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The Combat Learning Podcast is about applying scientific research and practical experience to better teach and learn martial arts. It's a deep dive into the most cutting-edge methodologies underlying effective training today, discovered through the lens of some of the best thinkers inside and outside of the martial arts community.
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In bonus episode 2 of season 1, Jestin Icasiano from CLP04 returns to talk with me about different philosophies that can help or hinder your training longevity. Anyone who has trained for a few years knows that combat sports really wear on your body, and oftentimes you end up injuring your body in ways that never heal as a result. The good news is that there is an approach to training that lets you enjoy martial arts into old age without destroying your body. (NOTE: this was originally recorded for a private group several years ago so some names are mentioned that won't make sense and the audio quality will be different than usual.) --- Join the Combat Learning Newsletter now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- Thank you so much for listening!   If you have any feedback, you can email me at josh@combatlearning.com or send me a message on facebook.com/combatlearning.    Now real quick before I go -- can I ask you a huge favor? If you got value from this episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcasting platform. So many shows pop up and fizzle out, and we're talking about stuff that almost nobody is talking about, so leaving us a review helps us a ton! Thanks in advance, and I'll see you on the next episode! --- Produced by Micah Peacock
Welcome to the Combat Learning Podcast! I'm your host, Josh Peacock. In this first supra-seasonal bonus episode, I have a discussion with my old buddy Jestin Icasiano from CLP04 about a meme some of you have probably seen before. In this meme, two groups of black belt martial artists are compared: the first, a motley group of soft-looking hobbyist tang soo do or taekwondo black belts; and the second, a tough group of world class BJJ fighters. The headline reads "There are 'black belts,' and there are black belts" -- suggesting that BJJ black belts are of far and above superior quality. While it is a meme, and thus mostly a joke, Jestin and I believe that apples are being compared to oranges here because we understand that this is reflective of a real belief among jiujitsu people. In other words, it's not just that the styles are different but that the examples are cherry picked, since there are tough, word class athletes in traditional martial arts like tang soo do and taekwondo, too. Whether your a BJJ athlete or a traditional martial artist, this is an interesting discussion you won't want to miss. So if you're excited to dive in, hit the subscribe button on your podcatcher now! (NOTE: this was originally recorded for a private group several years ago so some names are mentioned that won't make sense.) --- Join the Combat Learning Newsletter now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- Thank you so much for listening!   If you have any feedback, you can email me at josh@combatlearning.com or send me a message on facebook.com/combatlearning.    Now real quick before I go -- can I ask you a huge favor? If you got value from this episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcasting platform. So many shows pop up and fizzle out, and we're talking about stuff that almost nobody is talking about, so leaving us a review helps us a ton! Thanks in advance, and I'll see you on the next episode! --- Produced by Micah Peacock
CLP Season 1 Capstone

CLP Season 1 Capstone

2020-06-2304:29

In this season capstone episode, find out when the Combat Learning Podcast will return, where it's headed, and my thoughts on season 1!
My guest today is Iain Abernethy, a well-known expert on practical karate training and kata application, and an advocate of traditional martial arts practice. In this episode, Iain presents his own view of kata as a process of 4 inextricable stages: 1. Solo Practice 2. Functional Application 3. Principle-based Partner Practice 4. Live Partner Practice or "Kata-based" Sparring While most other traditional martial artists view kata as a solo exercise that must be translated into practical techniques, Iain sees solo practice, application, and sparring as all one and the same process entailed by the kata system. Iain also explains what "kata-based sparring" is, why he hates one step sparring, and the necessity of bringing modern training methods into traditional martial arts practice. No matter who you are, this episode is simmering over with interesting and helpful discussion. So if you're excited to dive in, hit the subscribe button on your podcatcher now! --- Join the Combat Learning Newsletter now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- Where to find Iain... Instagram: https://instagram.com/iainabernethy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/practicalkatabunkai Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iainabernethy/ Website: https://iainabernethy.co.uk/ --- Thank you so much for listening!   If you have any feedback, you can email me at josh@combatlearning.com or send me a message on facebook.com/combatlearning.    Now real quick before I go -- can I ask you a huge favor? If you got value from this episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcasting platform. So many shows pop up and fizzle out, and we're talking about stuff that almost nobody is talking about, so leaving us a review helps us a ton! Thanks in advance, and I'll see you on the next episode! --- Produced by Micah Peacock
My guest today is Steve Kwan, co-host of the BJJ Mental Models podcast and a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt. In this episode, Steve reveals how the universal principles from the so-called "Lean Startup Methodology" can vastly enhance not only your ability as an instructor but your your ability to do self-directed learning, too. This episode has very unique subject matter and is a blast to think about. So if you're excited to dive in, hit the subscribe button on your podcatcher now! --- Join the Combat Learning Newsletter now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- Where to find Steve... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3JMczv6cufhxjeq2D8ANjQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels Website: https://bjjmentalmodels.com/ --- Thank you so much for listening!   If you have any feedback, you can email me at josh@combatlearning.com or send me a message on facebook.com/combatlearning.    Now real quick before I go -- can I ask you a huge favor? If you got value from this episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcasting platform. So many shows pop up and fizzle out, and we're talking about stuff that almost nobody is talking about, so leaving us a review helps us a ton! Thanks in advance, and I'll see you on the next episode! --- Produced by Micah Peacock
My guest today is Craig Douglas, an interdisciplinary defensive training instructor operating globally under the ShivWorks brand, specializing in meshing wrestling-based combatives with close quarters shooting. In this episode, Craig unpacks what it means to take an "andragogical" approach to teaching coursework and why its a more effective way to help students learn. He also explains why he believes instructors actually coach their students too much -- a phenomenon born out of traditional pedagogy that is not optimal for an andragogical approach. This episode might just turn your concept of good instruction upside down. So if you're excited to jump in, hit the subscribe button on your podcatcher now! --- Join the Combat Learning Newsletter now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- Where to find Craig... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shivworks/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShivWorks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shivworks_and_alumni/ Website: https://www.shivworks.com/ --- Thank you so much for listening!   If you have any feedback, you can email me at josh@combatlearning.com or send me a message on facebook.com/combatlearning.    Now real quick before I go -- can I ask you a huge favor? If you got value from this episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcasting platform. So many shows pop up and fizzle out, and we're talking about stuff that almost nobody is talking about, so leaving us a review helps us a ton! Thanks in advance, and I'll see you on the next episode! --- Produced by Micah Peacock
My guest today is Ben from Redbeard Combatives, a 2nd degree black belt in BJJ in the Carlson Gracie lineage and an experienced trainer for both the U.S. Government and Private Security sectors. In this episode, Ben draws on his 15+ years conducting trainings to reveal the potential weaknesses of what's often called "real world experience" -- and how proper training environments can fill in the gaps there. This episode is challenging to conventional wisdom in the reality-based self-defense and military combatives world...but listen to his points carefully. Now, if you're excited to dive in, hit the subscribe button on your podcatcher now! --- Join the Combat Learning Newsletter now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- Where to find Ben... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/redbeard_combatives/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi_NR-HV07TFRhpn4hjeRSg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redbeardcombatives/ Website: https://www.redbeardcombatives.com/ --- Thank you so much for listening! If you have any feedback, you can email me at josh@combatlearning.com or send me a message on facebook.com/combatlearning. Now real quick before I go -- can I ask you a huge favor? If you got value from this episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcasting platform. So many shows pop up and fizzle out, and we're talking about stuff that almost nobody is talking about, so leaving us a review helps us a ton! Thanks in advance, and I'll see you on the next episode! --- Produced by Micah Peacock
My guest today is Frank Mullis, a Matt Serra jiu-jitsu black belt, licensed counselor, pastor, and owner of the Milledgeville Academy of Mixed Martial Arts. In this episode, we talk about everything from different teaching styles and their effect on learning, to biases in martial arts, even to our present day masculinity crisis. Frank is an OG in the martial arts world and has a lot of perspective to offer. So if you're excited to dive in, hit the subscribe button on your podcatcher now! ---  Join the CLP Newsletter now: combatlearning.com/newsletter  ---  How to contact Frank Mullis...  Website: http://trainwithmamma.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Serrabjjmville/ ---  Thank you so much for listening!  If you have any feedback, you can email me at josh@combatlearning.com or send me a message on facebook.com/combatlearning. Now real quick before I go -- can I ask you a huge favor? If you got value from this episode, leave us a review on iTunes, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcasting platform. So many shows pop up and fizzle out, and we're talking about stuff that almost nobody is talking about, so leaving us a review helps us a ton! Thanks in advance, and I'll see you on the next episode!  ---  Produced by Micah Peacock
My guest today is Ward Hiney, a self-defense instructor at Endeavor Defense & Fitness and a Krav Maga black belt. In this episode we discuss why combat sports are not bad for self-defense. In fact, we go a step further and argue that combat sports are better for self-defense than standard traditional martial arts and "reality-based" self-defense training, even potentially for weapons defense. This is another toe-stepper, and I know it's a controversial opinion, but hear out Ward's argument. So if you're excited to jump in, hit that subscribe button on your podcatcher now. --- Join the CLP Newsletter now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- How to contact Ward Hiney... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ward4SelfProtection Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hesedmedia/ --- Thank you so much for listening! If you have any feedback, you can email me at josh@combatlearning.com or send me a message on facebook.com/combatlearning. Now real quick before I go -- can I ask you a huge favor? If you got value from this episode, leave us a review on iTunes, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcasting platform. So many shows pop up and fizzle out, and we're talking about stuff that almost nobody is talking about, so leaving us a review helps us a ton! Thanks in advance, and I'll see you on the next episode! --- Produced by Micah Peacock
My guest today is Jestin Icasiano, a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt and instructor under Tony Pacenski. In this episode we explore the power and importance of self-guided learning and discuss the phenomenon of BJJ purple belts going "ronin." This episode will step on some of your toes, but I'm not sorry. If you're excited to jump in, hit subscribe on your podcatcher now! --- Join the CLP Newsletter now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- Thank you so much for listening! If you have any feedback, you can email me at josh@combatlearning.com or send me a message on facebook.com/combatlearning. Now real quick before I go -- can I ask you a huge favor? If you got value from this episode, leave us a review on iTunes, Google Podcasts, or your favor favorite podcasting platform. So many shows pop up and fizzle out, and we're talking about stuff that almost nobody is talking about, so leaving us a review helps us a ton! Thanks in advance, and I'll see you on the next episode! --- Produced by Micah Peacock
My guest today is Master Thomas Huskey, a 4th degree black belt in taekwondo under the Kukkiwon. He is VP of Operations for the NC TKD Federation and the founder of Cyber Taekwondo. In this episode we talk about State Governing Bodies and how they can help coach and student development in the martial arts, with emphasis on the importance of continuing education for coaches. We also talk about how Olympic taekwondo isn't actually a game of flippy kicks and why you should reassess it. This episode covers a lot of ground and might challenge you in unexpected ways. So if you're excited to dive in, hit the subscribe button on your podcatcher now. --- Join the CLP Newsletter now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- How to contact Thomas Huskey... NCTKD Facebook: www.facebook.com/nctkd/ Cyber TKD Website: cybertaekwondo.com  --- Thank you so much for listening! If you have any feedback, you can email me at josh@combatlearning.com or send me a message on facebook.com/combatlearning. Now real quick before I go -- can I ask you a huge favor? If you got value from this episode, leave us a review on iTunes, Google Podcasts, or your favor favorite podcasting platform. So many shows pop up and fizzle out, and we're talking about stuff that almost nobody is talking about, so leaving us a review helps us a ton! Thanks in advance, and I'll see you on the next episode! --- Produced by Micah Peacock
My guest today is Bruce Hoyer,  Head Coach at the Next Edge MMA Academy and an innovator in BJJ practice design. In this episode we talk about his unique "flipped classroom model" approach to running BJJ classes and designing curriculum as well as how coaches can use technology to enhance their training programs. The material in this episode is a lot of fun to think about. So if you're excited to jump in, hit that subscribe button on your favorite podcatcher. --- Join the CLP Newsletter now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- How to contact Bruce Hoyer... Website: nextedgeacademy.com YouTube: youtube.com/user/nextedgeacademy --- Thank you so much for listening! If you have any feedback, you can email me at josh@combatlearning.com or send me a message on facebook.com/combatlearning. Now real quick before I go -- can I ask you a huge favor? If you got value from this episode, leave us a review on iTunes, Google Podcasts, or your favor favorite podcasting platform. So many shows pop up and fizzle out, and we're talking about stuff that almost nobody is talking about, so leaving us a review helps us a ton! Thanks in advance, and I'll see you on the next episode! --- Produced by Micah Peacock
My guest today is Dr. Rob Gray, the associate professor and program chair of human engineering at Arizona State University. He's also the host of my favorite show, the Perception & Action Podcast. In this episode we talk about the role of vision in motor control and how you can harness the power of the Constraints-led Approach to Motor Learning to improve your martial arts training. This one is packed full of useful information. So if you're excited to dive in, hit that subscribe button on your favorite podcatcher. --- Join the CLP Newsletter now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- How to contact Rob Gray... Website: perceptionaction.com Twitter: @ShakeyWaits Instagram: facebook.com/perceptionactionpodcast/ --- Thank you so much for listening! If you have any feedback, you can email me at josh@combatlearning.com or send me a message on facebook.com/combatlearning. Now real quick before I go -- can I ask you a huge favor? If you got value from this episode, leave us a review on iTunes, Google Podcasts, or your favor favorite podcasting platform. So many shows pop up and fizzle out, and we're talking about stuff that almost nobody is talking about, so leaving us a review helps us a ton! Thanks in advance, and I'll see you on the next episode! --- Produced by Micah Peacock
Join our email newsletter, never miss an episode, and get a FREE PDF copy of my ebook, "An Introduction to Motor Learning for Martial Artists:"  Click combatlearning.com/intro now to join! --- Welcome to the Combat Learning Podcast episode 0! This is an introductory episode meant to frame what this show is all about and get you up to speed on some important concepts we’ll be discussing throughout the podcast. We define and discuss these important, recurring Combat Learning topics: The science of motor learning & how it can help us become and create vastly better martial artists Performance & why it's important for validating learning Motor skills A basic motor skill classification system to help us understand what we’re dealing with when we try to understand martial arts skills And perhaps the most important concept: Transfer of Learning --- NOTE: Combat Learning is a brand new podcast, so you will find that these early episodes make a few shifts in format as they go along. This is normal for new podcasts because we’re finding our groove. On that point, your patience and feedback is much appreciated. While most of the content will be interviews, I'll be experimenting with other content styles as well, so be sure to let me know what you like and don't like. If you have feedback for me, leave a message at facebook.com/combatlearning or email me at josh@combatlearning.com. --- If you think this show will bring value to you as a teacher or learner, please subscribe to the podcast feed now! (For those of you listening to this pre-launch, the Combat Learning Podcast officially releases on April 17th, 2020) This podcast was produced by Micah Peacock SEE YOU ALL ON EPISODE ONE!
Josh and Jester share their thoughts on some of Bruce Lee's philosophy, and then answer 2 of the most common criticisms of BJJ as a self-defense system.
The Jester Tester!

The Jester Tester!

2017-12-0905:16

We revive the podcast once again, this time on the Anchor platform! We talk about our training, and future plans, but we had to cut it short. Next time we'll record something more substantive.
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