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The All Things Risk podcast explores the themes of risk, uncertainty and resilience as applied to sports, the arts, current affairs and just about any other domain. We feature long-form conversations with interesting guests who have loads of fascinating stories, tips and tools.
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Feb 16, 2016

In this episode, I speak with Laura Dal Farra.  Laura is an entrepreneur, writer, blogger, traveller/adventurer and Muay Thai practitioner.  Based in Toronto, Canada, Laura runs a site called Milk Blitz Street Bomb which focuses on “where travel and martial arts meet.”  Laura was recently featured in the travel section of  The Toronto Star

 

In 2006, Laura spent six months in Chiang Mai, Thailand studying the art of Muay Thai.  She got enamoured with how the art was practiced in the country, particularly the purity of the discipline and the humility of many of the practitioners.  She also got a taste for a certain kind of life.

 

After returning to Canada, Laura decided to make a bold move.  She re-designed her life and moved back to Thailand where she ended up training for over three and a half years.  She first spent a year in Bangkok and then in Buriram in NE Thailand, near the border with Cambodia. In going back to Thailand, that’s when the adventure really began as Laura immersed herself in the Thai culture.  Adventure of course implies challenge, adversity and of course, facing uncertainty.  Through her time in Thailand Laura ended up having a number of wonderful experiences that served This inspired her to create Milk Blitz Street Bomb in which she provides advice, stories and resources to those seeking to follow a similar path.

 

We have a great conversation and spend time discussing:

 

•Why Laura started training in Muay Thai and when she first got the idea to spend some time in Thailand;
•The decision to move back to Thailand longer term;
•The challenges associated with living in the country, particularly as a solo female traveler;
•Culture – we spend a lot of time discussing cultural differences and how Laura unpicked the layers of Thai culture – including different way of thinking (Western vs. Easter ways of thinking) and navigating a culture that is quite hierarchical;
•How and why she started Milk Blitz Street Bomb;
•The challenges associated with “re-entry” shock

 

Laura is very authentic, inspiring and cool.  We have a wonderful conversation that perhaps was a bit too short (which only means that I will have to have her back on the show).  I hope you enjoy it!

 

Show notes:

 

•Check out Laura site: www.mbsb.us or www.milkblitzstreetbomb.com
•Check MBSB on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MBSBx
•Buriram: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buriram
•Laura in the Toronto Star: http://bit.ly/1Swr0o2
•I make mention of the book “The Gift of Fear” at one point: http://amzn.to/1Q0dEhp 

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Feb 12, 2016

This is a short "in-betweenisode" in which I share some thoughts about how to train and help ourselves be more fully present to better manage uncertainty.  Normally, the show features long-form conversations but from time to time, I will post shorter, more bite-sized episodes with various thoughts and musings based on the show's themes.

Show notes:

In this show, I reference this article by Faisal Hoque: http://www.fastcompany.com/3056147/work-smart/how-to-practice-mindfulness-when-you-dont-have-the-time

 

 

Feb 2, 2016

In this episode, I sit down with ultra-endurance cyclist and all-around great guy Martian Cioana.  Martian is known on Strava – a social networking site for cyclists and runners as being a bit of a legend for rides like this: https://www.strava.com/activities/459917083

And this: https://www.strava.com/activities/437856088

 

Last summer, Martian competed in the Transcontinental Race – a 4,000+ km  one stage race from Belgium, through the French and Italian Alps, across the Balkans, and into Instanbul, crossing the Bosphorpus and into the Asian continent.  It is a throwback to the early days of the Tour de France - a gruelling event with the majority of competitors dropping out at some point.  What is even more amazing was this was Martian’s first ever cycling race.  Martian has pretty much been everywhere in the UK on his bike – often during epic weekend rides.

 

Is Martian a long-time cyclist with a super-human level of endurance?  No.  Martian slowly built up is ability to ride long distances just a few years ago – all driven by a pure passion for getting on his bike.  Martian is inspiring, friendly and funny.  I love the way looks at cycling and life and his journey can provide anyone with not just inspiration, but great lessons on how to find the same type of joy for yourself  - by embracing the unknown. 

 

On the show, we talk about:

 

•When and why Martian moved from his native Romania to London
•How he got into cycling
•How and why he started to do longer and longer rides
•What he feels when he is riding long distances
•Some of his memorable moments cycling across the UK
•Preparing for, and competing in the Transcontinental Race
•Advice to anyone wanting to start out or find something similar to what he has found and done with cycling
 

Check out Martian on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/1454297

Check out the incredible Transcontinental Race: http://www.transcontinental.cc/

 

At the end of the show, I remarked that the John Lennon song “Watching the Wheels” seems to fit Martian’s philosophy perfectly – except he makes the wheels turn rather than watching them!  If it’s been a while (or if you are perhaps too young to have ever heard the song), here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIB2nkUfeWw 

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Jan 24, 2016

This is Episode 1 of the All Things Risk podcast. The show which examines the application of concepts of risk and uncertainty to a wide range of domains and aspects of life. I am very pleased to not only be launching the podcast, but to have as my first guest Master Tammy Parlour. Master Tammy Parlour is a 5th Dan (and therefore Master) in the Korean martial art of hapkido and has been training under Grandmaster Gedo Chang for nearly 35 years. She set up Chang’s Hapkido Academy UK in the early 1990s and has been running the London school since the late 1990s. Master Parlour teaches a complete and traditional hapkido syllabus with a focus on joint locks, pressure points, kicks and punches, free-fighting and weapons. She also teaches ki meditation and has written a book on the subject. Chang’s Hapkido Academy, like its parent school in the US, has consistently received rave reviews for not only the quality of instruction, but also the supportive learning environment in class. I have been a student of Master Parlour’s for over 8 years and consider her classes to be among the best experiences you can have as a martial artist. However, beyond this, the focus on the philosophical side of training ensures that studying hapkido creates numerous benefits outside the dojang (training hall). In this session we explore these topics going back to not only when, how and why Master Parlour started studying hapkido, but why she has continued for nearly 35 years. We had an interesting, stimulating and at times very funny and wide-ranging conversation that covered the following (among other things): What hapkido is (check out Master Parlour’s school on YouTube – link also below to get a sense of the skills and movements taught) The relevance of martial arts, particularly traditional martial arts, in the modern world Mushin – “no mind” as a concept and practice and parallels to this with resilience and uncertainty Meditation and mindfulness Making difficult choices Dealing with adversity Being present Competition Women’s sport – Master Parlour is also the founder and CEO of the Women’s Sport Trust – a UK charity focused on raising the visibility and impact of women’s sport Show notes: At one point, I mention the following study about attention spans in children when we discuss the benefits of meditation and being present: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9342391/Children-with-short-attention-spans-failing-to-read-books.html You can find more about Master Parlour and hapkido here: Chang’s Hapkido Academy UK: http://www.changshapkido.net - check out a free taster class if interested! Chang’s Hapkido Academy USA: http://www.changshapkido.com/ Chang’s Hapkido Academy on Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tammy_parlour Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Changs-Hapkido-Academy-UK/139300732782073?fref=ts LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/chang%27s-hapkido-academy-uk?trk=biz-companies-cym Instagram: http://instagram.com/changshapkido/ You tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/changshapkidoacademy?feature=mhum#g/u Women’s Sport Trust: http://www.womenssporttrust.com/ and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WomenSportTrust Master Parlour on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tammy_Parlour Her book on meditation: http://www.amazon.com/Exploration-Ki-Meditation-Tammy-Parlour/dp/144778121X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453630324&sr=8-1&keywords=ki+meditation+parlour __________________

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Jan 17, 2016

Another pre-episode. Episode 1 is coming soon! Twitter: @RiskThings email: allthingsrisk@gmail.com

Jan 16, 2016

Pre-launch episode of The All Things Risk Podcast. This podcast will provide listeners with some interesting perspectives on how to take risk intelligently and with elegance. For more information, visit: www.allthingsrisk.com

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