Episode 63

Published on:

4th Oct 2023

Geoff Aldridge talks to The Dark Master

With over 30 years of martial arts experience, Geoff has been training in contact karate and kickboxing since 1987, gaining his 1st Dan Black Belt in 1992, 2nd Dan in 1998, and 3rd Dan in 2003 (with a Grade A-). In 2010, he was awarded his 4th Dan Black Belt by ECKA; in 2016, he was awarded his 5th Dan Black Belt by WAKO GB. In 2021, he passed the Mushin Kai black belt grading conducted by Sensei Alfie “The Animal” Lewis.

Geoff is a WAKO GB-qualified instructor in the Milton Keynes area, who has run the Bletchley Club since 1999.

Geoff has been training under his instructor, Sensei Dev Barrett, since 1988. He has also trained with other notable instructors: Kancho Henk Kuipers, Michael "Venum" Page, Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Grandmaster A, Geoff Thompson, Guru Mick Tully, Remy Bonjasky, Semy Schilt, Ronnie Green, Howard Brown, Ray Hoffman, Junior Anderson, Monika Markowska & Jean Frenette. In addition, Geoff has been taught and is qualified to teach the Mushin Ryu syllabus from Sensei Alfie Lewis.

Read more about Geoff here: https://www.bletchleydragons.co.uk/geoff

I hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did.

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Living Martial Arts
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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.