Stephan Kesting and I finally sat down to talk after all these years to talk about martial arts cults and sports science. Listen to our episode of The Strenuous Life Podcast or watch on YouTube.

Show Notes:

Yellow Bamboo fails: video 1 / video 2

Deceived: The Moo Years – podcast about Iron Kim’s martial art cult

Steve Hassan talks about the Unificiation Church (AKA Moonies)

JZ Knight on Merv Griffin

Self defense class connected to Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment

Spirit channeler Abraham Hicks and Amway

Deepak Chopra quote generator

Cult interventionists defining hypnosis

Defining brainwashing – Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism by Robert J. Lifton:

Mystical manipulation

TEDx: Dismanting QAnon (occult and theosophical cults that support QAnon)

Carlos Gracie, Sr. as spirit channeler – One Hundred Years of Armbars, Chapter 8, “Champion of a Fractured Tribe”

Carlos Gracie as spiritual guide to Oscar Santa Maria

Playboy interview with Helio Gracie

The Cult of Lloyd Irvin (New Miami Times)

“Team Lloyd Irvin crippled by mass exodus of top students after yet another scandal” (Bloody Elbow)

Archive of

Fundamental attribution error (blaming other victims but excusing yourself)

Generation Cult – podcast host grew up in a theosophy cult

Dr. Yuval Laor – awe and fervor in sudden conversions

Asch conformity experiments (line lengths test)

Intelligent Disobedience by Ira Chaleff

BJJ games as drills

Perception Action Podcast – Constaints-led approach to coaching

John Kessel x Trevor Ragan: Motor Learning (volleyball coach)

Robert Bjork – desirable difficulties: slowing down learning

Robert Bjork – dissociating learning from performance

Blocked vs random practice