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The internet’s leading podcast on realistic self-defence, martial arts, and the management of violence. Joe Saunders is a leading experts in occupational violence and verbal de-escalation, as well as a lifelong martial artist. On this show, Joe interviews the world’s leading experts in the management of violence and also provides his own take on how we can keep our families and communities safe.

The Managing Violence Podcast is dedicated to the study of three core elements of the violence:

Hoplology: The study of human combative behaviour and performance (includes martial arts, self-defence, combatives, war)

Psychology: The study of mind and behaviour (in particular, evolutionary, social and developmental psychology)

Criminology: The study of crime and deviant behaviour

We draw inspiration from the warrior scholars of the past as we interview and learn from the warrior scholars of our present, to inspire and inform the warrior scholars of our future.

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Asphalt Anthropology was developed by urban explorer and self-defense instructor, Beverly Baker. The goal of Asphalt is to provide skills and counter fear so that people can navigate dense, public spaces with more freedom, joy and boldness.
 
A student and observer of violence dynamics, Beverly began her education as a girl with wanderlust undeterred by tales of the boogeyman. She has dodged peril and outwitted threats on the streets of major American cities, Europe, the former Eastern Bloc and Southern Africa. She has developed and taught personal safety courses for LAPD's Community Police Academy, corporations, LA's Skid Row, women’s shelters, colleges/universities, public school districts and the general public for over 20 years.
 
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Michael Julian is the creator the A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival Training Program and CEO/President of MPS Security & Protection, providing corporate executive protection, threat and risk mitigation, and security.

Michael is a graduate of the Executive Protection Institute and Executive Security International. His training includes behavioral threat assessment, active shooter survival, executive and asset protection, evasive driving, close protection, aviation security, protective surveillance and counter surveillance, and covert protection.

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Eddie Quinn is a UK-based martial arts instructor across multiple disciplines, but most well known in the Silat, Filipino Martial Arts and Muay Thai communities as well for his groundbreaking self-protection system, The Apprach.

In this interview I chat to Eddie about the near-death experience of being stabbed at 18 years of age and how that led him to the martial arts to overcome his fears and led to him becoming one of the world's most renowned self-protection instructors.

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Tommy Joe Moore returns to the podcast to talk Fairbairn and Sykes, WW2 combatives, the evolution of western martial arts, and his new book The Shanghai School of Streetfighting.

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In part two of my recent interview with Lee Morrison, we talk about his approach to instructor development and his new evolution "the Path to the Peaceful Warrior."

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Lee Morrison is the founder of Urban Combatives, a legend of the self-protection industry, and someone Geoff Thompson refers to as a "self-protection God." Lee returns to the podcast in this multi-part interview.

In Part 1 we discuss Lee's Tier 1 Civilian curriculum, preparing for worst-case scenario sudden violence, and how you can be useful in times of crisis.

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Ellis Amdur has worked in the field of crisis intervention since 1989. He has developed a range of training and consultation services, as well as a unique style of assessment and psychotherapy. These are based on a combination of phenomenological psychology and the underlying philosophical premises of classical Japanese martial traditions. Ellis’s professional philosophy can best be summed up in this idea: the development of an individual’s integrity and dignity is the paramount virtue. This can only occur when people live courageously, regardless of the circumstances, and take responsibility for their roles in making the changes they desire.

Ellis is the author of 17 books including works on martial arts, crisis intervention, de-escalation and fiction.

In this interview, we breakdown the themes in his recent book Lost Boy which you can get here: https://geni.us/5lBOIJ

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Duncan Andrews runs arguably the world's finest and most comprehensive scenario-training programmes for self-protection enthusiasts. Everything from live situational awareness training, to combative application, then interrogation for government trained interrogators and a mock trial with a real barrister! You can't get more real than this without risk to your freedom.

A former riot police officer, operational skills trainer, soldier and more, Duncan Andrews is a beast of a man and has an incredibly cerebral approach to training.

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Lawrence Kane is a prolific martial arts author with 20 books to his credit including titles on how to teach martial arts, how to survive real violence and the finer points of karate. In his most recent book, he has teamed up with Kris Wylder to dissect the classic Art of War by Sun Tzu and provide a modern commentary and dissection of each of line of the immortal general's work.

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Willie "the Bam" Johnson is a Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame martial artist, a 7th degree black belt in karate and a 5th degree black belt in Wushu Kung Fu. However, his story started very differently.

Born in a poor neighbourhood to a disabled mother, Willie spent time between tournaments selling drugs and running the street. A pivotal moment while incarcerated turned his life around and he's spent the last 30 years giving back to the community he came from. This is a raw, emotional and powerful story you shouldn't miss.

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My guest on episode 73 is Director of Actions Breaks Silence, Debi Steven. Debi is an experienced martial artist and martial business-woman with a passion for ending gender-based violence. She runs the amazing not-for-profit to equip women and girls with self-protection skills in Africa and India, as well as teaching boys and young men how to develop "Hero Empathy" and to be an active bystander.

This is a challenging and important conversation.

If you'd like to learn more about Debi's work, check out http://www.actionbreakssilence.org/

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"These girls live in the worst place in the world to be female."
 
My guest on Episode 72 of the Managing Violence Podcast is Mary Stevens from the UK.
Mary began karate in 2003 at the late age of 31. Her son was being bullied so she enrolled him and then took the chance to begin herself. She went on to become obsessed with the study of self-protection (separate from karate) and founded her own dojo, Athena School of Karate. Mary is also a project manager and adviser to FairFight, helping to equip vulnerable young women in Varanasi, India, which we will talk about at length.
 
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In this interview, Rich and I dissect and react to Bruce Lee's classic 1971 article "Liberate Yourself From Classical Karate" which was his JKD manifesto. We discuss Bruce's immense impact on both our lives and the martial arts world as a whole, and the importance of growth and evolution in individuals and systems.

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In this special two-year anniversary episode, I break down the 21 key lessons I have taken from over 150 hours of conversation with the world's leading experts in self-protection and violence management.
 
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What does self-defence look like if you're not a NAVY SEAL COMMANDO NINJA SHIHAN DEATH KILLER?!

In this LIVE conversation with Randy King, we chat about what regular people need to know to keep safe, how Randy's professional focus has shifted in this direction, and how we need to educate our communities about what's truly important when it comes to staying safe from conflict and violence.

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"When you're having an argument with an idiot, make sure he's not doing the same"

Totti Karpela is a security expert, former police officer and Director of Peace of Mind Threat Management, currently splitting his time between Helsinki and Hong Kong. He is a global thought leader in threat assessment and an expert in verbal conflict resolution.

 
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Ever wondered who to trust? How to verify whether your instincts about someone are correct? Robin Dreeke's job after 9/11 was to recruit and catch spies for the US government as the Head of the FBI Counter-intelligence Behavioural Analysis Unit. He built a formidable range of skills to assess trustworthiness and detect signs of deception. In this podcast, we talk about the simple tells that you can use to determine how much trust to place in another human being.

 

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In this interview with MMA and WWE legend, Ken Shamrock, we talk about his troubled youth and the impact that had on his fighting career, breaking his neck as a teenager and being told he'd never play contact sports again, his fighting and wrestling career, and what he's doing now. Please enjoy this interview with an absolute legend, The World's Most Dangerous Man, Ken Shamrock. 

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It would be fair to say that Shaun has seen his fair share of violence and depravity throughout his life. In fact, more like many lives worth.

But it has not defined the man he has become today. Despite it trying its very best.

Shaun O’Gorman is a highly accomplished and recognised Retired Police Officer and former member of the Queensland Police Dog Squad, or K9 Unit. After joining the force at the tender age of 19, Shaun worked his way up to the K9 unit at just age 22. His normal ‘every day’ would consist of anything from violent domestic disturbances, armed hold-ups, vehicle pursuits or large brawls. Shaun also worked as a tactical dog handler with the Special Emergency Response Team (SWAT). Several years later he joined the Covert and Surveillance Unit working on Major and Organised Crime syndicates trafficking in narcotics and other serious criminal activities.

Shaun thought he was living his dream with every night filled with excitement, violence and the opportunity to push himself to his limits and help others. He loved his career. But it did not last. After a period of time, he realised that he was unfulfilled and becoming more angry, reactive and violent. He was in weekly fist fights and was encountering more and more violent offenders. He actively sought out confrontations as he became more and more addicted to the adrenaline and the opportunity to prove he was tough and fearless as a way to try to manage the significant impact his career was having on him.

Shaun left the Police when he was 31 and began a very dark time in his life. He had lost the career, his identity and felt like a failure. The violence and depravity he had seen human beings perpetrate against each other meant he lost all faith in humanity.

He suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, clinical depression, drank excessively, was very angry and came extremely close to suicide many times. 

What followed was a 17-year journey of personal development courses, study, education, working with coaches and mentors and finding every piece of information possible on resilience, stress and leadership – with an end goal of healing himself and becoming an effective leader in his own life.

He now devotes his life to helping others using the knowledge, education and experience that helped him help himself. While forging a successful corporate executive career after leaving the Police, Shaun developed and now continues to follow his passion for helping other people.

Learn more about Shaun at stronglifeproject.com 

 

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What a crazy honour it is to sit and talk with one of my teenage heroes, a man who embodies the warrior spirit, Enson Inoue. 

Enson Inoue is an MMA legend having fought in both PRIDE and the UFC against the toughest fighters in the world at their peak - fighters like Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock, Minotauro Nogueira, Igor Vovchanchyn, Mark Kerr, Heath Herring and more. Enson became famous for his philosophy of "Yamato Damashii" (or Japanese soul). In this exclusive interview, Enson talks about his willingness to die in the ring, some of the craziness that his warrior spirit got him into outside of the ring, and his humanitarian efforts since retirement.

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