Feb. 3, 2020

Episode 2: Sensei Ron Fagan

Episode 2: Sensei Ron Fagan

We covered a lot in this one! Sensei Ron Fagan has lived and breathed Karate for pretty much his whole life and was gracious enough to come on the show and share his story. One of the leading exponents in the world of traditional Karate,


We covered a lot in this one! Sensei Ron Fagan has lived and breathed Karate for pretty much his whole life and was gracious enough to come on the show and share his story. One of the leading exponents in the world of traditional Karate, Ron shares his thoughts on everything from effective teaching, self-defense, and serving the community to "no touch" martial arts, dealing with PTSD, and working in the bar business. A lot of great stories in this one and hope you all enjoy! (Apologies in advance for the audio quality on Ron's end. We had to resort to Skype to record the interview so the quality isn't perfect).

Timestamps:

00:01:06 McGregor vs. Cowboy Reactions

00:07:21 Son's Irish Dance Stretching Routine

00:10:47 Starting Karate

00:17:38 "Karate by Design, not Rote"

00:20:58 "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants"

00:33:29 Ron's take on "No Touch" Martial Arts

00:39:23 Rush of teaching Karate

00:42:06 "Oh my God you're still alive!"

00:45:45 "Daddy don't sell cars"

00:50:29 Evaluating Karate Schools

00:56:00 Philosophy on Self-Defense

00:58:44 Karate guy in a Biker Bar

01:10:30 Personnel Security Work

01:15:55 Dealing with PTSD, CTE and MMA

01:34:19 Professionalizing Refereeing in Karate

01:48:14 Community Based Work