Epi 253 Interview with Rafael Lovato Sr.

This week we have an interview with Rafael Lovato Sr. We talk about everything from martial arts to pipe organs.

We talk about:

  • Having a rough upbringing that should have ended him up in prison or dead
  • Setting real goals
  • BJJ helping kids
  • Martial arts for him when he was a kid
  • His start training BJJ with Carlos Machado
  • What he saw in Rafael Lovato Jr. that made him think he would be one of the best in the world
  • Jiu-Jitsu and MMA
  • Jiu-Jitsu and self defence
  • Requiring BJJ students to learn some striking
  • Why every student should try compeating
  • Playing the pipe organ
  • Music and Jiu-Jitsu
  • What music has done for his BJJ
  • How he avoids injuring his fingers while rolling on the mat

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Quote of the week: “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Article of the week: Just Do As Little Bit …

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Epi 252 BjjBrick Extra Fight to Win CEO Seth Daniels

This episode we have an interview with BJJ Black Belt Seth Daniels. Seth is the CEO of Fight to Win Pro. This interview covers a wide range of topics from training advice to stories from running Fight to Win.

We talk about:

  • His start to martial arts
  • Judo for Jiu-Jiutsu
  • How his game has changed due to injuries
  • His thoughts on teaching BJJ
  • Seth’s four moves
  • Learning new moves including leg locks
  • Tips for people doing tournaments
  • Dealing with wins and losses
  • Learning from lower belts
  • The current status with Fight 2 Win
  • Troubles he has had with Fight 2 Win

Links:

  • Fight 2 Win
  • Seth’s Kimura details https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUWE1nLTh0Q

Question “My teammates seem to be getting better faster than me. People that i could beat easily are now beating me. This is frustrating, why am I learning so much slower?”

 

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Epi 251 The Growth of the Adaptive Athlete Community with Brian Freeman

We are really happy to bring BJJ purple belt Brian Freeman for another interview. Brian is a disabled vet with a T4 spinal cord injury with Brown-Sequard syndrome. He is from Rockingham, North Carolina.

We talk about:

  • The growth of adaptive athletes in BJJ
  • Getting his blue and purple belts
  • Some of his favorite techniques
  • Dealing with high mount
  • Using Social media to build the adaptive athlete community
  • Stories of competing
  • What BJJ has done for him off the mat
  • Doing marathons in his wheelchair
  • Advice for other adaptive athletes wanting to start Jiu-Jitsu
  • Training advice

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Quote of the week: “Strong people are hard to kill” presented by Kevan Sr. at the BjjBrick Summer Camp

Article of the week: Muay Thai for BJJ

 

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