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AikiCast-The Planet's First and Only Podcast about Aikido and Ai

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United States

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AikiCast is a first of its kind Podcast about the martial art of Aikido; its principles, philosophy, practices and how different people are using Aikido in their daily lives. Host Blaine Feyen explores different aspects of Aikido training and how he, and others, are using Aikido and Aikido principles quite effectively to achieve unusual levels of success. With expert interviews and captivating dialogue about success, leadership, motivation, discipline, and achievement, AikiCast brings it to you from the perspective of an Aikidoist applying the principles learned on the mat to everyday situations.

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English


Episodes

Miles Kessler- Aikido at the Leading Edge

5/10/2017
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In this AikiCast interview series, Blaine talks with martial arts and meditation thought leader, Miles Kessler, founder and Dojo Cho of the Integral Dojo in Tel Aviv, Israel. Miles has created a 10 day telesummit called 'Aikido at the Leading Edge' with over 40 martial artists, thought leaders, meditation teachers, authors, and skilled trainers from a variety of disciplines. You can participate in the Aikido at the Leading Edge but YOU MUST REGISTER so that you can get a link to all of...

Duration: 01:04:11


Aikido, CrossFit, and the Hidden Market

10/28/2016
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In this episode, Blaine talks about some of the problems of running a martial arts business, explains what market myopia is, he discusses some of the opportunities that have been created by the CrossFit craze and expounds on creating so much value for the students that a 'hidden' market of potential new students opens up.

Duration: 01:20:40


A Confession

9/13/2016
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The 'welcome back' episode of 2016 wherein I explain where the podcast disappeared to but, more importantly, where its going from here forward. Cant wait to have you back on board! Join us on Facebook at: AikiCast Facebook Page Join us on Instagram at: AikiCast Instagram Page

Chef Boyardee as a Sensei and the McDojo Dilemma

9/5/2015
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Blaine tackles the topic of McDojos in this episode of AikiCast. If you dont know what a McDojo is then you owe it to yourself to listen to this one! There are lots of lessons to be learned from McDojos and Blaine helps put it into proper perspective. There's also a little history lesson about the real Chef Boyardee (think Spaghetti-Os and Ravioli) and how his vision helped him develop his own 'McDojo' type of business that eventually made him and his family fabulously wealthy.

Duration: 01:14:28


MMA-Martial Art or Just Sport?

9/5/2015
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In this episode Blaine discusses the rise of MMA (mixed martial arts) as a distinct and well known sporting style of martial arts training and competititon. He also tackles the tough question of whether or not MMA can be considered a separate and distinct martial art by itself or is it merely just a sport? Listen in as Blaine answers some of the questions he gets quite often from the AikiCast Nation regarding MMA and its current place in the martial arts world.

Duration: 00:35:00


Guardian or Warrior?-Part 3

7/1/2015
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This is the final segment of the AikiCast special 3 part series addressing the difficult and highly charged topic of police brutality, police killing of unarmed citizens, and the standards by which police investigate themselves in use of force incidents. Blaine covers a vast number of topics in this 3 part series which includes busting 3 of the biggest myths surrounding the profession of policing, taking a critical look at several of the most recent killings of unarmed citizens by police...

Duration: 01:42:15


Guardian or Warrior?-Part 2

6/26/2015
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This is part 2 of an AikiCast special 3 part segment addressing the difficult and highly charged topic of police brutality, police killing of unarmed citizens, and the standards by which police investigate themselves in use of force incidents. Blaine covers a vast number of topics in this 3 part series which includes busting 3 of the biggest myths surrounding the profession of policing, taking a critical look at several of the most recent killings of unarmed citizens by police officers,...

Duration: 02:00:37


Guardian or Warrior?

6/26/2015
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This is an AikiCast special 3 part segment addressing the difficult and highly charged topic of police brutality, police killing of unarmed citizens, and the standards by which police investigate themselves in use of force incidents. Blaine covers a vast number of topics in this 3 part series which includes busting 3 of the biggest myths surrounding the profession of policing, taking a critical look at several of the most recent killings of unarmed citizens by police officers, discussing...

Duration: 02:06:23


The Real Meaning of Shugyo

5/29/2015
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In this episode Blaine discusses his understanding of the meaning of the word 'Shugyo' which is typically translated as 'auster training' or 'intense training'. Blaine explains how he came to first understand the concept and how he has used the concept to enhance his life. Shugyo can be a descriptive concept and idea but also an active idea to be used as a way to find the things one knows they should be doing but are, for whatever reason, procrastinating on.

Duration: 00:52:03


DMF-Interview Series with Joe Anshel

4/2/2015
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This Diamond Mining Friday Interview is with a good friend of mine, Joe Anshel Sensei. Joe is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Aikido and spent 4 years as an uchideshi (live-in student) under the renowned Fumio Toyoda Shihan. Joe is also a student of Zen meditation and brings a wealth of insights to this almost 3 hour long interview about Aikido, Zen, ukemi, Toyoda Sensei, being an uchideshi, and life in general. Enjoy!

Duration: 01:23:04


DMF-Interview Series with Meido Moore

3/13/2015
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Kicking off the AikiCast Diamond Mining Friday interview series with a special guest, Meido Moore Sensei. Meido Moore is the Chief Instructor and founder of the Shinjinkai Organization, as well as the founder and Abbott of the Korinji Zen Monastery in Wisconsin. Moore Sensei has been studying Zen and Martial Arts since the 1980's and has travelled all over the world teaching both Aikido and Zen as a full time instructor and Zen priest. The interview covers a whole bunch of topics ranging...

Duration: 01:51:54


Aikido in Daily Life-Taking Emotional Ukemi

2/28/2015
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In this episode Blaine talks about an experience he had with Toyoda Sensei that wasnt so pleasant but how it ultimately lead to a better friendship with him. It happened while Blaine was working for him at the Japanese Culture Center in Chicago, IL. Toyoda Sensei misinterpreted a phone call that was meant for Blaine and ended up yelling at Blaine and making accusations that he was leaving Sensei to join the military. Although this wasnt true, it was the last straw for Blaine and he...

Duration: 00:35:18


Action Jackson and the Law of Attraction

2/21/2015
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This episode of Diamond Mining Friday is a big one and an important one as it covers a topic that is, for some, controversial, and for others, a way of life. For Blaine, becoming a delibreate creator of experiences, opportunities, abundance, realtionships, and health began when he was an uchi deshi (live-in student) in Chicago. His study of Aikido and Zen lead him to begin studying what are often referred to as Universal Principles and the laws of cause and effect. Gaining an understanding...

Duration: 01:02:14


AC-Q&A Session 4

2/18/2015
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In this episode of the AikiCast question and answer session, Blaine tackles 2 big topics: starting your own martial arts business and what to do about the current state of police abuses in the U.S. The first question from Paolo is about being a full time instructor and whether or not I recommend it. I give him my personal experiences from starting and running several businesses over the past 20 years and how to start a martial arts business, run it successfully and still maintain your...

Duration: 01:23:03


DMF- Will the Real Sensei Please Stand Up?

2/6/2015
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In this episode of AikiCast Diamond Mining Friday, Blaine discusses the differences between a mere martial arts teacher and a true Sensei. Since the term Sensei connotes one who has 'gone before' the student, there is an understanding in eastern traditions that the Sensei was more than just a teacher. The Sensei student relationship was on par with the parent child relationship and highly respected in eastern cultures. Blaine breaks down the 3 most common types of teachers found in most...

Duration: 00:36:14


DMF- Stand Up to the Pain!

1/30/2015
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In this episode of AikiCast-Diamond Mining Friday, Blaine discusses a conversation he had with Toyoda Sensei about having a lot of pain in his back, knees, and hips from seated meditation (Zazen) training at Tenshinkan Dojo. Blaine discussed the issue with Toyoda Sensei expecting him to excuse Blaine from the practice but the diamond of wisdom that was shared would forever change the way that he looked at pain, fear, and discouragement. The phrase 'this too shall pass' doesnt even come...

Duration: 00:28:45


Top 5 Social Media Success Tips For Martial Arts Schools for 2015

1/27/2015
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In this AikiCast Special Business Edition, Blaine goes into detail about what he considers to be the 'Top 5 Social Media Success Tips for Martial Arts Schools'. The tips and tactics discussed in this podcast can, and should, be applied to any small business wanting to see more internet traffic, higher search engine rankings, better engagement from Facebook friends and fans, and an overall increase in the potential clients, customers, and students. These tips are not, by any means, an...

Duration: 00:51:39


DMF-The power of Kime, asking questions, and burning your boat!

1/23/2015
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In this episode of AikiCast Diamond Mining Friday, Blaine explains how he learned the real meaning of the word 'Kime' as it was used by Toyoda Sensei during Aikido classes at the dojo. He also talks about the power of asking questions and the reason to re-examine one's beliefs periodically and ask the vital questions that may lead to breakthroughs and eliminating limiting beliefs. Blaine also introduces the concept of 'burning one's boat' after making a decision. This is a concept that...

Duration: 00:30:50


DMF- Carry my bags chump!

1/17/2015
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In this episode of AikiCast-Diamond Mining Friday, Blaine talks about the lessons he learned while being the traditional martial arts role of Otomo. The otomo is typically the person who accompanies the Aikido, Karate, Kendo, or any other sensei on travels and carries the sensei's bags, opens doors, and more or less, handles all of the mundane details for the teacher. This role is often confused with that of an uchi deshi since the otomo is quite often the uchi deshi but they are two...

Duration: 00:21:25


AC Q&A Session #3

1/15/2015
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Another AikiCast Nation member question and answer session where Blaine picks a few of the weeks listener questions and gives some thought provoking answers. Listen in as Blaine answers questions like: #1 James asks if he should quit karate after a couple decades of training and try Aikido, or some other martial art, or should he stick around like some of the old timers he sees still training in their 50's, 60's and 70's. Will he be abandoning his teacher by trying something else or would it...

Duration: 00:29:00

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