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.
Come spend a weekend training and hanging out with the BJJ Brick crew, guest instructors, and jiu-jitsu enthusiasts. Only 60 spots available. Register online at www.FoxFitnessBJJ.com (single session registration available via e-mail at FoxFitnessBJJ@gmail.com)
6-8p Open Mat (check in)
10-11:30a Kids Seminar (message, call, or email to register)
12-2p Gi Workshop w/Prof Tim Sledd
3-5p No-Gi Workshop w/Prof Roli Delgado
6-???p BBQ and beers
10a-12p No-Gi Workshop w/The BJJ Brick Podcast team
This week we have an interview with Ryan and Zach Gehl. Zach is a blue belt training out of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada with a long list of competition accomplishments. To follow Zach or learn more about him check out his Instagram theroadwarrior1 This is also a BjjBrick Extra episode. We hope to bring you an extra episode every month, thanks to our newest team member Joe.
We talk about:
Training and school
Learning BJJ and MMA
Having trouble with early competitions
Competing with kids and adults
Traveling and training
How to avoid injury while on the road
The benefits of martial arts
Using Jiu-Jitsu to win wrestling matches
BJJ Tip: we talk about active toes
Q&A: We answer a question about dealing with rough teammates
We would like to recognize a coach in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that has gone above and beyond the typical coaching role. The coach we are searching for does not need to be the leader of a team of world champions. We would like to honor someone that is truly making a difference in the lives of their students.
Do you have a great coach that you would like to nominate? Please write explaining what makes your coach so great and send it to BjjBrick@gmail.com with the subject being “coach of the year”. If our panel selects your coach, we will feature them in a future podcast and our website!
We would like to invite you to be part of this special episode by sharing your story about how BJJ has benefited your life off of the mat. We are hoping to make a very positive and motivating show.
We are asking for 5 minutes or less testimonial audio clips from the BJJ community.
There are two ways we are collecting these audio clips.
1) use your smart phone to record a mp3 and email it to us at email@example.com.
2) email us your contact info at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us a few good times to call and we will call you and record it over the phone.
1) reflect on the off the mat benefits BJJ has given you
2) make an outline
3) go to a quiet place to record
4) give examples or a story not just a list of items
5) feel free to include your name full or just first name, where you are from, your school.
6) have fun
This week Sam Spiegelman answers your questions about strength and conditioning. Sam is a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Mark Vives, he trains atNew Breed Training Center. He has written a bunch of great articles on Breaking Muscle. Sam is also available for online consultations.
Sam answers these questions:
How often should you train when you are new to BJJ?
What level of Jiu-Jitsu class is best to start with?
Should I do extra cardio to get in shape for BJJ?
What are the benefits of joint mobility?
What is a quick and healthy breakfast?
When cutting weight is it necessary to run?
Do you need to compete in BJJ to get better?
How many times per week should I strength train?
What should your exceptions be if you are just starting a strength program?
What is the best strength and condition program for BJJ?
The BjjBrick Podcast is in iTunes, andStitcher radioBernardo Faria is one of the top BJJ black belt competitors on the mat today. He credits a lot of his success not to being talented but to training very hard everyday. He is currently training and teaching at Marcelo Garcia’s Academy. Look for him this October competing in Worlds No-Gi, IBJJF PRO and NY PRO.
Bernardo talks about:
His early training and school
Teaching and training hard for competition
Training with Marcelo Garcia
Why he is able to put all his effort and determination in a match
Why he likes his half guard so much
His deep half guard dvd that will be released soon
His short term and long term goals
Focusing on doing your best and not focusing on winning
How he gets ready before a match
His omoplata and why he goes 100% for the submission and not the sweep
His very first BJJ match
Advice for someone doing their 1st tournament
What he was like as a blue belt (his longest belt)
The BjjBrick Podcast is in iTunes, andStitcher radio Yuri Simões is one of the top competitors at the heavyweight division in BJJ. He is competing for the Caio Terra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association. He has been doing BJJ for 13 years, compeating for most of it. In this interview Yuri Simões talks about:
His main goal of becoming a black belt world champion
Starting Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 7
Overcoming his rough start at competition as a kid
His training habits
Competing with an injury
His last competition at worlds
His two wins over Rafael Lovato Jr
A Metamoris Match between Simões and Lovato Jr
His dreams to compete in ADCC and Abu Dhabi Pro
The possibilities of doing MMA in the future
How he will change his focus when transitioning to MMA
His first year in the black belt division facing many guys he looked up to
He has learned more about Jiu-jitsu since he has got his black belt than before the black belt
Why he is always learning and expanding his Jiu-jitsu