BjjBrick Podcast- BJJ, no-gi and good times!

We talk about:

  • Why play top game?
  • Advantages of top game
  • The types of top games we like to play
  • Passing guard
  • Passing half guard
  • Keeping top position
  • Getting more pressure

Quote of the week: “Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language” Dale Carnegie

Article of the week: Ring Bell For Service

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This week we have an interview with author Chuck Rylant. Chuck has written many books including two about BJJ. His newest book is Success- The Path to Personal Fulfillment Through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fighters. He has also written Motivation- Stories on Life and Success from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts.

We talk about:

  • Getting injured in a foot pursuit
  • Teaching arrest and control to police officers
  • Different techniques used for law enforcement
  • Being an expert witness for court
  • His books Motivation and Success
  • Being a good teammate

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Quote of the week: “Any day above ground is a good day son. I don’t think anyone who was given another shot at life would ever find issue with a rainy day again.” Gary Robbins

Article of the week: Disorder and Chaos

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This week we have an interview with BJJ black belt Maria Malyjasiak. You will find Maria training at Abmar Barbosa Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Vienna Virginia.

We talk about:

  • Her start to martial arts
  • Changing from judo to jiu-jitsu
  • Moving to the United States
  • Changes to her game over the years
  • Her training routine
  • Listening to music before she steps on the mat
  • Starting a women’s program

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Quote of the week: “Attackers may sometimes regret bad moves, but it is much worse to forever regret an opportunity you allowed to pass you by.” Garry Kasparov

Article of the week: Why I Train

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This week we have an interview with black belt Jake Mackenzie. Jake is a under Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu. Jake shares lots of stories about his early travels to Brazil, and developing his favorite guards.

 
 
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We talk about:

 
 
  • His start to BJJ
  • Traveling to Brazil
  • Early competitions
  • Dealing with nervousness
  • Tips for half guard and deep half
  • The difference between half and deep half guard
  • Reverse half guard
  • How his competition experience helps him as a coach
 
 

Quote of the week: “I was told that I couldn’t do it, I was stupid, I was crazy. But because I believed in my dreams, I accomplished them.” D. Gary Young

 
 

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Catch us next week for another episode of The BjjBrick Podcast

 
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