Mr. Tristan Creeley – Mr. C – is a taekwondo martial arts instructor, competitor, filmmaker & artist from Maine.
Mr. Tristan Creeley – Episode 188
It won’t work to just have a positive state of mind. I can easily not have that kind of mind so I would say believe in yourself, cultivate that confidence and surround yourself with positive people and build resilience.
Mr. Tristan Creeley and I go back – way back. As teenagers growing up in Maine we were at the same tournaments, knew the same people, and I even competed against his brother a few times. I wouldn’t say we were friends because we didn’t know each other well, but I respected him a great deal.
Now with whistlekic, I am again traveling to tournaments and seeing people I haven’t seen in 20 years. Shortly after founding whistlekick, Mr. Creeley moved back to Maine and started showing up again at tournaments. Most impressive to me was that he refused to accept any physical limitations of age – he was constantly pushing his body and his technique, refining his form and adding new elements. It was a joy to watch him, whether it was his forms or his fighting. Now he’s on the show, and we’re having the longest conversation we’ve ever had. Enjoy.
For this episode, we want you to be aware of our return policy – did you know we don’t have a restocking fee? Or silly maximums on time for returns? We give you a month to check out what we send you. If you don’t like it, so long as it’s not damaged or heavily used, we’ll take it back. But let’s be honest… you won’t send our stuff back.
Movies – Enter the Dragon, Supercop, Rumble in the Bronx
Books – One Touch at a Time: Psychological Aspects of Fencing by Aladar Kogler
On today’s episode, we talk about a number of martial arts tournament circuits, including the PKL / AKL (Professional Karate League / Amateur Karate League, no defunct), SMART (State Martial Arts Ratings & Totals, a Maine circuit) & KRANE (Karate Ratings Association of New England).
We mention Black Belt Magazine and Mr. C’s love for sport martial arts (sport karate).
You can find Mr. Tristan Creely online at his school’s Facebook page.