Today's episode, titled Round 5, is about Iceland and why you should go train there.
My experience at Mjolnir MMA was beyond incredible, and I would love for others to have the experience as well.
Here is a picture of me with Sunna Tsunami and Hrolful Olafsson.
In the podcast I mention a video called Fullsterkur, which means "fully strong". Its a fun watch, so I hope you enjoy it!
I cannot say enough good things about Iceland. The scenery, the people, the training, the food, ALL OF IT. I am in love!!!
I cannot wait until I can go back and train at Mjolnir again!
The podcast can be heard as follows:
On Anchor.fm https://anchor.fm/martialartsfitness
On Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/martial-arts-fitness-podcast-with-coach-ozzie/id1437674599
On Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/7s4O2BVvgVNZYLORJQDLhL
On Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80YzViODI4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz
Today I had the honour of chatting with Olympian and Tae Kwon Do black belt and gym owner David Siscoe. Our discussion was a fun chat about how the Olympics have changed the martial arts.
During the conversation a few other fun topics came up, like RedBull Kick-It, The McGregor Khabib post fight theatrics and comparing the kicks of different martial artists.
In case you don't know what RedBull Kick-It is, here is a fun video!
We also discussed a video showing different martial artists kicks. I am not sure if this is the video that David was referring to, but its a fun watch!
You can listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor and a few others as well.
The other good news is that I am doing a giveaway of BPI Sports' KetoBomb. Check out my Instagram for more information.
A few years ago my son started following a website called Days of the Year (daysoftheyear.com). Every day, they post what day it is. For example, today, October 2nd, is Name you car day. It is also Farm Animals Day.
Some of the days they post are funny and useless, others like Mental Health Day help bring awareness to certain issues such as disease, or a fact of history etc...
According to them, there is no Martial Arts or Karate day.
I want to change that!!!
I think that having a Karate Day or Martial Arts day to help get people involved in the Martial Arts can only help. Getting kids into Martial Arts schools helps get them off the streets. It helps get them away from their screens. It teaches values, and patience, and shows them that hard work and dedication pays off.
I am going to start pushing for Karate Day to be added to the calendar on November 10th every year. Why November 10th? That was Funakoshi Sensei's birthday. He is known as the grandfather of modern Karate and the founder of Shotokan, which is perhaps the most studied form of Karate.
But Karate day isn't only about Karate, it is about Martial Arts in general. To help promote the Martial Arts and to get people of all races, ages, gendres and cultures to try a Martial Art and hopefully get involved in Martial Arts.
If you support this idea, please tweet this blog and add Days of the Year to the tweet. You can tag them (www.twitter.com/daysoftheyear) or you can hashtag daysoftheyear and karateday.
Lets make this a thing!!!
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