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Student Wins ADCC Open after training the Ecological Approach w/ Pedro Sierra
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Student Wins ADCC Open after training the Ecological Approach w/ Pedro Sierra

Today, Pedro Sierra returns to the podcast to update us on his program in two parts.

Before understanding Ecological Dynamics, Sierra MMA had lackluster results. Since implementing the constraints-led approach, Sierra MMA has begun to see much more success.

In fact, thanks to this change in training methodology, one of coach Pedro's students even won an ADCC Open.

Pedro has come a long way since we first talked. As this episode unfolds, we discuss some of the problems he ran into and how he solved them. One of them involves round intensity and time constraints.

We also discuss self-organization and how accounting for it helps us design better sparring games. Finally, this moves into a discussion about understanding what intention and attention are and how they work practically inside the constraints-led approach.

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Where to find Pedro...

Website: https://sierramma.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sierra_m_m_a/

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Produced by Micah Peacock
Intro Theme by Micah Peacock
Outro Music is 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.