Category Archive: Learning

Here you can find all the posts that focus on the learning process and how you can learn more effectively.

Sep 07

Are You Consumed With the Question of Why

I know I am. I realized early that understanding why a technique works makes it easier to figure out how to make it work for me. So I became a conceptual learner. Another factor in that choice of focus came as a result of a method that my coach, Mike Moses, used to use often …

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Sep 04

Are All Hours Spent Training BJJ of Equal Value

This is a question that I’ve wondered about. Intuitively, I’ve felt that the answer was a clear and emphatic no. The issue was that I only had my own experience to draw from. Now from two different sources within a very small time frame, I’ve been introduced to a concept that has the potential of …

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Aug 17

Small Circles: The Theory of Efficient Mastery

  One of the recent books that I’ve read was Josh Waitzkin’s The Art of Learning. In it, there was a section on small circles. It’s a simple theory. The focus is on mastering simple subsets of a discipline in order to make the rest less complex. One example of how he applied that concept …

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Jul 14

What Josh Waitzkin Can Teach Us About Learning Approaches

I recently read the The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin, and in it there is a section about learning approaches and how they differ. Two categories were established: The entity learning approach. The incremental learning approach. In the entity learning process, individuals determined their ability to learn or perform based on their perception of …

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