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This week we bring you part 2 of our interview with Travis Stevens. Travis competed on the USA Olympic Judo team in 2008 and 2012. Travis also has a black belt in BJJ.Travis Stevens BJJ 2

We talk about:

  • The lack of money in USA Judo
  • What it will take to grow Judo in the United States
  • The possibility of BJJ being in the Olympics
  • Matches ending in a gentleman's agreement
  • Going from white belt to purple belt and skipping blue belt
  • How he learned techniques as a white belt
  • Why he recommends that new students do not watch YouTube

Links:

Quote of the week: "Even though you're growing up, you should never stop having fun." Nina Dobrev

Article of the week: "Tap or Nap! BJJ Chokes From a Doctor's Perspective" Doctor Warren Wang

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This week we bring you an interview with Travis Stevens. Travis competed on the USA Olympic Judo team in 2008 and 2012. Travis also has a black belt in BJJ. Travis shares some of his story and gives advice during this interview.Travis Stevens bjj

We talk about:

  • Doing sports as a kid
  • Getting a serious injury as a kid
  • What got him into BJJ
  • Drilling for Judo
  • Some reasons why BJJ and Judo do not mix well
  • We look at the rules of BJJ and no-gi
  • Grip fighting in BJJ and Judo
  • What it is like being an Olympic athlete
  • The Judo culture vs the BJJ culture

Links:

Quote of the week: "Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it." Dennis P. Kimbro

Article of the week: "Your Promoiton Is Not Your Report Card" from Show The Art

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This week Claudio teaches us how to tell time and the days of the week Portuguese Click this link to find the entire set of words from Claudio

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Direct download: Epi2013620Travis20Stevens20pt201.mp3
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This week we bring an interview with brown belt Jess Fraser. Jess is the founder behind Australian Girls in Gi (AGIG), AGIG is over 1,000 members strong. Jess is also an active competitor meddling twice at ADCC and bringing home a silver from Worlds. Check out this link for a more detailed bio of Jess.

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We talk about:

  • The start of Australian Girls in Gi
  • The goals of AGIG
  • A summary of her competition history
  • The different focus points for competing and running an organization
  • Advice to new grapplers
  • Some of the key benefits of BJJ
  • How to beat someone that is better than you
  • Goals as a brown belt
  • Common questions that most people ask her

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Links:

Quote of the week: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein

Article of the week: "Principle: ‘Forcing’ Positions aka Directing"

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Fuji Sekai Gi- Byron has this gi and he is loving it, check it out.

This week Claudio teaches us how to say "Ambulance, Police, Doctor, Taxi, Hotel, Restaurant, Restroom,  in Portuguese Click this link to find the entire set of words from Claudio

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Direct download: Epi2013420Jess20Fraser.mp3
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This week we bring you an interview with life long martial artist and BJJ black belt Tim Cartmell. Along with his BJJ black belt Tim is an eighth degree black belt in Kung-Fu San Soo.tim cartmell

We talk about:

  • Started studding Chinese martial arts in 1972
  • Moving to China in the 70's
  • What it was like doing martial arts in China
  • What martial arts are like in China now
  • Working as a stunt man in movies
  • How to gain sensitivity to BJJ
  • Tips for people starting BJJ
  • His goals as an instructor
  • how he likes to run a class
  • Adding self defense to your BJJ
  • Learning some striking
  • The idea of being able to access your jiu-jitsu
  • Recommendations for learning striking
  • Tips for someone doing their first tournament
  • Having a limited schedule and still getting good at BJJ

Links:

Quote of the week: “…look he carry all of my weight. That’s another theory of jiu-jitsu. When I rest I should put him to work so I don’t get tired and he get tired. He spend energy.” Demian Maia

Article of the week: The dangers of “I’ll Do Jiu Jitsu When…”

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Fuji Sekai Gi- Byron has this gi and he is loving it, check it out.

This week Claudio teaches us how to say "do you speek english?" in Portuguese Click this link to find the entire set of words from Claudio

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Gary's audio book this week is called "The Spam Sweep"

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Direct download: Epi2013320Tim20Cartmell.mp3
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