Epi 204 BJJ and Weight Loss With Weston Roberts

Weston is 18 years old, he has lost 100lbs and it is fair to say BJJ has changed his life. He has been training for around three years in Jasper Alabama.

We talk about:

  • Starting BJJ at 280 lbs and getting down to 180 lbs
  • Trading video games for BJJ
  • Getting into a flow state while rolling
  • Tips for learning BJJ
  • Advice for someone starting jiu-jitsu for weight loss
  • Talking to your training partners while you roll
  • Tips for rolling with higher level people
  • Teaching BJJ as a lower belt
  • Making changes to your diet
  • Performing better with a improved diet
  • How BJJ could benefit kids in school

Quote of the week: “There is still no cure for the common birthday.” John Glenn

Article of the week: I think I suck at BJJ












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BJJ Results

In BJJ Results we focus on how BJJ has benefited people.  If you would like to share your story in the next BJJ Results just email me a few paragraphs here BjjBrick@gmail.com.   I would be happy to share your story, and promote the benefits of BJJ!

Ryan Bassett

BJJ turned my life around. I was an overweight lazy bastard who smoked 30 cigarettes a day and was out of breath if I walked the dog. I couldn’t do 5 pushups.

I’ve always been an MMA fan since I saw Randy Couture vs Chuck Liddell 1 on the Bravo Channel about 10 years ago, so when my friend invited me to a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class I couldn’t resist.

The moment I stepped on the mats I was hooked, I couldn’t get through the warmup without almost vomiting at the side. The drilling technique exhausted me, light sparring at the end opened up my eyes to the magnificence of technique as a dude half my size was throwing me around like I weighed nothing. I loved it.

I broke my rib in my fourth class and I was questioning whether I should return. I’m so glad I did.

I’m now 4 stone lighter, a non smoker. I am a blue belt and I train 4 times a week, competing when I can. I’m so hooked I have matted out my garage to train on the side of classes and I keep a Jiu Jitsu based blog. Jiu Jitsu made me a more well rounded, fitted, happier person and I have gained some amazing friends through training.

Check out Ryan’s BJJ blog here! http://mrticklebjj.wordpress.com/

Jiu Jiu

I’m Jiu Jiu and jiu jitsu has profoundly benefited my life.

First is the physical. Jiu jitsu helped me lose a reasonable amount of weight. I went from 205 down to 155 in the past three years.I’m more in touch with what my body can do, and I love exploring movement! After sitting on the couch for so many years, I am absolutely astounded that I can do inverted drills and forward rolls. I hope to do jiu jitsu until the day I die, which I’m guesstimating to be around 127.

Second is the social. I started my blog to talk about the teaching aspect of jiu jitsu, since I was a teacher trainer. Instead, I found it was a powerful medium for building relationships around the world. I’ve met so many wonderful bjj bloggers online, and some even in person. I have positive touch in my life, healthy people influencing me, and I’ve found a family.

Jiu Jiu is a 30-something American woman training in Korea. She’s a blue belt in bjj and has a black belt in being a nerd.

She blogs at http://jiujiubjj.com


BJJ has helped me a lot in life.  It has even helped me start a new career.  One of the things that I enjoy about BJJ is that it brings people from all walks of life together.  I was working a dead end job cleaning offices, through friendships that I have made I was able to get my foot in the door at an advertising firm.  It is amazing how much a change of a career can change your life.

Tim from Ohio

Thank you Tim, Jiu Jiu, and Ryan for taking the time to share part of your BJJ stroy.