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Sunday 4/26/2015, 6:00 pm Pacific Time
Its open mic night at the Dojo! Call Restita and Bob at the studio (347) 677-0699 to talk about anything you want, within reason of course! Martial arts topics preferred but we'll talk about anything. Well, almost.....lol!.
Want to announce an upcoming event? Talk about a great martial arts book or movie? Are you a martial arts student and have a question about martial arts? Want to rave and something? Rant about something? Give us a call and join us for a fun night of open mic!
8.11.14: I chat with folks from Class Dojo, a really simple and helpful classroom management app that pretty much saved the end of my school year as a Kindergarten teacher. Dojo is also releasing a new messenger feature that can be used to communicate directly, privately, and securely with parents and/or caregivers. In fact, this release was first announced to the public @ the Chalk Face, and I was happy to support one of my favorite apps on the market for education.
Join us for our Monthly Sunday Brunch Show 3/15/2015, 11:00 a.m. as GM Darrell Sarjeant and Tuhan Brandon Jordan visit the Dynamic Dojo! 2nd of the Masters Hall of Fame Nominees guest series.
Professor Darrell Sarjeant is the founder and chief instructor of the Kamau Njia System of Self-Defense. Born in Staten Island, NY, he began training in the Arts of Tae Kwon Do and Karate at the age of five, and currently holds rankings in Goju Ryu, Vee Arnis Jitsu, Sanuces Ryu, Pambuan Arnis Tulisan Caballero Mano Mano and more. Read more at http://www.usadojo.com/biographies/darrell-sarjeant.htm
Tuhan Brandon Jordan is an instructor and practitioner with over 2 decades worth of training in Asian and Southeast Asian fighting systems. He is skilled with sports injury management, having earned a degree in Tui Na Massage with emphasis on musculoskeletal rehabilitation and education. He began his journey in martial arts 25 years ago within his family, practicing Judo, Wrestling, and Karate. Read more at
Sunday February 22,2015. 6 pm Pacific Time. Call in to speak with our guests, (347) 677-0699
Join Sifu Restita and Sifu Robert as they welcome some real Karate Kids! Shugyokan Dojo's "Team Sakura" members, will talk about their training in Matsubayashi Ryu, and discuss the subject of "thinking like a champion".
Team Sakura of Shugyokan dojo, consists of senior students Yamila, Ivan, Araceli, and Sean. They are already seasoned tournament competitors and know what it takes to train and think like a champion, whether inside the Dojo or outside.
This show would be perfect for kids who are currently training in martial arts. You don't have to be a tournament competitor to learn from these young Sempai.....their advice applies to all arts, beginners, intermediate or advanced students. Be sure to listen in!
May 10 2015. 6:00 pm Pacific Time.
Patrick McDaniel, founder of Ki Do Kan Kempo system.
The Ki Do Kan System is derived from Kajukembo . Professor McDaniel began studying Kajukembo Karate in 1973 at the age of 13, and promoted to black belt in 1977. He was promoted to certified instructor in 1988, endorsed by the Kajukenbo founder Sijo Adriano Emperado and received masters certification in 2002 under Master Richard Peralta. In 2004, he developed his method, "The Noble Way", i.e. "Ki Do Kan". Professor McDaniel is recognized by the World Black Belt Council, and is an inductee in the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame (2013), as slated to be inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame 2015.
Professor McDaniel is also an avid bass guitarist, poem and philosophy writer, and I has a line of martial arts posters coming soon that will be on the market soon,powered by "Noble Concepts Unlimited." He is also active in mentor programs for local children's organizations. His biggest inspiration as a young boy was watching Jim Kelly who is also and African American, which told him " If I could do it, You can do it. "
Sunday May 3rd, 2015. 6:00 pm Pacific Time.
(Full bio http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Rocky_Twitchell_SR.)
With a background in various arts, in Rocky R. Twitchell's early years he studied under a Savate Instructor named Shane Milone'.Taking Rogh & Tumble Savate to stop bieng picked on by bullies at High School was his main reason for taking the lessons given by Shane Milone', but those Savate lessons would be the foundation for many other Instructors in the years to come. Once Rocky learned a few concepts from the Art of Savate, (basically just stand up to the bullies) they would eventully leave him alone. By his Junior year in High School he had the confidence to stand up for himself and he had the confidence to stand up for others if they were picked on by bullies. Portola High School, located in Portola CA also had boxing during Physical Education once a year and his skills from Savate plus the boxing from P.E., planted a seed in his mind that would slowly grow to training along side World Boxing Champions and World Class Martial Arts Instructors.Graduating from Portola High School he found himself living and training with his father Rocky H. Twitchell in Southern Utah. Once he moved in with his father and found a place to hang his punching bag the rest was History.
Sunday January 18th, 2015. Join Sifu Restita and Sifu Robert as they simulcast with the Justin Harvey show!
For the first time, Restita and Robert will both be in the interview chairs, interviewed by Justin Harvey. Listen in or call our show to join the conversation! (347) 677-0699
Special guest co-host for Justin's show will be Kumu Lua Michelle Manu....whow is a frequent guest co-host on Dynamic Dojo as well....so she'll be doing double duty as we'll consider her as a guest co-host for this episode as well!
Sunday November 30th, 2014. 6 pm Pacific Time. Join us as we welcome Professor Leo Fong to the Dynamic Dojo! Call us live on the air this Sunday to speak with one of the most respected practitioners in the martial arts world today.
Leo T. Fong
Methodist Minister, Martial Artist, Fitness Coach, Filmmaker
Leo T. Fong was born on November 23rd, 1928. He is one of the most respected martial artists in the community today. Leo was born in Canton, China. When he was five years old, his family emigrated to the United States. At the age of 15, Leo began training as an amateur boxer and was also called to be an ordained Methodist Minister. In 1958, Leo was introduced to Kung Fu, studying Choy Li Fut and Sil Lim. In the early sixties, Leo met Bruce Lee and became his student, eventually inspiring many of the innovative techniques of JKD.
In the 1970's, Leo Fong went to Hong Kong and started a career in martial arts films. When he returned to the USA he started producing, directing and continued acting in films. Mr. Fong is a retired minister, a film producer, and a martial arts teacher. He has created his own style of martial art known as Wei Kuen Do, which is not just a fighting art, but a style to bring inner peace to the body.
Full biography of Leo Fong at his website: http://www.leotfong.com/LeoFong/LeoFong.html
Join Restita and Robert Sunday April 19th at 11 a.m. Pacific timeas they welcome Masters Hall of Fame 2015 nominee, Mika'ele (Michael) Armstrong.
In his own words:
" I started my martial arts training in 1982. I took numerous arts for a period of 1-2 years each trying to find my niche in the arts. 1 1/2 years Okinawan Goju Ryu under Sensei Tom Haggerty, 1 year of Bei Koku Aibujutsu Ryu under Soke dai John Douvillier, 2 years Hung gar Shaolin Kung Fu under Sifu Ricky Choi Leturia. In 2003 I began training in Eclectic Warrior Arts , A combination of several schools of Wing Chun & Pekiti Tirsia Kali, earning a black sash from Sibak Keith Hibdon in 1998. From 1996 to present I've been training in the art of American Kenpo Bu-jutsu under Professor Ron Bradbury. I currently hold the rank of Godan(5th degree black belt). I have just recently started training in the art of Lua under Kumu Lua Tim Mcguire although have not achieved rank in this system as to date."
Join us sunday May 17th at 6 pm pacific time as we discuss a touchy subject..."when does discipline in the martial arts turn into abuse'?
Its a difficult subject to pin down,because context changes the meaning between 'discipline' and 'abuse'. As martial artists we know of the 'pushup consequence'....act innapropriately or disregard a rule, and a teacher would sometimes drop a student for 10 or 20 pushups as a 'wakeup call'....but if the teacher singles out a student for pushups, publicly berates them for the tiniest of infractions, or even withholds rank promotion for unspecified reasons or reasons that have no merit, that is considered abuse.
Many people call it "old school", but where is the line drawn between 'old school' and emotional/mental/physical abuse? Let's hear your thoughts, give us a call at (347) 677-0699
Sunday August 24th, 2014. 6 pm Pacific Time.
Lets open the Mic to everyone again! There's the possibility of having a Dojo friend call in as a guest, but if not, Let just talk martial arts. Call in, tell us about your upcoming events, your school, special offers you have, share your favorite activities for classes, tips for new instructors, Back to School martial arts programs, etc..
And even if we do have a guest tonight, let's STILL keep the mic open!
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