My guest today is MMA coach and lifetime wrestler Kenny "Bolt Wrestling" Johnson. Now before all my non fighting fans run for the exits, you may want to spend some time with us. Kenny is not only one of the most energetic, passionate people I know, but his take on approaching challenging goals and coaching is brilliant. He shares how he went from a 96-pound freshman to training the likes of BJ Penn, Anderson Silva, Alexander Volkov, and Lyoto Machida to name a few.
Kenny's ability to go hard and stay passionate about wrestling and helping others for close to 40 years is inspiring. He coaches at Black House MMA and Mira Costa High School.
Kenny is on a mission to help young people develop and improve and uses wrestling to do that. This show is not about fighting (even though there are a lot of amusing stories) it's about being human and taking on lofty goals because you believe in what you're doing. Kenny wears his heart on his sleeve and likes to say the word F**k from time to time (keep your eyes on the message). Enjoy!
Drawn into Sports and Wrestling [00:03:44]
Parenting and Coaching Kids [00:07:55]
Meeting Coach Gable [00:14:38]
Entering Seven Olympics [00:19:39]
Choosing Paths [00:22:25]
MMA Training [00:33:17]
Earning Respect in the Neighborhood [00:34:19]
Approaches in Smashing [00:38:19]
Something New [00:43:34]
What to Wear Under the Gi [00:49:38]
Mentality and Commitment [00:54:51]
Three Buckets in MMA [01:04:08]
A Starting Sport [01:16:54]
Training Someone as a Coach [01:22:23]
Six Dimensions of Wrestling [01:27:00]
Handling the Voice [01:28:27]
Imparting Lessons and Skills [01:34:33]
What Refuels Kenny [01:39:14]
Writing a Book and Poems [01:39:29]
During Kenny’s Downtime [01:41:18]
Kenny’s Social Media Presence [01:45:11]
Kenny’s Diet [01:48:27]
Pool Training [01:50:40]
Connect with Kenny
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