Espada Podcast

Espada Podcast

Everyone needs training, but physical training is the easy part. This podcast gets into what is often taken for granted in the world of martial arts. The sharp and disciplined mind inside and outside the school.... Show More


  • Start off the New Year clean
  • Going back to basics
  • The great refresher
  • Simplicity
  • Something to gain
  • Disguising repetition
  • A competitive year
  • Just after my birthday
  • The means to what I want to do better
  • Avoid confusion by substituting or replacing
  • Adding gradually. Do not rush
  • Benchmarking
  • A caviate but what I’ve learned
  • Age an... Read more

    Mark as Played
  • October 7, 2019

    Evolving to the next level. Thoughts on returning. Thanks for the support!

  • How am I going about it
  • Thank you to my students for the continued support
  • Still on the same mission
  • The next evolution. Season 2

    If these podcasts benefitted you in any way, please subscribe. It lets me know I'm helping others.


    Website:  Read more

    Mark as Played

    In this episode, I decided to take a break from dressing up an intro or outro. Instead, focus on how simple works and that being natural is ideal.

  • All training has to offer
  • Value of letting go
  • Context of the first experience
  • Value of process
  • Wisdom's currency
  • Less worry. More development
  • Test of being comfortable
  • Preparedness
  • Train now
  • Just pract... Read more

    Mark as Played
  • February 5, 2019 10 min

  • How are you doing?
  • Balancing energy avoiding burn out
  • Motivation when energy is low
  • How do we maintain consistency
  • The setup
  • When do you want to prepare
  • Rules that we follow
  • The rules most likely to be broken
  • Dependable and already setup
  • Remembering your agreement
  • How to enhance your setup

    If these podcasts benefitted you in any wa... Read more

    Mark as Played
    January 24, 2019 5 min

  • Happy New Year 2019
  • Emphasizing getting it done
  • Slow to smooth then smooth to fast
  • Allowing muscle memory to gain strength
  • Where going fast comes from
  • Making coffee and multitasking
  • Its all in the details
  • Transitioning from learning mode to application mode
  • Properly using priority
  • Mistakes happen when you rush
  • Take off to a whole new level
  • Share
    Mark as Played

    Finances is a sensitive subject and being open to discuss it is even more sensitive. In this episode, I open myself up to sharing my opinions and perspective with the danger of being criticized. My hope is that the message is received and not taken as being told what to do.

  • Let’s talk discipline
  • Quick look at class structure
  • Consistency over intensity
  • Financial discipline awareness
  • Practic... Read more

    Mark as Played
  • So to give a time reference and not to confuse anyone about this clip I’m mixing into this episode, this is right after finishing up with fight practice which is held right after advanced class. I considered not using it, but I think it would benefit anyone that is going through some doubt.

  • Catch your breath
  • Keep your head on straight
  • Practice fighting in fight practice
  • Keep open mindedness
  • Read more

    Mark as Played

  • Intimidated?
  • Is it me?
  • The effects of integrity
  • How to hold to your word
  • Accountability partner
  • What the coach is for
  • What amateur levels are for
  • Put yourself out there
  • You can find me in Virginia Beach at Impact Martial Arts Academy doing what I love to do.


    Mark as Played

    In this episode, I welcome back Carlos David Oliveira back to the podcast to share his story on how he got into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and how it became his lifestyle.

  • Knowing about limitations
  • Starting out in Capoeira
  • Giving up martial arts for surfing
  • The surf gang and a first encounter
  • UFC and the VHS tape
  • Finding Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and its initial costs
  • Trading the surf b... Read more

    Mark as Played
  • What is the OODA loop?
  • The formula of class and how sparring fits into the OODA loop
  • Moving our training from the conscious world to the subconscious world
  • Seeing your options, decide on them then act
  • Be first
  • How to use your trusted training partners
  • How to embrace bad consequences
  • Be a scientist when it comes to decisions
  • Bridge the time between deciding and acti... Read more

    Mark as Played
  • Shadow boxing
  • The hardest thing to do in martial arts
  • Making yourself happy
  • What you wanted to do in the first place
  • Criticisms
  • Make your choice
  • Don’t work harder, work...
  • Getting through the wall
  • Giving yourself patience
  • Bling!
  • If I can do it, you can do it
  • Share
    Mark as Played

  • Difficulty and challenges of training
  • A new difficult question; almost an unfair question
  • The acceptable answer for an instructor
  • A memory of Crossfit
  • Building technique then take the challenge
  • Getting to practice perseverance
  • Earning it not having it given
  • Believing you can do it
  • Parents train too
  • Tip for parents on what we can tell children
  • Eyedro... Read more

    Mark as Played
  • Introduction to Roberto Traven
  • How do you keep motivated all these years?
  • Training is part of life
  • The different motivation sources
  • Bringing back students that may have lost motivation
  • Balance and support for his son
  • Thoughts on YouTube
  • Importance of having a strong foundation
  • Basics and progression
  • Keeping motivation
  • Advice
  • Final thoughts o... Read more

    Mark as Played
  • I’ve got another episode for you. You’ll have to excuse me because I made a pretty bad technical error when setting up the recording. What was the mistake? The track that held my voice got dropped somehow. For the most part, I asked questions to get thoughts shared and I’d say a very good majority of the episode is in tact though. You’ll catch the edits in the middle as to keep the flow going without causing too much confusion. ... Read more

    Mark as Played

    After a return trip from Des Moines Iowa, it was time to translate some experiences and how it translates from our training to the real world

  • Getting setup
  • Warming up to fight
  • Round 1 strategy
  • What happens after round 1
  • A pet peeve
  • Round 2 endurance
  • Reminders of their plan, not mine
  • Undestanding the fear of fatigue
  • Round 3 finishing strong
  • How to use... Read more

    Mark as Played
  • Time: 36 min

    Nakapan Phungephorn of Beta Academy in Washington DC joins me for episode 16. I hit him with a blast of topics to get started; Multiple arts versus the single art got our talk going.

  • Improving the culture and understanding the purpose of training
  • Playing as a form of training in Thailand while at Tiger Muay Thai
  • Preserving the sport of Muay Thai while being exposed to mixed martial art... Read more

    Mark as Played
  • A bit raspy but still doing it.

  • Pinky toe blues
  • Still doing the deed
  • Go train anyway
  • Big ups to the laborers
  • Still improving even after a day's work
  • There are goals to be met
  • The Dream Job
  • Meaningfulness behind your work
  • Vacation? What's that?
  • It's not work. It's what I like to do
  • Stop convincing yourself. Just do.
  • Hav... Read more

    Mark as Played
  • In this episode, I have Patrick Consing, Tuhon in Sayoc Kali, Master Instructor of Kapatid Martial Arts in Pleasantville NY and one of most influential people I turn to for mentorship.

  • If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand.
  • Everything begins with thought
  • I’m only responsib... Read more

    Mark as Played
  • There is a way to build confidence using violence as a tool.

  • Answering the question, "How does martial arts actually give you confidence?"
  • A real answer
  • Scenario
  • Taking charge
  • Being conditioned to hold back
  • Giving our children confidence
  • The physical world as a learning tool for the nonphysical world
  • Advice from children
  • Identifying the imbalance usi... Read more

    Mark as Played
  • Podcast block?
  • The only time you’ll ever listen is when you want to hear something
  • When the student is ready, the teacher will appear
  • When do you want to do the basics?
  • Testing your basics
  • Invitational to get hit
  • Wanting to defend properly
  • How to ascend from self discipline
  • Purpose
  • Where do the high levels of confidence come from?
  • Translating from c... Read more

    Mark as Played

  • Chat About Espada Podcast

    Popular Podcasts

    The Joe Rogan Experience
    The Joe Rogan Experience
    Joe Rogan's Weekly Podcast
    Crime Junkie
    Crime Junkie
    Crime Junkie is a weekly podcast dedicated to giving you a true crime fix. Every Monday, Ashley Flowers will tell you about whatever crime she’s been obsessing over that week in a way that sounds like you're sitting around talking crime with your best friends. The storytelling is straightforward and free of rabbit holes so the cases stay suspenseful and are easy to follow. If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’re a Crime Junkie! You’ve found your people.
    Stuff You Should Know
    Stuff You Should Know
    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.