Two people that do martial arts sit down and talk. Sometimes about martial arts, sometimes about something entirely different. Ever wondered why people wear pyjamas and fight each other? Mick's been doing it for 30 years and wants to know too. Subscribe and see if he can find the answer.
Each episode he speaks to a different practitioner from masters of traditional arts to UFC superstars - and everything in-between.
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Joe Long: UFC Gym UK
Sat amongst builders and the bare bones of a brand new gym in Nottingham, Mick catches up with Joe Long and looks back on a career that has taken him from fighting, to fight promotion and now launching UFC Gym UK.
Adam Taggart: JKD Phd
Adam Tags Taggart is a man on a mission, and he has just relocated to Illinois as he pursues a Phd studying the effects of martial arts on the brain. A personal fitness and martial arts instructor, Adam takes Mick through his discovery of cognitive kali, the fighters paradox, and his desire to learn and understand exactly why the arts do what they do for so many people.
How to become a stunt performer: Marc Rodrigues-Bernet
Marc Rodrigues-Bernet is an upcoming actor, serving soldier, and martial artist. He is currently working towards making his way on to the British Equity Stunt Register which will give him an industry recognised competency process and the opportunity to start his career as a stunt performer. We caught up at the MKG camp in Calshot earlier this year, and in the process stumble across a potential moneyspinner for a Christmas book from your host Mick Tully.
Keith Priestly: Kyokushin Kyorkshireman
Keith Priestly is a fearsome Kyokushin Fighter, an old school hardcore trainer, and an eternal student. He discusses his career, how he uses old training methods to continue to turn out champions, and bemoans the state of modern martial arts. And his opinions are just as strong as his punches, so don't be too surprised if some of them sting as in his own words, he's not afraid of upsetting anybody.
Robbie Hirst: Breaking Through Pain
We're back after a little hiatus and what a way to jump back in! Recorded earlier this year at the Warriors Assemble awards, Mick sits down to talk with a young man who has overcome more than his fair share of obstacles on his way to his black belt in Tae Kown Do. A genetic condition means that Robbie Hirst has had more broken bones than every other guest we've had on the show COMBINED! Join him as he tells us how everyday tasks can lead to another break, yet that never gets in the way of his training.
Andy Margrett: What Would Andy Do?
Where it all began... This episodes guest is my first and only Sensei in Karate. The man who put me on the path and following his example has kept me on that path. There’s not enough time to go into how much I love this man, and how even now his lessons from 30+ years ago continue to guide my life.. Shihan Kenneth ‘Andy’ Margrett !!!
Great podcast! Martial Arts is a great way to meet amazing people. Mick does a great job of showing this through the podcast. The guests are fantastic people and I love the overall philosophy & message.
Great job Mick!!!
A must listen
Love the interviews. Mick is a force of nature. Looking forward to the next one.