Is That Your Sensei?
Okinawa Karate Podcast
by Joshua Simmers
6d ago
We all know and can define a Sensei and Student relationship. One is teaching and the other is learning. Typically our sensei is the one we learn from and also from whom we receive rank or promotions. What if you learn from someone, not once or twice, but very often, however you do not receive rank or any recognition of a rank, title, or anything else? Is that person your sensei, just 'a' sensei, a training partner, or some person you bounce around with while wearing white pajamas? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Irei No Hi
Okinawa Karate Podcast
by Joshua Simmers
2w ago
June 23 is known as Irei no Hi here on Okinawa. Irei no Hi is the Okinawa Memorial Day and, just like Memorial Day observed in many other countries, is held to honor those that perished during war. I cannot imagine a karate-ka around the world that does not know at least something about World War II. But I think many do not understand the significance World War II, and specifically the Battle of Okinawa (aka The Typhoon of Steel), had on the spread of Okinawa Karate around the world. As always, thank you for listening to the Okinawa Karate Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for ..read more
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Training Should Be Fun
Okinawa Karate Podcast
by Joshua Simmers
3w ago
Training in martial arts should be fun. If it’s fun, something needs to change, and that might be you.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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10 Minutes with the Right Sensei
Okinawa Karate Podcast
by Joshua Simmers
1M ago
There's a meme that bounces around the social media platforms that reads "10 minutes with the right sensei is worth more than 10 years with the wrong sensei." Here I discuss my thoughts on that meme and my 10 minute conversation with the right sensei. Or was it just the right 10 minute conversation? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Invisible Sensei's Okinawa 2023 Recap w/James Pankiewicz
Okinawa Karate Podcast
by Joshua Simmers
1M ago
In November 2023 my very good friend and budo brother, Tuari Dawson, visited Okinawa. Tuari is the host of The Invisible Sensei and A Life Indigenous Podcasts, two podcasts I encourage you to subscribe, listen and support. Shortly after Tuari returned to New Zealand I gathered him and James Pankiewicz to record this recap and to discuss some very exciting events coming up in New Zealand in October 2024. Watch and listen for all of the details. Find all of Tuari's information here: https://linktr.ee/Invisen/ Interested in the Kizuna New Zealand Seminar? Go here: https://linktr.ee/Kizuna2024 ..read more
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OKP # 41 Why Do I Like Karate
Okinawa Karate Podcast
by Joshua Simmers
2y ago
Why do you like karate? That's a question nearly every karate practitioner has been asked multiple times. I have been asked that question multiple times and I have given multiple answers. Well on one such occasion I gave an answer that was terrible and it's haunted me for four years. So I'd like to take the time to give a better answer than I did those four years ago in room full of well known and well respected karate masters. I really appreciate hearing from the Okinawa Karate Podcast listeners as well. I try to provide you some value in this podcast and please know that I greatly value the ..read more
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OKP # 40 Being a White Belt Again
Okinawa Karate Podcast
by Joshua Simmers
2y ago
I am a white belt again and dang it feels good. In April 2022 I joined a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu dojo here on Okinawa so I thought I would begin sharing some of these experiences with the OKP Family. Please let me know your own experiences branching out of karate and trying a new discipline. Or maybe you are coming to karate from another discipline. I'd really like to hear from you regarding your experiences. As always, thank you for supporting the Okinawa Karate Podcast. Josh Simmers https://linktr.ee/OkinawaKaratePodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information ..read more
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OKP Back in Action
Okinawa Karate Podcast
by Joshua Simmers
2y ago
It's been a minute, er um more like one year, since I recorded an audio only episode of the Okinawa Karate Podcast. I may have taken a long hiatus but I am back. A sincere thank you to those that have stuck around and checked in on me by asking "when is the next episode?" Well here it is. Just a short recording to remind you that I am still here in the Birthplace of Karate and still hosting the only Karate podcast from the Birthplace of Karate, Okinawa Japan. Thanks again for all of the support. Josh Simmers Okinawa Karate Podcast https://linktr.ee/OkinawaKaratePodcast See acast.com/priv ..read more
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OKP #38 - It's All About The Sensei
Okinawa Karate Podcast
by Joshua Simmers
3y ago
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/8EjHt0bOspg Trust 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 josh@okinawakaratepodcast.com and let me know how you choose the correct dojo. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information ..read more
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OKP #37 - Stay in Your Lane & FOCUS
Okinawa Karate Podcast
by Joshua Simmers
3y ago
Stay in you 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information ..read more
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