Jon Engum is a 7th Dan Kukkiwon Certified Taekwondo Grandmaster with over 40 years experience practicing and teaching Taekwondo. He own and operates Engum’s Academy of TaeKwonDo in Brainerd, MN. Jon is currently the president of the Minnesota Tae Kwon Do Association. Jon is the author of the Flexible Steel and Trembling Shock books, Creator and Chief Instructor of the Flexible Steel System, Jon Engum’s Extreme Training and a StrongFirst Master Instructor who presents, lectures and teaches workshops, courses and instructor certifications worldwide. I hope you enjoy Jon’s story. Engum’s Academy of Taekwondo Brainerd, MN (engumsacademy.com) Extreme Training LLC Store Flexible Steel – Be Both Flexible & Strong! Become Flexible Steel!
Summary: Jon Engum, StrongFirst Master Instructor, joins your host, Craig Marker, to talk about martial arts, flexible steel drills, his new book Trembling Shock, and the Dome of Strength in Chicago. Jon and Craig will also discuss training people in different cultures. Show Notes: 01:45 - Discussion of cold exposure in Minnesota. 02:52 - Discussion of Jon’s background in martial arts and flexibility and his martial arts credentials. 06:05 - How Jon has integrated kettlebells into martial artists. 10:36 - How kettlebell changes explosiveness. 13:15 - The premise of Jon’s book Trembling Shock which includes the whole first year of training. 16:14 - A breakdown of the Flexible Steel program - you want to be flexible and strong at the same time. 18:54 - Why someone might want to do Flexible Steel if they’re not a martial artist. 26:10 - Why Jon believes that happiness is lifting things overhead. 29:30 -The Dome of Strength event. 34:46 - The cross-cultural teaching differences Jon has encountered. 42:00 - Why students should go to different events than their teachers. 3 Key Points: With kettlebell, you get all the benefits of plyometric training without any impact on your joints. The combination of stiffness and relaxation carries over to any sport you could do. Find your weakness and vow to make that your strength.
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(#228) Jon Engum, Martial Arts Expert and Master SFG Strong First Instructor, is this week’s featured guest. This is the first time Jon has been a guest on the show and I’m very excited to have him share his incredible knowledge. Jon is the author...
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My guest this week is Jon Engum. Jon Engum is a 7th Dan Kukkiwon Certified Taekwondo Grandmaster and holds Master rank in Hapkido and Kumdo. He is the author of Flexible Steel, Creator and Chief Instructor of the Flexible Steel system, owner of Jon Engum's Extreme Training, Engum's Academy of Taekwondo and a StrongFirst Master Instructor who teaches workshops, courses and certifications worldwide. Jon and I catch up after I recently attended the Flexible Steel Level I Seminar in New York City. Interview Topics: Jon's background in martial arts and roots in kettlebell training Why he started Flexible Steel How Flexible Steel is different The 3 S's My experience using Flexible Steel post workshop during a training session and my results Handstand Pushups--> Military Press Single Arm Clean & Jerk for MMA Fighters and much more! Show Notes: Jon's Engum's Extreme Training Flexible Steel