Grandmaster John Pellegrini – Episode 72
There is value in every single one of them [styles] but it’s really up to the individual in what they are looking for.
Grandmaster John Pellegrini is a well-known martial artist with a list of credentials and accolades that few will accomplish, in any industry. He’s a sought-after seminar instructor and routinely travels around the world sharing his knowledge. Many of his seminar attendees have said he’s a must-see, and it was one of those attendees that reached out and asked us to bring him on the show. We rarely resist a user suggestion for a guest, as you all have been so great with suggestions in the past.
As you might expect, pinning GM Pellegrini down for a conversation was challenging due to his extensive travel schedule. We had to book out much more in advance than we normally do, but it was well worth it. Here is a man who loves the martial arts, loves what it has done for him and is doing what he can to give back. He feels strongly, as most of the guests on our show do, that martial arts is something everyone should train in. Listen on for more of what he has to say, and enjoy.
PS – during our personal conversation after the episode, Grandmaster Pellegrini shared a bit that we tacked on at the end, so be sure to listen through the outro. ~jeremy
Today’s featured product is our whistlekick Shin Guards.
We took one of our favorite quotes from the episode and made a poster out of it:
It is incumbent upon us to share and to give something back.
Book – The Tao of Jeet Kune Do – and the three books written by Grandmaster John Pellegrini – Combat Hapkido: The Martial Art for the Modern Warrior, Combat Hapkido (Intelligent Self Defense) & “Legacy” Journey of a Martial Arts Pioneer
DSI, Inc. website
Combat Hapkido on Wikipedia
One of our recent guests has trained under GM Pellegrini – Mr. Aaron Wayne-Duke of episode 70.
The video below was shared on Grandmaster Pellegrini’s Combat Hapkido website as a good demonstration of the system.