Miles Kessler-Aikido at the Leading Edge

Aikido at the Leading Edge
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:04:12 — 88.2MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn 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 …

Aikido, CrossFit, and the Hidden Market

Aikido, CrossFit, and the Hidden market
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:20:40 — 75.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn 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 …

A Confession

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:02 — 33.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe ‘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

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:14:29 — 102.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBlaine 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 …

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MMA-Martial Art or Blood Sport?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:00 — 48.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn 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 …

Guardian or Warrior-When the sheepdog becomes the wolf-Part 3

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:42:15 — 140.4MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis 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 …

Guardian or Warrior? When the sheepdog becomes the wolf-Part2

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:00:37 — 165.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis 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 …

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Guardian or Warrior?- When the sheepdog becomes the wolf-Part 1

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:06:23 — 173.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  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 …

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DMF-Joe Anshel Interview about Aikido, being an uchideshi, Toyoda Sensei, and more!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:23:05 — 114.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis 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 …

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Aikido in Daily Life-Taking emotional ukemi for greater freedom and success!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:19 — 48.5MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode Blaine talks about an experience he had with Toyoda Sensei that wasn’t 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 …