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Lessons from the Cage by Oli Flower


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Cage fighting is a polarising sport. This talk isn’t about the justification or vilification of mixed martial arts, but about lessons that transcend the sport and are relevant to you as health care providers.
Firstly the concept of surrogate endpoints is discussed. Prior to the proliferation of mixed martial arts competition, there was great debate about which martial art was best. A vast array of surrogate end points were created to determine competence and superiority but only when one was pitted against another fairly were questions answered. In medicine, the dangers of surrogate endpoints have been demonstrated time and again, yet we still get fooled by exciting trial results that use meaningless surrogate endpoints. Beware the surrogate!
The next point is about mojo. This mojo in the context self-belief, ego and mental strength. We all have mojo. It waxes and wains and affects the way we perform. There are several strategies that professional mixed martial arts athletes employ to improve their mojo that we can learn from, to make us better health professionals.
Finally coaching is discussed. You probably remember the influential mentors that have helped you get where you are today. The elite MMA coaches take coaching to an extraordinary level and the teaching strategies they employ extrapolate very well to how we teach and can inform us of how we can lift our game.

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Lessons from the Cage by Oli Flower

  1. 1. lessons FROM the cage oli flower
  2. 2. GRANDMASTER vohra
  3. 3. badass
  4. 4. WRONG
  5. 5. ROYCE GRACIE Image owned by Zuffa & UFC
  6. 6. ROYCE GRACIE Image owned by Zuffa & UFC
  7. 7. FRANK SHAMROCK Image owned by Zuffa & UFC
  8. 8. FRANK SHAMROCK Image owned by Zuffa & UFC
  9. 9. BJJ wins Image owned by Zuffa & UFC
  10. 10. BJJ wins Image owned by Zuffa & UFC
  11. 11. ANTIARHYTHMIC CAST PLACEBO Image owned by Zuffa & UFC
  12. 12. STARCH CHRYSTMAS SALINE Image owned by Zuffa & UFC
  13. 13. 6S SILENCES CROWD Image owned by Zuffa & UFC
  14. 14. MOJO
  15. 15. Image owned by Zuffa & UFC
  16. 16. FAILURE Image owned by Zuffa & UFC
  17. 17. Image owned by Zuffa & UFC
  18. 18. MOJOlost mojo
  19. 19. mojo
  20. 20. not this
  21. 21. good news Image owned by Zuffa & UFC
  22. 22. mojo = innate x evidence
  23. 23. TEAM
  24. 24. self talk
  25. 25. self talk
  26. 26. you are the captain of your soul
  27. 27. 1 2 3 4
  28. 28. 1 2 3 4
  29. 29. cross train Image: Nigel Paterson Flickr CC
  32. 32. visualisation
  33. 33. CHAMPION Owned by Zuffa & UFC
  34. 34. COACH
  36. 36. HIGH STAKES Owned by Zuffa & UFC
  37. 37. Owned by Zuffa & UFC COACH ELITE
  38. 38. KNOW your TEAM Owned by Zuffa & UFC
  40. 40. CATCH THEM GOOD WHEN They’re
  41. 41. KEEP your PASSION ALIVE image: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC
  42. 42. Learn STudents from your
  43. 43. UNDER pressure keep it simple
  44. 44. IT’S NOT about you
  45. 45. IT’S NOT about you
  46. 46. SURROGATES mislead
  47. 47. SURROGATES mislead own your mojo
  48. 48. SURROGATES mislead be a good coach own your mojo