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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
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.
01:10:19
September 02, 2021
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.
59:60
July 09, 2021
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.
01:00:50
March 29, 2021
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.
59:03
March 09, 2021
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.
01:22:03
February 20, 2021
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.
01:02:42
January 25, 2021
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.
50:32
January 01, 2021
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.
02:59
December 30, 2020
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.
01:45:33
December 30, 2020
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.
49:29
December 23, 2020
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
08:02
December 22, 2020
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.
55:40
December 17, 2020
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.
16:50
December 12, 2020
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.
46:19
December 12, 2020
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.
54:48
December 08, 2020
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.
44:20
December 05, 2020
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.
22:28
November 25, 2020
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.
06:59
November 24, 2020
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.
54:22
November 24, 2020
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.
01:01:09
November 13, 2020
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.
20:48
October 28, 2020
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.
55:48
October 27, 2020
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.
56:19
October 14, 2020
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.
41:57
October 08, 2020
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.
32:08
October 04, 2020
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.
38:32
October 04, 2020
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/
10:02
September 20, 2020
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/
24:17
September 20, 2020
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/
36:31
September 17, 2020
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/
20:38
September 12, 2020
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/
23:30
September 07, 2020
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/
19:45
August 29, 2020
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/
57:04
August 07, 2020
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/
59:25
July 09, 2020
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.
01:09:39
May 07, 2020
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.
00:48
May 07, 2020
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.
48:43
April 28, 2020
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.
01:07
April 27, 2020
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.
44:27
April 21, 2020
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.
01:11
April 16, 2020
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.
52:58
April 15, 2020
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.
00:34
April 14, 2020
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
50:18
April 10, 2020
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
00:39
April 03, 2020
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
01:22:35
March 31, 2020
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
00:27
March 30, 2020
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
47:21
March 27, 2020
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
00:29
March 25, 2020
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
52:40
March 24, 2020
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
00:44
March 23, 2020
056: LIVE Q&A (03-18-20)
056: LIVE Q&A (03-18-20)
Our first LIVE Q&A on The Gentle Art Podcast was filled with ideas and questions to help us navigate the effects of the Coronavirus on our consciousness, some deep dive Martial Arts stories, funny moments and we find out what the best pizza in Brooklyn is...  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
01:34:33
March 21, 2020
055: What’s the most important technique for a beginner to learn (Part 1)
055: What’s the most important technique for a beginner to learn (Part 1)
Mat Chat 027: What's the most important technique for a beginner to learn (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 www.brooklynpodcastingstudio.com
00:51
March 21, 2020
054: Love in the face of Fear (Coronavirus)
054: Love in the face of Fear (Coronavirus)
In the midst of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) scare we talk about Love, Confidence and ways to address our needs and feeling during this seemingly difficulty time. With Gene Dunn, Jessica Stone, Josh Wilcox and Afrim Gjonbalaj.   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
01:10:05
March 19, 2020
053: Respond with Good Thinking
053: Respond with Good Thinking
Mat Chat 026: Respond with Good Thinking 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
02:45
March 18, 2020
052: Essential Reading
052: Essential Reading
An excerpt from The Book of Twelve Winds: An Aikido Masters Life Strategy by Karl E. Geis The Essential Reading episodes will consist of excerpts from books that reflect the intention and philosophy 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.   Recorded at www.brooklynpodcastingstudio.com
15:10
March 18, 2020
051: Tim Wheeler
051: Tim Wheeler
Today's guest is Tim Wheeler. Tim is a singer, songwriter, musician and guitarist for the Northern Irish alternative rock band Ash. In this fun and deep conversation Tim shares stories of traveling the world with his music, his creative process, training in the martial arts, steering clear of rock star lifestyle pitfalls and "the troubles" of Northern Ireland. ASH celebrate a career spanning 25 years and two number one albums with the release of a specially compiled Best Of Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years of Ash. Available as limited lenticular vinyl edition, 2LP, 2CD and special 3CD set including 18 track rarities CD. Visit ash-official.com  Episodes are available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Kimurasoap.com use promo code: LOVE for 10% off at checkout.
01:48:55
March 11, 2020
050: All Rise!
050: All Rise!
Mat Chat 025: All Rise! (Recorded 09-24-19) Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
02:16
February 26, 2020
049: Leon Freue
049: Leon Freue
Today's guest is Leon Freue. Leon is a paramedic, martial artist and jiu-jitsu black belt. We discuss "The grass is always greener on the other side" mentality, comparison and the potential insidious effects it has on our work and lives. This is a great conversation about life, spirituality, abundance and how "we can't return to a position outgrown". Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
53:22
February 19, 2020
048: Constant and never-ending improvement (Part 2)
048: Constant and never-ending improvement (Part 2)
Constant and never-ending improvement (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 iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
00:56
February 18, 2020
047: Ona Diaz-Santin ”The Hair Saint”
047: Ona Diaz-Santin ”The Hair Saint”
Today's guest is renowned hair stylist Ona Diaz-Santin "The Hair Saint". Ona is the CEO of 5 Salon & Spa, featured in ELLE Magazine & Oprah Magazine. We talk about the journey to becoming an expert in her field, how she got the name "The Hair Saint", cultural stigmas around hair and how God is the essential source of creativity for Ona's work. Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:29:46
February 13, 2020
046: Constant and never-ending improvement (Part 1)
046: Constant and never-ending improvement (Part 1)
Constant and never-ending improvement (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 iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
00:49
January 29, 2020
045: Muslim Americans
045: Muslim Americans
On todays episode we have a deep conversation about what it feels like to be Muslim in a post 9/11 world and the experiences in New York during the immediate aftermath of the attacks. We reflect on some of the misconceptions of the faith by looking at ways to unite through our commonalities and dispel our supposed differences with love and community. (recorded 09-14-19) Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:20:56
January 23, 2020
044: Global Citizens (recorded 09-10-19)
044: Global Citizens (recorded 09-10-19)
Global Citizens (recorded 09-10-19) Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:52
January 23, 2020
043: My Mother (Josephine Dunn)
043: My Mother (Josephine Dunn)
Today's guest is my Mother, Josephine Dunn. This deeply personal episode chronicles the story of a young woman, raised in an orphanage in Lebanon. With no real choice she married a man nearly 3 times her age, not knowing a word of english, she was moved to The United States, Atlanta Georgia, and survived an attempted murder by her insanely controlling husband... This is a journey of faith, determination and the sheer will to live. Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.  National Domestic Violence Hotline can help victims, survivors of domestic violence. Call 1-800-799-7233. Chat w/ an advocate on our website https://www.thehotline.org/
01:13:23
January 08, 2020
042: It takes something to be a martial artist (Part 3)
042: It takes something to be a martial artist (Part 3)
It takes something to be a martial artist (Part 3) Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
00:51
December 31, 2019
041: Sensitivity vs Fragility
041: Sensitivity vs Fragility
On todays episode we explore the difference between sensitivity and fragility. Does sensitivity shaming fortify the status quo? What happens when we get caught up in compound negative thoughts? We talk about the Dave Chapelle comedy special "Sticks & Stones", a TGA favorite "The Matrix" and much more. This episode was recorded 09-07-19 with Host Gene Dunn & producers Afrim Gjonbalaj & Josh Wilcox. Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you. Rest in Peace Daphne DormanIf you are having thoughts of suicide, know that you are not alone, please talk to someone National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
01:40:33
December 27, 2019
040: It takes something to be a martial artist (Part 2)
040: It takes something to be a martial artist (Part 2)
It takes something to be a martial artist (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 iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
00:58
December 18, 2019
039: Friendship
039: Friendship
Today's guests are Michelle Gay (safeandsoundseminar.com), Cornell Thomas (cornell-thomas.com), Edward Lisbe (expert listener with over 40 years in the field of listening), Boyd Melson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyd_Melson) & Omar Al Busaidy (Fulbright Scholar, Futurist & speaker). This eye, ear and heart opening episode talks about friendship in todays world, what it means to be a "3am friend", the evolution (or assertion) of ones identity and so much more. Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
02:39:57
December 03, 2019
038: It takes something to be a martial artist (Part 1)
038: It takes something to be a martial artist (Part 1)
It takes something to be a martial artist (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 iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:04
November 16, 2019
037: David Rhodes
037: David Rhodes
Today's guest is David Rhodes, a prolific street photographer who captures unique people and moments on a daily basis. What started as curiosity and a way to interact with people became something that "opens up your mind to the possibilities of the world". We talk about, practically and spiritually, smoothing out the landing strip of life as we mature and much more in this deep episode of TGA.Please check out David Rhodes work on Facebook & Instagram at @augustuzziah ( https://www.instagram.com/augustuzziah/ ) Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:07:34
November 05, 2019
036: Are we in a sustainable Martial Arts practice? (Part 3)
036: Are we in a sustainable Martial Arts practice? (Part 3)
Are we in a sustainable Martial Arts practice? (Part 3) Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
00:46
October 08, 2019
035: Urmi Basu
035: Urmi Basu
Today's guest is Urmi Basu, the founder of New Light, a nonprofit charitable trust that has set up a shelter to protect and educate young girls, children and women at high risk of commercial sexual exploitation. She received the Naree Shakti Puraskar, literally meaning "Woman Power Award", India's highest civilian award for recognizing the achievements and contributions of women. The awards is given away by the President of India every year on 8 March, International Women's Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. On the podcast Urmi shares the story of what lead her to the world changing work she is doing, Inspiration, Love and much more. Please visit: www.newlightindia.org for more information on this amazing organization. Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:13:57
October 02, 2019
034: Are we in a sustainable Martial Arts practice? (Part 2)
034: Are we in a sustainable Martial Arts practice? (Part 2)
Are we in a sustainable Martial Arts practice? (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 iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
00:54
September 23, 2019
033: Joe Gray, Cornell Thomas, Scott Mason, Afrim Gjonbalaj, Josh Wilcox and Gene Dunn.
033: Joe Gray, Cornell Thomas, Scott Mason, Afrim Gjonbalaj, Josh Wilcox and Gene Dunn.
Today's episode is the continuation of episode 016 featuring Joe Gray, Cornell Thomas, Scott Mason, Afrim Gjonbalaj, Josh Wilcox and Gene Dunn. There were deep conversations around dated beliefs and what happens when you receive new information, todays current political climate and ways to solve the dilemma of being on "teams" and much more. Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:16:50
September 10, 2019
032: Are we in a sustainable Martial Arts practice? (Part 1)
032: Are we in a sustainable Martial Arts practice? (Part 1)
Are we in a sustainable Martial Arts practice? (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 iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
00:45
August 28, 2019
031: Don’t rush good ideas
031: Don’t rush good ideas
Don't rush good ideas Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
00:34
August 21, 2019
030: Are you Black Belt Material?
030: Are you Black Belt Material?
Are you Black Belt Material? Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
00:59
August 16, 2019
029: : ”Apollo” Joe Gray
029: : ”Apollo” Joe Gray
Today's guest is "Apollo" Joe Gray of the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem. Joe tells us how he went from being a stagehand at the Apollo to being the "Set it off man" for amateur night. Before his 30 years at the Apollo Joe made his way to New York from North Carolina as drummer for the renowned R&B funk band “Cameo”. There are many great gems in this episode. For more info on Amateur night at the Apollo please visit - https://www.apollotheater.org/amateur-night/This is a 2 part episode. The 2nd will feature Joe Gray, Cornell Thomas, Scott Mason, Afrim Gjonbalaj, Josh Wilcox and Gene Dunn. Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:17:31
August 15, 2019
028: Edward Lisbe
028: Edward Lisbe
Today's guest is Edward Lisbe, expert listener with over 40 years in the field of listening. Ed talks about what listening "is and isn't" and his continuing journey as an educator in the art of listening. A truly revealing episode. If you'd like to contact Edward Lisbe for further information on the art of Listening please message him at - edwardlisbe@gmail.com Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:59:52
August 05, 2019
027: Adam Nichols
027: Adam Nichols
Today's guest is Adam Nichols, Chef extraordinaire and martial artist. Adam talks about how he became a private chef, his philosophy of staying focused in chaotic high end kitchens and the similarities regarding apprenticeship in the culinary arts and martial arts. i.e. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (film mentioned during today's episode) Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:26:35
July 23, 2019
026: Solution Based Thinking
026: Solution Based Thinking
Solution Based Thinking. Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:56
July 10, 2019
025: Donnalynn (Editor in Chief at Portray Magazine)
025: Donnalynn (Editor in Chief at Portray Magazine)
Today's guest is Donnalynn, Editor in Chief at Portray magazine, art advisor and curator. Donnalynn talks about her fascination with the stories behind an artists creation, liking what you like while not being "full of it" and seeing the holy grail of Warhol and Basquiat. Then we wrapped up over some delicious pastries from Villabate Bakery in Brooklyn NY. Check out https://portraymag.com/ & https://villabate.com/ Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify & thegentleartpodcast.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:15:52
June 24, 2019
024: ”Do Art Everyday”
024: ”Do Art Everyday”
"Do Art Everyday" Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
00:40
June 24, 2019
023: Lila Maloof
023: Lila Maloof
Today's guest is Lila Maloof (Shihan Dunn's sister). Lila talks to us about climbing out of a brutally unstable house hold to starting college at 16 and fostering a fierce will to succeed in the corporate "Mad Men" era of the 70's, where she was one of the first women to earn more than her male counterparts. We hope you enjoy this deeply personal episode. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:21:43
May 30, 2019
022: ”Every Little Bit”
022: ”Every Little Bit”
"Every Little Bit" Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:45
May 20, 2019
021: Steven Wade & Jaime Tirone-Gamez
021: Steven Wade & Jaime Tirone-Gamez
Today's guests are Steven Wade & Jaime Tirone-Gamez. Steven Wade is a social worker, photographic artist and former Marine who lives in New Haven, CT. Jaime Tirone-Gamez is a martial artist, photographer and mother who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Steven uses a digital camera as a tool for exploration of self, society and the human condition. His body of work consists mostly of street and documentary photography, where he looks to capture intimate images that evoke the vast spectrum of human emotion in the viewer. Jaime as the resident photographer for Gene Dunn's Shotokan Karate Dojo uses photography to capture unique and organic moments of Martial Arts training, "finding the light" and relationship between the moment and photographer. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:38:56
May 11, 2019
020: Beyond Survival
020: Beyond Survival
Beyond Survival Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you
02:17
May 09, 2019
019: Lisa Schilling
019: Lisa Schilling
Today's guest is Lisa Schilling, a Sculptor, Ceramics Teacher, Freelance food stylist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. Lisa talks about seemingly opposing concepts expressing themselves in her work, how having a healthy relationship with failure leads to mastery and how a personal experience during a training session led to the discovery that "Art can take it" For more information about the works of Lisa Schilling visit www.lisaschilling.com  Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:43:09
April 23, 2019
018: Senpai/Kohai Relationship aka ”You’re Santa Claus Mother******!”
018: Senpai/Kohai Relationship aka ”You’re Santa Claus Mother******!”
Senpai/Kohai Relationship aka "You're Santa Claus Mother******!" Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you
02:53
April 17, 2019
017: Dr. Lucas Trautman
017: Dr. Lucas Trautman
Today's guest is Dr. Lucas Trautman, MD, MPH and head instructor at Stardust Jiu-Jitsu which offers classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, American Wrestling, and Creative Movement while emphasizing bridge-building and problem solving, seeking to develop and empower lifelong leaders. Dr Trautman talks to us about his time in the storied CBHS Wrestling program through the 80’s and 90’s, his self discovery through acting in the theatre while navigating the challenges of medical school and much more. "While we all may seem a little different from each other, we are all literally made of the same elements as each other... elements that were brought to earth as a result of stars exploding and spreading their elemental materials all over the Universe. We are all connected to each other in many ways, we can solve problems together, and we remember we are all made of stardust." - www.stardustjiujitsu.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:33:49
April 09, 2019
016: ”Gotta have the last word” Disease
016: ”Gotta have the last word” Disease
"Gotta have the last word" Disease Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you
02:14
April 09, 2019
015: Karate Hall of Fame
015: Karate Hall of Fame
Today's guests Joseph Talerico & Steve Tank Ganiaris along with Shihan Gene Dunn have recently been recognized and inducted into the USA Karate Hall of Fame. In this episode they reminisce and share stories of their competitive careers and the lessons they've learned a long the way. A rare glimpse indeed. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
50:46
April 02, 2019
014: ”Read a Book by it’s Cover”
014: ”Read a Book by it’s Cover”
"Read a Book by it's Cover." Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you
02:40
March 29, 2019
013: Kwesi Fraser
013: Kwesi Fraser
Today's guest is Kwesi Fraser, owner and director of "Drink Fresh Juice", a company that creates 100% all organic juice made with the belief that health is not the enemy of taste. Kwesi takes us on his journey of self-reflection from an unfulfilled and unhealthy lifestyle to the discovery that diet is inseparable from health, success and happiness. Check out www.drinkfreshjuice.com for more details. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:53:30
March 11, 2019
012: Graceful transition
012: Graceful transition
Graceful transition. Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you
02:39
February 28, 2019
011: Robert Morris
011: Robert Morris
Today's guest is Robert Morris, a graduate of Fordham University and Magna Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music with a major in songwriting. Robert has played in numerous Broadway shows including Hamilton and Currently working on Kinky Boots just to name a few.On the episode Robert talks about growing up in NYC and frequenting Elaine's - the fabled bar and restaurant in the upper east side of Manhattan run by the iconic Elaine Kaufman whose establishment created a home and incubator to countless prominent artists and celebrities. Robert recalls Elaine being a sage like mentor in his formative years and the parallels between music and martial arts. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
02:09:17
February 25, 2019
010: ”The Way”
010: ”The Way”
"The Way." Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:05
February 14, 2019
009: Scott Mason
009: Scott Mason
Today's guest is Scott Mason, a Business owner, entrepreneur, accomplished senior executive, and attorney with 25+ years of public, nonprofit, and private sector leadership. Scott is the president of The Brooklyn Press a silk screen printing shop whose simple ethos is "Print, Make Friends, Repeat."  Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
02:03:47
February 11, 2019
008: ”Down time”
008: ”Down time”
"Down time." Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
02:04
February 06, 2019
007: ”Peaches” Vizzio
007: ”Peaches” Vizzio
Today's guest is Veronica "Peaches" Vizzio, 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. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:51:48
February 04, 2019
006: Maturity, Sustainability & Deep Practice
006: Maturity, Sustainability & Deep Practice
Maturity, Sustainability & Deep Practice. Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
02:31
January 28, 2019
005: Cornell Thomas
005: Cornell Thomas
Todays guest is Cornell Thomas, Speaker, Mindset Coach, Renzo Gracie Blackbelt and Author of The Power of Positivity: Controlling Where the Ball Bounces, The Power of Me: Army of One & ExtraOrdinary: The Distance between Good and Great. For more information visit cornell-thomas.com Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
02:13:24
January 28, 2019
004: ”Seek perfection of character.”
004: ”Seek perfection of character.”
"Seek perfection of character." Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
02:50
January 18, 2019
003: Andrew Smith
003: Andrew Smith
Todays guest is Andrew Smith, a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a licensed Massage Therapist based in New York City. His extended discipline combines ongoing teachings in ortho-bionomy, meditation, martial arts as well as the energetic art of Qi Gong. For more information please visit andrewsmith.love  Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:14:30
January 18, 2019
002: ”When we KNOW better, we must DO better.”
002: ”When we KNOW better, we must DO better.”
"When we KNOW better, we must DO better." Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session. This is the first episode in a coming series of mat chats. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
02:30
January 13, 2019
001: David Bressler
001: David Bressler
Todays guest is David Bressler, 6th Degree Black Belt in Iaido and author of The Elephant in the Room has a Paycheck: a fun and socially conscious plan to get you started investing. Please Share, Rate and Review. Thank you.
01:33:11
January 09, 2019