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The Rising Man Podcast

Welcome to “The Rising Man Podcast,” a platform where amazing men from all walks of life come to share their personal stories about the journey from boy to man, the challenges, triumphs, and insights they’ve experienced, and what they’ve learned along the way. Here we dive deep into masculine culture to identify what it really means to be a man in the modern world and to extract tips and tools to help EVERY man rise into greatness and become the man he is destined to be.

Jul 11, 2019

Back for his second appearance, Leon Ruri comes on today to re-ignite our inner fires. We discuss the sacred Maori dance, called the Haka, and it’s role in helping men fully express themselves. The intentionality behind ceremonies, finding freedom, and leading with love rather than comparison are among the topics in this episode. Leon’s dedication to raising awareness around men’s mental health is highly admirable, and his drive is contagious. May this episode remind you to fiercely and frequently stand up for what you believe in.


Show Notes:


  • Why is it so important that men FULLY express themselves? 
  • Society wants men to be a lion in many ways, but aren’t comfortable with hearing the roar.
  • There is freedom in IMPERFECTION
  • What is the HAKA really about?
  • The HAKA has been of great cultural importance to the Maori
  • Leon is bringing the HAKA to America (Venice Beach, LA) on September 7th, link below
  • Intention is ultra -important for ceremonies, such as the HAKA. 
  • Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation? How to exchange ideas in a respectful way
  • Does someone have to go to war in order to call themselves a warrior?
  • Why spend energy challenging someone over who they say they are?
  • Why standing for something is stronger than standing against anything


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