This week we have a great interview with adaptive athlete Jess Munter. During birth Jess suffered a Brachial Plexus injury, as a result of this injury she is unable to use her left arm. Growing up Jess tried several sports but they did not fit her and they ended in frustration. A couple of years ago Jess found Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the benefits she is getting and passing on from BJJ is an inspiring story.
We talk about:
- Training BJJ on a busy schedule
- Her Brachial Plexus injury to her left arm
- Other sports she tried before jiu-jitsu
- How she discovered jiu-jitsu was good for her
- What jiu-jitsu has done for her off the mat
- What it was like training during her first month
- Her goals to help people
- How BJJ has helped her become more positive
- She shares stories about doing tournaments
- Dealing with frustrations on the mats
- How she stays safe on the mat
- How good communication is key to her safety
- Jess on instagram
Quote of the week: “A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard.” Bruce Lee
Article of the week: 3 Proven Methods For Gaining Self Discipline
We also start playing a game of family feud fast money at the end of the show.
Also a congratulations to Gary Hull for receiving his brown belt!
Catch us next week for another episode of The BjjBrick Podcast