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#69: How to Control Stress, Pain, and Fear [Podcast and Video]

2/24/2019
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Welcome to Episode #69 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “Control Stress, Pain, and Fear.” We all have a breaking point. Stress, pain, fear, and doubt will control you and steal away your freedom if you let it. So, how do you stay in control when your mind and body freeze up? I’ve... The post #69: How to Control Stress, Pain, and Fear [Podcast and Video] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:00:18:48

#68: Fauzia Lala Interview [Podcast]

1/2/2019
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Welcome to Episode #68 of the Fight for a Happy Life martial arts podcast. In this episode, we sit down with Fauzia Lala for an inspiring chat about finding your identity and accomplishing your goals. Fauzia is the founder and head instructor of Defense Ninjas, an all-women’s self-defense program based in Seattle, Washington. She’s also... The post #68: Fauzia Lala Interview [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:00:44:46

#67: Walk Like a Warrior [Podcast]

12/4/2018
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Welcome to Episode #67 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “Walk Like a Warrior.” The way you walk tells a story to the world… but is it the story you want to tell? You change yourself for the better through training in the martial arts, right? But do you leave those benefits behind... The post #67: Walk Like a Warrior [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:00:26:11

#66: Nick Drossos Interview [Podcast]

11/8/2018
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Welcome to Episode #66 of the Fight for a Happy Life martial arts podcast. In this episode, we welcome Nick Drossos from NickDrossos.com. Nick is a fitness trainer, self-defense instructor, and life coach based in Montreal, Canada. But with nearly 100 million views on YouTube, he’s changed lives all around the world! You can find... The post #66: Nick Drossos Interview [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:00:47:31

#65: Matt Ember Interview [Podcast]

10/1/2018
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Welcome to Episode #65 of the Fight for a Happy Life martial arts podcast. In this episode, we welcome back Sifu Matt Ember, long-time student and teacher of Kung Fu San Soo. You’ll remember Sifu Matt from a couple of videos on this website— Self-Defense Against a Bigger, Stronger Opponent One Tip to Learn Martial... The post #65: Matt Ember Interview [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:01:01:48

#64: Ritchie Yip Interview [Podcast]

9/15/2018
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Welcome to Episode #64 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast. This episode is a wisdom-packed conversation with martial artist Ritchie Yip. Ritchie is the founder and head instructor of InFighting Training Centers based in Vancouver, BC. He also has a growing YouTube channel loaded with helpful content on fitness, kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu... The post #64: Ritchie Yip Interview [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:01:05:13

#63: True Confidence [Podcast]

8/31/2018
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Welcome to Episode #63 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “True Confidence.” The secret to building confidence really isn’t a secret at all. The roots of confidence will always be preparation and experience. But… is that it? Is it possible to reach an even deeper level of faith in your capabilities… a level... The post #63: True Confidence [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:00:26:04

#62: Stephan Kesting Interview [Podcast]

7/20/2018
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Welcome to Episode #62 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast. In this episode, I had the privilege of chatting with Stephan Kesting, founder of: Grapplearts.com Self-Defense Tutorials.com and The Strenuous Life Podcast You may also recognize Stephan from some videos we’ve made together. How to Escape a Rear Naked Choke How to Take... The post #62: Stephan Kesting Interview [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:01:05:10

#61: My Greatest Workout Tip [Podcast]

6/30/2018
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Welcome to Episode #61 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “My Greatest Workout Tip!” Here it is… my greatest workout tip. It took me 48 years to figure it out, but better late than never! No matter how you choose to exercise—martial arts, yoga, weights, running—I believe this simple advice will change the... The post #61: My Greatest Workout Tip [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:00:28:55

#60: I Don’t Know! [Podcast]

5/31/2018
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Welcome to Episode #60 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “I Don’t Know!” The greatest battle in the martial arts might be with your own ego. At least it is for me! Here’s an embarrassing story from my past where my ego won… and I lost because of it! To LISTEN to, “I... The post #60: I Don’t Know! [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:00:25:10

#59: TW Smith Interview [Podcast]

4/20/2018
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Welcome to Episode #59 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast. In this episode, I catch up with Sifu TW Smith, owner of TW Smith’s Martial Arts Center and the host of one of my favorite martial arts programs, Kung Fu Podcasts. I can’t believe it took me so long to finally sit down... The post #59: TW Smith Interview [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:01:01:03

#58: Randy Brown Interview [Podcast]

3/29/2018
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Welcome to Episode #58 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast. In this episode, I catch up with Sifu Randy Brown of Randy Brown Mantis Boxing. You may remember Sifu Randy from a couple of videos we made together. In case you missed them, here are the links… Tips to Manage Distance in a... The post #58: Randy Brown Interview [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:00:42:23

#57: Wonder Woman and Superman [Podcast]

3/1/2018
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Welcome to Episode #57 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “Wonder Woman and Superman.” What does it take to be a hero in today’s world? Not an easy question! Modern culture offers us a wide range of messages… and I’m sick of it! So, join me for a rant that I hope will... The post #57: Wonder Woman and Superman [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:00:29:14

#56: A Religious Experience [Podcast]

2/1/2018
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Welcome to Episode #56 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “A Religious Experience.” You never know when you might have a religious experience… or when you might be the cause of one! Join Ando in a discussion all about martial arts and reading signs from the universe. To LISTEN to, “A Religious Experience,”... The post #56: A Religious Experience [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:00:24:44

#55: I Want You to Fail! [Podcast]

12/29/2017
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Welcome to Episode #55 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “I Want You to Fail!” If you want to learn martial arts, then from the bottom of my heart—I want you to fail! Like it or not, failing is the only way to become a master. Unfortunately, our ego usually doesn’t agree! In... The post #55: I Want You to Fail! [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:00:23:52

#54: Facing a Death Threat [Podcast]

11/30/2017
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Welcome to Episode #54 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “Facing a Death Threat.” What would you do if someone threatened your life? Would you be prepared to fight? Would you be able to walk away? Would you have the wisdom to know the difference between a real threat and an idle threat?... The post #54: Facing a Death Threat [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:00:21:47

#53: Are You a Martial Arts Zombie? [Podcast]

10/31/2017
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Welcome to Episode #53 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “Are You a Martial Arts Zombie?” When we sign up for martial arts, we’re filled with passion and purpose. But how long does that last? One day, you find yourself showing up to class, going through motions, and have no idea if you’re... The post #53: Are You a Martial Arts Zombie? [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:00:28:36

#52: Martial Artists Are Weirdos [Podcast]

9/25/2017
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Welcome to Episode #52 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “Martial Artists Are Weirdos.” Martial artists are not normal people… and that’s okay! In this episode, let’s take a closer look at what makes martial arts (and the people who practice them!) a little unusual. To LISTEN to, “Martial Artists Are Weirdos,” you... The post #52: Martial Artists Are Weirdos [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:00:18:38

#51: Jeremy Lesniak Interview [Podcast]

8/17/2017
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Welcome to Episode #51 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast. In this episode, I sit down for an interview with Mr. Jeremy Lesniak. If you don’t know Jeremy, he is a lifelong martial artist as well as the founder of Whistlekick Sparring Gear and Apparel. Jeremy is also the host of Whistlekick Martial... The post #51: Jeremy Lesniak Interview [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:00:49:32

#50: Catching a Thief [Podcast]

7/24/2017
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Welcome to Episode #50 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “Catching a Thief.” I live a pretty quiet life. So, when I got the chance to help catch a thief, I felt like Batman! In this episode, I share the story and the lessons learned about self-defense and living a happy life. To... The post #50: Catching a Thief [Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

Duration:00:24:22