Living Martial Arts

Master Ray Gayle

Everyday martial arts discuss and examines the everyday exercise, philosophy and lifestyle of the martial arts enthusiast. The host talks about his own training past and present and also interviews many martial artists to discover how they continue to live their own everyday martial arts journey. Tune in for top tips on how to get the best out of your martial art. Or perhaps you're thinking of starting a martial art, this podcast offers you an easy way to dip your toe in. read less
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Rebecca Hanser talks to The Dark Master
Mar 2 2024
Rebecca Hanser talks to The Dark Master
Rebecca Hanser is a director, writer, producer, and actress based in London for screen, stage, and mocap. She is known for the feature films Portal to the Abyss (2024), Parasitus (2021), Blade of the Assassin (2021) and the short films Third Life Crisis (2023), the award-winning Ghosted (2022) and A Tribute to Frida (2021).At an early age, she already loved films and says she learned English by "simply watching a lot of movies". The acting bug only kicked in at a much later age as she developed a passion for writing. She pursued an impressive academic career before giving in to acting. She studied International Business Management at The Hague University (BSc) and Anthropology and Journalism (MA) at the renowned Leiden University. Surviving college through jobs in modelling and hospitality, she says that studying allowed her to travel the world. As a result, she speaks several languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, German, and French, as well as her native Dutch and English.She started growing more interested in acting, and after several successful Dutch film projects like Poolshoogte (2014), she moved to London to train at the prestigious Drama Centre London to obtain her third master's degree in screen acting (MA). The classes mixed actor students with director students, giving her a taste of work behind the camera. She joined theatre company The People's Company as an in-house cast member during this period. She was featured in one of their biggest productions, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (2019), as fairy queen Titania in collaboration with the Southwark Playhouse. She performed on stage and toured the UK with the Extreme Improv Comedy Club, directed by David Pustansky. Around this time, she also became passionate about Flamenco dance, which led to the short documentary Andalusia (2018). The latest stage performance was for the show "Pigs" produced by SweinHaus and took place at the Cockpit Theatre in London.I hope you enjoy our chat.Check out these links to find out more about: www.rebeccahanser.com www.instagram.com/rebecca_hanser/IMDB actors profile: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6635126/?ref_=tt_ov_stIMDB Portal to the Abyss: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt30848809/?ref_=nm_flmg_t_1_actTrailer Portal to the Abyss I'd be grateful if you could leave a review for the Living Martial Arts podcast using the following links: Apple podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/living-martial-arts/id1558703179Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3MDv2bt1ORsKpD4158cqLA?si=Q9Klv5iQQhOaXiXwhp-OdAPodchaser - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/living-martial-arts-1629450https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/living-martial-arts-1629450Sign up for the newsletter now! at;
Mike Lambert talks to The Dark Master
Oct 17 2023
Mike Lambert talks to The Dark Master
Mike Lambert talks to The Dark MasterMike wished to be a stuntman since he was a kid, growing up with television programs such as The A-Team and martial arts movies. Mike got involved with martial arts at the age of 13. He started practising Tae Kwon Do, Boxing and Kickboxing and went to compete. Talented as he is, he won many tournaments and titles. Some of those are 5 Times British Tae Kwon Do Champion, Canadian, German, and Swiss Champion, 2 Times International T.A.G.B Fighter of the Year, 1991 Top 3 Light Heavyweight Tae Kwon Do Stylists in the World, and Mike is the only Light Heavyweight Fighter to win British titles in both WTF and ITF Tae Kwon Do.With these skills, Mike went to Hong Kong for a movie career. He also met his wife there. At this time, Mike is back in the UK and has been in several movies from the US, working as an actor, stuntman and trainer. Mike has worked with the greatest Hong Kong and US action stars, such as Chow Yun Fat, Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Van Damme and Shannon Lee, and will keep working in the most incredible action movies.I hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did.Take a look at some awesome Mike Lambert stunt reels here:https://youtu.be/cajnFhDZDrc?si=Gojgp7ipgwKOwaYJ https://youtu.be/HOvIBolsVqQ?si=dOyajRlUG2ZsNQ7p I'd be grateful if you could leave a review for the Living Martial Arts podcast using the following links: Apple podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/living-martial-arts/id1558703179Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3MDv2bt1ORsKpD4158cqLA?si=Q9Klv5iQQhOaXiXwhp-OdAPodchaser - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/living-martial-arts-1629450https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/living-martial-arts-1629450Sign up for the newsletter now! at; https://www.livingmartialarts.com
Geoff Aldridge talks to The Dark Master
Oct 4 2023
Geoff Aldridge talks to The Dark Master
With over 30 years of martial arts experience, Geoff has been training in contact karate and kickboxing since 1987, gaining his 1st Dan Black Belt in 1992, 2nd Dan in 1998, and 3rd Dan in 2003 (with a Grade A-). In 2010, he was awarded his 4th Dan Black Belt by ECKA; in 2016, he was awarded his 5th Dan Black Belt by WAKO GB. In 2021, he passed the Mushin Kai black belt grading conducted by Sensei Alfie “The Animal” Lewis.Geoff is a WAKO GB-qualified instructor in the Milton Keynes area, who has run the Bletchley Club since 1999.Geoff has been training under his instructor, Sensei Dev Barrett, since 1988. He has also trained with other notable instructors: Kancho Henk Kuipers, Michael "Venum" Page, Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Grandmaster A, Geoff Thompson, Guru Mick Tully, Remy Bonjasky, Semy Schilt, Ronnie Green, Howard Brown, Ray Hoffman, Junior Anderson, Monika Markowska & Jean Frenette. In addition, Geoff has been taught and is qualified to teach the Mushin Ryu syllabus from Sensei Alfie Lewis. Read more about Geoff here: https://www.bletchleydragons.co.uk/geoffI hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did.I'd be grateful if you could leave a review for the Living Martial Arts podcast using the following links: Apple podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/living-martial-arts/id1558703179Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3MDv2bt1ORsKpD4158cqLA?si=Q9Klv5iQQhOaXiXwhp-OdAPodchaser - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/living-martial-arts-1629450https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/living-martial-arts-1629450Sign up for the newsletter now! at; https://www.livingmartialarts.com
Vince Morris talks to The Dark Master
Aug 1 2023
Vince Morris talks to The Dark Master
Now in his seventies, with more than 60 years Martial Arts experience, Vince Morris is a leading authority in the world of karate and his effective no-nonsense approach to his art has earned him worldwide respect. He regularly taught Tactical Officer Protection courses at the Antwerp Police Academy and for a variety of other Law Enforcement agencies which has brought him many commendations and citations for his extraordinary skills along with the acknowledgement that these skills have saved lives!Always concerned with making the art of karate as effective as he knew it could be, Vince developed Kissaki-Kai Karate, and by utilising his knowledge of pressure points and the “Rules of Combat” has seen it develop into a well-rounded system of personal protection.Vince Morris has influenced many of today’s leading instructors both directly and indirectly via his teaching and numerous books and videos on applied karate. Kissaki-Kai has branches worldwide, in Europe, China and the USA.Now based in France, Vince continues to oversee the development of Kissaki-Kai Karate-Do International.​I hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did.I'd be grateful if you could leave a review for the Living Martial Arts podcast using the following links: Apple podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/living-martial-arts/id1558703179Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3MDv2bt1ORsKpD4158cqLA?si=Q9Klv5iQQhOaXiXwhp-OdAPodchaser - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/living-martial-arts-1629450https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/living-martial-arts-1629450Sign up for the newsletter now! at; https://www.livingmartialarts.com
Mark Payne - His journey of a thousand miles
Jun 7 2023
Mark Payne - His journey of a thousand miles
Mark Payne - His journey of a thousand milesMark Payne is the first non-martial artist I've talked with on my podcast. However, that doesn't diminish his message in any way. His message is one that all of us must notice; it's the message of looking after your health. It's also the message that it's never too late to regain your health, to live and perform at a higher level. Although Mark has not been a martial artist himself, he has been around martial arts people for many years. He's supported his son in his martial arts passion and continues to do so. I have always found Mark easy to talk to, and he always greets me with a smile; I'm guessing he now has lots to smile about and be grateful for. After listening to his story, I'm sure you'll agree that even though he has never done martial arts before, his challenge has built him a level of indomitable spirit equal to any martial arts practitioner.I wish Mark all the best for the future. I'm grateful to have him in my PUMA martial arts family. I hope you enjoy our chat.I'd be grateful if you could leave a review for the Living Martial Arts podcast using the following links: Applepodcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/living-martial-arts/id1558703179Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/show/3MDv2bt1ORsKpD4158cqLA?si=Q9Klv5iQQhOaXiXwhp-OdAPodchaser- https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/living-martial-arts-1629450https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/living-martial-arts-1629450Sign up for the newsletter now! at; https://www.livingmartialarts.com
Master Alfie Lewis and the Martial Mindset
May 29 2023
Master Alfie Lewis and the Martial Mindset
Master Alfie Lewis and the Martial MindsetMy second chat with the one and only Master Alfie Lewis. The founder and chief instructor of Mushin Kai freestyle.  We talk about developing a martial arts mindset.I challenge anyone to find another person who is close to the level of passion that Master Alfie Lewis has for martial arts. Not just his love and knowledge of his art but his extensive knowledge of other martial arts tooMaster Alfie Lewis now devotes his time to channelling his infectious personality into his students and their personal development. If you've never had the pleasure of seeing him fight, listen to his rapid-fire speech, and you'll get a flavour of what it was like to face him.As I said in my last post, I’m sure you can feel the warmth and respect I have for him.I hope you enjoy the second of my talks with Master Alfie Lewis. If you want to see Master Alfie Lewis in action, check out the link below.https://youtu.be/j3Vichs-oc8I'd be grateful if you could leave a review for the Living Martial Arts podcast using the following links: Applepodcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/living-martial-arts/id1558703179Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/show/3MDv2bt1ORsKpD4158cqLA?si=Q9Klv5iQQhOaXiXwhp-OdAPodchaser- https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/living-martial-arts-1629450https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/living-martial-arts-1629450Sign up for the newsletter now! at; https://www.livingmartialarts.com
Master Gordon Fearn Talks to the Dark Master
Apr 27 2023
Master Gordon Fearn Talks to the Dark Master
I met Master Gordon Fearn many years ago, he’d come down to my area of the country, and we ended up having a short sparring session. He was then a very young man trying to move forward in the competition arena, and I was an older man trying to keep the young pretenders at bay. Immediately when we started sparring, I knew this young man was not a pretender. He was the real deal. He had something about him that was very special. At times like that, you feel happy that you’re at the end of your competitive career and don’t have to try and deal with another class fighter in your weight division.Master Gordon Fearn has gone on to fulfil his potential and more. I got to talk to him about his Taekwon-Do journey and journey into the CrossFit scene.I hope you enjoy our chat.Here are some links to contact Master Gordon Fearn, 7th Degree Black BeltGreat Britain and England CaptainWorld, European and British Champion. E: info@gftkd.co.ukW: www.gftkd.co.ukI'd be grateful if you could leave a review for the living martial arts podcast using the following links: Apple podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/living-martial-arts/id1558703179Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3MDv2bt1ORsKpD4158cqLA?si=Q9Klv5iQQhOaXiXwhp-OdAPodchaser - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/living-martial-arts-1629450 https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/living-martial-arts-1629450 Sign up for the newsletter now! at; https://www.livingmartialarts.com