Quote of the week: “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” Johnny Cash
Quote of the week: “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” Mario Andretti
This episode we have an interview with Kimberly Kaye. Kimberly currently a blue belt and an author for Jiu-Jitsu Times. She also has a rare disease called CIPO. You will find her training at NOLA MMA in Louisiana.
We talk about:
Dealing with health issues including CIPO
How the Jiu-Jitsu community has supported her
Advice for women starting BJJ
The importance of communicating with your training partners
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing all over the world for many reasons. We want to make sure the Jiu-Jitsu at your school and local community is growing to the best of its ability. This episode is aimed toward the students who can help grow BJJ. This is not an episode of business ideas for gym owners, although they should share this with their students, and glean ideas from it.
We talk about:
The benefits of having a school
Helping introduce the school to new people
Asking questions to new students
Tips for remembering new names
Getting your friends to try BJJ
Talking to people about Jiu-Jitsu
How you describe BJJ
Helping your team out on social media
The Fuji Tournament in Wichita
Working with other BJJ schools
Supporting local seminars at different schools
How a BJJ school can do community events
Marune App for BJJ, social connections, and tracking your training
Quote of the week: “Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.” Carl Gustav Jung
This week we have an interview with Evan Robinson. Evan credits his friend Joe Vanbrackle and Jiu-Jitsu as playing a major role in turning his life around. You will find this interview to be extremely motivating, Evan’s passion and energy are contagious.
This week we talk about blue belts. Getting a blue belt is an important step in your jiu-jitsu life. You will not forget the day you got the blue belt. It is often the first major mile stone in BJJ. This episode we talk about the ups and downs plus share a few stories from being BJJ blue belts.
Blue belt topics inculde:
Getting beat by white belts
Blue belt blues
Learning from teammates
Being an older blue belt
Dealing with the feeling of having a target on your back
This week we have Romero Jacare Cavalcanti. Jacare is well known in the Jiu-Jitsu community for being the founder of the Alliance Jiu-Jitsu Team. Alliance is thought of as being the most successful BJJ team. He is also one of only six people to be promoted to black belt by Rolls Gracie.
We talk about:
Becoming a black belt in 1982
Starting the team Alliance Jiu-Jitsu
Some of the reasons why Alliance has been so succesful