Epi 77 Jiu-Jitology with Ricardo Castaneda Part 2

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Ricardo CastanedaThis is the second half of our interview with Ricardo Castaneda. Ricardo is a purple belt that runs the website Jiu-Jitology.com.  He has a unique perspective about BJJ and training that we are sure you will find interesting and beneficial.  You can find Ricardo training at Gracie Barra South Austin.

We talk about:

  • Training while not completely fatigued
  • Taking time off after an injury
  • Why he does not train on Wednesdays
  • Basic meditation methods
  • Meditation on the mats
  • Why he does not drink water between changing rolling partners
  • Advice for a first time competitor
  • Why he likes to compete
  • A goal for a 1st year student- just keep showing up
  • Why it is important to be receptive to coaching
  • Teaching concepts over specific techniques

Ricardo’s Links:

Quote of the week:”Following the path of least resistance makes rivers and men crooked.” Ralph Parlette

Article of the week:This week we have a listener question instead of an article. The question is about coaching from the sidelines. Check out the interview with Ostap for more on Remote Control Coaching.

Catch us next week for another episode of The BjjBrick Podcast