In this third episode of the bodymindself™ podcast psychologist and cognitive scientist John Francis Leader (JFL) meets self-defence instructor and peak performance specialist Patrick Cumiskey to discuss self defence and learning by doing.

Patrick Cumiskey is the chief instructor of Krav Maga Ireland and a psychotherapist whose work places a particular emphasis on peak performance psychology and mental toughness. He has trained over 30,000 people in Ireland including members of the Ranger Wing, Defence forces and Gardai as well as training United Nations Units preparing for deployment.

Patrick was personally trained by the chief Instructor of Krav Maga Global Eyal Yanilov. Prior to qualifying as a Krav Maga Instructor in 2001 Patrick had qualified as 3rd Black Belt in American Kenpo. Patrick is also a certified Jeet Kun Do Instructor. He has trained as a Gracie Combatives instructor in the Gracie Academy in Los Angeles, USA and has undertaken extensive training with Navy Seal and other American Special Forces trainers. Find out more at kravmagaireland.com or patrickcumiskey.com.

The bodymindself™ podcast, newly launched in 2017, is an ongoing series of conversations between JFL and others on the topics of applied psychology and cognitive science, experiential learning, perception, virtual and mixed reality, embodiment, mental processes and identification.

The aim of the series is to include the voices of people from very diverse backgrounds, ranging from academia to those working on the frontline in applied fields, with the hope of gaining an even greater systematic understanding of the topics being explored. All references and views expressed are those of the person who expressed them and not necessarily those of JFL.

Your comments, shares, likes and dislikes are very welcome and will help guide future discussions. To stay up to date follow on Twitter, subscribe on SoundCloud or iTunes and visit jfl.com

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References

  1. The upside of stress
  2. Eustress: a helpful stress
  3. The importance of play
  4. Krav Maga on The Simpsons
  5. Thick Face Black Heart
  6. Efficacy of a Sexual Assault Resistance Program
  7. Emotional climate
  8. Killology, Bulletproof Mind
  9. The gift of fear
  10. Protecting the gift: keeping children and teenagers safe
  11. The benefits of playing video games
  12. Fallout video game
  13. The philosophy of Stoicism
  14. The ‘Dunning Kruger’ effect
  15. Punishing slackers and do-gooders
  16. The Zeigarnik effect
  17. Shock and awe tactics
  18. The OODA loop
  19. Carol Dweck on improvement
  20. Othering
  21. The online disinhibition effect
  22. Incomplete Nature
  23. A Beautiful Constraint
  24. Thinking, Fast and Slow
  25. Sully and the Hudson
  26. Willpower
  27. Dr. K. Anders Ericsson
  28. 12 stages of intimacy
  29. Foot in the door technique
  30. Ken Robinson on creativity
  31. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  32. Freeletics
  33. Batman’s fear of bats
  34. The Tools
  35. The War of Art
  36. The pendulum effect
  37. Happiness from experience, not things.
  38. patrickcumiskey.com
  39. kravmagaireland.com

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Your comments, shares, likes and dislikes are very welcome and will help guide future discussions. To stay up to date follow on Twitter, subscribe on SoundCloud or iTunes and visit jfl.com

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