CLP11 – How You’re Stunting Your Students’ Growth: The Pygmalion Effect w/ Robert Rosenthal

Where to listen: | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Moreā€¦ | My guest today is Dr. Robert Rosenthal, an eminent psychologist and researcher and Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. He’s best known for his work in researcher and teacher expectancy effects, known more commonly as the Pygmalion effect. In this episode, Professor Rosenthal explains how teacher… Continue reading CLP11 – How You’re Stunting Your Students’ Growth: The Pygmalion Effect w/ Robert Rosenthal

CLP10 – Kata as a Process & Modern Training Methods in Traditional Martial Arts w/ Iain Abernethy

Where to listen: | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | More… | 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… Continue reading CLP10 – Kata as a Process & Modern Training Methods in Traditional Martial Arts w/ Iain Abernethy

CLP09 – How the Lean Startup Methodology Can Enhance Your Teaching & Learning Abilities w/ Steve Kwan

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… Continue reading CLP09 – How the Lean Startup Methodology Can Enhance Your Teaching & Learning Abilities w/ Steve Kwan

CLP08 – Taking an “Andragogical Approach” to Combatives Training w/ Craig Douglas

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… Continue reading CLP08 – Taking an “Andragogical Approach” to Combatives Training w/ Craig Douglas

CLP07 – The Problem with Real World Experience & Self-Defense Expertise w/ Ben from Redbeard Combatives

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… Continue reading CLP07 – The Problem with Real World Experience & Self-Defense Expertise w/ Ben from Redbeard Combatives

CLP06 – Different Teaching Styles & the Masculinity Crisis w/ Frank Mullis

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… Continue reading CLP06 – Different Teaching Styles & the Masculinity Crisis w/ Frank Mullis

CLP05 – Why Combat Sports are Better for Self-Defense (Even Weapons Defense) w/ Ward Hiney

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… Continue reading CLP05 – Why Combat Sports are Better for Self-Defense (Even Weapons Defense) w/ Ward Hiney

CLP04 – Self-Guided Learning & the Problem of Purple Belt “Ronins” in BJJ w/ Jestin Icasiano

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… Continue reading CLP04 – Self-Guided Learning & the Problem of Purple Belt “Ronins” in BJJ w/ Jestin Icasiano

CLP03 – State Sport Development & the Importance of Continuing Education for Martial Arts Coaches w/ Thomas Huskey

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,… Continue reading CLP03 – State Sport Development & the Importance of Continuing Education for Martial Arts Coaches w/ Thomas Huskey

CLP02 – The Innovative “Flipped Classroom Model” & Enhancing Martial Arts Instruction w/ Bruce Hoyer

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… Continue reading CLP02 – The Innovative “Flipped Classroom Model” & Enhancing Martial Arts Instruction w/ Bruce Hoyer