Mr. John DeBlasio – Episode 62
When I teach now, I understand what I’ve been teaching all my life. I understand it more, which makes me a better instructor.
I met Mr. John DeBlasio during my recent trip the Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors Mega Weekend in Atlantic City, NJ. I was making my first pass on the exhibition floor and Bill Wallace was standing there talking to him. Shortly after I ended up speaking with Mr. DeBlasio and really enjoyed our conversation. It was clear that this man was not only a true martial artist, but also a good guy and a passionate (and successful) actor. I knew he’d be a great guest for the show.
His acting credits include TV shows like Blue Bloods, Elementary and The Sopranos and movies like Talons of the Eagle with Billy Blanks and The Cobbler with Adam Sandler.
And what a guest he turned out to be. This episode has a bit of everything – humorous stories, serious moments & amazing advice all from a man who is clearly walking the path of a martial artist. Mr. DeBlasio knows his history and does a great job of bringing us on his journey. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did.
Your humble host, Jeremy
Today’s featured product is our whistlekick Sparring Helmet.
During the show we mentioned Gary Alexander, who we’re hoping to have on the show soon. If you’re unfamiliar with Mr. Alexander, here’s a brief bio. We also talked about Jerome Mackey, believed to be the first to pioneer the chain-style of martial arts schools. Some interesting reading on the man, and here’s a good start.
The movie he’s working on currently is called Beast, which is scheduled for release this year. Here are links to the official website and IMDb page. If you’d like to see Mr. DeBlasio’s IMDb page, that’s here.