492. Fighting, Slavs and Dogs : Ranko Ceric

“By being aggressive you will open yourself up to possible to defeat.”

Martial arts teacher Ranko Ceric joins me to discuss aikido, character development, the psychology of martial arts, Sytema, Slavic culture, trauma, training dog owners, and marketing. A wonderful canine stroll.

Being vulnerable or being in a position of power without being abusive. 

Seeing power displays in dojo’s – it isn’t the practice it is the teacher and the culture. Preparation and defence in martial arts and training and learning one style first before mixed for self disciplin. How the training affects the artistry that follows.

What is Eastern European, what’s post Soviet and what’s trauma and how could we possibly know and understand that level of entanglement through embodiment and play.

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