29. Reckless training, amateurism and the Asian connection – with Philip Smith Shihan 

7th degree aikido black belt Philip Smith joins Mark to discuss intense traditional “Asian style” training, culture, democracy vs. totalitarianism in traditions, being a life-long learner, relationships built though martial arts, getting injured and how to avoid it, being part time vs. being a professional, high-level sports, having multiple roles with students, innovation vs. tradition, beauty, how linage is passed between bodies, teaching as an art, and sports science.







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Mark Walsh

Founder of The Embodied Facilitator CourseEmbodied Yoga Principles, Integration Training and The Embodiment Podcast.

Patricia Aguirre

Patricia is a Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Family Constellations Facilitator. She is a lead trainer of the Trauma Coaching certification and the Courage to Lead course for female facilitators.

Karin van Maanen

Karin is a yoga & meditation teacher and embodiment trainer with an MSc in Mindfulness Studies. She's co-author of Embodied Meditation and is lead trainer on the Embodied Meditation and Embodied Toolkit certifications.

Christina Dohr

Christina is an embodiment coach and somatic educator with an MSc in Social Sciences. She's co-lead trainer on the Certification of Embodiment Coaching and Courage to Lead courses. Christina combines her work as an Aikido blackbelt, dance and improvisation in guiding groups and individuals.

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