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A martial arts 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.

A martial arts 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.
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A martial arts 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.






Episode 16-Gold Medal Martial Arts with Grandmaster Herb Perez

In 1987 Taekwondo competitor Herb Perez changed the modern Taekwondo landscape by becoming the 1st American to defeat a Korean athlete and become World Taekwondo Champion. In 1992 he earned the distinction of becoming a US Olympic Gold medalist as Taekwondo was making its bid to become a fully recognized medal sport. These are just a few of his amazing accomplishments, in and outside of the taekwondo arena. Master Perez not only runs 5 successful Gold Medal Martial Arts Dojangs in...


Episode 15-Female Fighters Matter Too with Master Maggie Messina

Master Maggie Messina graced the cover of the March/April 2019 issue of Taekwondo Life Magazine. In addition to being an accomplished martial artist, 7th degree Black Belt, instructor, and Dojang owner, she is a leading force for positive evolution in the area of parity for female sparring competitors with her role in Swerve and FFM2. In this episode she speaks with host, Marc Zirogiannis, about this and more. You can pick up Master Messina's issue of Taekwondo Life at...


Episode 14-"Nobody Bothers Me"-The Legacy of Jhoon Rhee

One year after the passing of Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee Taekwondo Life Magazine takes a look at the life, impact, and legacy of this legendary figure, whose persona transcended just one martial art. From his humble beginnings in the 1930s Korea until his death on April 30, 2018, Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee lived a life of personal service, of innovation, and of patriotism to the American ideals. 7th Dan master Francis Pineda, lifelong Jhoon Rhee student and instructor, joins the program and shares...


Episode 13-How Can Sports Psychology Help Your Taekwondo Practice-Dr. Peder Piering

Dr. Peder Piering is a 2nd Dan Black under Grandmaster JK Lee. He is a Sports Psychologist, author of Master Mental Toughness, and the host of a highly successful sports Podcast called Ignite Your Life. Marc Zirogiannis and Dr. Piering discuss his role in helping athletes overcome adversity and achieve optimal performance. To find our more about Dr. Piering or follow his many important ventures please visit: www.igniteyourlife.org


Episode 12-TKD Go For the Gold with Erica Linthorst

Taekwondo competitor, instructor, Master, and advocate, Erica Linthorst, joins the program to discuss "Aging Up and Staying in the Game", her impressive competitive resume, her world travels, and TKD Go For the Gold. Master Linthorst, a writer, as well as practitioner, has been published in Taekwondo Life Magazine, as well as other martial arts magazine. She brings a positive and unique perspective to the state of Taekwondo competition and her role as change agent. To find out more about...


Episode 11- The Road to Tokyo 2020 with Olympian Stephen Lambdin

Not only was Stephen Lambdin the USA's Heavyweight Taekwondo Medal contender in the 2016 Rio Olympics but he is also the most accomplished male Taekwondo athlete in the history of the United States. In this episode Stephen discusses his journey and progress towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, his successes and struggles, as well as his views on the question of whether he is an athlete or a martial artist? In this episode Stephen reveals his personal choice for favorite film-hint, it's not "Best...


Episode 10- The Martial Arts History Museum with Michael Matsuda

50 year veteran of the martial arts, Michael Matsuda, joins Taekwondo Life Magazine to discuss his perspectives on the recent history of the martial arts in the United States, martial arts journalism, and his founding of the "brick and mortar" Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank California. This episode touches Taekwondo but more, as we discuss the place of martial arts in the history and cultures of the places where the arts have originated and the preservation of that history through...


Episode 9-The Return of Sherman Augustus

Into the Badlands action star and Taekwondo 2nd Dan Sherman Augustus joins Marc Zirogiannis for a follow up interview to his 2018 interview for the print and digital edition of Taekwondo Life Magazine. Sherman takes us on a behind the scenes look at the wrapping up of Into the Badlands as well as what lies ahead in his remarkable career, in and out of the Nathaniel Moon persona He also reveals his mother's opinion of our story about him. To follow Sherman August on Twitter look for...


Episode 8-The Most Flexible Man in America featuring Simon Scher

7th Dan Master Simon Scher talks about his Instagram kicking project, the origins of his stretching appliance, the Si-Stretcher, training completeness in Taekwondo and much more. Master Scher is a martial artist, writer, teacher, and internet sensation. Mr. Scher has contributed several dynamic training articles to Taekwondo Life Magazine. You can find our more about Simon Scher on his Facebook Page.


Episode 7- Nutrition for Taekwondo with Erica Stephens

Accredited Sports Dietitian, Erica Stephens joins Marc Zirogiannis from her home base of Australia to discuss her ebook Nutrition for Taekwondo, her Taekwondo career, and her work consulting with high level athletes in the area of diet and sports nutrition. Erica Stephens provides some practical advise for Taekwondo athletes on diet and getting ready for competition. This is an informative and interesting discussion. To find out more about Erica Stephens and her work please visit:...


Episode 6-The NYS Nunchuck Ban with Neil H. Greenberg, Esq.

Attorney at Law and martial artist, Neil H. Greenberg, Esq, joins the Podcast to discuss his article, which appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of Taekwondo Life Magazine, on the Federal Courts overturn on New York State's ban on Nunchuck's. A lively discuss ensues on this and other topics. To find out more about Neil Greenberg's law practice visit: www.nhglaw.com


Episode 5-The Taekwondo Hall of Fame featuring 9th Dan Gerard Robbins

9th Dan Taekwondo legend and founder of the Taekwondo Hall of Fame joins Taekwondo Life Magazine for an interview. Mr. Robbins talks about his Taekwondo journey from competitor to the founder of a resource for the preservation of Taekwondo history. Master Robbins shares some insights from his, almost 50 years, of the practice of Taekwondo. For more information on The Taekwondo Hall of Fame please visit www.taekwondohalloffame.com


Episode 4- What "Leaving Neverland" Can Teach Martial Arts Instructors

A frank discussion of the responsibility of martial arts instructors to behave in an appropriate way in light of some of the recent controversies over criminal, and immoral behavior. The HBO Documentary, "Leaving Neverland" is used as the catalyst for a discussion about what is required of a Martial Arts instructor in regards to their behavior around and towards their students. Some specific criteria are outlined and discussed. Marc Zirogiannis is the host and uses his article as the basis...


Episode 3- A Tribute To Grandmaster Yeon Hee Park

With the passing of Taekwondo Legend, Grandmaster Yeon Hee Park, on March 21, 2019 we take a look at his life and contribution to the art and sport of Taekwondo. From his days in Korea as a youth to his contributions to the recognition by the IOC of Taekwondo as a Medal sport and beyond Grandmaster Yeon Hee Park was a living legend. He was revered and loved and we highlight some immediate reactions to his passing.


Episode 2- Getting to Know Sherman Augustus and Present Focus

Some reflections from our Editor's sit down interview with Into The Badlands' Sherman Augustus plus a recap of the March/April 2019 Issue of Taekwondo Life Magazine. Finally, a discussion of how being present focused can help your Taekwondo training. Also highlighted are magazine submission guidelines.


Testing 1-2-3

March 19, 2019- We are ready to launch our Taekwondo Life Magazine Podcast. Marc Zirogiannis, Editor-in-Chief and 3rd Dan tests out the equipment and provides a brief overview of what to expect from future Podcasts.