The First-Person Fighter podcast is on hiatus, and possibly just finished. The pandemic offered an opportunity to take a break. I’d wanted to take a break for a while, but it felt like that might be failing in some way. Now, a year into the break, it feels like the right thing to do. You can still find all episodes here and on regular podcast feeds Keep following the Facebook page for announcements. Thanks for your support!
You have the ability to create or kill the energy of a class.
I actually left my first Krav class crying.
I am a very intense person.
Teni Lopez-Cardenas is a freaking force of nature–a black belt in Krav Maga, an amazing dancer and dance teacher, an operational therapist in a NICU. She’s just walking around changing people’s lives like it’s easy. Listen to us zoom from idea to idea and back around again. Note: I recorded this via Zoom because she’s in Los Angeles and I’m in Austin. So the sound is a little wonky and there weird tappy taps all the way through. It’s not really distracting once you start listening to her stories, though.
It’s a peaceful, calming thing for me.
You get to where you feel like you’re dying and you just keep going.
Lauren Sears is freaking amazing. From high-level competitive triathlete through Crossfit, Krav Maga, Muay Thai, and MMA, all the way to jiu jitsu, she is one of the most dedicated and disciplined athletes I’ve ever known. Here she tells me about all of that, plus the highs and lows of just being a person. Listen up.
If you lose focus for a second, you’ll get punched in the face. I absolutely think of it as meditation.
Every strike, every defense, everything you do is using your whole body.