Espada Podcast

Espada Podcast

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A podcast by me, Ervin Quintin, after a decision made to make martial arts a profession. Training is the easy part, but the raw personal side to it can get ignored, neglected and questioned. What do you do when your training gets obstructed by the persona


S2E0: Espada Podcast Season 2 Intro
Oct 8 • 3 min
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 SUBSCRIBE If these podcasts benefitted you…
29 - One Thing I’d Say to a First Time Competitor
May 22 • 4 min
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…
28 - Don’t Break Your Rules
Feb 5 • 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…
27 - Rushing Versus Going Fast
Jan 24 • 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…
26 - Using Martial Arts Discipline in Finances and Relationships
Nov 15, 2018 • 27 min
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…
25 - Fight Practice Don’t Fight Yourself
Nov 7, 2018 • 5 min
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…
24 - Why Would You Be Scared to Talk to Someone You Respect
Nov 1, 2018 • 4 min
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…
23 - Carlos David Oliveira on How BJJ Became a Lifestyle
Oct 29, 2018 • 42 min
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…
22 - How to Improve Decision Making Skills with the OODA Loop
Sep 21, 2018 • 17 min
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…
21 - What is the Right Way
Aug 30, 2018 • 9 min
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…
20 - Its Supposed to be Hard
Aug 6, 2018 • 23 min
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…
19 - Roberto Traven on Self Motivation and Strong Foundations
Jul 18, 2018 • 21 min
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…
18 - Andrew Smith on Evolving from Competition
Jul 11, 2018 • 26 min
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…
17 - Round 1…Fight!
Jun 27, 2018 • 22 min
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…
16 - Nakapan Phungephorn on Time Management and Preserving Culture
Jun 11, 2018 • 36 min
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…
15 - Don’t Let the Little Things Get in the Way
Jun 5, 2018 • 9 min
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…
14 - Patrick Consing on Accountability
May 26, 2018 • 37 min
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….
13 - Confidence Balance and Violence
May 20, 2018 • 9 min
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…
12 - Don’t Take Simplicity for Granted
May 9, 2018 • 13 min
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…
11 - Motivation and Inspiration is Fleeting
May 3, 2018 • 8 min
Power Thought: Motivation and inspiration is fleeting. Discipline is forever. Try sprinting Its only a little bit Develop the habit of discipline. Stop relying on motivation and inspiration. Burn out All skill is perishable Prescription to get good…
10 - Time to Prepare
Apr 23, 2018 • 31 min
A quote that brought on this episode: “When the opportunity arrives, the time to prepare has long gone.” Recorded April 23, 2018 Voice industry thoughts Making your goals known Bridging to the martial arts during Ajarn Chai’s seminar Didn’t know my…
09 - We Only Got an Hour
Apr 13, 2018 • 5 min
This question pops up every now and then. A good question really. Here’s my answer and its my answer alone because, of course, it can differ to each teacher you ask. We Only Got an Hour One of the hardest things about being a martial arts teacher is…
08 - Chris Sayoc on the Cultural Evolution of FMA
Mar 30, 2018 • 11 min
Originally released 10/30/12 an interview with Pamana Tuhon Chris Sayoc. Evolving Martial Arts from sport, traditional and combat The innovators, genius systems and the Filipinos Recognizing heritage that leads to training Filipino Martial Arts is…
07 - Joey Marana on Lakas FMA
Mar 12, 2018 • 22 min
My second guest on the podcast is with a good friend and training partner in the Filipino Martial Arts. The topic is about his podcast called Lakas FMA with episodes on capturing time and how it gives the ability to revisit it from a personal…
06 - Carlos David Oliveira on Old Skool vs New Skool Jiu Jits
Feb 28, 2018 • 27 min
Join me and my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, Carlos David Oliveira, on this podcast. Here we will discuss some thoughts about Old School and New School methods regarding this martial art. Very good talk for sure! Introducing my instructor, Carlos…
05 - Quitting
Feb 21, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode, I want to talk about quitting or maybe to take a quick break from it all. It comes up all the time. It comes up for everyone. How do you deal with the choice to quit? The question “What do I do when I want to quit?” Self study How…
04 - Death and Growth of Relationships
Feb 10, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode, I touch base on connecting with people and how there the death of relationships is influenced by social media. How social media is the death to relationships Let me pick on Facebook Breeding ground for narcissism Effects of…
03 - Nobody Really Cares Just Work Harder
Jan 13, 2018 • 12 min
Raw, surprising and spare of the moment afterthoughts that was brought up after hosting an in house fight. This share, I’m sure has some purpose. Trying to find the word that fits an enlightened conclusion Brief mention of the book: The Subtle Art…
02 - Issues with Studying Multiple Martial Arts
Jan 9, 2018 • 22 min
Can studying multiple martial arts at the same time be simple? What is the balance on mixing them together? The question The balance triangle Moving within the triangle Time share Diminishing effect Support system Remembering your goals The…
Sound Bite 1: Authenticity
Jan 9, 2018 • 1 min
A quick note on money, expectations, values, desperation and being your true self.
01 - Black Mirror’s Arkangel and the Parent Filter
Jan 6, 2018 • 14 min
This is the very first episode of this podcast. There is this episode called Arkangel on a Netflix series called Black Mirror. Some uncomfortable things with some opinions about parent filters. Spoiler alert The parent filter The need to train kids…
00 - The Intro
Jan 3, 2018 • 2 min
My name is Ervin Quintin. I’m a husband, father, student, teacher, friend and a businessman who decided to make martial arts his profession. To be authentic and organic as possible, this episode is more like an intro to what I’ll be doing in…