Episode 59

Published on:

14th Jul 2023

Master David Sheppard talks to the Dark Master

First and foremost, Master David Sheppard is a lovely person. Like many martial arts teachers I know, he’s passionate about giving his students all the help and support they need and much more. He’s one of those guys who continually goes the extra mile.

I first saw Master Sheppard many years ago when he was a young lad making his way up the ranks as a competitor. At that time, he had a unique fighting style that I tried to copy without success. I can honestly say that Master David Sheppard was the first person I saw use a front-leg machine gun sidekick with such precision and accuracy that it blew my mind.  I believe his machine gun kick has been copied by many but equalled by none.  I talk about his famous sidekick and other things martial arts related.

It was lovely to catch up with him and confirm that he hasn’t changed and is still lovely.

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.