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Breaking the Norm #13 – Jack Shore

Jack 'Tank' Shore is a professional mixed martial artist in the UFC. He was formerly Cage Warriors world champion and is undefeated in both amateur and professional bouts. In this podcast we talk about Jack's background, getting into fighting, and get a glimpse into the mindset of what it is like to be a professional... Continue Reading →

Breaking the Norm #12 – Eric Uresk

Eric Uresk is a former professional mixed martial artist and is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in the game. He was a national level wrestler in the USA and holds black belts in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo. Eric was head coach of Phuket Top Team for many years, and now... Continue Reading →

Resetting the target

This pandemic has given a lot of us time to reflect, and if you are anything like me, you are starting to realise something I’m sure we’ve all known for a long time – we’re looking for success in the wrong places. I took a pause on Breaking the Norm, despite it being much more... Continue Reading →

Breaking the Norm #11 – Vincent Clancy

Vincent Clancy is Chief Executive Officer of Turner & Townsend, the world's largest independent construction consultancy boasting a revenue in excess of £0.5 Billion. He has twice won Construction CEO of the Year. 'Tipped for success over a decade ago in Building's 40 Under 40, he has been a driving force behind the programme management... Continue Reading →

Breaking the Norm #10 – Louise Giblin

Louise Giblin is a Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors. She grew up on the Isle of Wight and lives and works on the Kent/East Sussex border, UK. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally.  In 2017 she was the artist invited to represent UK in the G7 of Art, Italy, and was awarded the Lorenzo... Continue Reading →

Memento Mori – The biggest motivator

Memento mori is loosely translated as 'remember you must die'. As Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, the only certain things in this life are death and taxes. Not many people forget the taxes part, but most seem to forget the death part - even when it surrounds them. Death seems to me, to be becoming increasingly... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Breaking the Norm #8 – Guy Thompson

Guy Thompson is a Premiership rugby player with 100 caps for Wasps (and 24 tries), and is soon to be a Leicester Tiger. Guy's route to the premiership is quite unconventional - he didn't get there through the typical academy route, instead he played his way up the leagues as you will hear. Guy recently... Continue Reading →

Breaking the Norm #7 – Tim Crockett

If you've ever seen the film Taken, you will be familiar with the the quote "...what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you." This sums up Tim. We covered a lot in this podcast... Continue Reading →

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