CSWP – 011 – CSW Podcast – LaVonne Martin

Civilian Tactical Training
Awareness Training
Getting Involved
Starting A School From Scratch
Follow Your Passion
Be Open Minded
Training With Guro Dan Inosanto
Driving On The Sidewalk
Time Management
Staff Development
Women’s Self Defense
Pencil Tapping – “Thinking”
Making Sure You Take Time To Train Yourself
Note Taking Methods

Note Taking Apps:


LaVonne Martin’s Academy:

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CSWP – 010 – CSW Podcast – Rick Young

Guro Rick Young from Edinburgh, Scotland joins us to share some of his story and training advice.

Here are a few of the topics we touched on:

Rick Young’s training schedule.
Achieving full instructor rank under Guro Dan Inosanto.
Meeting Erik Paulson in 1989.
Marketing, Advertising, Program Structure.
Evaluating new students.
Transitioning from a small free group to a professional school.
Seminar vs. Class teaching methods.
Structured learning.

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CSWP – 008 – CSW Podcast – Iris Matthews

Iris Matthews is the program director for Atalanta Martial Arts Center in Woodstock, GA. She oversees operations at the school and teaches the women’s Jiu-Jitsu class.

Tracking Leads & Following Up
Zen Planner
Prospect Call Lists
Scheduling Intro Classes
Analytics & Reporting
RQ = Retention Quotient
Instructor / Staff Training
Women’s Jiu-Jitsu Program
Student Groups on Facebook
Training From a Woman’s Perspective
Class Structure
Creating Atmosphere & Culture in Class
The Principle of Black Belt Eyes
Simplicity is Mastery
Accomplish More Doing Less
Arranging Class Schedules
Expandable Equations


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CSWP – 007 – CSW Podcast – Erik Paulson

Australian Tour Review
How do you evaluate candidates for the fight team?
Cornering Fighters, Mean Muggin’ vs. Being Nice, Three uses of the word dude, T.R.I.G. (Technique, Repetition, Isolation, Grappling), Not tapping back in the day, Jiu-Jitsu’s Self-Defense Roots, Tar Tactics, One second choke out, Party Extraction Techniques, Coach Development.

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CSWP – 005 – CSW Podcast – Pedro Sauer

Professor Pedro Sauer sharing information about the Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation, Self Defense vs. Sport, Jiu-Jitsu Cruises & Camps, & Class Breakdowns for Beginners.

Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation. The idea of the federation is to bring Jiu-Jitsu back to the idea of self defense. They are looking to clarify the differences between sport Jiu-Jitsu and self defense based Jiu-Jitsu.

Inverting the triangle of defense & sport. A tremendous number of people drop out in the early stages. One of the goals is to show defense oriented material first, Gracie Combatives, and help beginners achieve success early. This way, even if the student leaves early, they have some good self defense material to take with them. Jiu-Jitsu vs. Any Opponent is the early goal. The student should go home every day with a sense of accomplishment. Jiu-Jitsu vs. Jiu-Jitsu, or competition material, comes in later stages.

Some interesting results from this type of curriculum:

Injuries have decreased.
The quality of people interested has improved.

Jiu-Jitsu Cruises & Camps. Professor Sauer shares some of the details and experiences from their Jiu-Jitsu immersion cruise events and camps in Brazil.

Designing Training Programs:

Self Defense for your joints & your body. When teaching a new student, here is a good progression.

  1. Use your skeleton to survive.
  2. Use as little muscle as possible.
  3. Learn how to defend against strikes.

Create a positive, safe environment for the new student to learn. They need to defend against a bad guy first, and then they can progress into the competition aspects if they are interested.

Professor also discusses being a good entrepreneur. Not someone who is only interested in money, but in improving the community.


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CSWP – 004 – CSW Podcast – Bob Carver

Ajarn Bob Carver sharing some sport science with us! Comprehensive Combatives is a program that Bob will be releasing soon. It is a program to help instructors improve their coaching and analysis to better train their students and athletes. Today we talked about getting proper rest for recovery, energy systems, monitoring your heart rate, and improving your aerobic conditioning.


Anaerobic Lactic Peak Power Maintenance workout

Time _ 1 hr.

Make sure they have broken a sweat before first rep!
Equipment: Thai pads, white board or sheet to write reps & hr

Work Phase: 60s
Holder counts kicks out loud (usually in tens until last few seconds)
Double kick minimum
Goal is to have as many fast and hard kicks with good form as possible.

Rest Phase: 1min 30s (this will give a 1:2.5 work rest ratio. A little thin
but with one set shouldn’t be a problem.

Partner holds

Repeat 6 times

Intensity 85-100%, if someone gets white they are going too hard
(use 220 – age for a ballpark maximum HR

equipment: Whistle, stopwatch
let them know where they are: 1st repeat first side etc.
Give them time feedback, and be ready to motivate “go go go…harder, etc)
30 seconds left
15 seconds left
5 seconds left.
find your pulse, ready, and, count (10 seconds) TIME
hitter gets number from holder, writes # reps and 10s HR

Goal is to maintain number and quality of reps


Cut Healing Time Reference: Ringside and Training Principles
chapter by Dr. Flip Homansky

“0-21 days – simple healing
21 days to 6 weeks – tensile strength starts (cut looks good but can re-open easily)
6-12 weeks – maturation of scar
3 months you have 80% healing (cross bridging old fibres)
10 months complete healing
We don’t let cuts heal adequately and this is one reason they re-open.
Suspensions are important in this regard.”

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CSWP – 003 – CSW Podcast – Rigan Machado

CSW Podcast – July 19, 2016 – Rigan Machado.

Professor Rigan Machado on Jiu Jitsu training for actors, personal training philosophy, and class structure. He also fills us in on what is happening with the Jiu Jitsu World League.


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