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Art & Soul: The Art Of Well Being - Giving Yourself "Permission" To Live Your Best Life

Nicklaus Suino
Lisa Barry
89.1 WEMU

Nicklaus Suino of Ann Arbor experienced a traumatic event many years ago that has had a lasting impact on how he has lived his life ever since.  He uses that experience to inspire others to give themselves "permission" to bring about positive personal changes in their lives.


Nicklaus Suino
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Nicklaus Suino and WEMU's Lisa Barry

For over three decades, thousands of people have become more centered, happier, and more successful with Nick’s guidance.  He has been called “one of the leading martial arts instructors in North America,” but his influence radiates far beyond the dojo.  He has made it his life’s mission to learn the fundamental principles of success in many different fields, apply them, and share them with people. 

Author of nine books, including LOOK UP! and BUDO MIND AND BODY (named “Essential Gear” by Black Belt Magazine), Nick has helped transform professionals, business owners, athletes, martial artists, and ordinary people with his presentations, group training and coaching.  His book PRACTICE DRILLS FOR JAPANESE SWORDSMANSHIP spent many weeks as the #1 selling title in the Fencing Books category on Amazon.

Nick owns all or part of successful businesses in diverse fields like martial arts, marketing, publishing and law.  He has been honored by the University of Michigan–Dearborn as “Mentor of the Year”; by the Bluewater Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo for advancing entrepreneurship; and by the International Martial Arts Federation for supporting traditional Japanese budo.  He and his work have been featured in a wide range of publications, including Black Belt Magazine, The ANN Magazine, and the Journal of Asian Martial Arts. 

He’s taught self-defense and empowerment to hundreds of men, women, girls and boys.  Nick and his teams have a commitment to support worthwhile causes – it’s an essential part of their mission.  They’ve donated to dozens of organizations in the past decade, including Fisher House of Michigan, Boy Scouts of America, Alzheimer’s Association, SafeHouse of Ann Arbor, Center for Independent Living, and Wounded Warrior Project. 


Permission is an immersive 12-hour event to help you overcome the obstacles keeping you from living your dream life.  Nick helps you spell out your dreams, identify your obstacles - both external and internal - and get clarity on how to solve those obstacles to rocket forward.

You’ll get powerful support for your vision of an authentic, fulfilling life.  You'll get frameworks to solve your tactical stuff.  You'll get resources to help you dig deeper.  But the real benefit of Permission is that you can sort out your inside stuff.

Get permission to thrive, to be alone, to love yourself, to leave your job, to compete at a high level, or to live your true purpose.  Getting those things dialed in is an incredible feeling, and it could change your life!

  • Permission III - Is this the year you take the LEAP into a spectacular life?
  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 8:30am - 8:30pm
  • Cahoots Event Space - 260 E. Huron Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104


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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu

Lisa Barry was a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU.
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