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The last episode of 2016 for The BjjBrick Podcast. We take this time to reflect on the news and developments of the last year, and look forward to the next year. We recommend that you do the same.

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We talk about:

  • Successful changes in our diets
  • Gary quitting drinking Mt. Dew
  • Playing a game that requires a heavy gripping
  • Leg locks and Heel hooks
  • Submission only tournaments and matches in 2016
  • Ryan Hall in the UFC
  • Mathematical breakdown of the matches at worlds in 2016
  • Highlighting chokes from the back, armbars, closed guard sweeps
  • Taking the back from passing the guard
  • Evaluations of our BJJ games over the year
  • Why Byron quit doing triangle chokes in February
  • Why Gary has backed off of his wrestling this year
  • Leg drags and leg locks
  • The future of The BjjBrick Podcast
  • Why Byron would want a BJJ match with Timothy Ferriss

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Quote of the week: "Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed." Cavett Robert

Article of the week: BJJ Grips: Reevaluating Your Goals

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Glenn Jarrell and Byron Jabara

This week we have an interview with 58 year old brown belt and competitor Glenn Jarrell. We have been wanting to get Glenn on the podcast for quite sometime, you will soon find out why as Glenn shares some of his story.

We talk about:

  • Why he started BJJ at 47 year old
  • Using his high school wrestling to start BJJ
  • Training BJJ at 58 years old
  • Having a supportive family
  • Why he stuck with BJJ after trying many other exercises
  • Why he started competing
  • Competing against younger competitors
  • Competing at big tournaments
  • Winning purple belt Masters 6 at worlds
  • His training schedule
  • What he does differently to prepare for a tournament
  • Changes that he has made to his diet
  • Dealing with back pain
  • Working for the Kansas athletic commission at MMA events
  • Advice for someone starting BJJ in their late 40's

Links: Glenn trans at Fox Fitness in Wichita

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

Article of the week: 3 Fixes for sore fingers in bjj

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This week we are excited to bring you an interview with Paul Schreiner. Paul is black belt under Claudio Franca, you will find him training at the Marcelo Garcia Academy in New York. Paul recently came out with a DVD called Precise Pressure Passing.paul-schreiner-bjj

We talk about:

  • What got him started in BJJ
  • Overcoming injuries
  • Watching BJ Penn back in the day
  • Training with Marcelo Garcia
  • Being able to adapt parts of your game based on what you see in your opponent
  • Why it is important for you to have confidence in your technique
  • His goals with his new DVD
  • Precision, Pressure, and Antipation with passing the guard
  • Why it is important to be able to hold someone down for the BJJ person
  • Why he likes to force his opponent to half guard and then pass
  • Using half guard as an offensive tool
  • The importance of putting yourself around great people

Links:

Quote of the week: “When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ....” Henry Ford

Article of the week: Yes, You CAN Keep Training When You’re Injured… If You Do It Right

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This week we interview four people who won IBJJF worlds as a white belt. This is a great way to find out how some people are finding competition success early on in their BJJ career.

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Janine Mutton (20m 40s)- Middle From Action & Reaction Mixed Martial Arts Toronto. Janine started BJJ with no background in martial arts. She quickly found a passion for being on the mat and training hard.

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Janine Mutton

Janine talks about:

  • Starting BJJ
  • Setting the goal of winning worlds
  • Competitions before the worlds
  • Making an eight week plan
  • Training 3 or 4 times a week to avoid over training
  • Positive self talk
  • Pressure passing with her body type
  • The take down game
  • Her favorite submissions
  • Her training schedule
  • Her background in body building and soccer
  • Doing squats and deadlifts
  • Advice for white belts

Maui Lacaze (39m 56s)- Light Feather From GF Team. You will find Maui training at MilleniumMaui was able to submit all his opponents at worlds.

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Maui Lacaze

Maui talks about:

  • Winning every match at worlds by submission
  • What BJJ is like in French Polynesia
  • Starting BJJ with his cousin
  • His game plan
  • His training schedule
  • Surfing
  • His plans for competing in the future
  • Getting his blue belt

 

Gabriela Lembcke (45m 40s)- Rooster From Alliance. You can find Gaby training at Snow MMA. She credits some of her early success to wrestling and having a great BJJ team. You can watch a video of Gaby's match in the finals here.

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Gabriela Lembcke
  • What got her started in BJJ
  • Training at Snow MMA with Samuel Snow
  • Having confidence in her BJJ
  • Her favorite submissions
  • Her off the mat training
  • Her diet and having a nutritionist
  • Her background in wrestling in highschool
  • Advice for white belts that want to compete

 

George Mandujano (57m 15s)- Ultra Heavy From Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu. George trains at Ralph's House Fight Gym

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George Mandujano
  • What got him started in BJJ
  • Staying calm
  • Not working too hard for a submission
  • How he starts his matches
  • Playing a top game
  • His wrestling background
  • How playing football helped make him tough
  • His strategy while on the mat
  • His plans for the future
  • A recent match that resulted in a knee injury
  • His training schedule
  • Training with other gyms
  • Training with smaller teammates
  • Not being affraid to ask questions

 

Quote of the week: "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. This will teach you to keep your mouth shut." -Ernest Hemingway

Article of the week: Why Everyone Should Lift Heavy

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