whistlekick Martial Arts Radio is the only bi-weekly podcast devoted to the traditional martial arts in all forms. We dig into what makes martial artists tick, their history and experience… and tell some great stories in the process. It’s all about bringing martial artists together and learning from one another. Our guests include the famous and the unknown, from taekwondo, karate, hapkido, capoeira, kungfu, FMA, HEMA and everything else you can imagine.
Episode 874 - Coach Roland Gutierrez
In today’s episode, we are privileged to sit down Coach Roland Gutierrez, an accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) practitioner, a perpetual student of the art, a former police officer, and former member of the military with a unique perspective on self-defense.
Our guest's journey is a fascinating blend of resilience and humility. As a dedicated BJJ instructor, they share the intricacies of teaching this powerful martial art while emphasizing their preference for being a perpetual student. Dive into their experiences on the mats, as they discuss the transformative nature of BJJ and its impact on personal growth.
With a background in law enforcement and military, our guest brings a distinct lens to the conversation, shedding light on the practical applications of martial arts in real-world scenarios. Join us as we explore the balance between teaching and learning, self-defense in the context of a former police officer's experiences, and the continuous evolution that defines a true martial artist.
Episode 873 - Martial Arts Word Association 9
Here at whistlekick Martial Arts Radio, we like to mix things up once in a while. We’re going to do “Martial Arts Word Association” where Andrew gives Jeremy a random word that he could connect to martial arts. In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew discuss randomly generated topics to try and find out how they can relate to martial arts!
Episode 872 - Mr. Kenny Herrera
In this episode, we are honored to host a true living legend who has earned rank from not one, but three iconic martial arts pioneers: Chuck Norris, Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, and Joe Lewis.
Our guest's journey through the martial arts world is nothing short of extraordinary. From the disciplined teachings of Chuck Norris, renowned for his martial prowess and contributions to the film industry, to the dynamic and kicking expertise acquired under the mentorship of the legendary Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, and finally, the invaluable lessons from the late Joe Lewis, a trailblazer in kickboxing and a celebrated martial arts philosopher.
Join us as our guest shares firsthand accounts of training with these three titans, providing rare insights into the philosophies, techniques, and life lessons imparted by these martial arts icons. Discover the secrets to mastering the mind, body, and spirit as our guest unravels the wisdom gained from their unique journey through the martial arts world. This is a conversation no martial arts enthusiast will want to miss.
Episode 871 - Is Knowing Lineage Important
In today's episode Andrew is joined by friend of the show Tashi Mark Warner and they discuss lineage and whether it's important to know.
Will knowing who came before you make you a better martial artist? Will knowing important figures from other styles help you as well?
Episode 870 - Sifu Matthew Stone
In today's episode Jeremy sits down and talks with Sifu Matthew Stone after Free Training Day Pacific Northwest.
“When you think you’ve made it, when you think you’re somebody, you probably aren’t.”
Listen in as Jeremy and Sifu Stone’s discussion weaves through topics like ego, toxic training environments, knowing your role as an instructor, psychology and more!
Episode 869 - whistlekick Alliance
In this episode, Andrew chats with Jeremy about the new whistlekick Alliance program and how you can get involved.
There are 4 things you get for being a part of this new program, so listen in and find out what they are!
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Hello Sir, I have been listening for quite some time now. You are my favorite martial arts podcast. I am a Kenpo practitioner for the past 17 years and I really enjoy your interviews, thoughts and rapid fire questions. Keep up the good work. I will keep listening . Ms Higgs from Ks
I am rather new to the world of martial arts and I stumbled onto this podcast and I am so grateful! The guests and discussions have enriched my study and my approach to karate.
Great way to find a community in the martial arts
One of the weird things about training in the martial arts is that because there are so many, the chances of meeting another martial artist of the same style and who shares the same practices you do (that didn’t go to your school or have the same instructor) can sometimes be challenging, especially in some parts of the world and with less mainstream styles. Plus, there can be a lot of petty, unnecessary squabbling between styles that divides, rather than unites us (those of you who remember the style wars in the early 90s when UFC was just beginning may well remember one public example; in some ways, little has changed). All this is ironic, since when it comes to the general public, we’re pretty much all the same. So the great thing about this show (and Whistlekick as a entity in general) is that there is something for everyone, as their mission is to unite rather than divide, question rather than grandfather in, respect tradition but not be bound by it. I have listened to the show for years, not just for the quality of the topics and diversity of the guests, but for myriad ways in which it has provided food for thought and ways to think about and enhance my own practice. Give it a listen! You will find a whole community waiting for you.