Epi 336 Derrick Fury Director of Lion Killer

This week we have an interview with the director of the latest BJJ movie Lion Killer.

We talk about:

  • People dealing with trauma
  • The BJJ displayed in the movie
  • Making an independent film
  • Working with Regina Ting Chen, Matthew Meehan
  • BJJ culture
  • Belt whipping
  • Common training problems

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Quote of the week: “I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.” Steve Irwin

Article of the week: How BJJ Helped Me With Officiating Football

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Epi 335 Averi Clements from Jiu-Jitsu Times

This week we have an interview with Jiu-Jitsu Times managing editor Averi Clements.

We talk about:

  • Writing articles for Jiu-Jitsu Times
  • Moving to Australia
  • Her new found preference for no-gi
  • Blue belts feeling overwhelmed
  • Feeling like you are not ready for a belt promotion
  • Traveling and doing BJJ
  • How a coach runs a class
  • Training in a fundamentals class
  • Rolling with members of the opposite sex
  • Adapting your training to fit your training partners

Links:

Quote of the week: “Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.” Steve Irwin

Article of the week: https://evolve-mma.com/blog/7-reasons-everyone-train-brazilian-jiu-jitsu/

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Epi 334 Judo Olympic Bronze Medalist Marti Malloy

Marti Malloy

This week we have an interview with Marti Malloy.

We talk about:

  • Her start in Judo as a kid
  • Doing tournaments as a kid
  • Becoming a well rounded Judo player
  • Her olympic experience
  • Mental preparation for the olympics
  • Why Europe has such good Judo
  • When to spar hard
  • What she teaches at a seminar
  • Teaching takedowns for BJJ

Links:

Quote of the week: “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” Benjamin Franklin

Article of the week: http://neworleansdodgeball.com/safety

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Epi 333 Bounce Back After An Injury

This week we have a topic episode about recovering from an injury. We cover multiple articles from a variety of sports to help get you back on the mat better and faster.

We talk about:

  • Doing physical therapy
  • Taking things one day at a time
  • Pain science
  • Changing your game
  • Mental effects of being injured
  • Finding a good doctor
  • Staying positive
  • Getting back stronger
  • Having a good diet

Articles covered:

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Quote of the week: “All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.” Bob Ross

Question of the week: What is the favorite thing you learned this year in bjj?

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Epi 332 Maine Miller From Grappling Rewind Looks Back At 2019

Maine Miller is a purple belt in BJJ and host the Grappling Rewind Podcast. Grappling Rewind is a podcast that focuses on covering competitive Jiu-Jitsu from week to week. This episode Maine does a recap of 2019 Jiu-Jitsu.

We talk about:

  • Starting the Grappling Rewind podcast
  • What events the Grappling Rewind covers
  • Some highlight of ADCC 2019
  • Spyder Invitational 2019
  • Super fights in 2019
  • How the rules will change the fights
  • Building BJJ in the future
  • How good commentary helps grow BJJ

Links:

Quote of the week: “Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.” Bob Ross

Article of the week: https://www.mybluprint.com/article/acrylic-painting-techniques-all-beginners-should-try

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Epi 331 The Mighty Dames Torrie O’neil

This week we have an interview with Torrie O’neil founder of The Mighty Dames. The Mighty Dames is a community of women grapplers classified as heavy weight (over 160lbs)

We talk about:

  • Her start with BJJ
  • Her style of jiu-jitsu
  • Starting The Mighty Dames
  • Having a game that matches your body type
  • Her struggles with starting BJJ
  • Helping new students with support
  • Helping girls get good fitting gis
  • Training gi and no-gi
  • What to expect at a tournament
  • How to treat training partners

Links:

Quote of the week: “You can’t change the people around you but, you can change the people around you.”

Article of the week: Jiu-jitsu and Vedanta: Four Yogic Paths to Mastery

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Epi 330 Training For Different Situations

This week we talk about different training situations you might find yourself in and how to get the most of them.

  • Training while injured
  • Training for a tournament
  • Getting the most out of a tight schedule
  • Training when you are the best student in class
  • Training when you are the worst student in class
  • Training when you are on the road
  • Training with Joe

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Quote of the week: “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Article of the week: http://www.eatingwell.com/article/32715/9-simple-ways-to-be-a-better-cook/

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Epi 329 Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida

This week we have 11 time BJJ World Champion Buchecha on the show. We cover a wide range of topics from struggling with competitions as a kid to gi and no-gi training.

We talk about:

  • Training in seasons of gi and no-gi
  • His preference for training in the gi
  • Adapting his game to work in both gi and no-gi
  • Doing BJJ as a kid
  • His training schedule
  • Focusing on one or two tournaments a year
  • His thought process for deciding if he will compete
  • Developing the folding pass after an injury
  • His new folding pass instructional with BJJ Fanatics
  • Not winning a match for his first eight tournaments
  • Winning double gold for the first time in 2012
  • Getting the nickname Buchecha

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Quote of the week: “I’ve seen kids who tie their self-worth to wins and losses and that’s a scary place to be. Kids need to know that they’re human beings first and the love they receive from family is not based off their performance in athletics.” Ben Askren

Article of the week: Improve Your Speed

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Epi 328 Thank You BJJ

BJJ has been so great to us over the years. This special Thanksgiving episode we highlight some of the things we are grateful for about BJJ.

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Quote of the week: “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” Robert Frost

Article of the week: 5 Ways to get better at swimming

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Epi 327 David Aguzzi From Grappling Industries

This week we have an interview with David Aguzzi founder of Grappling Industries the fastest growing BJJ competition. Grappling Industries has a round robin format that gets competitors lots of matches. They currently sit in the number two spot for biggest BJJ competition organizations.

We talk about:

  • How Grappling Industries started
  • The round robin format
  • The popularity of Gi compared to no-gi
  • The reasons why no-gi is not as popular as gi
  • Different belt ranks at tournaments
  • Grappling Industries competing with NAGA
  • How Grappling Industries is improving their tournaments
  • David’s thoughts about the future of BJJ
  • If BJJ will ever be in the olympics
  • Having Pro MMA fighters enter a BJJ tournament
  • Why scrambles cause injuries
  • Giving points for knee on stomach
  • Why he recommends that most people don’t cut weight
  • Some behind the scenes info about a tournament
  • Some options for people who can’t afford to pay the entry fee
  • Plans for Grappling Industries in 2020

Links:

Quote of the week: “Good fences make good neighbors” Robert Frost

Article of the week: From a World-Class Rower, Tips to Sharpen Technique

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