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The TaeKwonDaddy Podcast
72 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
#19 Why Working Hard Matters With NFL Player Jerheme Urban
Hard work matters. We all know it. But few really live it and even fewer exemplify what hard work really is better than former NFL player and now (2020) head coach of Trinity University. Raised on a cattle farm in South Texas, Jerheme learned about hard work at a young age and those lessons laid the foundation for what would become his character and by virtually every standard make him a successful human being. He now attempts to lay that foundation for those he encounters including student athletes that attend NCAA Division III Trinity University, his family, and most recently, me.
46 minutes | Feb 2, 2020
#18 Persevering Through Life’s Interruptions with Sr Master Mike Jones
6th Dan in American Tang Soo Do, Mike Jones talks about his martial arts journey through not 1 but 2 major life disruptions that I believe would have broken any normal human being. But not Mike. He has used both obstacles to hone and sharpen the man that he is, often carried through them by his community and faith. A truly inspirational man with an incredible life story, I'm honored to have been able to spend this time with him.
55 minutes | Jan 17, 2020
#17 - How to Increase Power and Lose Weight with Raynald Ray
Professional Health and Fitness Coach and BJJ Black Belt Raynald Ray joins me to discuss increasing power in my quest to do a jump 540 kick (cheat 720). At a high level being able to increase revolutions in the air requires proper technique and power, which can be aided by strength training and losing weight. One of my long time friends, I always enjoy the opportunity to visit with Ray and am grateful for his knowledge.
30 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
Taekwondo Humor with Li Lin (Guest on FunnyMillionares Podcast)
Was invited to speak on Taekwondo on Li Lin's Funny Millionaires podcast where we discuss what Taekwondo is, why it's awesome, and which if my kids will take over the reigns when I'm gone.Learn more about Li Lin at funnymillionaires.com and more about me at taekwondaddy.com.
70 minutes | Oct 4, 2019
On Kicking With Chris Jones
A great episode covering some technical details on kicking and then moving quickly into how Chris' approach to building a kicking and martial arts curriculum is secretly a parallel to how we can all become better humans. Be present and remember that small incremental changes make habits you want to form better.You can learn more about Chris at his official website http://chrisjonesaction.co.uk/ and check out his online kicking class at https://onlinekicking.co.uk.
38 minutes | May 13, 2019
Top 10 Taekwondo Mistakes You're Making
In this episode I get to visit with Master Jose Ramirez of the Christian Taekwondo League (San Antonio, TX) on the Top 10 Taekwondo Mistakes You Are Making (and not really you, of course, but probably someone you know).
17 minutes | May 1, 2019
10 Reasons to Choose Martial Arts Over Running
I used to consider myself a long distance runner, but I don't anymore; primarily because I practice martial arts now. On this episode I give 10 reasons why I chose martial arts over running and why I think all runners should do the same (with the obvious exception of elite runners, triathletes+, and ultra marathon folks...those folks are amazing and should keep doing what their doing...)
11 minutes | Apr 11, 2019
A short 10m explanation of the roots behind the TaeKwonDaddy podcast, why I started this thing, and what I hope to accomplish through it. While rooted in fighting, the reality of martial arts today (at least for those of us not training to fight professionally) is you will statistically never use what you're learning in real life. Yes, obviously, you might and in that day, we all hope you will be ready, but I am just saying, in general, that it is uncommon that we have to actually to fight someone. What is far more common, however, is dealing with shame and guilt and obesity and humility and pride and all of these other social and emotional learning words that every one navigates personally and especially as a parent. The TaeKwonDaddy Podcast aims to explore both, the important world of martial arts and the important world of navigating life.
33 minutes | Jan 9, 2019
The Importance of Kata with Tony Georgiades
Kata, also referred to as forms, is defined as a system of individual training exercises for practitioners of karate and other martial arts and it's a term from which virtually ever martial artists if familiar with. And while I used to think it was just part of the deal, another step towards belt promotion, I feel like I have been fortunate enough to meet some men and women in my martial arts journey who have opened my eyes to not only what they are, but what they can be. And I'm excited to present this recording I did with one of those men - Hanshi, or 8th Dan, Tony Georgiades, or "JorJaDes" if you can't roll your Rs...You can read Hanshi Georgiades full bio on the official Budo Kai International website here:http://www.budokaiinternational.com/kaicho-tony-georgiades.htmlNeedless to say, it was an honor to not just meet Hanshi at the recentlt USIMOF, but a real gift that he was willing to sit down with me and have this conversation. I fall in the camp of people who happen to like kata and after visiting with Hanshi Georgiades, I like it even more.
28 minutes | Nov 29, 2018
How to Handle a Crying Child
How do you handle a student crying on the dojang floor? Do you yell at them to stop or let them get off the floor and take a break or something else entirely? Regardless of the answer, what we do during those developmental moments in children matters and I believe as martial artists we should take emotional learning and training as seriously as we take the physical one.On this episode I visit with clinical child psychologist Dr. Jami Furr, Assistant Clinical Professor at Florida International University, to answer some tough questions about the best way to handle crying children and hopefully am a better parent/instructor today because of it.
28 minutes | Nov 15, 2018
Dealing with Pain (So You Can Train)
Palmer College of Chiropractic-Davenport graduate, Dr. Nick Askey (with Airrosti) joins me for a quick visit on tips and tricks every martial artist should consider for dealing with pain so you can continue to train. Pain is an inevitable part of growth and often a limiting factor for training, so understanding how to deal with it and safely power through it is an important topic I believe every athlete should consider, especially to improve the long-term outlook of their physical health. Dr. Nick Askey runs the Broken to Unbroken podcast and you can follow him on instagram @kickaskey
72 minutes | Oct 24, 2018
A Conversation with Lowell Lyle
A successful business man and entrepreneur, Master Lowell Lyle is a 4th degree black belt in Tang Soo Do under Grand Master Johnny "Lightfoot" Thompson. An active member of the Tang Soo Do Karate Association (TKA), Master Lowell takes very seriously the role of being a father, committed to breaking the cycle of his own fatherless upbringing.
91 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
2013 IBJFF World Champion Raynald Ray
A Tae Kwon Do practitioner since 4, after high school Raynald Ray went to play football at NCAA Division 1 Ohio University, then almost went to the NFL, but ended up returned to San Antonio to be a full time personal trainer and, at the same time, became a Muay Thai fighter and Jiu Jitsu World Champion.
53 minutes | Oct 4, 2018
Travis Bratton - 5th Dan in Aikido
An educational conversation with 5th Dan in Aikido, Master Travis Bratton. A retired Army (Army Combative level 3), Master Bratton also has his 4th Dan in Taekwondo and 2nd Dan in Hapkido. His main goal is to help children stay off the streets and build a foundation of discipline, respect and self-esteem.
39 minutes | Sep 20, 2018
10 Things Instructors Love About Parents
Following up with last episode, 10 Things Instructors Hate About Parents, Shihan Greg Borrego (with The Dojo Karate Academy) and I visit on the 10 things instructors love about them! From simple things like cleaning up after yourself to more frustrating things like making sure your kids practice, this episode celebrates parents and their role in educating our students.
74 minutes | Sep 6, 2018
10 Things Instructors Hate About Parents
Co-hosts Master Jose Ramirez and Shihan Greg Borrego discuss a topic every parent should listen to - things instructors can't stand about parents! I am admittedly guilty of several of these, so parents beware, but at the same time if you are guilty of these, be willing to change. From late payments to staying on your phone the entire time your child is training, there are lots of ways parents can grow to help your instructor help your child!
71 minutes | Aug 23, 2018
I Signed My Child Up For Martial Arts, Now What!?
Master Jose Ramirez (of the Christian Taekwondo League) and I visit on what to expect now that you're officially a martial arts parent! We start out with some negative things to experience (like crying and disappointing looks) the move into lots of positive benefits (like better listening and flexibility) and wrap up with several keys to success. You can read Master Ramirez full bio here: https://sa-christiantkd.com/christian-taekwondo-league-jose-ramirez/
74 minutes | Aug 9, 2018
A Conversation with IMAC President John Terry
Coach, teacher, speaker, certified John Maxwell Leadership team member, and president of the International Martial Arts Council (IMAC), John Terry is a clear leader in the martial arts community and a true joy to visit with. His passion for leadership is obvious and his heart for the community is intentional as displayed through his US Martial Arts Hall of Fame and a 2016 Master’s Hall of Fame induction for his Kid-Safe and Women-Safe advocacy work.
80 minutes | Jul 26, 2018
GM Johnny "Lightfoot" Thompson
The Grandmaster of my dojang (Christian Taekwondo League under Master Jose Ramirez), Johnny 'Lightfoot' Thompson has guest instructed and consistently supported all of the students every week as long as I can remember. A 9th Dan in American Tang Soo Do, Johnny is not only an incredible source of knowledge, but a constant source of encouragement, inspiration, and for those who know him, fun.
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