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whistlekick Martial Arts Radio is a weekly podcast interviewing traditional martial artists. We hear their stories and journeys, the way they overcame challenges and learn how to be better people through the guests martial arts experiences.




Episode 228 - Sensei Hal Pierce

Sensei Hal Pierce is a martial arts practitioner and instructor from Maine. He trains and teaches multiple martial arts disciplines including karate and judo. Sensei Hal Pierce - Episode 228 Many martial artists start their journey after seeing an impressive display on television or in a movie. Sensei Hal Pierce is no different. Martial arts movies were his gateway into training, and he’s still bringing that passionate attitude to the arts years later. Today he practices multiple martial...

Duration: 01:13:05

Episode 224 - Grandmaster James Faralli

Grand Master James Faralli is a Hapkido instructor and the force behind the American Hapkido Alliance. Grand Master James Faralli - Episode 224 I have an addictive personality, which translates as whatever happens to be that I am into, I have to be a hundred and ten percent... Most people struggle to move forward in life when they start out under unfortunate circumstances. Some even perpetuate the troubles that held them back. Today’s guest, Grand Master James Faralli, is not one of those...

Duration: 01:01:25

Episode 223 - Getting Teens Into Martial Arts


Duration: 01:08:17

Episode 222 - Mr. Julio Fernandez

Mr. Julio Fernandez is an accomplished Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner who hails from Brazil, now living in Vermont, USA. Mr. Julio Foca Fernandez - Episode 222 Sometimes, our love for another career or sport can bring us to martial arts. This is true for Mr. Julio Fernandez who was a pro surfer prior to his commitment to the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He has called only one man his instructor, a man with a very recognizable name. Mr. Fernandez is a true multi-talented martial artist...

Duration: 00:39:53

Episode 221 - KickAI - Interview with Founder Jan-Eric Wargelin

In this episode, Jeremy talks with Jan-Eric Wargelin from Helsinki, Finland. He is the founder of KickAI and a Taekwondo practitioner. KickAI - Interview with Founder Jan-Eric Wargelin - Episode 221 KickAi is an app-based hardware product for martial artists that helps in improving kicks. It allows you to record and analyze data of your training. Listen to Jeremy as he talks with Mr. Jan-Eric Wargelin about this innovative product, for us, Martial Artists! While we're excited for...

Duration: 00:33:27

Episode 220 - Mr. Scott Bolon

Mr. Scott Bolon is a regular listener of the show and he is currently training in several martial arts disciplines. Mr. Scott Bolon - Episode 220 ...Martial arts is a grind, its about repetitions. Its about creating that natural automatic movement and so you can't burn out... Training with four different martial arts disciplines at the same time is not a simple feat. Our guest for today, Mr. Scott Bolon, is definitely a person on a mission to prove that failure is not a reason to quit...

Duration: 01:14:22

Episode 219 - How whistlekick Gear was Born

In this episode, Jeremy talks about how whistlekick Sparring Gear and Apparel came into life. How whistlekick Gear was Born - Episode 219 Some of you listeners might be dying to know the whole story about how whistlekick Sparring Gear and Apparel become the go to gear that we love today. Well, this is your lucky day. Jeremy talks about the idea, the plan, and the product. Yes, from start to finish. You will know about the toughest as well as the happiest part of the journey in creating...

Duration: 00:18:49

Episode 218 - Sifu Rick Wong

Sifu Rick Wong is a martial artist and physical therapist raised in New York and now living in Massachusetts. Sifu Rick Wong - Episode 218 One’s affinity for martial arts may come from their heritage. That is definitely the case for Sifu Rick Wong who fell in love with martial arts as soon as he saw Kung fu movies. Kung fu has taught him to be resilient with challenges, and to keep quitting off his list of options. Sifu Wong has trained with some of the pillars of Chinese martial arts,...

Duration: 00:53:02

Episode 216 - Shihan Chris Casamassa

Shihan Chris Casamassa is a martial artist, school owner, and actor best known for his role as Scorpion in the Mortal Kombat films. Shihan Chris Casamassa - Episode 216 ...After that you know martial arts, what I found is it's one of those things that if you don't use it, you'll lose it... Shihan Chris Casamassa as Scorpion[/caption] Nearly everyone loves movies, and for the majority of our listeners - and guests- martial arts movies are an opportunity to see the pursuit we're so...

Duration: 00:49:48

Episode 215 - Taking a Break from Martial Arts

In this episode, Jeremy talks about the importance of taking a break from your martial arts training. Taking a Break from Martial Arts – Episode 215 Let us admit, we need to take a break sometimes from all the stuffs that we do like work, school and all other things that keep us busy. We can say the same about our martial arts training. Taking a break from the physicality of the art can give you a new sense of direction and make you feel refreshed. It can help us reflect on the right...

Duration: 00:18:43

Episode 214 - Grandmaster David Oliver

Grandmaster David Oliver - Episode 214 ...You trained a lot longer, you got more experience in life than they are. And mainly, to be honest with them and not to try and make out that you're someone you're not. There are times in life where success doesn't seem possible. At a listener's suggestion, I reached out to GM David Oliver and invited him to come on the show. He accepted, but the hurdles we jumped through to make this episode happen were unlike anything I've experienced in the...

Duration: 00:38:16

Episode 213 - Martial Arts Humor

In this episode, Jeremy talks about how humor and laughter can make martial arts both interesting and fun at the same time. Martial Arts Humor - Episode 213 Most people, especially those who are unfamiliar, look at martial arts as serious and physically challenging. In reality, it's actually very funny. From the names of the moves to teachers who use humor and even Chuck Norris "facts." If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at? This episode is all about the lighter side of...

Duration: 00:11:25

Episode 212 - Sifu Jean Lukitsh

Sifu Jean Lukitsh is a Chinese martial arts practitioner from Boston with connections to some very famous martial artists. Sifu Jean Lukitsh - Episode 212 "I just saw a miracle, she held that woman up all by herself!" and I said, that wasn't a miracle, that was Kung Fu. They all laughed but its true. It was from a recent conversation with an upcoming guest that I learned about Sifu Jean Lukitsh. After exchanging a few emails I knew this would be one incredible interview. As the photos...

Duration: 01:29:44

Episode 211 - Improving Martial Arts Events

In this episode, Jeremy talks about a number of ways you can improve your martial arts events. Improving Martial Arts Events - Episode 211 Are you thinking about organizing an event for your martial arts school? Maybe, you are in the planning stage of your first event or already preparing for another one. Well, this episode is for you. Jeremy breaks down some of the important details of organizing a martial arts event including how to make their attendance worth their time and money. In...

Duration: 00:11:57

Episode 210 - Mr. John Stork

Mr. John Stork is not your typical martial artist. Aside from training with two of the show’s wonderful guests, he is a talented circus and street performer with a solid foundation in martial arts. John’s love for the arts was drawn from his fascination in movies and television, just like many of us. An accomplished individual with great experiences, he shares his stories and aspirations here on the show. We've mentioned our sparring gear on the show a fair amount - because it's our bread...

Duration: 00:54:05

Episode 209 - How the World Sees Martial Artists

In this episode, Jeremy talks about how martial artists look from both outside and inside the martial arts. How the World Sees Martial Artists - Episode 209 Let’s face it, there are different opinions about martial artists - both from a non-martial arts perspective and even from other martial artists. Does the world favor martial artists or do they just see us as violent individuals? This episode covers a controversial theme and you will have to listen to find out.

Duration: 00:10:02

Episode 208 – Sensei JD Swanson

Many of us dream of training with martial arts heroes – those we look up to so much. Sensei J.D. Swanson has done more than dream, he’s been fortunate enough to train with a number of karate greats. Sensei Swanson has been successful not only in martial arts but in academics, as a University Professor.

Duration: 01:11:06

Episode 207 - Why There Is No Right Way

Every one is unique and so is their training. However, we cannot seem to stop comparing our journey to other people’s journey and we criticize others to the point that we impose our ways on them. That simply makes no sense. There are different disciplines, combinations, and dynamics that go along with Martial Arts such that we cannot simply have a single, right way. Listen to Jeremy as he dissects Martial Arts as a unique experience for every artist and more.

Duration: 00:16:31

Episode 206 - Soke Newton James

As our show has grown, so has our reach. We're being listened to in more countries (134 at last count) and we're hearing from more international guests. Today's guest is both international and American, at least when it comes to martial arts. Soke Newton James was born in Jamaica, and that's when he found karate. Life finds him in the US now, and we're fortunate enough to have him on the show.

Duration: 00:56:02

Episode 205 - Martial Arts Basics Drills

In this episode, we'll go over Jeremy's Top 12 drills for getting better at martial arts basics. Martial Arts Basics Drills - Episode 205 Let's face it, practicing your basics can get tedious. It doesn't matter how important you understand them to be, how fundamental they are, they're... basic. The more exciting they can become, they more you'll practice, and the better the martial artist you'll become. Here are Jeremy's Top 12 Drills for Martial Arts basics. Of course, there's much more...

Duration: 00:10:59

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