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This week we are happy to bring you an interview with Robson Moura.  In the Black belt Super Featherweight division Robson won gold in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and then again in 2007.  He credits much of his competition success in going for a fast submission.

Some Highlights from the interview:

We also talk about:

  • How BJJ helps him off of the mat
  • Starting BJJ as a kid in the adult class
  • Why he likes to have a fun environment in his school
  • How the mind of the Jiu-Jitsu competitor has changed over time
  • What he is looking for in a super fight
  • The possibility of doing Metamoris
  • Advice for first time competitors
  • Why most people are joining  BJJ schools today
  • Why survival is a good goal for a 1st year student

links for Robson Moura

Quote of the week: "every champion was once a contender that refused to give up" Presented by Isaac Doederlein

Article of the week: "Jiu Jitsu And The Mature Athlete" jjgf.com

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Direct download: Epi207120Robson20Moura.mp3
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Isaac Doederlein
Isaac Doederlein

Isaac Doederlein is a 22 year old brown belt under Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles.  He recently went to IBJJF European and won featherweight gold and then he stepped up for the absolute and got silver.

We talk about:

  • Starting martial arts as a kid
  • Moving as an 18 year old to California to train
  • The different guards he likes to play
  • His goal of getting absolute titles
  • His goal for remaining undefeated in his weight class
  • How to train for competing in the absolute division
  • How to watch your tournament footage to get better
  • What he does for off-the-mat training
  • Dealing with his injuries (neck and wrist)
  • The benefits of competing
  • Gaining confidence on the mat
  • Advice for students in their first tournament
  • His first tournament as a kid
  • What he was like as a blue belt
  • Tips for doing an omoplata
  • Advice for developing your game plan
  • Why it is important for new students to focus on understanding Jiu-Jitsu

Links:

Connect with Isaac Doederlein: Instagram and Facebook

Breast Cancer Charity BJJ Seminar: Their Facebook PageDonate online here.

Quote of the week: "What we do in this life echoes in eternity" Presented by Henry Akins

Article of the week: "Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & the Internet, Part 1" by learningbjj.com

Want a better Guillotine Choke? Check out this seminar by our friend Roy Marsh!

Catch us next week for another episode of The BjjBrick Podcast, we will have an interview with Robson Moura

Direct download: Epi207020Isaac20doederlein.mp3
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Henry Akins
Henry Akins

In 1995 Henry Akins started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the Rickson Gracie Academy. He received his black belt from Rickson in 2004.  He now has his own school called Dynamix MMA located in west LA.

Some of the Highlights:

"Making sure that the Jiu-Jitsu you learn is effective whether you have a gi on or not, and if you need to use it on the streets to protect yourself or someone that you care about."

"My focus has always been how to use Jiu-Jitsu as a martial art, as a way to instill confidence in a person... and if there is ever a confrontation they feel prepared to deal with it."

"It's not about speed, a lot of people think you need to be fast.... it is about timing"

"The focus for a competitor is the complete opposite from the focus of a teacher.  If you are competing the focus is on yourself.... as a teacher your focus is on others."

We also talk about:

  • Training with Rickson Gracie
  • Having a style that doesn't rely on grips
  • BJJ and confidence
  • The main reasons why students join Dynamix MMA
  • The importance of getting good at the basics
  • How BJJ has changed and remained the same since he started
  • Teaching versus competing
  • What he does to help his teachers learn how to teach
  • How BJJ can affect the larger community
  • Training BJJ specifically for self defense
  • What happens to students that use strength or speed
  • Different types of pressure you can put on your opponent
  • How the BJJ community is one big group regardless of where you train

Links:

Quote of the week: "Learn how to learn" Billy Robinson. This quote was presented by Roli Delgado.  Roli suggests- Learn how your body works and apply that to what you are trying to do.

Article of the week: "Stepping off the Mats: Top Ten" by jiujitsutimes.com

Catch us next week for another episode of The BjjBrick Podcast

Direct download: Epi206920Henry20Akins.mp3
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This week we have an interview with Rolando Delgado often called Roli.  Roli is a 2nd degree black belt that trains in Little Rock Arkansas at West Side MMA. Roli has fought in the UFC and Bellator, but he is most widely known in the BJJ community for his ability to teach and preform leg locks.

Some highlights from this interview:

"The most dangerous moves in Jiu-Jitsu are take-downs and kimuras"

"Reaping the knee is a risk that is way overstated and blown out of proportion"

"With the Gi on I am okay with no heal hooks.... we need a sport that we can all do and grow old with."

We also talk about:

  • His start to the martial arts
  • What he does off of the mat (hunting deer and owning a pawn shop)
  • His recent trip to Brazil
  • How he started focusing on leg locks
  • His app "Legal Leg Locks for BJJ"
  • Why some people don't like leg locks
  • Using legs locks to be used for a Bjj Brick
  • The rules for BJJ and leg locks
  • Why mid level blue belt is a good time to start working on leg locks
  • Finding confidence in your game from hard work
  • Advice for students that are competing for the first time
  • Why you should be trying to funnel your match into your strong areas
  • The concept of defend than attack
  • His match with Jason Bircher in Respect 1 on Feb 28

Connect with Roli:

Quote of the week: "Therefore, those skilled in war bring the enemy to the field of battle and are not brought there by him." Sun Tzu

Article of the week: "Drill To Kill: Science Backs Up Effectiveness of Drilling for Jiu-Jitsu" 

Want a better Guillotine Choke? Check out this seminar by our friend Roy Marsh!

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Direct download: Epi206820Roli20Delgado.mp3
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