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Season 2

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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Dec. 14, 2020

CLP11 - How You're Stunting Your Students' Growth: The Pygmalion Effe…

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 expec...

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