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whistlekick Martial Arts Radio

May 23, 2022

Sensei Karen Valencic is a Martial Arts practitioner, instructor, author, speaker, mechanical engineer, and personal coach.

Notice where you’re tense. Relax where your tension is. And it’s like magic happens when you do that. A lot of times I hold tension in my calves of all places. It’s really interesting because when you really let go of the tension, not only that you’ll have an effect to your partner and yourself, you can actually feel your way more through the technique.

Sensei Karen Valencic - Episode 712

Finding Martial Arts at a dental conference is quite a unique story. Sensei Karen Valencic, a Mechanical Engineer and Aikidoist, realized at a dental conference that she can use martial arts in order to make conflict resolution swiftly. Apparently, Sensei Valencic turned her life around by applying Aikido in mastering conflict. Sensei Valencic is the president of the coaching company Spiral Impact and has written a book of the same name about how to master conflict.

In this episode, Sensei Karen Valencic talks about Aikido and how it can be applied to productively deal with conflict. Listen to learn more!

Show Notes

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