Hero Forge, Episode 46: Fear

In this first podcast of 2018, Dan Edwardes (CEO Parkour Generations) and I mine down into our relationship with Fear. What is fear? Should we seek to become fearless or is there a way in which we can work with our fear to become better versions of ourselves? Whether you are a first responder, a member of the military or law enforcement, an athlete or simply a human being trying to navigate the complexities of life, the chances are that fear is something you come up against on a regular basis. In this episode we look unflinchingly at what is too often a taboo subject – welcome to a whole new year!

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Hero Forge, Episode 45: Self Protection 101

Self Protection 101 – in this final podcast of 2017, co-host Dan Edwardes (CEO Parkour Generations) and I offer an overview of what we think a foundation of self-protection training ought to include. With more than a half century of combative experience of one kind or another between us, we are often asked by our friends and students, some of the following questions: What is the best martial art to study? How long does it take to become proficient in self defence? Should I carry a weapon to defend myself? What does it take to survive a street fight? Well, in this podcast we do our best to answer these and more!

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Hero Forge, Episode 9: Parkour as an Heroic Path

In this conversation I chat with Dan Edwardes, founder of Parkour Generations, about parkour as a training discipline which is perfectly suited to developing the skills, attributes and mental resilience needed to be of service in the world. The interview includes a 25 minute excerpt from a wider conversation with members of the London parkour community, who had just survived a 9 hour ‘night mission’ shaped around Campbell’s Hero’s Journey.

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Hero Forge, Episode 8: Review of ‘Ironfist’

Marvel’s ‘Ironfist’ was released on Netflix a few weeks ago to much fanfare and superhero fans around the world rubbed their hands in glee. Unfortunately the show has suffered a bumpy reception by critics and fans alike; is the criticism harsh or have Marvel made their first mis-step in preparing for ‘The Defenders’ show? In this episode Andy and co-host Dan explore all things ‘Danny Rand’ and offer their thoughts on the series, and the hero on which the show is based.

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