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 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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Epi 360 Street Smart BJJ

This week we cover a bunch of stuff including BJJ and the streets.

We talk about:

  • BJJ for the streets
  • Being aware of your surroundings
  • How BJJ can help you in a fight
  • How BJJ can keep you from fighting
  • So famous BJJ fighters that have been in a street fight
  • MMA and BJJ
  • Being street smart on the mats

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Quote of the week: “Hire character. Train skill.” -Peter Schutz

Article of the week: Learn To Skateboard At 40 Or 50: You Can Do It Too

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Epi 359 Alvin Tillman Jr.

This episode we bring you an interview with Alvin Tillman. Alvin is the BTT coach in Sugar Land Tx and a coach of Warriors for Christ BJJ.

We talk about:

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Quote of the week: Playing the hand you have

Article of the week: How to Deal with Your Stress During the Pandemic When You Cannot Grapple?

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Epi 349 We Talk About Blue Belts with Bjj Campaign

This week we have a combined podcast with Bjj Campaign. We have a great discussion about BJJ blue belts and our personal stories.

We talk about:

  • What it was like for us a white belts
  • What it was like for us a blue belts
  • Getting our blue belts
  • Advice for competing
  • Advice for blue belts

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Quote of the week: “Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.” Franklin P. Jones

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Epi 344 Veteran Police Officer Richard Holt

This week veteran police officer and defensive tactics instructor Richard Holt talks with us about training BJJ and being a police officer.

We talk about:

  • Being a police officer for 25 years (since 1994)
  • Being a blue belt and a law enforcement officer
  • Why he became a police officer
  • Police officers not training martial arts
  • Being a defensive tactics instructor
  • Dealing with someone that want to fight or just get away
  • Officers saying they cant afford training
  • BJJ taking up too much time
  • Some advice to help officers start training defensive tactics
  • Training on a regular basis
  • Training for competition

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Quote of the week: “no one can figure out your worth but you.” Pearl Bailey

Article of the week: 12 Study Tips

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Epi 326 Martial Artist and Actor Rich Ting

This week we have an interview with Martial Artist and Actor Rich Ting. You have seen Rich in, Cinemax’s Warrior and Lone Survivor. Rich is also going to be in the fourth season of The Man In The High Castle.

We talk about:

  • Starting martial arts as a kid
  • Always learning and growing
  • Learning martial arts and the craft of acting
  • Learning what you love
  • The Man In The High Castle
  • Playing Bolo on Cinemax’s Warrior
  • His role in the movie Lone Survivor

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Quote of the week: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost

Article of the week: How to negotiate your salary

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