Kill the Sensei – Rory Miller

Generally, martial arts are taught very poorly. For the so-called “traditional” Japanese and Okinawan arts, they way they are taught is not traditional at all. For many systems, the first generation of US and European instructors learned just after WWII, from an occupied people who hated them and through shitty translators in large regimented groups. … [Read more…]

Three Types of Learning – Which One Do You Use? – Erik Kondo

There are three distinct categories of learning: Vertical Learning, Horizontal Learning, and Connective Learning. Vertical Learning is the process of learning in a step by step linear fashion. You begin with the basics and build on the basics with successively more complicated concepts, skills, tasks, etc. Learning math is an example of this process. Additional … [Read more…]