Interviewed By Karsten – DD21

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Dom met a blogger from Germany that lives in Bangkok by the name of Karsten Aichholz and they have been talking about Karsten starting to podcast, what kind of equipment Karsten might want to use and things like that.

 

In this episode, Dom is interviewed by Karsten, about his life, growing up, how he went from being a professional wrestler to selling vacuums door to door to have his tail cut off (what?!) by who is his wife!

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Professional Wrestling Terminology – DD20

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As Dom has talked before in Episode 6 and Episode 16, he is a big fan of professional wrestling.

 

Since doing those two podcasts, some of people have asked some questions about some of the terminology that he used in those episodes.

 

The Fabulous FreebirdsSome of the terms Dom was asked about where, what is the difference between a federation and an alliance, on who The Fabulous Freebirds where and what was the Freebird rule, what the difference between a tag team and a stable was in wrestling, and the difference between a face, babyface and a heel, just to name a few.

 

 

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Studying Martial Arts – DD19

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One thing that Dom has been passionate about since he was about six (6) years old has been martial arts.  He has been learning it and practicing it in one for or another since then.

 

Dom started practicing martial arts by mimicking things he saw in the movies and on TV shows like Billy Jack and Kung Fu.  He would also learn from friends that studied martial arts when he would work out and spar with them.

 

HapkidoIn the early 90s, Dom started studying Hapkido at a studio while he was living in Virginia at a that was called Yung Sung Lee Hapkido Studio.  One of the things that Dom loved about studying at this studio were there self-defense techniques that were very applicable.  He also really enjoyed studying under Master Kim whom was the head instructor at the studio at the time.  Unfortunately, Dom wasn’t able to study there for long.

 

After that, Dom found a Tangsudo instructor on the submarine tender he was stationed on when he went back to Norfolk, Virginia.  He studied with a guy that was a third (3rd) degree black belt in tangsudo and third (3rd) guy a few days a week.  Again, Dom wasn’t able to study with them for long.

 

Matsubayashi-ryu/Shorin-ryu KarateWhen Dom got out of the U.S. Navy, he introduced to a guy by the name of Sensei Todd Stimmell by his (now) ex-wife.  Sensei Todd studied Matsubayashi-ryu karate, which he learned while he lived in Columbus, Ohio.  While studying with Sensei Todd, Dom acquired a love of kata and bunkai that he still has to this day.  While Dom studied matsubayashi-ryu karate, he reached the of blue belt which is second level in their five (5) level system, staring from five (5) and going to one (1).  Dom stopped studying with Sensei Todd when Sensei Todd joined the U.S. Airforce.

 

Muay ThaiAfter Dom moved to Thailand, he had a chance to study Muay Thai with a monk for about six (6) months.  While studying muay thai, Dom learned how to adapt his round kick to make them more effective.  Dom really enjoyed his time studying muay thai and working with his instructor’s head students.

 

mma grapplingThen, while Dom was studying yoga, he got an opportunity to study Mixed Martial Arts (mma) with BurnShell Team that practiced at Chulalongkorn University here in Bangkok.  During the short time Dom trained with the BurnShell team, he really got to do a lot of work with his grappling.

 

Tai ChiNear the end of Dom’s teacher training for yoga, he found an instructor that started teaching him Tai Chi.  He studied tai chi for about six (6) months in 2013.  For one reason or another, after about six (6) months, Dom was asked to no longer study tai chi with his instructor.

 

JKS Shotokan KarateIn 2014, Dom found JKS Shotokan Karate, and he has been studying that ever since.  In just under two (2) years, Dom was able to test and receive his Shodan or first degree black belt.

 

During his time in studying martial arts, he has been able to study with and under some pretty amazing people.

 

 

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