In this episode we talk to Sophie about the relation between philosophy and the value structures that underlie training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the importance of comradery in learning martial arts, the formation of cultures, and Portuguese linguistics.
In this episode we talk about training and self-mastery, the role of unsupervised play and bullying in socialization, life lessons Darnell learned working in Ontario subsidized housing projects and as a basketball coach, and the importance of competition in society.
In this episode Jim returns to discuss Covid-19 and the future of education, Ancient Greek and early Christian ideas of freedom, discipline, the good life (and how these relate to practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), psychedelic, and the role contemplating death plays in living the good life.
Priit Mihkelson is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under SBG Founder Matt Thornton. Priit is also one of the main instructors for BJJ Globetrotters and he is the head coach of the largest Estonian Grappling and MMA school, 3D Treening.
James Madden is an author, speaker, martial artist, and Professor of Philosophy at Benedictine College. Check out his book on the philosophy of mind "Mind, Matter, and Nature: A Thomistic Proposal for the Philosophy of Mind (Catholic University of America Press)".