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“You’re constantly battling yourself, so you’ve got to constantly battle with what you’re weakest at...to try and self develop as many aspects of your weaknesses as you can."—Brett Barrell
Our latest podcast guest joins us from down under. The ‘Iron Body Martial Artist,’ Brett Barrell, is originally from South Africa, has spent lots of time in the U.K., and now lives in Australia. So if you can’t pinpoint his accent, don’t worry about it…it’s cool either way.
Brett has spent the past 10 years serving as a police officer and has been involved in martial arts since he was 5. He has a black belt in juijitsu and has studied Shaolin Gung Fu since his early teens.
Brett also runs a YouTube channel where he trains people in Iron Palm, which is the main topic of our podcast.
◉ Overcome challenges by never giving up and channeling your focus into something positive.
◉ Consistent and progressive practice will help prevent permanent damage when training.
◉ Remember where the skills of iron palm came from: the mindset of constant self-development.
0:50 Brett Barrell introduces himself as a police officer and and runs a YouTube channel to help train people in Iron Palm.
4:50 Iron palm training is like a form of meditation and helps you combat emotional stress as well as helping defend yourself physically.
“You’re constantly battling yourself, so you’ve got to constantly battle with what you’re weakest at...to try and self develop as many aspects of your weaknesses as you can.”
8:47 In a real confrontation, you don’t have gloves, so the iron palm self defense techniques can help protect yourself from a surprise attack.
10:10 Consistent and progressive practice will help prevent permanent damage when iron palm training.
16:40 How Brett recommends staying in the game of life by eating better and assessing our health.
18:45 Taking antiinflammatory herbs can help your body recover and cope with the demands of iron palm training.
21:15 Take a realistic look at yourself and don’t underestimate how aggressive and violent people can be.
26:10 Incorporate military-style endurance training and yogic-style flexibility exercises for overall health.
30:10 Qigong—bone and tendon washing—helps to align the spine and increase circulation around the tendons
35:20 Overcome challenges by never giving up and channel your focus into something positive.
“A lot of problems that are years in the making, people don’t realize they could be years in the breaking…..Know and have faith that you can work through a lot of things.”
39:10 Your mind is a powerful tool; you don’t have to give up. Take a few minutes. Take a couple of days and get back on track.
43:30 Remember where the skills of iron palm came from: the mindset of constant self-development.
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