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