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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 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]