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

Links:

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 132 The Man Behind The Popular Choke Joe D’arce

This week we bring you an interview with Joe D’arce. Joe shares his name with the famous BJJ and MMA choke the “Darce Choke”. This interview covers a wide range of topics including how the choke got it’s name, and advice for newer grapplers.

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We talk about:

  • His start in martial arts
  • How the Darce choke got it’s name
  • Tips on how to teach the Darce choke
  • Tips on finishing the Darce choke
  • The history of the Darce choke
  • Running his school
  • First tournament advice
  • How to deal with frustrations on the mat
  • How important it is to have a good mindset

Links:

Quote of the week: “I get up before the sun comes up and get shit done” Adam Wheeler

Article of the week: “Foot Beats Face: Mat Awareness and Safety in BJJ” Valerie Worthington on Breakingmuscle.com

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This week Claudio teaches us how to say “Yes, No, Good, and Bad” in Portuguese Click this link to find the entire set of words from Claudio

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Epi 98 Roy Harris A Man of Many Skills

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This week we are excited to bring you Roy Harris, he is one of the first non Brazilian Black Belts (Dirty Dozen).  Roy shares many of his countless stories and great advice about BJJ. 

 We talk about:

  • The early days of training BJJ in the United States
  • Developing skills outside of class with a partner
  • What you should be doing for the first 2 or 3 years of training
  • His first BJJ Brick was a footlock
  • Why some leglocks can be more dangerous
  • The 4 mindsets he teaches to students that are over 40
  • How to train safely
  • How to evaluate your progress
  • Differences between gi and no gi
  • How to train if you can only train twice a week

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Quote of the week: “I always got nervous the nights we played in the World Series. First pitch, I was nervous. Then after that, forget it; I’d start playing.” Yogi Berra

Article of the week: “BJJ Biomechanics – Rib Injuries

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