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

#61: Les Bubka: Karate for Mental Health

Season #1

Les is the founder of Karate for Mental Health, a disability karate coach and author of Anxious Black Belt and The Dark Side of Karate. Les and Georgia discuss:  How karate helped Les Inclusivity in karate  Karate as...
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#60: Alex & Laurien Zurhake: The Many Ways Trauma Informed BJJ can Widen your Window of Tolerance

Season #1

Alex and Laurien are two BJJ purple belts, active competitors and own a trauma informed martial arts and yoga school in Munich, Germany as well as Off The Zone, an online interactive platform where they help fellow...
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#59: Erik Hein: How to Be a Great Martial Arts Teacher

Season #1

Erik Hein has made a career out of teaching. He has taught martial arts, martial arts coaches, elite police teams, emergency services workers and more. Erik is incredibly knowledgeable in the world of motor learning...
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#58: Rew Mitchell: Awakening Female Fighters

Season #1

Rew Mitchell is the owner of Awakening Fighters. He supports and promotes female fighters around the world with the online database of athletes he created and maintains. Rew and Georgia discuss:  The sexualization of...
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#57: Kristina Nikolaj: From Anxiety to Breathwork to BJJ

Season #1

Kristina Nikolaj is a retired debilitating anxiety sufferer turned breathwork facilitator focused on using the breath to take control of your life. Then she discovered more of her power through jiu jitsu.    Georgia...
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#56: Amber Tucker : Women of Colour in Martial Arts

Season #1

Dr Amber Tucker is an assistant professor of sociology, researcher, mixed martial artist, athlete, and coach. Her research explores the trauma that results from the intersection of gender, race and class.  Amber was...
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#55: Dr. Jamie Marich and Anna Pirkl: Transforming Trauma with Jiu-Jitsu

Season #1

Jamie Marich, Ph.D. and Anna Pirkl, MFT both speak internationally on topics related to addiction, trauma, mindfulness, or recovery. They each hold belts from Gracie University of Jiu-Jitsu and have personal...
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#54: Alvaro Fernandez : Visualization and Meditation as Tools to Overcome Fear

Season #1

Alvaro Fernandez is a Mexican black belt under Renzo Gracie and longtime student and teacher of 4 way psychology. Georgia met Al a few months ago when a student of his emailed Georgia saying he had helped her through...
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#53: A New Grip BJJ Co-founders Christina Lea Houck and Samantha Glenn: Using BJJ to Help Empower Survivors of Human Trafficking

Season #1

Samantha is a full time police officer for St. Louis County Police Department and the new title she is about to add (due March 28th, 2022) is a Mom! She has been training Jiu-Jitsu for roughly 9 years. She majored in...
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#52: Steve Kwon: What Types of Mental Models Can We Apply to BJJ?

Season #1

Steve is a technology leader, process strategist, and advisor with 20 years of experience leading teams, building products, and growing companies.   He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and the founder of BJJ...
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#51: Briana Bowley - Transformation and Healing Doesn’t Take Time, It Takes Courage

Season #1

  Briana Bowley is a Trauma Coach and a Martial Artist. Knowledgeable in mindset and embodiment practices for peak performance, having worked with and alongside some of the world's most notable in their chosen...
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#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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