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

This week we help you determine what went wrong with your game that resulted in getting tapped out (or choked unconscious). How can you learn from getting tapped out? and how to break down the trouble spots in your game.

We talk about:

  • Why it is important to learn from mistakes
  • Having a good attitude about getting tapped out
  • Learning defense of moves you get caught in too much
  • How to determine if it is a mistake you are making or your getting tapped by something that someone is really good at
  • How to identify major problems in your game
  • Finding help for trouble spots in your game
  • Learning from training vs competition
  • Preventing a submission vs escaping a submission
  • We share a few stories of being choked unconscious on the mat

Quote of the week:  "Train like you've never won, Fence like you've never lost"

Article of the week: Top 5 Jiu Jitsu Street Fight Moves

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It is a honor to bring back BJJ black belt Andre "Tim" Monteiro. Andre is known for having a vast knowledge of the game, a killer half guard, and a overall nice guy.

We talk about:

  • His team A-Force BJJ
  • Traveling
  • Mistakes people make when they learn a lot from youtube
  • Tips on teaching a seminar
  • Running a school and traveling
  • Keeping an open mind to learning jiu-jitsu
  • Leaving your BJJ school
  • Off the mat training
  • Changes in his game over the last few years
  • Why he is getting more submissions in compeititon
  • The goals he has set for himself and his business

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Quote of the week: “It's always better to attack than to defend," Coram had told her when they talked about fencing late at night. "Always. Ye don't win with defense--ye only hold the other feller off, or wear him down. Attack and have done with it!” ― Tamora Pierce, Alanna: The First Adventure

Article of the week: Saying “I do” to the Right BJJ School

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The Life lesson this week was about making the most of a disappointing tournament.

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This week we have an interview with Karel "Silver Fox" Pravec. Karel is a 3rd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Renzo Gracie.

We talk about:

  • Dealing with younger and stronger opponents
  • Training BJJ in the water
  • Getting better timing on the mat
  • Getting your opponent to stay in your terms and play in your game
  • Avoiding injuries
  • The role of strength in BJJ
  • Why some wrestlers do well in BJJ and others struggle around the purple belt rank
  • How to have a speed advantage on the mat
  • Getting past slumps on the mat

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Quote of the week: "Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught." Winston Churchill

Article of the week: 5 sweet sour reasons to keep training

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This week we have an interview with one of Europe's top competitors Espen Mathiesen. In this interview Espen shares many training tips he has developed training in Norway.

We talk about:

  • What is like competing against black belts
  • Why it is important to have a passion for jiu-jitsu
  • The state of jiu-jitsu in Norway
  • His training schedules
  • Dealing with injuries and avoiding injuries
  • Why resistance is vital to his training
  • Sparing less and active drilling more
  • Advice for blue belts do develop a game plan
  • Why it is important for him to be flexible
  • The advantages of training with a small team
  • The importance of visualizing your performance

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Quote of the week: "The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions." Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Article of the week: New Study Proves BJJ’s Effectiveness Against Stress

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This is the second time we share a off the mat story this one is about Byron's dog with 3 legs.

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This week we interview BJJ purple belt Crystal Venessa "Little Monster" Demopoulos.

We talk about:

  • How she found the world of martial arts
  • Her competitive pole dancing career
  • What BJJ and pole dancing have in common
  • Getting past the hurtles at the beginning of training
  • Winning worlds at white and blue belt
  • Why she likes to compeat
  • What she does to relax before a competition
  • Her experience at worlds as a white belt
  • Why she has been training like a pro since day one of BJJ
  • Her goal of being a 115 lbs Champion in the UFC
  • Her struggles with school and why she likes to read now
  • Advice for new BJJ players to stick to the basics
  • The difference in game plan for BJJ and MMA

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Quote of the week:  "Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Lao Tzu

Article of the week: Expanding your Jiu-Jitsu in a logical manner

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