January 29


Breaking the Norm #9 – Matt Jardine

Matt Jardine is an author, writer, athlete, and teacher. He is the founder of Jardine Karate and has helped thousands of students discover their personal potential through his specially designed martial arts programmes. Matt also hold a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Roger Gracie. He teaches in schools throughout London and at his Surrey venues.

Matt’s main publication is The Hardest Path, a book detailing his journey along the 88 Temple Pilgrimage in Shikoku, Japan. It is a book which I have recently read, and highly recommend. But don’t just take my word for it, the many 5 star reviews on amazon offer greater explanation. One review reads: ‘fantastic book! The authors balance between humour, humility and sensational story is awesome and I cannot wait for another book from this author!’.

In this podcast we cover a lot. Matt’s background: from his tennis career, coaching at the famous Harbour Club, and childhood dreams of winning Wimbledon, to his move into martial arts and his pilgrimage of the 88 temples. We also cover the lessons Matt learnt on his pilgrimage, how he approaches life and business, and an insight into meditation; as well as much, much more.

Matt’s favourite quote:

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.” ~ W.H. Murray

Book’s mentioned in the podcast can be found

The Pilgrimage: A Contemporary Quest for Ancient Wisdom
The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Love In The Time Of Cholera
Mindset – Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential
Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

If you want to learn more about Matt and follow his future projects, you can find him at the links below:

I hope you enjoy listening to the podcast. If you haven’t already please ensure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, any Android podcast app, or Youtube.

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