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


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


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


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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The BjjBrick Podcast Presents: Jiu-Jitsu Summer Camp

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)

6/22 Friday
6-8p Open Mat (check in)

6/23 Saturday
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

6/24 Sunday
10a-12p No-Gi Workshop w/The BJJ Brick Podcast team

Keep up with what is happening on the Facebook event page here!

Epi 225 Road Warriors Ryan and Zach Gehl

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 are Looking for the BJJ Coach of the Year!

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!

Basic Portuguese For Traveling To Brazil

If you are traveling to Brazil these key words and phrases should help you during your travels.

Pt 1 Greeting

Pt 2 Good bye

Pt 3 Please and thank you

Pt 4 Your welcome

Pt 5 yes no good bad

Pt 6 Do you speak English?

Pt 7 Ambulance, Police, Doctor, Taxi, Hotel, Restaurant, and Restroom

Pt 8 Sorry and Counting to Ten

Pt 9 Time and Days of the Week

The BjjBrick Podcast is quickly approaching episode 100

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 bjjbrick@gmail.com.
2) email us your contact info at bjjbrick@gmail.com 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

We are looking forward to hearing your stories.


Epi 96 Sam Spiegelman Q&A Part 1

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Sam Spiegelman

Sam Spiegelman

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 at New 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?


Quote of the week: “Frustration is a useless emotion” Amanda Lowen

Article of the week: “What Sharpens Iron?” sandhillsbjj

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First year of BJJ