In this thought-provoking episode, we tackle the controversial question posed by YouTuber and self-defense coach, Icy Mike: Listen in as we explore the idea of needing to work through lots of things in martial arts and how the culture of having to pay for levels or black belts can be seen as a form of ‘participation trophies’. We also discuss the concept of ‘Go Hard or Go Home’ and how this can be seen as a way of taking responsibility for students quitting due to unsafe gym environments.
We then venture into the realm of the the Dunning-Kruger effect in martial arts, including the peak of Mount Stupid and the valley of despair. Hear about my personal journey through this effect and its impact on my training. We touch on the importance of not overstepping as a student in martial arts classes, and the idea that pride can be bruised when someone tries to teach instead of learn. Finally, we talk about the importance of basics in martial arts training and explore different approaches to training for real problem-solving. This episode is packed with insights and reflections that will surely resonate with martial arts practitioners and enthusiasts alike.
In this episode, Gene and Sherard explore the world of entrepreneurship and personal development. They discuss the importance of being self-aware and taking responsibility for the impact of one’s actions on loved ones. Sherard shares his personal experiences, from his DJing and production days to his current venture in video production, and the future of the industry. The conversation covers various topics, including confronting relationship issues and the dangers of critique. They also touch on the significance of experience and expertise in different fields and the value of minimalism in product design. Listen in for insights and advice on balancing work and personal life and creating a world for others to take care of themselves when running a business.
Talking with Sherard “Shekeese” Duvall about some things going on media (social media) wise lately and why learning what media literacy is and why is it so important to get a handle on it for your own self defense.
We are joined by Tony Blauer [@TonyBlauer] creator of the SPEAR System [@Spear.System]. With 40+ Years in martial arts, self-defense, defensive tactics, and the combatives industry he likely has more experience in teaching Self Defense than anyone alive. He has a saying that rings true not only in Martial Arts but in LIFE; “People who manage fear, manage to fight”, listen in as we dig into what getting to “know fear” can do for you.