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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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.

We talk about:

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

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Epi 345 Defying the Odds Joshua Bacallao

This week we have a interview with competitor, coach, and cancer survivor Joshua Bacallao. This interview was recorded 3-12-2020.

We talk about:

  • His start to marital arts
  • BJJ in Kirkland Washington
  • Being diagnosed with a leiomyosarcoma
  • Noticing signs of something being wrong after hard training sessions
  • Training with wrestlers
  • Teaching compared with competing
  • Jiu-jitsu for everyone
  • Learning a simple take down

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Quote of the week: “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation” Michael Jordan

Article of the week: Start Running 8 extremely useful running tips for beginners

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BJJ canceled due to Covid-19

In this short podcast I want to share some thoughts about not training BJJ due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). I give my thought to students, teammates and coaches. In this time we need to be safe and support each other.

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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