Epi 314 Atos Black Belt Nikki Sullivan

This week we have an interview with Atos Black Belt Nikki Sullivan. Nikki has a wealth of information and her down to earth style is great to hear in the interview.

We talk about:

  • Writing for Belt 2 Belt and Yoga for BJJ
  • Starting martial arts at her college
  • Doing her first BJJ competition
  • Making a change to do BJJ full time
  • Getting her black belt
  • The value of her coaches and teammates
  • Trusting your coach
  • Internal dialog for BJJ
  • Keeping a positive attitude
  • Using movies and music to change your mood
  • When to take time off

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Quote of the week: “A good firefighter knows how, an educated firefighter knows why.” Chris Walker

Article of the week: How do you drag yourself out of the BJJ slump

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Epi 313 Masters 7 Purple Belt Dave Brown

This week we have in interview with 61 year old purple belt Dave Brown. Dave has had several live changing results from BJJ. This interview Dave shares his story of weight loss and success on the competitive mats.

We talk about:

  • His start to BJJ after watching his son in a tournament
  • His wrestling background
  • How BJJ got his health going in the right direction
  • Working with his doctor to be safe with his training
  • His off the mat training of weights and running
  • Competing as a blue belt
  • Getting his purple belt
  • Training with his son
  • Dealing with being sore and injuries
  • His goals for Masters Worlds
  • Doing at least one tournament a month
  • The advantage of his schedule

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Quote of the week: “The fire service is 150 years of tradition unimpeded by progress.” Old fire saying

We answer a question about what someone who has been training for about a year should be working on.

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Epi 312 Learning while rolling

In this episode we talk about one of the most important things to learning BJJ efficiently. You need to be learning while you roll. We share a bunch of tips for a variety of situations.

We talk about:

  • Tips for rolling while you are new
  • Training with someone that has much more skill
  • Looking at common things in your defeats
  • Giving advice while rolling
  • Asking questions while rolling
  • Keeping a good attitude

Quote of the week: “Take the wood and make one of your own” Donatello

Article of the week: Top 5 Taboo Topics in BJJ

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Epi 311 How Training BJJ Saved Josh Myers

This week we have an interview with Josh Myers. Josh credits BJJ with being a part of surviving cancer.

We talk about:

  • His start to BJJ
  • Getting a cut inside his mouth from hard training
  • Getting diagnosed with cancer
  • Getting skin grafts
  • Putting stress on your body
  • Other health benefits of BJJ
  • Tap Cancer Out
  • How to help a friend that has cancer

Links: Josh shares his story here

Quote of the week: “Time is a vindictive bandit to steal the beauty of our former selves. We are left with sagging, rippled flesh and burning gums with empty sockets.” Raphael

Q&A What is the first top dominant position i should work on?

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Epi 310 Three X No-Gi Black Belt World Champion Pati Fontes

This week we have an interview with Patricia Fontes. Patricia is a IBJJF black belt No-Gi World Champion in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Her interview covers a wide range of topics.

We talk about:

  • Her start to sports with ballet
  • Her move to the United States
  • Dealing with injuries
  • Training both Gi and nogi
  • Dealing with the stress of a tournament
  • Getting her black belt
  • Competing with black belts as a brown belt
  • Teaching kids BJJ
  • Keeping jiu-jitsu fun
  • Traveling to Brazil

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Quote of the week: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” Leonardo da Vinci

Article of the week: 5 Things You Learn as a White Belt Helping Teach the Kids Class

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Epi 309 No-Gi Star Ashley Williams

This week we bring you an interview with one of Europe’s top competitors Ashley Williams.

We talk about:

  • His move to the Submission Only format
  • Fighting in Polaris and the 3 round system
  • Training for specific events
  • Dealing with a combination of injuries
  • Using a counter attack strategy
  • His experiences in EBI
  • Being in exciting matches
  • Dealing with losses
  • The change of the leg lock game
  • Tips for people to do better in competition
  • Different levels for each belt

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Quote of the week: “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” Michelangelo

Article of the week: Make your BJJ training effortless

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Epi 308 Believe & Achieve Adam Wheeler

This week we bring you an interview with Olympic Greco Roman medalists and BJJ black belt Adam Wheeler. Adam has a new book that shares much of his story. Adam’s book is Believe and Achieve: Overcoming Obstacles to Excel.

We talk about:

  • Some stories from his childhood
  • Transitioning from wrestling to BJJ
  • Gi and nogi training
  • Training safely
  • How to make the best out of a bad situation
  • Being around positive people

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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

We also recapped the second BjjBrick camp.

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Epi 307 The BJJ Journey (Gary Gets His Black Belt)

This episode was only the second time we have been able to record with all three of us together. It is coming at the back end of the BjjBrick Camp. The big news coming out of the camp is that Gary Hull received his black belt on 6-15-2019. We have been trying to interview Gary for years but he always passes, to this episode we both just direct a lot of questions in his direction to create an interview he did not see coming.

We talk about:

  • Why we started BJJ
  • Changes to our games
  • Some of the lessons we learned on the mat at the camp
  • Our first bricks for BJJ
  • What we look for in a training partner
  • Changes we are wanting to make to our game
  • Our friend Josh makes an appearance to chat about the camp

Quote of the week: “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” – Chinese Proverb

Article of the week: Giving perspective on both sides of the equation

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Epi 306 Listener Favorite Matt Thornton

This week we have an interview with Matt Thornton. We cover topics from running a successful gym to proven training methods that get results.

We talk about:

  • Matt’s background in martial arts
  • Leading BJJ gym owners
  • Teaching how to coach
  • He shares some best business practices
  • Building a BJJ gym you really enjoy
  • Why people start BJJ
  • Having a good kids program
  • What it means to have a strong women’s program
  • Tips on teaching a seminar
  • Learning with base, posture, and connection
  • Different training methods

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Quote of the week: “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Article of the week: Biggest Jiu-Jitsu Myths

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Epi 305 When to take some time off

We talk about:

  • Getting injured
  • Talking to your coach for advice
  • Getting bored with BJJ
  • Doing BJJ at a slower pace
  • Using open mats as a bridge to keep some BJJ
  • Staying connect to the community
  • What are you replacing BJJ with?
  • Putting balance in your life
  • Changing your goals for being on the mat
  • Helping friends get back on the mat

Quote of the week: “It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.” Rollo May

Article of the week: Understand Your Learning Style and Get the Most Out of Your BJJ Training

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