Category: interview

Interview with Dan Holloway

In this episode I chat with Dan Holloway, owner of the Empower Martial Arts Academy. Dan is also the author of The Martial Masters book. We talk about Dan’s journey in martial arts from Aikido to self-defence.  Dan also discusses his focus on empowering students and his family focussed academy. Dan […]

Are Books Relevant in Training?

In this episode I had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. James Hatch, and our chosen topic was books on training. As usual in our conversation we drifted over different subjects. I always enjoy talking with James as his depth of knowledge in Karate and many other subjects […]

Slippery Slopes and Dark Places of Karate

Lengthy conversation with Rob Davis from Red Fish Karate, about all things Karate. Visiting the “dark place” enjoying the ride down the slippery slope of being different, and having ability to think. Exchanging thoughts and experiences about the techniques and our perception of them, exploring fear and our […]

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 Kris Wilder Sensei

Kris Wilder is a man of many talents. The more I spoke with him the more I discovered about his ventures. Funny, smart, thoughtful and kind, these qualities are the foundation of a good person and Kris has them all. We talked about many things, among them were […]

Interview with Don Came Sensei

In this week’s episode I’m talking with Don Came Sensei. We discussed aspects of Karate, inclusion, mental health and methodology of training. Don is a head instructor of Kissaki Kai method in the United Kingdom, we talked about what is that method and Don’ s view on kata […]

Martial Arts Marriage

In this episode my guest is my wife, Anna. We discuss what it is like to live with another martial artist, the diversity of martial arts clubs and the impact of children. We also discussed the club that Anna originally started Karate at, for further information please see […]

Karate Doesn’t work in a phone box

Today my guest is Gary Savage BJJ expert and author of the book with controversial title: Karate doesn’t work in a phone box. I really enjoyed the conversation,  we have covered mental health aspects of martial arts. Gary have a Bipolar disorder making his life a  roller coaster. […]