Podcast episode 26: Crossover podcast with Iain Abernethy

It was heaps of fun to record this special crossover podcast episode with Karate-expert Iain Abernethy. I had him on my podcast in episode 18 and it was a great interview. Iain suggested the idea of doing something together and I agreed right away. This is the result.

The concept was this: We asked our followers on social media (and me on Patreon too) for questions to ask the other instructor. During the talk, we ask eachother these questions and then discuss them a bit. Iain comes from a mainly Japanese and Okinawan martial arts perspective where mine is mostly from Chinese martial arts. I think there are some interesting comparisons we made about the arts and how to train, along with hearing more from how we each view things.

I very much enjoyed our conversation, I learned a lot and I’m confident you’ll enjoy it as well.

If you’d like us to do this again, let me know in the comments and we’ll set it up.

Enjoy!

Show notes:

1. Differences between Japanese and Chinese forms

2. Views on principle-based training

3. What to be wary of when joining a new gym or martial arts school

4. Advice on strength training and lifting weights

 

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Podcast episode 25: How to choose a self-defense class or instructor

This episode is late again for a variety of reasons, not least of which is that I have been travelling. That said, I think you’ll like it as it answers a question I get asked all the time: how do I choose a self-defense class or instructor?

In this episode, I list numerous aspects you should take into consideration before making such a choice. The list isn’t complete, but it certainly helps you avoid the biggest problems.

Enjoy!

Show notes:

1. Intro

2. How to choose a self-defense class or instructor

 

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Podcast episode 24: Interview with Professor Drew Anderson

I’ve been looking forward to it for a while and now I finally got the chance to interview Professor Drew Anderson. He is a Psychology professor but also a Fireman, EMT and much more.

We do a deep dive into PTSD and trauma, how to handle it and build resilience, handling disturbed individuals and much more.

As always, there is a Q&A at the end.

Enjoy!

Professor Drew Anderson

Professor Drew Anderson

Show notes:

1. PTSD, trauma and resilience

2. Handling disturbed individuals

3.Applied Relaxation

4. Q&A

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Podcast episode 23: My new instructional video, Basic Self-Defense

In this episode, I give you an update on what’s been going on, including one wicked cool surprise. Then I talk in-depth about the instructional video I’m filming in two weeks: Basic Self-Defense. It’s a program I’ve been teaching for the last 20+ years and I’m excited to share it with you all. With a bit of luck, it’ll be available at the end of the month.

The show ends with a Q&A on how to condition your shinbones for muay Thay and kicking in general.

Enjoy!

Show notes:

1. Intro:What’s new?

2.Upcoming instructional video: Basic Self-Defense

3. Q&A: Conditioning your shinbones for muay Thai and kicking in general:

 

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Podcast episode 22: Interview with paramedic Doug Wittrock on handling injuries suffered in training or street fights

Whatever martial art or self-defense system you train in, eventually you are faced with injuries. Either you suffer one or you have to help somebody else. In a street-fight or a self-defense situation, you or a friend or loved one can get seriously injured too. What do you do then? What should you do before the ambulance arrives or before you can get to a hospital?

In this episode, paramedic Doug Wittrock covers the most common injuries that result from physical violence and explains the best practices on how to handle them.

Enjoy!

Podcast episode 22 - Interview with paramedic Doug Wittrock on handling injuries suffered in training or street fights

Doug Wittrock

Show notes:

1. Intro:

2. Training injuries:

3. Self-defense and street fight injuries:

4.  Doug’s photography site:

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