Mr. Daniel Hartz is a recent black belt, great friend of Martial Arts Radio and has numerous ties to guests we’ve had on the show. He’s a passionate martial artist and an inspiring man.
Mr. Daniel Hartz – Episode 131
And this was the sense of belonging and sense of discipline and family that I think that my life needed, that really cemented it for me.
You may recognize the name of today’s guest from his appearance on Episode 100. Mr. Daniel Hartz was the interviewer for my episode of the show, and it’s been an honor to have him back for his turn at the table. While there are no firm rules about who we have on the show, we generally only extend the invitation to black belts. Mr. Hartz recently earned his black belt at a weekend-long testing ceremony I was fortunate enough to participate in.
On today’s episode, we learn a lot about not only Mr. Hartz, but about what it is that draws people to martial arts and keeps them there. As a recent black belt, Mr. Hartz doesn’t have the decades of training many of our guests do, which gives him a different perspective on training. He’s very open about himself and his love for the arts, which I suspect will resonate for most listeners. It certainly did for me.
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Movies – Enter the Dragon, Fearless
Books – The Art of War, What is Self Defense (James Mitose), This is Self Defense (Ricardo)
On today’s episode we mention the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and our hope that Donnie Yen gets to wield a lightsaber, we discuss LARPing (for an explanation click here). We mention Sensei Earl Smith, Mr. Hartz’s instructor, who appeared on episode 17. We discuss Senior Grandmaster Rick Alemany, who came on our show a short time later.