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88. Real conversations – with Liam Bowler

Experienced bodyworker and fellow podcaster Liam Bowler joins me to discuss nature, martial arts, embodied practices meeting in the middle, dark nights of the soul, wilderness work, scripts vs. authentic responses, embodied listening and podcasting, what makes for a good conversation, yin & yang, range, relational embodiment, movement and change, the spectrum of bodywork, what …

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57. Enchanted stretching – with Dave Wardman

Dave joins the show to discuss his movement from martial arts to the field of “enchantment” and how stretching can be much deeper as an art than commonly seen. He discusses how to move more effectively from the physical to the holistic, what makes a practice transformative, Australian body culture, what “disenchantment” is, physical alchemy, …

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45. Swords, gender and intuitive training – with Pawel Widuto

House of Tengu sword and club wielding manic Pawel joins Mark to discuss martial arts, health vs. fitness, medieval and Viking weapons, birth and death, fluidity, 4 elements in training, gender roles, Slavic vs. Scandinavian culture, self defence, reconnecting to the primitive, types of transformation, moral training, service, seasonal eating, intuitive training, and what the …

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40. Intuitive, energetic jungle fighting – with Steven Benitez

Full contact champion, ex-pro football player, film stuntman and SE Asian martial arts expert Steve Benitez joins Mark to discuss the art of Slat. They chat fighting, health, Javanese mysticism,, intuition, hard vs. soft, nadis, chakras, body listening, trance training, MMA and finally being enough and self-love. A really live one. https://www.satria-arts.com https://vimeo.com/105884325    

33. Movement and breath in Russian martial arts and life – with Matt Hill

Systema academy teacher and gent Matt Hill discusses traditional aikido training in Japan, readjusting after, talks about Sandhurst and the British military, serving in Northern Ireland, what Systema is, how martial arts can be creative, the principles of breath, movement, relaxation and posture, health practices, gyms vs. outdoors, being Stalin’s agents, professionalism, exercise as a …

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25. Life energy in golf, business & being Jewish – with Jamie Leno Zimron

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08: Logic, trauma and martial arts with Paul Linden

Mark’s long-term mentor Paul Linden joins the podcast to discuss aikido, trauma, abuse recovery, self-regulation, the Holocaust and inter-generational impacts, logic, bodywork and humour. A wide ranging conversation with many practical centring techniques, somatic experiments, creative visualisations and stories from 45 years in embodied learning. Trigger warning – discussion of sexual violence, genocide and really …

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06: Practice

Practice makes permanent – in this episode learn what a transformational embodied practice is and isn’t, how to choose a practice, how to make the most of a practice, deal with resistance, and hear examples and case studies of practices from martial arts, dance, yoga and more.     

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