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Warriors Den Podcast I By Urban Tactics Krav Maga

Warriors Den Podcast I By Urban Tactics Krav Maga

By jonathan Fader
Krav Maga is not just a self defence system, it is a way of life. Warriors den is a podcast for Kravist, fighters, martial artists, warriors, politicians and general citizens. Consider this:



“The Society that separates scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools” – Thucydides



Your host Jonathan Fader UTKM Co-Founder talks to guest in an open and uncensored format about their fights, their philosophies, and their lives. No topic is taboo and the conversation may start in one place and end in another. As the quote suggests you cannot separate the warrior from the politics and the world around them as a true warrior must be a student in all forms of arts and science.



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Warriors Den Episode 112 - Hafu go a Vancouver Based Youtuber who completed a 24 hour Military Krav Maga Bootcamp
Excerpt: (Re: Advice for new YouTubers) Just do it.  Cliche question, cliche answer. No I'll get more specific. What advice? I think, I don't think, okay. My advice is, I think your first 20 videos are gonna be bad. That's my advice. Hafu (Hafu Go) is a Vancouver-based, Canadian YouTuber with at the time of this episode released over 850,000 Subscribers. He wasn't satisfied with his time at school studying marketing and the direction of his life and decided to give becoming a YouTuber a chance. He originally started doing videos related to school with Campus crawls at some of the biggest schools like Harvard, Stanford, and UBC. When the pandemic hit he could no longer travel and changed to things he could do locally. His big break-out video was Surviving 24 Hours with a Shaolin Kung Fu Master. This leads him to reach out to other disciplines to do similar challenges. He reached out to us in May of 2022, when he had a little less than 500,000 subscribers to do a Krav Maga challenge. Warriors Den Host and Lead UTKM instructor Jonathan Fader convinced him to do a true 24 hour Military Krav Maga Bootcamp challenge which he accepted and we filmed in June of 2022. We all had a blast filming it but words cannot do justice so you will just have to watch the video. Hafu Go's Channel About Section states "People who subscribe to this channel are driven visionaries. Our motto is "GO BEYOND." I want to liberate you from the limitations of your own mind. Subscribe and join the Go Gang if you want to join us in bettering the world." In this episode, we discuss Hafu's Journey on Youtube, Life, and even do a "Directors Cut" breakdown of the video. For audio-only listeners, you will need to go to Hafus Youtube Channel or watch the video on Spotify, Rumble, or Youtube to see what we are talking about. Check out Hafu Go Youtube Channel  Check out Hafu Go on Instagram SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: UTKM SHOP - Get your Merch Today UTKMU - Online Training  UTKM Blog - Older Audio Episodes Here! Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School
02:28:31
September 22, 2022
Warriors Den Podcast Episode 111 - Jacob Hogge: Protests, Politics, Religion and Philosophy
Excerpt: "I would say please, the first thing everything should do is really sit down and think about what makes you, you. Who are you, what are you. What does it mean to be you and fulfill those things. I think freedom is essential for that and you need to hold everybody who puts them selves above you, or who ever you put above yourself to those standards of allowing you to be exactly who you are because its exactly who they are. A human being." - Jacob Hogge Jacob is a lover of philosophy, a Catholic theologian, and a previous student of mine. He is currently studying for a Masters degree in theological studies, and has his own podcast and entertainment network where he theologically commentates on politics, culture, and religion with a cringy-millennial twist. You can follow him on Apple Podcasts and YouTube as Good Sheep, and on Instagram and TikTok @GoodSheep94. He has also invested himself locally in favour of Vancouver's freedom convoy protests. To see his weekly coverage, check out @BCBorderAlliance on Instagram. In this episode we talk about Protests, Politics, Religion and Philosophy the day after Russia decided to invade Ukraine. Fun times. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: UTKM SHOP - Get your Merch Today UTKMU - Online Training  UTKM Blog - Older Audio Episodes Here! Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School
03:45:41
February 25, 2022
Warriors Den Episode 110 - Kfir Itzhaki head of Instinct Psychology Driven Self Defense, Karate and Krav Expert and Israeli Hero
EXERPT: I Truly believe that every person can become a hero. And I wasn’t a hero in my life until I did stuff, and learned how to do it .And I can teach it. And I teach it and its possible. You don’t have to be born with it, its not like a degree or something you can develop it like a muscle. And if you will do it, you are going to be happy. Because if you are not suffering from anxieties then you are happy, you clean anxieties then you are happy.” - Kfir Itzhaki Kfir Itzhaki is an international speaker, author of " Unconventional Weapon - The Complete Guide For Using Fear" [Currently only available in Hebrew], mediator, and the head of a worldwide organization for self-defense and psychology teachings- INSTINCT IIC. Kfir was a professional martial arts competitor and won the Israeli Karate Championship. Prior to his enlistment in the IDF, he was on the verge of losing his sight following a surgical operation. In his military service, which included an extended service, he served as an operator and the head of combat training at "Duvdevan" - IDF's elite counterterrorism unit. During the training period, he lost his short-term memory as a result of a training accident, and after completing the training period, he was sent to represent his unit at IDF's Karate Championship, where he won the gold medal. Kfir completed IDF's Krav Maga instructors’ course as well as IDF's senior instructors course, with in the highest ranking and was selected as an excelled instructor in both courses. As a civilian, Kfir was awarded two civilian medals of bravery and heroism after saving a girl from getting raped, and following another incident in which he chased and took over a terrorist with his bare hands during one of the most severe stabbing attacks during the Knife "Intifada". During the terror attack, an event he was not involved at all before his intervention, Kfir himself was injured. Despite the injury and the extreme turn in his life, Kfir decided to finish his law studies and continue to lead the organization he founded. His actions and contribution to the safety of the State of Israel have received international recognition in many media outlets around the world, and he has been awarded the prestigious "Guardian of Israel" award by StandWithUs organization. Thousands of people attended the awarding ceremony in Los Angeles, including ambassadors, IDF and US Army officials, as well as former Israeli and American security forces personnel. You can reach out to Kfir on Facebook, Instagram, Instinct Instagram or Youtube.  SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: UTKM SHOP - Get your Merch Today UTKMU - Online Training  UTKM Blog - Older Audio Episodes Here! Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School
02:01:12
February 17, 2022
Episode Episode 109 - Matthew Sharpe BJJ Black Belt Under the Megaton lineage and Martial Artist
Excerpt: [Telling the story on why he got into martial arts] And uh everything is going fine but all of a sudden of of the guys goes were going to be taking your firewood and your beer. king your firewood and your beer. What? Bro, like out of no where. Its crazy how fast things will switch. So my buddy stands up and he goes ,"no man you are not taking our firewood there is a forest right there You can get your own firewood." We even invited them to chill with us as well. So next thing you know one of the guys had grabbed one of the beer bottles and smashed my buddy in the back of the head with it. And it actually cut him from the back of the head down to his neck about a mm from his Artery. I think it was 30 staples to put his neck back together." Mathew Sharpe BJJ Black Belt Under the Megaton lineage and Martial Artist. Mathew started his martial arts journey around 13 years ago when an unprovoked violent assault with a weapon on himself and his friends occurred which resulted in the hospitalization of his friend. He then found the Creative Fighters Guild in Richmond BC, lead by Megaton Diaz Black Belt Trevor Clarkson. Matthew started his overall martial arts journey with JKD and BJJ but like many was drawn to BJJ. Last year he was given his Blackbelt by Megaton personally. Matthew also trains on other styles to increase his overall martial arts skills including ilustrisimo, with previous podcast guest Toby Reyes. He has since launched Sharpe Martial Arts and is teaching out of his garage like and OG martial artist though he also occasionally teaches at Advantage Jiu Jitsu (@advantage_jj) also in Richmond, BC. You can find Mathew on Instagram @Sharpe_Martial_arts SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: UTKM SHOP - Get your Merch Today UTKMU - Online Training  UTKM Blog - Older Audio Episodes Here! Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Time Stamps:
02:58:59
February 10, 2022
Warriors Den Podcast Episode 108 - Yeela Elyashar is a 5th Dan Black Belt Krav Maga practitioner with KMIL
Excerpt: [On the lack of good Ranking in Krav Maga] “First of all its not just in north America I know that in Europe it’s the same thing. I was recently in France and when I asked people there how long it takes people to reach to get, you know, from a beginner level from White Belt to Black belt. And they said it takes about two years which is crazy. I mean two years in Israel you don’t even reach you know Orange Belt so..What?!” Yeela Elyashar is one of the top ranked Female Krav Maga practitioners at 5thdan Black Belt in Krav maga Israel KMIL under 7th Dan Coral belt Ilan Fadlon. When Yeela Started they were originally under the Haim Zut Krav Maga brand but as is with most Martial arts opinions differ and KMIL was formed. Though Yeela originally started in other styles when she found Krav maga it became her passion and she now teaches full time where she spends much of her time teaching and developing children in Krav maga. Yeela also Volunteers in the Israeli Police force where she uses what she knows to keep herself and others safe. In this episode we talk about Krav maga, Ranking and promotion, Teaching adults and children, Policing, and our general philosophies in training Krav Maga and Self Defense. If you want to reach out to Yeela or train with her you can find her on Facebook or Instagram @yeela_kravmaga. You can also Follow KMIL @kravmagaIsrael on Instagram or check out their website. http://kmil.co.il/ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: UTKM SHOP - Get your Merch Today UTKMU - Online Training  UTKM Blog - Older Audio Episodes Here! Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Time Stamps: 00:00 – Episode and Guest Intro 02:11 – Ad Read 04:26 – Episode Start 05:30 – Interview Start 2:03:00 – Interview end
02:04:05
February 03, 2022
Warriors Den Podcast Episode 107 - Petra Foerster UTKM Blue Belt: Testing, Teaching, Socialism and Life
Excerpt: "Physically it was hard on me. But I mean I think the most important part is just keep going don’t give up. Usually I have my face where I think, uhh, I hate every one in the world especially you" (Referring to Jon) Petra Foerster is UTKMs first Blue Belt and Insistent Instructor. She also holds a Black Belt in Judo where she regularly trains and teaches kids as well as holds a Blue Belt in BJJ. Petra was previously on Episode 85 where we discussed her upbringing in the then East Germany under the USSR. At this time east Germany was a under a centralized Socialist authoritarian government. When she was able she moved to Canada and started a new life where she continued her martial arts practices. In this episode we talked about her Blue Belt Promotion and Testing, Judo, Socialism, Authoritarianism, Teaching, Learning and the world around us. If you want to follow Petra you can on Instagram @petra_Foerster or catch her semi regular blog post contributions on the UTKM blog. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: UTKM SHOP - Get your Merch Today UTKMU - Online Training  UTKM Blog - Older Audio Episodes Here! Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Time Stamps: 00:00 - Intro 00:43 - Ad Read 02:57 – Episode and Guest Introduction 05:19 - Interview Start 06:48 – Cat Intro 😊 1:48:15 – Interview end
01:48:51
January 27, 2022
Warriors Den Podcast Episode 106 - Sebastien Lavoie retired RCMP Sgt. Maj and Founder of Raven Strategic
Expert: (Re: his upcoming book) “Is essentially the pursuit of excellence in a 360 Degree world, and I mean a 360 degree scan around your, you know your own life. So, I’m pursing this goal to go to special operation. I’m pursing this goal to be the best in business, I’m pursing this goal. Everything has a cost and everything has an equal and opposite reaction. So how can we mitigate the cost with the pursuit of excellence in certain fields” -Sebastien  Sebastien Lavoie is a retired Sgt Major in the RCMP and Founder of Raven Strategic. He was previously on Episode 81, and since then he has has quite the 2021 in a way most of us cannot even imagine. The highlight of his year was getting his BJJ Black Belt but after a minor surgery he ended up with Compartment Syndrome where even now there is a very real possibility that he may need to amputate his leg. He also experience sever Heartbreak which for him was worse pain than any thing else. However he has started a very serious path recovery which thanks to the generosity of Altitude performance includes the use of CVAC Pods which at this point seem to have significantly positive results. He is also working on a book which he hopes to release in the next year or two using his immense leadership experience and preference for direct and practical advise as a guide. Check him out on Instagram @slavccmdr SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
02:16:21
January 20, 2022
Episode 105 - Maj. Nadav Raz of the IDF, PTSD, Buddhism and Counter Terrorism
EXCERPT: For me, the one thing that first let me deal with depression was understanding the basics of Buddhist thought…so the basic tenants of Buddhist is that the world is suffering. And that is awesome, its like if your baseline is the world is suffering that’s a good philosophy for me to understand because I’m suffering. Maj. Nadav Raz (IDF) has over 20+ years of Military and civilian training experience specializing in teaching Counter-Terrorism and intervention. Nadav started his military career like many Israelis in the Infantry advancing through the ranks and eventually, he was invited to help teach at the IDF counter-terrorism school and form a new division focused on counter-terror tactics for infantry units in civilian environments. After leaving the regular army service he began his reserve duty as an officer at the school for settlement protection and still spends several weeks/months a year teaching and training. During his time in the military, he was also exposed to an event where he was almost killed by an alleged ally with bullets just barely missing him after he had already spent several days under constant fire. Nadav traveled to Asia where he found Buddhism and other teachings that helped him deal with his depression and trauma. He now mostly teaches civilians how to arm and protect themselves and has developed a lecture called from Gaza to Buddha In This episode, we talk about Nadav’s Military experience, time in Asia, Trauma, Depression, PTSD, Our philosophies, experiences and lives, with a little Counterterrorism to offer some Ying to the yang. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: UTKM SHOP - Get your Merch Today UTKMU - Online Training  UTKM Blog - Older Audio Episodes Here! Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Time Stamps: 00:00 - Intro 00:50 - Ad Read 03:04 - Guest Intro 05:10 - Interview Start 3:37:42 - Interview End
02:38:18
January 13, 2022
Warriors Den Podcast Episode 104 - Tony Blauer Self Defense and Martial Arts pioneer, creator of the S.P.E.A.R. System
Excerpt: "It Occurred to me after decades of studying violence, fear and aggression. That if people don’t manage their fear, they don’t manage to fight. Its that simple." - Tony Blauer Coach Tony Blauer has been in the martial art, self-defense, defensive tactics, and combatives industry for over four decades. He founded Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS) in 1985 and it has grown into one of the world's leading consulting companies specializing in the research and development of performance psychology, personal safety, and close quarter tactics & scenario-based training for law enforcement, military, and professional self-defense instructors. His research on the neuroscience of fear and the startle-flinch led to the development of the SPEARSystem® a modern personal defense system based on physiology, physics, and psychology. It has been used by defensive tactics and combative trainers all over the world for over 30 years. He developed the world's first impact-reduction scenario-based training equipment, called High Gear which revolutionized force-on-force training for police, SWAT, and military organizations. • After decades of interviewing victims of violent encounters and studying violence, he created theKNOW FEAR® program which focuses on managing fear through self-awareness, resiliency, and a 'movement' mindset. This program has also been integrated by psychologists helping Vets to deal with PTSD. Mr. Blauer's programs have influenced over three decades of trainers and coaches as well as most contemporary reality-based martial artists. He resides in California with his wife, kids, and dogs but still travels extensively working with individuals, corporations, and government organizations around the world providing solutions for training, performance assessment, and credentialing. His company is dedicated to enhancing the mental and physical safety of everyone they help train. Connect with Tony:  https://www.blauertrainingsystems.com/ https://blauerspear.com/ Know Fear Podcast Training Calander  Facebook Instagram Instagram - Personal SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: UTKM SHOP - Get your Merch Today UTKMU - Online Training  UTKM Blog - Older Audio Episodes Here! Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Time Stamps: 00:00 - Intro 00:36 - Ad Read 02:39 - Guest Intro 07:58 - Interview Start 1:39:00 - Interview End
01:39:49
January 06, 2022
Warriors Den Intro Video 2022
Warriors Den Podcast now in video (Where available)  Thanks for tuning in, this is the Warriors Den Podcast and I am your Host Jonathan Fader, Lead Instructor at Urban Tactics Krav Maga where I have dedicated my life to all things self-defense. In this podcast, I talk to guests in and open in an uncensored format about their fights, their philosophies and their lives. No topic is taboo, and the conversation may start in one place and end in another. You will also see Blog post episodes where I expand on written posts made on the UTKM blog www.utkmblog.com. Where posts are written by me, my students, and other contributors. You can also check out older Audio only episodes there whenever you like. Consider this Quote from Ancient Greek Historian Thucydides: “The Society that separates scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools” I believe one cannot separate the warrior from the politics and the world around them and to be a truly well-rounded warrior you must know all things arts and science and not just focus on the pure combative. Thanks again for listening and don’t forget to Like, Subscribe, Follow and leave a positive view where ever you may be listening or watching. I hope you too can find your path so that you can walk in peace. Enjoy the show! SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: UTKM SHOP - Get your Merch Today UTKMU - Online Training  UTKM Blog - Older Audio Episodes Here! Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School
01:40
January 01, 2022
Episode 103 - Blog Post Series - The Nervous System, Reflexes, and Krav Maga
In this episode, I will be going over the Blog Post Series the Nervous System, Reflexes, and Krav Maga. This will go over many factors that affect your action and reaction potentials. This includes how training works to change your behavior and responses, connecting it to your mental awareness color code state, how to work through the stages of learning, and in general how your nervous system works in relation to speeding up your reaction times. Episode notes and references: https://hubermanlab.com/ https://utkmblog.com/2017/12/19/action-vs-reaction-stages-of-mental-processing/ https://utkmblog.com/2021/06/15/the-nervous-system-reflexes-and-krav-maga-part-1-action-vs-reaction/ https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stimulus https://www.verywellmind.com/classical-conditioning-2794859 https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-biological-preparedness-2794879 https://www.verywellmind.com/operant-conditioning-a2-2794863 https://www.healthline.com/health/slow-twitch-muscle-fibers#slow-twitch-muscles http://www.bjjweekly.com/blog/post/managing-adrenaline-dumps https://utkmblog.com/2021/06/22/the-nervous-system-reflexes-and-krav-maga-part-2-training-your-reflexes-and-conscious-decision-making/ https://qbi.uq.edu.au/brain/brain-anatomy/what-neuron https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_memory https://www.glasgowcomascale.org/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2SIN7Mn0YA&t=220s&ab_channel=Brainbook https://utkmblog.com/2021/06/29/the-nervous-system-reflexes-and-krav-maga-part-3-withdrawing-from-stimulus/ https://utkmblog.com/2021/07/06/the-nervous-system-reflexes-and-krav-maga-part-4-moving-towards-stimulus/ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
02:25:38
November 18, 2021
Episode 102 - Joel Garcia a Martial Artist and aspiring Actor originally from Venezuela
Excerpt: (On immigrating alone, life, and company of others and yourself): “You truly have to create your own family. You get used to coming and going, you have to really find a way to not depend on people coming and going. It allows me to be completely ok with being alone, we're social creatures, we need people. But I think that every one should be able to understand and know what it's like to be alone. If we don’t appreciate our own company how the f…, how are you going to enjoy fully someone else’s company? Because other wise it becomes co-dependent. It's one thing when I want to be with you because I like your company, but it's another one because I’m so scared of not having someone to talk to. Its different approaches and I feel like a lot of us are still in that kind of mindset." Joel Garcia is a Martial Artist and Aspiring Actor originally from Venezuela. He left the now-failed state of Venezuela when he was a young adult through sports scholarships particularly Volleyball. Sport became Joel's path towards freedom and he eventually found Martial Arts starting with MMA. He has expanded his knowledge in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Overall Self Defense. Through Sport, Joel has grown as a person exploring the physical and the spiritual. In this episode, we cover so many topics from Martial Arts, The importance of Freedom, Authoritarianism, His experience in Venezuela, Spirituality and being a better human, what's going on in the world and so much more. If you want to follow Joel on Instagram you can follow him @joelgmma or if you want to train with him check out his website https://www.alchemymma369.com/ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
03:01:17
November 11, 2021
Episode 101 - JoJo is a UTKM Yellow Belt, My Wife and Hunting Partner.
Excerpt: "On Hunting “I never thought I would ever go hunting it just never crossed my mind. I Didn’t listen to Joe Rogan, I did not watch Meat Eater but I guess at the time I had a lot of health issues and I was doing the process of elimination and trying to figure out what was wrong or how to fix my body because our medical system obviously failed me…and Ben Greenfield one of the Bio Hackers I listen to and Joe Rogan Kept raving about these free ranged meat and one of the reasons I started was because I wanted Free-range meat. It is the healthiest meat you can get." [Hunted meat is as free-range as you can get] JoJo is a UTKM Yellow belt, My Wife and Hunting Partner. JoJo shares the story of how she came to UTKM and how we originally met. She is of course, the bravest warrior of all as she made the leap of faith in the Journey of Marriage with your host Jonathan Fader. A quest that many before failed to achieve. In this episode, we discuss JoJos UTKM's back story, but we mostly focus on Hunting in BC a Lifestyle Choice that has changed our lives for the better. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
01:16:59
November 04, 2021
Episode 100 - Host Jonathan Fader does Story time: A loose history of his life and how it lead to UTKM
Jonathan Fader is your host and Co-Founder of UTKM. A message from your host: As this was the 100th episode I thought I would do something a little different. I will give you a loose history of my life and how it lead to the creation of UTKM and where it is at today. It is a loose history as it is a story from memory as well as an attempt to keep certain details specifically vague for privacy or legal reasons. The purpose of this episode aside from a general history is also to help those who struggle running their own martial arts schools to know that you are not alone in dealing with the trials and tribulations of running a martial arts school. It can be emotionally, physically, mentally, and sometimes financially draining whether it's successful or not. I want you to know that it is also ok to talk with others about your struggles both mentally, financially, or even socially (though you don't have to do it quite as publicly as me). This industry is not for everyone and can leave many feeling alone and isolated yet know that it is also a very rewarding industry to be in even if you only have a handful of students. It also helps you to get to know Jonathan a little more if you didn't already know enough. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
01:23:23
October 14, 2021
Episode 99 - Ryan Kitchen BJJ Black Belt and Co-Owner of Advantage Jiu Jitsu in Richmond, BC
Ryan Kitchen is a BJJ Black Belt and Co-Owner at Advantage Jiu-Jitsu in Richmond, BC. Ryan found jiu-jitsu in 2007 after his mother was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. Jiu-Jitsu became a positive escape from the stresses of his everyday life and something meaningful to work towards. Training partners provided support and became friends helping him through a difficult time. Ryan enjoys testing himself often in competition and will be competing this upcoming year at the IBJJF World Masters. Ryan also has been and will continue to help teach the kids program at one of the most successful competition kids teams in the lower mainland.  Now he is planning to bring the same winning formula to the Advantage Kids Program When off the mats Ryan is usually doing what he can to help his wife Sophie run her business True Conditioning.  In this episode we talk about Ryan's Journey in BJJ, Being a Casual BJJ practitioner, Mental health and Martial Arts, The importance of Martial Arts in people's lives, and running a martial arts business during Covid-19. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
01:47:19
October 07, 2021
Episode 98 - Blog post series - The Awareness Colour Code Self Defense and Mental Health
This episode is a blog post series discussing the Mental Colour code and its application in both literal physical self defense and mental health. At UTKM it is very much believed that self defense is not just physical and too often we can focus too much on the groin strikes and throat punches that good self defense is very much about balance which includes both the internal and external aspects. Several years ago UTKM adopted and slightly modified the Colour code developed by Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper and it has been an integral part of our Self Defense and Krav Maga approach ever since. One must understand its application to literal self defense, to personal mental health and Mindfulness as well as how it connects to our nervous system and its various reactions. Understanding this is key to a happy and healthy life and one where you have truly learned to walk in peace. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU Episode References: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Cooper https://utkmblog.com/2018/01/09/the-colour-code-stages-of-mental-awarness-situational-awareness/  https://utkmblog.com/2021/05/04/awareness-colour-code-the-nervous-system-mental-health-part-1-self-defence-and-mental-health/ https://utkmblog.com/2021/05/11/awareness-colour-code-the-nervous-system-mental-health-part-2-white-totally-relaxed-bad-for-self-defence-good-for-mental-health/ https://utkmblog.com/2021/05/18/awareness-colour-code-the-nervous-system-mental-health-part-3-yellow-relaxed-alert-a-great-place-to-be-overall/ https://utkmblog.com/2021/05/25/awareness-colour-code-the-nervous-system-mental-health-part-4-orange-identified-threat-or-paranoia/ https://utkmblog.com/2021/06/01/awareness-colour-code-the-nervous-system-mental-health-part-5-red-time-to-fight-or-is-it-just-another-mental-breakdown/ https://utkmblog.com/2021/06/08/awareness-colour-code-the-nervous-system-mental-health-part-6-black-catastrophically-overwhelmed/
02:04:11
September 30, 2021
Episode 97 - Laszlo Antal is a 3rd Dan Kyokushin Black Belt originally from Hungary
Excerpt: [on] Freedoms being stripped away I think people need to ask more questions, being a little bit more engaged. You cannot function and live in a free society with these types of restrictions and creating this two-tiered society. I think we are again at this crossroads and if we are not going to look at the big picture and start having meaningful conversations to start breaking everything down to determine what’s what, we are going to end up in a very dark place very soon. - Sensai Laszlo Antal Laszlo started his Martial arts Journey in the mid-1980s in his home country of Hungary. At that time it was still under the semi-communist rule as the USSR still had sway over the area. When he was 18 he moved to Canada in a classic Immigrant story with no money, little education, and only a desire to live a better life. He eventually found the local Kyokushin community and started the hard Journey to Black Belt and later an instructor. He has built a life, and a family here but is concerned about the fact that western politics is looking a lot like the authoritarian regime he left behind. In this episode we talk about Martial Arts, Family and the importance of the Family Unit, Religion in the modern world, History, Critical Thinking, Freedom of thought and speech and so much more. This episode is long but deep and totally worth the listen. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
03:45:26
September 23, 2021
Episode 96 - Hugo is a UTKM Yellow Belt, Programmer and Founder of People Ensuring Animal Care Exists
Excerpt: "How I like to Approach it, that is that is we need to be acquainted with violence and how it functions in order to have a proper relationship with it. Not that your going to be like you know just tossing and becoming a more violent and more aggressive person but you need to have a relationship to it. So, you know that's the same thing with uh, if we are talking firearms, ...that's a thing in Buddhist...philosophy, there's a notion called weapons principle. If somebody is standing there.. brandishing a sword hold it high in the sky, like you know people are going to react in turn, there is a certain energy to it. So its like relating to that, lets rather have a relationship to it rather than just shying away." Hugo is a UTKM Yellow belt who ironically found Krav Maga through his Buddhist meditative practices with the Shambala Buddhist organization. Originally from South Africa he moved to Canada as a teenager and eventually found his way into programming where he works with Activision. When he got involved in the Shambhala organization he also became involved in the Droje Kasung which is the security and training division of the organization to protect its self, its teachers, and practitioners from unwanted harm. He and his wife also founded the Not for Profit Organization People Ensuring Animal Care Exist or P.E.A.C.E to help find safe haven and sanctuary for animals particularly of the Farm Variety. In this episode, we discuss his Buddhist practices and philosophies, Martial Arts, Use of Force, Veganism, Ethics and morality, and much more as we discuss the quandaries of what it means to be human. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
02:25:49
September 16, 2021
Episode 95 - Aaron Philip University Colleague and Hopeful soon to be Lawyer
Excerpt: "I think that there is a role that social media is playing in this. Which shines a light in weaknesses in our democracy in a very unhelpful way. Umm, so social media creates these easily manipulated narratives which allow us to inflate emotions and subvert, umm, dialogue and discussion like you and I are having right now. Cuz if you and I were talking and neither of us were listening to the other person the discussion would have very little value." - Aaron Philip Aaron Philip is a University Colleague of the Host as they met at KPU. Aaron studied Criminology with a minor in Political Science and was heavily involved in various aspects of KPU Student life. In particular was his involvement in the Model UN where he even traveled globally to participate in larger Mock UN Events. Aaron is now studying Law with the hopes of becoming a Lawyer and He intends to start a Family law practice in the future, offering integrated services, including mediation for families. This Episode starts off a little different as Aaron intends to launch a yet un-named podcast and asks a series of questions to Jonathan Fader for his podcast. After these the episode transitions into a discussion of Canadian Politics and the upcoming election and the Pandemic both provincially, federally and globally. The intro is a bit longer as Jonathan wanted to clarify and clean up some comments made during the discussion on the topic of the pandemic. For the sake of breaking up the topics the timestamps for this episode are provided below: 00:00 - Start – Intro and Clarifications from Jon regarding comments made in the discussion 00:31 - Aarons questions to Jon for his podcast 01:06 The Government, Upcoming Canadian Elections and the laws 01:49:00 ish  - Transition to the discussion of BC pandemic response and pandemic in General SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
03:01:58
September 09, 2021
Episode 94 – Matt Kwan is a BJJ Black Belt Owner of ON Guard BJJ and Co-Founder of the BJJ Mental Models Podcast
Expert: "Do what you believe is right. Stand up for what you believe in. If you see something, you want to questions something and you are not qualified to question it, question it anyways. You know, open discourse and even though we don't have it here in Canada, Freedom of Speech is an important part of Western Civilization." Matt Kwan Matt Kwan is a BJJ Black Belt, Owner of On Guard BJJ, and Co-Founder of the Podcast BJJ Mental Models. Matt is widely considered one of the best No-GI BJJ competitors locally as he regularly wins Provincial titles in his respective weight class. Matt has previously been on Episode 3 and Episode 21. Matt has been very successful both on the mat and as a BJJ Gym owner and Pre-Lockdowns was starting to do very well on the international scene. Matt is also very outspoken on the topic of Freedom of Choice, Freedom of Speech, and Freedom in general. If you only want to listen to us staying in our lane and talking BJJ then stop at the 42-minute mark, but if you are listening to this podcast anyway, you probably don't care. In this episode we talk about BJJ, Women in BJJ and the recent scandals in the BJJ community, Running a BJJ and Martial arts school, and of course a discussion about what's going on in the world with Covid-19, Public perception, and Government Policies. Follow Matt and his school on Instagram @onguardbjj  SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
01:42:09
August 31, 2021
Episode 93 – Saar Markovitch is the lead Instructor at X Fighting in Sydney Australia
Excerpt: [on sharing what one of his colleagues told him] "Self Defense deals with the onset of Violence, the beginning of the violent moment. Basically the engagement, the first punch thrown etc... If you are amazing at self-defense maybe you did your 360, maybe you nailed them with a punch, situation over. But, more often than not, that self-defense moment turns into a fight. So he defines self-defense and fighting as self-defense the kind of before to the beginning and fighting as the during and maybe a little bit after." -Saar Markovitch Saar Markovitch is the Co-Owner and Head instructor of X-Fighting is Sydney, Australia. Originally from Israel, he has been doing martial arts since he was a child. He was an Officer in the Israeli Airforce. During this time he found Krav Maga and was eventually invited to be an instructor. He trained and was certified at the famous Wingate Institute as was involved as an instructor in Impact Krav Maga. 6 years ago he moved to Australia and continued his Journey as a Krav Maga Instructor. In this episode we discuss, Krav Maga, Martial Arts, Being and Instructor, What's going on in Sydney, and yes Psychedelic's, Mental Health and our experiences growing into more open compassionate but masculine people, instructors and mentors.  Follow Saar on Instagram @saarkravmaga SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
01:45:51
August 26, 2021
Episode 92 – Dennis Hill runs a Krav Maga and BJJ gym in Connecticut and holds multiple Black Belts
Excerpt: [Krav Maga is]“A Great System for someone to come into and for someone to grow in if they want something that's broad but maybe not too deep. but it's broad, I mean there's a lot you gotta learn and you know you gotta learn your punches, your blocking, your blades, your sticks, your firearms, your grappling but it doesn't run too deeply in any of those things. and that's why I like having the other Martial Arts so that if you find that you are connected to this type of training keep coming to Krav Maga but if you like let's say grappling because thats a big one if you enjoy the grappling then hey, cross-train in Jiu-Jitsu. ” – Dennis Hill Dennis Hill, Chief Instructor, has trained military personnel, police offices and detectives. He is a 5th-degree black belt and Master Instructor in Combat Hapkido, a black belt in Judo, a 1st-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), and a black belt and certified instructor in Israeli Krav Maga. Dennis also trains in Kali with Paul Kischkum. He earned his certification in Kettlebells from Pavel Tsatsouline and has trained in Wresting for 8 years with Master of Sport, Jospeh Vigdorchik, Russian Freestyle Wresting. He also holds numerous other certifications in Health and Wellness. In this episode, we talk about Krav Maga, Self Defense, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and general martial arts training and teaching and training. Check out Dennis' school at https://ctkravmagamma.com/ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
01:49:16
August 19, 2021
Episode 91 – Quinn is a UTKM Green Belt, and is a Mechanical Engineer who has worked on Particle Accelerators and Solar Panels
Excerpt: "I think it’s the responsibility of any citizen to be reasonably well informed on most things. You don’t just get to say, well your appeal to authority, oh the experts said this…You should at least be able to inform yourself to say, is that true?" - Quinn Quinn is a UTKM green belt who trained with us for several years, recently he moved to Switzerland for family opportunities but was back for a visit. He also trained BJJ and Muay Thai with UTKM and others schools. He is Originally from Salt Spring Island, a small island in between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. He learned to love to explore his environment and build things and learn how things worked. This lead him to a Career in Mechanical Engineering which ended up with him working on Small Particle Accelerators at UBC'S Triumph Labs. He and his now wife made the move to Switzerland as She got a job working at CERN and he found a job working in the exciting and growing field of Solar Panels. In this episode, we discuss UTKM, Martial Arts, Science and Scientific Method, Politics, Critical Thinking, and more. The post Episode 91 – Quinn is a UTKM Green Belt and is a Mechanical Engineer who has worked on Particle Accelerators and Solar Panels appeared first on Urban Tactics Krav Maga. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
02:18:01
August 12, 2021
Episode 90 – Nir Maman is a Counter-Terrorist, Policing and Use of Force Expert
Nir Maman is a Counter-Terrorist, Policing and Use of Force Expert and founder of CT707 a Global Risk Mitigation, Special Operations, and Training organization. Nir's full background is read during the Intro of this episode which takes some time, as the actual talk starts around the 17-minute mark. Host Jonathan Fader has also had the opportunity to train with Nir via his Krav Maga instructor Certification on multiple occasions as well as an Israeli Tactical pistol course and like many can attest to Nir's expertise and world-class instructional quality.  The following is an abbreviated version of what is on his website: Nir has a professional background that spans twenty years of service in the fields of Military Special Operations, Police Tactical Operations, Law Enforcement, and High-Risk Security Operations... Nir is a certified Police Use of Force Instructor and SWAT Operator in both the United States and Canada and has a Martial Arts background of over 35 years with Black Belts/Instructor certifications in Krav Maga, Hap Ki Do, Tae Kwon Do, and Jeet Kune Do. and so much more... In this episode we discuss, Nir's Background and training, His time in the IDF Counter Terrorism Unit, Teaching and tactical methodologies, Policing and use of force and general philosophies. https://ct707.com/  SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
02:00:43
August 05, 2021
Episode 89 – Nathan is a UTKM Yellow Belt and Baseball Coach
Nathan de la Feraude is a UTKM Yellow Belt and Baseball coach. He grew up in Surrey, BC in the once-notorious neighborhood which has since been slightly cleaned up. He went to University in Chicago pursuing his love for Baseball as his goal was to go Pro. Things did not go as planned and he ended up Back in Vancouver where he started at the bottom working his way up and is now a VFX Coordinator working on several notable big Marvel Projects like Antman and the Wasp, Wandavision, and many other big movies. Nathan continues his love of Baseball by teaching, coaching and mentoring kids and teens who had the same dream he did but teaching them the things he wish he knew but no one showed him. In this episode, it is very much a conversation where we discuss our backgrounds, growing up, mentorship, teaching, Addiction, Drugs, life, and its difficult choices and due to some questions from Nathan several long-winded answers from the host Jonathan about UTKM and Politics and the world around us. Nathan asks that if you want to get to know him better come and train with us at UTKM a sentiment that we could not support more. www.urbantacticskm.com  SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
03:14:45
July 29, 2021
Episode 88 – Mike Hansen BJJ Black Belt and Owner of Budo Burnaby in BC, Canada
Mike Hansen is the Co-founder of Budo Martial Arts in Metro Vancouver and Current Owner of BUDO Burnaby. Mike holds a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, and has trained BJJ and Muay Thai Kickboxing since 2009. He has competed and won a 2014 NAGA Champion and he competes regularly at the IBJJF World Masters and Pans. He has trained with some of the most respected names in the BJJ world, including Ricardo De La Riva, Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles, and Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. He believes that martial arts are a great way to build confidence and get in shape and his goal is to share this belief with his students in a fun and friendly training environment. Mike has built up a strong school well known in Metro Vancouver and is one of the top lighter black belts in the city. Mike is also the Warriors Den Host, Jonathan Faders BJJ professor. In this Episode we discuss, His background, BJJ, MMA, mentorship, teaching philosophies and more. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
02:32:36
July 22, 2021
Episode 87 – Blogpost series – Doomed to Repeat?
This is a Blog post series Episode based on the Series doomed to repeat by UTKM assistant Instructor Petra Foerster. You can listen to Episode 85 if you want to learn more about Petra and her perspective. The purpose of the series was originally to compare Petra's experience growing up in East Germany and the Fall of the USSR and to give you perspective on some of the similarities between the authoritarian regimes of old and the directions that many governments have been trending in recently. In this episode, your host Jonathan Fader discusses Authoritarianism in all its forms from communism, Fascism, and yes even socialism. The mask that Authoritarians wear is irrelevant as the end result is an oppressed and suppressed population. We must learn from the past to prevent the follies of then from happening again. The purpose of this podcast is simply to give you perspective regardless of whether or not you agree with the conclusions or sentiment as true knowledge and truth can only be found with an open mind and a willingness to change it.  Full episode links at: https://utkmblog.com/2021/07/16/episode-87-blogpost-series-doomed-to-repeat/ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
02:32:36
July 16, 2021
Episode 86 – Ron Engelman is the head Instructor of Krav Maga Israel
Ron Engelman has been doing Krav Maga since he was a young boy. When he moved to Israel he was fortunate to live near Netanya the proverbial epicenter of Krav Maga. Since then he never looked back eventually becoming both an IDF combat soldier and Krav Maga Instructor. He has been in the military for nearly 20 years and has been teaching Krav Maga to soldiers and civilians. He spent time in Australia where he attended university getting a degree in psychology and where he founded the Krav Maga Defence Institute (KMDI) which is now in the hands of his students. Ron now is the Head Instructor at Krav Maga Israel where he teaches civilians and instructors from Israel and all over the world. In this episode we discuss Ron’s Origin story, Krav Maga mentalities, Krav Maga training, His teaching approach and philosophies and Israel. As well as really defining Self Defense vs a fight. You can follow Ron on Instagram @krav.maga.israel and @ronengelman. Stay tuned for his own podcast, The Ron Engelman Podcast. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School
02:09:09
July 08, 2021
Episode 85 – Petra Foerster is a UTKM assistant Instructor and Green Belt, Judo Black Belt, and BJJ Blue Belt
Petra Foerster was Born and raised in East of Germany, before the fall of the Berlin wall. There she was exposed to communist/socialist authoritarian governments and the tail end of the cold war. She started practicing Judo at the age of 6 practicing for more than 15 years achieving her Brown Belt. In December 2012 she decided to move to Vancouver and looking for a new start found Krav Maga at the end of 2014 at a gym in downtown Vancouver. In the fall of 2016, she switched to UTKM where she is now an Assistant Instructor and Green Belt. A few years ago she started training Judo again finally getting her Black Belt and now is teaching Kids classes at the Kensington Judo Club. As part of UTKM requirements, she also trains BJJ recently receiving her Blue Belt from Mike Hansen at Budo Martial Arts Burnaby. In June 2019 she went with fellow UTKM instructors to California and completed the IKF instructor Course under Amit Himelstein. In This Episode, we discuss her Martial Arts Journey, Judo, Krav Maga, Growing up in East Germany, Her recent Blog Post series Doomed to Repeat, Mental health, and more...  UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School
02:04:52
July 02, 2021
Episode 84 - Blog Post Series - Tales From... Vol. 1
This Episode is a Blog post series shares the first in hopefully will be many Volumes in what we like to call "Tales From". These are stories regarding self-defense training, mentality, incidents, situations whether handled well or poorly. The idea of these series is for others to see that Self Defense is complicated and many individuals have possibly experienced what you have, have thought what you have, or have reacted like you have so that you do not feel alone with your experiences. This series is from 4 authors which include a bonus one, Transit Tales: Thoughts on My evolving Transit Experience, written by Karis M. A UTKM Green Belt. Tales From the Job: My Armoured Car Experience, written by anonyms. Tales from the Job: Avoiding an International Incident, written by Jonathan Fader and So one May Walk in Peace, written by UTKM Yellow Belt Ted E. We encourage you to submit your stories regarding the use of force, self-defense, training whether on the Job or as a civilian. If you would like to submit a story about your experience in Security, Law enforcement, or the military in relation to self defense, violence, de-escalation, what you learned, and or how you handled it please make submissions to info@urbantacticscanada.com . Re: Tales From, Min 500 words. Published Submissions will be rewarded with 3 months of free access to UTKMU. Full Episode Links: https://utkmblog.com/2021/06/24/episode-84-blog-post-series-tales-from-vol-1/ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
02:14:08
June 24, 2021
Episode 83 - Ron Rotem is a Top Israeli Krav Maga Instructor who has intimate knowledge of Krav Maga History, It's approach and Politics
Exerpt: "Krav Maga builds out of two subjects. Self Defense which is the main subject. And hand-to-hand combat, with time Krav Maga became very very good at the self-defense... but it became, maybe the hand-to-hand combat section was a little bit neglected. But we know self-defense very good." -Ron Rotem Ron is referring  Boxing, Kickboxing, wrestling, Judo, MMA with regards to hand-to-hand combat, Or as UTKM would consider the skills needed for a back and forth fight. Ron Rotem is a Top Israeli Krav Maga Instructor and Black Belt who has taught in all aspects of Israeli Life from the IDF, Prison System, and Civilians. His start in Krav Maga was very much like something out of a Hong Kong Fight movie where a would-be street fight ended up in a pursuit where Ron found himself in the others Krav Maga Gym. The then Instructor told them to put gloves on and fight. Though it did not happen Ron found him staying and ended up moving up the ranks eventually becoming an assistant instructor under Eli Avikzar one of Imi's top students. This led him to be a Black Belt prior to his IDF Service where he served in an Anti-Guerilla Unit. There he was introduced to Military style Krav Maga which was quite different than his Civilian Experience. From there he became the head of the training for the Israeli Prison System which was also quite different. These differences lead Ron to begin researching the history of Krav Maga and which is now his lifelong passion. Ron is the Admin of the Facebook group Krav Maga History and culture which has well over 10,000 members. In this podcast, we discuss the history of Krav Maga, Krav Maga Principles, Concepts, and approaches as well as our own teaching Philosophies.   Ron now runs his own school Israeli Krav Maga Institute. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
01:37:20
June 17, 2021
Episode 82 – Gus Bottazzi is a Martial Artist of 30 years specializing in Krav Maga teaching in the NY area
Gus Bottazzi is a 30 year veteran of the martial arts, holding multiple black belts in Japanese karate (Kenpo) and Israeli Krav Maga, the hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Army. Gus has the distinction of training with, promoted to full instructor and black belted by three direct students of Krav Maga’s founder, Imi Lichtenfeld. He is also certified through 4 of the most respected Krav Maga federations in the world (Krav Maga WorldWide, IKMA, IKM-AC, Krav Maga Academy). A sought-after self-defense instructor and self-defense strategy speaker, Gus has given workshops and seminars internationally to audiences ranging from law enforcement to women’s empowerment organizations. Over the last 15 years, Gus has designed and implemented a training program and methodology that has been taught to thousands of college-bound students. Gus’ mission is to help reduce the number of victims of violent crimes every day to instill the knowledge of self-defense to all students he teaches and build the confidence necessary to stay vigilant and safe. Gus teaches private lessons and can be reached via his website. In this podcast, we discuss his origins, Krav Maga, Use of Force, Our teaching philosophies, and violence in general with a little extra added on as always. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
02:00:51
June 10, 2021
Episode 81 - Sebastien Lavoie is a retired Divisional Sgt Major of the RCMP, with 20 years experience including Team Leader of BC ERT
Sebastien Lavoie is a retired Sgt Major in the RCMP. He started his journey with martial arts as a youth, and in early adulthood found his way into the Canadian Armed Forces where he was “squared away”. This then leads him to the RCMP and his Singular goal of getting into the ERT (Emergency Response Team a.k.a. SWAT) which he achieved by spending 12 years on the BC ERT Team 7. He finished his career as the BC provincial Sgt Major for the RCMP Provincial Division. He is currently a Brown Belt (Soon to be Black Belt) in BJJ and is Co-Owner at Ascension Martial Arts and has recently started a company called Raven Strategic with the goal of helping others achieve their goals and better their lives whether it be personal or corporate. One could even say he may be the future Canadian “Jocko Willink” but only time will tell. In this episode, we talk about policing, Use of Force, ERT Selection ideologies, Public Opinion and politics, Teaching strategies, Leadership strategies, and all sorts of ideas and philosophies. You can follow Seb on Instagram @slavccmdr and @RavenStrategic SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
03:07:39
June 03, 2021
Episode 80 – Blogpost series – Martial Arts and Ego
This is a blog post series focused on EGO. It is inspired by the three blog posts titled, Martial Arts and Ego – My Martial Art is better than your Martial Art, Martial Arts and Ego – Cobra Kai, and Martial Arts and Ego – The Student, the Instructor, and the Journey. This podcast discusses ego (the self and mental health) in three parts, What is the Ego and the Self, How is the Ego shaped by Culture, and Ego Death or dissolution. Each of these sections is a setup and expansion of the general ideas of each of the separate posts. This is a long, and deep podcast with a lot of academics but if you have the patience and time to better understand what is the ego please enjoy the listen. As this is a long one here are the section time stamps: References for this podcast are below: What is the ego and the self – 7:00 min mark aprox. How is the Ego Shaped by Culture – 1 hour, 19 min mark aprox. Ego Death or Dissolution – 3 hours, 7 min mark aprox. Full Episode links at: https://utkmblog.com/2021/05/27/episode-80-blogpost-series-martial-arts-and-ego/  UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
04:21:33
May 27, 2021
Episode 79 – Adrian Valman is the head of Global Kapap in the UK
Adrian Valman is the head instructor and Co-founder of Global Kapap and Kapap/Krav Maga organization based out of the UK with schools in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Dubai. Adrian served in the IDF in the Infantry Regiment Nahal in the 80s where he learned military Krav Maga both in his unit and at the famous Wingate Institue. He holds the designation of Master Kapap & Krav Maga Instructor, Senior IKF Instructor, and is a 6th Dan SKDA Karate Instructor among other designations. He and his organization have built a network of schools and instructors teaching civilians, security, and Law Enforcement. In this podcast, we discuss Adrians’ early years in the IDF and our shared IDF experiences, Krav Maga/Kapap, Teaching ideologies, Israel, Use of Force and policing, and much more. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
01:58:13
May 20, 2021
Episode 78 – Ryan Valley is a BJJ Brown Belt under 10th planet black belt Nabil Salameh, Coach, and Magician…
Ryan Valley aka “Tuna” is a brown belt in BJJ under 10th planet Black Belt Nabil Salameh based out of Titan Training Center in Metro Vancouver. Ryan originally got into BJJ to help him lose weight and help him get over a breakup. A story is common to many it has brought him health and happiness as he now regularly teaches to kids, teens, and adults. He is a bit of a jokester and was formerly passionate about magic. He wants to use BJJ and martial arts to help the next generation be better versions of themselves for as the Whitney Houston song suggests “Children are our Future“. In this episode, we talk about BJJ, Teaching, The lost art of the conversation, and what’s going on in the world. Remember, martial artists are not just meatheads and many of us can also have reasonable discourse about a variety of topics. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
03:03:24
May 13, 2021
Episode 77 – Blogpost Series – Krav Maga Styles, A discussion – Military, LE & Security, Civilian
In this episode Host, Jonathan Fader goes over a series he wrote on the three main approaches/styles to Krav Maga, Military, Police and Security, and Civilian. While we at UTKM believe a good program should start with one and build up to the others, Civilian Application>LE Application>Military Application to properly understand all potential self-defense scenarios many schools and organizations may focus on one area over the others. This may be because of the philosophy of the place or simply because of the instructor's past experiences and skills. Regardless it should be principle-based and address the specific needs of those being taught as each application is different and needs a slightly different focus and approach. Listen for Jon's expanded thoughts. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
01:29:46
May 06, 2021
Episode 76 – David Kahn is the head of IKMA North America and Author
David Kahn is the head of the Israeli Krav Maga Association (IKMA) North America which was originally founded by Modern Krav founder Imi Lichtenfeld and now headed by GM Haim Gideon (This is why now the IKMA is often referred to as the Gideon System). David started his Krav Maga journey in the 90s which found him in Israel training directly with GM Gideon. The two formed a bond and this led David to be the official head representative of the IKMA in North America. He primarily teaches in and around the NJ/NY areas at his schools but has taught to all five major branches of the US military as well as many other LE/Military organizations in the US and International. He has also written numerous books on Krav Maga and use of force with more to come. In this episode, we talk about his Journey to where he is now, Krav Maga in general, Military, Civilian, and LE application of Use of force and teaching, Police use of force in America, and our general ideas and philosophies. David can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
01:22:53
April 29, 2021
Episode 75 – Rory van Vliet is a BJJ Black belt under Rob Biernacki and a corrections officer with a wealth of security experience
Rory Van Vliet is a BJJ Black belt and instructor under Island Top Team Professor Rob Biernacki (Previously on Episode 47). He can be regularly seen in Bjjconcepts.net online instructional and his BJJ Youtube Channel RVV BJJ. They are known for the Conceptual based approach to teaching rather than just the technical approach a style that is rapidly becoming popular as it produces phenomenal results. Rory is also a Corrections officer in Canada and has experience in the use of force and security, particularly in the Health Sector. As a result of this Rory recently created an online training program for nurses called Health Care Control Strategies and Self Defense, so they can better protect themselves and patients should things get violent. In this episode, we talk use of force and policing which was appropriate given it was the day the Derek Chauvin trial results were announced. As well as the conceptual approach to teaching compared to traditional styles, his nursing self-defense program and more. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
02:04:05
April 22, 2021
Episode 74 – Blogpost Series - Are You a Good Training Partner?
In This Podcast, Host Jonathan Fader goes over a blog post series written by Evan Jex, titled Are you a good Training Partner? Jon adds his commentary to this series on an important topic that is how to train with other people for martial arts. While Martial Arts is inherently individualistic/solo the reality is your progress is often a matter of how good your training partners are. If no one wants to train with you because you are “that person” in the gym then you are actually harming your progress the most because you actually aren’t a good training partner. Evan was also on Episode 64 as a guest. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
01:23:18
April 15, 2021
Episode 73 – Kip Warner is part of a group suing the BC Government over Covid-19 Policy
Kip Warner is part of a group called the Canadian Society for the Advancement of Science in Public Policy, which has currently filed a class-action lawsuit against the Provincial Government of British Columbia regarding their COVID-19 Policies. Kip has a BSc from UBC in computer sciences with a focus on Artificial intelligence and has even found himself working with groups like NASA. He spent time in the Canadian Armed Forces, finishing as an officer at a time when it was no longer a good fit for him. Additionally, he learned various classical European sword styles to broaden his combat knowledge. In this podcast, we discuss the legal action against the government (but due to ongoing litigation our discussion was limited), his veganism, science and technology, environmentalism, martial arts, military service, and our general thoughts and philosophies. The goal of this podcast was to show you who Kip is, as there have already been attempts to smear his personal character publicly as he garners a lot more support than certain groups would like. Support their cause on their GoFundMe Page! Additionally, I would like to add here the quote read at the intro from Naval Ramikant: “Believe in science” is an oxymoron Naval: Welcome, Brett, to the eponymous Naval podcast. The topic that we started out on was the timeless principles of wealth creation. And then we touched a little bit on internal happiness and peace and well-being.I’m first and foremost a student of science. I’m a failed physicist, in the sense that I loved physics, I wanted to pursue it, but I never felt I was going to be great at it. I was more pulled into technology, which is applied science. Nevertheless, I remain a student of science. I remain fascinated by it. All of my real heroes are scientists because I believe science is the engine that pulls humanity forward. We’re lucky to live in an age when scientific and technological progress seem not likely, but inevitable. We’ve gotten used to the idea that life always gets better. Despite all the complaining about how productivity growth is stagnant, the reality is, anyone who owns a smartphone or drives a car, or even lives in a house has seen technology improve their quality of life over and over again. We take this progress for granted, and it’s thanks to science. To me, science is also the study of truth. What do we know to be true? How do we know something to be true? As I get older, I find myself incapable of having an attention span for anything that isn’t steeped in the truth.The background of this particular podcast series is that I thought I knew a lot about science. And there was a lot about science that I took for granted, such as what a scientific theory is and how scientific theories are formed. Most of us have a vague idea of it. Some people think science is what scientists do, which has a definitional problem. What is a scientist? Other people think science is making falsifiable or testable predictions, and maybe that’s closer to it. Sometimes people say, “It’s the scientific method.” And what is the scientific method? And then they start describing their junior high school chemistry experiment and lose the trail after that. Especially these days, when we’re told to “believe in science”—which is an oxymoron—people respect science, but they don’t understand what science is. The idea of what science is gets hijacked, sometimes by well-meaning people who want to convince you of the science and sometimes by not so well-meaning people who want to influence the way that you think and feel and act. ” – Naval Ramikant
03:13:24
April 08, 2021
Episode 72- Blogpost Series – Krav Maga Myths and Misconceptions
Krav Maga Like anything has a lot of misinformation floating around on the internet. Either because people make things up, fail to understand or simply say things because of ego. This episode goes over some myths and misconceptions that our students requested we talk about. There are of course many more but we didn’t have all day… SUPPORT THIS PODCAST Full Episode notes and links Here UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
01:39:48
April 01, 2021
Episode 71 – Ted is a UTKM Yellow Belt, Father, and in general just a guy
Ted received his UTKM Yellow Belt a short time ago, yet COVID has not stopped his love of learning and growing particularly in the Martial Arts including Krav Maga and now BJJ. He has involved his children in this passion as well as he hopes they gain the skills they need for a happier healthier life. Ted has done a variety of jobs over the years from driving to directing, has several degrees, and loves to ski something he discussed in his recent post “So one may walk in peace.” In this podcast, we go deep and personal while sharing aspects of our personal lives and the things we have learned, and how we have grown. We talk about parenting, being objective, growth, and what we have learned as we have stumbled through life with all its trials and tribulations. Ted may consider himself “Just a guy”, be we consider him a super dad because he is meaningfully and actively involved in his children’s lives. This one is for all the parents out there! SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
02:48:09
March 25, 2021
Episode 70 – Raziel Cohen aka “The Tactical Rabbi” is the Head Instructor at NDF Training specializing in Tactical Firearms Training
Raziel Cohen of NDF Training originally from California but now residing in NJ is known as the “Tactical Rabbi” as he is a Tactical Firearms Trainer and ordained Rabbi. He gained interest in tactical training and personal self-defense due to issues with break-ins and threats of violence at the family home. He trained hard and consistently gaining traction and getting noticed by some elite US Military Units due to his Instagram Account NDFTraining. He now regularly trains Military, Law Enforcement, and Civilians how to properly use their firearms for tactical purposes of self-defense where legally allowed. In this episode, we stay fairly on the topic of Tactical Firearms Training, Firearms in general, Training ideologies, and a little bit about being Jewish in North America. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro Vancouver School Online Training - UTKMU
01:16:27
March 18, 2021
Episode 69 – Blogpost Series – Music a Tool to change mood: A Personal History
In this Episode host Jonathan Fader goes over a blog post series originally posted in 2017 on Music and Mood relating to his personal story with music, Mood, Depression, and the IDF. Though it was not intended this episode ends up being quite dense as a variety of studies are read to back how various aspects of how mood can measurably or otherwise affect your mood and our performance. Music can be used to enhance your mood or keep you in a less desirable mental state. Regardless of the result, it can be safely assumed that most people enjoy music in their life. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog Blog posts for this episode: Music a Tool to change mood: A Personal History – Part 1 Music a Tool to change mood: A Personal History – Part 2 Music a Tool to change mood: A Personal History – Part 3 Resources used for this episode: https://search.proquest.com/openview/43e23ba4a08e41cbafb81881fb992603/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=1819738 https://www.ucf.edu/pegasus/your-brain-on-music/# https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/51745/why-does-music-give-us-chills https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/what-is-dopamine#1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozart_effect https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01704/full https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_Return https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/keep-your-brain-young-with-music#:~:text=%E2%80%9CIf%20you%20want%20to%20keep,%2C%20mental%20alertness%2C%20and%20memory. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1447-0349.2009.00614.x?casa_token=EP47KMfccn8AAAAA%3A2J_XsdpeS3IUmoN0i45H_9TCfGl3ww9XUu7aWzlJwIjAJwYFQISC6UNRnrg-VR–3rTNbPsJwIHqMk0
01:52:51
March 11, 2021
Episode 68 – Toby Reyes, Martial Artist, Friend and Multi Episode Guest
Toby Reyes is a lifetime Martial Artist who is an Expert in Arnis and has also focused his training in BJJ and Kickboxing. He was previously on Episode 2 and Episode 42 where you can learn a bit more about his background (These episodes only available on http://www.utkmblog.com). In This Episode, I catch up with Toby and we discuss what’s going on in the world from Covid, Politics, The Economic System, Cryptocurrencies and BlockChain. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog
02:31:58
March 04, 2021
Episode 67 – Blogpost Series – Seek Balance you Must
In this episode, Jon goes over the blogpost series, “Seek Balance you must” it is a series on balance drawn from the Grey Jedi Code of Star Wars and expands to physical, mental, and family. Balance is something you must seek in all aspects of your life to be happy, healthy and thrive. This is but a tiny spec of what could be covered on this topic but enjoy non the less. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog Episode notes and references: https://utkmblog.com/2020/08/19/seek-balance-you-must/ https://utkmblog.com/2020/08/25/seek-balance-you-must-physical/ https://utkmblog.com/2020/09/01/seek-balance-you-must-mental/ https://utkmblog.com/2020/09/08/balance-you-must-seek-family-life/ Additional links as mentioned in the podcast: https://thedolcediet.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketogenic_diet Ben Greenfield Fitness https://www.foundmyfitness.com/about-dr-rhonda-patrick https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindfulness https://www.audible.ca/pd/12-Rules-for-Life-Audiobook/B0797YRW4L?source_code=GDGGB127072020003J&gclid=CjwKCAiA6aSABhApEiwA6Cbm_3jMLqoA8lMUH21nCyGfHdYcTZemarp68ZWqpqOVe7yUnmRXlUtfCBoCHY4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds https://ddpyoga.com/
01:35:53
February 25, 2021
Episode 66 – Marcus Torgerson is an IKMF GIT member and E3 and has been doing martial arts most of his life
Marcus Torgerson is an IKMF E3, and Global Instructor Team member who has been doing Martial Arts since the age of 10. He completed the IKMF instructors course with Master Avi Moyal in 2005. Marcus combines his real-life experience of working 20+ years in nightclub security with Krav Maga. Because of this experience primarily in Vancouver Canada, he was a reference in the book A Doorman’s Memoir – Tales of Friendships by Brent Lymer. He was also featured in the Book 100 Deadly Skills – Combat Edition by Clint Emerson . Marcus also happens to be on of the host’s Jonathan Faders earlier Krav Maga Instructors when he was still in Vancouver. Marcus’ tagline is “Walk with peace in your heart, love in your soul, and violence in your head.” In this episode, we discuss Krav Maga, Martial arts Business practices, life philosophies, and more. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog
02:55:59
February 18, 2021
Episode 65 – Blogpost Series – The Four Stages of Self Defense
In this episode, Jon goes over the blogpost series, “The 4 Stages of Self Defense” it is a series on the basic strategy taught at UTKM when deciding what to do when faced with conflict or violence. The strategy is only one piece of the puzzle and it covers a few other important topics and concepts prior to diving into the main topic. In each stage of self-defense real-world examples are used to emphasize each stage. Remember, Avoid the fight if you can and fight when you must but know when which is which. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog The podcast is drawn from the following posts: The 4 Stages of Self-Defence: Avoidance The 4 Stages of Self-Defence: De-escalation (Defusing) The 4 Stages of Self-Defence: Pre-Emptive The 4 Stages of Self-Defence: Reactive Action vs. Reaction: Stages of Mental Processing Retzef – Constant, Continuous Attack The Colour Code: Stages of Mental Awarness (Situational Awareness)
02:12:39
February 11, 2021
Episode 64 – Evan Jex is a Kravist, Father, Australian…
Evan Jex is a Kravist, Father and Australian. He originally started is Krav Maga Journey with KMG in Australia and is a UTKM Yellow Belt. Evan has also on occasion contributed to our blog http://www.utkmblog.com. In this podcast which may or may not be slightly fueled by Japanese Whiskey we discuss Krav Maga, Fatherhood, Martial Arts, Global Affairs, Australia and much much more. Its a long one so buckle up and enjoy the show. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog
03:59:25
February 04, 2021
Episode 63 – Blogpost Series – Covid-19 and Critical Thinking
In this episode, Jon goes over the blog post series written by Jonathan Fader on Covid-19. It is approached from the basis of critical thinking and how most people's interpretations of it have been on extremes and most people experts or laymen are not being reasonable or rational. It was based on the following posts. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog This episode is based on the following posts: Critical thinking and COVID-19 – Initial Response and the Virus Critical thinking and COVID-19 – Context, Masks and Stats Critical thinking and COVID-19 – Vaccines, Testing and Stats Four episode links and resources see Here.
02:53:52
January 28, 2021
Episode 62 – CJ Strongheart is a lifelong Martial Artist and Native of the Saik’uz Band of the Dake’lh tribe Aka “Carrier people”
CJ StrongHeart is a lifelong Martial Artist and Native of the Saik’uz Band of the Dake’ilh tribe Aka “Carrier people”. He started in Taekwondo, found Wrestling and eventually BJJ and MMA. He has competed in BJJ and MMA regularly over the last few years. He trains under the legendary One FC 145lb Champ Bibiano Fernadez and has trained under a variety of other individuals and is regularly teaching BJJ and MMA and working as a training partner, coach to many of the local up and coming fighters. In this podcast, we talk Martial Arts, Canadian Native issues, ideology, our philosophies, and just general banter. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog
02:57:06
January 21, 2021
Episode 61 – Casey Kahler accountant by day Kravist by night out of Petaluma California
Casey Kahler is an accountant by day Kravist by night and teaches out of Krav Maga revolution in Petaluma California with Asher Smiley. Casey is also an IKF certified instructor under Amit Himelstein. Casey has trained in Boxing and Kenpo Karate. In this podcast, we discuss Martial Arts, Self Defense and Current American Political affairs and various life philosophies and thoughts. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog
03:01:13
January 14, 2021
Episode 60 – Sonny Sahota is the owner of Praxis Jiujitsu and trains in BJJ Judo Sambo and more
Sonny Sohota is the owner-operator of Praxisjiujitusu.com opening it up in the wonderful year of 2020, but other than BJJ he also trains Judo, Sambo, and other styles. He was previously on Episode 38. In this episode we talk BJJ, Judo, the love him or hate him Gordan Ryan, Conceptual approaches to training Krav Maga, mild politics, and even some ranting on my part of the host… praxisjiujitsu.com. Follow on Facebook and Instagram. Podcast: Praxis Jiu-Jitsu Podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog
02:12:58
December 11, 2020
Episode 59 – Blog Post Series – Injuries from physical and mental to training and rehab
In this episode, we do a blog post series on Injury and all things related to it for Martial Arts well sort of. There are also the usual rants from your host Jonathan Fader. The links for the orignal post can be found below: Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Overcoming Injury Anxiety The Knee: So Strong, Yet So Weak (An injury and recovery story) Risk of Injury in Krav Maga: A Musician’s Perspective To Avoid Injury, Pick Your Partner Wisely SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog
01:31:05
December 03, 2020
Episode 58 – Corey is a UTKM Student Wing Chun practitioner and editor of UTKM Blog
Corey is a student at UTKM and is a currently yellow belt on his way to Orange and perhaps far more. He had primarily studied Wing Chun for many years but has also dabbled in other styles. He holds a Masters is Cultural Anthropology and of course is the Editor of our blog at http://www.utkmblog.com SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog
02:03:12
November 20, 2020
Episode 57 – Vinni M is a 23 year LE Veteran in Buffalo NY and a long time Martial Artist and Boxer
Vinni M is a lifetime martial artist starting in Boxing as his family comes from a long line of Boxers including some well-known champions. He has also dabbled in other styles in particular Krav Maga where is one of the lead instructors at his school in Spar Self Defense in Buffalo, NY. He may also be considered an expert on the use of force given his background and 20+ year career as a police officer doing everything including SWAT. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog
02:27:08
October 29, 2020
Episode 56 – Blogpost series – If you were attacked, was it your fault? If you were attacked, it was probably someone you know
In this Blog post series host, Jonathan Fader discusses the ideas around fault when it comes to being attacked in a situation regarding unwanted violence. Though often considered a controversial topic the idea of personal responsibility is one that really ought not to be. The original Blog posts that inspired this, can be found here: If you were attacked, Was it your fault? If you were attacked, it was most likely someone you know SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog Articles cited in this blogpost: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/85-002-x/2019001/article/00013-eng.htm https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/csj-sjc/ccs-ajc/rr06_vic2/p3_4.html Click to access Facts-About-Sexual-Assault-and-Harassment.pdf Click to access 1424267172_stats%20canada%20study.pdf https://www.londonpolice.ca/en/about/Crime-Statistics.aspx https://www.statista.com/statistics/639555/percentage-sex-offences-united-states-victim-offender-relation/ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-43128350 https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/most-victims-know-their-attacker
01:21:47
September 17, 2020
Episode 55 – Asher Smiley is a Krav Maga instructor based out of Petaluma, California
Asher Smiley is a Krav Maga Instructor out of Petaluma, California. He is certified in multiple organizations including the IKF, where we originally met. His school is https://kravmagarevolution.com/ . In this podcast we talk about Self defense, what's going on with policing, the riots, some politics of course and a little bit about being Jewish and Israel. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog
02:21:46
August 27, 2020
Episode 54 – Blogpost series – Its not so black and white, a series on use of force and policing
This is based on the original series UTKM Blog series “Its Not so Black and White” which included “Understanding Use of Force“, “Knee on Neck“, “Police training should be better” and “How we should select for police“. with added commentary in between each. This serious was originally created to take a deeper look at police and use of force after the death of George Floyd. It is recommended that you watch the use of force video on the knee on Neck post. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog
01:40:48
August 20, 2020
Episode 53 – Paul Johnstone is an Australian Krav Maga Expert and Bujinkan Ninjitsu Black Belt, Veteran and Former Police Officer
Paul Johnstone is a Krav Maga expert, and Bujikan Ninjitsu Black belt, Holds several other black belts as well as was is an Australian Military Vet who served in Afghanistan among other places and is a Former Federal Agent in Australia. He has been doing martial arts since he was 11 and is the founder of Street Edge Krav Maga International which he founded when he felt other Krav Maga organizations were not sufficiently preparing students for real world violence. Paul and Jonathan originally met during a Nir Maman Instructor Course in 2012 in LA. You can contact Paul via Facebook if you would like to train with him in Australia on his Facebook page. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog
02:35:52
August 13, 2020
Episode 52 – Blog Post Series – What Pokemon Taught Me
This Blogpost series is on what pokemon taught me with host Jonathan Fader. Like many Pokemon is something I grew up and I am not to proud to admit it. . The blog Posts written earlier this year are as follows, “What Pokemon Taught Me about Losing“, “What Pokemon Taught Me about being OK with who I am“, “What Pokemon Taught Me about Health and Nutrition“, and “The First Line of Defense“. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog
57:37
July 23, 2020
Episode 51 – Mike is an NYPD Officer and Blogger at Kravmagamindset
Mike is a Police Officer with the New York City Police Department for 6 years. He has been a Krav Maga practitioner for 9 years and he has been training in martial arts since 2009 which includes training in MMA, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Judo. With his role as a Police Officer in a major urban city, he knows the difference between sport and street. Mike knows that Krav Maga is more than just techniques; it's a philosophy, an attitude, a mindset and he knows this firsthand by utilizing that mindset at every call for service. Mike is an overall Self-Defense enthusiast looking to connect, discuss and learn with other like-minded individuals in various stages of their self-defense journeys.  Check him out at https://kravmagamindset.wordpress.com/ and on Instagram athttps://www.instagram.com/kravmagamindset/ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog
02:07:41
July 02, 2020
Episode 50 – Blog Post Series – Self Defense is not Just physical
Welcome back to UTKMs Warriors Den Podcast with host Jonathan Fader. It has been some time since this podcast was originally started. Many things have changed but one thing that hasn't is Host Jonathan Faders' passion for self-defense, politics and the world around us. The idea that self defense is not just physical but is so much more from politics to ideas the physical and mental is what inspired Jonathan to start this podcast again. This is the first of many Blog Post Series podcasts where whenever we write a series we will add it as a blog post with additional commentary. This series covers a variety of topics including, Digital Self Defense, Financial Self Defense and Mental Self Defense. This series as read and discussed by Jonathan Fader, UTKM Lead Instructor. The posts for this podcast are: Self-defence is Not Just Physical Digital Self-defence Financial Self-defence Mental Self-Defence SUPPORT THIS PODCAST UTKM: Blog Facebook Instagram Twitter Metro      Vancouver School Online Training      - UTKMU For Older Episodes See Podcast on the Blog
01:46:33
June 25, 2020