Epi 354 Top Ranked Brown Belt Nick Salles

This week we have rising star Nick Salles. Nick is the number one ranked brown belt in north America.

We talk about:

  • His start to BJJ
  • Doing BJJ and going to school full time
  • Deciding to do BJJ full time
  • His goals for competing as a black belt
  • How he likes to learn BJJ
  • How he likes to teach BJJ

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Quote of the week: “Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.” Gordon R Dickson

Article of the week: Wrestling Strength and Conditioning: Key Elements of an Off-Season Program

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Epi 353 “All In BJJ” with Daniel Maira

This week we have in interview with one of the top brown belts Daniel Maira. Daniel is training under Marcelo Garcia. Daniel has only been training for about six years.

We talk about:

  • The decision to do BJJ full time and only training for three months
  • Enjoying the learning process of jiu-jitsu
  • Playing chess as a kid
  • His soccer career
  • The study of BJJ
  • Training during covid-19

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Article of the week: https://blog.gtmsportswear.com/5-off-season-training-tips-for-wrestlers/?fbclid=IwAR0xMiOc4J1NLJry2PfntSZcesOg7TUUYFQLWpcncEtWM8t4ymEjfQ4f6ME

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Epi 352 Listener Favorite Justin Rader

This week we have listener favorite Justin Rader back on the show for a great conversation. We cover a wide range of topics this interview has something for everyone.

We talk about:

  • His Martial Arts school in Edmond Oklahoma
  • His start to sports and martial arts
  • Why he did not wrestle in college
  • Importance of mindset and believing in yourself
  • Using his wrestling for submission wrestling and mma
  • Running the school
  • The difference of competitor, coach, and instructor
  • Training with Ryan Hall
  • Rules for BJJ or nogi
  • His mission with Legacy Martial Arts
  • The mindset of a great teammate
  • How martial arts develops leadership
  • Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last

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Epi 351 Off the Mat Lessons in Feedback, Communications, & Driving Fire Trucks

This week we relate some off the mat experiences to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Gary talks about getting feedback at work and how that can help us be better teammates. Joe shares some behind the scenes examples for the BjjBrick Podcast, and how our communication could be better. Byron talks about driving fire trucks to emergencies and how lessons he has learned relate to learning BJJ.

We talk about:

  • Dealing with feedback or a review off the mat
  • Getting feedback from teammates
  • Giving your gym feedback to improve
  • How to help people get better with feedback
  • How we schedule recording this podcast
  • Driving fire trucks to emergencies

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Epi 350 Smart Training Jonathan Thomas

This week we bring back a listener favorite Jonathan Thomas. We cover a wide range of topics from off the mat training to developing your own techniques. We had a fun conversation you will enjoy. Check out our other interviews with Jonathan Thomas here.

We talk about:

  • Teaching positions instead of concepts
  • Why specific sparing is the bedrock of improvement for BJJ
  • Why it is important to borrow the ladder for established techniques
  • Development of new techniques
  • BJJ during Covid-19
  • Having a cerebral approach to BJJ
  • Using solo drills
  • Flexibility and strength training
  • Steroid use in bjj
  • Indicators that someone may be using performancing enhancing drugs

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Quote of the week: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young.” Mark Twain

Article of the week: https://www.runtothefinish.com/18-things-i-wish-id-known-before-my-first-race/

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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

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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 348 David Aguzzi of Grappling Industries

This week we have an interview with Grappling Industries CEO David Aguzzi. We talk BJJ, tournaments, business, & covid-19. Grappling Industries is the second biggest tournament company for BJJ in the world.

We talk about:

  • Getting his Black Belt
  • Starting Grappling Industries
  • Shutting tournaments down due to Covid-19
  • Having events with no fans
  • BJJ tournaments in the future
  • How long it will take for BJJ tournaments to come back
  • 1 out of 5 gyms might close

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Quote of the week: “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” Jim Ryun

Article of the week: The Basics of Photography – Introduction to Photography (Tutorials)

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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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