Martial Arts And Life Podcast: 088 Think Like a Martial Artist

 Think Like a Martial Artist is the topic that came out of the box.  What does that look like, does it have a look?  What is the thought process and how did it get created?  A few specifics come out of the conversation and some talk about containers and goldfish - trust us, it is a good part of the conversation. Time Stamped Topics 3:00 A football game 10:00 Predisposition of the mind 15:44 Here is what thinking like a martial artist might look like   Here is a FREE ...
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Martial Arts And Life Podcast: 087 Must Read, Must Watch List

 Must Read, Must Watch. A quick list and explanations of what we recommend with respect to reading and watching. You know that list that you make with your friend of things that you would recommend to others because it was important to you.  The list goes far and wide and covers a wide spectrum of movies and books.  Some you will find of interest, some not, but hey that is the way it works, yes? Let the arguments begin! Time Stamped Topics 2:24 Marc "Animal" MacYoung 6:30 Gilkey 13:4...
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Martial Arts And Life Podcast: 086 The Most Amazing Martial Artist

The most amazing martial artist you have ever known. The topic came out of the box a little rough, but once sorted the subject took off. A Boeing company line worker and a construction site supervisor make the top of the list of the 2nd most impressive martial artist you have ever known.  A heavy drill down and a some detailed break down of our experience and observation. Time Stamped Topics 7:20 Four Elements 12:02 2nd Most Impressive 22:40 Apples v. Kumquats   This m...
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Martial Arts And Life Podcast: 085 Creativity

Creativity. The question starts out as how we go about creating martial arts books. Then it gets deep into the process of how to be creative, some tips, some tricks, and a few disagreements. Time Stamped Topics 2:00 Hard Chapter 5:15 Brian Visualization 9:05 Creativity, nature, nurture? 19:04 Baking v. Creativity A six-minute lecture by Psychology Professor Dr. Jordan B. Peterson talks about the downsides of being a creative person. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocDli45faiw ...
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Martial Arts And Life Podcast: 084 Knowing More About?

A hard question of, “What do you want to know more about.”  Of course, Sasquatch comes immediately to mind, but we take a more serious approach to the topic and touch on intent, focus, brain waves and personal control. Plus a few examples of what we do now outside of traditional training, we like to think of ourselves as late early adopters in a way. Time Stamped Topics 3:11 The Thousand-foot stare 14:55 Benchmarks 15:40 Brainwaves 18:00 The first lunar landing “Tranquility based here, t...
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Martial Arts And Life Podcast: 083 Biggest Mistakes

Biggest mistakes can take place not just in the martial arts, but in life and love as well. So we touch on them both and come to some obvious and not so obvious conclusions. Time Stamped Topics Peg to Hang a Coat on: 10:40 Biggest Regret in Martial Arts: 13:02 The Only Regret: 15:34 8-80: 17:00 Sword: 19:21 Secrets of the Viking Sword Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTlmrAh1oHI
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Martial Arts And Life Podcast: 082 Hacks & Tricks

The question is what are the miracle hacks and tricks to make your art better?  The truth is, and you know this, there are no shortcuts however there is smart training. So we touch on a couple of recommendations as well as some of our own experiences to flesh out the topic. Time Stamped Topics Video: 2:00 Otherside of the Body: 3:40 Brain Type and Locking in: 9:00 Bigger Experience: 20:00 You might find this podcast informational. The topic is, Getting Better Results in Train...
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Martial Arts And Life Podcast: 081 Dirty Little Secrets

The dirty little secrets of martial arts.  We touch on a few topics that are overlooked in some instances that we think are important like establishing boundaries and holding to them in a macro sense and we dive into a few other topics a little deeper. Time Stamped Topics Getting Better at Teaching 5:00 Professional Boundaries 10:15 Women's Self-Defense is B.S. 14:30 Cults: 25:00 Here is a cult checklist constructed of several professionals opinions and lists of what cons...
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Martial Arts And Life Podcast: 080 Tips On Testing

 You have a test for your next rank on the horizon. Will it go smoothly, or chunky style?  Here are a few thoughts on our experiences we hope will help you reframe the upcoming experience. Time Stamped Topics Imagery: 4:34 Doing the Right Thing the Wrong Way: 7:20 Perceptions of Words: 11:29 Why v. What: 26:29 A TED talk about anxiety, How to stay calm when you know you'll be stressed - Daniel Levitin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jPQjjsBbIc  
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Martial Arts And Life Podcast: 079 Modern Methods v. Old Ways

 Modern ways in the martial arts and the older methods. What is the difference and are they compatible? Time Stamped Topics Duran Duran: 2:59 Taverns and Hockey Games: 8:15 Stages of Life: 12:54 Burgler: 18:47 Where and How: 24:50 Here is a video from the Khan Academy on modern ways of studying the brain. (5:17) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCFtl4npukU
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