Okinawa Karate Podcast
OKP #38 - It's All About The Sensei
Season 1, Ep. 38
In this episode I talk about choosing a dojo that is right for you. This episode is dedicated to "R" for asking me a question on my YouTube video with Ron Nix Sensei: https://youtu.be/8EjHt0bOspgTrust me when I say the Sensei is way more important than the style. There's great Sensei's in every style, and sadly there's bad Sensei's too. Shoot me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know how you choose the correct dojo.
OKP #37 - Stay in Your Lane & FOCUS
Season 1, Ep. 37
Stay in your lane and FOCUS. What does this mean to me both in and out of the dojo? Well you have to listen to find out. I am curious to know what you think. Does this make any sense or is Josh off his rocker again? Shoot me a message. Oh an if it's not too much trouble can I please ask for a review on whatever podcast app you are listening on at this time? Thank you as always, Josh Simmers
OKP #36 - He Could Have Kicked Off My Head
As a follow-up to episode 35, "Be a Good Uke," I will describe the nicest, kindest training partner I had. If only I could remember his name.
OKP #35 - Be A Good Uke
Season 1, Ep. 35
Are you a good training partner? Have you partnered with that bad uke?Are you that bad uke? Don't be a bad uke!!!!
OKP #34 - Pillars in The Dojo
Season 1, Ep. 34
My Sensei's wife passed away. She was a pillar in the dojo. No need to elaborate any more than that. We all have pillars in the dojo.
OKP #33 - "An Old Man's Way - Doug Perry's Unlikely Journey Through Karate, War, and Life."
Season 1, Ep. 33
I am pleased to bring you this book interview and discussion with Jason Perry Sensei as we discuss "An Old Man's Way - Doug Perry's Unlikely Journey Through Karate, War, and Life." If you haven't already watched my first interview with Jason Perry Sensei, I suggest watching that first to get a taste of his own story and journey in the arts. Jason Perry Sensei is a 7th Dan in Shorin-Ryu and the son of Doug Perry, 10th Dan, Shorin-Ryu. I hope you enjoy this video and if you are interested in purchasing the book or just learning more about the author and his father you can visit the following:Softbound: www.amazon.comHardbound: www.lulu.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/OldManWay
OKP #32 – Jason Perry, Kensankai Shorin-Ryu
Season 1, Ep. 32
I am pleased to present my video interview with Jason Perry, Shorinryu Kensankai. Jason Perry is the son of Doug Perry, Hanshi 10th Dan, and was practically born in the dojo. He literally cannot remember his first days because they go beyond his earliest memories of growing up on Marine Corps Bases along the East Coast, often being the only child in a dojo full of Marines, Soldiers and Sailors. He has nearly four full decades of martial arts training, he is a pure gentleman, and a Sensei in the truest sense.https://shorinryukensankai.org
OKP #31 - Michael Hagen Pt 3- Apex Karate Performance
Season 1, Ep. 31
Part 3 of my interview with Michael Hagen, Sensei - Apex Karate Performance is here. This is the final episode in a 3 Part series I did with Michael in May 2020. If you are interested in learning more about Michael and Apex Karate Performance check out his YouTube page, Facebook and Instagram. All loaded with great content. https://www.apexkarateperformance.comhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVL7lQSgKsZ34SGuFp2nl9Qhttps://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/apexkarateperformance/https://www.facebook.com/apexkarateperformance
OKP #30 - Michael Hagen - Part 2 National Kata Champion and more
Season 1, Ep. 30
Welcome back to the interview series with Michael Hagen Sensei. This is Part 2 of the series and in this episode, we get to listen to Michael describe his rise to a National Team Kata Champion and his competition in the WKF. Although by listening to Michael talk you would never know he is a multi-time Team USA National Champion. He definitely maintains the humble attitude of a beginner’s mind.Please enjoy Part 2 with Michael Hagen, Sensei.