Podcast – Attack Life, Not Others!

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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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