Episode 65

Published on:

13th Nov 2023

Danny Dowling talks to the Dark Master

Danny Dowling is an unusual guest because he no longer does martial arts. However, he did pursue his journey from childhood to his older years. That journey saw him reach the highest levels of competition and eventually become part of the GB Taekwondo squad.  Danny talks about the reality of being a GB competitor who must keep performing to retain his funding. It’s very tough at the top, and Danny outlines precisely how tough it is. Although he no longer does martial arts, he puts that time and passion into pushing weights and becoming a great sparky.  

I hope that Danny will one day restart his martial journey, as I believe he has so much to offer to the combative community.

I'm sure that Danny and I will talk again in the future.

I hope you enjoy our chat.

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Living Martial Arts
Exercise Lifestyle Philosophy
Everyday 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 also interviews many martial artists to discover how they continue to live their own everyday 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.

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Raymond Gayle

Master Ray Gayle (The Dark Master) is an 8th degree black belt and has been training in Taekwon-Do for 42 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.