This is an archival reissue of The Martial Brain #23. In it Jeff draws parallels between the game “Rock, Paper, Scissors” and various aspects of the Martial Arts.
Jeff discusses the cognitive bias known as “survivor-ship bias.”
Jeff draws a comparison to a popular software product to explain what he thinks constitutes a “legitimate” variation of a martial arts technique.
Jeff discusses what happens when the right way to practice one martial art collides with the right way to practice a different martial art.
Jeff discusses the amazing interlocking, reciprocal flow drills of the Filipino martial arts.
Jeff discusses a concept common among a wide variety of martial arts styles; positions where you can find a moment of order in the chaos of combat.
Jeff discusses the implications of trying to fight on Mars.
Jeff shares his philosophy on the most efficient path to an effective grappling game.
Jeff discusses the importance of a balance of work and play in martial arts training.
Jeff discusses the logical fallacy called “The Straw Man Argument”, and compares it to some typical discussions about the martial arts.
Jeff draws parallels between the game “Rock, Paper, Scissors” and various aspects of the Martial Arts.
Jeff discusses the importance of being able to competently defend yourself when you find that the fight has gone to the ground.
In the process he discusses the problem of ‘tribalism’ in the martial arts.