we went ahead and released our profile episode to honor him and all of his accomplishments. He's certainly a figure that martial artists should know.

From that episode, the folks at The Real Miyagi, the documentary outlining Sensei's life, reached out to us. After some back and forth they were able to put us in touch with Demura Sensei by email... and the rest is (now) history. What follows is an uncut discussion between Sensei Fumio Demura and host Jeremy Lesniak.

 

Oct 20, 2016

Advice on how to handle martial arts related setbacks.

Dealing with Setbacks - Episode 129

For more episodes, and a full transcript, please visit:

http://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/129-setbacks/

Oct 17, 2016

But that front kick that's done on a bag isn't truly owned by the student until they're in a free-thinking, sparring situation and they see the opening and they're like "Oh, now it's time for a front kick."

Renshi Lisa Magiera occupies an interesting place in the martial arts world, at least for listeners to this show. Over the episodes, we've spoken of various guests in a familial sense, as they tie to my place in the martial arts world. We've heard from older siblings, Uncles, and others. Renshi Lisa Magiera is best described as my sister.

Just a short time after I left Maine for College, Renshi moved to the area and starting training at the karate school I grew up in. She ultimately purchased it and continues to operate it today. She learned the same things by the same people, and we have many things in common because of that. Interestingly, we had very little overlap as my College visits to home rarely involved martial arts, as I was there for holidays and weekends. We've built a strong friendship over the last few years, though.

This episode is a lot of fun, for both of us, and hopefully, everyone else enjoys it, too.

~jeremy

Today's whistlekick product of note is our shin guards - pre-formed to the shape of your shin, comfortable, double-layered and very easy to clean. Check them out at whistlekick.com or on Amazon.

 

For full show notes and other episodes, please visit:

http://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/128-lisa-magiera/

Oct 10, 2016

Mr. Dale Frye, aka "Sunshine," is a world champion kickboxer turned actor and stuntman.

Mr. Dale Frye - Episode 126

I said, wait a minute. We just sat here and beat on each other for six rounds, and it was fun. And it's like, maybe we need to be looked at or something.

Mr Dale Frye has done a lot. From winning world-titles in kickboxing to an acting resume that's been impressive for decades. Whether it's kicks or stunts or acting, Mr. Frye, also known by his fighting name, Sunshine, has left his mark. We had a good chat and I think you'll enjoy it.  Let's welcome him to the show.

Today we're featuring our awesomely-comfortable sweatpants. They're perfect for anyone that has legs and gets cold. Available at whistlekick.com.

 

 

 

For full show notes, please visit:

http://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/126-dale-frye/

 

Dale Frye

Oct 6, 2016

For full show notes, including a transcript, please visit:

 

http://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/125-sparring-drills/

Oct 3, 2016

I first met Shihan Grant Campbell during the March 2016 Superfoot black belt gathering in Florida. It was during this same assembly that I met Kyoshi Kevin Hudson, and, of course, Sensei Terry Dow and Bill Wallace were there. I met a lot of people that weekend, and everyone was very skilled, and a great person to work with. There was one person, though, that stood out for me in the way he helped me through that weekend.

We've all worked with martial arts practitioners that seem to understand us, to know our journey, and to make us better. Shihan Campbell was that person for me, at least on that weekend. I enjoyed his help with the physical aspects of our training, but also really appreciated his humor and stories during meals and downtime. I knew that he was someone we needed to have on the show.

The scheduling took some time, as he's very busy with training, teaching, and travelling, but we made it happen. Listen in, you'll see that it was worth the wait.

Today's featured whistlekick product is our full line of shirts. Quite a few different styles to choose from, including large and youth sizes. With something for everyone, there's no reason not to have a few whistlekick shirts in your drawer or closet.

 

For full show notes and other episodes, please visit: 

 

http://www.whistlekickmartialartsradio.com/124-grant-campbell/

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