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Iain and Jamie Clubb Part 2

Iain and Jamie Part 2

Jamie Clubb joins me on this podcast! You’re going to love it! Jamie is someone I always enjoy talking to! The combination of his deep knowledge and critical thinking always make for fascinating conversations. I’ve been wanting to capture one of them for a while! This did not disappoint!

Jamie and I can both talk! So our conversations are always lengthy. Our original plan was to talk for around an hour in this podcast, but it ballooned to two and a half hours! The topics covered were wide ranging and the conversation fascinating!  Over the two and a half hours we cover:

• Historical Martial Myths

• Training Flaws

• Critical Thinking

• Solo Training: Shadow Boxing and Kata

• Self-Defence vs. Martial Arts

• Self-Protection for Children

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Iain and Jamie Clubb Part 1

Iain and Jamie Part 1

Jamie Clubb joins me on this podcast! You’re going to love it! Jamie is someone I always enjoy talking to! The combination of his deep knowledge and critical thinking always make for fascinating conversations. I’ve been wanting to capture one of them for a while! This did not disappoint!

Jamie and I can both talk! So our conversations are always lengthy. Our original plan was to talk for around an hour in this podcast, but it ballooned to two and a half hours! The topics covered were wide ranging and the conversation fascinating!  Over the two and a half hours we cover:

• Historical Martial Myths

• Training Flaws

• Critical Thinking

• Solo Training: Shadow Boxing and Kata

• Self-Defence vs. Martial Arts

• Self-Protection for Children

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Iain on The Wim Demeere Podcast!

Lots of new podcasts coming soon! To tide you over, here is my recent interview on The Wim Demeere Podcast! I’m a big fan of Wim and this was a fun and wide-ranging conversation! If you’re not a regular listener to The Wim Demeere Podcast, you need to be!

My introduction to this podcast also contains some recommendations for other great podcasts that you may have missed. There’s so much good material out there now if you know where to find it.

I hope you enjoy and I’ll be back with new podcasts soon!

All the best,

Iain

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The Comfort Zone: Iain on the Samotivation Podcast!

This is NOT the latest edition of the podcast. This is an interview I did with Sami Wehbe of the Samotivation Podcast! As you have probably worked out from the name, the Samotivation Podcast is all about motivation and self-improvement. Sami read my “Mental Strength” book a few years ago and reached out to interview me for his podcast. It was a fun conversation where we discussed the importance of stepping out side the comfort zone, dealing with fear and doubt, dealing with difficult people, and loads more besides. Sami has been kind enough to permit me to post the podcast in my own feed and I hope you enjoy it!

Learn more about Sami’s podcast and check out other episodes here: http://www.samotivation.com/

All the best,

Iain

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Jesse Enkamp!

In this episode I’m joined by self-identified “karate nerd” Jesse Enkamp! I think Jesse does a great deal of good for the karate community. His panoramic view of karate, his prolific work rate, his eloquence, and his infectious enthusiasm combine to make him someone with much to offer. I’m really grateful to Jesse for joining me on the podcast.

Jesse and I discuss: the role of styles, trends in modern karate, the Shuhari concept, kata training, critical thinking, how karateka can use social media to share information, money in the martial arts, remaining motivated, and more! It’s a wide-ranging conversation that I’m sure you will find interesting. If you listen to the very end of the podcast, I have also included some of the “off-air” chatting :-)

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Q and A Podcast 2017 Part 3

Welcome to the final part of this year’s Q&A podcast! In part 3 we cover General Karate Questions, Cross-Training, Pressure-Points and Miscellaneous Questions!

In part 1 we covered Teaching, Kata & Bunkai, and Impact Training. And in Part 2 we covered Self-Defence, Training, Teaching Children, and Female Self-Defence.

I hope you enjoy this final part and a huge thanks to all those who submitted questions and topics.

Have a great Christmas and thank you for listening!

All the best,

Iain

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Q and A Podcast 2017 Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of this year’s Q & A end of year podcast! In this part, we cover questions relating to Self-Defence, Training, Teaching Children, and Female Self-Defence!

The third and final part will be out tomorrow and that will cover General Karate Questions, Cross-Training, Pressure-Points and Miscellaneous Questions!

As with part 1, I have also included some “Martial Arts Fun Facts”! They are meant to be jokes … so please don’t take them seriously! The jokes about given styles do NOT reflect my views on that style! I only joke about that which I admire. I hope they raise a smile :-)

Thanks for your support of the podcasts!

All the best,

Iain

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Q and A Podcast 2017 Part 1

Welcome to part 1 of this year’s Q&A end of year podcast! Thanks to everyone who submitted questions and topics! In total, we have around 3.5 hours of martial discussion for you! I therefore felt it best to split the podcast into three parts, with each part looking at various topics.

In this first part we cover all the questions relating to Teaching, Kata & Bunkai, and Impact Training!

Part 2 (out tomorrow!) will cover Self-Defence, Training, Teaching Children, and Female Self-Defence!

Part 3 will cover General Karate Questions, Cross-Training, Pressure-Points and Miscellaneous Questions!

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Life-Preserving and Life-Enhancing (podcast)

New podcast! There are lots of different martial arts and innumerable approaches to them. We all need to find an approach that we enjoy and that will most efficiently help us achieve our objectives. In my case, I feel any martial art that I am to invest time and effort into must achieve two key things:

It must be both live-preserving and life-enhancing.

I feel any worthwhile martial arts needs to achieve both objectives; one without the other is not enough.

In this podcast, I breakdown what “life-preserving” and “life-enhancing” actually mean to me and hopefully cover a few interesting talking points along the way.

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Iain on The Scholar Warrior Podcast

In this podcast Iain and Robin Gamble of The Scholar Warrior Podcast discuss a wide range of martial and philosophical issues! I hope you enjoy it!

All the best,

Iain

Topics covered include:

Fear in my early training

Objectivity in self-protection training

How cross training and influenced my karate

What kata is and the purpose it serves

The evolution of karate

Old school intent with a modern approach

Kata as a process

The four stages of kata

Why Naihanchi is my favourite kata

Consensual violence vs. non-consensual violence

Modern pad drills

The differences between the fear that keeps us safe and the fear that helps us grow

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