In this episode I talk to master calligrapher, Akemi Lucas. Akemi came to the UK from Japan and has set up a school of calligraphy, Koshu Japanese Art. She is a very prestigious artist and is recognised around the globe, her artwork is awe-inspiring and is being used at some of the biggest events on the planet such as the Olympics and World Rugby Awards. Our conversation focused on mental health, motivation, perfection and inspiration. Akemi also shared with me her future plans which sound amazing and I hope that our club will be able to participate.
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In this episode of reflections over the sink, I rumble about anxiety. With every idea I have comes uncertainty, will people like it? Would they laugh? Fear of judgment is creeping in, but through the years I learnt to challenge those thoughts. Hope you will enjoy this one ☝️
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 approach to training, how to keep positive and stay motivated. I really hope that you enjoy this episode, it was a great pleasure for me to have Sensei Ando as my guest.
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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 Karate, mental health, history, archaeology, religion and ancient aliens! Yes you read it right, ancient aliens, I bet now you really want to listen to this episode! Hope you will enjoy, by the way drop in and visit this website:
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Few great things happened today that made me happy. New website is ready check it out 👉🏻www.lesbubka.co.uk if you like my work please subscribe and get free ebook 😍🥋. Polish edition of Anxious black belt come back to me with final corrections, soon should be available. Going back to dojo and expanding 👏👌🥳 and more thanks for listening !
In this week's episode I'm talking with John Johnston Sensei. We discussed aspects of Karate, inclusion, mental health and methodology of training with students with various abilities . John is a head instructor of Adaptive Karate, we talked about John's view on kata application, longevity and how to stay motivated. . If you would like to get in touch with Sensei John please follow links below:
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 application. We had some technical problems but in a true spirit of Karate we managed to overcome it. If you would like to get in touch with Sensei Don please follow links below: https://www.doncame.com https://www.facebook.com/KissakiUK/
In this week's episode I had the pleasure to talk with Mateusz Jędrzejczyk Sensei from the Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate Do Trójmiasto, Poland. Our conversation encompassed how he was introduced to Karate. We also covered Different aspects of his approach to Karate, interaction between music and Karate. If you would like to get in touch with Mateusz please follow the links below:
Children went to sleep earlier, so I had a chance to record my thoughts . I wish to share with you short update on club and my personal endeavours, and give advice to all men how to stay safe. Make sure you listen to the end!
In this week's episode I had the pleasure to talk with Michelle Vanderlinden-Enfield and Paul Enfield from the Goju Karate Centre in Carlsbad, California. Both Michelle and Paul are proficient Karate teachers travelling the world and teaching their approach to Karate. Our conversation encompassed how they were introduced to Karate and how they met. We also covered inclusion, equality, training with students of different abilities, and how we as martial artists can help make training more female friendly and respectful. If you would like to get in touch with them please follow the links below:
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 www.GuildfordKarate.com or www.facebook.com/guildfordkarate
Today's episode of reflections over the sink is dedicated to being yourself. All of us sometimes like to pretend to be someone else or create projection of better version of us. Take a deep breath accept your flaws, as in a words of Oscar Wilde "Be yourself as everyone else is already taken" .
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.
If you would like to find out more about Gary please follow links below:
Part two of my conversation with Bunkai Bastards. Brian Bates, Andrew Kidd, Rober Davis and I talked about practical Karate, it's methodology, impact on mental health and cross training. we touched subjects of Karate to be religion like, anatomy grading and much more.
If you would like to know more about Bunkai Bastards please check their web links below:
After publishing my first book - Anxious Black Belt, I revived few questions from readers and friends. Question was simple -How to write a book. In this episode I describe in short how I’ve done it. If you would like to check out Anxious Black Belt you can grab it on Amazon in both formats Ebook and Paperback link below Anxious Black Belt https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1702144402
Part one of my conversation with Bunkai Bastards. Brian Bates, Andrew Kidd, Rober Davis and I talked about practical Karate, it's methodology, impact on mental health and cross training. we touched subjects of Karate to be religion like, anatomy grading and much more.
If you would like to know more about Bunkai Bastards please check their web links below:
In this episode my guest is Tracy James from Project Aspire, we talk about mental health, community and possibilities to apply for funding in support of the clubs and activities. Tracy gives advice where to look for support within the council. We also cover current situation and it's impact on community.
If you want to know more about Aspire and possible funding please check their websites:
ASPIRE PAGE: https://www.guildford.gov.uk/projectaspire
ASPIRE GRANT APPLICATION: https://www.guildford.gov.uk/article/23275/Aspire-Grant-application
Positano restaurant: https://www.facebook.com/PositanoGuildford/
Our wellbeing team information can be found at: facebook and Twitter @GBCCommunityWellbeing
And if people wish to sign up to our currently weekly (Covid -19) special editions, they can do so @ email@example.com
I'm talking with Christian Wedewardt creator of Karate Praxis dojo from Germany. We are talking about Christian view on practical Karate, mental health, his awesome book Heian Kata Bunkai Phenomenon and future plans for Karate Praxis. Christian is very open and fun person to talk to, I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation.
Links to Christian work:
Website : http://karate-praxis.de/
FB Page : https://www.facebook.com/KARATEPRAXIScom-186329018541028/
Book : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heian-Kata-Bunkai-Phenomenon-Systematical/dp/3751935495/
Recording of my talk during the Karate for Mental Health seminar. In my session we covered the` adaptation of Karate for students with different abilities. Many thanks to those that contributed to this session including Don Came, Chris Hanson, Peter Russell, Ben and Alison Slack and Rob O'Neill.
In this episode I'm talking to Ken Knight from KenFu.TV. Our main topic is practical karate and how to make the transition from traditional karate to practical approach. We also talked about mental health, grading syllabus, cross training and adaptation for students with different abilities.
If you want more info about Ken please check out his website.
In this episode of Accidental Podcast or Something like that I'll be talking to "Kudo" Mal Sanchez- Jones, head coach of Kudo Wales. Great conversation about mental health, sport, martial arts, methodology and of course Kudo.
If you are interested in Mal's work please check out his fb profile below:
Today's guest on Accidental podcast or something like that is Iain Abernethy Sensei. As most of the interviews with Iain are Bunkai orientated I decided to ask bit different question. Want to know more tune in.