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Dec. 23, 2022

CLP33 - A Constraints-Led Approach to Swordplay w/ Bryant Coston & Se…

Today I'm joined by Bryant Coston and Seneca Savoie, Historical European Martial Artists who specialize in coaching the sword at their club, Arena Weapon Arts. In this episode, Bryant and Seneca recount their journey from a t...

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Nov. 8, 2022

CLP32 - The "Environment Design Principles": A Constraints-Led Approa…

Today I'm joined by Dr. Ian Renshaw, Associate Professor in Exercise & Nutrition Science at Queensland University of Technology at Brisbane. Professor Renshaw is a major researcher in the Constraints-led Approach to motor lea...

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Oct. 18, 2022

CLP31 - "Drilling is a Waste of Time": A Purely Ecological Jiu Jitsu …

Join the email list now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- Today I'm joined by Greg Souders, a 3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the owner of an academy called Standard Jiu-Jitsu. In this episode, Greg reveals ...

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Oct. 18, 2022

CLP Season 3 Capstone

Join the email list now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- - Thank you for listening these 2 1/2 years, and I hope you'll continue to stick with me! - The announcement: We just surpassed 10,000 plays! - 200 regular listeners,...

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Aug. 15, 2022

CLP30 - A Constraints-Led Approach to Boxing w/ Adam Haniver

Join the email list now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- Today I'm joined by Adam Haniver, a boxing coach out of the UK and one of the founding members of The Box Gathering, which is a community of practice for boxing coach...

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Aug. 15, 2022

CLP29 - Why EVERYONE is Wrong About Olympic Taekwondo w/ Thomas Huskey

Join the email list now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- Today I'm joined again by one of my best friends, Master Thomas Huskey, a 4th dan in taekwondo and a fairly accomplished Olympic TKD coach in his own right. In this e...

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June 8, 2022

CLP28 - Taekwondo Shoptalk #2: Toward a Constraints-led Approach w/ G…

Join the email list now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- Today I'm joined again by Greg Koval, a 6th dan in taekwondo and owner of Devil Dog Martial Arts. In this episode, Greg and I catch up from when he first appeared on …

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May 16, 2022

CLP27 - Premodern, Modern, & Transmodern Views of Martial Arts Traini…

Join the email list now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- Today I'm joined by Dr. Sanko Lewis, a 5th dan in ITF Taekwon-Do and a martial arts academic residing in South Korea. In this episode, Sanko walks us through differen...

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April 26, 2022

CLP26 - Autogenic Training & Stress Inoculation for Self-Defense & Sp…

Join the email list now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- Today I'm joined by Todd Fossey, founder of Integrated Defensive Strategies and a leading figure in the combatives community. In this episode, Todd unpacks how to sys...

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Jan. 28, 2022

CLP25 - Simulating Competition, Using Points in Constraints-led Train…

Join the email list now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- Today I'm joined by Alan Dunton, a PhD in skill acquisition, human performance specialist, and lecturer at TUDublin. He also has a background in ITF taekwondo. In thi...

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Dec. 20, 2021

CLP24 - The Opportunity Cost of Traditional Training Methods: Ecologi…

Join the email list now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- In part 2 of 2, Scott Sievewright returns to discuss the opportunity cost of traditional training methods. For those who haven't heard that term used for training, op...

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Dec. 20, 2021

CLP23 - Balancing Representative Practice & Safety: Ecological Dynami…

Join the email list now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- Today we're joined by Scott Sievewright, host of the Primal MMA podcast and an MMA striking coach who teaches a striking program almost entirely on an Ecological Dyna...

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Oct. 11, 2021

CLP22 - Live Practice IS for Beginners: Martial Arts Red Pills, Part …

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Sept. 20, 2021

CLP21 - Traditional Martial Arts is a Modern Western Idea: Martial Ar…

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Aug. 3, 2021

CLP Season 2 Capstone

SIGNUP TO THE EMAIL LIST TODAY: combatlearning.com/transfer --- This is the season 2 capstone episode, covering: Thoughts on season 2 Updates on release cadence Preview of upcoming content (season 3) Make sure to check show n...

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June 28, 2021

CLP20 - "Repetition does not lead to skill": How to Apply the Constra…

To end season 2 with a bang, my guest today is Stuart Armstrong, who is well known in the sports science and skill acquisition community through his podcast, "The Talent Equation." Which is highly recommended. Stuart thinks o...

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May 28, 2021

CLP19 - Learner-centered Karate: the Inverted Pyramid w/ Les Bubka

My guest today is Les Bubka, a thoughtful karate instructor out of England and a contemporary of Iain Abernethy. Les employs a different approach to teaching karate that he calls the "inverted pyramid," a way to teach minima...

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April 21, 2021

CLP18 - Improving Knowledge Retention: The 8Flow Method w/ BJJ Moses

My guest today is Gene Cook, Jr., also known in the jiu jitsu community as "BJJ Moses" who is a Carlson Gracie Black Belt and a BJJ Gym owner in Temecula, California. Retaining information is one of the biggest problems …

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March 11, 2021

CLP17 - How to Get Back Into Training After a Long Break w/ Jestin Ic…

Today BJJ black belt Jestin Icasiano returns once again to discuss getting back into training after a long break. Coronavirus has caused a lot of us to have spotty or no training over the last year, and many of us …

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Feb. 11, 2021

CLP16 - Taekwondo Training Shoptalk w/ Greg Koval

My guest today is Master Greg Koval, a 6th dan black belt in taekwondo and BJJ purple belt. In this episode, we compare and contrast different training styles across the spectrum, debate the merits of traditional training, an...

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Jan. 26, 2021

CLP15 - How to Train for Multiple Attackers w/ Jestin Icasiano

Jestin Icasiano, BJJ black belt under Tony Pacenski, returns to the podcast to talk with me about how to train for multiple attackers. We talk about BJJ and multiple attackers as well as the overall best strategies available,...

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Jan. 14, 2021

CLP14 - Aliveness is More Than Sparring w/ Matt Thornton

My guest today is Matt Thornton: a 4th degree black in BJJ, founder of Straight Blast Gym international, and an influential thinker in the world of martial arts training methodology. In this episode, Matt talks about the conc...

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Jan. 5, 2021

CLP13 - Sparring-only Taekwondo Club: Mokwondo w/ Mo

My guest today is Mo, a two-time national collegiate sparring champion in taekwondo for Cornell University. He also operates a sparring-only taekwondo club. In this episode, we explore how Mo structures training and promotion...

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Dec. 22, 2020

CLP12 - Rotating Curriculum: Make Teaching Martial Arts Easier Withou…

In this episode, Mike Massie combines his knowledge of curriculum design and business development to show why you should implement a rotating curriculum and how to do it. Properly applied, a rotating curriculum makes your lif...

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