Ep 059 - The Way of The Warrior

Ep 059 - The Way of The Warrior

It was on this date — March 21st — one year ago that we launched Attack Life, Not Others. By now you know there are several principles that much of what we talk about is based on. One of those fundamentals is the way of the peaceful warrior. There are many things outside our control. Often all we can control is not letting anyone steal our peace. On this episode we talk about that and more, including:

  • What is the martial arts mindset?

  • Why is it important for everyone to have?

  • How can we get better at “fighting the fight?”

  • As a warrior you become strong for yourself, for your family, and for others

  • We should strive to be constantly aware — not to be paranoid, but to be aware

  • With better awareness we have more time and space to effectively handle situations

After listening to Tim’s story of purchasing the DVD at Best Buy, do you have a similar story where you kicked yourself because you wish you handled something with a better response?

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Ep 058 - Dancing With The Lehigh Valley Stars

Steve Mittman Dancing With The Lehigh Valley Stars

Last week we talked about Steve jumping on (or shall we say ”dancing with”) the opportunity to help a good cause and grow outside his comfort zone. Getting outside your comfort zone is a fundamental principle we reference often because it’s crucial in becoming a stronger person.

On today’s episode we are joined by Shelley Brown, President & CEO of the State Theatre in Easton, PA. Next month — Thursday, April 18th — Steve Mittman will be competing at the State Theatre in Dancing With The Lehigh Valley Stars. What does this have to do with the martial arts and becoming a better, stronger person you ask?

There are, in fact, many things that are related. We talk about the connections between DWTLVS and our show, ALNO. Some of the topics included are:

It’s a great conversation filled with some neat information and thought-provoking insight. Listen to all the ways DWTLVS is tied in to our podcast right here:

If you live anywhere in the Greater Philadelphia area please consider coming to Dancing With The Lehigh Valley Stars on Thursday, April 18th to support The State Theatre and also Steve. It is NOT televised. YOU (the audience) will help pick the winner with your vote at the show!

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Ep 057 - Yin Yang: Courage and Fear, Expanding and Rooting

Ep 057 - Yin Yang: Courage and Fear, Expanding and Rooting

Tim and Steve talk about the yin yang principle — the duality of opposing forces — and how all things exist as inseparable, yet contradictory opposites. By recognizing, being aware, and capitalizing on this universal truth — one will be better off. Topics discussed include:

Next week Shelley Brown from the State Theatre in Easton joins us and we’ll talk more about the special event coming up in April — and how it’s tied in to our podcast in many ways.

Are there opposites in your life where when you keep them in balance you are at your best?

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Ep 056 - What Is Your Passion? What Is Your Purpose?

Ep 056 - What Is Your Passion? What Is Your Purpose? Anthony Droz

“The key to life is service; not to a device, but to your home and humanity.”

“We each have a choice to make when confronted with hardship, but what we do before that can make it easier.” — Anthony Droz

On last week’s episode we talked about how our human hands are used in many ways — for both destructive and peaceful purposes. On today’s episode Tim Hoover and Steve Mittman are honored to have Marine Corps Veteran Anthony Droz from Outward Bound as their special guest. Some amazing and profound topics are discussed, some of which include:

  • Energy vampires and positive-energy providers

  • Why and how you’re actually hurting someone if you enable them to be unhappy

  • The “warrior ethos” — what it isn’t — and feeling secure and comfortable in your skin

  • The martial arts are NOT about getting “banged up” — rethink your training if that’s your take on it

  • How and why you must maintain the warrior ethos, otherwise you lose it — as the case with anything important in life

  • Who does Anthony believe was mentally, physically, and spiritually evolved in a way that we, today, can not even fathom

  • Proof of how responsibility, challenge, and adversity leads to one becoming stronger mentally and physically — and creates confident, self-reliant individuals

  • We’ve talked before about the importance of embracing being uncomfortable; Anthony further reminds us of how that’s the place where we learn to grow and thrive

  • The concept of the different belts in the martial arts — changing color and leading up to a black belt by itself — simply by training and being engaged with the elements

  • Why keeping a fire is similar in many ways to finding, nurturing, and continually pursuing your purpose here in this world — “What is your passion? What is your purpose?”

After listening to this episode, what are your thoughts on the words "transference" and "experience?" What single word would you use to sum up this experience we call life?

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Ep 055 - Using Our Hands and Meaningful Relationships

Ep 055 - Using Our Hands and Meaningful Relationships

Here are some of the topics on this episode:

  • Faith, family, and friends

  • The definition of “martial arts”

  • Strength through relationships, tribes, and “villages”

  • Keeping life simple — learning what’s real and what’s not

  • Human hands are used in many ways and for many purposes

  • Our hands can be used in a destructive way or in a peaceful manner

  • Life is chaotic — we're on a “collision course” all the time — whether we like it or not

  • Some of these “collisions” are good, some aren’t — but the better we get in navigating through life’s chaos, the better off we will be

  • Communication in society today is structured where we are being removed from direct, immediate contact to avoid "bumping" into people

  • While sometimes a situation calls for the avoidance of chaos, doing it all the time destroys our ability to effectively handle adversity when it arrives

  • Discussion on the words "transference" and "experience" while previewing next week's episode with Marine Corps Veteran Anthony Droz from Outward Bound

Tell us about a fantastic experience you’ve had that you did not plan.

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Ep 054 - Tricia Butynskyi of Good Shepherd, A Holistic View and Breathing

Ep 054 - Tricia Butynskyi of Good Shepherd, A Holistic View and Breathing

In Episode 051 we talked about healing from injuries and dealing with pain. Tricia Butynskyi, MPT, DPT from Good Shepherd in Macungie, Pennsylvania is back again — this time to talk about the integration of the martial arts and Western medicine. We talk about the proper way to breathe, why our breath is so important, and more.

Do you ever take time to purposely concentrate on your breath? Have you noticed how good it makes you feel both mentally and physically? Let us know what you’ve experienced.

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Ep 053 - Ideally We Should Treat Every Day Like a Training Day

Ep 053 - Ideally We Should Treat Every Day Like a Training Day

We’ve talked before about the importance of maintaining a high quality of life. We’ve also discussed how even though martial arts are rough and physical, training should not decrease your longevity. If it does, that would be counterproductive. Because, after all, martial arts are ultimately about the preservation of life — and with that comes life quality.

Sensei Hoover talks about how he treats days that he trains a little differently. This includes drinking more water, eating greater nutrient-rich food, and getting good sleep the night before. Ideally, we’d be better off if we could treat every day like a training day. Realizing that’s not possible, we should strive for at least a few days like this per week.

Do you do anything different certain days to prepare for something? Tell us in the comments!

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