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This week we have an interview with 3 stripe bjj black belt Miriam Cardoso. Miriam is training with Team Elite in Redmond, Washington.

We talk about:

  • Competing as a kid
  • Why she likes to compete against her opponents best game
  • Why she avoids the idea of a tune up tournament
  • Getting injured in an open class tournament
  • The story of getting her black belt
  • Running a BJJ gym
  • The joy of watching her students compete
  • She set the current record for our family feud game

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Quote of the week: "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." Carl Jung

Article of the week: If They Can't Stop You, It's Not Wrong

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This week we bring you an interview with 22 year old BJJ black belt competitor Dante Leon. Dante has shown his skill on the mats as a color belt winning many big tournaments, now he has his eyes set on the black belt division.

We talk about:

  • Training GFTeam Toledo
  • Starting training at 12 years old
  • Compeating with adults as a kid
  • Preferences on gi and no-go
  • Weight lifting using the conjugate method
  • The mental side of competition

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Dante Leon is our second guest to play Family Feud he did great with a score of 125.

Quote of the week: "The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it." Wayne Gretzky  A prank was pulled on Gary during this quote.

Article of the week: Finding my groove again

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We are happy to have one of our listener favorites return to the podcast.  Tim Sledd is always a wealth of information when it comes to all things BJJ.

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We talk about:

  • His personal history with BJJ
  • Moving to indiana
  • Using heavy pressure from side control
  • The leg drag
  • Flavor of the day techniques
  • Some of his favorite submissions
  • Culture inside a BJJ school
  • Things to look for when looking at culture of a school
  • Building a relationship with his students

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Quote of the week: "To become a champion requires a good mental attitude toward preparation. You have to accept the most tedious task with pleasure." Bruce Lee

Article of the week: The White Stripe: A Neurotic Conversation I Had With Myself

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This week we have an interview with Ryan and Zach Gehl. Zach is a blue belt training out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada with a long list of competition accomplishments. To follow Zach or learn more about him check out his Instagram theroadwarrior1 This is also a BjjBrick Extra episode. We hope to bring you an extra episode every month, thanks to our newest team member Joe.

We talk about:

  • Training and school
  • Learning BJJ and MMA
  • Having trouble with early competitions
  • Competing with kids and adults
  • Traveling and training
  • How to avoid injury while on the road
  • The benefits of martial arts
  • Using Jiu-Jitsu to win wrestling matches

BJJ Tip: we talk about active toes

Q&A: We answer a question about dealing with rough teammates

 

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This week we give you some tips and advice to help you remember the BJJ techniques you learn.

We talk about:

  • Taking notes about BJJ
  • Using apps to take notes
  • Tips for remembering stuff from a seminar
  • Using positional sparring to help remember
  • Linking techniques together
  • Remembering information about positions and submissions
  • Remembering personal feedback on the mat

Quote of the week: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."

Article of the week: 5 Things that can kill your guard

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This week on The BjjBrick Podcast we have Richard Byrne. Richard is a 56 year old Black Belt and life long banker. Recently he started the professional grappling event KASAI, this event featured many of today's top grapplers.

We talk about:

  • His start to BJJ and Kickboxing
  • Traveling for business and training BJJ
  • Advice on taking private lessons
  • Why he started KASAI and his goals
  • Making KASAI the best that he can
  • The meaning of KASAI, a fire or conflict that rages out of control
  • Long germ goals of KASAI

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Quote of the week: "success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they cannot lose." Bill Gates

Article of the week: 12 reasons why Jiu-Jitsu is the perfect compliment to any martial art

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This week on The BjjBrick Podcast we have BJJ Brown Belt Rondel Benjamin from Trinidad and Tobago. We cover a fun variety of topics including BJJ, stick fighting, free diving and much more.

We talk about:

  • Island life on Trinidad & Tobago
  • Trying to use the internet instead of finding a coach
  • Going away for business and learning BJJ
  • Combat sports and Trinidad & Tobago
  • Calinda a type of stick fighting practiced in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Exposing Calinda to the BJJ students
  • The people who have influenced him the most
  • The 5 pillars of Jiu-Jitsu
  • How his reason for doing Jiu-Jitsu has changed
  • How learning how to control your breathing you can better control your body and mind
  • The benefits of free diving for BJJ

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Quote of the week: "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." E.F. Schumacher

Article of the week: Grappling With Age

We also continue playing family feud at the end of the show

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This week we have an interview with Kit Dale. We cover a wide range of topics from how he got his Black Belt in 4 years to his acting career.

We talk about:

  • Starting BJJ in 2008
  • His early competition history
  • Acting in a movie
  • His changing attitude toward competing
  • How he got off to a good start in BJJ
  • Learning concepts over techniques
  • Moving away from an outdated model of teaching a class
  • How to get your opponent to move
  • Training only 5-6 times a month
  • Tips for students training in a traditional school
  • How the 80/20 rule applies to learning BJJ

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Quote of the week: "Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of." Charles Richards

Article of the week: Self Defense Seminars: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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This week we have a great interview with adaptive athlete Jess Munter. During birth Jess suffered a Brachial Plexus injury, as a result of this injury she is unable to use her left arm. Growing up Jess tried several sports but they did not fit her and they ended in frustration. A couple of years ago Jess found Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the benefits she is getting and passing on from BJJ is an inspiring story.

We talk about:

  • Training BJJ on a busy schedule
  • Her Brachial Plexus injury to her left arm
  • Other sports she tried before jiu-jitsu
  • How she discovered jiu-jitsu was good for her
  • What jiu-jitsu has done for her off the mat
  • What it was like training during her first month
  • Her goals to help people
  • How BJJ has helped her become more positive
  • She shares stories about doing tournaments
  • Dealing with frustrations on the mats
  • How she stays safe on the mat
  • How good communication is key to her safety

Links:

  • Jess on instagram

Quote of the week: "A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard." Bruce Lee

Article of the week: 3 Proven Methods For Gaining Self Discipline

We also start playing a game of family feud fast money at the end of the show. 

Also a congratulations to Gary Hull for receiving his brown belt!

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This week on the podcast we talk about a way to evaluate your game. Your collection of techniques fall at different skill levels. We look at these five different levels and give advice or depending on what level your technique is. Don't think of it as all of your BJJ is at one level, think of it as parts of your game are at different levels.

The Depth of your Jiu-Jitsu Pool

  • Level 1- You don't know how to swim = You don't train Jiu-JItsu
  • Level 2- Standing in the pool = Becoming aware of the a technique
  • Level 3- Swimming = The BJJ you know
  • Level 4- Swimming in the deep end = Your best moves
  • Level 5- Deep dive = A part of the game that you are one of the best

Quote of the week: "Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind." Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Article of the week: How Much Do I Need To Cross Train To Get Better at BJJ?

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