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

This week we have an interview with ADCC standout Lachlan Giles. Lachlan is coming off an amazing absolute bronze medal performance at adcc 2019. He had submissions over Kaynan Duarte, Patrick Guadio, and Mahamed Aly.

We talk about:

  • His performance at ADCC 2019
  • His match in 77kg with Lucas Lepri
  • A strategy for Kaynan Duarte in the absolute
  • His match with Patrick Gaudio
  • What happened in his match with Gordon Ryan
  • Getting bronze by submitting Mahamed Aly
  • His new leg lock DVD
  • Improving his flexibility
  • His off the mat training
  • Why working on guard passing is so important
  • Why he likes to attack the feet from the top

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Quote of the week: "The measure of who we are is how we react to something that doesn't go our way." Gregg Popovich

Article of the week: How's Your Poker Face?

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Direct download: Epi2032420Lachlin20Giles.mp3
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This week we have an interview with BJJ Black Belt Amal Easton. Amal is the rare person that has both been able to compete at a high level and produce high level competitors of BJJ and MMA.

We talk about:

  • His start to BJJ
  • Coaching jiu-jitsu
  • How skying gave him grit that he used on the mats
  • Moving to Brazil early in his BJJ journey
  • How teaching BJJ has changed over the years
  • The academy is a farm or a jungle concept
  • Creating an environment that is good for everyone
  • Why some people quit BJJ

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Quote of the week: “It’s not about any one person. You’ve got to get over yourself and realize that it takes a group to get this thing done.” Gregg Popovich

Article of the week chess.com/article/view/how-to-win-a-chess-game

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Direct download: Epi2032320Amal20Easton.mp3
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This week we have an interview with the Vice President of We Defy Foundation Alan Shebaro. Alan is a 4th degree Black Belt under Professor Chris Haueter.

We talk about:

  • His start to BJJ and martial arts
  • Having a tough time as a kid in fights
  • The We Defy Foundation
  • Working with Joey Bozik
  • What We Defy athletes get out of BJJ
  • His style of teaching a seminar
  • His neck injury

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Quote of the week:  “We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.” W.H. Auden

Check out our friends at Grappling Rewind Podcast for current info on competitions and upcoming events

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Direct download: Epi2032220Alan20Shebaro.mp3
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This week we have grappling legend Gokor Chivichyan. Gokor has achieved gold at the international level at BJJ, Judo, MMA, and Sambo. He has coached Ronda Rousey, Karo Parisyan, Neil Melanson, and many more

We talk about:

  • Growing up as a tough kid in Armenia
  • Starting Wrestling in 1968
  • Starting Sambo in 1971
  • Eventually adding Judo to his grappling mix
  • He also did boxing for four years
  • Bringing leg locks to the United States 35 years ago
  • Teaching martial arts

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Quote of the week: “Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.” -Mary Kay Ash

Article of the week: Learn to Skateboard – Top 5 Tips & Tricks

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Catch us next week for another episode of The BjjBrick Podcast

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Direct download: Epi2032120Gokor20Chivichyan.mp3
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