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“It’s not OK to Punch Somebody” says World-Renowned Martial Artist, Guro Rick Faye :043

“Martial Arts as a Way of Life”

…was how I thought this podcast would be titled, I informed Guru Rick Faye.

 

We humbly ask – Help Guro Rick’s wife Marla Faye in her healing journey with cancer…

Please visit their Go Fund Me Page

 

As we talked I heard all kinds of lesson and great, catchy titles for this podcast:

“What a World-renowned Martial Arts Teacher says about Violence”

“Bruce Lee’s Teachings Applied in the 21st Century”

“Yes, That Will Hurt Later”

“What Does an Early (before there was “MMA”) MMA Teachers Think of the UFC?”

“The Love Speech by Dan Inosanto that made Guru Rick Faye Want to be a Martial Arts Instructor”

The list goes on…

 

By Guro Rick’s Unofficial Request

It’s funny how you (I mean me) can fool yourself; thinking you are guiding Life, the Universe, or the Guro…

Soon enough I heard what the title should really be. Oh, how Guros teach without really trying… or are they?

Guro Rick said if there’s anything he’d like to be known for, it’s to be the Martial Arts Instructor who says, “It’s not OK to punch somebody.” So, his wish… Spread the word!

 

Watch or Listen to the Podcast for all the gems with Guro Rick Faye!

 

In this talk we cover many topics. Enjoy!

  • Training for Longevity and Guro Rick’s suggestion for diet and training

 

“The more veggies you can work into your diet the better off you’ll be – and that’s just a fact.”

– Guro Rick Faye

  • What is Kali, really? The 12 Categories
  • JKD – Jeet Kune Do
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Why Richard Simmons is one of Guru Rick’s heroes

 

“Slow & mindful. Progressive, slow improvement. Mindful movement.” – Guro Rick Faye

 

  • Attributes training – Progressive training
  • Kali triangle: Skill, Fight, Play – The role of Play.
  • Guru Rick’s recommendations for daily practice/training
  • How Guru Rick overcomes painful joints mentally and physically

 

“Is this training harming my body?” – Guro Rick Faye

 

  • What Thai pads are called “the brutal mirror”
  • What Guro Rick recommends to those in their 30’s and younger (and everyone) for healthier training
  • Muscle vs. Connective tissue
  • Comparing
  • Open-mindedness in JKD terms

 

“I’m not interested in violence… I want to stay away from it.” – Guro Rick Faye

 

  • Perceptions and Prejudices
  • What Guro Rick thinks of the UFC
  • Violence
  • Emotional/Verbal Violence
  • What are the best days to Guro Rick Faye
  • Guro Rick’s experience with Tony Robbins
  • Gratitude to Guro Dan Inosanto
  • And of course there are many great stories! Enjoy!

 

“If you train just right it’s a callus. If you train wrong it’s a blister.” – John LaCoste

“Just be grateful for what you can do.” – Guro Rick Faye

“When I’m 95 I’m going to be training.” – Guro Rick Faye

 

Helpful Links:

Minnesota Kali Group Website – Check out the Online University! 

Cognitive Kali – TED Talk by Paul McCarthy 

The Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee – book

Sugar Blues – book

 

Other Podcasts with Guro Rick Faye

MicksMartialArts.com

Erik Paulson CSW Podcast

 

About Guro Rick Faye

 

Founder of the world renowned martial arts school, the Minnesota Kali Group, Rick Faye isdedicated to the highest levels of training and individual improvement in the martial arts.  In addition to being the MKG owner and head instructor of the Minnesota Kali Group and his instructor development organization, MKG International, Rick is considered one of the top instructors in the JKD family world wide. Rick’s impressive reputation for seminars on the art, self-defense and law enforcement topics keep him in demand locally, nationally & internationally.

Rick Faye’s credentials include 2 Senior Full Instructorships under Dan Inosanto (Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do & the Filipino Martial Arts), and a 5th level Maphilindo Silat Instructorship under Guro Inosanto. He is a regional director for the Thai Boxing Association, U.S.A. and holds the level of Ajarn (Senior Instructor) in Muay Thai under Grandmaster Chai Sirisute. He also holds instructorships in Wing Chun Gung Fu, Sensei Erik Paulson’s C.S.W. curriculum (Combat Submission Wrestling) and numerous other arts.  Rick’s teaching methods have paved the way for both the fighter, the martial artist and the martial art enthusiast to all thrive and excel in this complex and functional martial art system.

Rick’s devotion to the art is evidenced by his belief in constant training of the basics and an impressive attention to detail. This enthusiasm is integral to his teaching and helps his students learn and maintain their excitement. The results of this work ethic are obvious in both his art and his teaching.

Visit the MNKali.com website.

https://www.MKGuniversity.com/fundamentals/

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