Fresh off a road trip Rory takes our hands and heads down the road of violence. What do criminals think of themselves, how to they differentiate between what they do and what outlaws do. Does everybody think the world is collapsing? Distorted history – or back filling to fit your agenda. How writers look at villains. A little Eric Hoffer (and you really should look him up, here is a link to: The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements.) And how you can satisfy the criminal, their needs and what kind of goodies you have that make you a delightful target. And by the way – no easy answers…
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Kris pitches a quick one at Marc right at the top of the show — workplace violence. Marc zigs when you thing he is going to zag on the back story of workplace violence. The reasons why the numbers for violence look the way they do, what constitutes real violence – contrary to what the scientists of the world have to say about that. And no easy answers as to where we are going to be in ten years as the lines of perceived violence and real violence are blurred by statistics, incomplete numbers, and non-realistic agendas.
Lawrence opens the show with a few tips for those of you that think that you have a martial arts book in you. What you might want to consider regarding content and the two questions that he says that you need to be able to answer before you start such a project. In the middle of the show, both Lawrence and Kris talk about how smooth is fast (and teaching slow makes the difference). Deacon Jones! and how one man changed the NFL with a simple karate technique. Do you want to know The Kimo rules of life? A Hawaiian Rules of life that Kris stumbled across on the web – and thought was pretty good, so a special share. And Numkucking!
The show opens with viewer mail, Lawrence talks about the shooter on the commuter train in San Francisco. The Dallas – Fort Worth airport security. A new App for your iphone/smart phone – well it is really vaporware, but a good idea. And getting kicked out of a bar and having it come back to visit you a decade later.
We dive into, “Answering the Call,” as we continue our discussion with Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCA) Jeffery and Kenji, and their findings from their research of martial artists. Oddly some famous names show up like, Carl Jung, and Joesph Campbell. Our first heroes get discussed and what that means to us, and other mind bending stuff as we shuffle through that loose leaf folder called the human mind.
Location, location, location. How big of a space do you need? What kind of style and tone should you have for your professional martial arts school? Why simplicity is the best path. The horrible flood and how neighbors didn’t make a difference. Leases, short term, long term, Low rates, absentee landlords. Being poor, and being dirty.
Listener Matt sent in a set of questions about how to run a martial arts school. Well, Lawrence takes Kris through the paces of location, advertising, students, how to get fired, why the YMCA is not the best solution, how health clubs compete – and how they don’t. Also a great little book recommendation that will save you from making a pile of mistakes, and save you money.
Lawrence does a breakdown and teases out the ways and reasons to explain what happened in a violent encounter, what you did, why you did it, and how to do it successfully so others will understand what happened. Also how you acted in a reasonable manner. Remember this podcast does not constitute legal advice. If you are in a violent situation seek legal advice appropriate for your jurisdiction. Now the attorney is happy. Enjoy.
Fighting to the goal. The decision to get involved in a violent altercation – or not. Knowing what your goal is (escape, restrain, stop?) The difference between pain and damage. The world famous Brave Sir Robin Defense. The difference between running away and running to safety.
Lawrence Kane brings his insights to the basics of violence. The intent, the means, the opportunity, and preclusion. The IMOP protocols. He further teases out what reasonable force truly is and why you should know what it is – for your own legal safety. Also Lawrence touches on disparity of force, which is a double edged knife that can cut both ways. Enjoy!
Jerry Heines the author of Explosive Muay Thai: Beyond the Basics, and Muay Thai Fighting Strategies takes us through the breakdown of fighters and styles of fighters. Plus a little bit of training behaviors. And what conversation about Muay Thai is complete without a conversation of Tony Jaa, so we travel that road a wee bit as well.
Martial artist and author Jerry Heines joins us for the first part of a two part interview. Jerry has a PhD in Theoretical High Energy Particle Physics from the University of Connecticut, and has trained in Taekwondo with the World Taekowndo Federation and spent time in Judo as well. He has a video, “Defend Yourself” from Panther Productions and his books Explosive Muay Thai: Beyond the Basics, and Muay Thai Fighting Strategies are available on Amazon.com.
Emmy Award-winning University of Colorado Professor David Liban talks with us about his new movie, “Looking for Mr. Miyagi” David started out to arrest his midlife crisis, and chose karate as the vehicle to do so, the movie documents his endeavor. In the movie we get to see how he works with his sensei, Gary Swain. David’s personal trainer (a MMA fighter in his own right), and how it affects his home life and marriage. In this interview we look at his motivation, talk about films, and the process of learning.
Looking for Mr. Miyagi webpage: http://www.mrmiyagi.net/
The University of Colorado spotlight on David Liban
Resource Predator – yup, you are nothing but a resource to the criminal. How does that distinction effect the way you are dealt with by a criminal, and how you should deal with this form of crime. You ever think of yourself as a, “Walking ATM.” as Marc calls you, or are you a sentient being with inherent rights that need to be protected? Well, yes, and no…
After a weekend in Seattle Marc hit the Podcast airwaves to talk about Orientation, an element of threat assessment that is not worked over enough. So Marc gives it, the ol’ breakdown. Take a listen, take some notes, enjoy.
The last of a three part series with Datu Kelly Worden. If you thought the last two episodes where blunt, wait until you feel the blunt force trauma that is waiting for you as Datu spells out the failures of society today and what we as people are turning into. Plus other topics including Bruce Lee, and Master Remy Presas.
The topics come fast and deep. Kelly talks about Jesse Glover – a student of Bruce Lee. The Military, Cops, and Teachers. Our status as Sheepel (that is sheep and people folks) all wrapped up in American culture and self-defense. Not one to mince his words you will find a clarity of thought and a direct purpose to his words. Enjoy.
We begin by a tip of the cap to a common martial arts friend who died recently. Then Kelly talks about his martial arts background and the evolution of his art, “Natural Spirit.” Rolling with a few folks – including his family members, and the constituents of timing, distance, and other such good stuff. Hang on people as a man with clear opinions, and the history/skills to back it up, tells you about his world.
Living and training in Japan, Kobudo weapons, and much more with Mike O’Donnell. Head Instructor of Magnolia Karate, owner of Kensho Intl., (weapons and gi’s). We take a little time and talk about Japan, the life and the dojo. Different phases of life. What it takes to start a karate dojo. The challenges that people face during their training, young and old alike and of course his product line of weapons and uniforms. Mike is a solid guy – you’re going to like him.
The 100th Show! You can call it the best of… or a Clip Show, but we put some excerpts together from the top three shows of all time with, Geoff Thompson, Clint Overland, Marc Mac Young, and several clips from other shows that we liked. Somethings are pretty serious, others fun, and others just flat out stupid acts of youth. EXPLICIT CONTENT
The greatest opponent a martial artist will face is pain. This pain might manifest itself in the form of a traumatic injury or in the chronic aches and pains that come with such a highly physical activity. Whether a martial artist can continue his practice may be determined by his ability to cope with injuries and to heal quickly. In Black Belt Healing, David Nelson uses both his training as a martial artist and his years of incorporating hypnotism as therapy for dealing with painful injuries into a how-to guide for martial artists.
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Kris interviews Martial Artist, University Professor and Author Jeffrey K. Mann about his new book, “When Buddhists Attack, The Curious Relationship Between Zen and Martial Arts.” A top line on the life of the Buddha, Zen and Buddhism, the hodgepodge potpourri of religious views gives way to a discussion of Mushin and other aspects of the mind. A surprise “10 questions.” Plus other topics as well.
The show starts with an e-mail from listener Dave in Toronto, Lawrence and Dave have an affinity for not just hammers but a particular type of hammer. Kris goes off about how registration forms and bureaucracy are not the keys that attract and keep people coming in the door of your school. Lawrence and Kris go on about the difference, in mind set, of a consumer and a citizen and how the difference should color the way you see others and the world. Finally in Small world Big Cup Kris drops a dime on himself over an embarrassing act and how it came back to haunt him.
Lawrence begins the show with a winch inducing impression. Then Kris and Lawrence carry on to a topic that they both have experienced – and little doubt you too, called, “Big Sigh Country” Kris wants to swing a student with a broken arm at the other kid students. Lawrence talks about saving ones self from situations, guns, earthquakes and other things that might hurt you.
Not enough can be said about Stuart Williams. The old saying goes, “Still waters run deep.” and so does Stuart. So here is an interview that Stuart put together…we talk about little things like, unfocused living, redemption, service, opening doors, short comings, you know the little stuff. Hope you enjoy. The video is located here: http://vimeo.com/44527579
Enjoy Stuart’s webpage here: www.stuart-williams.com —really, it is worth the time.