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

This episode we give you advice about what you can do to get more submission.

We talk about:

  • Lacking focus in your training and during rolling
  • Positional sparring
  • Going deep in particular systems and moves
  • Fundamentals
  • Finding answers to common problems
  • Giving up too soon on a submission
  • Giving up too late on a submission
  • Getting control of your opponent
  • Putting your system in a funnel
  • Having confidence in your technique

Quote of the week: “Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. involve me, I understand.” Chinese Proverb

Article of the week: I Watched 100 White Belt Matches. Here’s What’s Actually High Percentage.
Direct download: Epi2030320Why20are20you20not20getting20submissions.mp3
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This week we have an interview with brown belt Marisa Messer-Belenchia.

We talk about:

  • Trying to do wrestling as a kid
  • An odd start to BJJ
  • How her game is changing
  • Training both gi and nogi
  • Dealing with injuries and sickness
  • Coping with the loss of loved ones
  • How she benefits from teaching BJJ
  • Winning worlds and pans as a purple belt
  • Traveling and doing BJJ
  • Teaching grit with BJJ


Quote of the week: “deal with the faults of others as gently as your own” Chinese proverb

Article of the week: How to support your child’s mental health

Direct download: Epi2030220Marisa20Messer-Belenchia.mp3
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This week we have an interview with Craig Diamond. Craig is the CEO of Diamond MMA. This interview covers a wide range of topics from developing a cup for fighters and grapplers to Craig’s BJJ game.

We talk about:

  • The start of Diamond MMA
  • Craig doing BJJ
  • How he developed a cup for combat sports
  • Injuries that a cup can prevent


Quote of the week: “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized ho seldom they do.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Article of the week: How Consistency Affects Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners

Catch us next week for another episode of The BjjBrick Podcast

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Direct download: Epi2030120Craig20Diamond.mp3
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Epi 300 Miles Lukas


We talk about:

  • Starting jiu-jitsu in the late 90’s
  • Celebrating small milestones during BJJ
  • Tips for rolling with bigger people
  • Strengthening your joints
  • Dealing with injuries
  • Breathing properly in BJJ
  • Wim Hof breathing method
  • Fight to win


Quote of the week: “Don’t compare your chapter 1 to someones else’s chapter 20”

Gary shares an off the mat story about coaching kids basketball

We answer a question about getting off the bottom

Article of the week: The Value of All Your Teammates
Direct download: Epi2030020Miles20Lukas.mp3
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