Who says you have to focus on only one career, religion, martial art style, etc? Definitely, not Bolelli. Daniel Bolelli prides himself on being a renaissance man who appreciates the best of many of the world’s religions, martial arts, and cultures. He says that it is healthy to choose from among the best of these practices as opposed to pigeonholing yourself into only one. Bolelli says that he approaches religion much the same way he does martial arts. Listen to this episode to hear Bolelli share his eclectic approach to life.
Daniele Bolelli is a writer, martial artist, university professor, and podcaster. He wrote his first book when he was 22 years old. He holds a fifth degree black belt in kung fu san soo–a style that he has taught for several years at UCLA’s John Wooden Center. Bolelli also coached and fought professionally in mixed martial arts (MMA). Bolelli was featured in I Am Bruce Lee which broke Spike TV’s rating record for documentaries.
Bolelli’s books include: Create Your Own Religion: A How-To Book Without Instructions; On the Warrior’s Path; and 50 Things You’re Not Supposed To Know: Religion.
Bolelli teaches at several colleges in Southern California. He adopts a “renaissance” man-approach to teaching that has led him to lecture on a wide range of subjects including American Indian history and philosophy, history of the United States, world religions, history of ancient Rome, history and philosophy of martial arts, the ethnic experience in the United States, world history, plus several courses on the relationship between cinema and history.
Bolelli has a few popular podcast, “The Drunken Taoist” and “History on Fire”, and is co-host of “The Mike V Show”
Learn more about Bolelli’s work and listen to his podcasts at http://www.danielebolelli.com/