Sunday, February 14, 2016

Podcast Episode 3 Coming Soon (Tuesday Night @ Midnight)

This week we'll continue nerding out with dissecting the Dunning-Kruger effect, Conor McGregor Jumping Common Sense & Weight Classes, & Humans as the Rationalizing Animal.

We shall examine the psychology behind why Judo players think takedowns in Jiu-Jitsu must be simple and Jiu-Jitsu players think they could just submit everyone in a Judo division once it hits the ground.

We'll also examine the fallacy of denigrating physicality in Jiu-Jitsu and why belief in technique at the expense of justifying not weight training/cardio is often a subtle rationalization for avoiding weight training and other necessary elements to your overall training regimen regardless of Jiu-Jitsu as fighting or as sport.

Hint: if you're training Jiu-Jitsu as self-defense and don't weight train, you're conveniently avoiding the responsibility of being strong enough to deal with an attacker you readily admit/assume will be bigger, stronger, and attack without provocation.
Hint: if you're training Jiu-Jitsu as sport and don't weight train, you're conveniently avoiding the reality of athletic competition with time limits, number of matches, and predictable and forewarned athletically defined requirements.

The greatness and the folly of the human animal is our ability to hold and genuinely believe two contradictory ideas at the same time.
As humans, we'd love to find a silver bullet. One truth. One story. One explanation. It's our responsibility to find solutions not fashion excuses (or subtle rationalizations and justifications).

"But to think is an act of choice. The key to what you so recklessly call 'human nature,' the open secret you live with, yet dread to name, is the fact that man is a being of volitional consciousness. Reason does not work automatically; thinking is not a mechanical process; the connections of logic are not made by instinct...In any hour and issue of your life, you are free to think or to evade that effort."
     - Atlas Shrugged 

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