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Episode 18

James Bruchac (Ndakinna Center)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews James Bruchac, the founder and program director of Ndakinna Education Center! They discuss the value of a "Renaissance Man", how martial arts can tone the body as well as the spirit, the many offerings of the Ndakinna Center, and more in this fantastic episode!
00:07 - Introduction
01:14 - James Bruchac: A Renaissance Man
03:57 - The World’s Toughest 80-Year-Old
05:31 - The Ndakinna Center
07:37 - Mike’s Endorsement: He and His Son Loved Ndakinna!
08:45 - Martial Arts: Jiu Jitsu, Pencak Silat, Kyokushin Karate, Muay Thai
11:20 - SBR’s Own Chad Beatty: A Black Belt!
13:00 - The Don of Jiu Jitsu
14:30 - Jesse and the 13th Language: Abenaki
15:54 - Youth Martial Arts Training: Lots of Options!
18:28 - Martial Artists… Are Not Easy to Pick Out in a Crowd!
19:36 - Budding Martial Artists Have Nothing to Fear!
22:09 - Not Sure Which Style is Right For You? Try Them All!
25:08 - The Ups and Downs of Each Martial Art… And When to Use Them!
28:29 - Conditioning: Martial Arts to Get in Shape!
32:06 - Holiday Gifts: Buy Someone You Love a Membership!
32:45 - The Meaning of Ndakinna
34:29 - Closing Remarks: How to Get in Touch

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  • Host

    Mike Nelson

  • Guests

    James Bruchac

  • Runtime

    35 min, 59 sec

  • Air Date

    December 8th, 2022