MVP106: Mary Stevens – Soft Skills in Violence Prevention & Management

Happy holidays!
I am joined once again by Mary Stevens, an accomplished martial arts instructor and also lead instructor at Violence Prevention & Management UK. Mary is a lifelong learner and incredible teacher, so I took the opportunity to pick her …

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MVP98: Domestic violence and abuse with Pamela Armitage

Pamela Armitage is the Chief Impact Officer at Study of Violence and an instructor with SAFE International. She has pioneered the trauma-informed self-defence movement and is a global thought leader in the evolution of violence management education.

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MVP89: Drone Warfare with Lt. Col. Wayne Phelps

On this episode we chat drone warfare and the psychological cost of killing remotely with retired Lt. Col. Wayne Phelps.

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MVP81: The Approach with Eddie Quinn

Eddie Quinn is a UK-based martial arts instructor across multiple disciplines, but most well known in the Silat, Filipino Martial Arts and Muay Thai communities as well for his groundbreaking self-protection system, The Apprach.
In this interview I chat …

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MVP77: Trauma, Recovery, Revenge? Interview with Psychotherapist Ellis Amdur

Ellis Amdur has worked in the field of crisis intervention since 1989. He has developed a range of training and consultation services, as well as a unique style of assessment and psychotherapy. These are based on a combination of phenomenological psychol…

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MVP65: Shaun O’Gorman – PTSD in Law Enforcement

It would be fair to say that Shaun has seen his fair share of violence and depravity throughout his life. In fact, more like many lives worth.
But it has not defined the man he has become today. Despite it trying its very best.
Shaun O’Gorman is a highly…

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S6. Ep. 6: The Truth About Women’s Self Defense with Savannah Archambault

Savannah Archambault is a self-defence instructor and founder of SAVage Hybrid Combat Systems based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Growing up in a military family, Savannah always had an urge to protect her community and be of service. She eventually found…

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S6. Ep. 2: Trauma Informed Self-Defense with Pamela Armitage

Pamela Armitage is not your typical self-defence instructor. She wasn’t a lifelong martial artist, a cop, a soldier, or anything of the sort. She was a dancer, a model, a sister, a daughter, and a yoga teacher. Through her own experiences, she developed …

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