Expectations & Experience


Craig Mallett     One of the things I run into a lot while teaching are loaded expectations. It’s when we have a preconceived idea of how it’s all meant to go, and are looking for some sort of specific experience from the training. It’s a very normal starting point, but If this escalates, it […]

Roundtable #13 – Popularity


What is your relationship with popularity? Most people seem to want it and yet it comes with all kinds of negative pressures and scrutiny (mostly from loud people who don’t and don’t want to understand).  Would you describe yourself as popular?  Does more followers = better?  If you have experienced waves of popularity/ eyes/ notoriety, […]

The Problem with Exercise


Jason Round   A Case of Lambs and Lions. What the hell are you doing? After spending a few years in gym environments, you can spot them from a mile away. The lambs. They walk on to the gym stage with close to knocked knees and a meek demeanor, an over-caution out of character in any part of their world […]

Toxic Teaching


Ramon Castellanos   [ALTERNATIVE TITLE: HOW MY PRACTICE CHANGED ONCE I STOPPED TEACHING]   “We teach best what we most need to learn.” – Richard Bach At some early junction in my life, and really not that long ago, I considered my primary trade craft, that of being a teacher. The job was teaching others […]