BjjBrick Podcast- BJJ, Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, martial arts, no-gi and good times!

This week we bring you an interview with Roy Harris. Roy has been training martial arts since 1981. He brings a wealth of BJJ knowledge and wonderful explanations to this interview.  We cover topics from new students all the way to how to run a school.

We talk about:

  • Becoming the Jiu-Jitsu Answer Man online many years ago
  • How the internet has changed and effected learning BJJ
  • Writing his book The Jiu-JItsu Answer Man
  • Why bridging is so powerful
  • Some unstoppable movements in BJJ
  • Using pressure differently in BJJ
  • Tightness vs pressure
  • Why positions are so important to understand
  • What to look for in finding good training partners
  • Dealing with injuries and attitude
  • Tips for instructors to run a great class
  • Advice for law enforcement officers that train BJJ

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Quote of the week: "A little impatience will spoil great plans." Chinese Proverb

Article of the week: 5 AWESOME LOW EFFORT WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR BJJ TECHNIQUE LEARNING

The BjjBrick Summer Camp in Wichita Kansas

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This week we bring you an interview with BJJ black belt Livia Gluchowska. Livia is a black belt under Lachlan Giles and Thiago Stefanutti. We talk about a variety of topics including training for bjj and off the mat sports like sprint cycling and gymnastics.

We talk about:

  • Her BJJ competition history
  • Doing gymnastics and sprint cycling
  • Traveling to compete
  • Her favorite techniques
  • Starting BJJ as an adult
  • Drilling vs concepts
  • Dealing with injuries
  • Working full time and trainig BJJ
  • Sport helping build friendships
  • Winning worlds at Blue, Purple, and Brown belt
  • Tips for running a successful women's program
  • Tips for a successful competition
  • The current state of BJJ competitions

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Quote of the week: "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." Margaret Thatcher

Article of the week: Safety Net

The off the mat lesson was about a door to door sales man with a unique pitch

 

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This week we have an interview with BJJ black belt Brandon Mullins. This is a great interview and Brandon shares tons of training ideas and tips.

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We talk about:

  • His start to BJJ
  • Competing in masters and adult categories
  • Having early success with grappling
  • Training gi and nogi and the diffrences
  • A interesting comparison between learning a new language and trying nogi for the first time
  • Having goals while you train
  • Training ideas to speed your growth
  • Working on both sides of your body
  • How to beat someone that is better at bjj

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Quote of the week: "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." David Brinkley  We also talk about this book "The Obstacle is the Way"

Article of the week: When your teammates are in Competition Training Mode and you’re in I Can Barely Drag My Ass to Class Mode

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This is an episode of BjjBrick Extra! Joe has an outstanding interview with Sam Spiegelman. Sam has written a bunch of great articles on Breaking Muscle.

We talk about:

  • His start to BJJ after college
  • Transitioning from Judo to BJJ
  • Starting strength and conditioning for BJJ
  • The importance of rest
  • Making an off season for your BJJ
  • The benefits of off the mat training for your BJJ
  • Cutting weight for a tournament
  • Warming up properly
  • Recovering between matches
  • Tips for people new to BJJ
  • Things a blue belt should know
  • Teaching a kids class

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Extra Tip: We give a tip about wrist locks

Extra Question: Help, my instructor is not showing me the things I need to know

We play a joke on Gary and use as many Idioms as we can. He is always able to laugh at a good prank.

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Some stuff in BJJ you need to know, while other things fit into the good to know category. This week we have a fun and informative discussion about how things fit into these categories.

We talk about:

  • What you need to know during your first month of BJJ
  • Some off the mat things you need to know about BJJ
  • Being safe on the mats
  • Offence vs defense
  • controlling someone from mount
  • Escapes from positions vs submissions

Links: Coming to America

Quote of the week: "Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers - six if one went to Harvard." Edgar Fiedler. Whe change this quote to "ask five black belts and get five different answers."

Article of the week: Three Rules for Rolling

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This week we have an interview with third degree black belt Stephen Whittier. Stephen is well known for his website 40 Plus BJJ, he is dictated toward helping people stay or get on the mat as they get older.

We talk about:

  • How he began to help the 40+ Grappler
  • The difference in training for the older grappler
  • Struggles the older grappler experences
  • Starting BJJ in your 40s
  • Beginners avoiding sparing
  • Teaching a seminar that helps everyone there get better
  • Not all time on the mat is equal for your development
  • Advice for students avoiding unproductive or dangerous rolling
  • The differences between basics and fundamentals

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Quote of the week: "it is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them" Benjamin Franklin

Article of the week: Applying a Growth Mindset to Jiu-Jitsu

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This week we have an interview with  Australian Black Belt competitor Lachlan Giles. We have a great conversation and learn about some of his training methods that set him and his team Absolute MMA apart from others.

We talk about:

  • His start to young start to martial arts and eventually BJJ
  • Changing from a hobbyist to an elite competitor
  • Getting his PhD in 2016 and training BJJ
  • Playing a gi or no-gi game
  • Helping people find their own style
  • Using videos to better your BJJ training
  • Off the mat training

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Quote of the week: "A penny saved is a penny earned"

Article of the week:  Purple Belt - The hardest belt in BJJ

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This week we have an interview with Michael Hunter. Michael has started a new BJJ series called "The Eternal Cup Series Pro Jiu Jitsu Tour". This tournament will give substantial cash prizes to the winners, with hopes of helping them reach their goals.

We talk about:

  • The business side of starting a BJJ school
  • How The Eternal Cup is different than other BJJ trounaments
  • Everyone who places gets prize money
  • Kids getting scholarship money for placing
  • How much money will be available to win
  • Equal pay for male and female athleats

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Quote of the week: "If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing." W. Edwards Deming

Article of the week: Your First Competition

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This is our second BjjBrick Extra episode. This week we look at a few techniques highlighted by some of Joe's teammates.

Jose Lopez

  • Why he puts so much value in helping newer students
  • The head and arm choke
  • Setting up the head and arm choke from top half guard
  • Drilling vs live training
  • Follow Jose at Jose Lopez Instagram

Peygan Lafont

  • Triangle choke from guard
  • Doing BJJ as a smaller white belt
  • Tips for setting up the triangle choke
  • Tips for getting out of a triangle choke
  • Follow Peygan at Peygan Lafont Instagram

Shane Dupre

  • His introduction to BJJ
  • Some details to the loop choke
  • Training at two schools
  • Follow Shane at Shane Dupre Instagram

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This week we discuss pressure and Brazilian Jiu-Jitus. We have all been crushed and would also like to add more pressure to our games. This week we hope to help.

We talk about:

  • How to survive pressure
  • Stories of being crushed
  • Best positions for applying pressure
  • Who do we apply pressure to?
  • The time value of pressure

Quote of the week:  "Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will."
James Stephens

Article of the week: Make sure you drop these bad habits before you get your blue belt

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