Fight For A Happy Life With Sensei Ando: Martial Arts For Everyday Life

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Happy Life Martial Arts

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  • #97: Little Pain, Big Trouble [Video + Podcast]

    17/05/2021 Duration: 30min

    Welcome to Episode #97 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “Little Pain, Big Trouble.” Pain is part of life… especially if you’re a martial artist! But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to minimize injuries and avoid trouble. Those should be your first priorities in studying self-defense, in fact! Even though I KNOW... The post #97: Little Pain, Big Trouble [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #96: Decision and Action in Self-Defense [Video + Podcast]

    30/04/2021 Duration: 32min

    Welcome to Episode #96 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “Decision and Action.” It’s common in self-defense training to focus on the speed of your punches and kicks… but how fast can you make a decision and take action? Like it or not, no matter how good you are at performing your martial... The post #96: Decision and Action in Self-Defense [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #95: Respect for McDojos [Video + Podcast]

    01/04/2021 Duration: 32min

    Welcome to Episode #95 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “Respect for McDojos.” Is your martial arts school a “McDojo”? Could that term of derision ever be a good thing? I say YES! If your school or teacher is helping you reach your goals and improve your life, then keep going! Only you... The post #95: Respect for McDojos [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #94: Don’t Be Water, My Friend [Video + Podcast]

    28/02/2021 Duration: 26min

    Welcome to Episode #94 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “Don’t Be Water, My Friend.” We’ve all heard Bruce Lee say, “Boards don’t hit back.” You probably also remember his admonishment, “Don’t think–feel.” No doubt about it… Bruce Lee was full of good advice. But that doesn’t mean I agree with everything he... The post #94: Don’t Be Water, My Friend [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #93: Cross-Training Tips for Martial Arts [Video + Podcast]

    01/02/2021 Duration: 38min

    Welcome to Episode #93 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “Cross-training Tips for Martial Arts.” Actually, a better title for this episode would be, “My First Ballet Class!” That’s right! I started taking online ballet classes a few weeks ago. No, not to become a better dancer, to become a better fighter! That’s... The post #93: Cross-Training Tips for Martial Arts [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #92: Shouting at the Moon [Video + Podcast]

    31/12/2020 Duration: 30min

    Welcome to Episode #92 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “Shouting at the Moon.” Stress is a part of life… especially this year! The challenge—if we want to maximize our health and happiness—is to find effective ways to face and manage that stress. Is martial arts training one way to do that? Absolutely!... The post #92: Shouting at the Moon [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #91: The Dark Side of Self-Improvement [Video + Podcast]

    30/11/2020 Duration: 33min

    Welcome to Episode #91 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “The Dark Side of Self-Improvement.” We all want to make our lives better in some way, right? Unfortunately, it might sometimes seem that the harder we work, the more difficult and frustrating life gets! That’s because self-improvement has a bright side AND a... The post #91: The Dark Side of Self-Improvement [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #90: 12 Tips for a Happy Life [Video + Podcast]

    21/10/2020 Duration: 09min

    Welcome to Episode #90 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “12 Tips for a Happy Life.” We all a love a list, don’t we? Well, here’s a new one for ya! To be honest, I actually compiled this list a few years ago thinking it would make a nice poster someday… and maybe... The post #90: 12 Tips for a Happy Life [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #89: Living in a Lockdown [Video + Podcast]

    29/09/2020 Duration: 24min

    Welcome to Episode #89 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “Living in a Lockdown.” The Covid-19 lockdown has changed all of our lives… but is it possible that it might be for the better? My old routine and training habits have been shattered over the last 6 months, but I’ve been happily surprised... The post #89: Living in a Lockdown [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #88: Andrea Harkins Interview [Video + Podcast]

    26/07/2020 Duration: 43min

    Welcome to Episode #88 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast with special guest, Sensei Andrea Harkins. Andrea Harkins is the powerful voice behind The Martial Arts Woman—a blog that offers a female perspective on the world of martial arts. She is also a life coach, the host of her own podcast, and the... The post #88: Andrea Harkins Interview [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #87: Kris Wilder Interview [Video + Podcast]

    15/07/2020 Duration: 01h15min

    Welcome to Episode #87 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast with special guest, Sensei Kris Wilder. Where do I begin…? First off, Sensei Kris is the owner and chief instructor of the West Seattle Karate Academy. He’s also the host of not one, but TWO podcasts— The Back Channel Martial Arts & Life... The post #87: Kris Wilder Interview [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #86: Seth Adams Interview [Video + Podcast]

    30/06/2020 Duration: 43min

    Welcome to Episode #86 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast with special guest, Sensei Seth Adams. Sensei Seth is a lifelong martial artist-—his first Karate teachers were his own Mom and Dad! By the age of 14, he was responsible for teaching kids classes-—a calling he still enjoys to this day. Armed with... The post #86: Seth Adams Interview [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #85: Ramsey Dewey Interview [Video + Podcast]

    24/05/2020 Duration: 01h12min

    Welcome to Episode #85 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast with special guest, Ramsey Dewey. Fighters aren’t always the best teachers… or best communicators! So, it was a special pleasure to sit down with Ramsey Dewey, an MMA coach working in Shanghai, China. That’s right! Ramsey left the USA to open his own... The post #85: Ramsey Dewey Interview [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #84: Jesse Enkamp Interview [Video + Podcast]

    30/04/2020 Duration: 27min

    Welcome to Episode #84 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast with special guest, Sensei Jesse Enkamp, founder of KarateByJesse.com. You already know Jesse… and you probably LOVE him! Jesse Enkamp was born into Karate family and has devoted his entire life to developing and spreading that legacy far and wide. Student, teacher, blogging... The post #84: Jesse Enkamp Interview [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #83: Jaredd Wilson Interview [Video + Podcast]

    26/04/2020 Duration: 01h01min

    Welcome to Episode #83 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast with special guest, Sensei Jaredd Wilson. Who is Jaredd Wilson? Jaredd is the host of the long-running Martial Thoughts Podcast. For martial arts junkies looking for some intelligent and entertaining conversations, you’ll want to check it out. Oh, did I mention that I... The post #83: Jaredd Wilson Interview [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #82: Are Forms and Kata a Waste of Time in Martial Arts? [Video + Podcast]

    11/04/2020 Duration: 59min

    Forms and kata… a functional, practical training tool in the martial arts or a big waste of time? Join me and special guest, Sifu Randy Brown, for a lively discussion on the pros and cons of forms training. We’ve both gone through through phases of LOTS of kata and NO kata, so I think you’ll... The post #82: Are Forms and Kata a Waste of Time in Martial Arts? [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #81: The Law of the Jungle and Self-Defense [Video + Podcast]

    06/04/2020 Duration: 39min

    Welcome to Episode #81 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “The Law of the Jungle and Self-Defense.” Can a smaller, weaker animal survive an attack by a larger, stronger animal? The truth is UGLY, but I’m going to tell you anyway! If you can handle it, I’m going to examine the benefits of... The post #81: The Law of the Jungle and Self-Defense [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #80: Menamy Mitanes Interview [Video + Podcast]

    28/03/2020 Duration: 45min

    Welcome to Episode #80 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast with special guest, Menamy Mitanes. You can find a lot of show-offs in the martial arts… Menamy Mitanes is not one of them. But he could be! Menamy has not only earned black belts in Judo and BJJ, he is a certified instructor... The post #80: Menamy Mitanes Interview [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #79: Two Teacher Types in Martial Arts [Video + Podcast]

    29/02/2020 Duration: 31min

    Welcome to Episode #79 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “Two Teacher Types.” There are two major teacher types in the martial arts. Each has pros and cons, depending on what type of student you are! In this episode, I’ll share my experiences with both teacher types and offer my advice on how... The post #79: Two Teacher Types in Martial Arts [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

  • #78: My First Fight [Video + Podcast]

    31/01/2020 Duration: 34min

    Welcome to Episode #78 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “My First Fight.” When I was seven years old, my babysitter set me up to fight another kid in the neighborhood. Surprise! Even though the situation was totally ridiculous, the lessons I learned from that fight have stayed with me to this day.... The post #78: My First Fight [Video + Podcast] appeared first on Sensei Ando.

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