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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.

Living Martial Arts Master Ray Gayle

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

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.

    Karen Findley talks to The Dark Master

    Karen Findley talks to The Dark Master

    Karen Findley

    • 48 min
    Rick Koenig talks to The Dark Master

    Rick Koenig talks to The Dark Master

    Rick Koenig embarked on a remarkable journey when he began martial arts training at 4. Growing up in New Jersey, Rick had a unique upbringing, as their father owned pizzerias, where they actively participated in running and working.
    In later years, Rick transitioned into the security world, working at nightclubs in Philadelphia and New Jersey. During this time, Rick had the opportunity to cross paths with notable figures like Paul Wight II and provided security for legendary individuals such as Mike Tyson and Dennis Rodman.
    However, life took a challenging turn as Rick found himself entangled in "mob connections," leading him down a troubling path that ultimately resulted in imprisonment alongside his father in the maximum-state security prisons of the Department of Corrections in New Jersey.
    Upon Rick's release, he exhibited resilience and determination by purchasing and owning MMA facilities while pursuing a career as a professional fighter in the late 1980s. In 2009, Rick relocated to Branson, Missouri, and opened his MMA school.
    In martial arts, Rick played a significant role in training law enforcement personnel and even became a member of the 1% Biker's Club, showcasing his commitment to the craft.
    Life dealt Rick further challenges as he faced separation and the heart-wrenching disappearance of his oldest son for two years. Although his son was eventually found, his son's passing under suspicious circumstances cast a shadow of doubt and conspiracy theories.
    Rick courageously confronted his struggles with alcohol addiction, triumphing over this formidable adversary. Today, Rick has transitioned into his full-time role at his gym, dedicating his energy to training others and serving as an inspiration, leader, and mentor. His journey is a testament to resilience, personal growth, and the unwavering pursuit of a better future.
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    • 40 min
    Hanratty Sensei talks to The Dark Master

    Hanratty Sensei talks to The Dark Master

    John Hanratty sensei has trained and taught Shotokan karate for over 54 years. He is the Chief Instructor for the Canadian Shotokan Karate Association and the National Coach. He is also past president and current Vice President of the World Shotokan Karate Association.
    Hanratty sensei was elected the 3M Coach of the Year in 1989 by Karate Canada and has been nominated for the Air Canada Sportsman Award. He has also received a Distinguished Citizen Award from the City of Calgary for services to sport. He is an internationally ranked official and a top-level NCCP coach.
    Hanratty Sensei instructs and conducts seminars throughout North America and Europe and is considered a leading authority on Karate Kata history and application.
    You can find out more about Hanratty Sensei by using this link:
    https://hanrattykarate.com/
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    • 43 min
    Lawrence Warry talks to The Dark Master

    Lawrence Warry talks to The Dark Master

    Mr Lawrence Warry was a student from my early years as a young martial arts teacher. Specific individuals enter your school, and they immediately make a significant impact on everyone within your school, usually without even knowing the impact they’ve made. Lawrence Warry is one of those students who had a significant impact on my school because of his courtesy, humility, and willingness always to do what was asked of him. I loved when he was in class because he was one of those students that made me a better teacher.
    It was an absolute pleasure to talk with him about the old days and where his martial arts journey has taken him.
    I feel very blessed to have been part of his journey.
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    • 49 min
    Master Mark Hutton talks to The Dark Master

    Master Mark Hutton talks to The Dark Master

    Master Mark Hutton is one of those people I love to chat with. He doesn't mince words and shoots straight from the hip; he is just the kind of person I like. Master Hutton is known throughout TKD circles as an inspirational character who practices what he preaches, which is another thing I like about him. I was pleased to catch up with him and chat about all things TKD and why returning to some of the old ways will be necessary. Chatting to him it is clear that he loves to help people and that is the sign of a true martial artist. if you ever get to speak with him, I guarantee you will not be disappointed. However, beware as he tells it like it is.
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    • 51 min
    Rebecca Hanser talks to The Dark Master

    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 
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

Abi888 ,

Great podcast

I started TKD in January and really enjoy listening to this podcasts, interesting guests and good host.

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