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This is part 2 of our interview with BJJ Black Belt Jonathan Thomas.Jonathan Thomas 2

We talk about:

  • His mindset during a match
  • Breaking BJJ down into mini battles
  • Controlling your development in BJJ
  • How BJJ is doing in Sweden
  • The development of BJJ in Europe
  • His experiences during travels
  • Doing gymnastics for strength training

Links:

Quote of the week: “Talented players don’t always succeed. Some don’t even make the team. It’s more what’s inside.” Brett Favre

Article of the week: "10 Ways to Inject Positivity Into Your BJJ Community

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Direct download: Epi2010620Jonathan20Thomas20pt202.mp3
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This week we bring Jonathan Thomas back to the show.  He has some training tips and advice that could change the way you train.

Jonathan Thomas Macarrao

We talk about:

  • Why he is traveling
  • What got him interested in strength and conditioning
  • Baseline aerobic conditioning
  • Your max heart rate ( 220- your age)
  • Playing guard vs playing a passing game
  • Developing a complete game

Links:

Quote of the week: “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” Neil Gaiman

Article of the week: "8 Steps to Finding the Perfect BJJ Gi"

Catch us next week for another episode of The BjjBrick Podcast

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Direct download: epi2010520Jonathan20Thomas20pt201.mp3
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Alison is a black belt competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  This year she came in second at Black Belt IBJJF Worlds, and competed in ADCC in Brazil. She is from Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada.

Alison Tremblay

We talk about:

  • Training with her family
  • Our interview with her brother Michael Tremblay
  • The diversity of Alpha Mixed Martial Arts
  • Her full time job (it is not BJJ)
  • Going to school
  • What type of game she likes to play
  • Advice on getting the most out of rolling
  • Her experience at ADCC
  • Training for both Gi and No-gi
  • What she does to get mentally for the competition
  • Teaching the kids classes
  • Why BJJ is good for kids
  • What she was like as a blue belt
  • What she learned playing hockey that helped her in BJJ
  • Dealing with losses

Links:

Quote of the week: "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." William James

Article of the week: The Unsung Jiu JiteiroYour-First-Year-Of-BJJ-artwork-1199

Catch us next week for another episode of The BjjBrick Podcast

Direct download: Epi2010420Alison20Tremblay.mp3
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mission22Mission 22 is a organization that raises awareness for Veteran suicide. It is a sad fact that 22 veterans take their lives due to PTSD every day.  Chris Papandria joins us this week to talk about Mission 22 and BJJ.

We talk about:

  • What got Chris started in BJJ
  • How Mission 22 was named
  • BJJ seminars that benefit Mission 22
  • How you can help your teammates that have PTSD
  • The importance of a team
  • The mental escape that BJJ provides
  • Having a gym that is supportive to Veterans
  • Supporting Mission 22
Chris Papandria in the middle
Chris Papandria in the middle

Links:

Quote of the week: "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill

Article of the week: "Having A Good Drill Partner Is Crucial" jiujitsutimes.com

Catch us next week for another episode of The BjjBrick Podcast

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Direct download: epi2010320Chris20Papandria20Mission2022.mp3
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