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So why did I decide to become a Therapist and Personal Trainer?

A few years ago I suffered an unfortunate accident during a wrestling session and injured my spine. The pain was non-stop. I could not raise my arms above my head and I experienced chest pain with every breath. Over a number of years I visited numerous doctors who all told me that "I should just get used to the pain".
I thought that I was condemned to live my whole life with this pain. I have always had a passion for martial arts and I refused to let this stop me as I could not imagine a life without training. As luck would have it my persistence paid off - at a martial arts charity event I came across a therapist who has since changed my life. His name is Greg and within five days of treatment he had fixed my back!

I was so impressed by his methods that I decided that this is what I wanted to do, I want to be able to help people in the same way that Greg had helped me. Given my experience in martial arts and coaching it was a natural progression to include personal training as a part of my services to not only help people with joint pains, but to assist them in gaining skills that enable them to maintain their health long term via exercise.

If you are interested in Martial Arts, please feel free to look at my club's website: www.shinaidokarate.com.

Interview with Mike Clerk

What a treat this week I had a pleasure to chat with fellow martial artist and musician Mike Clerk. Mike just realised his new single Keep Moving. Our conversation focussed on martial arts, music mental health and crowdfunding where Mike manage to raise funds to create his project. I […]

Conversations on Karate

In this episode I had the pleasure of talking with Sue and Greg from the Conversations on Karate podcast. We chatted about martial arts, podcasting and everything in between. If you are not familiar with their podcast you should check them out, really good to listen to! If […]

Interview With Dr. James Hatch

Some time ago I was listening to a a friend’s podcast, Conversations on Karate, and they were chatting with a person that I had never heard of, Dr James Hatch.  I really enjoyed hearing about his approach to Karate, weapons training and tradition.  A lot of our views […]

Interview with Tracey Radley

Tracey Radley is a mother, martial artist and founder of the Kuroten Practical Karate club. Our conversation revolves around Tracey’s martial arts journey, how she got involved in Karate and how she transferred into the practical side of this art. We explore female views on martial arts, for […]

Interview with John Titchen Sensei

John Titchen is one of those teachers that impresses with his methodical approach to every aspect of martial arts. It doesn’t matter if its Karate or self defence, his program is very detailed, with every possibility covered. John is a world renowned author of books covering both Karate […]

Interview with Sensei Ando

In this episode I talk to Andrew Mierzwa aka Sensei Ando, the creator of Happy Life Martial Arts. A YouTube sensation, podcaster and pie lover, with a super positive approach to life. In this interview we discover a few similarities between us, and we also talk about Andrew’s […]