Epi 119 BJJ Taboo Topics With Tim Sledd Part 2

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Tim Sledd

Tim Sledd

Here we go again my friends! Part two with Tim Sledd about the taboo topics of BJJ. I can’t think of anyone else that I would like to hear from about these controversial topics than Tim. Tim spent countless hours as a hard work successful lawyer, he left this career path to pursue BJJ. Tim’s opinions of these taboo topics are well thought out and he defends them well.

We talk about

  • Parents and kids
  • Parents helping coach the kids during class
  • Dealing with kids that act up in class
  • Kids doing MMA
  • What a kid should do if they want to do MMA
  • Parents that want to push their kids into MMA
  • Fake BJJ black belts
  • Red flags of a fake black belt
  • How to deal with a fake black belt
  • When to start doing leg locks
  • Heelhooks for gi and no-gi
  • A break down for the different types of leg locks
  • Dealing with mat bullies
  • Asking someone to leave your BJJ school
  • Why he communicates with kids teachers at school
  • People who commit crimes against society
  • Drugs and BJJ
  • Foul language on the mat

Links:

Quote of the week: “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” Jim Rohn

Article of the week: More People Die From The Spoon Than The Knife

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Epi 118 BJJ Taboo Topics With Tim Sledd Part 1

The BjjBrick Podcast is in iTunesStitcher radio, and RSS link for Andriod

Tim Sledd

Tim Sledd

Here we go my friends! An episode with Tim Sledd about the taboo topics of BJJ. I can’t think of anyone else that I would like to hear from about these controversial topics than Tim. Tim spent countless hours as a hard working successful lawyer, he left this career path to pursue BJJ. Tim’s opinions of these taboo topics are well thought out and he defends them well.

We talk about:

  • Washing your belt
  • The history of belts in martial arts
  • How dirty your belt might be
  • Belt whipping and gauntlets
  • Hazing students and the law
  • Throwing students for a belt promotion
  • How to avoid hazing
  • What is a creonte
  • Why you might leave your BJJ school
  • Cross training with different schools
  • Signing a contract to train BJJ
  • Dating within the gym
  • Using the phrase “go to war” for BJJ or MMA

Links:

Quote of the week: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” Mahatma GandhiYour-First-Year-Of-BJJ-artwork-1199

Article of the week: Stop Doing Drills; Start Using Challenges Daniel Coyle

 

Catch us next week for part 2!

More People Die From The Spoon Than The Knife

  1. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can save your life in a fight. There might be a day when circumstances lead you to a place you probably should not be. In this place you might end up dealing with someone who intends to harm you. My friend, if this happens to you BJJ can indeed save your life.spoonorknife bjj

Fortunately the odds of you ending up in a life and death confrontation in this day and age are pretty slim. The odds of you overeating and living an unhealthy lifestyle are statistically pretty good. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States -it is accountable for 23.53% of deaths. If you live in a relatively safe area the odds of you dying from a violent crime are less than 1%.

Here comes the saying from my grandfather Harry Jabara, “More people die from the spoon than the knife”. He meant your poor eating habits are more likely to kill you than an act of violence. People fear the knife, most don’t have any fear of the spoon.

The good news is that BJJ can help defend you from death by the spoon. You might find yourself eating healthier because it effects your ability to train. Even if you don’t change your diet, the cardiovascular output of a BJJ workout will help you keep heart disease at bay.

The benefits of BJJ are many, today I highlighted just two. I hope that this article has helped to keep you motivated with your training.Your-First-Year-Of-BJJ-artwork-1199

If you are new to BJJ or in your first year of training check out this audio book! This audio book will help you avoid many common mistakes during your first year. These mistakes can hold back your progress in this important time.

Epi 117 Guybson Sa And Focusing On The Basics

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Guybson Sa

This week we are excited to bring you an interview with Guybson Sa. Guybson has recently tapped out Jeff Monson and Hector Lombard both with a RNC. He is a competitor in both MMA and BJJ, while running his school in Columbia, South Carolina. Guybson focuses his game on the basics, and has had great success.

We talk about:

  • His MMA carrear
  • Focusing on the basics
  • His outlook for 2016
  • Kids doing BJJ
  • Off the mat training
  • Training with teammates that are not as skilled
  • What he does 10 min before a match
  • Advice for white belts and blue belts

Links:

Quote of the week: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop” Confucius

Article of the week: How to Stay Consistent in Your Jiu Jitsu Journey BjjBrick.com

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Epi 116 Fighting For A Dream With Abraham Marte

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This week we bring you a interview with Abraham Marte. Abraham is a black belt in the ultra heavyweight division from the Dominican Republic that has managed to medal at worlds at every belt level.  He is now on a mission to help the kids in his community and become the best in the world.

Abraham Marte (picture from Preston Smith)

Abraham Marte (picture from Preston Smith)

We talk about:

  • His competition history
  • Competing only a few times a year
  • His strength training
  • Training with smaller and less skilled partners
  • Changing your environment to make your training better
  • BJJ4Change
  • Fighting for a Dream
  • Helping kids with BJJ
  • How BJJ has changed over the years
  • Jiu-Jitsu tour

Links:

Quote of the week: “There is a difference between a fighter and a martial artist. A fighter is training for a purpose: He has a fight. I’m a martial artist. I don’t train for a fight. I train for myself. I’m training all the time. My goal is perfection. But I will never reach perfection.” Georges St-Pierre

Article of the week: Tips for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Beginners from Startjiujitsu.com

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