Epi 358 Systems and Combinations

This week we talk about some common and simple combinations we have been using in BJJ. Systems are a bit more involved and require a bit more development for your game. If you are not using combinations and systems you should strive to get them in your game.

We talk about:

  • We define combinations and systems as they relate to BJJ
  • Our first combinations that worked for us
  • What we are currently doing

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Quote of the week:”The best way to predict your future is to create it.” Abraham Lincon

Article of the week: 6 Most Common Reasons People Quit BJJ

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Epi 357 ADCC Competitor Alec Baulding

This week we have an interview with Alec Baulding. Alec is a ADCC East Coast trials winner, and also preforms at a high level in the gi.

We talk about:

  • How he can do both gi and no-gi at a high level
  • His DVD on keeping your guard
  • Playing to your body type
  • His teaching style

Around 1h 17 min we talk about the future of the BjjBrick Podcast and some changes we will be making.

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Quote of the week: “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” Charles R Swindoll

Article of the week: Why are you paying so much for your kid to train jiu jitsu?

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Epi 356 Keith Krikorian

This week we have an interview with Keith Krikorian. Keith is known for having a dynamic game. He shares some great insights into BJJ in this interview.

We talk about:

  • Being mentally tough during a match
  • Being a fulltime student and ADCC competitor
  • Doing the absolute division
  • Dealing with a loss
  • Making a 50 Technique Tutorial
  • Tips for new students

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Quote of the week: “Taking care of yourself makes you stronger for everyone in your life … including you.” Kelly Rudolph

Article of the week: Rolling Vs Drilling

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Epi 355 The BJJ Belt

This week we talk about BJJ belts and the meaning they have. We share some stories, and offer a bit of advice.

We talk about:

  • Joe plays a little guitar
  • Getting our blue belts
  • Giving black belts to people under 18
  • The age and size factor
  • Someone under the age of 18 getting their black belt
  • Should you be able to teach BJJ
  • Being able to hang with the same belts
  • Why some instructors do belt tests

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Quote of the week: “Beware of the man with one gun, for surely he will know how to use it.” Attributed to Clint Smith

Article of the week: The Top 5 Reasons Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Is So Popular

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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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