Episode 73

Published on:

14th May 2024

Hanratty Sensei talks to The Dark Master

John Hanratty sensei has trained and taught Shotokan karate for over 54 years. He is the Chief Instructor for the Canadian Shotokan Karate Association and the National Coach. He is also past president and current Vice President of the World Shotokan Karate Association.

Hanratty sensei was elected the 3M Coach of the Year in 1989 by Karate Canada and has been nominated for the Air Canada Sportsman Award. He has also received a Distinguished Citizen Award from the City of Calgary for services to sport. He is an internationally ranked official and a top-level NCCP coach.

Hanratty Sensei instructs and conducts seminars throughout North America and Europe and is considered a leading authority on Karate Kata history and application.

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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.