Written by: Greg Ellifritz I recently finished reading Dan Ariely’s book The Upside of Irrationality. It’s a book about making rational and irrational decisions. Books like these are a goldmine of information for firearms and combatives trainers. We regularly see people making irrational decisions in the context of self defense. It’s nice to figure […]
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Written by: Greg Ellifritz I’ve known for a long time that the words we use when coaching a shooting student can affect how quickly that student grasps a certain concept. One important concept I’ve used over the years is to express all of my coaching cues as positive statements. If you […]
Written by: Greg Ellifritz It’s common that instructors will occasionally have frustrated students who “aren’t getting it.” The students may actually even be proceeding at a normal rate, but feel bad because other students are performing better. Most instructors find it’s hard to help a student in this situation. The student’s frustration creates a continuing […]
Written by: Greg Ellifritz Daniel Coyle author of The Talent Code reported the results of a study that yielded incredible results. In the study, a single phrase improved teaching outcomes between 40% and 320% depending on the group studied. If you are a coach, trainer, or educator you must understand these concepts. What […]
Written by Greg Ellifritz I was recently reading an article called The Coach’s Cue – Breaking the OODA Loop. It was an excellent read for me because it combined two passions, combative strategy and strength training. In the article, the author speaks about the importance of simple, one-word, vocal performance cues. He was speaking […]
Written by: Greg Ellifritz “Simply put, the human brain can only consume about three ‘chunks’ of information in short term, or working, memory. As more and more items are added to a list, the average person retains less and less. Four items are a bit harder to remember than three. Five items are even harder. […]
Written by: Greg Ellifritz At the Rangemaster Tactical Conference last month, quite a few of my fellow instructors and I had some in depth conversations about the topic of teaching. The general consensus we came to was that there is an endless variety of information available concerning the relative merits of every tactic and […]