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Louis Smolka

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Louis Smolka on Body Awareness, Developing Technique, and Applying Lessons Learned In Life

HNL Movement Podcast

In this week’s episode, welcome UFC fighter, Louis “Da Last Samurai” Smolka to the podcast! Louis shares his passion for fighting, beginning with his story from childhood and growing up in Hawaii.  He has had quite the journey, beginning from an early age in martial arts.  As an MMA fighter, he has become agile in many forms of martial arts over the years, but the very first was karate. He began taking karate at 7 years old, picking up judo and wrestling a little later, which became his two major sports in high school. Louis was not athletically the best in high school, and he shares his story of how he overcame certain setbacks and worked through obstacles to get to where he’s at today. It took some true grit at improving his craft to becoming a professional fighter. His career has not been without setbacks either. At one point, he got let go of the UFC. Louis shares what he learned from that experience and how it developed his mental toughness to get back in.  Listen in on this episode as Louis shares some of his favorite memories and lessons from fighting in the UFC. Of course, his story does not come without injuries, so you’ll hear inspiration based on his injury recovery and his time working with Andrew. Louis encourages everyone not to push themselves too hard and to do what their body will allow. He also touches on the importance of body awareness, which is the best base practice for anyone, no matter their sport or lifestyle, that pays off the most.  Louis is very entertaining to listen to, this episode contains many gems that are not to be missed.  Be sure to listen to the end when Louis describes his experience playing X-box as himself in the UFC game.  Enjoy!Did you enjoy this episode?Please subscribe and leave a review on:AppleSpotifyGooglePandoraiHeartRadio

1hr 1min

6 Apr 2021

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This week ATBpod welcomes UFC fighter Louis Smolka and his wife Yumi Nagamine,  owner of Sunshine Sugar Cookie Company in Irvine California. Together they talk about Louis's previous fights in and out of the UFC, and the UFC life  of being a fighter family. They also discuss life living in LA after leaving their home in Hawai'i, and Yumi's fun nights in the clubs as a gogo dancer back home on O'ahu.  Lastly they discuss Yumi's road to becoming a successfully cookie company owner and a sponsored foodie in LA.

1hr 17mins

8 Feb 2021

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Ep. 18: Eryk Anders, Khaos Williams, Alex Morono and Louis Smolka

Just Scrap Radio

Eryk Anders, Khaos Williams, Alex Morono and Louis Smolka


12 Nov 2020

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RHR #48 - Louis Smolka: UFC On FOX 24 Breakdown

Right Hook Radio Podcast

UFC flyweight Louis Smolka joins the show to discuss his upcoming fight against Tim Elliot, and the guys breakdown UFC on FOX 24.

1hr 18mins

14 Apr 2017

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#119 - Louis Smolka & Dakota Cochrane on #HalfTheBattle

Half The Battle

Host Daniel Levi (@BestFightPicks) welcomes UFC flyweight contender Louis Smolka (@LastSamuraiUFC) & MMA vet Dakota Cochrane (@DakotaCochrane) to #HalfTheBattle for entertaining & in-depth discussions regarding their upcoming fights and respective careers. Subscribe to #HalfTheBattle:iTunes: www.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hal…040391940?mt=2Soundcloud: @BestFightPicksYoutube: www.youtube.com/BestFightPicksHalfTheBattleStitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/daniel-l…attle?refid=stprFind Best Fight Picks:www.BestFightPicks.comTwitter: @BestFightPicksFacebook: www.facebook.com/BestFightPicksIntro & Outro: "Infinity" by Queens of the Stone Age


22 Dec 2016

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The MMA Circus w/ Heath Herring and Louis Smolka

The MMA Circus

EPISODE 90: The MMA Circus, hosted by Nick Baldwin and Andrew Lawrence, is back for your listening pleasure. Guests: Heath Herring — Former UFC heavyweight Heath Herring discusses his return to the cage at Rizin FF 2 after an eight-year layoff, why he decided to come back, fighting in a tournament format, whether he plans on fighting again (and if so, for Rizin again, or for another organization), his recent commentary work, the status of his South American MMA organization, and much more. Louis Smolka — UFC flyweight contender discusses his surprising submission loss to Brandon Moreno, whether or not he overlooked Moreno, his upcoming rebound fight against Ray Borg at UFC 207, Max Holloway’s win over Anthony Pettis, Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey, the Story of the Year in mixed martial arts, and much more. Discussion Topics: UFC on FOX 22 recapUFC 207 previewRizin FF 2 and Rizin FF 3 previewGets It/Doesn’t Get ItDumb Questions Social Media: Nick Baldwin: @NickUFCAndrew Lawrence: @TheClownKidHeath Herring: @TheHeathHerringLouis Smolka: @LastSamuraiUFC Sponsors: Kimera Koffee provides premium, high-altitude coffee filled with Nootropics, which increases focus, power output and cognition. The coffee beans Kimera Koffee uses come from the Dominican Republic, at an elevation of 5,000 feet — the conditions give its coffee a unique, nutty flavor. You have to try it: use the promo code “Circus” for 10 percent off your purchase. Check out Kimera Koffee’s official website HERE, its Twitter HERE, its Facebook HERE and its Instagram HERE.

2hr 22mins

21 Dec 2016

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Ep.87: Louis Smolka & UFC 206 Preview w/James Lynch

The MMA Mad Podcast

This week, we welcome a couple of our favorite guests back to the show and reveal our plans for the final few episodes of the year. Louis Smolka returns to the show to give his take on an array of upcoming fights and MMA headlines. We briefly touched on his upcoming fight with Ray Borg, but were careful not to spoil any game plans. We called upon our Canadian Correspondent to give us his hometown take on the upcoming UFC 206 in Toronto. Residing just down the street from the stadium, James Lynch helps us break down everything you need to know about 206 and beyond. Fun conversation with an old friend. In this week's After Show, we get into UFC Albany, some TV Talk, and (of course) the now 11-1 Dallas Cowboys. This week’s intro music is brought to you by Jermiside & L-Marr The Star who’s EP, entitled “God Bless The Child” drops tomorrow. Pre-Order here!!

1hr 20mins

8 Dec 2016

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Louis Smolka Discusses What It's Like Being One of the Top Flyweights in the UFC

Funky Monkey MMA Radio

One of the fastes rising stars in the UFC's flyweight division, Louis Smolka is truly one of the most talented athletes at 125 lbs. Smolka continues to climb the ladder and cement himself as a threat to current champion Demetrious Johnson. Not only is Smolka confident that he'll hold the belt some day, he also believes that a UFC Hawaii card will eventually come to fruition.


30 Sep 2016

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Ep.69: Louis Smolka & Rick Story

The MMA Mad Podcast

(7:18) Louis Smolka joined the podcast to discuss his recent win in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We got onto everything from the possibility of a bantamweight Mighty Mouse to how far Smolka is from a flyweight title shot. We also play some fantasy matchmaking and pitch a duel championship event for the inaugural UFC Hawaii. (33:16) Rick Story returns to the podcast to discuss the turmoil atop the UFC Welterweight division, who he feels will get the first shot at the newly crowned Tyrone Woodley, and the value of trash talking your way up the rankings. Story fights Donald Cerrone on August 20th at UFC 202. (1:06:00) Ty Reynolds returns with a brand new after show, discussing all the latest headlines in the world of MMA.

1hr 46mins

3 Aug 2016

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Monday Morning Analyst: Louis Smolka's Positional Limitlessness

Luke Thomas Live Chat & Podcasts

From UFC Fight Night: John Lineker vs. Michael McDonald to Bellator's 158 Michael 'Venom' Page, we take a look at the mixed martial arts action from the weekend. We'll focus our attention on Louis Smolka vs. Ben Nguyen from UFC Fight Night 91. This is the Monday Morning Analyst.


19 Jul 2016