Epi 340 American Judo Player Hannah Martin

This week we have top USA judo athlete Hannah Martin.

We talk about:

  • The process of making the olympic team
  • Cutting weight, and changing weight classes
  • Her start with Judo
  • Compairing Judo with BJJ
  • Having her husband be her coach
  • Living in Germany
  • The mental game of sports
  • Her plans on making the USA Olympic Judo team

Links:

Quote of the week: “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” Winston Churchill

Article of the week: Most Common Positions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Epi 339 Welcome Back Adaptive Athlete Jess Munter

This week we bring back our friend Jess Munter. During her birth Jess suffered a Brachial Plexus injury leaving her unable to use her left arm. You can check out our past interview with Jess here https://bjjbrick.com/epi-220-adaptive-athlete-jess-munter-will-inspire-you/

We talk about:

  • Some of her past competitions
  • Having the support of her coaches
  • Mental health
  • Dealing with wins and losses
  • Her goals for the future
  • The idea of teaching a seminar
  • Getting her purple belt

Links:

Quote of the week: “The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.” H.L. Mencken

Article of the week: https://www.highpercentagemartialarts.com/blog/2018/8/13/deep-dive-heres-what-the-data-says-about-takedowns

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Epi 338 Gustavo Dantas & Jiu-Jitsu Tribe

This week our friend Gustavo Dantas returns to the show to share some amazing stories and talk about the great work he is doing with The Jiu-Jitsu Tribe.

We talk about:

  • Helping to starting The Jiu-Jitsu Tribe
  • Helping kids that are in a difficult spot
  • Raising money to support BJJ school in brazil and teach english
  • How BJJ Jiu-Jitsu Tribe is keeping kids off of the street
  • The BJJ school in Salvador, Bahia
  • Delio Lima’s amazing story of protecting his students
  • How jiu-jitsu can help you with life
  • The mental side of BJJ
  • Other projects he is working on

Links:

Quote of the week: “It is not how old you are, but how you are old” Jules Renard

Article of the week: https://www.jiujitsutimes.com/im-________-and-_________-should-i-try-jiu-jitsu/

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BJJ by the Month February

Welcome back to another month of focused BJJ training. This month we will be working on our takedowns.

In this video we have a nice overview of basic takedowns, a good video to help you choose your focus techniques for this month.

For a lot of people doing BJJ the arm drag is one of the most natural ways to get your opponent to the ground.

In this next video Lachlan Giles does a great job explaining some details behind a good shot.

This tip from Justin Rader has made a big impact on my ability to shoot for my opponents legs.

Our friend Alec Baulding gives us some tips on training takedowns safely and some basic details on taking a shot.

Often overlooked but key element is stopping the takedown from your opponent. In this video Nick Ugoalah and Stephan Kesting show some details about a sprawl.