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Jul 25, 2015

In this episode, the Martial Arts Mind is joined by lifelong martial artist and legendary instructor Shihan Mike Vacca for a conversation about the three biggest issues confronting the lifelong Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. The topics range from:

  • proper partnering in the classroom, and what can go wrong
  • the trouble with all-levels classes
  • the role of the student in the culture of the classroom
  • how an instructor's mindset can bring out the best (and the worst) in students
  • and much more!

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Jul 9, 2015

In this episode, The Martial Arts Mind is joined by legendary martial arts instructor and educator Kyoshi Thomas Clifford for a discussion about why it's time to update the dominant metaphor for Jiu-Jitsu. Don't miss this one!

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Jul 3, 2015

For some martial arts students and instructors, self-defense and fighting are interchangeable concepts. What's a responsible approach to understanding "a fight" and its impact on the participants? And what's the role of the instructor when it comes to educating students? In this episode, the Martial Arts Mind explores a few things to watch out for. 

Jul 2, 2015

What are the barriers for an over-40 Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) practitioner? In this episode, The Martial Arts Mind discusses some of the common challenges and issues faced by martial artists over 40...and what martial arts practitioners in their thirties need to be planning for if they want to keep training into their fifties. Included are tips on evaluating your training environment and training mindset for maximal success on (and off) the mat. 

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