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Master Ray Gayle AKA The Dark Master

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Living 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 he also interviews many martial artists to discover how they continue to live their own 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.



Whatever you’re looking for in life, from physical fitness to mental stimulation, Taekwon-Do offers something for you.


Young or old, male or female, Taekwon-Do can give you discipline, respect, and self-confidence.  And it’s not just for those who are already super-fit athletes!  If you have the strength to move and the desire to learn, then you can benefit from what Taekwon-Do can deliver.

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Black belt success plan is a book that explains how a martial arts mind-set can be used as a template for achieving success. The book outlines how training martial arts allowed the author to gain enough confidence, to achieve success in other areas of his life. He uses some examples from his life as a martial arts teacher and student, to show how the process works. As with martial arts, success is a step by step process of growth. The book demonstrates that when the mind and body work together in a focused way, great things can be achieved. 

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Master Ray Gayle is an 8th degree black belt and has been training in Taekwon-Do for 41 years. He competed very successfully for a number of years at a national and international level achieving British and European titles and the award of International Fighter of the Year. He no longer competes but is devoted to passing on his knowledge of Taekwon- Do to other people.

At the heart of everything that we do is our passion for martial arts and our commitment to our students. A big thank you to all my students for everything you've taught me.

Living Martial Arts is about how to train in our very busy modern world. It's no longer about the 'no pain no gain' philosophy, it's about fun fitness and good health for everyone.

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Rebecca Hanser talks to The Dark Master

Rebecca Hanser talks to The Dark Master

Rebecca Hanser is a director, writer, producer, and actress based in London for screen, stage, and mocap. She is known for the feature films Portal to the Abyss (2024), Parasitus (2021), Blade of the Assassin (2021) and the short films Third Life Crisis (2023), the award-winning Ghosted (2022) and A Tribute to Frida (2021). At an early age, she already loved films and says she learned English by "simply watching a lot of movies". The acting bug only kicked in at a much later age as she developed a passion for writing. She pursued an impressive academic career before giving in to acting. She studied International Business Management at The Hague University (BSc) and Anthropology and Journalism (MA) at the renowned Leiden University. Surviving college through jobs in modelling and hospitality, she says that studying allowed her to travel the world. As a result, she speaks several languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, German, and French, as well as her native Dutch and English. She started growing more interested in acting, and after several successful Dutch film projects like Poolshoogte (2014), she moved to London to train at the prestigious Drama Centre London to obtain her third master's degree in screen acting (MA). The classes mixed actor students with director students, giving her a taste of work behind the camera. She joined theatre company The People's Company as an in-house cast member during this period. She was featured in one of their biggest productions, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (2019), as fairy queen Titania in collaboration with the Southwark Playhouse. She performed on stage and toured the UK with the Extreme Improv Comedy Club, directed by David Pustansky. Around this time, she also became passionate about Flamenco dance, which led to the short documentary Andalusia (2018). The latest stage performance was for the show "Pigs" produced by SweinHaus and took place at the Cockpit Theatre in London. I hope you enjoy our chat. Check out these links to find out more about: IMDB actors profile: IMDB Portal to the Abyss: Trailer Portal to the Abyss I'd be grateful if you could leave a review for the Living Martial Arts podcast using the following links: Apple podcasts - Spotify - Podchaser - Sign up for the newsletter now! at;
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