Knowing it all and still being able to see your blind spots are two completely different things. It’s important to maintain a curiosity about your craft while still being close enough to create new cues and tips. Jeff Baldwin is the master of being both the professor and the coach.

In this episode, Jared and Alex sit down with Jeff Baldwin, a coach, martial artist, a military man, swimmer, dog lover, motorcyclist, business owner, husband, and rebel against any ONE way.

Jeff is the owner and head instructor at Rebellion Martial Arts Academy, which teaches Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and the Filipino Martial Arts of Eskrima/Escrima, Arnis, and Kali. He has over 30 years of martial arts training with black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Kempo Karate, and possesses instructor certifications in Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts.

Jeff also spent 6 years serving in our country’s military in various Ranger, Airborne, and Light Infantry Units.

We cover:

  • Why you should only worry about the things you can actually control
  • Why coaches need to better understand the goals of their clients and tailor programs specific to them
  • The difference between knowing it all and being able to see your blind spots
  • Different styles of learning and how to coach to each
  • Why learning, experiencing and failure are the best additions to your coaching
  • How to help students navigate their way more effectively based on your experience
  • and more!

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