Mushin – the Mind of No Mind. You may have heard of it in your dojo. You may have heard it in The Last Samurai. Even Yoda taught the philosophy of Mushin. Find out what Mushin is, and how it can help you in Jujitsu.
Do you think you’re a Tough Guy? How tough are you? Are you tough enough? How tough do you need to be to become a Jujitsu Blackbelt – and what do you need to do to get that tough? Find out in this episode of the Jujitsu Master Podcast.
In this episode of the Jujitsu Master Podcast, Sri Pendikatla and Shihan St. Hilaire discuss who your attackers might be and how to handle them. Understand the psychology behind your enemy and your attacker, and know the difference between the two.
Can you do a double leg takedown? Can you do it in street clothes…while sitting on the couch…behind a coffee table? Can you execute a simple Kata Gatame? Can you execute a simple kata gatame when your assailant has a knife against your throat and you are up against a car? These are the scenarios you should start training for.
Sempai Chris Richards is opening a new dojo in Kensington, CT. Hear what it took to build, what classes will be like, the types of students who will train there, and why it was important to Sempai Richards to follow in the footsteps of so many before him on the Jujitsu Master Podcast.
Sri and Shihan St. Hilaire discuss the Hazushi techniques practiced at the Kobukai Dojo. The fundamental escapes are your first line of defense when an assailant grabs you. They are also the foundational movements for many Aikijutsu, Jujitsu, and Weapon defense techniques.
In this episode of the Jujitsu Master Podcast we discuss how to make your training realistic enough to be effective in an actual violent encounter. It is important for an instructor to know how to conduct and control this type of training, and for the student to understand how to be successful at reality based martial arts training.
One of the toughest things a dojo needs to do is bring in new students. Most instructors don’t spent time recruiting new students. But without new beginner students, the dojo will die. These are my thoughts on recruiting new students.
Can you punch as fast as Bruce Lee? Can you kick as fast as Frank Dux? If you can’t – are you screwed? Find out how fast you really need to be in this Jujitsu Master Podcast.
Fight off multiple attackers from every direction. Kick one! Throw another! Jump over the third and break his spine with a knee drop. It’s what we see in the movies. But is there any reality to defending yourself against several attackers at the same time????
In Episode 15 of the Jujitsu Master Podcast, Shihan St. Hilaire shares his recollections of Duke Moore.
In Episode 14 of the Jujitsu Master Podcast, Shihan St. Hilaire is interviewed by Kyle Brennan about how to have longevity in the martial arts, and how to avoid injury when practicing Jujitsu. Our goal – do Jujitsu for 40 or 50 years!
Another great technical discussion of Jujitsu techniques with host Sri Pendikatla and Shihan Russ St. Hilaire. Review all the details so that you can practice them on the mat.
This this episode of the Jujitsu Master Podcast – Sri and Shihan discuss 3 specific Jujitsu techniques in detail. Are you doing all the details of these techniques? Find out.
Everyone that practices Self Defense questions their actual ability to defend themselves on the street. As most of us never get that opportunity, we seem to judge our ability to defend ourselves by how well we compete in the dojo or in sanctioned competition. But is that the real answer? If you are mediocre at Newaza (rolling), does that mean you can’t defend yourself?
Is there a standard for earning a Blackbelt? Find out as Shihan St. Hilaire and Sri Pendikatla discuss What it Takes to Get a Blackbelt.
This is a short 14 minute podcast about the Kobukai Holiday Bash. Shihan St. Hilaire gives a brief history, the Bash format, and Holiday wishes.
This Jujitsu Master Podcast interview with Sempai Chris Richards and Shihan Russ St. Hilaire addresses the validity of formality and etiquette in the modern Dojo and whether or not it is needed.
In Episode 7 of the Jujitsu Master Podcast, Sri and Shihan St Hilaire talk with Sensei Jak Kocienda about the versatility of Jujitsu, and how it has adapted and changed over the years and whether it is still applicable in modern times.
In Episode 6 of the Jujitsu Master Podcast we talk with Shihan St. Hilaire and special guest Sensei Matt Bryers from the Jiu Jitsu & Strength Academy in Cromwell, CT about Striking & Grappling.