The Martial Arts Podcast with Phil Elmore
"The Martialist," Phil Elmore, talks martial arts, self-defense, combatives, and more.
(Livestream) Do Women Hate Self-Defense? (Episode 064)
December 1, 2023 • 26 MIN
Do women hate self-defense, or is there some other explanation for the self-defense industry's treatment of women?
(Livestream) 5 Pieces of Bad Self Defense Advice (Episode 063)
November 19, 2023 • 42 MIN
Phil Elmore offers 5 pieces of self-defense advice that are TERRIBLE (and explains why).
(Livestream) Self-Defense Gatekeepers (Episode 062)
November 17, 2023 • 20 MIN
Phil Elmore looks at people who very much want to prove their special (and better than you) using martial arts.
Ryan Carson - "Knife Defense is Impossible!" (Episode 061)
October 5, 2023 • 32 MIN
Ryan Carson stabbed to death in NYC: Phil Elmore looks at what we can learn from this preventable tragedy.
Too Stupid To Shop For Knives Online (Episode 060)
September 19, 2023 • 27 MIN
Some people are too dumb to be customers.
5 Rules for Fragile Knife Guys (Episode 059)
September 6, 2023 • 27 MIN
If you're a tough-guy knife-wielder navigating the Internet with an eggshell-thin skin, I have bad news for you.
Ninja Ron Collins Update - Martial Arts Copers (Episode 058)
August 27, 2023 • 38 MIN
Why do people pretend to be martial artists, sometimes for decades? Phil Elmore explains.
INSECURE Martial Artists (Episode 057)
August 26, 2023 • 31 MIN
Phil Elmore highlights some more of the stupider martial arts comments made on The Martialist's YouTube channel.
"Just Run" Is DUMB Advice (Episode 056)
August 19, 2023 • 34 MIN
Phil Elmore explains why telling people to run away is stupid self-defense advice.
Airsofting Satanist HEMA BJJ Guy Wants to Fight Me (Episode 055)
August 7, 2023 • 42 MIN
Phil Elmore discusses 5 red flags for fight challenges.
In Defense of the Americanized Tanto (Episode 054)
July 21, 2023 • 28 MIN
Phil Elmore explores the lore of this misunderstood and not-very-Japanese blade style.
TOLPAR Russian Knife Fighting: What Is It? (Episode 053)
July 4, 2023 • 32 MIN
Phil Elmore explores this system of "universal" Russian knife fighting that seems to have been briefly popular around 2011-2014.
Self-Defense from All the Wrong Angles (Episode 052)
June 7, 2023 • 30 MIN
Phil Elmore looks at why the mentally ill shouldn't teach martial arts.
Is 52 Blocks Real? (Episode 051)
May 8, 2023 • 38 MIN
13 years after I first wrote an article on 52 Blocks or "Jailhouse Rock," people are still complaining about my opinion.
Is Piper Knife... Any Good? (Episode 050)
April 30, 2023 • 25 MIN
Phil Elmore looks at the Piper Knife Fighting system.
Chrispy Things [EDC], Illegal Knives, and Clickbait Fearmongering (Episode 049)
April 23, 2023 • 33 MIN
In which I very gently criticize an EDC YouTuber and TikToker.
Stop Being Nice (Episode 048)
April 12, 2023 • 25 MIN
"Street People Strategies," my new book, explained in detail (with a nod to the people who hate me for writing it).
I Trained with a COWARD (Episode 047)
March 17, 2023 • 31 MIN
Would you still be comparing yourself to someone you trained with 15 to 20 years later?
How Dumb Are These "Alternative" Home Defense Weapons? (Episode 046)
March 8, 2023 • 30 MIN
When you don't or can't have a gun, are these REALLY good options?
So I Woke Up And Grabbed My Machete (Episode 045)
March 5, 2023 • 29 MIN
A bump in the night taught me a lot about no-warning emergencies...
The Death of the "Action Library" (Episode 044)
February 26, 2023 • 42 MIN
The "Action Library" is dead. Long live the... action Internet?
All Urban Firearms Instructors Are Frauds (Episode 043)
February 19, 2023 • 34 MIN
There are always exceptions, but here are 5 warning signs of fake gun instructors targeting the inner city.
Confessions of An Internet Self-Defense O.G. (Episode 042)
February 10, 2023 • 32 MIN
An original gangster of the 1990s and early 2000s self-defense forums speaks out.
How to Be a Bully (Episode 041)
February 2, 2023 • 39 MIN
Stories of bullies and counter-bullies.
This Girl Got Knocked Out and I Met Tony Todd (Episode 040)
January 18, 2023 • 29 MIN
Because most of the time, YOU are the reason you get victimized.
3 True Stories of Self-Defense (Episode 039)
January 3, 2023 • 31 MIN
I know, because I was there.
Do Traditional Martial Arts Just STINK? (Episode 038)
December 31, 2022 • 37 MIN
What do TMA and MMA have in common? As it turns out, a lot...
Anonymous, Weak Coward Writes Hate Mail (Episode 037)
December 14, 2022 • 29 MIN
Some people get very upset when you tell them they're wrong.
Why "Icy Mike" (Hard2Hurt) Is Always Wrong (Episode 036)
December 9, 2022 • 33 MIN
People who hate the tactical and EDC communities shouldn't be your source for information on these communities.
Internet Tough Guys: 5 Red Flags (Episode 035)
December 7, 2022 • 0 MIN
Ninja Ron Collins goes back behind bars, and his brief time out of prison highlights the ongoing problem of Internet Tough Guys.
How Bad Are Canadian Gun Laws? (Episode 034)
November 13, 2022 • 40 MIN
America's Hat has "frozen" handgun transfers... but what does that mean for the US, if anything?
Tactical Cancel Culture (Episode 033)
October 28, 2022 • 27 MIN
Does a paracord bracelet make you whiny and defensive?
Carrying THAT Will Get You Killed (Episode 032)
October 23, 2022 • 33 MIN
Tactical pens, mouseguns, and other "talismans"
Medusa Edged Weapons System: The Interview (Episode 031)
October 14, 2022 • 31 MIN
Just what is this knife combatives system that is taking social media by storm?
Are You A Blackbelt? Do you NEED to be? (Episode 030)
October 12, 2022 • 31 MIN
What is rank, anyway?
Are Disposable Knives a TRAP? (Episode 029)
October 11, 2022 • 23 MIN
Are fruit knives, Pioneer Woman knives, and the like a legal liability?
Has Pikal Ruined Knives? (Episode 028)
October 7, 2022 • 24 MIN
Pikal has come to dominate the knife landscape... but what does that mean?
Why People Defend Frauds (Episode 027)
October 5, 2022 • 33 MIN
(The Answers Might Surprise You)
Bravo Sierra in the Martial Arts (Episode 026)
October 4, 2022 • 29 MIN
At what point do we start putting these people in jail?
How Trump Got Me Banned From TikTok (Episode 025)
September 28, 2022 • 28 MIN
When the Communist Chinese won't have you, you're probably doing something right.
Will A Democrat MURDER You? (Episode 024)
September 23, 2022 • 31 MIN
Will Democrats murder you you for being a Republican?
Can A Black Man "Stand His Ground?" (Episode 023)
September 20, 2022 • 34 MIN
Phil Elmore analyzes a Yahoo News Story about William “Marc” Wilson.
Are You Trying To Help, Or Just Showing Off? (Episode 022)
September 19, 2022 • 32 MIN
Phil Elmore takes a hard look at content producers doing martial arts videos.
Confessions of an Internet Marketer (Episode 021)
September 15, 2022 • 30 MIN
For years, I've been selling you things... and you've been buying them.
Martial Artists Are COWARDS (Episode 020)
September 12, 2022 • 26 MIN
Why are so many "martial artists" the opposite of what they're supposed to be?
Democrats CAN'T Be Martial Artists (Episode 019)
September 11, 2022 • 24 MIN
if you don't believe in the primacy of the self over the state, you don't believe in self-defense.
Hate Mail (Episode 018)
September 9, 2022 • 31 MIN
Reading My Hate Mail Comments
Dumb Comments On My Viral "Weapon Detector" Video (Episode 017)
September 6, 2022 • 29 MIN
They don't get much dumber than this.
"Help, I'm Being Cyberstalked" (Episode 016)
August 30, 2022 • 26 MIN
You have to have a thick skin to participate on the Internet... but when threats and extortion are involved, we've crossed a line.
Martial Artists Are CRIMINALS! (Episode 015)
August 25, 2022 • 37 MIN
A number of prominent martial artists have ended badly... or are working to do so right now.
Revenge of the H.E.M.A. Dorks (Episode 014)
August 20, 2022 • 34 MIN
You're always only one Instagram comment away from being challenged to a knife duel, apparently.
Illegal Weapons (Or Are They?) (Episode 013)
August 10, 2022 • 23 MIN
These weapons are illegal... except maybe they aren't.
Troll Comments (Episode 012)
July 29, 2022 • 31 MIN
I see what you did there -- and you're not fooling anybody.
White Supremacists in the Martial Arts (Episode 011)
July 26, 2022 • 29 MIN
Are white supremacists and racists infiltrating the martial arts - and are they a threat to your personal security?
Not Just A River In Egypt (Episode 010)
July 12, 2022 • 28 MIN
A lot of martial artists sure seem to be living in denial.
Chuck Norris Cured My Hypochondria (Episode 009)
July 10, 2022 • 24 MIN
Every one of us has to touch that door handle eventually.
Do Martial Arts Work? (Episode 008)
July 6, 2022 • 26 MIN
Do martial arts work, or do they suck? Yes. The answer is yes.
Knifecrime (Episode 007)
July 1, 2022 • 26 MIN
Look out, he's got a knife! (Well, so does everybody else.)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Episode 006)
June 28, 2022 • 26 MIN
If you're still putting weird things on pizza, I know four specific ninjas who are to blame.
Self-Owns (Episode 005)
June 26, 2022 • 29 MIN
There's no own like the self-own.
Thin Skin (Episode 004)
June 23, 2022 • 29 MIN
Why does it matter if you have a thick skin or a thin skin? Well, it makes a HUGE difference in every area of life.
Challenge Matches (Episode 003)
June 21, 2022 • 29 MIN
Challenge matches almost always never happen... until they do.
Ninja Podcast, Pt. 2 (Episode 002)
June 20, 2022 • 31 MIN
Why do so many martial arts frauds pretend to be ninjas? Well, because it makes them feel special.
Ninja Podcast, Pt. 1 (Episode 001)
June 20, 2022 • 30 MIN
Why do so many fakes claim to be ninjas?