Episode 53

Published on:

4th May 2023

Master Russell Dennis talks to The Dark Master

Master Russell Dennis is not someone I know very well. However, we have met and spoken on a few occasions, and my impression of him has always been he’s a really nice guy. That impression was reinforced when I spoke with him about his fascinating martial arts journey. 

Master Dennis is unusual because many students make the transition from a traditional martial art like Taekwon-Do to the sport of kickboxing. Not many students, particularly those in the more mature category, go from conventional martial arts to MMA. Master Russell has done that, which is one reason I wanted to chat with him.

I hope you enjoy the chat. I’m sure you’ll conclude that he’s a nice man.

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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.