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Krav Maga is not just a self defence system, it is a way of life. Warriors den is a podcast for Kravist, fighters, martial artists, warriors, politicians and general citizens. Consider this:



“The Society that separates scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools” – Thucydides



Your host Jonathan Fader UTKM Co-Founder talks to guest in an open and uncensored format about their fights, their philosophies, and their lives. No topic is taboo and the conversation may start in one place and end in another. As the quote suggests you cannot separate the warrior from the politics and the world around them as a true warrior must be a student in all forms of arts and science.



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Krav Maga is not just a self defence system, it is a way of life. Warriors den is a podcast for Kravist, fighters, martial artists, warriors, politicians and general citizens. Consider this:



“The Society that separates scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools” – Thucydides



Your host Jonathan Fader UTKM Co-Founder talks to guest in an open and uncensored format about their fights, their philosophies, and their lives. No topic is taboo and the conversation may start in one place and end in another. As the quote suggests you cannot separate the warrior from the politics and the world around them as a true warrior must be a student in all forms of arts and science.



Older Episode can be found at:

https://utkmblog.com/category/urban-tactics-krav-maga/warriors-den/

    Warriors Den Podcast Episode 111 - Jacob Hogge: Protests, Politics, Religion and Philosophy

    Warriors Den Podcast Episode 111 - Jacob Hogge: Protests, Politics, Religion and Philosophy

    Excerpt: "I would say please, the first thing everything should do is really sit down and think about what makes you, you. Who are you, what are you. What does it mean to be you and fulfill those things. I think freedom is essential for that and you need to hold everybody who puts them selves above you, or who ever you put above yourself to those standards of allowing you to be exactly who you are because its exactly who they are. A human being." - Jacob Hogge

    Jacob is a lover of philosophy, a Catholic theologian, and a previous student of mine. He is currently studying for a Masters degree in theological studies, and has his own podcast and entertainment network where he theologically commentates on politics, culture, and religion with a cringy-millennial twist. You can follow him on Apple Podcasts and YouTube as Good Sheep, and on Instagram and TikTok @GoodSheep94. He has also invested himself locally in favour of Vancouver's freedom convoy protests. To see his weekly coverage, check out @BCBorderAlliance on Instagram.

    In this episode we talk about Protests, Politics, Religion and Philosophy the day after Russia decided to invade Ukraine. Fun times.

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    Warriors Den Episode 110 - Kfir Itzhaki head of Instinct Psychology Driven Self Defense, Karate and Krav Expert and Israeli Hero

    Warriors Den Episode 110 - Kfir Itzhaki head of Instinct Psychology Driven Self Defense, Karate and Krav Expert and Israeli Hero

    EXERPT: I Truly believe that every person can become a hero. And I wasn’t a hero in my life until I did stuff, and learned how to do it .And I can teach it. And I teach it and its possible. You don’t have to be born with it, its not like a degree or something you can develop it like a muscle. And if you will do it, you are going to be happy. Because if you are not suffering from anxieties then you are happy, you clean anxieties then you are happy.” - Kfir Itzhaki

    Kfir Itzhaki is an international speaker, author of " Unconventional Weapon - The Complete Guide For Using Fear" [Currently only available in Hebrew], mediator, and the head of a worldwide organization for self-defense and psychology teachings- INSTINCT IIC.

    Kfir was a professional martial arts competitor and won the Israeli Karate Championship. Prior to his enlistment in the IDF, he was on the verge of losing his sight following a surgical operation. In his military service, which included an extended service, he served as an operator and the head of combat training at "Duvdevan" - IDF's elite counterterrorism unit. During the training period, he lost his short-term memory as a result of a training accident, and after completing the training period, he was sent to represent his unit at IDF's Karate Championship, where he won the gold medal. Kfir completed IDF's Krav Maga instructors’ course as well as IDF's senior instructors course, with in the highest ranking and was selected as an excelled instructor in both courses.

    As a civilian, Kfir was awarded two civilian medals of bravery and heroism after saving a girl from getting raped, and following another incident in which he chased and took over a terrorist with his bare hands during one of the most severe stabbing attacks during the Knife "Intifada". During the terror attack, an event he was not involved at all before his intervention, Kfir himself was injured. Despite the injury and the extreme turn in his life, Kfir decided to finish his law studies and continue to lead the organization he founded.

    His actions and contribution to the safety of the State of Israel have received international recognition in many media outlets around the world, and he has been awarded the prestigious "Guardian of Israel" award by StandWithUs organization. Thousands of people attended the awarding ceremony in Los Angeles, including ambassadors, IDF and US Army officials, as well as former Israeli and American security forces personnel.

    You can reach out to Kfir on Facebook, Instagram, Instinct Instagram or Youtube. 

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    Episode Episode 109 - Matthew Sharpe BJJ Black Belt Under the Megaton lineage and Martial Artist

    Episode Episode 109 - Matthew Sharpe BJJ Black Belt Under the Megaton lineage and Martial Artist

    Excerpt: [Telling the story on why he got into martial arts] And uh everything is going fine but all of a sudden of of the guys goes were going to be taking your firewood and your beer. king your firewood and your beer. What? Bro, like out of no where. Its crazy how fast things will switch. So my buddy stands up and he goes ,"no man you are not taking our firewood there is a forest right there You can get your own firewood." We even invited them to chill with us as well. So next thing you know one of the guys had grabbed one of the beer bottles and smashed my buddy in the back of the head with it. And it actually cut him from the back of the head down to his neck about a mm from his Artery. I think it was 30 staples to put his neck back together."

    Mathew Sharpe BJJ Black Belt Under the Megaton lineage and Martial Artist. Mathew started his martial arts journey around 13 years ago when an unprovoked violent assault with a weapon on himself and his friends occurred which resulted in the hospitalization of his friend. He then found the Creative Fighters Guild in Richmond BC, lead by Megaton Diaz Black Belt Trevor Clarkson. Matthew started his overall martial arts journey with JKD and BJJ but like many was drawn to BJJ. Last year he was given his Blackbelt by Megaton personally. Matthew also trains on other styles to increase his overall martial arts skills including ilustrisimo, with previous podcast guest Toby Reyes. He has since launched Sharpe Martial Arts and is teaching out of his garage like and OG martial artist though he also occasionally teaches at Advantage Jiu Jitsu (@advantage_jj) also in Richmond, BC. You can find Mathew on Instagram @Sharpe_Martial_arts

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    • 2 hrs 58 min
    Warriors Den Podcast Episode 108 - Yeela Elyashar is a 5th Dan Black Belt Krav Maga practitioner with KMIL

    Warriors Den Podcast Episode 108 - Yeela Elyashar is a 5th Dan Black Belt Krav Maga practitioner with KMIL

    Excerpt: [On the lack of good Ranking in Krav Maga] “First of all its not just in north America I know that in Europe it’s the same thing. I was recently in France and when I asked people there how long it takes people to reach to get, you know, from a beginner level from White Belt to Black belt. And they said it takes about two years which is crazy. I mean two years in Israel you don’t even reach you know Orange Belt so..What?!”

    Yeela Elyashar is one of the top ranked Female Krav Maga practitioners at 5thdan Black Belt in Krav maga Israel KMIL under 7th Dan Coral belt Ilan Fadlon. When Yeela Started they were originally under the Haim Zut Krav Maga brand but as is with most Martial arts opinions differ and KMIL was formed. Though Yeela originally started in other styles when she found Krav maga it became her passion and she now teaches full time where she spends much of her time teaching and developing children in Krav maga. Yeela also Volunteers in the Israeli Police force where she uses what she knows to keep herself and others safe. In this episode we talk about Krav maga, Ranking and promotion, Teaching adults and children, Policing, and our general philosophies in training Krav Maga and Self Defense.

    If you want to reach out to Yeela or train with her you can find her on Facebook or Instagram @yeela_kravmaga. You can also Follow KMIL @kravmagaIsrael on Instagram or check out their website. http://kmil.co.il/

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    00:00 – Episode and Guest Intro
    02:11 – Ad Read
    04:26 – Episode Start
    05:30 – Interview Start
    2:03:00 – Interview end

    • 2 hrs 4 min
    Warriors Den Podcast Episode 107 - Petra Foerster UTKM Blue Belt: Testing, Teaching, Socialism and Life

    Warriors Den Podcast Episode 107 - Petra Foerster UTKM Blue Belt: Testing, Teaching, Socialism and Life

    Excerpt: "Physically it was hard on me. But I mean I think the most important part is just keep going don’t give up. Usually I have my face where I think, uhh, I hate every one in the world especially you" (Referring to Jon)

    Petra Foerster is UTKMs first Blue Belt and Insistent Instructor. She also holds a Black Belt in Judo where she regularly trains and teaches kids as well as holds a Blue Belt in BJJ. Petra was previously on Episode 85 where we discussed her upbringing in the then East Germany under the USSR. At this time east Germany was a under a centralized Socialist authoritarian government. When she was able she moved to Canada and started a new life where she continued her martial arts practices. In this episode we talked about her Blue Belt Promotion and Testing, Judo, Socialism, Authoritarianism, Teaching, Learning and the world around us.

    If you want to follow Petra you can on Instagram @petra_Foerster or catch her semi regular blog post contributions on the UTKM blog.

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    Time Stamps:

    00:00 - Intro

    00:43 - Ad Read

    02:57 – Episode and Guest Introduction

    05:19 - Interview Start

    06:48 – Cat Intro 😊

    1:48:15 – Interview end

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Warriors Den Podcast Episode 106 - Sebastien Lavoie retired RCMP Sgt. Maj and Founder of Raven Strategic

    Warriors Den Podcast Episode 106 - Sebastien Lavoie retired RCMP Sgt. Maj and Founder of Raven Strategic

    Expert: (Re: his upcoming book) “Is essentially the pursuit of excellence in a 360 Degree world, and I mean a 360 degree scan around your, you know your own life. So, I’m pursing this goal to go to special operation. I’m pursing this goal to be the best in business, I’m pursing this goal. Everything has a cost and everything has an equal and opposite reaction. So how can we mitigate the cost with the pursuit of excellence in certain fields” -Sebastien 

    Sebastien Lavoie is a retired Sgt Major in the RCMP and Founder of Raven Strategic. He was previously on Episode 81, and since then he has has quite the 2021 in a way most of us cannot even imagine. The highlight of his year was getting his BJJ Black Belt but after a minor surgery he ended up with Compartment Syndrome where even now there is a very real possibility that he may need to amputate his leg. He also experience sever Heartbreak which for him was worse pain than any thing else. However he has started a very serious path recovery which thanks to the generosity of Altitude performance includes the use of CVAC Pods which at this point seem to have significantly positive results. He is also working on a book which he hopes to release in the next year or two using his immense leadership experience and preference for direct and practical advise as a guide. Check him out on Instagram @slavccmdr

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    • 2 hrs 16 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

VictorHWong ,

Insightful and Underrated

As a previous student who’s trained with the host Johnathan, he is hands down one of the most unique chilled, motivated, and fun instructor I’ve had. The core of this show, in my personal opinion, has always been to preach to individual’s to increase their awareness of the world through self-defence. It’s a “know your enemy and know yourself” type of growth mindset that is always enjoyable to hear.

A suggestion would be to ramp up the editing quality of the episodes, particularly episode 55, better to cut out the awkward 10 second pauses. In addition, maybe refer more to specific sources that are gathered or discussed in each episode, that way newcomers to the podcast understand the pool of knowledge you’re making your opinions off of.
Episode length is a hair on the long side and would also think that keep each episode to an hour max. Split them up to 2 parts of need be.
I’d love to see this channel grow and have John invite more popular guests onto the show since Krav Maga is relatively niche. Overall a splendid podcast that is relevant to today’s world we live in.

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