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Taekwondo's #1 podcast, featuring interviews, news, training techniques, and information about Taekwondo from the pages of Taekwondo Life Magazine. We Celebrate Life Through Taekwondo, and here is the place to hear the best guests and get the most updated information on the art and sport of Taekwondo. From coverage of the Summer Olympics to the latest martial arts action film reviews, Taekwondo Life Magazine is always first on the scene with the most thorough coverage and enjoyable. Nominated as the "Best Podcast on Long Island" 2020-2021. Named the "#1 Taekwondo Podcast You Must Follow in 2021" by Feedspot.

Taekwondo's #1 podcast, featuring interviews, news, training techniques, and information about Taekwondo from the pages of Taekwondo Life Magazine. We Celebrate Life Through Taekwondo, and here is the place to hear the best guests and get the most updated information on the art and sport of Taekwondo. From coverage of the Summer Olympics to the latest martial arts action film reviews, Taekwondo Life Magazine is always first on the scene with the most thorough coverage and enjoyable. Nominated as the "Best Podcast on Long Island" 2020-2021. Named the "#1 Taekwondo Podcast You Must Follow in 2021" by Feedspot.

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United States

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Taekwondo's #1 podcast, featuring interviews, news, training techniques, and information about Taekwondo from the pages of Taekwondo Life Magazine. We Celebrate Life Through Taekwondo, and here is the place to hear the best guests and get the most updated information on the art and sport of Taekwondo. From coverage of the Summer Olympics to the latest martial arts action film reviews, Taekwondo Life Magazine is always first on the scene with the most thorough coverage and enjoyable. Nominated as the "Best Podcast on Long Island" 2020-2021. Named the "#1 Taekwondo Podcast You Must Follow in 2021" by Feedspot.

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English

Contact:

516-828-0218


Episodes

Bleav in Chakra Meditation

4/12/2021
A look at Chakra Meditation. In May of 2021 Taekwondo Life Magazine did an introductory program on the benefits of meditation for Taekwondo practitioners. In that episode we outlined some of the different types of meditation programs that exist. In this episode Marc Zirogiannis takes a deep dive into a specific type of meditation; Chakra Meditation. This type of meditation focuses on the various Chakra points of the human body and explores their function, their relationship to energy fields,...

Duration:00:25:35

Author and Martial Artist James Killingsworth

4/5/2021
James Killingsworth is a Pharmacist, 5th Dan Taekwondo practitioner, and author. He speaks to Taekwondo Life Magazine's, Marc Zirogiannis, about his upcoming book release, Martial Art Over 50: One Man's Dream-The Inner Aspect. This amazing Taekwondo and martial arts resource was written from the perspective of a practitioner that dove into his martial arts journey after his 40th birthday. His book discusses many areas of practice, including stretching, avoiding injury, nutrition, sparring,...

Duration:00:39:19

A Look At "Kung Fu" 2021

3/29/2021
Marc Zirogiannis takes a look at the new Kung Fu television series, launching on The CW on April 7, 2021. This reimagined version of the 1972 show, which starred David Carradine, stars Olivia Liang in the leading role. The show is a contemporary show about a a young women's journey from San Francisco to a Shaolin Monastery to discover herself. After her Master is murdered she returns to the US to search for her Master's killer. The episode also takes a look at Bruce Lee's connection to the...

Duration:00:23:15

Tokyo Games Olympic Update With Thomas Bach

3/22/2021
As a member of the IOC New Media Corp., Taekwondo Life Magazine offers the thoughts of IOC President, Thomas Bach, on the preparation for the 2020 Summer Games taking place in Tokyo in 2021. The question on everyone's mind is, "Will the 2020 Olympics happen?". Additionally people want to know what safety measures are being provided to athletes, coaches, and media in the event the games take place. Thomas Bach answers these questions for Marc Zirogiannis. *Sponsored by BetOnline – Your...

Duration:00:09:55

Dana Hee's One Step With Courage

3/15/2021
Marc Zirogiannis interviews 1988 Olympic Taekwondo Gold medalist, Dana Hee. Dana Hee is a Taekwondo practitioner, 1988 US Gold Medal Taekwondo Olympian, Stuntperson, actress, and motivational speaker. Abandoned, kidnapped and abused as a child, Dana Hee grew to be a young woman with no self-confidence or self-esteem. She even ended up on the streets all alone. Yet, in an inspirational story of success, she captured an Olympic Gold medal and then became one of Hollywood’s most successful...

Duration:00:33:39

Ip Man: Master of Kung Fu (2021) Hits Streaming March 9th

3/8/2021
Ip Man: Kung Fu Master (2021), the latest film in a series of stories about the life and legacy of Bruce Lee’s legendary Wing Chu Master, Ip Man, hits the US market this week. IP MAN: KUNG FU MASTER harks back to Ip’s early days before the Communist Revolution in 1949. Ip, portrayed by Dennis To for the third time as the martial artist who famously tutored Bruce Lee, was then a police captain who was framed for the murder of a ruthless but honorable mobster, and targeted for vengeance by...

Duration:00:10:41

USA Olympic Alternative Spot Opening for USA Taekwondo (57KG)

3/1/2021
USA Taekwondo announced the opening of an alternate spot on the USA Taekwondo Olympic team for the Tokyo Games. The spot is in the Female 57 KG Category. A spot has been announced for the USA Taekwondo team for the, now postponed, 2020 Olympic Games. This is an opportunity for an athlete to match skills against other potential sparring athletes for a coveted spot on Team USA. In the event a first string athlete can not compete this athlete will have the chance to shine. Applications are due...

Duration:00:07:51

Big News From Bellator and PFL

2/22/2021
Marc Zirogiannis, Taekwondo Life's Editor-in- Chief, brings some big news in the world of Mixed Martial Arts with an an announcement from Bellator MMA, the latest from the world of the Professional Fighters' League (PFLMMA), and an update on the Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul Fight scheduled for the 20th of February. Taekwondo Life Magazine runs a vibrant Taekwondo in MMA section featuring Taekwondo practitioners in the world in mixed martial arts. We have been actively covering the breaking...

Duration:00:16:00

The Mayweather-Logan Paul SCAM Revealed

2/15/2021
Taekwondo Life Magazine has been following the Mayweather-Logan Paul exhibition fight since it was announced. Marc Zirogiannis sheds light on a the scam being perpetrated against the public in the Fanmio Boxing promoted event. This episode is presented by EBay, the world’s best destination for discovering great value and unique selection.

Duration:00:13:25

Grandmaster Robert "Sugar" Crosson

2/15/2021
Talking with the legendary Martial Arts Master Grandmaster Robert "Sugar" Crosson. Marc Zirogiannis, Editor-in-Chief of Taekwondo Life Magazine, spoke with Grandmaster Crosson from his personal trophy room in Tampa, Florida. Grandmaster Crosson, a student of the legendary Moses Powell, has almost 60 years of experience in the the martial arts. He has won 23 World Titles and has earned over 4000 martial arts awards. He is a ten (10) time Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee. Grandmaster Crosson...

Duration:00:44:12

More Than Miyagi

2/8/2021
A look at the new documentary film, More Than Miyagi-The Pat Morita Story. This Kevin Derek project provides a look at the iconic and beloved Japanese-American actor and comedian who brought The Karate Kid's central character to life. Pat Morita was known for his role as the wise Japanese Sensei of the 1980's blockbuster, The Karate Kid, but he was much more than this in real life. He was a pioneer actor and comedian, forging the way for other Asian-American stars at a time when Hollywood...

Duration:00:18:46

Bleav in Cobra Kai Season 3

2/1/2021
A look at Season 3 of the hit Karate Kid spin-off series, Cobra Kai. The highly anticipated release of the former YouTube property delivers an engaging and enjoyable continuation of the Karate Kid series. While the series is corny and predictable, it is also still very watchable. It works, in part, because it doesn’t take itself too seriously. There is an underlying recognition throughout the series that this is entertainment for the sake of entertainment. The Cobra Kai Series has clearly...

Duration:00:22:58

Banned for Life-The Angel Matos Story

1/25/2021
A look at the International Olympic Committee's lifetime ban against Cuban Taekwondo Player, Angel Matos, which was the result of his assault on the Center Taekwondo Referee during the Bronze Medal round of the 2008 Summer Olympics. This episode looks at the sanctity of the official in Taekwondo and other sports. A recent incident at a Texas High School football game where a player, Emmanuel Duran, charged an official after a controversial call lead to ejection, suspensions and criminal...

Duration:00:33:49

Bleav in the Police with Ronnie Malina

1/18/2021
Master Ronnie Malina returns to the program to discuss his new book, Above and Beyond: Heartfelt Stories of the American Police Officer. This book is an attempt by Malina, a seasoned law enforcement officer, martial artist, and author to tell stories of the good works done by fellow police officers. Too often the news has been littered with tales of the "bad cop", but Malina tells a very different story. We see humanity, generosity, and compassion through the eyes of dedicated civil servant....

Duration:00:22:44

Bleav in the Guardian Angels with Master Super-Stretch

1/11/2021
Master Super Stretch, Dennis Torres, one of the earliest members of the Famed Guardian Angels, joins Taekwondo Life Magazine for a discussion of the founding of the organization in 1979, the mission of the Guardian Angels, and its current status. Master Stretch discusses martial arts training in the organization and the community martial arts program run by Angels. This training, including Taekwondo, helps children develop good character, leadership skills, and helps keep them physically fit...

Duration:00:36:41

Bleav in Taekwondo

1/4/2021
In December, 2020 Taekwondo Life Magazine joined the Bleav Podcast Network, the #1 Podcast network for Sports and Professionals. Host, Marc Zirogiannis, discusses why we made this decision and how it will impact the future of Taekwondo Life Magazine's show and programming. #DoYouBleav?

Duration:00:14:26

The Year in Review-2020

12/28/2020
As 2020 draws to a close Taekwondo Life Magazine takes a look at this very difficult year. From the Taekwondo community's approach to the global Pandemic to a look at the growth of Taekwondo Life Magazine's multi-media platform into an international powerhouse this episode brings our occasional and new listeners up to date on everything happening in our universe. Hear who made the list of top 5 episodes of the year. Also, hear what areas of the world Taekwondo community are the most loyal...

Duration:00:24:02

The 5 Best Fight Scenes of the 21st Century

12/21/2020
As the second decade of the 21st Century draws to a close we figured it was a good a time as any to list our top 5 fight scenes so far this Century. The criteria for this list was that the film needed to be a martial arts film released since the year 2000, and the fight scene needed to be a “person to person” fight. Fight scenes with multiple opponents were excluded. Here are our Best One-on-One fight scenes of the 21st Century, so far. Can you guess which films we chose? Have your own...

Duration:00:23:38

Will the Tokyo Olympics Ever Happen?

12/14/2020
Will the Tokyo Olympics Ever Happen? The 2020 Tokyo Olympics was one of the many casualties of the Worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Only three (3) prior times in the modern history of the Summer Games have the Olympics been cancelled. In early 2020 the IOC decided to delay the start of the games due to the worldwide medical crisis. Now as the year 2021 approaches, and the world is still in the grips of dealing with the impact of the pandemic, will the games be further delayed, or even cancelled?...

Duration:00:29:29

Geek Wing Chun With Steve Grogan

12/7/2020
Steve Grogan has been practicing Wing Chun Kung Fu since 1995. Unfortunately, martial arts don't exist in a bubble for any of us. Other things in life prevented him from attending class as much as he wanted, a fact that he mentions up front. You can't call him 'Sifu,' but you CAN call him a problem solver. The purpose of THE LONE WARRIOR book and app is to show people how they can come up with a home-based training routine when they can't make it to class on a consistent basis. When he wrote...

Duration:00:33:08