Epi 294 Am I Getting Any Better?

This is a feeling we all have at some time in BJJ. We do our best to tackle this question and give you some advice to keep your growth at a level you are happy with.

We talk about:

  • Times we have not gotten better
  • What to do if you are not getting any better
  • Can you get worse while training BJJ?
  • Adjusting your game
  • Why it is difficult to judge your improvements
  • How to tell if you are getting better
  • Are you holding yourself back?
  • Why a plateau happens
  • How to find direction with your jiu-jitsu

Quote of the week: “If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” Bruce Lee

Article of the week: How I Treat My Blue Belts

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Epi 290 Top Game

We talk about:

  • Why play top game?
  • Advantages of top game
  • The types of top games we like to play
  • Passing guard
  • Passing half guard
  • Keeping top position
  • Getting more pressure

Quote of the week: “Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language” Dale Carnegie

Article of the week: Ring Bell For Service

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Epi 284 Eliot Kelly Coaching and Competing

This week we have an interview with Eliot Kelly. Eliot is a top ranked grappler and excellent coach. This interview covers a wide range of topics from his accelerated development on the mat to helping students at El Dorado Hills Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Self Defense.

We talk about:

  • His start in BJJ
  • How taking a train to BJJ helped him get better
  • Coaching BJJ and preparing himself to compete
  • How to learn from a loss
  • How coaching makes him be a better competitor
  • How competing makes him a better coach
  • Dealing with injuries
  • Getting hurt and coming back to the competition world
  • Balancing BJJ and a home life with family
  • Dealing with trends
  • Matching your BJJ to your personality
  • Focusing your training
  • Evaluating your performance

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Quote of the week: “Without hustle, your talent will only get dyou so far” – Gary Vaynerchuk

Article of the week:

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Epi 282 BJJ Big and Small

This week we talk about the size differences in grapplers. Are you a large person training with smaller grapplers? we have some advice for you to get the most of your mat time. Are you on the smaller end of most grapplers and need a little advice for training and competing with the larger athletes. If so this episode is for you.

We talk about:

  • Training with bigger teammates
  • Training with smaller teammates
  • Keeping things safe
  • Dealing with frustrations
  • Techniques good for small or large people
  • Competing against people of a different size
  • When the instructor shows a “big person” or “small person” move

Quote of the week:  “Do not be misled. You will suffer along the way. You will have failures and set-backs. You will have to learn to overcome these failures. However, it is this process of personal improvement that will transform you as an individual.” Book Master Jiu-Jitsu master life by Paul Kindzia

Article of the week: BJJ White Belt Survival Kit: 5 Essential Tips For Beginners

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Epi 267 Joel Bouhey Talks Falcon Guard and Reverse Triangle

This week we have an interview with Luis Heredia Black Belt Joel Bouhey. You will find Joel training and teaching his innovative style in Maui.

 

We talk about:

  • Training BJJ in Oregan and Hawaii
  • Making the transition to full time training
  • Changing your focus while training
  • Training BJJ for MMA
  • BJJ for self defense
  • The development of new techniques
  • What is the falcon guard
  • The reverse triangle
  • Tips for training BJJ while traveling
  • Tips for competing while traveling

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Quote of the week: “Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” Paul Tournier

Article of the week: How to Measure Success in a Jiu-Jitsu Competition

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Epi 256 Mistakes we have made in BJJ

We have all made mistakes on and off the mat. We share some of ours so you can possibly learn from our mistakes.

We talk about:

  • Training but doing activities but not actually accomplishing anything
  • What mistakes most people make
  • The mistake of not knowing your “why”
  • Training for the wrong reasons
  • Lacking focus in BJJ
  • Not learning from seminars
  • Training while injured
  • Getting your spouse to train
  • Not recognizing progress
  • Not being welcoming to new people
  • Mistakes we are currently making

Quote of the week: Do not mistake activity as accomplishment” John Wooden

Article of the week: Competing in mid-adulthood: How to train to win after age 35

 

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Epi 250 Live Tim Sledd and Roli Delgado Recording at The BjjBrick Summer camp

This weekend was the BjjBrick Summer Camp at Fox Fitness. This episode is the first time the entire BjjBrick crew is together for a recording. We are also joined by Tim Sledd and Roli Delgado.

Great weekend of BJJ in Wichita Kansas hosted by Fox Fitness BJJ

This weekend Tim did a kids workshop and a pressure workshop. Roli showed some of his leg lock system.

Quote of the week from Kevan Jr “If you can’t find a good person in this world be one.”

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Epi 240 Playing a Tight or Loose BJJ Game

Do you play a tight BJJ game that limits your opponent, or do you play a loose game that involves many different elements.

We talk about:

  • Define tight and loose games
  • What do we tend to play
  • Who should play loose
  • Who should play tight
  • What is better for learning
  • What is better for performance

Quote of the week: “Music is one of the easiest ways to motivate yourself. Listen to uplifting tracks , and songs about success – and you can’t help but want to work harder” AJ Winters, The Motivation Switch

Article of the week: How Important is Your Jiu Jitsu to Your spouse?

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Epi 239 Can BJJ Cause a Stroke?

This week we have an interview with Chris Martin. Chris has a story of training BJJ and unknowingly receiving damage to his neck. This damage would later result in a stroke. This interview helps create awareness of strokes and how to train BJJ safely.

We talk about:

  • How training BJJ caused an injury to his neck that ultimately caused a stroke
  • What happens when someone gets a torn carotid artery
  • How younger people get strokes
  • Some ways to tell if someone is having a stroke
  • FASTER Face, Arms, Stability, Talking, Eyes, React
  • How he trains with a stent in his neck
  • What causes damage to the neck and the arteries
  • The latest news for BJJ4Change

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Quote of the week: “Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.” Dwight Eisenhower

Article of the week: Level up with Positional Sparring

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Epi 238 Roy Harris The Jiu Jitsu Answer Man

This week we bring you an interview with Roy Harris. Roy has been training martial arts since 1981. He brings a wealth of BJJ knowledge and wonderful explanations to this interview.  We cover topics from new students all the way to how to run a school.

We talk about:

  • Becoming the Jiu-Jitsu Answer Man online many years ago
  • How the internet has changed and effected learning BJJ
  • Writing his book The Jiu-JItsu Answer Man
  • Why bridging is so powerful
  • Some unstoppable movements in BJJ
  • Using pressure differently in BJJ
  • Tightness vs pressure
  • Why positions are so important to understand
  • What to look for in finding good training partners
  • Dealing with injuries and attitude
  • Tips for instructors to run a great class
  • Advice for law enforcement officers that train BJJ

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Quote of the week: “A little impatience will spoil great plans.” Chinese Proverb

Article of the week: 5 AWESOME LOW EFFORT WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR BJJ TECHNIQUE LEARNING

The BjjBrick Summer Camp in Wichita Kansas

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