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The Warrior Forged Project is a group of female martial arts instructors that give free self defense to communities around the country. The podcast discusses subjects such as women in martial arts, self defense, the struggles of balancing training and family life and much more. Stacey, Becca, and Wendy host a brilliant, funny, and educational show that will appeal to and entertain everyone.
 
Martial Arts and Self-Defense expert Wim Demeere has 30+ years of experience training and teaching. He shares this with you to help you improve your skills and lead a safer life. Discover how you can defend yourself in a more effective manner and become a better martial artist, no matter what level of experience you have or which fighting systems you study. Wim has been working as a full-time personal trainer for over 20 years and has taught professional athletes as well as regular folks jus ...
 
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I interviewed René Dreifuss at the beginning of the pandemic and then life went crazy, which is why this episode is so late. But it's ready now and I hope you find it as informative as I did talking to him. The bonus episode is available here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/42522189 Enjoy! For the show notes with all the links, go to http://www.wims…
 
Well, the pandemic messed up my plans for the year and the podcast got put on hiatus. But now we're back. A bit of a recap of what my life was like since then and what's coming next. Enjoy! For the show notes with all the links, go to http://www.wimsblog.com/50 Stay safe!By Wim Demeere, martial artist, self-defense expert, author, instructor
 
Most of us have lived through this pandemic for a while now and life has been very different from before. In this episode, I mention some lessons you can learn from this experience to help you with your self-defense training once this is over. Good luck and stay safe! For the show notes with all the links, go to http://www.wimsblog.com/49 Stay safe…
 
Tammy Yard-McCracken returns as a guest to talk about emotional and psychological issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic and how to handle them. Loads of practical, no-nonsense information. You can listen to the free second part of the interview here. For the show notes with all the links, go to http://www.wimsblog.com/48 Stay safe!…
 
The Covid-19 epidemic has been rough mentally for many people. Especially those who need to leave the house and be around others to cope with their daily anxiety and stress. Stacey and Sam discuss some things that are suggested by the CDC as well as some things that work for themselves and others that have shared their success in combating the stre…
 
In this episode, survival expert Toby Cowern shares time-critical information to survive the Coronavirus pandemic. You might want to take notes while listening. You can listen to the bonus Patreon episode here For the show notes with all the links, go to http://www.wimsblog.com/47 Stay safe!By Wim Demeere, martial artist, self-defense expert, author, instructor
 
I woke up this morning to a bunch of questions from people about the Coronavirus and personal safety. So I decided to make this the topic of today's episode. I go over a bunch of information you need to know first and then paint a picture of how things work in today's world, what to expect and what you can do to stay safe. I hope we can all look ba…
 
I'm very happy to finally release this podcast episode of my interview with Andy Benfield. He's been a student of mine for many years and has traveled extensively through, but also lived in, many Asian and African countries. To say that he's had a few adventures is perhaps the understatement of the year... So I wanted to pick his brain a bit and he…
 
The first episode of the new year! I look back to some of the highlights of 2019 and then talk extensively about what I have in store for you in 2020. Spoiler: it's a lot... Anyway, give this episode a listen! For the show notes with all the links, go to http://www.wimsblog.com/44 Enjoy!By Wim Demeere, martial artist, self-defense expert, author, instructor
 
It's finally here! After loads of blood, sweat, and tears, Boxing for Self-Defense is published. Both the ebook and paperback versions are available right now and non-Amazon retailers will follow soon. It's been a road filled with difficulties to both write this book and then get it published. In this episode, I talk about that, what the book is, a…
 
It took more time than I would have liked, but here is the interview I did with Tammy Yard-McCracken. She is a psychotherapist, Krav Mage instructor, Violence Dynamics instructor and much, much more. I very much enjoyed talking to her about her approach to teaching self-defense and everything else we got to cover. The bonus episode where Tammy answ…
 
Took longer than I wanted, but here's the interview with Alain Burrese I promised you all. Alain is a great guy and has loads of training and experience. He's written some excellent books, not least of which his latest one on how to survive a shooting. We talk about that and a lot more during this episode. We also did a bonus episode on my Patreon …
 
In this one, Iain Abernethy and I talk about teaching from our specific expertise: He does lots of seminars, I do lots of private teaching. We thought it would be interesting for you to hear us talk shop about the way our experience is both similar and different. I certainly had a lot of fun in this talk and learned a lot. There is also a bonus epi…
 
This Tuesday, October 15, it will be exactly twenty years since I started my very first website. My blog today grew out of those humble beginnings and it's been quite a journey! In this episode, I talk about the ups and downs, funny and great things that happened along the way and how I will celebrate this anniversary with a deluge of podcasts this…
 
This episode of the podcast has the Randy King interview I mentioned a while ago. We had a blast talking about self-defense and teaching it and I'm sure you'll enjoy it a lot. If all goes well, I'll do another Randy King interview here on the podcast in the future, perhaps when his new book comes out. In the meantime, enjoy the show! For the show n…
 
This podcast came about because a few things came together one after the other. It got me thinking about all those silly (heated) arguments on the internet about martial arts and self-defense. We all know these happen, but what would be a better way to discuss these topics? That's what this episode is all about. For the show notes with all the link…
 
This was a fun interview with Nick Osipczak, former MMA fighter in the UFC and tai chi chuan practitioner. We talk about his fights and training, how gegot started with Tai Chi Chuan, his painting, CBD business and lots more. We had some issues with the connection every now and then, so keep listening if it cuts out occasionally. Enjoy! For the sho…
 
Last June, I did a special Q&A month on Patreon. I didn't get to all the questions, so I am working my way through them in various places, including in this podcast. Carlos asked me about the effectiveness of Pentjak Silat and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for self-defense. In this episode, I try to give a nuanced opinion on both these arts. Enjoy! For the s…
 
Iain Abernethy and I do a crossover podcast after so many of you asked us to do another one. If you missed it before, you can listen to the first one here. Today, we talked about the top training tips we give to martial artists and self-defense practitioners. There's lots of food for thought here, so you might want to take your time listening. Also…
 
Here's the next podcast episode, #32: Self-defense tips for young women. This will be a controversial one for some listeners, I'm well aware of it. But I believe it is more important to be as truthful as I can be than cater to popular belief that I know to be harmful. If it isn't for you, then I can only shrug and move on. Nobody forces you to list…
 
In this episode, I take a closer look at the three most common mistakes students make in martial arts and self-defense classes. I've been teaching for a long time and have consistently seen these come up. They can be avoided though, which is what I also discuss here. Enjoy! For the show notes with all the links, go to http://www.wimsblog.com/31…
 
This is perhaps one of the best episodes of the podcast I've done so far. I spent about 1h45min. talking to Dr. Alexis Artwohl and she shared her expertise on training for lethal force incidents, dealing with the aftermath and PTSD among other topics. She has also agreed to come back on the show later this year, so we have a lot to look forward to.…
 
It's been over two years since I last interviewed Loren W. Christensen, so it was high time! In preparation, I asked my Patrons for questions and I got so many that we turned the interview into an AMA (Ask Me Anything). Loren was kind enough to answer each question in detail, sharing information from his vast experience in martial arts, self-defens…
 
First, my apologies for the massive delay on releasing this episode. There were technical problems with my microphone and then some more issues cropped up. I finally managed to get it all sorted out, so the regular schedule of releasing episodes will now resume. In this episode, I answer Cain's questions on getting attacked by rushdowns and several…
 
It was heaps of fun to record this special crossover podcast episode with Karate-expert Iain Abernethy. I had him on my podcast in episode 18 and it was a great interview. Iain suggested the idea of doing something together and I agreed right away. This is the result. The concept was this: We asked our followers on social media (and me on Patreon t…
 
This episode is late again for a variety of reasons, not least of which is that I have been travelling. That said, I think you'll like it as it answers a question I get asked all the time: how do I choose a self-defense class or instructor? In this episode, I list numerous aspects you should take into consideration before making such a choice. The …
 
I've been looking forward to it for a while and now I finally got the chance to interview Professor Drew Anderson. He is a Psychology professor but also a Fireman, EMT and much more. We do a deep dive into PTSD and trauma, how to handle it and build resilience, handling disturbed individuals and much more. As always, there is a Q&A at the end. Enjo…
 
Whatever martial art or self-defense system you train in, eventually you are faced with injuries. Either you suffer one or you have to help somebody else. In a street-fight or a self-defense situation, you or a friend or loved one can get seriously injured too. What do you do then? What should you do before the ambulance arrives or before you can g…
 
In this episode, I talk about something that has been on my mind a lot these last few years: how martial arts work as systems. They all have specific components, a structure and an internal logic, which can differ wildly from one art to the next. I dig into this a bit to explain why a lot of discussions about martial arts and self-defense systems g…
 
One of my Patrons asked if I could give some tips about taking good notes of your martial arts and self-defense techniques. He struggled with it during seminars and is looking for some information on how to do it better. I take a lot of notes myself and have devised my own system over the years. In this episode, I share some of the most key aspects…
 
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