ALEX GILLIS, “A KILLING ART: THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF TAEKWONDO” – FOT 013

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Today’s interview is with Alex Gillis about his book, “A killing art: The untold history of Taekwondo” Firstly we chat about what motivated Alex to undergo such a comprehensive study into the unknown history of Taekwondo? Within the book Alex talks about the KCIA quite a lot I ask him was he worried about the consequences exposing such secrets could …

TODAYS TAEKWONDO WITH GARETH BROWN AND PAUL GREEN – FOT 010

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So today’s interview is with Paul Green and Gareth Brown from Todays Taekwondo. Firstly I had to congratulate them on their achievements to date 300k followers on Facebook, the YouTube channel, the website, the downloadable tutorials, and obviously for all the medals that the athletes they’ve coached within team GB have achieved. We chat about at the numbers 2 golds …

TALKING BUSINESS WITH MASTER RONDY – FOT 009

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Master Rondy is the owner of White Tiger Taekwondo & Martial Arts – known as the world’s largest superschool located in Cary, NC, USA. The 24,000 sq. ft. school just celebrated its 22nd anniversary and enrolled its 12 thousandth student. Master Rondy lived in Korea from ‘94-’96 as a member of the Korean Tigers Professional Demonstration Team. Today she is …

THE HEADHUNTER, JADE JONES – FOT 007

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In this podcast, we interview the “Double Olympic Champion” Jade Jones MBE. Firstly we talk about where she came from and if she could have ever believed she would one day become double Olympic champion. We then chat about her first Olympic gold, the one from the youth Olympics. Then we chat about where her Taekwondo journey began and a …

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AARON COOK, TAEKWONDO LEGEND – FOT 005

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Today’s interview is with the legend that is Aaron Cook, Aaron talks about his journey from competing as a child right up to his current competitions and how he’s looking to the future 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Then its a chat about his eventual book, the biography of his ups and downs twists and turns and what the title of the …