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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.

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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 723 - Forms - Why Are They Different and the Same

    Episode 723 - Forms - Why Are They Different and the Same

    In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on Forms - Why Are They Different and the Same.


    Forms - Why Are They Different and the Same - Episode 723 Are you wondering why some martial arts styles have different names but similar forms? What made them similar and different at the same time? In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on Forms - Why Are They Different and the Same.
    After listening to the episode, it would be exciting for us to know your thoughts about it. Don’t forget to drop them in the comment section below!

    • 24 min
    Episode 722 - Sensei Darryl Baleshiski

    Episode 722 - Sensei Darryl Baleshiski

    Sensei Darryl Baleshiski is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor at the New England Rendokan in Connecticut.
    Our tagline is “A foundation of strength leads to a future of confidence” and that’s because we want to find one thing that these kids are doing and build all around it.


    Sensei Darryl Baleshiski - Episode 722 Kung fu and Bruce Lee was the usual inspiration to get into martial arts and our guest today is no different. Sensei Darryl Baleshiski, a kid who lacked confidence before, trained
    and attributed a lot to martial arts. Although Sensei Baleshiski did not train continuously, he still ended up teaching martial arts today. Sensei Baleshiski trains kids at the New England Rendokan in Connecticut. His philosophy in teaching; it’s about developing confidence, discipline, character, focus, and respect.
    In this episode, Sensei Darryl Baleshiski talks about his extensive career in teaching Martial Arts especially to young kids, writing his book, and a lot more. He also talked about how he lacked confidence as a kid and how martial arts helped him.
    Show Notes For more information, check out Sensei Darryl Baleshiski’s school: New England Rendokan

    • 54 min
    Episode 721 - Rapid Fire Q&A #16

    Episode 721 - Rapid Fire Q&A #16

    In this episode, Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams take on a special edition of the Rapid Fire Question and Answers.


    Rapid Fire Q&A #16 - Episode 721 Jeremy and co-host Andrew Adams tackle a series of questions, comments, and reviews from you, the listeners, and some guests in the form of a Rapid Fire Q&A. Here are the questions they tried to answer:
    What are the 3 things that an instructor needs to prepare for to teach martial arts without any belts or any indicators of ranks?
    If 80s Martial Arts movies are cut from the same cloth, why is Best of the Best your bane of movies?
    Listen to the episode for more!
    After listening to the questions and answers, it would be exciting for us to know your thoughts about it. Don’t forget to drop them in the comment section below!

    • 40 min
    Episode 720 - Hanshi Jerry Piddington

    Episode 720 - Hanshi Jerry Piddington

    Hanshi Jerry Piddington is a martial arts practitioner and founder of the American Karate Academies National Association.
    There’s no police in our industry. Zero police. It’s all about the rules. If you play by a specific rules, you can get something done. But the rules change in all the different organizations.


    Hansi Jerry Piddington - Episode 720 Hanshi Jerry Piddington has a martial arts career that spans five decades and has studied with some of the most famous martial artists in the world. His first teacher was Caylor Atkins, a Shotokan stylist. Mr. Piddington received his first black belt from Tom Crites in Shorin-Ryu. Continuing his career, Mr. Piddington trained in Hawaiian Kenpo with Michael Stone, Japanese Goju-Ryu with Chris Armstrong, Kempo with Ed Parker, and Shorin-Ryu with Master Tadashi Yamashita. Mr. Piddington was also a student and friend of O'Sensei Robert Trias, Father of American Karate.
    Grandmaster Robert A. Trias took notice of Hanshi Piddington and invited him to create the first American style of karate in the United States. On May 2, 1972, Mr. Piddington was declared the Headmaster and Founder of American Open Style Karate under the USKA sanctified charter, established by Master Trias, which was internationally ratified on May 30th, 1975. In February 2000 Mr. Piddington was declared Headmaster of American Shorei/Shorin Karate by Hanshi John Pachivas, Grandmaster of Shuri-ryu Karatedo, and was awarded his 10th degree black belt. Grandmaster Jerry Piddington founded American Karate Academies National Association (AKANA) in 1976.
    Hanshi Piddington enjoys acting in live theatre and stage combat. He has been a fight choreographer and stunt man in several major motion pictures such as Killer Inside Me, A Reason to Kill, Night Realm, The Quest starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Roger Moore, and BloodSport II starring Daniel Bernhardt, Pat Morita, and James Hong. He is currently filming a documentary and reality show based on his adventure to Cambodia called, When Two Masters Meet.
    In this episode, Hanshi Jerry Piddington talks about his legendary career. Listen to learn more!
    Show Notes For more information, check out Hanshi Jerry Piddington’s website at akana.org

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 719 - Model Mugging Program

    Episode 719 - Model Mugging Program

    In this episode, Jeremy talks with Mark Vinci of Model Mugging Self Defense about the Model Mugging Program.


    Model Mugging Program- Episode 719 Model Mugging Self Defense provides students the greatest impact on personal safety and overcoming personal fears of being assaulted through role model mastery. Many self-defense courses are simply comprised of a group of techniques without continuity between techniques, strategy, and the reality of effectiveness for women.
    In this episode, Mark Vinci of Model Mugging Self Defense talks about their program and how effective it is for women. Listen to learn more!
    After listening to the episode, it would be exciting for us to know your thoughts about it. Don’t forget to drop them in the comment section down below!

    • 53 min
    Episode 718 - David Leath

    Episode 718 - David Leath

    David Leath is a martial arts practitioner, coach, and speaker. He works at his local County police department.
    To me, martial arts training was never a recreational thing. Especially when I got on tthe job, it was an absolute I must do this. That was my mindset, I must, must train.


    David Leath - Episode 718 Who would’ve thought that watching too much television was good for kids? Growing up watching Adam West’s Batman and Bruce Lee, David Leath developed an affinity with Martial Arts. Eventually, martial arts will be an important part of his work in law enforcement in the NYPD. Presently, he works at his local County police department. David Leath is a fan of UFC since the beginning.
    David Leath is a podcaster, who goes by the radio name David Diem, and hosts the podcast The Hero Academy.
    In this episode, David Leath tells us about his journey into martial arts and why he is a true fan of all martial arts. Listen to learn more!
    Show Notes Check out David Leath’s websites at DavidLeath.com and HeroCoachAcademy.com
    Listen to David Leath’s Podcast: The Hero Academy Podcast
    Follow David Leath on Instagram: @davidleath1

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

Chickles72 ,

Great Podcast

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.

Jsblum ,

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.

CollinJKD ,

New listener

Just started listening, but can already tell that Jeremy is a great host and has engaging and unique guests. Excited for more!

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