Epi 342 BJJ in Nicaragua with Wayne Tingle

This week we have Wayne Tingle on the show. Wayne is in Nicaragua working to help kids with his organization Enrich Missions. Wayne is also encouraging the kids to do Jiu-Jitsu for the many benefits it provides.

We talk about:

  • Dealing with a 70% dropout rate from school
  • Being a pastor and a missionary
  • How he found Jiu-Jitsu
  • His first experience on the mat
  • Training gi and nogi
  • Training BJJ for health benefits
  • Teaching kids in Nicaragua jiu-jitsu
  • How you can get involved with Enrich Missions

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Quote of the week: “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” John C. Maxwell

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Epi 341 Takedowns & BJJ

This week we talk about takedowns and BJJ. This was inspired by Bjj By the Month for February. https://bjjbrick.com/bjj-by-the-month-february/

We talk about:

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Quote of the week: “The golden rule for every businessman is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place.” -Orison Swett Marden

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Epi 340 American Judo Player Hannah Martin

This week we have top USA judo athlete Hannah Martin.

We talk about:

  • The process of making the olympic team
  • Cutting weight, and changing weight classes
  • Her start with Judo
  • Compairing Judo with BJJ
  • Having her husband be her coach
  • Living in Germany
  • The mental game of sports
  • Her plans on making the USA Olympic Judo team

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Quote of the week: “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” Winston Churchill

Article of the week: Most Common Positions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Epi 339 Welcome Back Adaptive Athlete Jess Munter

This week we bring back our friend Jess Munter. During her birth Jess suffered a Brachial Plexus injury leaving her unable to use her left arm. You can check out our past interview with Jess here https://bjjbrick.com/epi-220-adaptive-athlete-jess-munter-will-inspire-you/

We talk about:

  • Some of her past competitions
  • Having the support of her coaches
  • Mental health
  • Dealing with wins and losses
  • Her goals for the future
  • The idea of teaching a seminar
  • Getting her purple belt

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Quote of the week: “The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.” H.L. Mencken

Article of the week: https://www.highpercentagemartialarts.com/blog/2018/8/13/deep-dive-heres-what-the-data-says-about-takedowns

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Epi 338 Gustavo Dantas & Jiu-Jitsu Tribe

This week our friend Gustavo Dantas returns to the show to share some amazing stories and talk about the great work he is doing with The Jiu-Jitsu Tribe.

We talk about:

  • Helping to starting The Jiu-Jitsu Tribe
  • Helping kids that are in a difficult spot
  • Raising money to support BJJ school in brazil and teach english
  • How BJJ Jiu-Jitsu Tribe is keeping kids off of the street
  • The BJJ school in Salvador, Bahia
  • Delio Lima’s amazing story of protecting his students
  • How jiu-jitsu can help you with life
  • The mental side of BJJ
  • Other projects he is working on

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Quote of the week: “It is not how old you are, but how you are old” Jules Renard

Article of the week: https://www.jiujitsutimes.com/im-________-and-_________-should-i-try-jiu-jitsu/

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BJJ by the Month February

Welcome back to another month of focused BJJ training. This month we will be working on our takedowns.

In this video we have a nice overview of basic takedowns, a good video to help you choose your focus techniques for this month.

For a lot of people doing BJJ the arm drag is one of the most natural ways to get your opponent to the ground.

In this next video Lachlan Giles does a great job explaining some details behind a good shot.

This tip from Justin Rader has made a big impact on my ability to shoot for my opponents legs.

Our friend Alec Baulding gives us some tips on training takedowns safely and some basic details on taking a shot.

Often overlooked but key element is stopping the takedown from your opponent. In this video Nick Ugoalah and Stephan Kesting show some details about a sprawl.

Epi 337 The Submission Guard

This week we talk about having a guard that is designed to submit your opponent. We have been working on our submission guards for a month now as part of the Bjj By The Month program.

We talk about:

  • Our experiences and failures over the last month
  • The Facebook group BJJ by the month https://www.facebook.com/groups/2518368208286581/
  • The advantage to your training by staying in guard and attacking
  • Using sweeps to setup submissions
  • How our guards have changed over the years
  • The required ability to recover guard if it gets passed
  • What we are working on next month

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Quote of the week: “Eyes are useless when the mind is blind” unknown

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BJJ Brick Camp in Lake Jackson Texas March 7th, 2020

Join Jake Fox and Byron Jabara for a day of training

Four solid hours of BJJ for just $50 (5 hours of fun). This will be two seminars that will complement each other.  

Statistically the most effective way to get a submission is to get the back and attack. That is what this camp is all about. Byron will show you a variety of ways to back control, some keys to stabilizing this position, and techniques to make your attack unstoppable.  

With such a variety of guards out there BJJ players feel overwhelmed with needing to know so many guard passes. Jake has a solution with this leg drag system you can apply it to almost every guard. The leg drag pass is simple, effective, can be done by anyone, and best of all can lead you to your opponent’s back.

By the time you are done with this camp you will have developed an effective system to help you attack above your skill level.

10:00-Noon Byron will be teaching back takes, control, and finishes

Noon-1:00 Break

1:00-3:00 Jake will be teaching a leg drag passing system (that often leads to the back)

Everyone is welcome to join us at SCHOOL OF jIU jITSU BRAZILIAN TOP TEAM LAKE JACKSON 425 This Way, Lake Jackson Tx, 77566

Get your ticket now!! Just $50 and you get a free BjjBrick Gi patch

Epi 336 Derrick Fury Director of Lion Killer

This week we have an interview with the director of the latest BJJ movie Lion Killer.

We talk about:

  • People dealing with trauma
  • The BJJ displayed in the movie
  • Making an independent film
  • Working with Regina Ting Chen, Matthew Meehan
  • BJJ culture
  • Belt whipping
  • Common training problems

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Quote of the week: “I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.” Steve Irwin

Article of the week: How BJJ Helped Me With Officiating Football

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Epi 335 Averi Clements from Jiu-Jitsu Times

This week we have an interview with Jiu-Jitsu Times managing editor Averi Clements.

We talk about:

  • Writing articles for Jiu-Jitsu Times
  • Moving to Australia
  • Her new found preference for no-gi
  • Blue belts feeling overwhelmed
  • Feeling like you are not ready for a belt promotion
  • Traveling and doing BJJ
  • How a coach runs a class
  • Training in a fundamentals class
  • Rolling with members of the opposite sex
  • Adapting your training to fit your training partners

Links:

Quote of the week: “Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.” Steve Irwin

Article of the week: https://evolve-mma.com/blog/7-reasons-everyone-train-brazilian-jiu-jitsu/

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