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Everyday Fighter Podcast

Reconnect with your inner fighter. Discover the wisdom of Everyday Fighters just like you. Learn winning strategies from experts both inside and outside of the ring.

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#32: Fighting to develop your inner warrior and regaining your family's support with Reggie Shah

Reggie Shah is a digital media consultant, husband, and father of two. He shares his journey from being an introverted, bullied kid to discovering Muay Thai as an adult and training with UFC fighters. You can get more from Reggie at [http://www.reggieshah.com][1] EPISODE SPOTLIGHT: Special Books by Special KidsSpecial Books by Special Kids shares stories, providing neurodiverse individuals and their families with a platform to share their thoughts and experiences. They also serve as an educational resource inspiring all humans - from parents, to teachers and service providers, to those unfamiliar with neurodiversity.Learn more about them at [http://www.specialbooksbyspecialkids.org][2][1]: http://www.reggieshah.com [2]: http://www.specialbooksbyspecialkids.org

1hr 3mins

8 Nov 2018

Rank #1

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#3: Fighting obesity and chronic pain with Matt Oyler

Matt Oyler is a former amateur MMA fighter, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker. Matt shares how his plans to play college football were crushed, how hit rock bottom with obesity, and how he used his competitive nature to completely change his life. You can get more from Matt at the [Undefeated by Choice Podcast][1]. EPISODE SPOTLIGHT: The Good Dad ProjectThe mission of The Good Dad Project is to help you become the best, strongest, and happiest version of yourself so that you can help guide your kids to the best version of themselves.Learn more about it at https://gooddadproject.com [1]: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVfrQNEDZWGIcZz3oirg-rw

1hr 12mins

23 Jul 2018

Rank #2

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#26: Fighting to help women better defend themselves and recover from trauma with Dr. Meghan Horn

Dr. Meghan Horn is a clinical psychologist and Krav Maga instructor. She shares her experience with self defense as a form of self care and how the martial arts industry can do a better job in serving women. You can find her at [https://www.drmeghanhorn.com][1] EPISODE SPOTLIGHT: Humans of New YorkHumans of New York began as a photography project by Brandon Stanton in 2010. The initial goal was to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers on the street, and create an exhaustive catalogue of the city’s inhabitants. Somewhere along the way, Brandon began to interview his subjects in addition to photographing them. And alongside their portraits, he'd include quotes and short stories from their lives. Over the past five years, it has also expanded to feature stories from over twenty different countries.Learn more about them at [http://www.humansofnewyork.com][2]Contribute to their mission at [https://www.patreon.com/humansofnewyork][3][1]: https://www.drmeghanhorn.com [2]: http://www.humansofnewyork.com [3]: https://www.patreon.com/humansofnewyork

1hr 22mins

16 Oct 2018

Rank #3

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#22: Fighting to find yourself after losing your religion and finding a new church in the ring with Bret Martineau

Bret Martineau is a business consultant and amateur Muay Thai fighter. Bret shares his challenges after finding himself married at an early age, overweight, and miserable, and how Muay Thai completely changed his life. You can get more of Bret at [https://bretmartineau.com][1] EPISODE SPOTLIGHT: Raising Men Lawn Care ServiceRMLS provides free lawn care to our elders, those who are disabled, single mothers and our veterans, who do not have the time, resources and/or money to manicure their yards.Learn more about them at [http://weareraisingmen.com][2][1]: https://bretmartineau.com [2]: http://weareraisingmen.com

1hr 15mins

1 Oct 2018

Rank #4

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#21: Get a new perspective

Philipp shares what an instructor taught him about finding a new perspective to get better results.

12mins

27 Sep 2018

Rank #5

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#6: Fighting the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and rediscovering life balance with Jennifer Harshman

Jennifer Harshman is a mother of three, a writing and publishing expert, and a business owner. Jennifer is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and is on a mission to help others by sharing her story. You can get more from Jennifer on [Facebook][1] and [http://www.harshmanservices.com][2] EPISODE SPOTLIGHT: Humans of New YorkHumans of New York began as a photography project by Brandon Stanton in 2010. The initial goal was to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers on the street, and create an exhaustive catalogue of the city’s inhabitants. Somewhere along the way, Brandon began to interview his subjects in addition to photographing them. And alongside their portraits, he'd include quotes and short stories from their lives. Over the past five years, it has also expanded to feature stories from over twenty different countries.Learn more about them at [http://www.humansofnewyork.com][3][1]: https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.harshman [2]: http://www.harshmanservices.com [3]: http://www.humansofnewyork.com

1hr 5mins

6 Aug 2018

Rank #6

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BOTW October 28, 2018: Jonathan Van Heijzen, Philipp Lomboy

Best of the Everyday Fighter Podcast for the week of October 28, 2018 Ep30: Jonathan Van Heijzen https://www.everydayfighter.me/edfp30 Ep31: Philipp Lomboy https://www.everydayfighter.me/edfp31

5mins

5 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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#12: Fighting for better health through nutrition and empowerment through knowledge with Dr. Adrian Chavez

Dr. Adrian Chavez is a functional medicine practitioner who specializes in helping clients with chronic illnesses. Dr. Chavez shares his approach to improving health through nutrition and how we can empower ourselves with a different perspective and the right information. You can get more of Dr. Chavez at [https://dradrianchavez.com][1] and his [Your Nutrition Prescription Podcast][2] EPISODE SPOTLIGHT: Heroes of the Second World WarThe mission of Heroes of the Second World War is to film interviews with the remaining WWII combat veterans, to strengthen relationships between these veterans and their communities, and to create a living memorial to pass these veterans’ wisdom on to future generations.Learn more at [http://www.heroesofthesecondworldwar.org][3][1]: https://dradrianchavez.com [2]: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/your-nutrition-prescription-podcast/id1267716638?mt=2 [3]: http://www.heroesofthesecondworldwar.org

1hr 3mins

27 Aug 2018

Rank #8

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#9: Cultivate your mental toughness when you train

Philipp shares one of his favorite ways to help people in his classes to cultivate their mental toughness.

12mins

16 Aug 2018

Rank #9

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#28: Fighting to move past teen anger and growth through BJJ with Ryan Cragg

Ryan Cragg is a licensed clinical counselor and a blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Ryan shares his struggles as an angry teen, how he now helps young men move past their own anger issues, and how he's grown through BJJ. You can find him at [http://ryancragg.org][1] EPISODE SPOTLIGHT: Rock Steady BoxingRock Steady Boxing gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum.Learn more at [https://www.rocksteadyboxing.org][2][1]: http://ryancragg.org [2]: https://www.rocksteadyboxing.org

1hr 4mins

23 Oct 2018

Rank #10

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#10: Fighting to get your black belt with a spouse, kids, and a job with Briana Martinez and Melissa Hughett

Briana Martinez and Melissa Hughett are wives and mothers that are preparing get their black belts. They share how they were introduced to martial arts and why, even with jobs and busy home lives, they choose to make training a priority. EPISODE SPOTLIGHT: Rock Steady BoxingRock Steady Boxing gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum.Learn more at [https://www.rocksteadyboxing.org][1][1]: https://www.rocksteadyboxing.org

1hr 9mins

20 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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#23: Find your totem

Philipp shares an invaluable tool that helps him get back into the game during challenging times.

10mins

4 Oct 2018

Rank #12

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#34: Fighting to learn martial arts with limited resources and protecting your family in the face of tragedy with Blaze Pearson

Blaze Pearson is a father and martial arts instructor. Blaze shares how he learned martial arts despite limited means as well as how his outlook of self defense changed after experiencing a family tragedy. You can get more from Blaze at [https://torchfamilyleadership.com][1] EPISODE SPOTLIGHT: Heroes of the Second World WarThe mission of Heroes of the Second World War is to film interviews with the remaining WWII combat veterans, to strengthen relationships between these veterans and their communities, and to create a living memorial to pass these veterans’ wisdom on to future generations.Learn more at [http://www.heroesofthesecondworldwar.org][2][1]: https://torchfamilyleadership.com [2]: http://www.heroesofthesecondworldwar.org

1hr 3mins

19 Nov 2018

Rank #13

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#16: Fighting to get off the streets and helping youth in your own backyard with Pierre Lagasca

Pierre Lagasca is an amateur MMA fighter from Las Vegas, Nevada. He shares his journey from a broken home and running the streets with the wrong crowd, to finding his true calling in martial arts and doing his part to help troubled youth in his neighborhood. You can find him on [Facebook][1] and training at [Asylum Gym][2]. EPISODE SPOTLIGHT: Growing BolderGrowing Bolder shares the stories of ordinary people who are living extraordinary lives and proving that it's never too late to pursue your passions or make a difference in the lives of others.Learn more at [https://www.growingbolder.com][3][1]: https://www.facebook.com/peter.pipe.up [2]: https://asylumfightteamvegas.com [3]: https://www.growingbolder.com

1hr 3mins

10 Sep 2018

Rank #14

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#33: Switchbacks

Philipp shares a useful way to look at your journey towards reaching your goal.

13mins

14 Nov 2018

Rank #15

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BOTW July 22, 2018: Mark Goblowsky, Brian King, Matt Oyler

Best of the Everyday Fighter Podcast for the week of July 22, 2018 Ep1: Mark Goblowsky https://www.everydayfighter.me/edfp1 Ep2: Brian King https://www.everydayfighter.me/edfp2 Ep3: Matt Oyler https://www.everydayfighter.me/edfp3

17mins

29 Jul 2018

Rank #16

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#8: Fighting your bullies and needing validation with Larry Hagner

Larry Hagner is the founder of the Good Dad Project and The Dad Edge Podcast. Larry shares his challenges growing up as an overweight child, how he started fighting back, and how he channeled his confidence into competitive martial arts. You can get more of Larry at the [Good Dad Project][1]. EPISODE SPOTLIGHT: Steve HartmanSteve Hartman is a correspondent for CBS News. Steve hosts "On the Road" where he profiles individuals and groups across the United States that do kind things for others in their community.Learn more about [Steve][2] and ["On the Road"][3][1]: https://gooddadproject.com [2]: https://www.facebook.com/SteveHartman [3]: https://www.cbsnews.com/evening-news/on-the-road

49mins

15 Aug 2018

Rank #17

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#19: You're ready

Philipp shares his thoughts on taking action even before you feel like you're ready.

12mins

20 Sep 2018

Rank #18

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#30: Fighting to overcome "dad bod" and connect with your family with Jonathan Van Heijzen

Jonathan Van Heijzen is a husband and father of four children. Jonathan shares his journey of reconnecting with martial arts after hitting a physical low point, and how his family all got involved with martial arts. EPISODE SPOTLIGHT: Steve HartmanSteve Hartman is a correspondent for CBS News. Steve hosts "On the Road" where he profiles individuals and groups across the United States that do kind things for others in their community.Learn more about [Steve][1] and ["On the Road"][2][1]: https://www.facebook.com/SteveHartman [2]: https://www.cbsnews.com/evening-news/on-the-road

48mins

30 Oct 2018

Rank #19

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#14: Fighting to reclaim your self-confidence and becoming a boxer at 52-years-old with Debora Tedford

Debora Tedford is a nurse, grandmother, and amateur boxer. Debora shares her journey from losing her confidence and self-esteem in a bad marriage, to getting a diagnosis of cancer, to taking her first fight at 52 years old. You can get more of Debora on [Facebook][1] EPISODE SPOTLIGHT: Returning the FavorReturning the Favor follows host Mike Rowe as he travels the country in search of remarkable people making a difference in their communities. Returning the Favor gives back to those who pay it forward with humor, heart and surprise.Learn more at [https://www.facebook.com/ReturningTheFavor][2][1]: https://www.facebook.com/debora.tedford [2]: https://www.facebook.com/ReturningTheFavor

1hr 5mins

3 Sep 2018

Rank #20