Learning Physical Skills Online – Part 4

LIMITATIONS OF Format Having worked through different learning and teaching styles amongst other things, then what we must do to understand whether someone can be taught physical skills is work through the limitations of the format itself. So then just what are the limitations of the format? You can’t physically touch someone. You can’t physically…

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Learning Physical Skills Online – Part 3

We’ve looked at Learning Styles and Teaching Styles up to this point and defined what it is to learn and even the difference between learning and skill to some extent—excluding the topics of training and practice. Rather than move on too quickly, I want to chat very briefly about the terms training and practice. Often…

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Learning Physical Skills Online – Part 2

In part one I looked at the problems with learning physical skills, and in particular self-defense skills, online. I also defined what learning and skill is defined as, as well as what are considered the kinds of learning styles that people have. As with all things, most people cannot categorically be isolated into one style…

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Learning Physical Skills Online – Part 1

This is a good place to have the conversation regarding whether or not you can or cannot learn physical skills of a “fighting” or of self-protection nature, online. This will be a multiple part series and will address as thoroughly as possible the notion of online learning of a physical nature. The arguments against it…

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Environmental Awareness

Excerpted from the book “A Guerrilla Guide To Self-Defense” Environmental Awareness “When the invader pierces deep into the heart of the weaker country and occupies her territory in a cruel and oppressive manner, there is no doubt that conditions of terrain, climate, and society in general offer obstacles to his progress and may be used…

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Part 4 of 4 Gross Motor v Fine

In my personal experience, the best sources of application can be drawn from movements that are similar to what they have already learned or performed regularly in day-to-day living and that can be quickly recalibrated for another use.

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Part 3 Gross Motor Skills v. Fine Motor Skills

Complexity can be described as intricate relationships of many different parts that all work together. Think of the inner-workings of a fine watch as an example. Each part interacting perfectly with each other part to tell time. Everything has to work as specified in order for the watch to tell time accurately.

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Gross Motor v. Fine Motor Part 2

What most people write-off as not working because of motor skill deterioration is actually more of an issue of technique or movement complexity. Only some of which derives from the degradation that occurs from the physiological changes we incur from Fight, Flight, Freeze, and Fear response.

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