Geoffrey Chiu on Bridging the Gap, the Power of the Grappling Mindset and Common Training Mistakes to Avoid (#7)

Geoffrey Chiu is a Strength and Conditioning Coach, and martial artist based out of Vancouver, and London, England.

Geoff explains what bridging the gap between S&C and combat sports really means, why the grappling mindset is so powerful when it comes to learning, and common training mistakes to avoid for combat sports athletes.

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Show Notes

✔️00.00-00.21
CBD Mountain

✔️00.21-01.10
Introduction

✔️01.20-05.12
Geoff’s martial arts journey through Karate, Muay Thai and Dutch Kickboxing.

✔️05.12-08.35
Dutch Kickboxing and it’s constituents as to what makes it effective.
Stuart Tomlinson Warrior Collective Youtube Channel
We Bring The Fight – Kickboxing documentary

✔️08.46-10.30
Theucydides’ statement and the survival of the fittest approach to training athletes

✔️10.30-11.15
Training programs based on Soviet approaches
Smolov Squat Program

✔️11.25-14.15
The beginnings of Geoff’s S&C path

✔️14.20-18.49
How coaching is different to just reading for a degree and what new coaches need to do to bridge the gap from theory to practice

✔️18.50-24.05
How strength training helped with Geoff’s return to striking and combat sports, and the argument for S&C to help with combat sporting development.

✔️24.15-27.40
Geoff’s approach to bridging the gap between S&C coaches and the combat sports’ world, with the athletes and coaches.

✔️27.45-29.15
The most common mistakes Geoff sees with combat athletes who are new to S&C

✔️29.20-31.20
Which training sessions Geoff prioritises with his athletes

✔️31.25-34.45
Why periodisation is important for combat sports athletes and what it really means
Geoff’s article – Periodization 101

✔️34.45-37.15
Why more is not more and how Geoff creates buy in to make sure his athletes are training smart and what the holistic approach to training really means

✔️37.25-41.24
What a ‘Needs Analysis’ means and how to go about it for combat sports

✔️41.25-44.07
Is S&C going to improve your JiuJitsu, what Marcelo Garcia thinks about it and the idea of bringing up weaknesses

✔️44.10-46.30
Kickboxing vs Muay Thai, striking vs grappling, and Geoff’s approach to programming for each style of fighter.

✔️46.35- 57.45
Does a striker make a better grappler, or a grappler make a better striker?

✔️57.52-1.04.02
Geoff’s approach to assessing athletes, subjective and objectively, and performance testing
Nathaniel Wood

✔️1.04.05-1.09.20
Methods that Geoff uses time and time again that get results every time, and where the Olympic lifts come in to athlete preparation.

✔️1.09.22-1.12.05
Active recovery for combat athletes and why grapplers who see Geoff in the beginning are often injured

✔️1.12.15-Finish
Steps that serious hobbyists can take to improve their combat sporting performance and S&C

Geoff’s Website + Instagram

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