#23: Mind and Muscle in Self-Defense [Podcast]

Welcome to Episode #23 of the Fight for a Happy Life podcast, “Mind and Muscle in Self-Defense.”

With the popularity of combat sports like MMA and BJJ, it’s easy to think that every martial artist must also be an elite athlete. But that’s not true at all!

Sure, you can get into great shape through martial arts training, but is being fast and strong all it takes to be a self-defense expert? No way!

In this episode, Sensei Ando discusses the roles of both mind and muscle in martial arts training. He also explains how in the realm of self-defense, glorifying brawn over the brain might just get you killed.

You can either:

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