Episode 09 - Get There From Where You Are...

Episode 09 - Get There From Where You Are...

All too often, we want something to work when we’re sparring, or rolling, and it just doesn’t happen for us. Let’s take a deeper look into why.

Episode 08 - Emotional Control

Episode 08 - Emotional Control

Do you get nervous when it's time to spar, or roll with someone? Does anxiety overcome you? Have you ever had someone you 'really' didn't want to spar with in class? In this episode, I'll give you tips on how to manage this process and make sparring and rolling easier and more relaxing.

Episode 06 - Are Belt Tests Necessary?

Episode 06 - Are Belt Tests Necessary?

Let's dive into the pros and cons of testing adults in martial arts schools. How effective is the test? Does it produce better students? Does it make 'you' better? Or, is it a complete waste of time?

Episode 04 - How Long to Black Belt?

Episode 04 - How Long to Black Belt?

How long does it take to get a Black Belt? Why does it vary so much from school to school, or style to style? Is it a good idea to get a black belt quickly?

Episode 03 - Wasted Time - Forms Training

Episode 03 - Wasted Time - Forms Training

Join me in this episode I discuss forms (Kata, Tao Lu) training in the martial arts, and why I believe it’s a waste of time.

Episode 01 - Plateaus

Episode 01 - Plateaus

Hitting plateaus in our training comes with the territory. There is no avoiding them. The longer we train martial arts, or any sport/activity that requires long periods of intense practice, we are destined to hit these stale periods in our progression.

Over the years I have hit many of these, and the longer I trained, the longer some of these lasted. Join me as Max catches up with me