Epi 347 Taking Care of Business

In this episode we bring you Jason Neef of Kicksite. Jason has a great background in helping BJJ schools run effectively as a business. During this time of covid19 Jason offers advice for owners of BJJ gyms.

We talk about:

  • What to do and not do if you are low or out of money
  • Closing the gym
  • What to do with your employees
  • How to treat your students
  • Bringing value to your students
  • Video content

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Epi 346 Off The Mat Training

This week we discuss off the mat training. Sometimes life throws us a curveball and we spend some time off the mats, we need to make the most of this time.

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Quote of the week: “The secret of happiness is something to do” John Burroughs

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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 343 UFC Veteran Karo Parisyan

This week we have one of our favorite grapplers and UFC veteran Karo Parisyan.

We talk about:

  • His start with martial arts in Judo
  • Training with Gokor
  • His early UFC career
  • Competing as a kid in Judo
  • Starting MMA at 14 years old
  • His mindset during a fight
  • https://www.karoparisyan.com/

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Quote of the week: “The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.” Ben Stein

Article of the week: https://fastjiujitsu.com/why-jiu-jitsu-hard/

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Epi 342 BJJ in Nicaragua with Wayne Tingle

This week we have Wayne Tingle on the show. Wayne is in Nicaragua working to help kids with his organization Enrich Missions. Wayne is also encouraging the kids to do Jiu-Jitsu for the many benefits it provides.

We talk about:

  • Dealing with a 70% dropout rate from school
  • Being a pastor and a missionary
  • How he found Jiu-Jitsu
  • His first experience on the mat
  • Training gi and nogi
  • Training BJJ for health benefits
  • Teaching kids in Nicaragua jiu-jitsu
  • How you can get involved with Enrich Missions

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Quote of the week: “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” John C. Maxwell

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Epi 341 Takedowns & BJJ

This week we talk about takedowns and BJJ. This was inspired by Bjj By the Month for February. https://bjjbrick.com/bjj-by-the-month-february/

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Quote of the week: “The golden rule for every businessman is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place.” -Orison Swett Marden

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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

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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

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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

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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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