Self-defense Means Never Getting to the Fight: WholeLife Challenge Podcast

I can’t think of a podcast I’ve listened to or recorded that was more relevant to my entire life (and that of my family). I can’t think of any other guest who has the ability to literally help you save your own life just by you listening to their recorded conversation.
— Andy Petranek (host)

I don't think we can top that opening quote.  Listening to this podcast could quite literally save your life. Exaggeration? Listen in and find out. And if it lives up to the hype, please share it with your family & friends.

P.S. Our show’s producer, Cameron, actually had a real-life situation with his mom occur after listening to the podcast and put the D1, D2 and D3 to good use. You just never know.
— Andy

My Latest Self-Defense Rant on HONOR & CONQUER

I just realized that for years, I have been censoring some of my opinions and thoughts about training, self-defense, martial arts and personal safety.  That might sound odd to some of you who already think I'm outspoken, but trust me, I have been.  I have this human flaw where I want people to like me (I know it's weird) and knowing how pussified so many people are and how PC and sensitive the world has become, I realized I have in fact been editing my writing and my comments.  That mild PC filter is not helping me connect to the right people and I'm not making people safer by being even mildly PC.  This realization has inspired a change of heart.  I will now say what I feel and I let it loose on this podcast.  

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Tony Blauer on Fitness, Fear Management, and Combat Psychology

I just interviewed Tony Blauer.  He’s the head of Blauer Tactical Systems which specializes in close quarter tactics & scenario-based training for law enforcement, military and professional self-defense instructors.

We had a great conversation about Crossfit, fear management, adrenaline dumps, and his recent ‘immersion’ in BJJ…

This is pretty relevant stuff!  Everybody (who’s not insane) feels fear, whether we’re freaked out about sparring somebody new, entering our first BJJ tournament, fighting MMA, or defending ourselves on the street.

So find out what to do about it!

Stephan Kesting


Feel the fear and still move forward - An interview with Coach Blauer

Tony Blauer is a world leader in self-protection and close quarter combat, and a well-respected speaker on fear and how to deal with it. His research on physiology and mindset as it relates to confrontation management has influenced over two decades of reality-based martial artists.

In this episode, Adam and Tony discuss self-defence scenarios, fear management, CrossFit workouts, belief structures, and what it means to be a coach.

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