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Conversations on Karate

Conversations on Karate

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Sue is the student, Greg is the teacher, together they talk about all things Karate and Martial Arts.
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Episode 52 - Both of the hosts are now Dan grades!
Sue and Greg talk the recent Dan grading that was held for Somerset Applied Karate and discuss one of the hosts long overdue rank promotion. Socials and Merch https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
36:31
October 04, 2022
Episode 51 - Beard fondling, UFC and Karate seminars
Sue and Greg talk the UFC and Leon Edwards epic head kick KO, our recent seminar with Les Bubka, Iain Abernethy and Chris Hanson, as well as all things beard fondling related. Socials and Merch https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
41:15
August 31, 2022
Episode 50 - Someone gets murdered in this one! With Ken Knight & Joe Andrews
For the milestone that is episode 50, Sue and Greg are joined by two Kens, or two Joes…..whichever way you look at it! We talk about Karate, Kobudo, BJJ, self defence and a whole lot more! Greg and Ken even find the time to geek out about Obi Wan Kenobi. Hope you enjoy this one as much as we did. KenFu TV https://youtube.com/c/kenfuTV Socials and Merch https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
02:06:12
August 15, 2022
Conversations on Karate present UFC Under the spotlight with Matt Jardine - Episode 14 UFC 277
Sue, Greg and Matt discuss UFC 277! From the lows of greats suffering injuries to the absolute domination shown by one of the greatest ever, there’s a lot to be learned from this one. Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:25:03
August 06, 2022
Conversations on Karate present UFC Under the spotlight - Episode 13 UFC London
Sue and Greg talk the highs and lows of UFC London! Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
50:46
July 26, 2022
Conversations on Karate present UFC Under the spotlight with Matt Jardine - Episode 12 UFC 276
Sue, Greg and Matt talk UFC 276, breaking boards (even the ones that don’t hit back), and we discover deep secrets of the Matt slash! Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:14:27
July 12, 2022
Episode 49 - Glastonbury & Vegan Brownies
Sue and Greg talk Glastonbury, tv shows, martial arts journeys, karate and for some reason vegan brownies! Sue also asks about motivation, training and kihon! Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
53:34
July 04, 2022
Conversations on Karate present UFC Under the spotlight with Matt Jardine - Episode 11 UFC 275
Sue, Greg and and Matt are back to talk about the latest UFC! 275 was filled with technical brilliance, not so technical brilliance, emotion and everything else in between. Enjoy! Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:14:11
June 20, 2022
Episode 48 - Bigging up Les & Ken
Sue and Greg talk about the recent training session Les Bubka came to teach as well as a host of other random thoughts, ideas and Ken of Kenfu TV! Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
47:27
June 09, 2022
Episode 47 - Competition Review with Matt Jardine & Joe Andrews
Sue and Greg are joined by Joe Andrews and Matt Jardine as they discuss and dissect their recent completion experiences! Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:01:55
May 22, 2022
Conversations on Karate present UFC Under the spotlight with Matt Jardine - Episode 10 UFC 274
This episode sees Sue, Greg and Matt talk about the highs and the absolute lowest of lows in UFC 274! Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:00:20
May 14, 2022
Episode 46 - A conversation with Bas Rutten
In this episode Greg and Sue chat with an extremely special guest! He’s a karate practitioner, Thai Boxer, a pioneer of MMA with a pro record of 28W 4L, an ambassador for Karate Combat and so much more…. It was an honour of us to sit down and chat with the legend Mr Bas Rutten! Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:25:34
May 01, 2022
Episode 45 - Sue & Greg go old school!
Sue and Greg take it back to basics with a chat about their upcoming competition, how training is going, self defence and a few other bits thrown in for good measure. Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:06:27
April 26, 2022
Conversations on Karate present UFC Under the Spotlight with Matt Jardine - Episode 9 UFC 273
We’re back for another epsiode of UFC Under the spotlight! UFC 273 had violence, technical mastery and everything in between. We also chat about Matts recent visit and what makes a great teacher. Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:30:14
April 17, 2022
Conversations on Karate present: UFC Under the spotlight with Matt Jardine - Episode 8: UFC London
We’re back for another episode of UFC Under the spotlight! This time it’s the epic UFC London, we even sneak in a little Karate and Kata talk. Have a listen and let us know your thoughts on UFC London. Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:35:43
March 21, 2022
Episode 44 - The study of violence with Richard Dimitri & Pamela Armitage
In this episode we are joined by the wonderful Richard Dimitri and Pamela Armitage! The topic of the day was REAL self defence (hint, it rarely involves any martial arts) and how to identify the various types of violence. If you’re interested in self defence then this is a must listen episode. https://studyofviolence.com https://www.selfdefenceglobal.online/ https://www.raid-defence.com/ Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:28:08
March 19, 2022
Conversations on Karate present: UFC Under the spotlight with Matt Jardine - Episode 7: UFC 272
It’s another UFC chat which means only one thing….Matt Jardine is joining us again. We talk the wrestling heavy UFC 272 and Matt reveals details of the secret deadly technique he learned in Japan many years ago! Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:13:57
March 07, 2022
Episode 43 - Managing Violence with Joe Saunders
We are joined by Joe Saunders from the managing violence podcast! We have a really great discussion about de-escalation, the reality of violence and how most martial artists aren’t properly prepared to teach violence management. Check out Joes website for some great material and the details of his upcoming UK seminar tour. https://www.violencepod.com *There are a few audio issues with this episode, luckily Joe wasn’t affected so all the great info is still there! Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:32:24
February 25, 2022
Conversations on Karate present: UFC Under the spotlight with Matt Jardine - Episode 6: UFC 271
Sue & Greg are joined once again by the unofficial third host, Mr Matt Jardine, to talk UFC 271, Spanish archers and a little bit of karate for good measure. Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:14:44
February 16, 2022
Conversations on Karate present: UFC Under the spotlight with Matt Jardine - Episode 5: UFC 270
Sue & Greg are joined once again by the unofficial third host, Mr Matt Jardine, to talk UFC 270 (for a bit) and then go off on tangents about who knows what else! Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:07:37
February 03, 2022
Episode 42 - What makes a black belt?
Sue and Greg ramble about what a “black belt” really is! Inspired by Ken Knight of Kenfu TV, we dive into what makes a black belt and all the controversy that may or may not come with it! If you have thoughts on this topic then get it touch and let us know what you think! Socials and Merch https://youtube.com/channel/UCRq_hHmVz4JxiBSWeWEkc9Q https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
43:15
January 23, 2022
Episode 41 - Everything GOOD in the Karate world!
The first episode of 2022 is actually the final episode of 2021! Take a step into the past as we talk about DK Yoo and Bradley Scott, the UFC and more importantly, everything GOOD in the Karate world! Socials and Merch https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:07:39
January 04, 2022
Episode 40 - “The most frustrating podcast” with KenfuTV
We are joined once again by thr wonderful Ken Knight of KenfuTV! We chat about Karate, Kali, BJJ as well as the importance of belts, The Karate Kid and much more. Give it a listen, get in touch with us and Ken to let us know what you think, and of course check out Ken’s fantastic YouTube channel linked below! https://youtube.com/c/kenfuTV Links to check out https://www.kataaro.com https://youtu.be/rARV4bEZFiY Socials and Merch https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
03:04:53
November 21, 2021
Conversations on Karate present: UFC Under the spotlight with Matt Jardine - Episode 4: UFC 267&268
In this BONUS episode we chat about the fantastic fights at both UFC 267 and 268! Enjoy our thoughts and check out the links below and see what you think of the fights. Videos to check out Chandler vs Gaethje https://youtu.be/gADM3DUXFPU Rose vs Weili 2 https://youtu.be/EeKDAqL4G2E Usman vs Covington 2 https://youtu.be/4LtfiYHvLtM Holloway enters the matrix https://youtu.be/kF17C2VKrK4 Socials and Merch https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KarateConvo Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
38:07
November 09, 2021
BONUS #2 In memory of Sensei Chuck Merriman
Rest in Peace Sensei Chuck Merriman. We recorded this conversation with Chuck Merriman in August 2020. He talked to us for a long time and he told us incredible stories, One favourite was the time that he met Richard Burton in London. He sadly passed away in October 2021 and we wanted to say thank you to him for his generosity to spending so long with us and for sharing his wisdom and encouragement. And also to pass on our condolences to his family and many friends around the world. Please listen and enjoy this remarkable man. Sensei Chuck Merriman. Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:56:04
October 29, 2021
Episode 39 - Life advice with Mary Stevens
This episode we are joined by Mary Stevens. We talk a lot about Mary’s work in India, woman’s self defence, the problems with martial artists teaching self defence and much more! If you’d like to donate to help Marys fantastic cause then please click the link below. https://www.facebook.com/donate/387584596213187/414354080047455/ http://www.redbrigadetrust.org/ https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://twitter.com/convokarate?s=21 https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:33:03
October 20, 2021
Episode 38 - A conversation with Mario McKenna
In this episode we are joined by Mario McKenna. We had a great discussion on history, translations, and he shares with us his thoughts on the current direction of Karate. His latest book translation, An introduction to Karate Do by Kenwa Mabuni, is out now. https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/genwa-nakasone-and-kenwa-mabuni-and-mario-mckenna/an-introduction-to-karate-do/paperback/product-eqpr92.html?page=1&pageSize=4 https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:25:28
September 19, 2021
Episode 37 - This podcast is like an onion….
Sue and Greg chat absolute nonsense…..with a fair bit of gold thrown in for good measure! Listen to Greg’s brain slowly deteriorate while they talk Karate and onions for some reason. https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Our training notebook! https://amzn.to/3zTtAwu Our Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/user/conversations-on-karate Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
37:17
July 31, 2021
Conversations on Karate present: UFC Under the spotlight with Matt Jardine - Episode 3: UFC 264
The third host is back! Matt Jardine (aka The Casual) joins us to break down the main card of UFC 264. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Matt-Jardine/e/B07HQK4D4R%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share https://mobile.twitter.com/jardinekarate?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:04:52
July 15, 2021
Episode 36 - Star Wars Kimonos and big sticks with Joe Andrews
We are joined once again by Joe Andrews to talk Somerset Applied Karate’s brand new syllabus and the process of creating it! If you’re looking into updating or adjusting your syllabus then this is one to listen to! https://www.somersetappliedkarate.com https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:42:36
July 13, 2021
Episode 35 - Mind, Body and Kick-Ass….McDojos? With Rob Ingram of McDojo Life
I’m this episode we are joined by Rob of McDojo life! We talk social media, martial arts movies, weapons, martial arts cults and of course mcdojos! Have a listen and in the words of Rob “Help keep Martial Arts legit!” https://instagram.com/mcdojolife https://youtube.com/c/McDojoLife https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:57:50
June 27, 2021
BONUS - Karate Journals with Les Bubka
In this episode we are joins once again by Les Bubka to talk Karate journals! https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
42:48
June 04, 2021
Episode 34 - “Violence is Chaotic bro!” With Chris Hanson of Karate Unity
In this episode we are joined by Chris Hanson of Karate Unity! We chat about kata, cross training, Bruce Lee, journaling (shameless plug, we’ve made one, buy it when it’s out, it’s awesome) and much more! Go checkout the Karate Unity YouTube channel : https://youtube.com/c/KarateUnity Fight tips Shane Fazen: https://youtube.com/c/Fighttips Budo Brothers: www.budobrothers.com/ Sensei Ando :www.youtube.com/user/AndoMierzwa https://precisionstriking.com/ https://tritacmartialarts.com/ https://iainabernethy.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:48:47
May 26, 2021
Episode 33 - Just be free man!
Episode 33 - Just be free man! Sue is grumpy and Greg is delirious yet somehow they manage to drop some seeds of advice about pad holding! Have a listen, and if you enjoy then leave us a review! https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
38:06
May 13, 2021
Conversations on Karate present: UFC Under the spotlight with Matt Jardine - Episode 2: UFC 261
Sue and Greg give their thoughts on the recent UFC, the first in over a year with a full crowd and what a way to start! https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
25:37
May 01, 2021
Episode 32 - “I can’t change THE world, but I can change MY world” with Sensei Mike Clarke
In this episode we chat to Sensei Mike Clarke about training in Okinawa, the current state of karate, his time interviewing for some classic martial arts magazines, real violence compared to “self defence” and much more! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Hojo-Undo-Training-Traditional/dp/159439136X/ref=nodl_ https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
02:02:22
April 23, 2021
Episode 31 - Stealing Space with Matt Jardine
In this episode we are joined once again by Matt Jardine to talk about grappling in a karate syllabus. Syllabus construction has been on a lot of minds recently, including ours, so if that’s something you’re thinking about then get your notebook ready and give this one a listen! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Matt-Jardine/e/B07HQK4D4R%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share https://mobile.twitter.com/jardinekarate?lang=en https://www.britishcombat.co.uk/view-article/a-bad-photocopy https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
02:16:37
March 30, 2021
Episode 30 - Polishing mirrors with Kenfu TV
In this episode we are joined by Ken Knight of KenFu TV (Aka Joe Andrews’ American twin). We talk all things Karate, Kobudo, Escrimma, how Ken controversially abandoned ALL kata (he didn’t, we just want you traditionalists to listen and complain) and much more. Everyone go and check out and subscribe to Ken’s youtube channel (https://youtube.com/c/kenfuTV) easily some of the best produced, informative and thought provoking martial arts videos out there. https://youtube.com/c/kenfuTV https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/ conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
02:28:37
March 18, 2021
Conversations on Karate present: UFC Under the spotlight with Matt Jardine - Episode 1: UFC 259
We are once again joined by Matt Jardine as we give our thoughts on UFC 259. Hope you all enjoy this bonus episode. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Matt-Jardine/e/B07HQK4D4R%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share https://mobile.twitter.com/jardinekarate?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
36:59
March 09, 2021
Episode 29 - There’s only one thing to learn...and it’s at the end of the episode! With Matt Jardine
In this episode we are joined by author, martial artists and all round great guy Matt Jardine. We talk about Matts journey in the martial arts, his travelling, writing career and much more. We’ve linked Matts books below, go and check them out and support him, we sure will be! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Matt-Jardine/e/B07HQK4D4R%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share https://mobile.twitter.com/jardinekarate?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate www.conversationsonkarate.com Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
02:22:04
February 28, 2021
Episode 28 - A master class on mindset with Mike Stone
In this episode we chat to Sensei Mike Stone about his fascinating journey in the Martial Arts. From his early training, to his 91 fight winning streak, to meeting Bruce Lee and much much more! Hope you enjoy it. www.conversationsonkarate.com https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:46:27
February 11, 2021
Episode 27 - Reflections with Sensei Joe Andrews
There's no stopping sue and Greg. The best podcast ever just gets better and better.......with the return of Sensei Joe Andrews! Why spend a lifetime just raking gravel when you can tend to a whole garden? This and more is all answered in the first episode of 2021! We hope you enjoy. www.conversationsonkarate.com. https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
49:55
January 25, 2021
Episode 26 -Martial ramblings with Sue & Greg
Sue and Greg bust some martial myths about trained fighters vs untrained fighters, is there an age limit for martial arts and more! https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
42:59
December 16, 2020
Episode 25 - The Return
In this episode Sue & Greg breakdown the recent UFC main event between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa, talk about their current training and more! Links to videos discussed in the podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPKQ4m1zw5w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YlGbh2vlQs&t=1222s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHgFwQiRuSM https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990  https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate  https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate.  www.conversationsonkarate.com  Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
55:07
October 22, 2020
Episode 24 - A conversation with Sensei Chuck Merriman
In this episode Sue and Greg chat with Sensei Chuck Merriman about his extensive martial history, time in Okinawa, competitions, kata and much more! https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate. www.conversationsonkarate.com Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:55:07
September 22, 2020
Episode 23 - Andi Kidds C.O.K (The biggest disappointment since Game of Thrones)
Please welcome Andi Kidd. 5th dan, Practical Karateka par excellence, fantastic teacher, mega swearer and cake appreciator. Once we got got talking there wasnt any point stopping so this is long and packed with interest. It has to be said that this is a massive CoK. Get a brew or a beer and enjoy. Lots of swearing so you have been warned! (This glowing description was written by Sue who may well be graded by Andy in the future so you can decide for yourselves how truthful it is). https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
02:52:24
August 26, 2020
Episode 22 - Saviour of a cultural heritage with Sensei Joe Swift
In this episode Sue and Greg chat with Karate researcher, historian, author and teacher, Sensei Joe Swift. We have a super interesting chat about Karate history, kata, myths, his bookend research on Itosu Anko, movies and much more! Links below for things we discussed in the episode. Hope you all enjoy! Joe Swift - Itosu Anko Saviour of a Cultural Heritage: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/joe-swift/itosu-anko-savior-of-a-cultural-heritage-deluxe-edition/hardcover/product-1mkvg94d.html https://www.amazon.co.uk/Itosu-Anko-Savior-Cultural-Heritage/dp/1387902385 The kentucky fried movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrOJH8uwim4&t=28s https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990  https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate  https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate  Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:57:04
August 02, 2020
Episode 21 - Conversations on Hikite with Hikite master Andy Allen
We had a fantastic conversation with Andy Allen. If you are working on a syllabus right now and adding more practical aspects this is an episode you will not want to miss as Andy has a wealth of experience teaching and studying karate. Tune in to hear his legendary opinions on hikite and all about his favourite Martial Art movie. https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:34:15
July 14, 2020
Episode 20 - “Never fight someone uglier than you” with Sensei James Hatch
In our 20th episode we are joined once again by the great and powerful Sensei James Hatch! We chat about Kobudō, black training gis, superheroes, modern day weapons and a bit of karate too! https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:12:14
June 30, 2020
Episode 19 - Tales from the drunken masters!
In this episode Sue and Greg ramble about lockdown, UFC and the 1978 classic....Drunken Master! https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
53:53
June 08, 2020
Episode 18 - “Love at first punch” with Sensei Les Bubka
In this episode we chat to Les about structuring a class to suit your students specific needs, making karate accessible to all physical abilities, the benefit of karate to mental health, his book “The anxious black belt” and much more! Plus, you will NOT guess what his favourite movie is! https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:24:10
May 29, 2020
Episode 17 - “Numba one bullsheet” With Joe Andrews
Join us as lockdown takes it toll on Sue, Greg and returning guest Joe Andrews! Greg does an epic impression of Khabib, Joe battles crying children and Sue actually contributes by telling us about her online class with Les Bubka (who is appearing very soon!) https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
55:16
May 14, 2020
Episode 16 - The forest of Karate
In this episode (recorded pre lockdown) Sue and Greg talk about the now cancelled fight between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov, pre emptive striking, the fence and more! Hope everyone is doing well during this tough time and is most importantly keeping themselves safe. Gichin Funakoshi quote on Pre Emptive striking from Karate-Do Kyohan: “When there are no avenues of escape or one is caught even before any attempt to escape can be made, then for the first time the use of self-defense techniques should be considered. Even at times like these, do not show any intention of attacking, but first let the attacker become careless. At that time attack him concentrating one’s whole strength in one blow to a vital point and in the moment of surprise, escape and seek shelter and help." Geoff Thompson videos on the fence: https://youtu.be/T6OJnZG3joA https://youtu.be/T6OJnZG3joA https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
58:38
May 06, 2020
Episode 15 - A conversation with Hanshi Patrick McCarthy (Part 2)
This is part 2 of a long and incredibly informative conversation with Hanshi Patrick McCarthy. There is so much discussed that we couldn't even begin to do it justice here, so just have a listen for yourselves! https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate https://www.koryu-uchinadi.com Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:07:12
April 26, 2020
Episode 14 - A conversation with Hanshi Patrick McCarthy (Part 1)
This is part 1 of a long and incredibly informative conversation with Hanshi Patrick McCarthy. There is so much discussed that we couldn't even begin to do it justice here, so just have a listen for yourselves! https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate https://www.koryu-uchinadi.com Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
02:04:00
April 11, 2020
Episode 13 - Mixed Martial Movie Moments!
In this episode Sue & Greg talk about movies, books, comics and some martial arts at some point as well! https://www.instagram.com/fightperfecttv/?hl=en - Fight Perfect TV https://www.instagram.com/glynham1990 https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shotokan-Myths-Forbidden-Answers-Mysteries/dp/0692563989 - Books Greg mentions Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
53:32
March 24, 2020
Episode 12 - "Pure breed Shotokan" Myth busting with Sensei Joe Andrews
In this episode Sue and Greg are joined by Sensei Joe Andrews of Street Shotokan Karate. We talk about Joes recent nightclub training with Andi Kidd, the idea of purity in Karate, Joes metal band MirrorGrinn, and we bust a few myths along the way! Here are some links for things discussed: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Karate-Stupid-True-Story-Survival-ebook/dp/B00ICOOBQU - Karate Stupid by Scott Langley https://www.facebook.com/streetshotokankarate - Facebook https://www.instagram.com/streetshotokankarate - Instagram https://www.facebook.com/conversationsonkarate - Facebook https://www.instagram.com/conversations_on_karate - Instagram Music courtesy of MirrorGrinn https://open.spotify.com/artist/0dOOE0ludnZcUxQQcF3iBJ?si=oj__MPbwQ7atTmLRiXrj4Q
01:29:05
March 02, 2020
Episode 11 - Go and buy a hand grenade! With Sensei James Hatch
We've had the absolute privilege of having a wide ranging conversation with Sensei James Hatch who lives and works in Tokyo. We covered his experiences of Karate, in comparison to both western and Japanese culture, not only how it is practiced but also viewed broadly and taught. As a historian he also gave us a great deep dive on the history of Japanese martial arts and Karate in particular. It's a fascinating and long episode so dive on in! The sound quality isn't quite where we would like it to be as we recorded this on Skype (our first shot at it) and did a little technical work to smooth it out. Hope you all like it. please get in touch with all your comments and questions. Naha City Museum: http://www.rekishi-archive.city.naha.okinawa.jp/en/ For those who want to find out more about Chito Ryu: https://canadianchitoryu.ca/ James on Twitter : @ChitoRyuTokyo - any one visiting Tokyo feel free to drop in for a training session. Lulu Press Martial Arts Section: https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=karate&type=
01:29:05
February 02, 2020
Episode 10 - There’s only so many ways you can punch someone in the head!
In the Christmas episode of Conversations on Karate Sue and Greg discuss the Bassai and Seisan family of kata as well as Sues recent grading. Also Greg plugs his “amazing” instagram (@glynham1990) and our new Conversations on Karate Facebook page (@conversationsonkarate) Here are some links to things discussed: https://www.ikigaiway.com/2012/a-historical-walking-tour-of-seisan-kata/ Article on various versions of Seisan with videos. https://www.ikigaiway.com/2014/making-sense-of-passai-an-exploration-of-origin-and-style/ Article on the Passai family of Kata with videos. Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
49:51
December 24, 2019
Episode 9 - Congratulating Greg & Panicking with Sue
Sue congratulates Greg on his recent 4th Dan grading before panicking about her own upcoming belt test. Follow Greg on instagram: @glynham1990 Follow Sue on Twitter: @SusanBrooks_1 Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
44:57
November 19, 2019
Episode 8 - Even the good guys can do a pile on!
Chaos drills, throws and takedowns, Sue & Greg battle fried brains to tell you about the latest seminar by Andi Kidd and Iain Abernethy! Links from the episode: Peter Consterdine A Bad Photocopy - https://www.britishcombatkarate.co.uk/view-article/A-Bad-Photocopy Firas Zahabi Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzFOXkiyQiqdq2r5aUPF6Aw Joe Rogan & John Danaher Podcast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkBXzkD6tis Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
55:41
November 03, 2019
Episode 7 - Karate, the original MMA?
Sue and Greg talk Muay Thai and its influence in old school Karate, BJJ, Mc Dojos and Karate being the original MMA. Here are some links to videos we talked about in the episode. Keenan Cornelius rolling with an entire class - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpdYeCSKOgg&t=76s Shane Fazen Muay Thai 101 -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXv6uvrUjKo&t=1713s Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
44:49
September 18, 2019
Episode 6 - The Martial Vampire with Iain Abernethy
Sue and Greg chat to world renowned Karate expert Iain Abernethy to talk Bunkai, self defence, heavy contact sparring, three step kumite and more! Please head over to www.iainabernethy.co.uk (if for some strange reason you haven't before) and check out the podcasts, articles and other great content Iain has to offer. Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
01:19:46
August 17, 2019
Episode 5 - I've Got The Sound of Music in My Ear
Sue raves to Greg about her time training with world renowned Bunkai expert Iain Abernethy! Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
47:52
July 28, 2019
Episode 4 - If You Can't Train Your Body, Train Your Mind!
Greg and Sue talk about how to keep up with training when you're injured, fitness, best exercises to keep yourself strong and flexible. Plus discover Greg's favourite kata and find out why! Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
45:27
June 27, 2019
Episode 3 "Leave No Space For Death to Enter"
Sue, Greg and Brad talk about lightness, flow and connectedness in training to improve speed and power. How to succeed in a grading, what the examiners are looking for and how to manage a mistake. Also in this episode, drills, bunkai, and cake. Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
51:49
April 28, 2019
Episode 2 - The Journey Continues
In episode 2 of Conversations on Karate student and Sensei discuss how to overcome bad training sessions, the grading system, sparring with multiple partners and Return of the Jedi! Music courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com
46:31
March 27, 2019
Episode 1 - The Journey Begins
Student and Sensei talk about what makes a good Karate teacher,modern vs traditional methods and more in the debut episode of Conversations on Karate. Music provided by https://www.purple-planet.com.
32:17
February 20, 2019