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Ep 020 – It’s All About the Fundamentals


After recording last week’s episode, we got to talking with Brian Billig more about fundamentals, and how important they are. Fundamentals played a crucial part in his football coaching. He still focuses on the basics in everything — from parenting, to relationships, to his career, and more. Mastering the basics will serve you well in the martial arts, and life in general.

“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” – Jim Rohn

“Can I jump over two or three guys like I used to? No. Am I as fast as I used to be? No, but I still have the fundamentals and smarts. That’s what enables me to still be a dominant player. As a kid growing up, I never skipped steps. I always worked on fundamentals because I know athleticism is fleeting.” – Kobe Bryant

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Ep 019 – Past and Present, Understand Where You Came From But Always Move Forward


Senseis Aurora Brunovsky and 11-year-old Brian Billig (who recently earned his black belt) along with Brian’s dad join us on this episode. We discuss how baseline experimentation can be used in all aspects of life to always improve. You’ll also hear about Aurora’s upcoming fundraiser — The Give Back Softball Tournament

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Ep 018 – What You Think Grows Upon You, The Journey Field


The day this episode was recorded, it happened to be “What You Think Grows Upon You Day.” Sensei Hoover and Steve Mittman talk about focusing thoughts and manifesting things into existence. This, in fact, is how the Journey Field at HKA came about. Life is a journey. Enjoy the journey. The journey field represents that.

It’s important to control your thoughts, because whatever you focus on — good or bad — you’ll start seeing more of in your life. However, thinking about something alone doesn’t necessarily bring it into being. Combine it with taking action, and that’s a powerful combo. For instance, focusing on restored health isn’t necessarily going to make all illnesses go away. But focusing on health and making healthy choices may allow for healing and health to occur. Certainly the opposite is also true. Focusing on pain, will reinforce the strength of that pain. You will notice more the impact of that pain. You will focus on the unfairness of that pain. Again, the goal is always to focus our energy and thoughts toward the positive, all the while enjoying the journey.

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Ep 017 – Self-Discipline, Hold the Reins


At HKA there is what we call the 6 “Selfs” — the most important one being Self-Discipline. Without self-discipline none of the other selfs are possible. Often self-discipline comes down to having an argument with yourself, not others. Fight the voices inside, so you don’t have conflict on the outside.

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Ep 016 – The Power of The Ready Stance and Relaxed Position


The Ready Stance and Relaxed Position are some of the first things one learns when training in the martial arts. Additionally, while other elements of training constantly evolve with the times, these positions have remained unchanged. As simple as these positions are, their value should not be underestimated. Not just in the martial arts but with life in general, it’s so important to “be on” when necessary. In other words, to be focused, prepared, primed, and ready for action — no matter what that looks like. Conversely, in this increasingly hectic and chaotic modern world, it has become all the more difficult to handle stress. Imagine being able to truly relax when you’re trying to relax — and not being preoccupied or focused on a single thing. That’s a wonderful thing when you can do it.

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Ep 015 – Become Comfortable In Your Skin


There are very few things you can practice that collectively improve your mind, body, and spirit all together. Training in the martial arts is one of them. In previous episodes, we talked about strengthening your mind, your body, and now your spirit. When you build your spirit, you become comfortable in your own skin — not something a lot of people ever achieve. There’s nothing mystical involved, mostly it comes down to choices you make, along with being a peaceful warrior. When you’re comfortable in your own skin, you’re better equipped to help others and make the world a better place.

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Ep 014 – Remapping Your Mind


As we said before, most people when they train typically see changes occurring physically first, then mentally, and spiritually last. In the last episode, we talked about some of those physical changes — getting stronger, faster, more flexible, more agile, etc. This episode, Sensei Hoover talks about remapping, or in a sense rewiring your brain and the way you think through movement, motion, newly-created habits, and rituals.

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Ep 013 – The Enemy Within


Continuing where he left off last episode, Sensei Hoover shares what he has experienced in the progressive development of his own mind, body, and spirit. The essence of this podcast — Attack Life, Not Others — is realizing we all have an enemy within ourselves that needs to be defeated. As part of a Native American Prayer says, “I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy — myself.”

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Ep 012 – Experimentation and Validation


In this brief episode, you’ll hear these main points:

  • There’s a reason we say martial arts, and not martial sports
  • Martial arts seem to have some level of mysticism attached, however, everything still needs to be (or at least should be) tested with experimentation and validation, or in other words, trial and error
  • When training you should see differences in yourself — typically with your body first, then your mind, then your spirit

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Ep 011 – Faith, Family, and Friends


We all face fear and anxiety at one point or another. Faith, family, and friends are what pull you through. This episode was recorded LIVE from the fundraising event to honor the Florida HS victims we talked about in Ep 004. Thanks to some of the young students of HKA — being the leaders they are — $5,000 was raised to benefit the following 3 charities. These 3 were chosen because victims of the tragedy had connections to them in some way:

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Ep 010 – It Can’t Be All Games


There’s nothing wrong with being a gamer, but it’s important to get out, get involved, and see the physical world. Look for a bigger and brighter world.

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Ep 009 – What To Eat After You Train


Last episode Chelsea Hoover from Fuel for Thought Nutrition talked about the best way to fuel your body before you work out, no matter what your workout is. This time you’ll hear exactly what — and when — to eat after you train to get the most benefit. Those that trained with Sensei Hoover 25+ years ago, you’ll appreciate the trip down memory lane with the “Pork Line” throwback. Because, after all, you are what you eat.

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Ep 008 – What To Eat Before You Train


Chelsea Hoover, MS, RD, LDN joins us to talk about the best way to fuel your body and get the most out of whatever you’re doing — whether it’s martial arts, running, strength training, or any other workout.

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Ep 007 – There Are No Rules in Reality-Based Martial Arts? We Beg To Differ


In a reality-based martial arts system, there are no rules. Or are there? When one immerses him or herself in a RBMA, it filters through and translates to everything in their life. There are no rules in the context of competition or combat — however, everything matters. From the way you eat, to how you sleep, to how you conduct your life in general — everything matters. So in reality, there are rules — self-imposed rules to make one a better, stronger human being. Using a reality-based martial arts system as the foundation, welcome to a “reality-based podcast.” Our pledge is to keep it real, speak from the heart, and share what we’ve learned over many decades.

Get ready for the next couple episodes. We’re bringing in a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist to talk about what’s best to eat — both before and after you train or work out. Whether you’re an elite-level athlete or a weekend warrior — you’ll hear what in reality is optimal for your body.

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Ep 006 – 6 Different Curriculums Developed Over A Lifetime

With multiple styles of martial arts blended into one (or “mixed” as some would say, therefore the term “MMA” — mixed martial arts), Sensei Hoover has developed 6 different formats designed for the specific needs of each particular age group:

  • Pre-K Format (Ages 4 & 5)
  • Kids Format (Ages 6 – 9)
  • Junior I Format (Ages 10 – 12)
  • Junior II Format (Ages 13 – 17)
  • Adult Format (Age 18+)
  • Traditional Adult Format (Mature Adult)

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Ep 005 – Not A Savings Plan or Retirement Program

In a recent “mat chat” Sensei Hoover asked students of the Junior class 3 questions:

  1. Why are you here?
  2. What is the enemy of greatness?
  3. Who ate nine?

Hear their answers, along with his take on those questions. Also, Sensei shares his thoughts on when it comes to things that matter — things that have value — they must be maintained to keep that value. Not just in the martial arts, but life in general.

Ep 004 – Fundraiser to Honor the Florida HS Victims

Registration Deadline is April 7th | Register by sending an email to: HKAfundraiser@gmail.com

“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution.” The world needs great leaders like these amazing HKA high school students.

February 14, 2018 marked a day of sorrow and frustration in our nation. This was the day Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was brutally attacked in a school shooting, resulting in the loss of the lives of 17 innocent people. As a lasting tribute to their memory, Hoover Karate Academy is holding the first annual Attack Life Not Others Fundraiser in their honor.

On April 21, 2018, Hoover Karate Academy will be hosting a fitness challenge fundraiser at HKA North from 9am – 2pm. This fundraiser will honor the 17 victims who lost their lives in the recent school shooting. The event will work much like a spartan run; teams of 4 will work through 17 fitness stations as a group until all stations have been completed. We ask you to create your team of 4 and sign up at either HKA location!

Please feel free to contact us at hkafundraiser@gmail.com with questions. You may also follow our event page to receive information as it becomes available.

We would like to commend the students who have taken the initiative to put this fundraiser together in the hopes of making a difference. Please support their venture and their cause by joining us on April 21st.

Ep 003 – A Peaceful Warrior

Martial arts are about discipline, respect, control, confidence, and awareness — along with strength of mind and body. Defending oneself physically is only a last resort. A person with these qualities and this mindset is a Peaceful Warrior.

Ep 002 – The Belts

The belt system in martial arts. How did it start? How do you know when it’s time to test for the next belt? Is it up to you or your instructor? Martial arts are about the development of the individual. You are competing against yourself, not anyone else. Belts certainly have a place, especially with younger students — however, at HKA belts don’t represent “time attended.” It’s perfection of skill and your individual journey.

Ep 001 – Welcome to the HKA Podcast

For Sensei Hoover and those around him, the martial arts are a way of life. “Attack Life, Not Others” — Hoover Karate Academy’s podcast — is an insight into that life.

By listening and subscribing, you’ll gain a better understanding of HKA, the martial arts in general, and Sensei Hoover’s reality-based, eclectic system — Kwon Ryu Fu Chi Do.

You’ll find out that mind, body, spirit, balance, loyalty, camaraderie, self-discipline, self-respect, self-control, self-confidence, self-defense, and self-awareness are more than just words. And you’ll see how they can become part of your life — for a better life.

Attack LIFE, Not Others!

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