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This show ​​is intended to help you become a better, stronger version of yourself​​. The martial arts are a way of life.​ But what exactly does that mean? Senseis Tim Hoover and Steve Mittman​ use principles from martial arts​ as the foundation for discussion, but in a way so the concepts can be appreciated by anyone, even if you don’t train in the martial arts​. ​They can be applied to everyday life — in order to live a better life. The essence of this podcast is realizing we all have an enemy within ourselves that needs to be defeated. Together we can Attack LIFE, Not Others!

This show ​​is intended to help you become a better, stronger version of yourself​​. The martial arts are a way of life.​ But what exactly does that mean? Senseis Tim Hoover and Steve Mittman​ use principles from martial arts​ as the foundation for discussion, but in a way so the concepts can be appreciated by anyone, even if you don’t train in the martial arts​. ​They can be applied to everyday life — in order to live a better life. The essence of this podcast is realizing we all have an enemy within ourselves that needs to be defeated. Together we can Attack LIFE, Not Others!
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This show ​​is intended to help you become a better, stronger version of yourself​​. The martial arts are a way of life.​ But what exactly does that mean? Senseis Tim Hoover and Steve Mittman​ use principles from martial arts​ as the foundation for discussion, but in a way so the concepts can be appreciated by anyone, even if you don’t train in the martial arts​. ​They can be applied to everyday life — in order to live a better life. The essence of this podcast is realizing we all have an enemy within ourselves that needs to be defeated. Together we can Attack LIFE, Not Others!

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Episodes

Ep 068 - There Are No Coincidences, Trust Your Instincts

5/23/2019
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The last two weeks we told the story about tragedy and survival — Episode 066 and Episode 067. Truth be told Tim and Steve weren’t even sure to begin with if they wanted to discuss it — because of the painful, sensitive subject matter. This week, the plan was to pivot and move on to another topic. However, the universe had something else in mind. Feedback validating it was good to have the conversation with Eddie came in many forms. This included a message from a gentleman named Anthony — a...

Duration:00:24:16

Ep 067 - Focus is Necessary to Attack Life

5/16/2019
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On last week’s show we set the stage for this powerful episode you’re about to hear. Eddie Yurickones joins Tim and Steve as they talk about the horrific tragedy in 1995 — the loss of Eddie’s teenage son. He was shot and killed by a 13-year-old neighbor. How did Eddie face this? How does he go on? How does he deal with the pain? What can we all learn from this inspirational man? Who is his hero that gives him strength? As you listen notice how often he says the word “focus” and how being...

Duration:00:18:51

Ep 066 - Evil Exists, Senseless Violence

5/9/2019
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If you think shootings are becoming more frequent and worse — you're right. The term “active shooter” is now a part of our everyday language, and often media portrays these incidents as “the new normal.” Politics aside, how does one go on after a tragedy such as this? Faith, family, and friends are often what it comes down to. Next week on the show Tim and Steve have a good friend join them to tell his story. His life and our lives changed forever back in 1995 when he lost his son. That...

Duration:00:07:39

Ep 065 - Live In The Moment

5/2/2019
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If you’re going to listen to only one episode, this might be the one to “reset” the way you view your life. Our guest — Life Coach, Dr Bernie — explains how the only true reality is the present moment. Hear why he says every moment of every day is your chance to be “reborn.” He shares his “closet story” along with what he’s determined to be our purpose here on earth. Other key takeaways include: The importance of being a good soul and helping others If there’s something you don’t like...

Duration:00:20:04

Ep 064 - Never Stop Expanding

4/25/2019
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Previously we’ve talked about the connection between fear and courage along with the importance of getting comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. Today Tim and Steve talk about the recent competition Steve took part in — the results, thoughts, and what we all can take from it. Key takeaways from their discussion include: You cannot expand unless you root One also needs depth of root (depth of experience) in order to expand Never stop expanding — experiences, friendships, knowledge,...

Duration:00:08:29

Ep 063 - Rituals and Traditions

4/18/2019
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We talk about customs, rituals, and traditions. Every society, every culture, every religion, and every nation has them. Many of us have our individual rituals. The martial arts run deep with rituals. Most rituals — if performed regularly and properly — improve our lives, keeping us on track. However, too much of a good thing sometimes can be bad, especially if the ritual isn’t relevant any longer. Challenge and question rituals to see if they make sense The key to a good ritual is...

Duration:00:12:08

Ep 062 - He puts the "C" in Consistency

4/11/2019
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Clarence Cook is a well-known personal trainer in Allentown, PA. Anyone that knows him knows he is a stand-up guy — the perfect example of what our podcast is about. He attacks life, not others. He consistently trains and maintains things that are meaningful to him. Faith, family, and friends are of paramount importance in his life. “C” has been taking care of himself in order to help others around him consistently for many decades. And just like Tim and Steve spoke about last week — not...

Duration:00:15:06

Ep 061 - Rank Up, Refine Yourself

4/4/2019
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"They may forget what you said — but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Carl W Buehner In this touching episode, Tim and Steve talk about people in their lives that have had long-term influences on them. Those that have a person (or people) like that are fortunate. We should strive to refine ourselves regularly to honor them. Like some batteries, sometimes we need to be depleted in order to recharge or refine You can’t be ordinary and do the extraordinary In the martial...

Duration:00:09:47

Ep 060 - Firearms and Gun Safety

3/28/2019
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Our guest, Gary Shankweiler is a martial artist and an NRA Certified Instructor with over 50 years of experience with firearms. Keeping politics out of it — whether or not you are a proponent of more gun control laws, the fact is the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." That being the case, if you’re purchasing a gun you MUST...

Duration:00:23:12

Ep 059 - The Way of The Warrior

3/21/2019
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It was on this date — March 21st — one year ago that we launched Attack Life, Not Others. By now you know there are several principles that much of what we talk about is based on. One of those fundamentals is the way of the peaceful warrior. There are many things outside our control. Often all we can control is not letting anyone steal our peace. On this episode we talk about that and more, including: What is the martial arts mindset? Why is it important for everyone to have? How can we...

Duration:00:12:06

Ep 058 - Dancing With The Lehigh Valley Stars

3/14/2019
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Last week we talked about Steve jumping on (or shall we say ”dancing with”) the opportunity to help a good cause and grow outside his comfort zone. Getting outside your comfort zone is a fundamental principle we reference often because it’s crucial in becoming a stronger person. On today’s episode we are joined by Shelley Brown, President & CEO of the State Theatre in Easton, PA. Next month — Thursday, April 18th — Steve Mittman will be competing at the State Theatre in Dancing With The...

Duration:00:16:22

Ep 057 - Yin Yang: Courage and Fear, Expanding and Rooting

3/7/2019
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Tim and Steve talk about the yin yang principle — the duality of opposing forces — and how all things exist as inseparable, yet contradictory opposites. By recognizing, being aware, and capitalizing on this universal truth — one will be better off. Topics discussed include: You can't find courage unless you have a certain amount of fear Steve is choosing to get outside his comfort zone in a few weeks (details here) There's a time and place for everything in the right amount — a cadence or...

Duration:00:08:13

Ep 056 - What Is Your Passion? What Is Your Purpose?

2/28/2019
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“The key to life is service; not to a device, but to your home and humanity.” “We each have a choice to make when confronted with hardship, but what we do before that can make it easier.” — Anthony Droz On last week’s episode we talked about how our human hands are used in many ways — for both destructive and peaceful purposes. On today’s episode Tim Hoover and Steve Mittman are honored to have Marine Corps Veteran Anthony Droz from Outward Bound as their special guest. Some amazing and...

Duration:00:33:41

Ep 055 - Using Our Hands and Meaningful Relationships

2/21/2019
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Here are some of the topics on this episode: Faith, family, and friends The definition of “martial arts” Strength through relationships, tribes, and “villages” Keeping life simple — learning what’s real and what’s not Human hands are used in many ways and for many purposes Our hands can be used in a destructive way or in a peaceful manner Life is chaotic — we're on a “collision course” all the time — whether we like it or not Some of these “collisions” are good, some aren’t — but the...

Duration:00:14:57

Ep 054 - Tricia Butynskyi of Good Shepherd, A Holistic View and Breathing

2/14/2019
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In Episode 051 we talked about healing from injuries and dealing with pain. Tricia Butynskyi, MPT, DPT from Good Shepherd in Macungie, Pennsylvania is back again — this time to talk about the integration of the martial arts and Western medicine. We talk about the proper way to breathe, why our breath is so important, and more.

Duration:00:11:39

Ep 053 - Ideally We Should Treat Every Day Like a Training Day

2/7/2019
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We’ve talked before about the importance of maintaining a high quality of life. We’ve also discussed how even though martial arts are rough and physical, training should not decrease your longevity. If it does, that would be counterproductive. Because, after all, martial arts are ultimately about the preservation of life — and with that comes life quality. Sensei Hoover talks about how he treats days that he trains a little differently. This includes drinking more water, eating greater...

Duration:00:05:46

Ep 052 - You Absolutely Must Listen To This

1/31/2019
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In Episode 047 we talked about eliminating the word “almost” in order to become better, stronger people and have greater relationships. On this episode we talk about the opposite. It’s good to be aware of absolutes in life. With absolutes, we feel secure, safe, and strong. They are black and white, there are no gray areas. Absolutes are foundations we can lean on — pillars upon which we can build our lives. They provide a framework for everything else. Realize what you absolutely feel and...

Duration:00:06:42

Ep 051 - Healing and Dealing with Pain and Injury

1/24/2019
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Pain can be felt emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Last week we talked about how we all deal with adversity, and how no one gets by without dealing with some type of pain and hardship. Today we're talking about pain as it pertains to physical injuries, surgery, or overuse. Our guest on this episode is Tricia Butynskyi, MPT, DPT from Good Shepherd. She is the Site Manager at their Outpatient Physical Therapy location in Macungie, Pennsylvania. She has successfully treated a...

Duration:00:14:00

Ep 050 - Dealing With Pain and Adversity

1/17/2019
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In case you missed them, be sure to check out the last two episodes where Mike Mittman joined Sensei Hoover and Steve Mittman. They talked about the struggle Larry Holmes had against the odds to become the Heavyweight Champion, how he was determined to fulfill his dreams, and what we all can learn from how he did it. This week's conversation includes: How hardship builds character When you give up on one thing, you start giving up on a lot of things We all deal with adversity — no one...

Duration:00:08:27

Ep 049 - How Larry Holmes Became His Own Boss

1/10/2019
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Last week Mike Mittman joined Sensei Hoover and Steve Mittman. Mike shared his unique insight and some rare stories about Larry Holmes. He talked about the boxing legend’s struggle against the odds to become the Hall of Fame Heavyweight Champion we now know him as. Part of his rise to the top included being a sparring partner for Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and Earnie Shavers. But “The Champ” eventually realized to live his dream he would need to become his own boss and prevent getting...

Duration:00:15:39