Epi 228 Teaching and Competing with Miriam Cardoso

This week we have an interview with 3 stripe bjj black belt Miriam Cardoso. Miriam is training with Team Elite in Redmond, Washington.

We talk about:

  • Competing as a kid
  • Why she likes to compete against her opponents best game
  • Why she avoids the idea of a tune up tournament
  • Getting injured in an open class tournament
  • The story of getting her black belt
  • Running a BJJ gym
  • The joy of watching her students compete
  • She set the current record for our family feud game

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Quote of the week: “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” Carl Jung

Article of the week: If They Can’t Stop You, It’s Not Wrong

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Epi 227 Interview with Black Belt Competitor Dante Leon

This week we bring you an interview with 22 year old BJJ black belt competitor Dante Leon. Dante has shown his skill on the mats as a color belt winning many big tournaments, now he has his eyes set on the black belt division.

We talk about:

  • Training GFTeam Toledo
  • Starting training at 12 years old
  • Compeating with adults as a kid
  • Preferences on gi and no-go
  • Weight lifting using the conjugate method
  • The mental side of competition

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Dante Leon is our second guest to play Family Feud he did great with a score of 125.

Quote of the week: “The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.” Wayne Gretzky  A prank was pulled on Gary during this quote.

Article of the week: Finding my groove again

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Epi 226 Tim Sledd Applies Pressure and Enjoys the Process

We are happy to have one of our listener favorites return to the podcast.  Tim Sledd is always a wealth of information when it comes to all things BJJ.

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We talk about:

  • His personal history with BJJ
  • Moving to Indiana
  • Using heavy pressure from side control
  • The leg drag
  • Flavor of the day techniques
  • Some of his favorite submissions
  • Culture inside a BJJ school
  • Things to look for when looking at culture of a school
  • Building a relationship with his students

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Quote of the week: “To become a champion requires a good mental attitude toward preparation. You have to accept the most tedious task with pleasure.” Bruce Lee

Article of the week: The White Stripe: A Neurotic Conversation I Had With Myself

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Epi 225 Road Warriors Ryan and Zach Gehl

This week we have an interview with Ryan and Zach Gehl. Zach is a blue belt training out of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada with a long list of competition accomplishments. To follow Zach or learn more about him check out his Instagram theroadwarrior1 This is also a BjjBrick Extra episode. We hope to bring you an extra episode every month, thanks to our newest team member Joe.

We talk about:

  • Training and school
  • Learning BJJ and MMA
  • Having trouble with early competitions
  • Competing with kids and adults
  • Traveling and training
  • How to avoid injury while on the road
  • The benefits of martial arts
  • Using Jiu-Jitsu to win wrestling matches

BJJ Tip: we talk about active toes

Q&A: We answer a question about dealing with rough teammates

 

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