Aaron Alexander

Episode 4: Aaron Alexander

Aaron Alexander—actor, fight choreographer, superhero—tells us about how his mom put him into gymnastics to direct his propensity for running up walls, how he found himself by watching martial arts movies, and his plans for being a 90-year-old badass. Listen now. Find Aaron online: Facebook: Aaron and Faux Fighting Twitter: Aaron and Faux Fighting Instagram: Faux Fighting IMDB Save

Kaci Lambe: Fighting is beautiful

“To be able to defend yourself or to fight in such a way that is beautiful—that is something that I aspire to. Because right now I’m in the early stages of learning how to fight. I feel that often I look like a fawn learning how to walk for the first time when I throw sidekicks. I know that it doesn’t look pretty. I aspire for my sidekicks to look beautiful at some point, too, so it’s not just about delivering maximum pain or being able to just beat the shit out of somebody. I want to look beautiful doing it. Which is such a weird thing to say.” Listen to FPF Episode 3 now.

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Kaci Lambe: Siren

When I read the about the sirens [in The Odyssey], it was like, holy shit, I do this, whether I want to or not. I sink people at the rocky cliffs at my feet. . . . There’s a part of me that identifies with wanting to sink people. There’s a power in that. And there’s like a dangerous, not very nice, dark allure in having that kind of power. On the other hand, I also love people. I love my friends. I really don’t want them to feel pain at my hand. So I’m in conflict with that. That’s actually something I’m trying to work through, rectifying that conflict with myself. Listen to FPF Episode 3 now. Painting by Thomas Britton. Save Save

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Monday Walkout Song: Lin Hughs / Stayin’ Alive

Fighters use walkout songs to buoy them as they enter the arena and march toward the ring or cage to do battle. They are an announcement—to themselves, to their audience, and especially to their opponent—of who they are, in that moment and for that fight. Fighters aren’t the only ones who can use a song to precede them into battle, though. As Monday dawns and a lot of us wake up early and prepare for another long week of hustle and grind, we need a song, too. Today, Lin Hughs, FPF Episode 2 guest, gives us his Monday walkout song—a metal cover of “Stayin’ Alive.” Take it with you as you give Monday what it deserves.

Episode 3: Kaci Lambe

Kaci Lambe, Krav Maga practitioner and aspiring digital nomad, tells us about the dark joy of destruction, the elation of sparring, the highs and lows of being an artist, and the pain and hope of leaving one life for another. Look, I’m still working out the recording thing, so the sound quality is not always good. But this is a fantastic episode. Kaci goes deep. Listen now. Things we talked about: Winged Victory of Samothrace Migrant Mother, by Dorothea Lange Austin artist Thomas Britton, whose painting of Kaci is featured in another post Krav Maga in Austin, Texas: Come see us at Fit and Fearless! Kaci online: Instagram – @inmyviewfinder – Best place for all my photos + fight stuff + travels + daily life Twitter – @inmyviewfinder Kravazon Instagram – @kravazon Kravazon Twitter – @kravazon Krav journey website – http://kravazon.com Professional website – http://kacihampton.com

Monday Walkout Song: Brittany Anne Robertson / Kanye

Fighters use walkout songs to buoy them as they enter the arena and march toward the ring or cage to do battle. They are an announcement—to themselves, to their audience, and especially to their opponent—of who they are, in that moment and for that fight. Fighters aren’t the only ones who can use a song to precede them into battle, though. As Monday dawns and a lot of us wake up early and prepare for another long week of hustle and grind, we need a song, too. Today, Brittany Anne Robertson, FPF Episode 1 guest, gives us her Monday walkout song, “Amazing,” by Kanye West. Listen. Now go forth and kick ass.

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