Now is a great time to train BJJ!! Don’t put it off for another day or time, see you on the mat my friends.
Don’t forget to check out our weekly podcast! We talk about BJJ and have good times!
–We both spent a significant amount of time working on escapes. We have had a big increase in confidence with our grappling by getting better at our escapes. It is good to know that you will be able to escape a position.
–This episode we are covering some of the basics. We are going to break down some of the main positions in BJJ and give you some guidance for each one.
–This episode of the podcast we bring you an interview with coach John Connors. John is the author of the e Book “Quick Start Guide to Complete Jiu Jitsu Competition Readiness”.This is a great guide for someone who is an experienced grappler or just starting out.
-This week we talk about the four basic types of matches you could find yourself in BJJ. We gave each match a symbol, to make it simple.
–This week we have an interview with Amber Oxford. Amber is a Blue belt that trains at Wichita Jiu-Jitsu Club. Amber is holding a free event called Girls in Gis on April 12 at the Wichita Jiu-Jitsu Club.
–In this weeks episode we talk to Tom Machowicz (Mac) from Fuji Sports. We cover everything from getting your first gi to helping a seasoned veteran figure out what gi is best for competition.
–Allen Hopkins is a 3rd degree black belt under Master Pedro Sauer. His school is in Hattiesburg Mississippi. He attended his first seminar July 13, 1991 it was thought by Grand Master Rorion Gracie. After that seminar Allen Hopkins was hooked on Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
–This week we talk to Dwane Clifford about training BJJ and how supplements can be a tool to help you reach your goals. Dwane is a friend that we met on the mats. He has a passion for supplements and helping people reach their goals. Dwane has a philosophy of discovering the customers goals and then helping them find the right supplement or training to help.
-Stephen Whittier is a black belt under Roberto Maia. He has an academy in Wareham Massachusetts Called SBG East Coast. Stephen has become a huge resource for the over 40 grappler. He has lots of great advice not just for the over 40 grappler, but anyone who steps on the mat.
-In Episode 30 of the BjjBrick podcast we talk with Ryan Hall. Ryan is widely considered one of the best lightweight submission grapplers in the world. Ryan owns 50/50 Jiu-Jitsu in Falls Church, Virginia. He is a Black Belt under Felipe Costa and a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter representing Tristar Gym.
1. Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
2. Speak to every one of happiness, health, and prosperity.
3. Give all your friends the feeling that they are valuable.
4. Look at things from a positive point of view and turn positivity into a reality of life.
5 Think only about the best, work only or the best, and always expect the best.
6. Be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are of your own.
7. Forget about past mistakes and concentrate your energy on the victories of tomorrow.
8. Always make those around you happy and keep a pleasant attitude to all those who address you.
9. Apply the largest amount of your time on self-improvement and no time in criticizing others.
10. Be too big to feel unrest, too noble to feel anger, too strong to feel fear, and too happy to tumble in adversity.
11. Hold a positive opinion of yourself and tell it to the world. Not through words of vanity, but through benevolence.
12. Believe strongly that the world is in your side, if you keep true to what is the best within you.
Quote of the week: “don’t suck” from Jake Fox
Question from Facebook: We talk about drug testing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Article of the week: Texas Kids Fight Bullying With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, By Teresa Woodard
“It’s hard to beat a person that never gives up.” Babe Ruth
This is so true for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. If you are on the mat with someone who just keeps coming at you, you know that you are in for a tuff roll.
It is also true for the long term. If you start to get discouraged about your BJJ, don’t quit! Hang in there, you will get better. You will also gain mental toughness.