Episode 57

Published on:

7th Jun 2023

Mark Payne - His journey of a thousand miles

Mark Payne - His journey of a thousand miles

Mark Payne is the first non-martial artist I've talked with on my podcast. However, that doesn't diminish his message in any way. His message is one that all of us must notice; it's the message of looking after your health. It's also the message that it's never too late to regain your health, to live and perform at a higher level. 

Although Mark has not been a martial artist himself, he has been around martial arts people for many years. He's supported his son in his martial arts passion and continues to do so.


I have always found Mark easy to talk to, and he always greets me with a smile; I'm guessing he now has lots to smile about and be grateful for. After listening to his story, I'm sure you'll agree that even though he has never done martial arts before, his challenge has built him a level of indomitable spirit equal to any martial arts practitioner.

I wish Mark all the best for the future. I'm grateful to have him in my PUMA martial arts family. 

I hope you enjoy our chat.

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About the Podcast

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.