Meta-Choke; the cognitive benefits of recreational choking

If you don't already grapple, you should. Opinions aside, you may find the following breakdown interesting. When I've mentioned to people in the past that I grapple, sometimes I have been met with "But that's seems such a meathead thing to do!" I wanted to give an overview of what is going on in the … Continue reading Meta-Choke; the cognitive benefits of recreational choking

Observing how people learn JiuJitsu

Fortunately whilst the world has been collapsing, my local jiujitsu environment has been thriving. Loopholes and work arounds, combined with an insatiable appetite amongst training partners has meant jiujitsu in my world hasn't even come close to grinding to a halt. All things considered, I'm very fortunate to be in this position. Being on the … Continue reading Observing how people learn JiuJitsu

The Movemind Model : an optimal educational paradigm

THE MOVEMIND model This post is an overview of the Movemind approach to building an optimal educational paradigm. If you haven't read this article yet, which goes into more depth about how to structure an optimal educational paradigm in the face of an unknown future, start with that first. Let's take a look at what … Continue reading The Movemind Model : an optimal educational paradigm

How to create the optimal educational paradigm for an unknown future

How do you begin to educate people about the importance of physical education, including mental health? If these topics are really that important, how do you go about your own educational journey? And why have you never been formally taught how to create a path for lifelong learning? These are valid questions and important ones … Continue reading How to create the optimal educational paradigm for an unknown future

Josh Neumann on Coaching With Enthusiasm, The First 15 Minutes and Encouraging Flow States (#11)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NepSFJ04nA8 Josh Neumann is the head S&C coach at Essentials of Athletics, Vancouver, Canada. Josh is one of the most enthusiastic and fun S&C coaches I have ever trained under. Listen in as we talk about blending technical coaching with play, why the first fifteen minutes of the session should be dominated, and how to … Continue reading Josh Neumann on Coaching With Enthusiasm, The First 15 Minutes and Encouraging Flow States (#11)

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

https://youtu.be/590BbToFauY 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. This … Continue reading Geoffrey Chiu on Bridging the Gap, the Power of the Grappling Mindset and Common Training Mistakes to Avoid (#7)

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.