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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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. https://anchor.fm/lesbubka/embed/episodes/Interview-with-Bunkai-Bastards-eghh2l If you would like […]
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 […]
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 […]
I had a pleasure to talk to Kris Wilder Sensei on his podcast Martial arts and life where we talked about my book Anxious Black Belt, mental health and martial arts in general. Les Bubka is More Hope you will like it.
I came across this fascinating article on social media. After contacting the author, Thomas Belassie BA, from the Oxford Karate Academy he has kindly given me permission to present his work on this blog. I hope that you will enjoy reading it. As a young child, of […]
Conversation about martial arts, mental health, religion and ego with Matt Jardine.
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 […]