A member of Punch up appearing on the excellent Southpaw Podcast being interviewed by Sam Yang.
It includes a personal origin story for the gym and loads of background about the UK scene.
In our second spotlight of Red Gyms, we speak to Punch Up and discuss how a near violent confrontation with a far-right group became the catalyst for Punch Up. We also explore the concept of punching up and how the martial arts concept of “knowing your enemy” applies to politics and solidarity building, how sports and martial arts can reconnect vulnerable people back with their bodies, as well as the strong need for community actions based around athletics and sports.
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Checkout the other episodes about Reg Gyms in the UK as well: