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

This week we have a important topic about bringing a friend to BJJ class. When you bring a friend you want them to have a good exposure to the martial art. This episode we have lots of tips about bringing a friend to their first BJJ class.

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We talk about:

  • The benefits of bringing your friend to class
  • The goal of safety and fun for your friend
  • Taking away the initial stress of going to their first class
  • Why you should be at the class for their first day
  • Tricks for remembering names
  • How to get them to have fun on the mat
  • Telling them about the format of the class
  • What to do after the class is over
  • Why people may want to try a class
  • The follow up phone call the next day

Quote of the week: "Death is certain life is not" presented by Brent Lillard

Article of the week: How Do You Measure Progress?

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Gary's audio book this week is called "measuring up your submissions, Subs for people who are over 7 ft tall"

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Brent Lillard is a brown belt that confounded a business called Govsmart in 2010, selling IT products to the government. Govsmart is a 69 million dollar business and was listed as number 20 on the Forbes list of America's Most Promising Companies. Brent credits much of culture of his business and the team to the fact that many of them train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Brent Lillard (photo by Alex Brown)
Brent Lillard (photo by Alex Brown)

We talk about:

  • How Govsmart was started
  • Some of his perfected methods and techniques of taring
  • Keeping it playful vs keeping it real
  • Why the basic techniques are so important
  • How BJJ became a part of Govsmart culture
  • The incentive program for employees to do BJJ
  • How he brings a new employee to try the mats
  • A comparison between the culture of BJJ and the corporate world
  • The story of an employee that lost 160lbs
  • Other team building activities for work
  • Dealing with an employee with a bad attitude
  • How BJJ has effected turnover of employees
  • Selling the idea of doing BJJ to employees
  • Training with a busy work schedule
  • Training safely
  • Personality traits that do well in BJJ

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Quote of the week: "Correction does much, but encouragement does more."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Article of the week: 5 lessons to learn as a white belt that will be worth for your entire Jiu-Jitsu journey

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Direct download: Epi2014920Brent20Lillard.mp3
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This week we bring you an interview with Jonathan Uzcategui. Jonathan is a great coach and competitor. We are excited to bring you an interview with him covering a wide range of topics.Jonathan Uzcategui

We talk about:

  • His personal history in BJJ
  • Training with Rubens "Charles" Cobrinha as his first instructor
  • His wife Hope Uzcategui 2X IBJJF world champion
  • His style of training
  • Why he likes to partner up training partners for the best training
  • Training new students
  • Organizing a weekly schedule
  • Using video to evaluate his students and give them advice
  • Working escapes when you are tired
  • Treating visitors correctly
  • Crawl, walk, run

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Quote of the week: "Trust in god" and believe in your self, have faith in your self, and work really really hard" Tom Deblass

Article of the week: Five things every new/visiting student should receive on their first visit to your gym

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Gary's book this week is called "Foot in Mouth, the Unknown Move Called the Dentist"

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Direct download: Epi2014820Jonathan20Uzcategui.mp3
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This week we bring you an interview with coach and competitor Tom DeBlass. Tom has been a black belt for 9 years, and competed of many stages. In fifteen years of competition he has given up less than 12 points, and he has never had his guard passed to side control. Tom is not just know for his competitive background and personality, he is also know for being a world class coach.

Tom DeBlass

We talk about:

  • His thoughts on training with a Gi
  • Why people train Jiu-Jitsu
  • The changes in the BJJ culture over time
  • Advice for someone that had a hard training day
  • Why most people quit BJJ
  • Why it is important to keep grappling fun
  • Teaching leg locks to white belts
  • Advice for people who can only train once a week
  • Competing with perfect jiu-jitsu
  • What he was like as a blue belt
  • Taking supplements

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Quote of the week: "Sometimes life's going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith." Steve Jobs

Article of the week: Baby, Don’t Hurt Me by Marshal Carper

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Gary's audio book this week is "Hot Mats Cool Rash Guards- Gary's guide to summer grappling"

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Direct download: Epi2014720Tom20Deblass.mp3
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This week we talk to Shawn Kitzman. Shawn will help to keep you on the mat longer and moving better. He works with a large variety of athletes and he enjoys traning BJJ. We are happy to have him share some of his knowledge and help everyone deal with the problems that our bodies can give us.

Shawn Kitzman

We talk about:

  • The healing arts and martial arts
  • His start with BJJ
  • The importance of being physically active
  • Ken Blackburn
  • Motor control or muscle memory
  • Common jiu-jitsu injuries
  • Dealing with lower back pain
  • What pain is telling you
  • How past injuries can effect you now
  • How to tell if you are just sore or actually injured
  • Keeping a pain journal
  • Using a foam roller
  • DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)
  • How to find a good PT in your area
  • Changes to make when you compete

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Quote of the week: "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas Edison

Article of the week: 5 MISTAKES YOU ARE DOING IN TRAINING

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Gary's audio book this week is called "Overalls and Underhooks- The Hillbillies Guide to Grappling"

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Direct download: Epi2014620Shawn20Kitzman.mp3
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