Taekwondo Life Magazine's Podcast

Taekwondo Life Magazine's Podcast

Taekwondo's #1 podcast, featuring interviews, news, training techniques, and information about Taekwondo from the pages of Taekwondo Life Magazine. We Celebrate Life Through Taekwondo, and here is the place to hear the best guests and get the most updated information on the art and sport of Taekwondo. From coverage of the Summer Olympics to the latest martial arts action film reviews, Taekwondo Life Magazine is always first on the scene with the most thorough coverage and enjoyable. Nominated as the "Best Podcast on Long Island" 2020, 2021, and 2022!Named the "#1 Taekwondo Podcast You Must Follow in 2021" by Feedspot.


June 4, 2023 16 mins

Master Marc Zirogiannis talks about the recent Suspension of USAT National Team Coach Gareth Brown, and subsequent reinstatement after a thorough investigation.

On April 27, 2023 USA Taekwondo announced the suspension of Team Coach Gareth Brown based upon allegations made against him, and a Safesport investigation being conducted.   Last week, after a full, independent investigation the allegations were considered unfounded and the...

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IOC Message on 50 Years of World Taekwondo.  Hear the Congratulatory Message from IOC President Thomas Bach for World Taekwondo's 50th Anniversary.

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May 25, 2023 12 mins

The USA Taekwondo pathways to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics in Taekwondo have been released to guide athletes and coaches as they attempt to represent the United States as a Taekwondo Olympiad.

Master Marc Zirogiannis gives an overview of the pertinent points for qualification for US Taekwondo competitors.   The complete written pathways are available for viewing here:


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Donnie Yen's latest martial arts action film, SAKRA, hits Blu-ray and DVD on June 13, 2023. Taekwondo Life is pleased to give away Four (4) copies of this Blu-ray film before it is released by Well Go USA.

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Master Marc Zirogiannis gives his perspectives on this year's highly successful 2023 NCTA National Taekwondo Championships, which was held April 14-17, 2023 in Boulder Colorado.

To find out more about how you can get involved in Collegiate Taekwondo in your area visit: https://ncta-usa.com/contact/

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Master Marc Zirogiannis interviews martial artist and movie star, Marko Zaror on the limited theatrical release of his new Chilean martial arts film, Fist of the Condor. This independent film is a love letter to martial arts movies. Zaror talks about his martial arts background, his love of martial arts movies, and how John Wick 4 has helped to get the word out on this Independent, passion project.

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Master Marc Zirogiannis offers his perspectives on the release of the newest installment in the John Wick movie series, John Wick: Chapter 4. Master Zirogiannis had the opportunity to get an early press screening of the film in NYC, and here is his review.   The film is a great martial arts action movie.  The film solidifies Reeves as the greatest martial arts action movie star of this generation.  It is an explosive, well filmed t...

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Talking the USOPC NGB Audit of USA Taekwondo.  Master Marc Zirogiannis provides a discussion of the recent United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee's (USOPC) NGB Audit of USA Taekwondo's practices and procedures as they related to USAT as the National Governing Body of Taekwondo.

Master Zirogiannis breaks down the findings and corrective actions and compares the actual findings of the report to the rhetoric posted on social m...

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Master Marc Zirogiannis talks to you about The Largest College Taekwondo Tournament Ever!   On Sunday February 26th the ECTC and Princeton University will host the largest collegiate taekwondo tournament in US history.

This event will feature head to head sparring and Poomsae as some of the regionals top colleges share off in Taekwondo competition.  These include Harvard, Princeton, Rutgers, Stonybrook, SUNY-Cortland, and so many m...

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Master Marc Zirogiannis discusses The Biggest USA Taekwondo Team Trials in History.  The 2023 USA Taekwondo Team Trials wrapped up this past weekend, as the Big Game was getting under way, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The 2023 Team USA National Team Trials took place right here in Tulsa Feb. 10 through 12 at the Cox Convention Business Center.

This year's team trial event was only for senior, junior, cadet, and ultra world-class sparring an...

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What Do the Changes in Cadet Weight Classes Mean For Your Athlete? Master Marc Zirogiannis discusses the announcement that World Taekwondo will now consider height and weight for Cadet Sparring athlete divisions.

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Master Marc Zirogiannis discusses the Ukrainian Response to the IOC's decision to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete as neutral athletes.  Two weeks ago we discussed the IOC's controversial decision regarding Russian athletes at the 2024 Paris Olympics.   That episode was called "Talking Russia in the 2024 Paris Olympics."

In response to the IOC's decision there have been strong and unequivocal responses fro...

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February 4, 2023 42 secs

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Taekwondo Confirmed for 2028 Paralympic Games in Los Angeles.  This will mark the third time Taekwondo is part of the Paralympic program.

Master Marc Zirogiannis discusses this announcement and the expansion of the movement for Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028.

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January 27, 2023 12 mins

Talking Russia in the 2024 Paris Olympics.  In this episode Master Marc Zirogiannis discusses the IOC's decision to allow Russian athletes to compete in the 2024 Pros Games.  While this statement and decision reinforced the decision to ban Russian and Belarus, as nations, from the games, it also created pathways for their athletes to compete in the games.

This decision was met with condemnation by Nancy Armour, of USA Today.  Ms. A...

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The January/February 2023 Issue is Now Available in Digital and Print and Master Marc Zirogiannis gives an overview.

Kukkiwon President Dong Sup Lee. The 50th Anniversary of the Kukkiwon. USA Taekwondo News. World Taekwondo News. The Top 5 Martial Arts Movies of 2022. The value of the mouthguard. Grandmaster Douglas Cook’s Article. Taekwondo Master guards Korean President. PKA Worldwide signs Taekwondo’s Julio Cesar Carlos. Much, m...

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December 26, 2022 12 mins

Master Marc Zirogiannis provides an overview of the highlights and most trafficked content across the various platforms where Taekwondo Life Magazine can be found.  Thank you for your continued support.

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Julio Cesar Carlos becomes the first fighter to sign with PKA Worldwide as the legendary kickboxing organization is set to make its highly anticipated return. Carlos is a six-time world champion in taekwondo and the reigning New York state GAMMA champion.

Born in Queens, New York Carlos first began training at the age of four years old under the influence of his family. Now he is set to take center stage as the ...

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December 9, 2022 11 mins

Taekwondo Life Magazine's, Marc Zirogiannis, reviews our picks for the top 5 martial arts movies of 2022.

Here is our list of the Best of 2022:

#5- Bullet Train- Starring Brad Pitt.

#4- The Gray Man- Starring Ryan Gosling

#3- The Round Up- Starring Don lee.

#2- Baby Assassins-Akari Takaishi and Saori Izawa

#1- Accident Man: Hitman's Holiday- Starring Scott Adkins


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December 2, 2022 9 mins

On November 19, 2022 Jason David Frank, better known as White/Green Power Ranger Tommy Oliver, passed away at the age of 49.  Later news reports would reveal his death a suicide.   Frank was a talented martial artist, have black belts in multiple styles, including Taekwondo.   He was, in addition to being a television actor, was an MMA fighter and Martial arts school owner.

Jason David Frank, apparently, was a strong influence on w...

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