Interview with Kickboxing World Champion Andrew Tate

Three-time kickboxing world champion Andrew Tate, 31, has outspoken views on success, what it takes to make it in the world, and the current culture of victimhood and excuses.

This interview turned out beyond my expectations. Anyone, and I mean that literally, can learn from Andrew’s attitude of persistence and grit and making no excuses for yourself or your failures, no matter what area of life they may be in.

Beginning as a chess player, Andrew entered the kickboxing ring at age 16, determined to win.

(Note a few audio problems here and there but Andrew comes through loud and clear.)

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Dale Holmes says June 1, 2018

Greetings P.D., I have purchased and very much enjoyed your books “Muscle Up” and “Stop the Clock”, and I also very much respect your intelligent grasp of the science that underpins them. That said I am, however, very disappointed that you would chose to interview a kickboxer as an example of self-discipline and motivation. Look, P. D., you’re in your 60’s and I’m in my 70’s, ok? And I think you’ll agree that that pretty much qualifies us both as elder guys who have had plenty of time over the course of our lives to screw up and make enough dumb choices that just maybe, God forbid, we have learned a thing or two about what is true and valuable and humane. Now I was pretty good with my fists as a teenager and I was still mixing it up while I was in the Army in my 20’s. But guess what, I no longer pick fights nor do I punch people in the mouth just because they look at me sideways. Why? Because, yo, I matured and finally realized that beating the snot out of someone doesn’t make me a man. Capiche? Therefore in your case where your customer base is obviously men and women of middle age and older, why in the hell would offer up to us a professional young thug as an example of “persistence and grit”? Why not a testimonial interview with some peer we can identify with who has followed your teachings and gotten good results? Have a heart-to-heart with them. What worked for them and what was challenging? Ask them how you can improve your message and your methods to better reach and influence more people and save them from the living hell of decrepitude. Honestly, P. D., I like you and respect you and I feel that your ardent championship of lifelong fitness is a very important and noble cause. But if at your age you are still equating manliness with violence, well, I just don’t know….I’ll let you finish this sentence. I sincerely want you to succeed, P. D., because your work is actually saving people’s lives. So please, take the high road. This my honest feedback, I hope you will give it your honest consideration. Have a good one! Godspeed.

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    P. D. Mangan says June 1, 2018

    Kickboxing is a sport. Yes, it’s violent, but one where the participants enter into it voluntarily. I happen to like boxing a lot, though I know little about kickboxing, and boxing is also violent. This has nothing to do with picking fights – I’m surprised anyone could make such a mistake in confusing the two.

    Have you ever seen what happens to men who play professional American football? Many of them have brain damage and die in their 50s. It’s a violent sport. Race car drivers die in violent accidents.

    Nowhere have I, or Tate, equated manliness with violence. Though I certainly believe that protecting family and loved ones is part of a man’s functions, and that requires violence if necessary.

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Daniel Antinora says June 3, 2018

What a great interview! I could have beers with that guy.

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