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Ben Dyson on the Black Belt Journey, Serious Injury Mindsets and Building World Class Academies (#2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qur_RQQ6_mw ABOUT BEN Ben Dyson is a world class BJJ black belt under Roy Dean, Scramble Athlete and head BJJ coach of Lions MMA, Vancouver, Canada. For all you grapplers out there, this episode with Ben Dyson was a great insight into his journey to black belt and the highlights along the way, how Ben … Continue reading Ben Dyson on the Black Belt Journey, Serious Injury Mindsets and Building World Class Academies (#2)

Joe McCullum on Exercising Creativity, Tumbling for Injury Prevention and Advice for Coaches in an Inflated Market (#1)

https://youtu.be/KzJT3k2h05Y ABOUT JOE Joe McCullum is the head Strength and Conditioning coach at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. What a way to kick things off with UBC’s head S&C coach, Joe McCullum! We cover the importance of exercising creativity for varsity athletes, why Joe believes tumbling holds secrets for injury prevention, and some … Continue reading Joe McCullum on Exercising Creativity, Tumbling for Injury Prevention and Advice for Coaches in an Inflated Market (#1)

The most effective martial arts to learn first

In this article, we explored what types of information and bodies of knowledge can contribute to a physical education that prepares you for an unknown future. If you haven't already, go back and read that article to get an overview of the framework you can use to structure your own lifelong learning, in both the … Continue reading The most effective martial arts to learn first

7 bodies of knowledge worth immersing yourself in

Pedagogy - nounThe art, science and practice of teaching. In this article we are going to take a brief overview of 7 bodies of knowledge that are a great place to start exploring for your own personal, physical, movement education. If pedagogy means the art of teaching, then my natural level of curiosity wants to … Continue reading 7 bodies of knowledge worth immersing yourself in

Breaking down the Sun Salutation; step by step.

“Practice implies a certain methodology, involving effort. It has to be followed uninterruptedly for a long time, with firm resolve, application, attention and devotion, to create a stable foundation for the training the mind, intelligence, ego and consciousness.” B.K.S. Iyengar This is a basic version of the Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskar A. It is … Continue reading Breaking down the Sun Salutation; step by step.

5 things I learned from coaching James Bond’s stunt double

Kai Martin has doubled Daniel Craig as one of his stuntmen, for over a decade. He's been a stunt performer for over twenty years and I had the pleasure of preparing him for Bond #25 for a solid eighteen months. My job was to coach Kai in the martial art of Muay Thai, or Thai … Continue reading 5 things I learned from coaching James Bond’s stunt double

Why is physical education so important?

'Physical Education' or 'P.E.' was the title of a class I had to attend in school up until age 16.It always felt like an extra form of recess to me. Really, we just played games. Formally, we were taught next to nothing. It was play time during school time, we were allowed to let off … Continue reading Why is physical education so important?

The restorative power of Yoga (Asana)

Sun Salutation - Surya Namaskar A Yoga - an ancient, non-religious system designed to assist humans with the intricacies of living life, developed around the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal and Tibet. Asana - translated from Sanskrit; to sit . Asana is 1/8th of the 8-limbed system of Yoga, which we now understand as creating … Continue reading The restorative power of Yoga (Asana)