Mon, 30 June 2014
Carlos Machado is a Red Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has been teaching BJJ in the United States for over 20 years. He moved to Texas in 1995, and he is now running 6 BJJ schools. He is the oldest of the five legendary Machado brothers.
We talk about
Vegas July 4 weekend 2014 Martial Arts SuperShow
Summer camp in Dallas Tx, starting July 7th for 4 days, and a second week starting on July 14th also for 4 days.
Thanks to our friend Jake Burroughs from The Ground Never Misses for setting up this interview with Carlos Machado.
Quote of the week: “The measure may be thought bold, but I am of the opinion the boldest are the safest” Haratio Nelson. This Quote was presented by Nick Albin (Chewy) check out a full explanation about this quote from Chewy here. Chewjitsu.net
Mon, 23 June 2014
This week we have more stories from our listeners. These are stories about getting injured and overcoming the injury. This episode is packed full of great advice for anyone who has been injured, or if you have a teammate that has been injured. It is important to know what to expect and the advice will help get you back on the mat my friends. Tommy- Our friend Tommy shares his story of his battle with testicular cancer. He was diagnosed in 2010 with cancer after he found a lump on his testicle (Symptoms and Signs of Testicular cancer). He had surgery and then went through chemotherapy. The chemo was more difficult than the surgery. We talk about getting back on the mats and getting life back to normal.
Adam Sachnoff (Big Red)-
Check out some of Adam's accomplishments here. Adam tore his ACL about five years ago doing judo and did not get it fixed He did physical therapy and continued training and competing without an ACL. He re-injured his knee while training for ADCC years later. After his ACL surgery he had very bad nerve pain in his foot. He gives a strong warning about the misuse of prescription pain killers. Adam has his own school, if you are in San Mateo be sure to check it out.
Jon Haskew- He is only 32 years old and has had 9 surgeries. The surgeries include 2 ACL and a MCL. He also has a bulging L5 disk, and 2 major staph infections. His knee injuries have contributed to his bulging disk. Jon got a staph infection with each ACL surgery. The infection was bad enough for the doctor to put in a picc line in his arm. Jon is now a big advocate of using Defense Soap to prevent getting staph infections. Check out Jon's gym here.
Quote of the week: “What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.” Dean Smith Article of the week: "4 Keys to Better BJJ" from scienceofskill.com by: Willie Laney FujiSports.com is giving a listener a free rash guard. There are two rash guard to choose from. The Robo and the Moko.
Mon, 16 June 2014
This week we have stories from our listeners. These are stories about getting injured and overcoming the injury. This episode is packed full of great advice for anyone who has been injured, or if you have a teammate that has been injured. It is important to know what to expect and the advice will help get you back on the mat my friends.
Devin was in his junior year of high school wrestling when he sustained what he thought was a shoulder injury. The injury came back in to play years later when he was a blue belt at a hard training camp. He experienced intense pain in his right arm and shoulder. Devin soon lost a lot of muscle mass due to atrophy. He found that he had a complete herniation of c5 and c6 and was told by his doctor that he would never train BJJ again. After neck surgery he was able start training in three months and has since regained the muscle he had lost from the atrophy. Devin occasionally has a stiff neck, but he has no major lasting effects. Devin also gives some great advice for anyone who is going through a similar situation.
Michael Green- (34m40s) Michael suffered a torn labrum from a keylock submission while drilling. This is a very rare situation in BJJ that someone gets injured during the drilling portion of the class. About a month later Michael went to his doctor, he was told that he would need surgery to get better. Michael credits his full recovery to taking his time in getting back on the mat and doing the proper rehab.
Given enough time most of us doing BJJ will get ringworm. Normally it is no big deal and can be treated with an over the counter ointment like Lamisil. Mike got ringworm on his scalp. He was given a topical treatment which actually made things worse. It drove it deeper into his skin. It then appeared to go away and come back even stronger, with a resistance to the medicine. He was eventually able to get rid of it with tea tree oil. Mike also talks about how this gave him a condition where he was very sensitive to ringworm and would get it even if he was not on the mat.
Jim- (59m50s) Jim's back was injured as a young man. About 25 years later his doctor told him that he had a major problem with his back from his old injury and it required surgery. He found the best surgeon he could to do his spinal fusion. Jim gives us a valuable warning about researching surgery online and the people who tell horror stories. BJJ has actually helped him get back into shape and strengthen his back. Jim recommends being in the best shape that you can be in and finding the best surgeon for the job. We then talk about breaking the addiction to the prescription pain killers.
Arielle- (1h23m55s) Arielle shares a recovery story of when she injured her knee. She had a full thickness tear in her ACL, MCL and a partial tear of her meniscus. Her teammates did the drawer test to her leg and they knew that she had torn her ACL. She was on crutches for two months and slowly got back on the mat after about 5 months. Arielle did yoga to help get her knee back to health. After almost a full year she feels that her knee is 85-90% back to normal. Arielle also gives some really good advice about overcoming the mental side of the injury. Check out Arielle's gym here.
Dusty Grant- (1h42m26s)Our friend Dusty tore his ACL and medial meniscus during his first BJJ competition. The drive home was over 2 hours and his knee got very sore sitting in the car. Dusty got some bad advice from his first doctor and then he went to a specialist and his injury was confirmed. Dusty was off the mat for a little over a year. Today his knee usually feels great, but it is a little stiff sometimes. He credits his recovery to doing the rehab that was prescribed. Dusty is in a great 5-piece metal/hard-rock band called Empire Falling. He also let us play the song "Guilty" for the closing music. Check out Empire Falling here!!
FujiSports.com is giving a listener a free rash guard. There are two rash guard to choose from. The Robo and the Moko.
Quote of the week: "There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs."
Mon, 9 June 2014
This week we take a break from having a guest on the show and Gary and Byron talk about making changes to your BJJ game.
In this episode we talk about:
We are giving away a Fuji Sports rash guard (Moko or Robo). We are doing a contest over the next four episodes. We will pick one of the four episodes at random and then choose a random winner from that episodes pool of people. You will have 24 hours to respond, then I will try someone else. Ways to enter the contest:
The quote of the week: "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great." Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own
Article of the week: 3-star Army general earns his black belt armytimes.com
Mon, 2 June 2014
Ostap Manastryski is a brown belt under Elliott Bayev, he trains and teaches at OpenMat Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Toronto Canada. Ostap breaks down BJJ videos on his YouTube channel, this is a great resource for anyone wanting to better understand BJJ.
We talk about
Article of the week- "3 Ways to Deal With Injuries in BJJ" Grapplearts.com
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