Skepticism is your best defense against the lies, hoaxes and magical thinking that are so rampant in the traditional martial arts.
Join us on this Grapplearts Radio interview where I talk with Jeff Westfall about chi, the evolution of kata, insane martial arts teachers, Indonesian Silat counters to BJJ submissions, the chimpanzee brain, the fight or flight reflex, signs that you might have joined a cult, the differences between traditional training methods and reality-based training methods in the martial arts, and much more…
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Stephan Kesting is a BJJ black belt and runs Grapplearts.com. You can download ‘A Roadmap for BJJ’ – his book about learning jiu-jitsu fast – for free by clicking here.
Jeff Westfall operates the Rising Phoenix Martial Arts Academy in Evansville, Indiana, as well as hosting the Martial Brain podcast.