Episode 101 GAVEN SUGAI Podcaster : Kampai Sugai Podcast
Ever wondered how a podcast host stays consistent, navigates challenges, and enjoys the process while not solely focusing on monetary gain? Tune in as we unlock these answers with our special guest, Gaven Sugai, host of the Kampai Sugai podcast. We kickstart our exchange with a peek into Gaven's Japanese heritage and the inspiration for his podcast's unique name. The conversation takes an intriguing turn towards cultural cheers and their interpretations, a testament to the richness of our unique backgrounds.
As we venture further, the discussion illuminates the importance of consistency in the podcasting world. We share our triumphs and trials in maintaining consistency and the vital role patience plays in any creative journey. You'll get an insider's glimpse into our recording process, the hurdles we've had to jump, and how we've managed to stay the course. Our friendly banter touches on our podcast distribution platforms and why we prioritize enjoyment over monetary gain.
But it's not all concentrated on podcasting. We take a detour to explore our mutual interest in mixed martial arts, the evolution of traditional martial arts into MMA, and our thoughts on heavyweight champions like Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou. As ardent football fans, we reflect on the growth of Pete Carroll and Richard Sherman and the influence their actions have had on us. So, strap in for an engaging, enlightening, and enjoyable episode packed with insights, laughter, and a whole lot of podcast geekery.
Above The Bridge host, Thaddeus “Thad” Park grew up on the windward side of Oahu in Kāneʻohe where he spent his hanabata days playing football, baseball, and excelling at Tae Kwon Do and kickboxing. His martial arts training later led to his love of teaching Tae Kwon Do and self-defense to children and adults.
Most notably known for promoting and hosting successful nightclub, private club and concert events with promotion company Artist Groove Network, Thad is also a lab technician for the Cancer Research Center of Hawai’i.
Thad is merging his passion for having an exciting time with his gift of engaging in captivating conversation and turning it into a lighthearted podcast. Keeping it Kāneʻohe, Thad takes his listeners to a childhood hangout to chill, talk story, and have a good time, Above The Bridge!