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

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This week we bring you an interview with Michel Porfirio Pereira (Buiu). Michel is a 4th Degree Black Belt in BJJ training and teaching in Miami.  In this interview Michel shares his story and offers advice to help you along with your BJJ journey.  Check out Michel's profile here.

Michel Preira

We talk about:

  • His start in martial arts
  • How he got his nick name Buiu
  • Why he has a playful style
  • Taking an opponents balance
  • Gi and no-gi training
  • The history of no-gi
  • Learning BJJ on youtube
  • Why it is important to explain techniques and not just show techniques
  • Training with your weak side
  • Doing his first tournament
  • Doing in house tournaments
  • Dealing with people who are negative about BJJ
  • The Ghost Squad logo
  • How Michel met Andre Monteiro

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Article of the week: "Where On This Chart Do You Spend Most Of Your Sparring Time?"

Quote of the week:  "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be." Wayne Gretzky

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This week we are excited to bring you BJJ black belt Sarah Black.  Sarah received her black belt from Gustavo Dantas in July of 2015, and she is already making a name for herself in both the adult and masters divisions competing in gi and no-gi.sarah black bjj

We talk about:

  • Her start with Judo
  • Training both BJJ and Judo
  • Her work schedule
  • Working full time and training full time
  • Transitioning from high level Judo to doing BJJ
  • Competing in the absolute divisionsSarah Black bjj belt
  • Dealing with injuries
  • The BJJ Mental Coach
  • Getting students to preform well
  • Having a women's classes
  • Training schedules
  • Tips for women finding a BJJ gym
  • Tips for men when rolling with a woman
  • How they run kids classes

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Quote of the week: "There are two things in life of which we have complete control... effort and attitude." Chuck Wilson

Article of the week: "I Almost Quit Jiu Jitsu"

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This week we bring you an interview with world champion Emily Kwok.  Emily was happy to share with you some of her knowledge from her many years and experiences doing BJJ.

Emily Kwok BJJWe talk about:

  • Her start in BJJ
  • BJJ in Canada
  • Doing local tournaments when she started
  • Competition differences for women
  • Her favorite types of training partners when she was new
  • Advice for students that want to compete
  • Equal pay for women in BJJ
  • How money effects BJJ tournaments
  • Her training schedule
  • Starting a family and doing BJJ
  • Kids in BJJ
  • Groundswellgrappling.com
  • Leadership of women in Jiu-Jitsu

Links:

Quote of the week: "Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect"

Article of the week: "Noticing our Improvements" by John Will

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This week we bring you an interview with Kurt Osiander.  Kurt is a BJJ black belt under Ralph Gracie.  This episode contains explicit language and some controversy, we did interview Kurt Osiander after all.Kurt Osiander

We talk about:

  • The start of "Kurt Osiander's The Move of the Week"
  • Etiquette and respect in his gym
  • His Yelp reviews
  • His don't ask don't tell policy
  • Homosexuals at his gym
  • Why he does not like classes for beginners
  • BJJ is not for everyone
  • His work with Mission 22
  • What got him started with BJJ
  • His students doing wrestling in school
  • His MMA career
  • The KO Finisher tournament
  • Open mat at his school
  • Learning new moves
  • Learning online and still needing a coach
  • Giving someone a blue belt
  • Advice for a student doing a first tournament
  • Training and hanging out with Anthony Bourdain

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Quote of the week: Presented by last weeks interview John Will "Never interrupt you enemy when he is making a mistake" Napoleon Bonaparte 

Article of the week: "All roads lead to Rome .... a BJJ concept." By John Will

After the interview Byron and Gary have a conversation about gay people training BJJ. Let us know what you think in the comments.

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John Will BJJThis week it is our honor to bring you John Will. John is one of the famous "Dirty Dozen" meaning that he is one of the first 12 non-Brazilians to reach the rank of black belt in BJJ. John was at the an early adopter to BJJ and he brought it home to Australia. This is a great interview for students and coaches to learn from.

We talk about:

  • His start in the Martial Arts
  • His first experiences doing Jiu-Jitsu in 1986
  • The first time he met Rigan Machado
  • Teaching at different skill levels
  • Teaching with a language barrierJohn Will Bjj quote
  • His ongoing learning process
  • BJJ in Australia
  • He has created over 100 Black Belts
  • BJJ before the internet
  • How tournaments change Jiu-Jitsu
  • Why he likes "fuzzy goals"
  • How he does 100 seminars per year
  • Backpacking in Australia
  • The goal of teaching a seminar
  • The importance of having structure for teaching
  • The partnership between the student and teacher
  • His passion for being a good student
  • Tips for bring a good student
  • The goal of doing your first tournament
  • Doing BJJ as a older student

Links:

Quote of the week: Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get" WP Kinsella

Article of the week: "10 Types of People Who Quit BJJ"

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