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Do you want to perform better in life and martial arts? Join Sabrina Bliem, The Karate Shrimp, in exploring all the ways we can improve our health and wellness, and optimize our performance in our sport. Learn about the interconnectedness between our training and other aspects of our lives, such as mindset, mental health, nutrition, sleep, stress-management, recovery, and more. Small changes can lead to big results in our health, well-being, and martial arts performance. Together, let’s build a community of strong, healthy, awesome martial artists!

The Karate Shrimp Podcast Sabrina Bliem

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Do you want to perform better in life and martial arts? Join Sabrina Bliem, The Karate Shrimp, in exploring all the ways we can improve our health and wellness, and optimize our performance in our sport. Learn about the interconnectedness between our training and other aspects of our lives, such as mindset, mental health, nutrition, sleep, stress-management, recovery, and more. Small changes can lead to big results in our health, well-being, and martial arts performance. Together, let’s build a community of strong, healthy, awesome martial artists!

    #10 - Do Martial Arts Actually Teach Humility?

    #10 - Do Martial Arts Actually Teach Humility?

    Do martial arts actually teach humility? We talk a lot about being humble in the context of martial arts. We value it. We discuss it at the dojo. We emphasize its importance at belt tests and tournaments. But… is there anything inherent in the training itself that actually teaches humility? Or is humility moreso a byproduct of the training? Join me in this latest episode as I discuss the tension between humility and ego in martial arts, and in the importance of navigating this tension—as well as the reality of violence—with as much grace as we can.
     
    Thank you for joining me on my martial arts journey, and in the exploration of all the ways we can perform better in life and martial arts.
     
    You can also find me on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thekarateshrimp
    And on my website and blog: https://www.thekarateshrimp.com/
    Check out my online courses here: https://karateshrimpacademy.teachable.com/
     
    Thank you for listening! Together let’s build a community of strong, healthy, awesome martial artists. 
     
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    #9 - Feeling Stuck After a Tournament or Belt Test

    #9 - Feeling Stuck After a Tournament or Belt Test

    After the emotional ride of a martial arts belt test or tournament, we sometimes get caught up in our feelings and thoughts about the event. Whether we dwell on our mistakes or revel in our successes, we risk stagnating if we spend too much time focusing on these feelings about our performance. Join me in this episode as I explain a helpful activity that we can do after every tournament and belt test, and even after every training session. This activity can help us improve our confidence and devise a plan of action so we can keep moving forward towards mastery in martial arts.
     
    Thank you for joining me on my martial arts journey, and in the exploration of all the ways we can perform better in life and martial arts.
     
    You can also find me on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thekarateshrimp
    And on my website and blog: https://www.thekarateshrimp.com/
    Check out my online courses here: https://karateshrimpacademy.teachable.com/
     
    Thank you for listening! Together let’s build a community of strong, healthy, awesome martial artists. 
     
     
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    #8 - Getting Nerves Under Control in Martial Arts

    #8 - Getting Nerves Under Control in Martial Arts

    Join me in this episode as I discuss a great technique for getting our nerves under control in martial arts. Whether we’re nervous about an upcoming tournament or test, or are feeling anxious about starting martial arts or getting back into it after time off, those nerves can get the best of us. This technique can help us reduce our nerves and get a sense of control back. It’s also a great way to figure out what goals to focus on so that we can improve our performance on the mats.
     
    Thank you for joining me on my martial arts journey, and in the exploration of all the ways we can perform better in life and martial arts.
     
    You can also find me on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thekarateshrimp
    And on my website and blog: https://www.thekarateshrimp.com/
    Check out my online courses here: https://karateshrimpacademy.teachable.com/
     
    Thank you for listening! Together let’s build a community of strong, healthy, awesome martial artists. 


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    • 31 min
    #7 - Is Vengeance Really About Honour?

    #7 - Is Vengeance Really About Honour?

    Is the desire for vengeance about honour, or does it speak far more to ego? Join me in my latest episode as I share my story of loss and my consequent obsession with vengeance. And of how that drive for revenge transformed over time, and surprisingly led to my healing.
     
    Here's the link to the article mentioned in this episode:

    Clapton, N & Hiskey, S. “Radically Embodied Compassion: The Potential Role of Traditional Martial Arts in Compassion Cultivation.” https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.555156/full
     


    Thank you for joining me on my martial arts journey, and in the exploration of all the ways we can perform better in life and martial arts.
     


    You can also find me on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thekarateshrimp
    And on my website and blog: https://www.thekarateshrimp.com/
    Check out my online courses here: https://karateshrimpacademy.teachable.com/
     
    Thank you for listening! Together let’s build a community of strong, healthy, awesome martial artists. 


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    #6 - Are You Obsessed With Martial Arts?

    #6 - Are You Obsessed With Martial Arts?

    We admire those who achieve greatness in martial arts, but we also envy them. They seem to be made of better stuff than us. But they’re not. They just didn’t give up. They committed to their path, and they made it an obsession. Many of us fear obsession, worrying that it will make us stand out and earn disapproval from others. But this is a shame, because that fixation is exactly what we need in order to achieve excellence and mastery. Join me in a discussion of the positive side of obsession, and its role in achieving greater things than we ever thought possible in life and martial arts.
     
    Thank you for joining me on my martial arts journey, and in the exploration of all the ways we can perform better in life and martial arts.
     
    You can also find me on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thekarateshrimp
    And on my website and blog: https://www.thekarateshrimp.com/
    Check out my online courses here: https://karateshrimpacademy.teachable.com/
     
    Thank you for listening! Together let’s build a community of strong, healthy, awesome martial artists. 


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    • 9 min
    #5 - Love Handles Don't Matter in Martial Arts

    #5 - Love Handles Don't Matter in Martial Arts

    Something I adore about karate is that we never ever have discussions about how our bodies look underneath our uniforms. We don’t sit around the dojo and talk about how to get rid of cellulite or love handles. Our focus in martial arts is far more on the incredible things we can do with our bodies, rather than on whether we look good naked. Join me in a discussion of the toxic side of fitness culture on social media, and on how it can negatively impact our body image. And on how karate and other martial arts rise above this superficial view, and instead celebrate the human body for the amazing and beautiful thing that it actually is.
     
    Thank you for joining me on my martial arts journey, and in the exploration of all the ways we can perform better in life and martial arts.
     
    You can also find me on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thekarateshrimp
    And on my website and blog: https://www.thekarateshrimp.com/
    Check out my online courses here: https://karateshrimpacademy.teachable.com/
     


    Thank you for listening! Together let’s build a community of strong, healthy, awesome martial artists. 
     
     
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