DXP-014: Master Mollica

By April 13, 2020 Podcast

 

Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Shuai Jiao in America

Master Mollica is a 9th Degree Black Belt in Shaolin Tiger Kung Fu and a 7th Degree Black Belt in Shuai Jiao. He teaches Kung Fu and Tai Chi in Columbus, Ohio. I became his student 30 years ago.

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Table of Contents:

  • 00:00 – Intro Banter
  • 00:38 – Chi Kung Meditation
  • 01:35 – Mater Mollica’s Martial Arts Background
  • 06:13 – Master Mollica Was Surprised by The Popularity of MMA
  • 10:43 – Thomas Suggests Game Design Inspired Rule Changes to MMA
  • 14:21 – Martial Arts – Practice vs Competition, Technique vs Strength, Shuai Jiao / Judo / Wrestling / MMA
  • 17:20 – Cardio and Endurance in MMA Competitions
  • 21:52 – Everything Is A Technique – Training in Everyday Life and The Traditional Training Techniques of Chang Tung Sheng Shuai Jiao
  • 28:45 – The Importance of Strategy in Martial Arts
  • 29:55 – Taiyo Marang – Comparing Martial Arts Styles and Passing the Torch to The Next Generation
  • 36:08 – Traditional Shuai Jiao Strength Training Exercises Demonstrated
  • 40:45 – Tai Chi’s Combat Application is Wrestling!
  • 43:11 – Outro

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