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Learner-centered Karate w/ Les Bubka
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Learner-centered Karate 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 minimal techniques to beginners, grow their technique base as they progress through the intermediate stages of training, but then narrow their focus again as they become advanced into the black belt grades. This leads into his very learner-centered approach to training karate, allowing his students the freedom to find out how karate techniques work for them instead of forcing them to master a single formally "correct" way of doing things -- and construct their own style of karate in that process. So if you're interested to learn more about how this training approach works, hit the subscribe button on your podcatcher now! --- Join the Combat Learning Newsletter now: combatlearning.com/transfer --- Where to find Les and check out his work! Website: https://lesbubka.wordpress.com/ YouTube: https://m.youtube.com/user/shinaii --- Thank you so much for listening!   If you have any feedback, you can email me at josh@combatlearning.com or send me a message on facebook.com/combatlearning. If you got value from this episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcasting platform. So many shows pop up and fizzle out, and we're talking about stuff that almost nobody is talking about, so leaving us a review helps us a ton! Thanks in advance, and I'll see you on the next episode! --- Produced by Micah Peacock Outro Music: Synergy by Juche

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Combat Learning
Combat Learning: Science for Better Martial Arts Training
Combat Learning is about radically improving you as a teacher and learner of martial arts using the ecological dynamics and constraints-led approach to training. We explore the little-known frontiers of skill adaptation, perceptual-motor learning, and performance science for combat sports such as jiu jitsu, kickboxing, taekwondo, karate, muay thai, and more.