Epi 370 The Art Of War Ch 3 Stratagem

This episode we talk about using stratagem in your BJJ.

We talk about:

  • What to do in a hemmed in situation
  • Different ways to disrupt someone’s plan
  • Stratagem vs Strategy
  • Different forms of Generalship
  • Avoid dulling your blade
  • How a coach can bring misfortune upon the students
  • The start of a short bjjbrick podcast that is more frequent

Epi 369 The Art of War Chapter 2 Waging War

This episode we talk about The Art of War by Sun Tzu. We cover how BJJ relates to chapter 2 waging war. We talk about the cost and benefits of doing BJJ.

We talk about: The art of war chapter to and Jiu-jitsu The art of war chapter 2 can be found here https://suntzusaid.com/book/2

Paragraph 1 Sun Tzu said: In the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots, as many heavy chariots, and a hundred thousand mail-clad soldiers

Paragraph 2 When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men’s weapons will grow dull and their ardor will be damped. If you lay siege to a town, you will exhaust your strength.

Paragraph 5 Thus, though we have heard of stupid haste in war, cleverness has never been seen associated with long delays.

Paragraph 17 Therefore in chariot fighting, when ten or more chariots have been taken, those should be rewarded who took the first.

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Epi 368 The Art of War Chapter 1 Laying Plans

This episode we talk about The Art of War by Sun Tzu. We cover how BJJ relates to chapter 1 of the art of war.

We talk about:

  • The idea of BJJ and human chess
  • Your strategy starts with your training, your instructors, your study
  • Choose your pathway, do you want to be a guard player, leg lock specialist (with a specialty in straight ankle), a scrambler, control fighter.  This is like choosing your weapons (sword, spear, archery, shield, horses)
  • Are you able to gain access to your game?
  • Are you able to gain an advantage with your game plan?
  • What instructor has the most ability? Paragraph 13 ch 1
  • Things to look for in an instructor
  • Having Discipline enforced on the mats
  • Changing Plans Paragraph 17 ch 1
  • Tournament match ups are hard to predict. You may be required to be an aggressive guard player, elite wrestler, point fighter, and tricky new guard system all in the same day.
  • All warfare is based on deception. Paragraph 18 ch 1
  • We conclude by taling about laying plans off the mat. And asking for you to let us know how this chapter can be applied to your life.

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Quotes

  • “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” Stephen King
  • ”I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” Bruce Lee
  • “Without constant practice, the officers will be nervous and undecided when mustering for battle; without constant practice, the general will be wavering and irresolute when the crisis is at hand”
  • “According as circumstances are favorable, one should modify one’s plans.”
  • “when able to attack, we mush seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”

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Epi 367 We Drag Michael Jordan’s 10 Rules for Success Onto the Mat

This episode we learn from the best to help our growth and performance in BJJ.

The 10 Rules

  1. Keep working hard
  2. Ignite the fire
  3. Be different
  4. Fail your way to success
  5. Have high expectations
  6. Be positive
  7. Be who you were born to be
  8. Have a vision
  9. Stop making excuses
  10. Practice

Links:

Quote of the show: “Winning is fun, but those moments that you can touch someone’s life in a very positive way are better.” Tim Howard

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Epi 366 Why your BJJ is not working

This episode we will help you if your game is not living up to your expectations.

We talk about:

  • Having no long term focus
  • Playing the wrong game
  • Playing parts of games that don’t fit together
  • No ownership in your own development
  • You are not training with someone who is worse, same and better than you
  • No funnel to get to your system
  • Trying to learn too much stuff
  • BJJ is working fine it is just a difficult activity
  • Byron’s deer hunting experiences
  • Gang fights in Gary’s neighborhood
  • Gary and Joe washing blood off their driveways

Links:

Quote of the episode: “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stressed; working hard for something we love is called passion.” -Simon Sinek

Article of the episode: The Ultimate Guide to Arthritis in BJJ & how to prevent it

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Epi 365 Returning to BJJ After a Break

This episode we talk about getting back on the mats after some time off. I could be an injury or life situation has kept you away. We want to help your return to the mats be smooth.

We talk about:

  • Start prepping your body for your return
  • Set realistic expectations
  • Don’t go past your limits
  • Going to 2-3 classes a week
  • Expect it to be challenging
  • Expect to hear “what happened to you”

Links:

Quote of the week: “There is a difference between something catastrophic and something that is uncomfortable. If something is catastrophic you tap. If something is uncomfortable, you have to find a way out” John Danaher

Article of the week: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and Mixed Martial Arts Injuries Presenting to United States Emergency Departments, 2008-2015

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Epi 364 We disagree with some popular BJJ ideas

This month we talk about popular ideas in BJJ what at least one of us will disagree with.

We talk about:

  • Leg locks are too dangerous
  • Takedowns are not safe for old guys
  • You need to train 3 times a week to get better
  • You can’t get better without competing
  • Get in shape before you start BJJ
  • Pulling guard is not good BJJ
  • Coaches not rolling or coaches that get tapped out
  • All cops should be purple belts
  • Athletes are great to learn from
  • When I get ____ I will be good at BJJ
  • You can’t teach heart
  • 10,000 hour rule
  • Pressure is a good submission
  • Kicking someone’s butt in BJJ is a good way to vent frustrations

Links:

Quote of the week: “When you realize you are no longer made of glass, you lose the desire to demonstrate that fragility in others.” Chris Matakas

Article of the week: https://bjjtribes.com/can-anyone-become-a-bjj-black-belt/

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