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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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A new year, a new podcast episode. I give a few updates in this one and then answer Brian's question on martial arts and self-defense training for the older and elderly. We all get old, but that doesn't mean you have to go gently into that good night. So I'll give you my thoughts on how to train when you're no longer filled with the strength of you…
 
2020 has been an... "interesting" year, to put it mildly; I look back on what that meant for my blog, podcast and other activities. Then a look into the future at what 2021 might bring. For the show notes with all the links, https://wimsblog.com/55 Enjoy!By Wim Demeere, martial artist, self-defense expert, author, instructor
 
In the previous episode, we talked about the worst possible martial arts advice you can get. So it is only fair we talk about the best advice in return and that's what this episode is all about. For the show notes with all the links, go to: https://wimsblog.com/54 Enjoy!By Wim Demeere, martial artist, self-defense expert, author, instructor
 
After a recent Facebook post, I got some questions and decided to tackle this topic of martial arts cults and cult-like thinking in the martial arts. I also answer a reader question about what it feels like to get a broken nose. Enjoy! For the show notes with all the links, go to http://www.wimsblog.com/52 Stay safe!…
 
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
 
Dr. Earle Chambers esteemed epidemiologist and martial artist from Maryland joins the program to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement. His experiences as a black man in martial arts and his responsibility to his children as well as some discussion on Covid-19 as it aligns with his career path. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inform…
 
Coach Rene is joined by Dom Hoskins a vocal champion of the Black Lives Matter movement from the west coast. Dom details his experiences with the police and within martial arts world as a black man. Dom has recently been vocal is the discussion against the racist behavior from some members of the fabled Gracie family, namely Igor Gracie. See acast.…
 
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!…
 
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…
 
On this episode of Martial Culture, Rene and Matt talk with Karyn Wesch owner and promoter of Premier FC we also talk with Yu Ji and Yorrick Anderson about their upcoming Premier FC fights on February 29th https://www.premierfighting.com/ You can still buy tickets : https://ev2.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3AMMC%3AMMC1…
 
Coach Rene and Matt are joined on the phone by Eugene S. Robinson to discuss his martial journey, his book Fight : Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You'd Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking available on Amazon. We also talk about UFC 246 and the conspiracy theories around that event. See acast.com/privacy for privacy …
 
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…
 
Maija Soderholm​ was a long time private student of the late Filipino sword master Sonny Umpad, and an official inheritor of his system. He taught that every weapon you put in your hand had a personality, and that by merely holding in your hand should tell you it's function - how it should move, and what it was meant for. His own designs and modifi…
 
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…
 
Coach Rene and Matt are joined by the powerful Erin Herle and Kristina Barlaan to discuss their martial journey and talk about #SubmitTheStigma. Conversations like this need to be happening everywhere, mental health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. There has long been a stigma in sports and martial arts to be stoic and s…
 
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 …
 
Coach Rene and Matt are joined in studio by Stuart Tomlinson of Warrior Collective to discuss his website project, his journey traveling the world to collect insight from top martial art trainers. Stuart also discusses his book which is an offline version of the Warrior Collective but with a bit more insight and notes from the masters. We dive into…
 
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…
 
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