DXP-014: Master Mollica
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Teaching 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.


This episode is also available to watch as a video: https://youtu.be/odBU1PEEDzc

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

Episode Hashtags:

#Kung-Fu #Shuai-Jiao #Shuai-Chiao #Sway-Jo #Tai-Chi #Chi-Kung #Chang-Dongsheng #Chang-Tung-Sheng #MMA #Martial-Arts #DXP #Podcast

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