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All around the world violence and fear seem to control the discourse. It's time we talk about that. The Gentle Art Podcast with Gene Dunn is a long form conversation exploring Life, Art, Food, Music, Love, Relationships, Spirituality and more as it relates to the Martial Arts. Exploring new paradigms with ancient roots - The Gentle Art Podcast.

The Gentle Art Podcast The Gentle Art Podcast

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All around the world violence and fear seem to control the discourse. It's time we talk about that. The Gentle Art Podcast with Gene Dunn is a long form conversation exploring Life, Art, Food, Music, Love, Relationships, Spirituality and more as it relates to the Martial Arts. Exploring new paradigms with ancient roots - The Gentle Art Podcast.

    Dojo Series: 019 (John Cokinos)

    Dojo Series: 019 (John Cokinos)

    Todays guest is John Cokinos (CEO: EFC, MPower International Association, Digital Harmony, BudoCode & TapTechnologies). In these challenging times of Covid-19, running a Martial Arts school and much more we talk about the philosophy of create, don't wait and ask the question "What is it that’s actually important to me?"

    The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat.

    Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com​​​​


     


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    • 1 hr
    Dojo Series: 018

    Dojo Series: 018

    What do Cobra Kai and Wicked have in common? In this episode we discuss “The folly of Hero worship" in the martial arts, virtue signaling/violence signaling and what happens when we violate our conscious in the pursuit of acceptance.


    The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat.


    Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com​​​


     


    ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P​​​


    ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH​​​


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    ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn​​​


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    • 59 min
    Dojo Series: 017

    Dojo Series: 017

    In this episode we revisit the ongoing conversation of apprenticeship in the Martial Arts and end with a candid "Post Credits" conversation.


    The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat.


    Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com​​​


     


    ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P​​​


    ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH​​​


    ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M​​​


    ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn​​​


    ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C​​


     


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Dojo Series: 016

    Dojo Series: 016

    The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat.


    Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com​​


     


    ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P​​


    ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH​​


    ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M​​


    ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn​​


    ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C​​


     


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Dojo Series: 015 (Buzz Durkin)

    Dojo Series: 015 (Buzz Durkin)

    Todays guest is Sensei Buzz Durkin. Sensei Durkin is a 10th degree black belt in Okinawan Uechi-ryu Karate and for over 50 years he has led one of the most successful traditional martial arts schools in North America. A member of the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, he has graduated hundreds and hundreds of students to the rank of black belt and beyond. He’s known around the world for the longevity of his students’ practice; on any given day in his dojo, you might find 3 generations of a family - a grandfather, a father and a son - all training in different classes.


    The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat.


    Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com



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    ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH


    ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M


    ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn


    ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C


     


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    • 50 min
    Mat Chat 036

    Mat Chat 036

    Many times I’ve counseled the class with “if you’re making mistakes, you’re doing it right”. That being said some mistakes can be the hardest lessons for us as students of the martial arts. One such mistake I made was trying to go to hard with my Judo teacher Mr. Shiina when I was a much younger man; me in my mid 30’s and he in his late 60’s at the time. He was encouraging me to work on “my throws” while he defended with the gentlest of touches. I could not throw him! Truth be told it frustrated me so much that in an effort to win rather than practice I almost hurt him. Needless to say the class was over and he never engaged with me in that way again. I violated something so deep between the student and teacher because I couldn’t see past my own competitiveness and insecurities that I damaged the relationship, in some ways forever. What I learned through years of reflection was that lots of the ways in which I had been indoctrinated prevented me from seeing that Sensei was only trying to help me. The “grind and hustle”, “win at all cost” mentality had flipped the switch and was running the show rather than me the student of this great teacher and now I have to live with it forever.
     
    Where in your life are you not seeing that someone is really just trying to support and lift you up? That your poor out look is destroying a very good relationship? What can you do to salvage the relationship before it’s damaged beyond repair? The hardest part of this lesson for me is on some level knowing that I missed out on the deepest parts of what he had to offer as a teacher because I couldn’t keep my own ego in check.
    Love you 
     

    Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session.


    Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com


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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Twinkie Vizzio ,

Deeply Rooted

Si-Hing!! Thank you for this. Recording and capturing historical events so they can never be forgotten. Stories of my Dad and Sensei Miyazaki had me in tears.

DJ Mark Anthony NYC ,

Amazing

Gene dunn is legendary 🙏🏼

RoxxArts ,

Insightful

I like. Some fun and insightful convo’s of the many ways mental and physical training of the martial arts apply to everyday life.

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