Epi 364 We disagree with some popular BJJ ideas

This month we talk about popular ideas in BJJ what at least one of us will disagree with.

We talk about:

  • Leg locks are too dangerous
  • Takedowns are not safe for old guys
  • You need to train 3 times a week to get better
  • You can’t get better without competing
  • Get in shape before you start BJJ
  • Pulling guard is not good BJJ
  • Coaches not rolling or coaches that get tapped out
  • All cops should be purple belts
  • Athletes are great to learn from
  • When I get ____ I will be good at BJJ
  • You can’t teach heart
  • 10,000 hour rule
  • Pressure is a good submission
  • Kicking someone’s butt in BJJ is a good way to vent frustrations

Links:

Quote of the week: “When you realize you are no longer made of glass, you lose the desire to demonstrate that fragility in others.” Chris Matakas

Article of the week: https://bjjtribes.com/can-anyone-become-a-bjj-black-belt/

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Epi 363 Conventional Wisdom of BJJ

This week we talk about the conventional wisdom you often hear in BJJ.

Here are some things we cover

  • don’t chase the next belt
  • don’t chase gym wins,
  • there’s no substitute for mat time,
  • position before submission,
  • always win the grip fight
  • technique beats size and strength
  • a black belt is a white belt that did not quit
  • iron sharpens iron
  • (ABC) Always Be Choking
  • I am a shark and the mat is my water
  • guard pulling is for wimps
  • not tapping from pressure
  • no base no case

Links:

Quote of the week: “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.” Bonnie Blair Speed Skater. Gary can’t get enough of Bonnie

Article of the week: When You Should Switch Your BJJ Gym From BJJ Tribes

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Epi 362 Basics, Fundamentals & Principles of BJJ

This episode we talk about the basics, fundamentals and principles of Jiu-Jitsu.

Joe after getting his Brown Belt

Jits Fundamentals

5 Basic BJJ Movements Beginners Need To Perfect

Jiu Jitsu Principles: The Complete List [51 BJJ Concepts]

Check out Byron’s appearance on The Chasen Life Podcast

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Quote of the week: “You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” Michael Jordan

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Epi 360 Street Smart BJJ

This week we cover a bunch of stuff including BJJ and the streets.

We talk about:

  • BJJ for the streets
  • Being aware of your surroundings
  • How BJJ can help you in a fight
  • How BJJ can keep you from fighting
  • So famous BJJ fighters that have been in a street fight
  • MMA and BJJ
  • Being street smart on the mats

Links:

Quote of the week: “Hire character. Train skill.” -Peter Schutz

Article of the week: Learn To Skateboard At 40 Or 50: You Can Do It Too

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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

Links:

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 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

Links:

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 333 Bounce Back After An Injury

This week we have a topic episode about recovering from an injury. We cover multiple articles from a variety of sports to help get you back on the mat better and faster.

We talk about:

  • Doing physical therapy
  • Taking things one day at a time
  • Pain science
  • Changing your game
  • Mental effects of being injured
  • Finding a good doctor
  • Staying positive
  • Getting back stronger
  • Having a good diet

Articles covered:

Links:

Quote of the week: “All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.” Bob Ross

Question of the week: What is the favorite thing you learned this year in bjj?

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Epi 328 Thank You BJJ

BJJ has been so great to us over the years. This special Thanksgiving episode we highlight some of the things we are grateful for about BJJ.

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Quote of the week: “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” Robert Frost

Article of the week: 5 Ways to get better at swimming

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Epi 325 Trim The Fat From Your BJJ

This week we talk about making changes to your game to make it lean and mean.

We talk about:

  • What is considered “fat” in BJJ
  • Times we have cut things out of our game
  • How to identify fat in your game
  • When is it okay or good to have fat in your jiu-jitsu
  • The benefits of trimming up your game
  • Being able to make changes

Links:

Quote of the week: “I’m not one to blow smoke at my players. They kicked our butts on the offensive boards. And it’s not just because the ball came their way.” Gregg Popovich

Article of the week: Staying on a Bull

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