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Hi I'm Robin Gamble I'm an author, speaker, Qi-gong and Tai Chi Chuan instructor. A "Scholar Warrior" is an ideal in many great civilisations, it is someone cultivated through martial arts and more gentle pursuits like philosophy, art, music, meditation and more. So it's here that I interview Martial Artists and Scholars from all manner of disciplines, so that you the listener may benefit from their skills and knowledge, and apply it to your own life. It's that simple. Enjoy!

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Hi I'm Robin Gamble I'm an author, speaker, Qi-gong and Tai Chi Chuan instructor. A "Scholar Warrior" is an ideal in many great civilisations, it is someone cultivated through martial arts and more gentle pursuits like philosophy, art, music, meditation and more. So it's here that I interview Martial Artists and Scholars from all manner of disciplines, so that you the listener may benefit from their skills and knowledge, and apply it to your own life. It's that simple. Enjoy!

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Hi I'm Robin Gamble I'm an author, speaker, Qi-gong and Tai Chi Chuan instructor. A "Scholar Warrior" is an ideal in many great civilisations, it is someone cultivated through martial arts and more gentle pursuits like philosophy, art, music, meditation and more. So it's here that I interview Martial Artists and Scholars from all manner of disciplines, so that you the listener may benefit from their skills and knowledge, and apply it to your own life. It's that simple. Enjoy!

Rank #1: Steve Maxwell- Legendary Strength, Conditioning and Grappling Coach

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“If you are training properly, you should be preventing injury, not causing it” – 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 Enjoy And click on the link http://www.warriorstrategy.com/steve-maxwell-legendary-strength-conditioning-and-grappling-coach/

May 19 2017
1 hour 36 mins
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Rank #2: #13 Matt Hill - Former British Army Captain, 5th Dan Aikido and Systema HQ Certified Instructor

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“Be natural, in all the three things I do, Systema Combat, Systema Health and the Bushcraft ... it's all just about going back to our nature” – 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 Enjoy And click on the link- http://www.warriorstrategy.com/matt-hill-former-british-army-captain-5th-dan-aikido-and-systema-hq-certified-instructor/ Sockwa Shoes 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. Click here: http://www.sockwa.com/pages/warrior-strategy Connect with Matt Hill Website: http://www.matthill.co.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WiltshireMartialArts/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/hillmatt206/feed

Mar 16 2017
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #3: Daniel Reid- Best Selling Author -The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity

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Episode 20 of the Scholar Warrior Podcast with eminent author Daniel Reid, who is widely respected for his writing on ancient health practices of the Taoists. 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.

Aug 12 2017
1 hour 42 mins
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Rank #4: Stanley Tam - Trainer to Elite Security Forces, BJJ Black Belt and Chi Kung Instructor

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“I am trying to balance the hard, external training of Jiu Jitsu with the recovery side of Chi Kung, I like to call is re-charging the battery” – 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 Enjoy And click on the link: http://www.warriorstrategy.com/stanley-tam-trainer-to-elite-security-forces-bjj-black-belt-and-chi-kung-instructor/

Apr 19 2017
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #5: #14 Nick Osipczak- UFC Veteran, Artist and Tai Chi Coach

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“If you're not at peace in your life, it doesn't really matter what's going on for those 5 minutes you're in the spotlight” – Nick Osipczak Nick is perhaps best known for his professional MMA fight career in the UFC, he holds some very impressive performances including spectacular knock outs and submissions. He has been a regular sparring partner for some of the biggest names in Britsh MMA including current middleweight champion Micahel Bisping. He holds many other talents besides, for example, he was formally a professional poker player, and today he is a successful artist, published columnist, a proficlic coach to some of the UKs top fight talent and finally Tai Chi instructor. Nick also set up the New Wave Academy which has produced a string of successful fighters and he also sells his art which known as “sacred geometry in galleries in London. One of Nick’s current passions is teaching Yang style Tai Chi Chuan where he draws on years experience in numerous other Martial Arts (both Internal and External) as well as Yoga and Qi-Gong. In this episode of the podcast you find out how Nick: *Employed an expertise in poker to give himself an advantage in fighting *Had a life changing experience using a South American ritual *Uses Taoist philosophy to lead a rich and fulfilling life Enjoy And click on the link for more details http://www.warriorstrategy.com/nick-osipczak-ufc-veteran-artist-and-tai-chi-chuan-instructor/

Apr 06 2017
51 mins
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Rank #6: Jon Nash Pt.1 Cutting Through the BS in Meditation

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This episode is PERFECT for beginners or people who are thinking about starting meditation, (it's also useful if you are already meditating) Jon Nash is a brilliant friend and meditator of 45 years experience. Who speaks in a clear and entertaining way. He has researched many of the most famous styles and has published a very popular paper on meditation which is being cited with increasing frequency.

Aug 23 2017
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #7: 12# Ken Rosen -Master Level Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine-

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“I will say, after 20 years of experience, Acupuncture is best at treating mental and emotional issues, that’s what it’s best at, then pain and rest (lack of), and those are the three modern problems anyway” – 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! Enjoy And click on the links- http://www.warriorstrategy.com/ken-rosen-master-practitioner-of-traditional-chinese-medicine/

Mar 03 2017
52 mins
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Rank #8: Iain Abernethy – Karate 6th Dan, Author And Applied Kata Master

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“I always tell my students, they want to embrace the chaos…and if we understand that chaos and are not freaked out by it and are able to work with it we become pretty effective in that environment” – Iain Abernethy Iain Abernethy has been involved in the martial arts since childhood. He holds the rank of 6th Dan with the British Combat Association, the English Karate Federation, and the British Karate Association. He regularly writes for the UK’s leading martial arts magazines and he is a member of the “Combat Hall of Fame”. One of the UK’s leading exponents of applied karate, Iain has written a number of critically acclaimed books on the practical application of traditional martial arts and is well known for his work on the pragmatic use of the techniques and concepts recorded in the traditional kata. Iain’s seminars, books, DVDs and articles have proved to be very popular with those who wish to practise their arts as the pragmatic systems they were originally intended to be. I’m a big fan of his style, of his content, his presentation and approach to martial arts as whole. In this episode of the podcast you find out how Ian: *Developed his “modern/old school” approach using old school intent with modern approaches and methods *Refined his “4 stages of Kata” from the knowledge of the old masters which can be applied to virtually any martial art or physical discipline *Differentiates between fear that keeps us safe and how some fear helps us grow Enjoy And click on the link http://www.warriorstrategy.com/iain-abernethy-6th-dan-in-karate-author-and-applied-kata-master/

Jul 18 2017
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #9: Jon Nash Pt.2 Meditation- Understanding The Methods and Outcomes

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This is the second part of a discussion with Jon Nash, a highly experienced meditator. In this episode we look into the content of a paper Jon published which puts forth a clear way to think about, discuss and research meditation. You can access the paper here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3834522/

Sep 14 2017
1 hour 35 mins
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Rank #10: Ken Rosen Rd. 2- The 7 Emotions of TCM, Gut Health, Radial Design and More

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“It's not the bacteria and viruses that we really need to worry about, it's how we cultivate our own ecosystem, ... how we cultivate all of that throughout the whole entire digestive tract to form a healthy eco-system so you are vibrant ” – 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 Enjoy And click on the link for more info http://www.warriorstrategy.com/ken-rosen-rd-2-the-7-emotions-of-tcm-gut-health-radial-design-and-more/

Jul 22 2017
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #11: Duncan Fatz- Sussex Sword Academy Founder Member

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Duncan Fatz- Sussex Sword Academy Founder Member by Robin Gamble

Jan 04 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #12: Jules Munns on Improvisation, Personal Development, Flow States and More.

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Mar 20 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #13: Nick Osipczak on Tai Chi, UFC, CBD Oil and Sacred Geometry

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Feb 12 2018
44 mins
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Rank #14: 11# How to Apply Yin Yang for Health

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This is an "in-between-isode" focusing on how to practically apply the Yin Yang theory to maintain your health. There are plenty of actionable tips. Read the article here if you prefer: http://www.warriorstrategy.com/yin-yang-applied-to-health/

Feb 18 2017
18 mins
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Rank #15: 10# David Rogers - Coach of Champions and Master of MMA and Kung Fu

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“Every style has certain assumptions because a style is inseparable from a culture...once you have a certain cultural assumption you are limiting” – David Rogers David is highly accomplished martial artist who has trained in Chinese martial arts since 1984 . He is an indoor disciple of Master Deng Jan Gong and the only non-Chinese to have learned the entire Deng family Hap Kune system directly from Master Deng in Canton. He is fluent in Cantonese, is graduate of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, a member of the ‘British Acupuncture Council’ and he served as the technical director for traditional kung fu to the ‘British Council for Chinese Martial Arts’ for seven years. Since 2005, he has trained ‘no gi’ Brazilian Jiujitsu with four time world champion, Braulio Estima, and he's studied mixed martial arts in America, Hawaii and Thailand and believes that the evolution of MMA represents a valuable method for martial artists to test their skills, and debunk many of the myths prevalent in some classical martial arts. David has coached NINE national and international champions in Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Mixed Martial Arts, and his students have won competitions in Europe, Hong Kong and China. In 1995, he opened the ‘Rising Crane Centre’ where he teaches Kung Fu, Taiji and MMA and runs a clinic of traditional Chinese acupuncture. In this episode of the podcast you find out how David: Made the journeyed to China to find a Master Used the scientific method to refine his martial skills Did the exact opposite of other MMA coaches to produce multiple champions Enjoy And click on the link for more info http://www.warriorstrategy.com/david-rogers-coach-of-champions-and-master-of-mma-and-kung-fu/

Feb 16 2017
56 mins
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Rank #16: Kensuke Shimizu- Transformation through Meditation, Martial Arts and Healing

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“If you can be in the same state in the city (as when in a temple retreat) then you are a master” – Kensuke 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 click on the link for more info http://www.warriorstrategy.com/kensuke-shimizu-transformation-through-meditation-martial-arts-and-healing/

May 05 2017
49 mins
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Rank #17: #9: Dr. Ying Ying Liu -Concert Level Pianist And Vocalist- An Incredible Journey To Peak Performance

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“Just practice is not enough, you have to practice performance” – Dr. Ying Ying Liu Dr. Ying Ying Liu is a classically trained concert pianist and vocalist who has performed in front of thousands of people across the globe. Born and raised in China, she later received her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in the USA, later teaching at the university level for six years. As a corporate facilitator, her focus is now on supporting organizations, executive teams, and individuals in successfully achieving their global business objectives. She has worked with more than 90 multinational companies, many of which are Fortune 500 companies and her clients have included Chinese and Western executives including top level regional and country heads, CEOs, SVPs, She is fluent in both English and Chinese so her expertise often involves riding the gap between those cultures. Needless to say, she is a cultural, linguistic, musical and leadership scholar. In this episode of the podcast you find out how Dr Ying Ying Liu: *Made the journey from Communist China to attaining a Ph.D in the U.S. *The skills and methods she employed to perform Piano solos to thousands of people *How the leadership skills she teaches CEO’s in fortune 500 companies can be applied to life Enjoy And click on the link for more info- http://www.warriorstrategy.com/dr-ying-ying-liu-concert-level-pianist-and-vocalist-on-her-incredible-journey-to-peak-performance/ 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: warrior-strategy.teachable.com/p/freedom…syndrome/ Connect with Dr. Ying Ying Liu Website: http://www.lumivoce.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lumivoce.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/YYLiu6

Feb 01 2017
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #18: #8: Pavel Macek on Attaining Balance, Practical Kung Fu and Being Strong

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“Simplexity is the ultimate sophistication.” – 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 Enjoy And click on the links- http://www.warriorstrategy.com/pavel-macek-on-attaining-balance-practical-kung-fu-and-being-strong/ 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 Website: http://practicalhungkyun.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/practicalhungkyun Twitter: https://twitter.com/satyunghungkyun Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKJQimjhYEmQa7DBAcl9YKQ

Jan 16 2017
52 mins
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Rank #19: #7: Michael King on the Value of Being an Outsider and How To Create Something from Nothing

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"Without engaging with the people that you are trying to help, and understanding what moves them and what's important to them, I don't think you can create something of that much value" Michael King speaks fluent Japanese and is currently finishing off his PhD at the University of Oxford university researching children in foster and institutional care in Japan. Recently he was invited by the Japanese government to contribute to the amendment of the child welfare act. In 2011 he was invited to speak at TEDxTokyo, and his work with orphans of the 2011 Tsunami was also featured on the ITN ‘Tonight’ program, a big news program in the UK, He recently moved to Manchester and got back into Tai Chi after a long break, he finds that Tai Chi helps him to keep momentum in his doctorate work as well as improving his health and focus. In this episode of the podcast you find out how Mike: *Developed life skills through playing competitive football (soccer for the US listners) *Created an impactful charity from nothing *Gets better by continually asking the right questions Enjoy! Links from this episode More details about this episode http://www.warriorstrategy.com/michael-king-on-the-value-of-being-an-outsider-and-how-create-something-from-nothing/ 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: warrior-strategy.teachable.com/p/freedom…syndrome/ Connect with Mike Websites: http://www.smilekidsjapan.org Mike's TEDx talk on youtube: https://youtu.be/vzW6vetckfM

Dec 29 2016
57 mins
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Rank #20: #6: Wim Demeere- Benefits of Competition, Having a Russian Nemesis and Context in the Martial Arts

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"One of the big differences between self defence and combat sports is that there are bunch of factors that never come into play in combat sports but that are critical in self defence" Wim Demeere is a highly experienced martial artist and author with 20 years of teaching experience. He's won 4 national titles and competed internationally in the full contact fighting art of San Shou. He has authored an extensive array of books ranging from nutrition to self defence, he is a qualified personal trainer, a seminar teacher and also has managed a corporate wellness centre. Finally, he runs a highly informative and entertaining blog covering martial arts, self defence and more. In this episode of the podcast you find out how Wim: *spent his time between full contact fights *views the value of competition *savours the lost art of nuance Enjoy And click on the links- http://www.warriorstrategy.com/wim-demeere-on-the-benefits-of-competition-having-a-russian-nemesis-and-context-in-the-martial-arts/ 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: warrior-strategy.teachable.com/p/freedom…syndrome/ Question of the day for the comments section "When you competed, what did you learn, and how did you use that lesson?" Connect with Wim Websites: http://www.wimsblog.com Welcome to Wim Demeere.com! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WimDemeerePage Twitter: https://twitter.com/wimdemeere Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ptccm

Dec 15 2016
1 hour 21 mins
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