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Season 1

Dec. 13, 2020

[Bonus #4] Martial Arts Gyms Should Reopen & Stay Open

Welcome to the Combat Learning Podcast! This is bonus episode 4 and will be the last bonus episode between season 1 and season 2. Fair warning: if you think any dissent from the broader narrative on coronavirus is science-de...

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Nov. 22, 2020

[Bonus #3] Teaching Efficiency & Economy of Motion for Martial Arts: …

In bonus episode 3, I look at Dr. Rob Gray's Perception Action Podcast episode 323 for wisdom on how to approach economy of motion, or efficiency of movements, from the viewpoint of the constraints-led approach to motor learn...

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Aug. 9, 2020

[Bonus #2] Training Philosophies for Longevity vs Competition

In bonus episode 2 of season 1, Jestin Icasiano from CLP04 returns to talk with me about different philosophies that can help or hinder your training longevity. Anyone who has trained for a few years knows that combat sports ...

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July 15, 2020

[Bonus #1] "Real" BJJ Black Belts vs Traditional Martial Arts Black B…

Welcome to the Combat Learning Podcast! I'm your host, Josh Peacock. In this first supra-seasonal bonus episode, I have a discussion with my old buddy Jestin Icasiano from CLP04 about a meme some of you have probably seen bef...

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June 23, 2020

CLP Season 1 Capstone

In this season capstone episode, find out when the Combat Learning Podcast will return , where it's headed, and my thoughts on season 1! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/combatlearning/message

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June 6, 2020

CLP10 - Kata as a Process & Modern Training Methods in Traditional Ma…

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 ...

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May 30, 2020

CLP09 - How the Lean Startup Methodology Can Enhance Your Teaching & …

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...

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May 29, 2020

CLP08 - Taking an "Andragogical Approach" to Combatives Training w/ C…

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 episod...

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May 22, 2020

CLP07 - The Problem with Real World Experience & Self-Defense Experti…

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...

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May 16, 2020

CLP06 - Different Teaching Styles & the Masculinity Crisis w/ Frank M…

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 s...

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May 9, 2020

CLP05 - Why Combat Sports are Better for Self-Defense (Even Weapons D…

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 …

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May 2, 2020

CLP04 - Self-Guided Learning & the Problem of Purple Belt "Ronins" in…

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 belt...

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April 25, 2020

CLP03 - State Sport Development & the Importance of Continuing Educat…

In this episode we talk about State Governing Bodies and how they can help coach and student development in the martial arts, with emphasis on the importance of continuing education for coaches. We also talk about how Olympic taekwondo isn't …

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April 17, 2020

CLP02 - The Innovative "Flipped Classroom Model": Enhancing Martial A…

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...

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April 17, 2020

CLP01 - Vision in Motor Control & the Constraints-led Approach to Mot…

My guest today is Dr. Rob Gray, the associate professor and program chair of human engineering at Arizona State University. He's also the host of my favorite show, the Perception & Action Podcast. In this episode we talk abou...

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April 11, 2020

CLP00 - Intro to Combat & Motor Learning [START HERE]

Join our email newsletter, never miss an episode, and get a FREE PDF copy of my ebook, "An Introduction to Motor Learning for Martial Artists:" Click combatlearning.com/intro now to join! --- Welcome to the Combat Learning Po...

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