Epi 239 Can BJJ Cause a Stroke?

This week we have an interview with Chris Martin. Chris has a story of training BJJ and unknowingly receiving damage to his neck. This damage would later result in a stroke. This interview helps create awareness of strokes and how to train BJJ safely.

We talk about:

  • How training BJJ caused an injury to his neck that ultimately caused a stroke
  • What happens when someone gets a torn carotid artery
  • How younger people get strokes
  • Some ways to tell if someone is having a stroke
  • FASTER Face, Arms, Stability, Talking, Eyes, React
  • How he trains with a stent in his neck
  • What causes damage to the neck and the arteries
  • The latest news for BJJ4Change

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Quote of the week: “Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.” Dwight Eisenhower

Article of the week: Level up with Positional Sparring

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Epi 238 Roy Harris The Jiu Jitsu Answer Man

This week we bring you an interview with Roy Harris. Roy has been training martial arts since 1981. He brings a wealth of BJJ knowledge and wonderful explanations to this interview.  We cover topics from new students all the way to how to run a school.

We talk about:

  • Becoming the Jiu-Jitsu Answer Man online many years ago
  • How the internet has changed and effected learning BJJ
  • Writing his book The Jiu-JItsu Answer Man
  • Why bridging is so powerful
  • Some unstoppable movements in BJJ
  • Using pressure differently in BJJ
  • Tightness vs pressure
  • Why positions are so important to understand
  • What to look for in finding good training partners
  • Dealing with injuries and attitude
  • Tips for instructors to run a great class
  • Advice for law enforcement officers that train BJJ

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Quote of the week: “A little impatience will spoil great plans.” Chinese Proverb

Article of the week: 5 AWESOME LOW EFFORT WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR BJJ TECHNIQUE LEARNING

The BjjBrick Summer Camp in Wichita Kansas

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Epi 237 Black Belt Livia Gluchowska

This week we bring you an interview with BJJ black belt Livia Gluchowska. Livia is a black belt under Lachlan Giles and Thiago Stefanutti. We talk about a variety of topics including training for bjj and off the mat sports like sprint cycling and gymnastics.

We talk about:

  • Her BJJ competition history
  • Doing gymnastics and sprint cycling
  • Traveling to compete
  • Her favorite techniques
  • Starting BJJ as an adult
  • Drilling vs concepts
  • Dealing with injuries
  • Working full time and trainig BJJ
  • Sport helping build friendships
  • Winning worlds at Blue, Purple, and Brown belt
  • Tips for running a successful women’s program
  • Tips for a successful competition
  • The current state of BJJ competitions

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Quote of the week: “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” Margaret Thatcher

Article of the week: Safety Net

The off the mat lesson was about a door to door sales man with a unique pitch

 

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The BjjBrick Podcast Presents: Jiu-Jitsu Summer Camp

Come spend a weekend training and hanging out with the BJJ Brick crew, guest instructors, and jiu-jitsu enthusiasts. Only 60 spots available. Register online at www.FoxFitnessBJJ.com (single session registration available via e-mail at FoxFitnessBJJ@gmail.com)

6/22 Friday
6-8p Open Mat (check in)

6/23 Saturday
10-11:30a Kids Seminar (message, call, or email to register)
12-2p Gi Workshop w/Prof Tim Sledd
3-5p No-Gi Workshop w/Prof Roli Delgado
6-???p BBQ and beers

6/24 Sunday
10a-12p No-Gi Workshop w/The BJJ Brick Podcast team

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DVD Review Kristian Woodmansee AP De La Riva Guard

In this DVD Kristian Woodmansee teaches you things to take your De La Riva guard to the next level. He also shows some very good passes and drills

This DVD can be found here https://www.thefighthub.com/shop/ap-de-la-riva-guard-dvd/

Please comment below if you have this dvd, I would like to know your thoughts.

 

Epi 236 Train Smart with Brandon Mullins

This week we have an interview with BJJ black belt Brandon Mullins. This is a great interview and Brandon shares tons of training ideas and tips.

Photo by Mike Calimas

We talk about:

  • His start to BJJ
  • Competing in masters and adult categories
  • Having early success with grappling
  • Training gi and nogi and the diffrences
  • A interesting comparison between learning a new language and trying nogi for the first time
  • Having goals while you train
  • Training ideas to speed your growth
  • Working on both sides of your body
  • How to beat someone that is better at bjj

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Quote of the week: “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” David Brinkley  We also talk about this book “The Obstacle is the Way

Article of the week: When your teammates are in Competition Training Mode and you’re in I Can Barely Drag My Ass to Class Mode

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Epi 235 Off the mat training to keep you on the mat with Sam Spiegelman

This is an episode of BjjBrick Extra! Joe has an outstanding interview with Sam Spiegelman. Sam has written a bunch of great articles on Breaking Muscle, and is a wealth of knowledge about BJJ and fitness.

We talk about:

  • His start to BJJ after college
  • Transitioning from Judo to BJJ
  • Starting strength and conditioning for BJJ
  • The importance of rest
  • Making an off season for your BJJ
  • The benefits of off the mat training for your BJJ
  • Cutting weight for a tournament
  • Warming up properly
  • Recovering between matches
  • Tips for people new to BJJ
  • Things a blue belt should know
  • Teaching a kids class

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Extra Tip: We give a tip about wrist locks

Extra Question: Help, my instructor is not showing me the things I need to know

We play a joke on Gary and use as many Idioms as we can. He is always able to laugh at a good prank.

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