Dr. George Jennings - Martial Arts Led Me To Enter Into A Different World
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 interested in fitness and health, and well-being. That's what led George to study sports science, Sports Science degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences degree at the University of Exeter.
In this episode, Georgia and George talk in-depth about the structure and routine in Martial Arts in connection with saving someone’s life. And how martial arts can help people who perhaps have other issues in their lives.
Georgia and George discuss:
- The different avenues of martial arts that can be used to change people's lives
- What is it that hooked George into learning Martial Arts and eventually doing a study about it
- What is FightingAndSpirit, how it is formed, and what are its contributions to the society
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Thank you so much to Nari for the beautiful song "Shape Me" heard at the beginning and end of this episode. Nari wrote this song about Shape Your Life, a boxing program for self-identified female survivors of violence in Canada. She wrote this song using the words and experiences shared by participants with Cathy Van Ingen. You can find out more about Shape Your Life in my interview with Cathy in Episode 8. You can hear more of Nari's work by going to her Instagram: @narithesaga