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

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

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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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This week we bring you an interview with Joe D'arce. Joe shares his name with the famous BJJ and MMA choke the "Darce Choke". This interview covers a wide range of topics including how the choke got it's name, and advice for newer grapplers.

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We talk about:

  • His start in martial arts
  • How the Darce choke got it's name
  • Tips on how to teach the Darce choke
  • Tips on finishing the Darce choke
  • The history of the Darce choke
  • Running his school
  • First tournament advice
  • How to deal with frustrations on the mat
  • How important it is to have a good mindset

Links:

Quote of the week: "I get up before the sun comes up and get shit done" Adam Wheeler

Article of the week: "Foot Beats Face: Mat Awareness and Safety in BJJ" Valerie Worthington on Breakingmuscle.com

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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 "Yes, No, Good, and Bad" in Portuguese Click this link to find the entire set of words from Claudio

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

Byron is working on a new audio book called "Why Do I Wear My Gi When I Mow My Lawn?"

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Direct download: Epi2013220Joe20Darce.mp3
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Adam Wheeler is a BJJ black belt that also has a bronze medal from wrestling in the 2008 Olympics. We are thrilled to cover a huge range of topics with such a motivating person.

Adam Wheeler being awarded the bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics
Adam Wheeler being awarded the bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics

We talk about:

  • Wrestling as a kid
  • Having the lable of a chubby kid
  • Wrestling both Greco-Roman and Freestyle
  • How important his wrestling coach was to him as a kid
  • Transitioning from wrestling to BJJ
  • Winning gold in no-gi black belt open division masters 1 in 2014
  • Learning from competing
  • Competing as an underdog
  • Getting coaching advice from Rulon Gardner
  • He shares some stories from the Olympics
  • What he does off of the mat
  • What he wants his kids to get out of sports
  • What he tells his kids after a competition
  • Getting his black belt quickly
  • Adamwheelerfitness.com

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Quote of the week: "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." Confusiuos

Article of the week:  50 Killer Tips For BJJ White Belts

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

Here is a link to Byron's full review of this gi, and here is a link to our gi guide.

This week Claudio teaches us how to say "You're Welcome" 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 Tortoise and the Hare the Untold BJJ story"

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Direct download: Epi2013120Adam20Wheeler.mp3
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Marshal Carper bjjThis week we have an interview with Marshal Carper. Marshal is a busy guy writing the books "The Cauliflower Chronicles", "Marcelo Garcia Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques", and the game "Dojo Storm".  These things are just a short sample of the work that he has done and will continue to do.

We talk about:

  • Training with injuries
  • His books
  • The app Dojo Storm
  • Preventing injuries
  • Training with BJ Penn
  • Training with big name people in BJJ
  • Making adjustments to your game
  • Dealing with fake black belts
  • 3D Jiu-Jitsu
  • Teaching classes
  • Getting tapped by lower belts
  • The 10,000 hour rule
  • Advice for new students that want to compete

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

Quote of the week: Presented by Dan Covel "Success isn't owned it's leased. And rent is due every day." J.J. Watt

Article of the week: berwickleader.com.au Medals piling up for US bound 'Killer B' Cuskelly.

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This week Claudio teaches us how to say "Please" and "Thank You" in Portuguese Click this link to find the entire set of words from Claudio

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Direct download: Epi2013020Marshal20Carper.mp3
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Bruce Hoyer has a unique way of running a BJJ class using Evernote.  He shares his innovative method and much more during this interview. Bruce is a black belt under Rodrigo Comprido Medeiros.

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We talk about:

  • The benefits of coaching
  • Some of his competition history
  • Individualized lesson plans
  • What he does when a guest comes in to train
  • Advantages to the student and teacher with this class format
  • He gives an example of the first few classes
  • How he does belt test and stripes
  • How he has made changes to this program
  • Getting people to show up for their first day of BJJ
  • Why he does not coach during rolling
  • Being a self reliant learner

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Quote of the week:"Today is tomorrow's yesterday so make it count" Presented by  Shawn Williams

Article of the week: “We Don’t Have Time For Jiu Jitsu” Big Jiu-Jitsu

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We start a new segment this week Learning Basic Portuguese with Claudio Pt 1. We learn a couple of simple greetings. Here is a link for find the 9 parts on youtube.

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Direct download: Epi2012820Bruce20Hoyer.mp3
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John Will is a listener favorite, and we are thrilled to have him back on the show. John is one of the famous “Dirty Dozen” meaning that he is one of the first 12 non-Brazilians to reach the rank of black belt in BJJ. John was at the an early adopter to BJJ and he brought it home to Australia.

We talk about:

  • His start with BJJ
  • Promoting around 90 black belts
  • What he looks for in a black belt
  • What it takes to be a good coach
  • Using imagery while teaching
  • Modeling after world champions
  • Writing on his blog
  • How positions and techniques change over time
  • Providing students what they want vs. what they need
  • Comparing BJJ to a tree
  • Developing a culture of helping everyone on the mat
  • A game called sharks and tuna that his kids play
  • Other games that are played in the kids class
  • Off the mat goals he has for his students
  • John's thoughts on setting and reaching goals
  • Escaping side control ideas
  • How learning escapes can build confidence
  • Different types of drilling
  • He explains the Red Cat Head logo
  • Being open to reinventing who you are
  • Stories from his backpacking adventures
  • Being dehydrated while backpacking

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Quote of the week: "When you lose, say little. When you win, say less." Matt Hughes

Article of the week:Jimmy Starts Jiu-Jitsu, A Before And After Story

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Gary is working on his BJJ pop up book called "Go Gary Go, See Gary Roll, See Gary Tap"

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Direct download: Epi2012720John20Will.mp3
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Shawn Willimas is the 5th American to reach the rank of black belt in BJJ. He has been training jiu-jitsu for 20 years. We cover a huge range of interesting topics in this episode.shawn Williams

We talk about:

  • His start with BJJ
  • Being a commentator for live BJJ events
  • The importance of enjoying BJJ
  • Wrestling in BJJ
  • Tips for learning wrestling
  • Why some high level competitors do not tap
  • Rousimar Palhares injuring people
  • His thoughts of Garry Tonon (a friend of Shawn's) vs Rousimar Palhares
  • Injuries that he has experienced
  • How to coach a match, and why to give technical instruction
  • Coaching during Ronda Rousey vs Holly Holm fight
  • Staying consistent with your BJJ

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Quote of the week: "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington

Article of the week: What Motivates Me For 6am BJJ Class by Erik BeyerYour-First-Year-Of-BJJ-artwork-1199

Gary also talks about the book he is working on called "Cafeteria Food Fights- Picking The Right Kind of Fruit For The Fruit Salad" If you don't know who Gallagher is you are missing out my friend, check him in action here.

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Direct download: Epi2012620Interview20with20Shawn20Williams.mp3
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This week we bring you Roy Dean. Roy is a great example of a martial artist he is a 3rd degree black belt in BJJ, and he also has several other black belts. Roy has recently completed his book Becoming the Black Belt: One Man's Path in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Roy Dean BJJWe talk about:

  • His start in BJJ
  • First experiences with no-gi
  • How he has used his skills in audio and video to promote BJJ
  • He shares the story of getting his blue belt that is in his book
  • Why he did not use stripes at his school other than white belt
  • How he developed a smooth style of BJJ
  • How the training environment has changed in BJJ
  • Learning BJJ online vs on the mat
  • His travel plans and becoming a student again
  • Advice for running a school
  • First tournament advice
  • The good and bad of competing
  • Advice for the new black belt
  • More info about his book Becoming The Black Belt

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Quote of the week: "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

Article of the week: "Getting Stuck In The Middle With BJJ"Your-First-Year-Of-BJJ-artwork-1199

Gary's book he is working on "Email Scams and Slams, how to do a digital armbar"

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Direct download: Epi2012520Roy20Dean.mp3
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Jen and Ryan Hall
Jen and Ryan Hall

This week we have an interview with Jen Hall. Jen is a BJJ black belt under her husband Ryan Hall.  She also teaches and runs the school 50/50 BJJ.  Jen has competed a lot and also done a lot of coaching.  We are thrilled to have her share her knowledge with us.

We talk about:

  • What got her started in BJJ
  • Running the 50/50 school
  • The good and bad of running a gym
  • Different teaching styles
  • Teaching ideas she got from being a swim coach
  • Not hitting a plateau
  • The differences between their fundamentals 1 and fundamentals 2 classes
  • Why she likes to have a class for beginners
  • The current point system in BJJ
  • Reaping the knee
  • The differences between a teacher and a coach
  • How she gets ready for a competition
  • Dealing with her 8 surgeries
  • The paper "Read this today win tomorrow"
  • Women's classes
  • What is up with Ryan Hall since the UFC
  • They have one person come in to their gym because of TUF

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Quote of the week: "If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril." Sun TzuYour-First-Year-Of-BJJ-artwork-1199

Article of the week: Am I Doing Enough? justagirlbjj.com

 

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Gary is working on his audio book called "I am so confused, I guess I will go choke somebody"

Direct download: Epi2012420Jen20Hall.mp3
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Valerie Worthington is a BJJ black belt and writer for Breaking Muscle, and we are excited to share what Valerie has to say in this interview.Valerie Worthington

We talk about:

  • Her start in BJJ
  • The book she is working on
  • Traveling vs staying home
  • What to expect when you start BJJ
  • What to expect when you compete for the first time
  • Her first experiences competing
  • Training advice for competition
  • Her style of BJJ
  • Making changes to your game
  • Dealing with frustrations on the mat
  • How she trains with people that she does not know
  • Her process for writing an article
  • Advice for instructors

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Quote of the week: "Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan." John F. Kennedy

Article of the week: Don’t Build Your BJJ Game on White Belt- grapplearts.comYour-First-Year-Of-BJJ-artwork-1199

We also give an award for review of the year for 2015, and Gary talks about his future audio book called "Double Monkey Punch- Fighting Twins"

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Direct download: Epi2012320Valerie20Worthington.mp3
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