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This week we are excited to bring you Roy Harris, he is one of the first non Brazilian Black Belts (Dirty Dozen).  Roy shares many of his countless stories and great advice about BJJ.

BJJ black belt Roy Harris (left) use a Roof Block in Kali
BJJ black belt Roy Harris (left) use a Roof Block in Kali

We talk about:

  • The early days of training BJJ in the United States
  • Developing skills outside of class with a partner
  • What you should be doing for the first 2 or 3 years of training
  • His first BJJ Brick was a footlock
  • Why some leglocks can be more dangerous
  • The 4 mindsets he teaches to students that are over 40
  • How to train safely
  • How to evaluate your progress
  • Differences between gi and no gi
  • How to train if you can only train twice a week

Links:

Quote of the week: "I always got nervous the nights we played in the World Series. First pitch, I was nervous. Then after that, forget it; I'd start playing." Yogi Berra

Article of the week: "BJJ Biomechanics – Rib Injuries"

First year of BJJ

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Direct download: Epi209820Roy20Harris.mp3
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Sam Spiegelman bjjThis week we have part 2 of Sam Spiegelman answering your questions about strength and conditioning. Sam is a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Mark Vives, he trains at New Breed Training Center.  He has written a bunch of great articles on Breaking Muscle.  Sam is also available for online consultations.

Sam answers these questions:

  • What supplements do you recommend?
  • How do you deal with cramps during training?
  • What should I ear before a competition?
  • How do I improve my flexibility?
  • What are your thought on training multiple times per day?
  • What muscle groups are used more for offence or defense?
  • If someone can roll only twice a week what off the mat training should they do?
  • Does the training mask work?
  • What tips do you have for recovery after training?
  • What apps for your phone do you recommend using for conditioning training?

Links:

Quote of the week: "Drillers make killers" presented by Gary Hull

Article of the week: "What Happened When My Son Got Beat by a Girl"

First year of BJJ

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Direct download: Epi209720Sam20Spiegelman20Q20and20A20Part202.mp3
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Sam Spiegelman
Sam Spiegelman

This week Sam Spiegelman answers your questions about strength and conditioning. Sam is a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Mark Vives, he trains at New Breed Training Center.  He has written a bunch of great articles on Breaking Muscle.  Sam is also available for online consultations.

Sam answers these questions:

  • How often should you train when you are new to BJJ?
  • What level of Jiu-Jitsu class is best to start with?
  • Should I do extra cardio to get in shape for BJJ?
  • What are the benefits of joint mobility?
  • What is a quick and healthy breakfast?
  • When cutting weight is it necessary to run?
  • Do you need to compete in BJJ to get better?
  • How many times per week should I strength train?
  • What should your exceptions be if you are just starting a strength program?
  • What is the best strength and condition program for BJJ?

Links:

Quote of the week: "Frustration is a useless emotion" Amanda Lowen

Article of the week: "What Sharpens Iron?" sandhillsbjj

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First year of BJJ

Direct download: epi209620Sam20Spiegelman20Q20and20A20part201.mp3
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david-meyer

This week we have a Pioneer of American BJJ practitioners David Meyer. David started Jiu-Jitsu is 1991 and was one of the first americans to reach the rank of black belt.

We talk about:

  • His early experiences with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Competing at some of the first BJJ competitions in the united states
  • Being an athlete and a vegan
  • Kicking ass and saving animals
  • Getting more out of each class
  • Doing BJJ home work
  • Doing a tabata workout
  • How to push yourself when you are tired
  • BJJ for MMA
  • Early MMA
  • Performing better at competitions
  • Developing new techniques
  • Being a good training partner
  • The importance of a game plan
  • Training with Eddie Bravo
  • Adopting a pet

Links:

Quote of the week: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle, Presented by Ryan Hall

Article of the week: "4 Ways Submission Grapplers Can Apply Wrestling Concepts to Their Practice"

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Your First Year Of BJJ artwork

Direct download: Epi209520David20Meyer.mp3
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Stephan Kesting bjjThis week on the podcast we have an interview with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Stephan Kesting.  Stephan has written some of the best articles about BJJ.  He is very well know for teaching BJJ on his websites Grapplearts.comBeginningBJJ.com and his newsletter.

We talk about:

  • His start with Martial Arts
  • Doing BJJ before it was popular
  • Content vs context when learning BJJ online
  • Taking responsibility for your own training
  • Your training environment
  • The overall role of a BJJ coach
  • Learning from lower belts
  • The firefighting and BJJ
  • BJJ and self defense
  • Advice for people who can only train 2 or 3 times per week
  • The ideas for a BJJ roadmap

Links:

Quote of the week: "never give up, and believe in yourself" Franjinha

Article of the week: 5 Difficult Concepts For BJJ Beginners To Graspcheck out the authors site here

First year of BJJ

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This is the best video I could find for Hammer Pants. Mc. Hammer make an appearance at 3 min.

Direct download: Epi209420Stephan20Kesting.mp3
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