Epi 168 Keys To A Strong Kids Program With Korbett Miller

This week we are proud to bring you Korbett Miller. Today you will learn a lot about developing the next generation of BJJ practitioners. Miller is a first degree BJJ black belt under Saulo and Xande RIbeiro. This episode is a must listen for anyone involved with teaching BJJ to adults or kids.korbett-miller

We talk about:

  • Overcoming difficulties as a kid with martial arts
  • The current coaching environment for kids programs
  • How to teach kids differently than adults
  • Teaching on command
  • Drills that are played as games
  • Getting deliberate practice
  • The “Dead Bug” drill to help learn the hip bump sweep
  • Character development for kids in BJJ over other martial arts
  • Fixed mindset vs growth mindset
  • Why you should avoid “Person Praise” to students
  • The importance of a great introductory lesson for kids
  • Some of the details of the introductory lesson
  • Why he does not give kids a belt without earning it first
  • The importance of focus and respect
  • Having kids be a first time listener and doing things the right way right away
  • Not just letting the new kids just blend in with the rest of the class
  • Why almost no one regrets long term martial arts training
  • Developing a talent hot bed in your school
  • Why he encourages kids to compete
  • What to say to a kid after a loss
  • Lessons learned while competing
  • How to let kids start rolling
  • How to teach kids submissions
  • How he has attracted 250 kids to his BJJ school
  • Developing a kids program
  • Marketing a kids martial arts program

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Epi 119 BJJ Taboo Topics With Tim Sledd Part 2

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Here we go again my friends! Part two with Tim Sledd about the taboo topics of BJJ. I can’t think of anyone else that I would like to hear from about these controversial topics than Tim. Tim spent countless hours as a hard work successful lawyer, he left this career path to pursue BJJ. Tim’s opinions of these taboo topics are well thought out and he defends them well.

We talk about

  • Parents and kids
  • Parents helping coach the kids during class
  • Dealing with kids that act up in class
  • Kids doing MMA
  • What a kid should do if they want to do MMA
  • Parents that want to push their kids into MMA
  • Fake BJJ black belts
  • Red flags of a fake black belt
  • How to deal with a fake black belt
  • When to start doing leg locks
  • Heelhooks for gi and no-gi
  • A break down for the different types of leg locks
  • Dealing with mat bullies
  • Asking someone to leave your BJJ school
  • Why he communicates with kids teachers at school
  • People who commit crimes against society
  • Drugs and BJJ
  • Foul language on the mat

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Quote of the week: “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” Jim Rohn

Article of the week: More People Die From The Spoon Than The Knife

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Epi 116 Fighting For A Dream With Abraham Marte

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This week we bring you a interview with Abraham Marte. Abraham is a black belt in the ultra heavyweight division from the Dominican Republic that has managed to medal at worlds at every belt level.  He is now on a mission to help the kids in his community and become the best in the world.

Abraham Marte (picture from Preston Smith)

Abraham Marte (picture from Preston Smith)

We talk about:

  • His competition history
  • Competing only a few times a year
  • His strength training
  • Training with smaller and less skilled partners
  • Changing your environment to make your training better
  • BJJ4Change
  • Fighting for a Dream
  • Helping kids with BJJ
  • How BJJ has changed over the years
  • Jiu-Jitsu tour

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Quote of the week: “There is a difference between a fighter and a martial artist. A fighter is training for a purpose: He has a fight. I’m a martial artist. I don’t train for a fight. I train for myself. I’m training all the time. My goal is perfection. But I will never reach perfection.” Georges St-Pierre

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