The Fight Back Podcast

The Fight Back Podcast

Hosted by: Georgia

"Martial Arts Saved Me" - every martial artist ever. Why do Martial Arts have such a big impact on mental health? On The Fight Back Podcast you'll hear from UFC fighters, University researchers, Women training to...

Episodes

#50: Danae Hudson - Trauma Informed Krav Maga

Season #1

Danae Hudson (Co-owner of Valley Self-Defense, Civilian, and Kids Instructor) has been training in Krav Maga for 4 years. Danae was looking for a self-defense class after some traumatic experiences in her life and...
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#49: Sarah Gohier - Love At First Punch

Season #1

Sarah is a Muay Thai fighter, trauma survivor, and the founder of the Women of Muay Thai Instagram page. She found muay thai as a form of therapy from childhood sexual abuse and it helped empower her to leave her...
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#48: Penny Mckay - Nevertheless, she persisted - Cults, Survivorship and Kickboxing

Season #1

Today (November 25th 2021) is The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.    To increase awareness of the domestic violence prevalent in all communities, Penny McKay, graduate of The Fight...
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#47: Kylie Hunts-in-Winter - How Martial Arts Made Me a Brave Woman

Season #1

Kylie is a Kenpo black belt and life long martial artist. She started training martial arts in her childhood and has trained in Brazillian JiuJutsu, Judo, Muay Thai, Wrestling, and MMA. She created the Brave Woman...
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#46: Jo Colette - Hooked From the First Hit: A Story of Addiction with a Muay Happy Ending

Season #1

**Trigger Warning** - In this episode, we discuss addiction, abuse, rape and self harm. Like the title says, this story has a happy ending, but please honor your need for safety at all times while tuning in. Jo has...
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#45: Erin Herle - Submit The Stigma

Season #1

Erin Herle is a BJJ black belt who started the #submitthestigma campaign after she lost her father Robin Herle to suicide. Erin started training jiu-jitsu in the summer of 2009 after being diagnosed with Generalized...
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#44: Things You Should Know About Interoception

Season #1

Georgia Verry - Things You Should Know About Interoception   On this episode of the Fight Back Podcast, Georgia talks about what interoception is, and how it relates to PTSD. She goes into detail about why you should...
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#43 Minna Kim - Martial Arts Saved Me Twice

Season #1

**Trigger Warning*** This episode includes details of Minna's experience with domestic violence including the many ways she ways abused. Listeners may feel uncomfortable hearing what is described.   Minna Kim is...
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You’ll Want To Make More Mistakes After This Episode

Season #1 Episode #42

How can we utilize mistakes as martial artists? As martial arts teachers? And also, teachers in the trauma-informed martial arts space? In this solo episode, Georgia gets on a deep analysis about making mistakes and...
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Danielle Salber - Martial Arts Is The Best Therapy

Season #1 Episode #41

Danielle Salber, Founder of Boxing Therapy. She lives in Israel, which is the home of Krav Maga, self-defense that's all about values and protecting oneself. In this episode, Georgia and Danielle jam together and talk...
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Dr. George Jennings - Martial Arts Led Me To Enter Into A Different World

Season #1 Episode #40

Dr. George Jennings is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Sociology at Cardiff Metropolitan University in the UK. He started learning martial arts at age 14, and since then, he got interested in it. And from that, he became...
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Jill Baker Shames - The Warrior Who Lives Inside All The Time Waiting To Come Out

QZRPKYaGr9ZAwHAWj70b Jill Baker Shames is a clinical Social Worker specializing in empowerment and therapeutic self-defense and martial arts. Jill has been a martial arts instructor for over 30 years and she's also...
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