The Martial Brain
About This Show
The Martial Brain Podcast explores the intersection between the martial arts, scientific skepticism, critical thinking, and that wacky organ that floats between our ears. It is part of Jeff Westfall's effort to help lift the martial arts out of the quagmire of hundreds of years of magical thinking and misconception.
Most Recent Episode
135 Come to the Dark Side Part 4
4 days ago
Jeff wraps up his mini-series on the controversy regarding leg locks in competitive grappling by making the case for embracing these maligned techniques.
Rated 5 out of
Great Topics and Logical Thoughts.
Jeff Westfall's martial brain is a new addition to my podcast must listen list. He thinks of some great topics and lays out logical arguments to break down the issues. Not an interview show. No fluff. Just thought provoking talk.
Date published: 2016-06-12
Rated 5 out of
Thoughtful and thought-provoking
The Martial Brain is a fantastic podcast for anyone interested in thinking about the martial arts. Mr. Westfall's discussions encourage the listener to go beyond simply training for its own sake and to really reflect on the how's and why's of the practice. His open-mindedness and lack of martial arts politicking are a breath of fresh air in a community that can become very tribal and insular. I regularly recommend it to anyone interested in martial arts theory and practice.
Date published: 2017-04-11