Martial Art of Self

Martial Art of Self

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Welcome to Martial Art of Self, a podcast about bringing the essence of Martial Arts back to Self.


Doing Martial Arts Out of Fear
Jan 7 • 34 min
In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we discuss the transformation of our motivation for doing our martial arts so that it is no longer rooted in fear. When we do something, like our training, out of fear, and we practice individual skills out of a…
This is Martial Art of Self
Dec 24, 2019 • 1 min
Hi everyone, I am Aldin, and this is the Martial Art of Self podcast. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated by martial arts. The training and philosophy has helped me through difficult times, and I’ve had this inner itch to explore what more there…
Being Militant & Lacking Flexibility to Adapt
Dec 1, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we discuss a pattern of being too militant in our training, or life in general. For me, I discovered how this militant approach towards my martial arts training, as well as to other parts of my life often lead…
Chasing Positive Feelings
Sep 23, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we continue exploring some further dimensions of the Martial Arts personality. In particular, we open up and discuss the pattern of chasing positive feelings through our art, or whatever it is we are doing. More…
Body-Respect & Body-Care
Sep 15, 2019 • 10 min
In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we look at some dimensions of body-respect and body-care. It has become mainstream to drive our bodies to the limit in an unnatural, and harmful pace, and way. Unfortunately, we mostly treat our body as a…
Identify & Remove Self-Limitations
Sep 1, 2019 • 21 min
In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we discuss self-limitations. We talk about ways we limit ourselves by imposing certain thoughts, feelings, and emotions onto who we are, and the things we do. Once we accept a belief as truth inside ourselves,…
The Martial Arts Personality - Part 1
Aug 25, 2019 • 16 min
In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we discuss the Martial Arts Personality. Often we create a personality or virtual entity around the things we do, be it sports, painting, career, education, or martial arts. This suit or mask is mostly limiting.…
What Is Real Training?
Aug 18, 2019 • 17 min
In this episode of the Martial Art of Self podcast, we discuss the concept and action of training. We ask the question of what real training is. Is training only limited and applicable to martial arts, fitness, sports and other applications that exercise…
Self-Awareness As A Martial Artist
Aug 12, 2019 • 17 min
In this episode of the Martial Art of Self podcast, we look at self-awareness as a Martial Artist. What is self-awareness, how and where does it apply? Self-Awareness isn’t a magical potion that is going to make you great and transcendental all of a…
When Things Get Progressively Tougher And More Challenging
Aug 4, 2019 • 16 min
In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we explore the unique and contradictory theme of things getting progressively more challenging in our martial arts training instead of easier. This theme reaches across other parts of practice also. It is not…
What Does It Mean To Be Tough?
Jul 28, 2019 • 14 min
In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we take an honest and deep look into the word and concept of toughness. We ask ourselves what it means to be really tough? Is toughness only limited to physical abilities, skills, and form? Maybe there is more…
Fun In Martial Arts
Jul 21, 2019 • 21 min
In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we look at the word ‘fun’ and our relationship to fun when it comes to martial arts for example. Doing something that we are not good at, and doesn’t come easy to us, is rarely ever fun, but it is fruitful.…
High Activity & Low Activity
Jul 14, 2019 • 16 min
In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we discuss both the times where we feel more and less in alignment with our goals, motivation and starting point that we initially had for something in our life, such as for martial arts. We all know the times…
Working Alone
Jul 7, 2019 • 9 min
This episode of the Martial Art of Self sheds light on the importance of being and working out alone. It is important to build a balance between working on yourself alone and participating in a group. Being alone with ourselves puts us in a much different…
What Are You Committed To And Invested Into?
Jun 30, 2019 • 16 min
In this episode of Martial Art of Self, we discuss personal commitment and investment for self. I share my observations on when I started questioning my purpose with martial arts when I kept doing the same exercises over and over. I could not figure out…
What Is Your Relationship To Martial Arts? - Part 2
Jun 24, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we continue with the question “What is my relationship to martial arts?” We dive into the self-inquiry process and how one must make an active choice to challenge one’s own current understanding and views of…
What Is Your Relationship To Martial Arts? - Part 1
Jun 16, 2019 • 19 min
In this episode of Martial Art of Self, we explore the question: ‘’What is my relationship to martial arts?’’ Working with your own personal definition of martial arts can assist in understanding how you interpret this art form and whether it supports you…
Exercise, Will-Power & Self-Principle
Jun 9, 2019 • 16 min
In the very first episode of the Martial Art of Self podcast, I share my personal insights and realizations when it comes to exercise, willpower and self-principle. We explore the following questions: Is it possible to push through the laziness, lethargy,…
This is Martial Art of Self
Jun 8, 2019 • 0 min
Hi everyone, I am Aldin, and this is the Martial Art of Self podcast. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated by martial arts. The training and philosophy has helped me through difficult times, and I’ve had this inner itch to explore what more there…