Epi 278 Master Jiu-Jitsu Master Life with Paul Kindzia

This week we have an interview with author Paul Kindzia. During the interview we cover many on and off the mat lessons Jiu-Jitsu brings to us. Paul also talks about his book Master Jiu-Jitsu Master Life.

We talk about:

  • What got him interested in martial arts as a kid
  • Finding BJJ as an adult
  • Situations in his life that lead to an unhealthy lifestyle
  • Becoming an endurance athlete
  • Dealing with medical issues (brain tumor)
  • How science will change Jiu-Jitsu
  • The growth of BJJ
  • Getting better at BJJ quicker
  • Knowing your “Why” for BJJ


Quote of the week: “The key is not the will to win….. everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important” Bobby Knight

Article of the week: The best defense is….













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BJJ Book Review- Motivation Stories on Life and Success from BJJ Black Belts

I really got a lot out of reading this book. Find out why, and what story was my favorite in the video.

List of black belts in this book:
Bill Cooper
Chad Robichaux
Chris Haueter
Dan Camarillo
Danielle Martin
Henry Akins
Javier Vasquez
Kurt Osiander
Lance Glynn
Mario Sperry
Ricardo Miller
Tom Cronin

Epi 125 Becoming The Black Belt: Roy Dean

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This week we bring you Roy Dean. Roy is a great example of a martial artist he is a 3rd degree black belt in BJJ, and he also has several other black belts. Roy has recently completed his book Becoming the Black Belt: One Man’s Path in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Roy Dean BJJWe talk about:

  • His start in BJJ
  • First experiences with no-gi
  • How he has used his skills in audio and video to promote BJJ
  • He shares the story of getting his blue belt that is in his book
  • Why he did not use stripes at his school other than white belt
  • How he developed a smooth style of BJJ
  • How the training environment has changed in BJJ
  • Learning BJJ online vs on the mat
  • His travel plans and becoming a student again
  • Advice for running a school
  • First tournament advice
  • The good and bad of competing
  • Advice for the new black belt
  • More info about his book Becoming The Black Belt


Quote of the week: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started” Mark Twain

Article of the week: “Getting Stuck In The Middle With BJJYour-First-Year-Of-BJJ-artwork-1199

Gary’s book he is working on “Email Scams and Slams, how to do a digital armbar”

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Epi 121 The Combat Codes

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This week we bring you an interview with BJJ brown belt Alexander Darwin, author of the Sci-Fi novel The Combat Codes.


We talk about:

  • Alexander’s BJJ history
  • Some of his favorite BJJ techniques
  • The world that The Combat Codes takes place
  • Comparing the school of combat to Ender’s Game and Harry Potter
  • The old school vs new school theme in the book
  • Why it is important to schedule your training
  • How BJJ has helped him as a writer


Quote of the week: This weeks quote was presented by Justin Rader “You told me never to change sword hands. Yes. When you know how to use it, you won’t be taking my orders.” The Movie Troy

Article of the week: Ask DeBlass: The Ten Lessons for Academy Owners and Students

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