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. Named the "#1 Taekwondo Podcast You Must Follow in 2021" by Feedspot.

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May 10, 2021 23 min

A discussion of the overhaul of the USA Taekwondo Officiating program and a look at AAU Taekwondo's latest Referee appointment.

From our April/May 20210 Issue-USA Taekwondo has completed its restructure of referee leadership following a comprehensive review and interview process, providing a strong platform moving forward for the recruitment, development and retention of current and future referees in the United States. Vastly e...

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Kyosanim Jason Aptekar joins Marc Zirogiannis to discuss his commitment to service and its relationship to the principles of Taekwondo. Jason has embarked on a mission to raise funds for some worthy causes. Sunday May 2, 2021 is Jason's first Challenge of 2021 - a virtual Half Marathon for The Flying Pig Marathon of Cincinnati. Raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This is just one of the challenges in Jason&#...

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From Taekwondo Life Magazine's Review: The?Paper?Tigers?is a winner!?When I heard that?the?film's Writer and Director, Quoc Boa Tran, opted to take?The?PaperTigers?off?the?Hollywood studio track and produce this martial arts movie project using?the?Crowd-Funding route I became very curious.?Before seeing?the?film I had very low expectations for it.?I presumed?that while?the?story was interesting, that?the?film would play o...

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Is It Time For A Class Action Against Mayweather and Fanmio? Months after the heavily marketed Floyd Mayweather- Logan Paul exhibition fight was postponed there is still no meaningful information about the new date. There has been no official announcement about the state of this event. Where is all the money collected from the fans that paid for this phantom event? Perhaps $29,000,000 collected to date? You can check out all our pr...

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April 12, 2021 25 min

A look at Chakra Meditation. In May of 2021 Taekwondo Life Magazine did an introductory program on the benefits of meditation for Taekwondo practitioners. In that episode we outlined some of the different types of meditation programs that exist. In this episode Marc Zirogiannis takes a deep dive into a specific type of meditation; Chakra Meditation. This type of meditation focuses on the various Chakra points of the human body and ...

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James Killingsworth is a Pharmacist, 5th Dan Taekwondo practitioner, and author. He speaks to Taekwondo Life Magazine's, Marc Zirogiannis, about his upcoming book release, Martial Art Over 50: One Man's Dream-The Inner Aspect. This amazing Taekwondo and martial arts resource was written from the perspective of a practitioner that dove into his martial arts journey after his 40th birthday. His book discusses many areas of pr...

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March 29, 2021 22 min

Marc Zirogiannis takes a look at the new Kung Fu television series, launching on The CW on April 7, 2021. This reimagined version of the 1972 show, which starred David Carradine, stars Olivia Liang in the leading role. The show is a contemporary show about a a young women's journey from San Francisco to a Shaolin Monastery to discover herself. After her Master is murdered she returns to the US to search for her Master's kil...

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As a member of the IOC New Media Corp., Taekwondo Life Magazine offers the thoughts of IOC President, Thomas Bach, on the preparation for the 2020 Summer Games taking place in Tokyo in 2021. The question on everyone's mind is, "Will the 2020 Olympics happen?". Additionally people want to know what safety measures are being provided to athletes, coaches, and media in the event the games take place. Thomas Bach answers...

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March 15, 2021 32 min

Marc Zirogiannis interviews 1988 Olympic Taekwondo Gold medalist, Dana Hee. Dana Hee is a Taekwondo practitioner, 1988 US Gold Medal Taekwondo Olympian, Stuntperson, actress, and motivational speaker. Abandoned, kidnapped and abused as a child, Dana Hee grew to be a young woman with no self-confidence or self-esteem. She even ended up on the streets all alone. Yet, in an inspirational story of success, she captured an Olympic Gold ...

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Ip Man: Kung Fu Master (2021), the latest film in a series of stories about the life and legacy of Bruce Lee’s legendary Wing Chu Master, Ip Man, hits the US market this week.

IP MAN: KUNG FU MASTER harks back to Ip’s early days before the Communist Revolution in 1949. Ip, portrayed by Dennis To for the third time as the martial artist who famously tutored Bruce Lee, was then a police captain who was framed for the murder of a ruthl...

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USA Taekwondo announced the opening of an alternate spot on the USA Taekwondo Olympic team for the Tokyo Games. The spot is in the Female 57 KG Category. A spot has been announced for the USA Taekwondo team for the, now postponed, 2020 Olympic Games. This is an opportunity for an athlete to match skills against other potential sparring athletes for a coveted spot on Team USA. In the event a first string athlete can not compete this...

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February 22, 2021 15 min

Marc Zirogiannis, Taekwondo Life's Editor-in- Chief, brings some big news in the world of Mixed Martial Arts with an an announcement from Bellator MMA, the latest from the world of the Professional Fighters' League (PFLMMA), and an update on the Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul Fight scheduled for the 20th of February. Taekwondo Life Magazine runs a vibrant Taekwondo in MMA section featuring Taekwondo practitioners in the world ...

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February 16, 2021 13 min

Taekwondo Life Magazine has been following the Mayweather-Logan Paul exhibition fight since it was announced. Marc Zirogiannis sheds light on a the scam being perpetrated against the public in the Fanmio Boxing promoted event. This episode is presented by EBay, the world’s best destination for discovering great value and unique selection.

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February 15, 2021 43 min

Talking with the legendary Martial Arts Master Grandmaster Robert "Sugar" Crosson. Marc Zirogiannis, Editor-in-Chief of Taekwondo Life Magazine, spoke with Grandmaster Crosson from his personal trophy room in Tampa, Florida. Grandmaster Crosson, a student of the legendary Moses Powell, has almost 60 years of experience in the the martial arts. He has won 23 World Titles and has earned over 4000 martial arts awards. He is a ...

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February 8, 2021 18 min

A look at the new documentary film, More Than Miyagi-The Pat Morita Story. This Kevin Derek project provides a look at the iconic and beloved Japanese-American actor and comedian who brought The Karate Kid's central character to life. Pat Morita was known for his role as the wise Japanese Sensei of the 1980's blockbuster, The Karate Kid, but he was much more than this in real life. He was a pioneer actor and comedian, forgi...

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February 1, 2021 22 min

A look at Season 3 of the hit Karate Kid spin-off series, Cobra Kai. The highly anticipated release of the former YouTube property delivers an engaging and enjoyable continuation of the Karate Kid series. 

While the series is corny and predictable, it is also still very watchable. It works, in part, because it doesn’t take itself too seriously. There is an underlying recognition throughout the series that this is entertainment for ...

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January 25, 2021 33 min

A look at the International Olympic Committee's lifetime ban against Cuban Taekwondo Player, Angel Matos, which was the result of his assault on the Center Taekwondo Referee during the Bronze Medal round of the 2008 Summer Olympics. This episode looks at the sanctity of the official in Taekwondo and other sports. A recent incident at a Texas High School football game where a player, Emmanuel Duran, charged an official after a c...

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January 18, 2021 22 min

Master Ronnie Malina returns to the program to discuss his new book, Above and Beyond: Heartfelt Stories of the American Police Officer. This book is an attempt by Malina, a seasoned law enforcement officer, martial artist, and author to tell stories of the good works done by fellow police officers. Too often the news has been littered with tales of the "bad cop", but Malina tells a very different story. We see humanity...

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Master Super Stretch, Dennis Torres, one of the earliest members of the Famed Guardian Angels, joins Taekwondo Life Magazine for a discussion of the founding of the organization in 1979, the mission of the Guardian Angels, and its current status. Master Stretch discusses martial arts training in the organization and the community martial arts program run by Angels. This training, including Taekwondo, helps children develop good cha...

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January 4, 2021 14 min

In December, 2020 Taekwondo Life Magazine joined the Bleav Podcast Network, the #1 Podcast network for Sports and Professionals. Host, Marc Zirogiannis, discusses why we made this decision and how it will impact the future of Taekwondo Life Magazine's show and programming. #DoYouBleav?

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