Talking Fists
Talking Fists
Aug 28, 2019
Talking Fists Episode 3 - John Hackleman Pit Master, Hawaiian Kempo
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Legendary martial artist and MMA coach John Hackleman was kind enough to join Talking Fists. Many know him through former UFC LHW champion Chuck Liddell, however his life journey as a martial artist is amazing.

We discuss:

Why he started martial arts.
His early training in Kajukenbo.
Who he trained with originally.
Walter Godin
How he developed his own Hawaiian Kempo system and the modifications he made to Kajukenbo.
His cross training. 
His time in the military.
His fighting career.
Why he became a coach.
Self defense.
Traditional martial arts in mma. 
Kung Fu
Learning his system.
His current projects. 
 and much more...

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