The White Crane Podcast
‘…a friendly voice in your ear’.
These podcast episodes are short 5 minute snippets of information, inspiration, and ideas.
Mark’s completely biased opinion on why kickboxing is great – and better than the gym!
5 reasons that the arts of Kung Fu and kickboxing are so good for your all round physical and mental fitness!
Mark speaks briefly about what you can expect in your first class at White Crane Academy (and other reputable martial Arts clubs). It can be daunting starting a new activity but at WCA we’re a friendly bunch and we were all beginners once, so we know exactly how you feel!
Getting fit and healthy can seem like a daunting task, learn how our online tai chi community can help.
How to approach your physical training in winter – the most yin time of the year
Ideas on learning more effectively
Inspiration and tips on how to learn things such as a martial art, a language – something that takes a long time.
Join Mark as he’s feeling lazy on a Friday afternoon and would rather laze around on his sofa than train. Yes, it does happen!
The The Tao Te Ching is awash with references to water. Soft, gentle, yielding, weak – but ultimately powerful and overcoming. How to think about this in your training and life?
One of the sometimes overlooked benefits of martial arts training – the sense of community that it offers, something many people are possibly lacking in this day and age.
Mark shares a very simple morning mindful routine, which could very well make your day completely awesome!
Mark talks a little about the concept of yin and yang and how it can be used to explain natural phenomena, life, and martial arts theory.
Start to learn how to see areas of relaxation within tense or stressful situations – this is applicable in our everyday lives, as it is in physical training.
How your martial arts training can help you succeed in other areas of your life.
The Fusion Podcast – Mark Stevenson and Sal Jefferies
Fusion is a bringing together of modern psychology, yoga, and the principles of martial arts training, into a cohesive system for the benefit of the mind, body and breath. We teach workshops in the UK, bringing these ideas to life!
We try to keep these podcasts to about 15-20 mins in length.
This time around, Sal interviews Mark on how he generally starts the day.
Over the next two episodes Sal and Mark will speak a little about how they start their day and any routines they may have, as well as tips and tricks on how to set yourself up for a great day!
A fusion of martial arts, yoga, psychology, fitness and strength – brought to you by Sal Jefferries: mindset coach and yoga teacher, and Mark Stevenson: qigong, tai chi, kung fu and kickboxing instructor.
Expanding on the themes to be explored in their next workshop, Mark and Sal cover movements we all make on a daily basis, how training can help improve these movement patterns and being mindful of our posture will help keep aches and pains at bay.
Mark and Sal talk about long term learning – tips on how to approach educating yourself and making it a part of your life.
Drawing from psychology, yoga and martial arts we talk explore the world of unspoken communication.
We explore balance in life, balance between in physical training, as well as the physical act of balancing your body.
How to get the most out of your training with tips and ideas on how to be focussed before, during and after your training session, yoga class, or visit to the gym.
We touch on the hidden depths of training and the huge impact it can have on those around you.
In this episode, the tables are turned and Sal interviews Mark about his, and White Crane Academy’s evolution, the current state of training and what the future might hold.