Mon, 25 November 2013
Jake is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Andre Tim Monteiro. He opened up his own academy in Wichita Kansas about a year and a half ago.
Jake has done MMA, Muay Thai, and Jiu-Jitsu.
We start off this interview about Andre telling us a little about Jake.
Jake talks with us about:
-Opening up his own school
-His journey from white belt to black belt
-His training philosophies
-Training at different skill levels
-Dealing with injuries
Quote of the week "we are not here to knit" Jake Fox
Article of the week The Bleacherroport.com "BJJ Has Lost it's Effectiveness as an MMA Base"
Tue, 19 November 2013
Today we talk to Jason Bircher.
This interview is available in iTunes and Stitcher radio.
Mon, 11 November 2013
We talk to Andre about
Quote of the week: “Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.” Unknown
Sun, 3 November 2013
Today we talk to John Castillo about BJJ and self defense.
· BJJ Black Belt under Renato Tavares , he has been training BJJ since 1996.
· Midwest representative of Kapap under Avi Nardia
· Trained with Moni Aizik in commando Krav Maga
· Trained with Mordi Glam in Israel, doing Israeli Krav Maga
There are three main aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
1. Vale Tudo (MMA)
2. Tournament Jiu-Jitsu
3. Self defense (mostly viewed as a 1 vs 1 conflict without any weapons)
Going to the ground in a self defense situation can be very dangerous.
· You could get attacked by other people (human soccer ball)
· Many people have knifes on them, it could be more difficult to get away from a weapon
Some advantages of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a self defense situation.
· It is a contact sport and you are more accustom to the stresses and discomfort
· You could be able to hold someone down and not need to hurt them
· You are less likely to get beat up by one person in a “fair fight”
Things you can do to make sure you are more prepared to survive a self defense situation.
· Learn some strikes (jab cross combo, basic kicks, knees and elbows)
· Understand how weapons can be used against you
· Try to increase your situational awareness
· Do some escape drills (learn what it takes to escape a room full of people)
· Train with a fake gun or knife
· Don’t go to places where violence is likely
· Try the Hubud drill ( a Filipino martial art drill)
· Go to a Kapap or Israeli Krav Maga class
You can win the fight and still lose big. You could get sewed, kicked out of your BJJ gym, lose the respect of your community or coworkers.
Your main goal in a street fight is to survive; the best way to survive is to avoid the conflict. The best move you can often do is to go home.
Contact John Castillo at Johnnyjiujitsu@yahoo.com or phone 316-265-0722
Quote of the week- “The harder work the luckier I get” Thomas Jefferson
We also talked about the desire to win vs the goal of performing at your best.