Master Gordon White – Episode 30
You can be authoratative with your athlete and you can tell them what they need to do, you can be supportive of them, or you can just try to be their friend. You have to figure out which combination works best.
On episode 30 we’re joined by Master Gordon White, a WTF taekwondo practitioner, instructor, school owner, organization president and former international-level gold medal competitor. That’s quite the resume. (For those of you unfamiliar with taekwondo, no, WTF doesn’t stand for that thing you may think it does – it stands for World Taekwondo Federation, which is the style of taekwondo sparring that’s in the Olympics.) Master White and I are extended taekwondo family, as both he and my instructor trained under the same man. I guess that makes him my Uncle. Well, whatever it makes him, we had a great conversation and really dug into some deep subject matter. I hope you enjoy this episode.
Movies – The Last Dragon, Above the Law – Neither available on Amazon Prime or Netflix
Actors – Jackie Chan
Books – Karate-Do: My Way of Life, Zen in the Martial Arts, Angry White Pyjamas, The Little Book of Talent, Instructor Revolution
If you’d like to reach Master White directly, you can do so: firstname.lastname@example.org