Mon, 19 May 2014
Daniel Coyle is a New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code and The Little Book of Talent. He is one of the leading authorities on developing talent. He may not be a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but his ideas about how to practice can help you understand how you learn. The methods he has found could help catapult your game to the next level and beyond.
We start off with these basic definitions:
Talent Hotbed- A place that has an unusual amount of extraordinary performers. These places can be studied and we can learn about their different training techniques.
Muscle Memory- This is a not a real thing, all your muscle is controlled from your brain. Muscle has no memory.
Myelin- When you build new skills they are insulated by a myelin sheath. This sheath gets thicker as you practice and push yourself. The thicker it becomes the faster and easier your connections become.
Deep Practice- This is the sweet spot when you are putting a lot of myelin between your connections. People who continually put their selves in a deep practice learn quickly. An example of this would be sparring with someone who is a little better than you.
We talk about:
Quote of the week- “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle. This quote was presented by Ryan Hall. If you missed Ryan’s interview with us it can be found here. Episode 30. In an amazing coincidence this quote is in the first few pages of Daniel Coyle’s book The Little Book of Talent.
Article of the week- “Starting BJJ: What to Expect on your First Class”. From Grapplearts.com
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