Warrior's Edge Podcast we talk all things Martial Arts! Training, concepts, tips, different styles, champion interviews and more.
Kayvon Derak Shanian Interview
50:14Kayvon Derak Shanian is an award winning documentary filmmaker and a black belt in Karate. We talk about starting his Karate training at a young age, knowing legendary Karate master Fumio Demura and later working on his documentary film based on him, meeting Pat Morita (Mr Miyagi from the original Karate Kid movie), making his award winning documentary More than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story, and much more!
Tarik Hopstock Interview
45:03Tarik Hopstock is a BJJ black belt from Norway and one of the most exciting competitors today. We talk in depth on his development of the technique he created the Tarikoplata, what an average week of training looks like for him, what it was like coming up in the ranks of elite world competition, and much more!
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Xande Ribeiro Interview
54:16Xande Ribeiro is a 5 time World Champion and legendary BJJ competitor. We talk about some of his personal insight on some of his biggest victories over Roger Gracie and Marcelo Garcia, training concepts and mindset, Jiu-Jitsu movement, his average weekly training regimen when he was competing, his two fights in MMA, and much more!
Stephen Koepfer Interview
50:51Stephen Koepfer is a Master of Sport in Sambo. He also holds black belts in Tae Kwon Do, Judo and a purple belt in BJJ. He is also a stunt performer and filmmaker working on some of the biggest tv shows and movies like John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, Ray Donovan, NOS4A2, Blacklist and The Crowded Room to name a few. We talk about training concepts, behind the scene stories working on tv shows, what it was like working on John Wick 3, how he got started in the film industry and stunts, and much more!
Kenny Florian Interview
52:16Kenny Florian is a 3 time UFC title challenger and UFC veteran, 4th degree black belt in BJJ and an outstanding commentator. We talk about his athletic and martial arts origins, a fateful near death experience that changed his course to becoming a professional martial artist, highlights of his professional MMA career, great points on mindset, becoming an in demand commentator and much more!
The Twinjas Jonny & Ollie Ho Interview
27:56The TWINJAS are in the house! Jonny & Ollie Ho are young martial artists that train in multiple styles. We talk about their perspective as life long martial artists training and competing in BJJ, wrestling, Judo, Muay Thai, Boxing, Capoeira and MMA. Their average weekly training regimen under the guidance of their dad actor, fight coordinator and martial arts champion Steven Ho. Being on the 2020 Olympic Highlights with Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg, a role as Jedi in the Star Wars Obi-Wan tv series, running their own successful YouTube channel they built themselves, being on one of the most popular kids YouTube shows they actually grew up with called Ninja Kidz, their first upcoming kids MMA fight, there upcoming appearance on the smash hit tv show Americas Got Talent, and much more!
Kris Van Damme Interview
59:22Kris Van Damme is an actor and martial artist. We go into his martial arts training, his fitness regime and diet, what it was like growing up the son of famous bodybuilder Gladys Portugues and legendary action star Jean Claude Van Damme, at a young age having the dream to work in movies and his path to accomplishing that as an actor, shooting movies and telling story with cinema, writing films with his brother, what he learned and how he changed his life for the better from a bar fight, strong mindset on life and how to take that and effectively put that to achieving your goals, and much more!
Henry Akins Interview
56:57Henry Akins is a 3rd degree black belt in BJJ under legendary Master Rickson Gracie. We deep dive into how he sought out and studied under Rickson Gracie, what Hidden Jiu-Jitsu is and how to use it to improve your training, the importance of basics and how to raise them to an elite level, amazing lessons and concepts he learned along the way that will greatly help others, Gracie breathing techniques, how to make yourself feel much heavier when you roll and increase your pressure, being long time friends and training partners with Maynard James Keenan (lead singer of TOOL), surviving a deathly motorcycle accident and much more!
Erik Paulson Returns!
1:12:46Erik Paulson is one of the most sought out martial arts instructors in the world. We talk about great training concepts, training with Rickson Gracie and Rigan Machado, his professional MMA career, his friendship with long time buddy Chad Stahelski (the director and creator of the John Wick movies), his spiritual side and helping people with exorcisms - yes exorcisms - which is a must listen to section, and more!