Life Changes Show, June 12, 2023
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy
Guests, Martial Arts Master, and Founder of Radical Expansion Chris Tai Melodista and Singer, Song writer Victory Jones, Ep 741
Featuring Interview Guest, Martial Arts Master, MMA Competition Athlete, Author, and Founder of Radical Expansion, Chris Tai Melodista; and Performance Guest, Singer, Songwriter and Sound Alchemist, Victory Jones, on The LIFE CHANGES Show, Episode 741
Interview Guest, Chris Tai Melodista and Performance Guest, Victory Jones, Ep 741
Chris Tai Melodista was born in Paris in 1974 to his Vietnamese mother and French-Jewish adoptive father. He began his training in diverse styles of martial arts at the age of 6 and obtained his black belt in Japanese jiu-jitsu at 17. Chris competed in the first MMA competition in France and has since invested over 40 years in martial arts practice and more than 30 years in the discipline of personal development.
In his 20s, Chris traveled to Lhasa, Tibet, to deepen his practice in Buddhism at its source. During his stay, he had the opportunity to teach Kung Fu and Qi Gong to some of the monks. After almost a decade of working as a photographer in advertising and fashion for numerous high-end companies in Madrid, Chris moved to the U.S. in 2009, seeking to make more of an impact in the world.
Chris has achieved an impressive series of certifications, including life and love consciousness coaching with Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks, NLP licensed master practitioner, clinical hypnosis, Pranayama and Qi Gong, Russian martial art Systema instructor, combatives instructor, and MovNat trainer level 1&2, as well as stick massage bodywork therapy. In 2014, Chris traveled to Poland to meet and study with Wim Hof and became the first person certified by Wim Hof, aka “The Iceman,” in the U.S. and France. He also mentored with Dan Brulé to further his style of breathwork.
Chris Tai is the founder of Radical Expansion, a company dedicated to performance coaching through breathwork, movement, and mindfulness. He created this company to teach the knowledge he had compiled throughout his lifetime. The simple and easy method he founded is now taught by coaches in Europe and the U.S. Over thousands of people and hundreds of seminars worldwide have benefited from this practice.
Chris considers himself an eternal student and continues to teach and encourage people to become the person they were searching for through practice and quality of choice.
I am more than an artist, I am an experience...
In a world that is ever-changing, I choose to be myself - a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, ethereal earth goddess with an insatiable curiosity; an artist & entrepreneur who is no stranger to taking risks and fearlessly walking into the unknown, to discover the beauty and wonder of the world in so many different ways, with sound as the sweet spot.
My world is made of sound, and my voice is my vehicle. It is the bridge between my heart & head that lets me share my most true authentic expression to ignite, inspire & activate others into remembering who they are. I am here to reflect your beauty, humanity, power, and divinity to you - thru sound, ritual, and community.
With my intuition as my guide, I channel divine inspiration to serve the world thru sound & ritual, creating magical moments for you to breathe a little easier. I let my open heart lead the way and it is my wish that you receive my transmission; that it sparks something in you to remind you that you never needed permission to be YOU; all you have to do is allow yourself the space & opportunity to BE whom you came here to be. I am merely a conduit for inspiration and transformation. A reflection, thru sound.
I am here to remind you of your uniqueness, fierceness, and power by standing in mine. I am here to remind you that YOU are a 1-of-1. A gift to the world, sent here to radiate your love thru your desires. I am a reflection of the goodness that we each possess. I am a reflection of the divinity & humanity that we each embody. When you listen to my music, I hope you SEE yourself. Discover yourself. Remember yourself. LOVE yourself.
I am honored to be chosen to lead this charge and take this journey with you. And I am beyond grateful that you have chosen to join me on this journey, too.
Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!
A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.
In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.
The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.