What is JiuJitsu and why bother learning it? Feat. Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall is a grappler and mixed martial artist with a record of 8-1, currently undefeated in the UFC. He was only born in '85 and has one of the greatest grappling minds in existence today. Lex Fridman sat down with him on his podcast and asked him the following. What is Jiujitsu and why … Continue reading What is JiuJitsu and why bother learning it? Feat. Ryan Hall

Joey Fritz on Mental Performance for Combat Sports, How to Enjoy Running, and Approach vs Avoid Mindsets (#9)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ0r6QKWIpo&feature=youtu.be ABOUT JOEY Joey works with a host of professional strikers and mixed martial artists at Elevation Fight Team, Denver Colorado and received his MA in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver, Denver in June 2016.Working with combat sports athletes, to snowboarders and even motorcycle racers, Joey took some time to chat … Continue reading Joey Fritz on Mental Performance for Combat Sports, How to Enjoy Running, and Approach vs Avoid Mindsets (#9)

Amir Ghassemi on The Art Of Charm, How To Cut Weight and Teaching Women How To Protect Themselves (#5)

https://youtu.be/2jck5_sKPDE ABOUT AMIR Amir Ghassemi is the current BFL lightweight kickboxing champion, striking coach and manager of Lions MMA, Vancouver, Canada. We go deep into the realms of the art of charm to create positive gym atmospheres, weight cutting strategies in fight camps and a closer look at what it takes to teach women how … Continue reading Amir Ghassemi on The Art Of Charm, How To Cut Weight and Teaching Women How To Protect Themselves (#5)

Zahir Akram on Self-Realisation, How to Teach a Teacher, and Why Yoga Might Not Fix Your Back Pain (#3)

https://youtu.be/MCjDJFlEC1Y ABOUT ZAHIR Zahir Akram is an author, yoga teacher and owner of Akram Yoga studio in Surrey, UK. Really enjoyed talking to one of my great yoga teachers. We explore some ideas in Zahir's new book, “Yoga, Meditation or Madness” around the path to self-realisation, teaching teachers and how to approach doing yoga if … Continue reading Zahir Akram on Self-Realisation, How to Teach a Teacher, and Why Yoga Might Not Fix Your Back Pain (#3)

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