“Achieving a black belt is telling you that you can do anything you set your mind to." –Jackson Rudolph
My guest this episode is Sport Karate World Champion Jackson Rudolph. Jackson is known for his innovative Bo Staff Routines which have led to 14 ISKA U.S. Open Weapons Titles, the most for any man in history. Jackson is the founder of The Flow Weapons Training System, a representative and now a Coach for Team Paul Mitchell and was inducted into the Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame in 2018 as Competitor of the Year.
Jackson Rudolph is a remarkable young man and this episode is all about his competitive martial arts and scholastic journey. My Key Take Away is that Martial Arts Teachings are the Key to Success on the matts and in the Classroom. Along with being a martial arts world champion Jackson also graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology and is currently a USUHS Med Student & US Army 2nd Lt studying to be a surgeon. We talk about preparing for competitions, entering the flow state, clarity in setting goals, developing concentration, overcoming bullying, and that the biggest thing martial arts gives us is the ability to overcome our doubts and build true self confidence. We also talk about the importance of Creating Art and honestly expressing ourselves and why Martial Arts are a gift for children to discover their full potential.