A big thank you to Carmel paints https://www.instagram.com/carmelpaints/. Working with Carmel to get this done was great. She was dedicated to the task of delivering something great. She has a great attention to detail and amazing skill. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for some BJJ art work.
We get to finally have Joe appear in the podcast art work. Plus Gary now has a black belt, that he received seconds after seeing the art work for the first time.
Just for fun I will give you a behind the scenes look at how we got to this image. It started with contacting Carmelpaints and telling her that I was looking for a new image to represent the BjjBrick Podcast. She wanted to know what we looked like so I sent her a hand full of pictures that I pulled from facebook.
We then had some back and forth conversations about what I was looking for. And she started sending me some sketches.
This episode was only the second time we have been able to record with all three of us together. It is coming at the back end of the BjjBrick Camp. The big news coming out of the camp is that Gary Hull received his black belt on 6-15-2019. We have been trying to interview Gary for years but he always passes, to this episode we both just direct a lot of questions in his direction to create an interview he did not see coming.
We talk about:
Why we started BJJ
Changes to our games
Some of the lessons we learned on the mat at the camp
Our first bricks for BJJ
What we look for in a training partner
Changes we are wanting to make to our game
Our friend Josh makes an appearance to chat about the camp
Quote of the week: “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” – Chinese Proverb