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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.

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. […]

Aspire Funding withTracy James

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 […]

Accidental Podcast or Something Like That

Hello and welcome to the Accidental podcast or something like that are the words you can hear on my new project, I didn’t plan to have podcast,but life had other plans. Accidental Podcast or Something Like That. In this venture I explore martial arts, mental health and interview […]

Interview with Andy Allen Sensei

This week I had a pleasure to talk with Mr. Andy Allen from Applied Shotokan. Sensei Andy is a practical karateka from Canada where he teaches Karate program in education system. Our conversation  revolved about practical skills, mental health, benefits of martial arts in education and Hikite (pulling […]