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The internet's leading podcast on realistic self-defence, martial arts, and the management of violence. Joe Saunders is one of Australia's leading experts in occupational violence and aggression and verbal de-escalation, as well as a lifelong martial artist. On this show, Joe interviews the world's leading experts in the management of violence and also provides his own take on how we can keep our families and communities safe.

Managing Violence Podcast with Joe Saunders Joe Saunders

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The internet's leading podcast on realistic self-defence, martial arts, and the management of violence. Joe Saunders is one of Australia's leading experts in occupational violence and aggression and verbal de-escalation, as well as a lifelong martial artist. On this show, Joe interviews the world's leading experts in the management of violence and also provides his own take on how we can keep our families and communities safe.

    S6. Ep. 3: Tim Kennedy on mental toughness, combat stress, PTSD and an exceptional life

    S6. Ep. 3: Tim Kennedy on mental toughness, combat stress, PTSD and an exceptional life

    Tim Kennedy is possibly our most requested guest of all time. A former UFC fighter, special forces soldier, star of Hunting Hitler and Hard to Kill, founder of Sheepdog Response and Ranger Up - he holds black belts in BJJ, Japanese jujutsu and Matt Larsen's Modern Combatives. He is truly one of the most extraordinary human beings you might ever meet.In this episode we talk about:· What it was like growing up with a family that refused to accept mediocrity, and a Dad who stole a plane full of cocaine from Pablo Escobar.· The relentless pursuit of an exceptional life and how they pushed him to greater heights in his military career· The impact that being blown up by an IED and fighting desperate life-or-death battles in war had on his psyche as a professional MMA fighter· Why he still deploys to combat zones now as a 40-year-old husband and father running 6 successful businesses· Tim’s thoughts on managing PTSD from firsthand experience· The origin and mission of Sheepdog ResponseIf you’d like to hear more from Tim, bonus content from this episode is available at our Patreon.You can check out this episode on our website: www.violencepod.comLISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/managing-violence-podcast/id1441934641?mt=2&uo=4LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy83Y2NlMDAwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNzThanks for listening.Make sure to subscribe and leave us a review so you never miss future content.Want to check out the bonus content for this episode and others? www.patreon.com/managingviolenceCheck out our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvJgyuUe-wxu-ii88QEc2ZgFollow Joe on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/managingviolenceTwitter: https://twitter.com/JoeSaundersAULinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joesaundersau/Instagram: @managingviolence

    • 48 min
    S6. Ep. 2: Trauma Informed Self-Defense with Pamela Armitage

    S6. Ep. 2: Trauma Informed Self-Defense with Pamela Armitage

    Pamela Armitage is not your typical self-defence instructor. She wasn't a lifelong martial artist, a cop, a soldier, or anything of the sort. She was a dancer, a model, a sister, a daughter, and a yoga teacher. Through her own experiences, she developed a passion for helping people deal with trauma. Upon meeting the legendary Richard Dimitri, she began to merge her world with his and together they have formed an unstoppable duo rescuing traumatised teens and young adults from violence relationships and abusive living situations. In this episode, Pam shares her story and the work she does with Safe International as well as www.studyofviolence.comMake sure you check out this episode on our website: www.violencepod.comLISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/managing-violence-podcast/id1441934641?mt=2&uo=4LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy83Y2NlMDAwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNzThanks for listening.Make sure to subscribe and leave us a review so you never miss future content.Want to check out the bonus content for this episode and others? www.patreon.com/managingviolenceCheck out our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvJgyuUe-wxu-ii88QEc2ZgFollow Joe on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/managingviolenceTwitter: https://twitter.com/JoeSaundersAULinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joesaundersau/TikTok: @managingviolenceInstagram: @managingviolence

    • 1 hr 13 min
    S6. Ep. 1: Paul Vunak - Journey of a Martial Arts Legend

    S6. Ep. 1: Paul Vunak - Journey of a Martial Arts Legend

    How do you accidentally become a close personal friend and student of both Dan Inosanto and Rickson Gracie? Paul Vunak is a legend in the martial arts, a man that many feel is the true successor of Bruce Lee, a former hand-to-hand combat instructor for SEAL Team Six, and holder of more accolades than it bears to mention.He is the founder and head of the Progressive Fighting Systems and he has been the key component to bringing Bruce Lee's art of Jeet Kune Do into today's real world of combat. He has bridged the gap on how to break down the "MMA Matrix" with traditional arts of Wing Chun (specifically trapping), the destructive combat proven art of Filipino Kali, the power and finesse of boxing and Muay Thai, the ground equalizer of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the Filipino art of Kino Mutai and the core of the R.A.T. program - headbutts, knees and elbows.LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/managing-violence-podcast/id1441934641?mt=2&uo=4LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy83Y2NlMDAwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNzThanks for listening.Make sure to subscribe and leave us a review so you never miss future content.Want to check out the bonus content for this episode and others? www.patreon.com/managingviolenceCheck out our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvJgyuUe-wxu-ii88QEc2ZgFollow Joe on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/managingviolenceTwitter: https://twitter.com/JoeSaundersAULinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joesaundersau/TikTok: @managingviolenceInstagram: @managingviolence

    • 59 min
    BONUS SHOW! Ron Amram and Joe Saunders chat about improving your skills during isolation

    BONUS SHOW! Ron Amram and Joe Saunders chat about improving your skills during isolation

    This is not a typical interview, but more of a laid back chat with good friend, colleague, and all round great martial artist, Ron Amram. This is such a bonus show that I even asked Ron the Patreon-only bonus questions at the end and left them free for you all to hear on this episode. Check it out at the end!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    S5. Ep. 10: Luis Gutierrez - ISR Matrix and the necessary evolution in law enforcement defensive tactics

    S5. Ep. 10: Luis Gutierrez - ISR Matrix and the necessary evolution in law enforcement defensive tactics

    Luis Gutierrez is the Founder and CEO of ISR Matrix. He is a lifelong martial artist who has made a career of excelling as an instructor and coach with children, adults, law enforcement and military personnel as a gym owner and contractor. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu Black Belt, former SBG Vice President and owned and operated One Dragon Martial Arts/ Soflo Jiujitsu for 20 years before being hired by the Seminole Tribe of Florida to create and develop Big Cypress Martial Arts as its Head Coach and Program Director for ten years.Luis has worked extensively with state and federal law enforcement throughout his career and began working as a contractor in 2005. He has travelled worldwide teaching and training LEO, SWAT, Executive Protection professionals and military special teams specializing primarily in apprehension and evasion while developing his own company’s Instructor Cadre and administrative board of consultants and directors.Luis is recognized by his peers for his systematic approach towards problem solving and development alike as well as his innovations to each of the fields he has worked in. LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/managing-violence-podcast/id1441934641?mt=2&uo=4LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy83Y2NlMDAwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNzThanks for listening.Make sure to subscribe and leave us a review so you never miss future content.Want to check out the bonus content for this episode and others? www.patreon.com/managingviolenceCheck out our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvJgyuUe-wxu-ii88QEc2ZgFollow Joe on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/managingviolenceTwitter: https://twitter.com/JoeSaundersAULinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joesaundersau/TikTok: @managingviolenceInstagram: @managingviolenceSeason 5 Intro music by Andy Slatter

    • 1 hr 17 min
    S5. Ep. 9: Varg Freeborn

    S5. Ep. 9: Varg Freeborn

    What a ride this episode is. From growing up around crime, drugs, alcohol, violence and murder, to spending years of his own life in prison after a life-and-death knife fight, to now training law enforcement and private citizens how to prepare for violence... it's fair to say Varg has a unique story. You need to hear it.LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/managing-violence-podcast/id1441934641?mt=2&uo=4LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy83Y2NlMDAwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNzThanks for listening.Make sure to subscribe and leave us a review so you never miss future content.Want to check out the bonus content for this episode and others? www.patreon.com/managingviolenceCheck out our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvJgyuUe-wxu-ii88QEc2ZgFollow Joe on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/managingviolenceTwitter: https://twitter.com/JoeSaundersAULinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joesaundersau/TikTok: @managingviolenceInstagram: @managingviolenceSeason 5 Intro music by Andy Slatter

    • 1 hr 15 min

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