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

This week we are talking about scrambling. We want to give some tips and help bring order to this potentially chaotic situation.scrambling

We talk about:

  • Defining a scramble
  • Finding order in a scramble
  • Who benefits in a scramble
  • Common positions to create a scramble
  • Ways to end the scramble
  • Tips to win a scramble

Links:

Quote of the week: "Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos." Stephen Soundheim

Article of the week: Something You Need to Know About the BJJ Gauntlet

Your-First-Year-Of-BJJ-artwork-1199

If you are interested in supporting The BjjBrick Podcast find out how here

The BjjBrick Wall of Support is being constructed and you can help

BJJBrick Wall

Catch us next week for another episode of The BjjBrick Podcast

Gary's audio book this week is "The Scramble, What Fighters Eat For Breakfast"

The BjjBrick Podcast is in iTunesStitcher radio, and Google Play Music for Andriod

Direct download: Epi2015420Scrambling.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

This week we bring you an interview with rising no-gi star Nicky Ryan. You will find 15 year old Ryan training with John Danaher, Eddie Cummings, Garry Tonon, and his brother Gordon Ryan.

nicky-ryan

We talk about:

  • What got him started
  • Home schooling this year 
  • Having John Danaher as a home school teacher
  • The home school laws for New Jersey
  • His daily routine
  • The game he plays the most and how it is changing
  • Working on his top game
  • Competing with adults 
  • Quickly developing skill
  • Training leg locks safely
  • Passing the guard and attacking the legs
  • Training wrestling for take downs
  • Losing weight
  • The benefits of submission grappling for kids
  • Having a complete game
  • Competing for money

Links:

Quote of the week: "Fall down 7 times get up 8" Japanese Proverb Presented by Dainis Nguyen

Article of the week: The Ultimate Micro Game

Your-First-Year-Of-BJJ-artwork-1199

If you are interested in supporting The BjjBrick Podcast find out how here

The BjjBrick Wall of Support is being constructed and you can help

BJJBrick Wall

Catch us next week for another episode of The BjjBrick Podcast

The BjjBrick Podcast is in iTunesStitcher radio, and Google Play Music for Andriod

Direct download: Epi2015320Nicky20Ryan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

This week we bring you an interview with double Black Belt Dainis Nguyen. Dainis started judo as a kid and eventually moved to BJJ. He is an active competitor in BJJ both gi and no-gi, with many exciting matches under his belt.

Photo by Afrobraz
Photo by Afrobraz

We talk about:

  • Starting martial arts with judo
  • Blending judo and BJJ
  • His new gym Team DNA BJJ
  • The social atmosphere in his gym
  • The process of opening a BJJ gym
  • His competition goals
  • Nutrition advice
  • Developing healthy eating habits
  • Why it is important to be persistent in BJJ
  • The 3 different type of training partners you need (+=-)
  • First tournament advice

Links:

Quote of the week: "There is little success where there is little laughter" Andrew Carnegie

Article of the week: 10 Ways to Improve Your BJJ While Off the Mats

Your-First-Year-Of-BJJ-artwork-1199

If you are interested in supporting The BjjBrick Podcast find out how here

The BjjBrick Wall of Support is being constructed and you can help

BJJBrick Wall

Catch us next week for another episode of The BjjBrick Podcast

This week Byron is working on an audio book called "How I Submit People On The Mat With Laughter"

The BjjBrick Podcast is in iTunesStitcher radio, and Google Play Music for Andriod

Direct download: Epi2015220Dainis20Nguyen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

This week we bring you an interview with BJJ Black Belt Steven Patterson. Steven is training under Comprido, and he is a 14X Chicago Open Champion and he took 2nd at no-gi Worlds. We have a great conversation about training, competing, and teaching.

Steven Patterson BJJ

We talk about:

  • What got him started in BJJ
  • His first tournament
  • His odd experience training BJJ with his first instructor
  • Being asked to try Ayahuasca
  • Evaluating an opponents stance
  • What to do if you have a tournament you are not happy with
  • His match in fight to win on Sept 24 vs Chris Hartwig
  • His experience as being a IBJJF referee
  • University of Ground Fighting
  • Starting his gym as a brown belt
  • His gym in New Lenox, Illinois
  • Developing a kids program
  • How teaching kids changed the way he teaches adults
  • Why people start BJJ
  • How BJJ is like skateboarding

Links:

Quote of the week: "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." Lao Tzu

Article of the week: Sharpening the Ax

Your-First-Year-Of-BJJ-artwork-1199

If you are interested in supporting The BjjBrick Podcast find out how here

The BjjBrick Wall of Support is being constructed and you can help

BJJBrick Wall

Gary's audio book this week is called "story time with Gary, time to sleep"

Catch us next week for another episode of The BjjBrick Podcast

The BjjBrick Podcast is in iTunesStitcher radio, and Google Play Music for Andriod

Direct download: Epi2015120Steven20Patterson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

1