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Living Martial Arts

by Master Ray Gayle

Everyday martial arts discuss and examines the everyday exercise, philosophy and lifestyle of the martial arts enthusiast. The host talks about his own training past and present and also interviews many martial artists to discover how they continue to live their own everyday martial arts journey. Tune in for top tips on how to get the best out of your martial art. Or perhaps you're thinking of starting a martial art, this podcast offers you an easy way to dip your toe in.

Copyright: Copyright 2024 Master Ray Gayle

Episodes

Duncan Perry talks to The Dark Master

40m · Published 05 Feb 19:00

Duncan Perry commenced his martial arts journeys in the 1970s. He’s very modest and a nice guy. Although I don't know him well, I suspect he's an excellent, caring teacher.

Like many of us who started back then, he gained inspiration from watching the kung fu series on TV.

He started Lau Gar Kung Fu with Sifu Frank Linch as a youngster in the brutal days of martial arts. His Karate journey began in Castleford, and he's been part of the Mushin Kai legacy built by Alfie Lewis. Mr Perry has participated in several martial arts disciplines but is still excited about what the arts can do for others. We chatted about his love for Disney and psychology. That seems like a strange combination, but it works for him.

He was warm, and I felt like I’d known him for years.

I hope you enjoy our chat.

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Mike Ilderton talks to The Dark Master

39m · Published 28 Jan 19:00

Mike Ilderton is a lovely gentleman who has practised several Japanese arts. He is the oldest martial artist with whom I have spoken.  He has a genuine love for the traditional side of his art, which reflects the time he has spent in practice and the era in which he started his journey.  

Mike Sensei is an inspiration to all of us who love and practice martial arts. It’s great to speak with someone who has made it his way of life for so long.

I hope you enjoy our chat:

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Lee Kwende Talks to the Dark Master

46m · Published 26 Dec 19:00

It's great doing this podcast because I get to chat with many different kinds of people from all combat backgrounds. My guest on this one was a nice guy who was introduced to me through a mutual friend. I have to say, I enjoyed our conversation. Lee has had experience with several different martial arts. At one point in his journey, he turned to swimming and weight training to get his physical fix. Lee also has a real passion for nunchaku and has developed his system of combat nunchaku. Check out the link below to see more about his system.

If you want to get into nunchaku, you can't go far wrong with chatting with Lee; he's a nice and approachable guy.

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Team Tizick from TST UK talks to The Dark Master

47m · Published 13 Dec 19:00

I came across Team Tizick many years ago through a mutual friend. I found them very eager and keen to learn, and they also seemed passionate about passing Taekwon-Do on to others. They currently run and manage their dojang with classes that appeal to all ages. They are incredibly active in all areas of martial arts and, judging by their Facebook posts, are very busy supporting their students on the tournament circuit.

It was good to catch up with them and discuss their journey.

You can find out more about Team Tizick and their range of classes at https://www.tstmartialarts.com/

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Danny Dowling talks to the Dark Master

52m · Published 13 Nov 19:00

Danny Dowling is an unusual guest because he no longer does martial arts. However, he did pursue his journey from childhood to his older years. That journey saw him reach the highest levels of competition and eventually become part of the GB Taekwondo squad.  Danny talks about the reality of being a GB competitor who must keep performing to retain his funding. It’s very tough at the top, and Danny outlines precisely how tough it is. Although he no longer does martial arts, he puts that time and passion into pushing weights and becoming a great sparky.  

I hope that Danny will one day restart his martial journey, as I believe he has so much to offer to the combative community.

I'm sure that Danny and I will talk again in the future.

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Mike Lambert talks to The Dark Master

1h 2m · Published 17 Oct 18:00
  • Mike Lambert talks to The Dark Master
  • Mike wished to be a stuntman since he was a kid, growing up with television programs such as The A-Team and martial arts movies. Mike got involved with martial arts at the age of 13. He started practising Tae Kwon Do, Boxing and Kickboxing and went to compete. Talented as he is, he won many tournaments and titles. Some of those are 5 Times British Tae Kwon Do Champion, Canadian, German, and Swiss Champion, 2 Times International T.A.G.B Fighter of the Year, 1991 Top 3 Light Heavyweight Tae Kwon Do Stylists in the World, and Mike is the only Light Heavyweight Fighter to win British titles in both WTF and ITF Tae Kwon Do.

  • With these skills, Mike went to Hong Kong for a movie career. He also met his wife there. At this time, Mike is back in the UK and has been in several movies from the US, working as an actor, stuntman and trainer. Mike has worked with the greatest Hong Kong and US action stars, such as Chow Yun Fat, Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Van Damme and Shannon Lee, and will keep working in the most incredible action movies.

I hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did.

Take a look at some awesome Mike Lambert stunt reels here:

  1. https://youtu.be/cajnFhDZDrc?si=Gojgp7ipgwKOwaYJ
  2. https://youtu.be/HOvIBolsVqQ?si=dOyajRlUG2ZsNQ7p

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Geoff Aldridge talks to The Dark Master

45m · Published 04 Oct 18:00

With over 30 years of martial arts experience, Geoff has been training in contact karate and kickboxing since 1987, gaining his 1st Dan Black Belt in 1992, 2nd Dan in 1998, and 3rd Dan in 2003 (with a Grade A-). In 2010, he was awarded his 4th Dan Black Belt by ECKA; in 2016, he was awarded his 5th Dan Black Belt by WAKO GB. In 2021, he passed the Mushin Kai black belt grading conducted by Sensei Alfie “The Animal” Lewis.

Geoff is a WAKO GB-qualified instructor in the Milton Keynes area, who has run the Bletchley Club since 1999.

Geoff has been training under his instructor, Sensei Dev Barrett, since 1988. He has also trained with other notable instructors: Kancho Henk Kuipers, Michael "Venum" Page, Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Grandmaster A, Geoff Thompson, Guru Mick Tully, Remy Bonjasky, Semy Schilt, Ronnie Green, Howard Brown, Ray Hoffman, Junior Anderson, Monika Markowska & Jean Frenette. In addition, Geoff has been taught and is qualified to teach the Mushin Ryu syllabus from Sensei Alfie Lewis.

Read more about Geoff here: https://www.bletchleydragons.co.uk/geoff

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Grandmaster Don Dalton talks to the Dark Master

49m · Published 19 Sep 17:00

The Dark Master catches up with his friend, Grandmaster Don Dalton, for another chat.

Under the Presidency of Grandmaster Master Don Dalton, the rise of ITF UNION has been meteoric. In over six years, the organisation has propelled itself into the forefront of the art with astounding growth made during that time. ITF UNION is now in more than 60 countries, with new members constantly joining.

GM Dalton began his training under the watchful eye of Master Patrick McCarthy in Tralee in the South West of Ireland. After Master McCarthy emigrated to teach in London in 1985, GM Dalton began training under the Irish Taekwon-Do Pioneer Grandmaster Norman Creedon in Cork City.

I love chatting with GM Dalton as he is the kind of person GMs should be. He is warm and friendly, and he loves music too.

I hope you enjoy our second chat as much as I did.

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Mark Houghton talks to The Dark Master

54m · Published 15 Aug 18:00

Mark Houghton talks to The Dark Master

Mark Houghton (known as “Ho-Mak” in China) has been a highly respected name in the martial arts, stunt and movie industry for decades. He’s one of the old-school masters of the Hung Gar lineage and is in fact, the official direct successor to the late legendary Hong Kong martial arts master, stuntman and action/fight choreographer extraordinaire, Lau Kar Leung! 

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Vince Morris talks to The Dark Master

46m · Published 01 Aug 18:00

Now in his seventies, with more than 60 years Martial Arts experience, Vince Morris is a leading authority in the world of karate and his effective no-nonsense approach to his art has earned him worldwide respect. He regularly taught Tactical Officer Protection courses at the Antwerp Police Academy and for a variety of other Law Enforcement agencies which has brought him many commendations and citations for his extraordinary skills along with the acknowledgement that these skills have saved lives!

Always concerned with making the art of karate as effective as he knew it could be, Vince developed Kissaki-Kai Karate, and by utilising his knowledge of pressure points and the “Rules of Combat” has seen it develop into a well-rounded system of personal protection.

Vince Morris has influenced many of today’s leading instructors both directly and indirectly via his teaching and numerous books and videos on applied karate. Kissaki-Kai has branch Dojo all over the world, in Europe, China and the USA.

Now based in France, Vince continues to oversee the development of Kissaki-Kai Karate-Do International.​

I hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did.

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Living Martial Arts has 78 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 53:11:22. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on November 27th 2022. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on February 27th, 2024 00:44.

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