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All around the world violence and fear seem to control the discourse. It’s time we talk about that. The Gentle Art Podcast with Gene Dunn is a long form conversation exploring Life, Art, Food, Music, Love, Relationships, Spirituality and more as it relates to the Martial Arts. Exploring new paradigms with ancient roots.
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106: Shihan Michelle Gay

The Gentle Art PodcastSep 02, 2021

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106: Shihan Michelle Gay

106: Shihan Michelle Gay

Michelle Gay returns to The Gentle Art Podcast. Michelle is a Laban Certified Movement Analyst, Registered Somatic Movement Educator, Registered Movement Pattern Analyst, Sixth Degree Black Belt and six-time women’s Knockdown Karate Champion. Michelle started her own Full Contact Martial Arts school: Karate-Do Ken Wa Kan, where she gained the title of Shihan, teacher of teachers www.kenwakan.com and is the Founder of www.self-offense.com   RECORDED: July 29th 2021   Thank you for listening to The Gentle Art Podcast. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Sep 02, 202101:10:19
105: Lisa Cappiello (1 Year Later)

105: Lisa Cappiello (1 Year Later)

1 year later... In the relative of course :)Today we welcome back Lisa Cappiello (http://www.lisacappiello.com/) to discuss some of the challenges of the previous year and how principle based grappling (Pun intended) with these challenges have bore unimaginable fruit.Lisa is a certified teacher, motivational speaker, published writer, trained life coach, and licensed Kundalini yoga & meditation instructor. A Brooklyn born-and-raised artist, humanitarian, hustler, healer, cat lover, and lifelong learner Lisa is a wealth of knowledge.Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition https://bwac.org/Robin Reczek https://www.instagram.com/rstudiosketch/Thank you for listening to The Gentle Art Podcast. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Jul 09, 202159:60
104: Dojo Series (John Cokinos)

104: Dojo Series (John Cokinos)

Todays guest is John Cokinos (CEO: EFC, MPower International Association, Digital Harmony, BudoCode & TapTechnologies). In these challenging times of Covid-19, running a Martial Arts school and much more we talk about the philosophy of create, don't wait and ask the question "What is it that’s actually important to me?"The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat.Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com​​​​   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P​​​​ ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH​​​​ ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M​​​​ ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn​​​​ ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C​​​​   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Mar 29, 202101:00:50
103: Dojo Series

103: Dojo Series

What do Cobra Kai and Wicked have in common? In this episode we discuss “The folly of Hero worship" in the martial arts, virtue signaling/violence signaling and what happens when we violate our conscious in the pursuit of acceptance. The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com​​​   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P​​​ ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH​​​ ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M​​​ ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn​​​ ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C​​​   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Mar 09, 202159:03
102: Dojo Series

102: Dojo Series

In this episode we revisit the ongoing conversation of apprenticeship in the Martial Arts and end with a candid "Post Credits" conversation. The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com​​​   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P​​​ ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH​​​ ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M​​​ ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn​​​ ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C​​   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Feb 20, 202101:22:03
101: Dojo Series

101: Dojo Series

The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com​​   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P​​ ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH​​ ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M​​ ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn​​ ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C​​   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Jan 25, 202101:02:42
100: Dojo Series (Buzz Durkin)

100: Dojo Series (Buzz Durkin)

Todays guest is Sensei Buzz Durkin. Sensei Durkin is a 10th degree black belt in Okinawan Uechi-ryu Karate and for over 50 years he has led one of the most successful traditional martial arts schools in North America. A member of the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, he has graduated hundreds and hundreds of students to the rank of black belt and beyond. He’s known around the world for the longevity of his students’ practice; on any given day in his dojo, you might find 3 generations of a family - a grandfather, a father and a son - all training in different classes. The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Jan 01, 202150:32
099: Mat Chat

099: Mat Chat

Many times I’ve counseled the class with “if you’re making mistakes, you’re doing it right”. That being said some mistakes can be the hardest lessons for us as students of the martial arts. One such mistake I made was trying to go to hard with my Judo teacher Mr. Shiina when I was a much younger man; me in my mid 30’s and he in his late 60’s at the time. He was encouraging me to work on “my throws” while he defended with the gentlest of touches. I could not throw him! Truth be told it frustrated me so much that in an effort to win rather than practice I almost hurt him. Needless to say the class was over and he never engaged with me in that way again. I violated something so deep between the student and teacher because I couldn’t see past my own competitiveness and insecurities that I damaged the relationship, in some ways forever. What I learned through years of reflection was that lots of the ways in which I had been indoctrinated prevented me from seeing that Sensei was only trying to help me. The “grind and hustle”, “win at all cost” mentality had flipped the switch and was running the show rather than me the student of this great teacher and now I have to live with it forever.   Where in your life are you not seeing that someone is really just trying to support and lift you up? That your poor out look is destroying a very good relationship? What can you do to salvage the relationship before it’s damaged beyond repair? The hardest part of this lesson for me is on some level knowing that I missed out on the deepest parts of what he had to offer as a teacher because I couldn’t keep my own ego in check. Love you    Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Dec 30, 202002:59
098: Dojo Series (Veronica ”Peaches” Vizzio)

098: Dojo Series (Veronica ”Peaches” Vizzio)

Veronica "Peaches" Vizzio returns to The Gentle Art Podcast to be the first guest on the Dojo Series. Peaches is a life long martial artist, owner/chief instructor of Vizzio's Institute Of Martial Arts (VIMA) in Fairfield, NJ and daughter of the legendary Sifu Paul Vizzio. We discuss the importance of etiquette and Teacher/Student communication in traditional Martial Arts training. The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Dec 30, 202001:45:33
097: Dojo Series

097: Dojo Series

The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Dec 23, 202049:29
096: The Gentle Art Podcast: A Gift for you

096: The Gentle Art Podcast: A Gift for you

These affirmations are an integral part of my daily process. They are uplifting and transformative. Once the recording process was completed, my plan was to sell the track on iTunes. But today I was inspired to do something different.   I am aware that this is a very unique holiday season. Travel and traditions may not get honored as they usually do. Feelings and emotions might be heightened and stress levels can be quite high.   That’s why I’d like to offer you this Affirmation Meditation recording as my Christmas gift to you. My hope & intention is that you use it either as a gentle meditation or a relaxing way to wind down from the day.   Ultimately, the affirmations are designed to align us with the metaphysical truth that we are whole, perfect and complete now and we posses all we ever need inside our relationship with the Divine consciousness that is Love.   Once again, thank you for all of the support. We hope you enjoy!   Love you! - Gene Dunn
Dec 22, 202008:02
095: Dojo Series

095: Dojo Series

A special limited series with Gene Dunn & Thomas Clifford dedicated to our fellow Martial Arts school owners. The goal of these conversations is to help gear us toward a proper mindset, allowing us to address the challenges that we face as Martial Arts school owners during this difficult moment in history. In this episode we discuss staff, friendship, and becoming aware that stifling the expression of gratitude can lead to a multiplying anxiety. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Dec 17, 202055:40
094: Dojo Series

094: Dojo Series

A special limited series with Gene Dunn & Thomas Clifford dedicated to our fellow Martial Arts school owners. The goal of these conversations is to help gear us toward a proper mindset, allowing us to address the challenges that we face as Martial Arts school owners during this difficult moment in history. In this episode we discuss our thoughts on episodes 011 and 008 of the Dojo series with the intention of inspiring a deeper dialogue. Also Teacher/Student expectations, communication and when to eat "humble pie". Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Dec 12, 202016:50
093: Dojo Series

093: Dojo Series

A special limited series with Gene Dunn & Thomas Clifford dedicated to our fellow Martial Arts school owners. The goal of these conversations is to help gear us toward a proper mindset, allowing us to address the challenges that we face as Martial Arts school owners during this difficult moment in history. In this episode we discuss Professor John Danaher's departure from NYC and a continued conversation regarding the Teacher/Student relationship in the Martial Arts.Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Dec 12, 202046:19
092: Stephanie Larkin

092: Stephanie Larkin

Today's guest is Stephanie Larkin. Stephanie is the founder and president of Red Penguin Books and Web Solutions, a book and web publication company in its 12th year serving hundreds of businesses, professionals, religious and educational institutions, non-profits and civic organizations. We talk about the Art of writing, the power of a daily practice and much more. For more on Red Penguin visit https://redpenguinbooks.com/   Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Dec 08, 202054:48
091: Dojo Series

091: Dojo Series

A special limited series with Gene Dunn & Thomas Clifford dedicated to our fellow Martial Arts school owners. The goal of these conversations is to help gear us toward a proper mindset, allowing us to address the challenges that we face as Martial Arts school owners during this difficult moment in history.In this episode we discuss the Teacher/Student relationship over a long arch and some of the dos and don'ts of being a good Student and a good Teacher.   Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Dec 05, 202044:20
090: Stories (Visiting the orphanage where my mother was raised)

090: Stories (Visiting the orphanage where my mother was raised)

On today's episode of The Gentle Art Podcast: Stories Shihan Gene Dunn talks about visiting Lebanon to see the orphanage where his mother was raised and how it deeply effected his understanding of what it means to have Hope. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Nov 25, 202022:28
089: Dojo Series

089: Dojo Series

A BONUS episode in the special limited series with Gene Dunn & Thomas Clifford dedicated to our fellow Martial Arts school owners. The goal of these conversations is to help gear us toward a proper mindset, allowing us to address the challenges that we face as Martial Arts school owners during this difficult moment in history. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Nov 24, 202006:59
088: Dojo Series

088: Dojo Series

A special limited series with Gene Dunn & Thomas Clifford dedicated to our fellow Martial Arts school owners. The goal of these conversations is to help gear us toward a proper mindset, allowing us to address the challenges that we face as Martial Arts school owners during this difficult moment in history. In this episode we discuss the potential of dealing with another shutdown due to Covid-19 and what that means for our personal martial arts training. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Nov 24, 202054:22
087: Dojo Series

087: Dojo Series

A special limited series with Gene Dunn & Thomas Clifford dedicated to our fellow Martial Arts school owners. The goal of these conversations is to help gear us toward a proper mindset, allowing us to address the challenges that we face as Martial Arts school owners during this difficult moment in history. In this episode we discuss a challenging Teacher/Student moment that came up recently and how it connects to the evolution of a student becoming a teacher and Student/Teacher communication. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Nov 13, 202001:01:09
086: Stories: (Why I Stopped Competing)

086: Stories: (Why I Stopped Competing)

On today's episode of The Gentle Art Podcast: Stories Shihan Gene Dunn talks about his time as a competitor in the Olympic training center and a life changing moment that shaped his thoughts on competition, the Martial Arts and Life. "Love you" - GD Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Oct 28, 202020:48
085: Dojo Series

085: Dojo Series

A special limited series with Gene Dunn & Thomas Clifford dedicated to our fellow Martial Arts school owners. The goal of these conversations is to help gear us toward a proper mindset, allowing us to address the challenges that we face as Martial Arts school owners during this difficult moment in history.In this episode we discuss belt promotions and what they represent. Along with protocol and efficient ways to run a martial arts school.Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Oct 27, 202055:48
084: Lisa Cappiello

084: Lisa Cappiello

Today we welcome back Lisa Cappiello (http://www.lisacappiello.com/). Lisa is a certified teacher, motivational speaker, published writer, trained life coach, and licensed Kundalini yoga & meditation instructor. A Brooklyn born-and-raised artist, humanitarian, hustler, healer, cat lover, and lifelong learner Lisa is a wealth of knowledge.Thank you for listening to The Gentle Art Podcast. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Oct 14, 202056:19
083: Dojo Series

083: Dojo Series

A special limited series with Gene Dunn & Thomas Clifford dedicated to our fellow Martial Arts school owners. The goal of these conversations is to help gear us toward a proper mindset, allowing us to address the challenges that we face as Martial Arts school owners during this difficult moment in history. In this episode we discuss what we are looking for in a classroom setting regarding structure and management. Where does the rubber meet the road and how do we get there? Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Oct 08, 202041:57
082: Dojo Series

082: Dojo Series

A special limited series with Gene Dunn & Thomas Clifford dedicated to our fellow Martial Arts school owners. The goal of these conversations is to help gear us toward a proper mindset, allowing us to address the challenges that we face as Martial Arts school owners during this difficult moment in history. In this episode we discuss staff development and the apprenticeship (Uchi-deshi) mindset.Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1CPlease Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Oct 04, 202032:08
081: Dojo Series

081: Dojo Series

A special limited series with Gene Dunn & Thomas Clifford dedicated to our fellow Martial Arts school owners. The goal of these conversations is to help gear us toward a proper mindset, allowing us to address the challenges that we face as Martial Arts school owners during this difficult moment in history. In this episode we discuss renewal and the "be, do, have and give" philosophy of a Dojo and Martial Arts training environment.   Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
Oct 04, 202038:32
080: Dojo Series

080: Dojo Series

A BONUS episode in the special limited series with Gene Dunn & Thomas Clifford dedicated to our fellow Martial Arts school owners. The goal of these conversations is to help gear us toward a proper mindset, allowing us to address the challenges that we face as Martial Arts school owners during this difficult moment in history.Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. https://www.kimurasoap.com/
Sep 20, 202010:02
079: Dojo Series

079: Dojo Series

A special limited series with Gene Dunn & Thomas Clifford dedicated to our fellow Martial Arts school owners. The goal of these conversations is to help gear us toward a proper mindset, allowing us to address the challenges that we face as Martial Arts school owners during this difficult moment in history.In this episode we discuss the 4 B's (Become, Behave, Believe and Belong) and how they apply to creating a Dojo environment.Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.   https://www.kimurasoap.com/
Sep 20, 202024:17
078: Hernán Carvente Martinez

078: Hernán Carvente Martinez

Today's guest is Hernán Carvente Martinez, the founder of Healing Ninjas (https://linktr.ee/healingninjas) and National Strategist for No Kids In Prison (https://www.nokidsinprison.org). We talk about the expectations and challenges that come with acknowledging and shedding old identities in order to allow transformation into something greater.   Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.   https://www.kimurasoap.com/
Sep 17, 202036:31
077: Stories

077: Stories

In early September 1985, I just turned 16 and was questioning if there was really a God or Divine Power in the Universe. How could there be when I was experiencing so much anger, rage, fear, and trauma? And I was feeling the same for the world - there wasn’t much evidence of Good from my perspective at the time. This story very clearly illustrates the outcome of that line of thinking. And that line of thinking got me to a bad place very quickly. When faced with the worst of it, my only recourse was to lean on Divine Love. I immediately knew where to go internally. Through all the chaos, violence, and fear the situation kept presenting, Divine Love was there, protecting and guiding me the whole way through. This was a pivotal experience in my life that fortified my relationship with the Divine. I gently encourage you to reflect on your own life. Can you recall a time that you strongly felt Divine Love’s presence? How did that experience impact your life? Love you!   Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.   https://www.kimurasoap.com/
Sep 12, 202020:38
076: Dojo Series

076: Dojo Series

A special limited series with Gene Dunn & Thomas Clifford dedicated to our fellow Martial Arts school owners. The goal of these conversations is to help gear us toward a proper mindset, allowing us to address the challenges that we face as Martial Arts school owners during this difficult moment in history.In this episode we discuss in detail the top 3 ways to make our classroom better by "Rolling out the Red carpet", being "White glove clean" and providing "Blue ribbon service"Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.   https://www.kimurasoap.com/
Sep 07, 202023:30
075: Dojo Series

075: Dojo Series

A special limited series with Gene Dunn & Thomas Clifford dedicated to our fellow Martial Arts school owners. The goal of these conversations is to help gear us toward a proper mindset, allowing us to address the challenges that we face as Martial Arts school owners during this difficult moment in history. In this episode we ask the questions: How do we make the program better for existing students? How do we make the program better for New students? How can the program benefit people in our communities that will Never be students? Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. https://www.kimurasoap.com/
Aug 29, 202019:45
074: Hector Massari

074: Hector Massari

Today's guest is Hector Massari. Hector and I have been friends since childhood in the rough and tumble days of New York City. We discuss our journeys, our misconceptions regarding masculinity, what it meant to be a "Man" in those days and what it means to us now. Hector shares the story of how Jiu-jitsu saved his life when he started practicing at 47.   Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com   ⚫️ Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P ⚫️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH ⚫️ Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M ⚫️ Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn ⚫️ YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.   https://www.kimurasoap.com/
Aug 07, 202057:04
073: Lisa Cappiello

073: Lisa Cappiello

Today's guest is Lisa Cappiello (http://www.lisacappiello.com/). Lisa is a certified teacher, motivational speaker, published writer, trained life coach, and licensed Kundalini yoga & meditation instructor. A Brooklyn born-and-raised artist, humanitarian, hustler, healer, cat lover, and lifelong learner Lisa is a wealth of knowledge. Thank you for listening to The Gentle Art Podcast.   Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & https://www.thegentleartpodcast.com   Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2IYch4P Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QxGHPH Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3diGN7M Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2WpfpPn YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2QGoG1C   Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.   https://www.kimurasoap.com/
Jul 09, 202059:25
072: Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahmad

072: Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahmad

Today's guests are Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahmad. They went on the longest sea voyage ever (1152 days!) and shared with us the harrowing journey. In this amazing episode Reid and Soanya talk about Reids deep friendship with Jean-Michel Basquiat, being adrift at sea for 2 month while doing major repairs, and countless other challenges they addressed with an "enlightenment or die" philosophy. When you are willing to face eternity for your goal "it's not only possible, it's probable" "It starts in your imagination". An absolute must listen episode.For more information please visit: https://bit.ly/2zfU9lE http://www.reidstoweart.com/links.html http://reidstowepaintings.com/  Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com Apple Podcasts Spotify  Stitcher  Google Podcasts YouTube Channel Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Visit Kimurasoap.com for amazing soap. Kimura Soap creates organic body wash for the Martial Arts community, they use mother natures natural cleaning gifts of tea tree and mint to combat fungal and bacteria growth.
May 07, 202001:09:39
071: KARATE AIDS IN JUSTICE

071: KARATE AIDS IN JUSTICE

Mat Chat 035: KARATE AIDS IN JUSTICE Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com Apple Podcasts Spotify  Stitcher  Google Podcasts YouTube Channel Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Visit Kimurasoap.com for amazing soap. Kimura Soap creates organic body wash for the Martial Arts community, they use mother natures natural cleaning gifts of tea tree and mint to combat fungal and bacteria growth.
May 07, 202000:48
070: Hanshi Dave Kovar

070: Hanshi Dave Kovar

Today's guest is "The Teachers Teacher" Hanshi Dave Kovar. Mr. Kovar is the founder of Kovar Systems and Kovar’s Satori Academies, having started his martial arts journey in 1972 "The Martial Artists Martial Artist" talks about the challenges facing instructors and students during mandated social distancing, how stoicism and six words help with everyday living and when we're aligned we can experience "spontaneous right action". Don't miss this episode of The Gentle Art Podcast. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com Apple Podcasts Spotify  Stitcher  Google Podcasts YouTube Channel Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Kimurasoap.com use promo code: LOVE for 10% off at checkout.
Apr 28, 202048:43
069: There is No First Strike in Karate

069: There is No First Strike in Karate

Mat Chat 034: There is No First Strike in Karate Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com Apple Podcasts Spotify  Stitcher  Google Podcasts YouTube Channel Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Kimurasoap.com use promo code: LOVE for 10% off at checkout.
Apr 27, 202001:07
068: Frank Casaccia

068: Frank Casaccia

Todays guest is Frank Casaccia, amazing chef and my good friend. We talk about metaphysical thought models aka "Thoughts are things". "It's not positive thinking, it's positive being". During a challenging time for many we focus on having compassion while working toward elevating thought through the action of Love, which leads to us knowing what we need to know when we need to know it.   Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com Apple Podcasts Spotify  Stitcher  Google Podcasts YouTube Channel Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Kimurasoap.com use promo code: LOVE for 10% off at checkout.
Apr 21, 202044:27
067: Begin and End with Courtesy

067: Begin and End with Courtesy

Mat Chat 033: Begin and End with Courtesy Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com Apple Podcasts Spotify  Stitcher  Google Podcasts YouTube Channel Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Kimurasoap.com use promo code: LOVE for 10% off at checkout.
Apr 16, 202001:11
066: Jenny DePaul (Project Kind)

066: Jenny DePaul (Project Kind)

Today's guest is Jenny DePaul the Chairman and Founder of Project Kind 123. Project KIND 123 Through its mobile street outreach team, provides food, needed items, mentoring, emergency/temporary housing, information, referrals to assisted programs, encouragement and support for those experiencing homelessness. Jenny talks about embracing the challenges of being a foster parent and how the idea of not feeling defined or trapped by the challenges we experience in life led to the creation of Project Kind. Everybody is worthy of Love and with the openness to be "led by Divine Loves plan" "you don't need the answer to be apart of the solution". For more information and to Donate to this amazing movement please visit: https://www.projectkind123.org/   Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com Apple Podcasts Spotify  Stitcher  Google Podcasts YouTube Channel Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Kimurasoap.com use promo code: LOVE for 10% off at checkout.
Apr 15, 202052:58
065: The Right Way Opens Up The Right Of Way (Part 2)

065: The Right Way Opens Up The Right Of Way (Part 2)

Mat Chat 032: The Right Way Opens Up The Right Of Way (Part 2) Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com Apple Podcasts Spotify  Stitcher  Google Podcasts YouTube Channel Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Kimurasoap.com use promo code: LOVE for 10% off at checkout.
Apr 14, 202000:34
064: Martin Rooney

064: Martin Rooney

Martin Rooney is the founder of Training For Warriors. An internationally recognized trainer, speaker, author and pioneer of strength and conditioning. We talk about the importance of Leadership and mindset during the mandated social distancing of Covid-19. We dive into the practical advice of creating a routine for mental clarity rooted in the question "what's driving you?". We reminisce a bit, share some stories and talk about the ways we've evolved over the last 20+ years.   What do the late 90's at The Renzo Gracie Academy NYC, Ernest Shackleton, Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl and Mr. Miyagi all have in common? Find out in this great episode of The Gentle Art Podcast.   Check out Martin Rooney's latest book Coach to Coach: An Empowering Story About How to Be a Great Leader on Amazon.com and https://www.trainingforwarriors.com/coach-to-coach-book-launch/#preorder-specials   Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com Apple Podcasts Spotify  Stitcher  Google Podcasts YouTube Channel Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Kimurasoap.com use promo code: LOVE for 10% off at checkout.   Recorded at brooklynpodcastingstudio.com
Apr 10, 202050:18
063: The Right Way Opens Up The Right Of Way (Part 1)

063: The Right Way Opens Up The Right Of Way (Part 1)

Mat Chat 031: The Right Way Opens Up The Right Of Way (Part 1) Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com Apple Podcasts Spotify  Stitcher  Google Podcasts YouTube Channel Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Kimurasoap.com use promo code: LOVE for 10% off at checkout.   Recorded at brooklynpodcastingstudio.com
Apr 03, 202000:39
062: Brian Glick

062: Brian Glick

Today's guest is Brian Glick, a world renowned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under John Danaher and Renzo Gracie, an amazing human being and my best friend. As he rounds the bend on 20 years in the Martial Arts we discuss his journey, our friendship, some thought models for Martial Arts training and how "there is not an interruption" when it comes to Martial Arts and Life. A great episode with "the springboard for modern Jiu-Jitsu", "The Modern day Mifune".   Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com Apple Podcasts Spotify  Stitcher  Google Podcasts YouTube Channel Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Kimurasoap.com use promo code: LOVE for 10% off at checkout.   Recorded at brooklynpodcastingstudio.com
Mar 31, 202001:22:35
061: There is no such thing as Stagnation! (Part 2)

061: There is no such thing as Stagnation! (Part 2)

Mat Chat 030: There is no such thing as Stagnation! (Part 2) Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com Apple Podcasts Spotify  Stitcher  Google Podcasts YouTube Channel Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Kimurasoap.com use promo code: LOVE for 10% off at checkout.   Recorded at brooklynpodcastingstudio.com
Mar 30, 202000:27
060: ”Live by the Principle”

060: ”Live by the Principle”

Todays guest is Brett Rand, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and financial advisor. We talk about the parallels between Martial Arts and Finance while Brett takes us through the differences between Turbulence and a Crash. The good news is, we have a long history of bouncing back better than ever in response to adversity.   Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com Apple Podcasts Spotify  Stitcher  Google Podcasts YouTube Channel Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Kimurasoap.com use promo code: LOVE for 10% off at checkout.   Recorded at brooklynpodcastingstudio.com
Mar 27, 202047:21
059: There is no such thing as Stagnation! (Part 1)

059: There is no such thing as Stagnation! (Part 1)

Mat Chat 029: There is no such thing as Stagnation! (Part 1) Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com Apple Podcasts Spotify  Stitcher  Google Podcasts YouTube Channel Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Kimurasoap.com use promo code: LOVE for 10% off at checkout.   Recorded at brooklynpodcastingstudio.com
Mar 25, 202000:29
058: Who moved my cheese?

058: Who moved my cheese?

In our first video episode during the Coronavirus social distancing mandate we have TGA veterans Cornell Thomas and Scott Mason bring the Love. We talk about having faith in the idea that new paths are opening up for us all, how they're dealing with challenges that arise in this time, bedtime stories and the book "Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life". Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com Apple Podcasts Spotify  Stitcher  Google Podcasts YouTube Channel Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Kimurasoap.com use promo code: LOVE for 10% off at checkout.   Recorded at www.brooklynpodcastingstudio.com
Mar 24, 202052:40
057: What’s the most important technique for a beginner to learn (Part 2)

057: What’s the most important technique for a beginner to learn (Part 2)

Mat Chat 028: What's the most important technique for a beginner to learn (Part 2) Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Episodes are available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts & www.thegentleartpodcast.com Apple Podcasts Spotify  Stitcher  Google Podcasts YouTube Channel Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Kimurasoap.com use promo code: LOVE for 10% off at checkout.   Recorded at www.brooklynpodcastingstudio.com
Mar 23, 202000:44