The Gentle Art Podcast
043: Shihan Michelle Gay

043: Shihan Michelle Gay

September 1, 2021
Michelle Gay returns to The Gentle Art Podcast. Michelle is a Laban Certified Movement Analyst, Registered Somatic Movement Educator, Registered Movement Pattern Analyst, Sixth Degree Black Belt and six-time women’s Knockdown Karate Champion. Michelle started her own Full Contact Martial Arts school: Karate-Do Ken Wa Kan, where she gained the title of Shihan, teacher of teachers www.kenwakan.com and is the Founder of www.self-offense.com
 
RECORDED: July 29th 2021
 
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042: Lisa Cappiello (1 Year Later)

042: Lisa Cappiello (1 Year Later)

July 9, 2021

1 year later... In the relative of course :)

Today we welcome back Lisa Cappiello (http://www.lisacappiello.com/) to discuss some of the challenges of the previous year and how principle based grappling (Pun intended) with these challenges have bore unimaginable fruit.

Lisa is a certified teacher, motivational speaker, published writer, trained life coach, and licensed Kundalini yoga & meditation instructor. A Brooklyn born-and-raised artist, humanitarian, hustler, healer, cat lover, and lifelong learner Lisa is a wealth of knowledge.

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition https://bwac.org/

Robin Reczek https://www.instagram.com/rstudiosketch/

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Dojo Series: 019 (John Cokinos)

Dojo Series: 019 (John Cokinos)

March 29, 2021

Todays guest is John Cokinos (CEO: EFC, MPower International Association, Digital Harmony, BudoCode & TapTechnologies). In these challenging times of Covid-19, running a Martial Arts school and much more we talk about the philosophy of create, don't wait and ask the question "What is it that’s actually important to me?"

The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat.

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Dojo Series: 018

Dojo Series: 018

March 9, 2021

What do Cobra Kai and Wicked have in common? In this episode we discuss “The folly of Hero worship" in the martial arts, virtue signaling/violence signaling and what happens when we violate our conscious in the pursuit of acceptance.

The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat.

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Dojo Series: 017

Dojo Series: 017

February 20, 2021

In this episode we revisit the ongoing conversation of apprenticeship in the Martial Arts and end with a candid "Post Credits" conversation.

The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat.

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Dojo Series: 016

Dojo Series: 016

January 25, 2021

The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat.

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Dojo Series: 015 (Buzz Durkin)

Dojo Series: 015 (Buzz Durkin)

December 31, 2020

Todays guest is Sensei Buzz Durkin. Sensei Durkin is a 10th degree black belt in Okinawan Uechi-ryu Karate and for over 50 years he has led one of the most successful traditional martial arts schools in North America. A member of the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, he has graduated hundreds and hundreds of students to the rank of black belt and beyond. He’s known around the world for the longevity of his students’ practice; on any given day in his dojo, you might find 3 generations of a family - a grandfather, a father and a son - all training in different classes.

The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat.

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Mat Chat 036

Mat Chat 036

December 30, 2020
Many times I’ve counseled the class with “if you’re making mistakes, you’re doing it right”. That being said some mistakes can be the hardest lessons for us as students of the martial arts. One such mistake I made was trying to go to hard with my Judo teacher Mr. Shiina when I was a much younger man; me in my mid 30’s and he in his late 60’s at the time. He was encouraging me to work on “my throws” while he defended with the gentlest of touches. I could not throw him! Truth be told it frustrated me so much that in an effort to win rather than practice I almost hurt him. Needless to say the class was over and he never engaged with me in that way again. I violated something so deep between the student and teacher because I couldn’t see past my own competitiveness and insecurities that I damaged the relationship, in some ways forever. What I learned through years of reflection was that lots of the ways in which I had been indoctrinated prevented me from seeing that Sensei was only trying to help me. The “grind and hustle”, “win at all cost” mentality had flipped the switch and was running the show rather than me the student of this great teacher and now I have to live with it forever.
 
Where in your life are you not seeing that someone is really just trying to support and lift you up? That your poor out look is destroying a very good relationship? What can you do to salvage the relationship before it’s damaged beyond repair? The hardest part of this lesson for me is on some level knowing that I missed out on the deepest parts of what he had to offer as a teacher because I couldn’t keep my own ego in check.
Love you 🙏🏼❤️
 

Mat Chats are ideas, concepts and stories shared with the students at the end of their Martial Arts training session.

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Dojo Series: 014 (Veronica “Peaches” Vizzio)

Dojo Series: 014 (Veronica “Peaches” Vizzio)

December 30, 2020

Veronica "Peaches" Vizzio returns to The Gentle Art Podcast to be the first guest on the Dojo Series. Peaches is a life long martial artist, owner/chief instructor of Vizzio's Institute Of Martial Arts (VIMA) in Fairfield, NJ and daughter of the legendary Sifu Paul Vizzio. We discuss the importance of etiquette and Teacher/Student communication in traditional Martial Arts training.

The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat.

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Dojo Series: 013

Dojo Series: 013

December 23, 2020

The Dojo Series with Shihan Gene Dunn & Kyoshi Thomas Clifford is an ongoing conversation between two life long Martial Artists and Instructors. They'll be exploring and discussing a wide range of topics, experiences, challenges and ideas regarding Life, on and off the mat.

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