Rank #1: Steve Maxwell- Legendary Strength, Conditioning and Grappling Coach
– Steve Maxwell
With over 50 years of training experience Steve Maxwell is a strength and conditioning legend, he was a collegiate wrestler and also one of the first Americans to earn a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, working closely for many years with the legendary Gracie family.
He has competed on the international level and he has worked with elite level athletes and martial artists for decades.
Today he fulfils the role of travelling master, with no fixed abode and with only a small bag on his back he navigates the globe spreading wisdom on conditioning, mobility, martial arts and how to keep grappling into the advanced years.
He knows what works, he knows what doesn't and he knows what's going to keep you healthy long term.... and he is full of incredible stories. It was a joy to have him on the show.
In this episode of the podcast you'll hear Steve discuss:
*How increasing flexibility is a red herring
*How you should train for your sport, for health and longevity
*How he leads a contrarian lifestyle to find perosnal fulfilment
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Rank #2: #8: Pavel Macek on Attaining Balance, Practical Kung Fu and Being Strong
– Pavel Macek,
Pavel Macek Sifu, has been involved in Chinese martial arts since 1991. In 1997 he began studying traditional “Lam Family Hung Kyun” Kung Fu and later in 2002, he founded his martial arts school, Practical Hung Kyun, through which he has taught 100s of students from all around the world.
He has also worked as a tactical self-defense coach for Ministry of Internal Affairs and other goverment or private agencies and is a certified Functional Movement Specialist under Gray Cook's FMS and strength and conditioning coach under the world famous Pavel Tsatsouline (StrongFirst)- the man that introduced kettle bells to the US
Finally, when he is not teaching he enjoys – research, translation work, publishing books, and lecturing on a range different subjects such as philosophy, art, traditional Chinese medicine and more.
In this episode of the podcast you find out how Pavel:
*Attained, patience, health and strength
*Uses the simple and complex to improve his skills
*Developed a practical approach to Kung Fu training
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The Power of Tai Chi Chuan
In this episode I mentioned about “The Power of Tai Chi Chuan” a book about the incredible benefits of Tai Chi Chuan which is suitable for beginners, you can check it out here:
Click here: https://www.amazon.com/Power-Tai-Chi-Chuan-Introduction-ebook/dp/B00O7X5N7G
Connect with Pavel
Rank #3: Daniel Reid- Best Selling Author -The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity
This is a roller coaster of a conversation touching on the health epidemics of the West, ancient Chinese Wisdom, sexual health practices and much more.
Rank #4: Ken Rosen Rd. 2- The 7 Emotions of TCM, Gut Health, Radial Design and More
– Ken Rosen
(This is the second time Ken has been featured on the Podcast. You can find the the first and more information about Ken and FIRST interview here: http://www.warriorstrategy.com/ken-rosen-master-practitioner-of-traditional-chinese-medicine/)
Ken is an international acclaimed writer, teacher and practitioner of Traditional Thai Medicine (TCM). He has treated a wide range of clients from celebrities to CEOs in this ROUND 2 episode we get into the following topics.
*The 7 emotions and 5 wills in Traditional Chinese Medicine
*The 3 biggest stimulants used today
*An invisible and very important organ in TCM
*Radial Design and it's benefits
*The swamp bag in your body
*Alan Watts and some of his ideas
*Connecting to something bigger
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Rank #5: #1: The Scholar Warrior Podcast- 3 Ways To Defeat The Sedentary Life And Live Longer
So sitting down all day is having a negative impact on our health, so what can we do about it, and further more how can go from a decreased life expectancy due to the sedentary life and actually increase our life expectancy? These issues and more are tackled in this quick and effective episode.
Rank #6: #13 Matt Hill - Former British Army Captain, 5th Dan Aikido and Systema HQ Certified Instructor
– Matt Hill
Matt began practicing in Aikido in 1989 becoming the youngest Shodan in the National Aikido Federation in 1991. He later journeyed to Japan at 19 years of age. He became the first western student in more than a decade to be taken from Japan on an overseas seminar with Morihiro Saito Sensei as his ‘Otomo’ or assistant. He gained his 5th Dan in 2006 from Saito Sensei’s son Hitohira Saito Sensei.
In 1997 when he was accepted into the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in the UK and was commissioned into the Parachute Regiment in 1998. The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is where officers in the British Army are trained in responsibilities of leading soldiers under their command, it is one of the most prestigious military academies in the world.
During this time he taught classes in ‘arrest and restraint’ techniques, prior to service in Northern Ireland. He left the regiments as a Captain in 2003.
In 2012 Matt spent a week in the Canadian Forest attending Vladimir Vasiliev’s Systema Camp. He was impressed, not just by the ability of the teachers, but in the standard of almost everyone there, and felt that Vladimir’s level of mastery was extraordinary.
Matt finds Systema is an efficient combat system, and also a way of living and looking at the world,he has taught nationally and internationally, now focusing mainly on Systema.
In this episode of the podcast you find out how Matt:
*Has continually put himself in rich learning environments
*Believes existence should be exercise
*Shows that many stress related disorders are fixed by returning to nature
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In this episode I mentioned about the incredible 20% discount you'll receive at on SOCKWA products just by being a listener of the podcast. Just click the link below to take advantage of that.
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Rank #7: #4: Anthony Korahais on Healing Depression, Broken Noses and Learning How To Learn
Anthony Korahais is a world class teacher and master of two ancient healing arts: qigong and tai chi. It is through these two practices that Anthony rose above clinical depression, lower back pain, anxiety attacks and fatigue.
Today, he teaches thousands worldwide how to do the same in their own lives.
In this episode you'll learn how Anthony:
*Used training in the Violin to achieve a black belt in Karate
*Broke his nose and had it fixed in a sparring session
*Tackled his depression with Chi Kung
Today, Anthony's international organization, Flowing Zen, has 25 certified instructors, and offers, retreats, workshops, and a variety of in-depth online classes.
Enjoy the Podcast!
Here are show links
Crushing Office Syndrome
In this episode I mentioned about "Crushing Office Syndrome" an online product I recently put together for those suffering from the sedentary lifestyle, click here to find out more.
Click here: http://warrior-strategy.teachable.com/p/freedom-from-office-syndrome/
Question of the day for the comments section
Anthony mentioned he used skills acquired through learning the violin and applied them to Karate training, so...
"What skills have you managed to employ across two or more disciplines?"
The Book Anthony mentioned about depression
Richard O'Conor's website: http://www.undoingdepression.com
The Book: https://www.amazon.com/Undoing-Depression-Therapy-Doesnt-Medication/dp/0425166791
Connect with Anthony
Rank #8: Stanley Tam - Trainer to Elite Security Forces, BJJ Black Belt and Chi Kung Instructor
– Stanley Tam
Born in Hong Kong, Stan is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Tony Eduardo Lima. He has been training in the martial arts since the age of 13, specialising in the Chinese martial arts until he found his true calling in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He has competed internationally, medalling in tournaments such as the International Masters in Brazil and the Asian Open in Japan.
Stan is a much sought after teacher with an interest is in developing a conceptual approach to jiu-jitsu and also in training military and law enforcement. Stan is officially appointed as the jiu-jitsu/combatives instructor for the Zhejiang Police Academy, Shanghai SWAT team and to an elite counter terrorism unit in the People's Armed Police in Shanghai.
He is certified in Modern Army Combatives and is certified as a Level 2 Advanced Kettlebell instructor under the world renowned Steve Maxwell. His other interests include development as a holistic health practitioner teaching ancient Chinese heath exercises of Tao-yin to a growing audience.
In this episode of the podcast you find out how Stan:
*Feels that "live" training is critical for self defence
*Recovered from physical and mental burnout using Chi Kung
*Consciously builds the right culture in his Dojo
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Rank #9: 12# Ken Rosen -Master Level Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine-
– Ken Rosen
Ken is an international acclaimed writer, teacher and practitioner of Traditional Thai Medicine (TCM). He has taught classes in nutrition, diagnosis and clinical supervision in New York, and had articles published on TCM, cancer treatment and nutrition. He has also presented at prominent conferences in the U.S. and across Asia.
On multiple occasions he has presented to Chinese audiences in China on the subject of TCM. He now lives and works in Asia, most often at prestigious resorts, and has worked with clients ranging from CEOs to celebrities.
Ken has used TCM on several occasions to recover from major surgeries and says TCM has saved his life. His skill in acupuncture is such that he can clearly describe the exact sensation one will experience when the needles are inserted. His treatments are incredibly effective and his explanations are geared towards empowering his clients to take charge of their own health, in a field that has long been mystified, his approach is a welcome one.
In this episode of the podcast you find out how Ken:
How TCM helped him recover from major surgery
Describes the 5 branches of TCM
Saved a woman from choking to death using acupressure and much more!
And click on the links- http://www.warriorstrategy.com/ken-rosen-master-practitioner-of-traditional-chinese-medicine/
Rank #10: Kensuke Shimizu- Transformation through Meditation, Martial Arts and Healing
One caveat before we jump into this episode, Ken's mother tongue is Japanese, he speaks slow, calm and collected, so brew some tea, calm your heart and enjoy, becasue there are some really good actionable nuggets in this episode.
Kensuke Shimizu is based in Tokyo where he funs a buys healing practice using a combination of Acupuncture, Japanese Seitai and Osteopathy to help his clients recover from a range of issues.
Ken is also an enthusiastic martial artist and mediation practitioner with many years of experience.
In this episode you'll hear about his experience in various martial arts, why he became a lifelong practitioner of meditation and why he feels that hurting and healing are part of the same whole.
There are some big takeaways in this episode, like why Ken started seated mediation to overcome relationship problems, how he uses mediation as a daily review to pursue happiness and also how he likes to maintain, as best as he can, his mindful awareness in every activity he does, be it marital arts or even opening a door.
With that in mind please enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast you find out how Kensuke:
*Used meditation to move from frustration to happiness
*Uses his mind as a mirror to review internal state
*Trains martial arts all day by applying mindfulness to every activity
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