Epi 31 Developing Talent with Daniel Coyle –Daniel Coyle is a New York Times bestselling author ofThe Talent Code and The Little Book of Talent. He is one of the leading authorities on developing talent. He may not be a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but his ideas about how to practice can help you understand how you learn. The methods he has found could help catapult your game to the next level and beyond.
Epi 35- Listener Stories, Injuries Part 1 of 2 -This week we have stories from our listeners. These are stories about getting injured and overcoming the injury. This episode is packed full of great advice for anyone who has been injured, or if you have a teammate that has been injured. It is important to know what to expect and the advice will help get you back on the mat my friends.
Epi 37 Great Advice from Carlos Machado -Carlos Machado is a Red Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has been teaching BJJ in the United States for over 20 years. He moved to Texas in 1995, and he is now running 6 BJJ schools. He is the oldest of the five legendary Machado brothers.
Epi 39 The 3 Steps to Making Changes to Your BJJ -This week we talk about making changes to your BJJ and developing a game plan. We break it down into 3 main steps: 1) Define the objectives 2) Get help 3) Do the work. You are the only person how is ultimately in charge of your BJJ development take responsibility and make it happen. To help you obtain your goal we strongly recommend that your write it down.
Byron throwing a brick at Gary as he chokes him with a mic cord.
We (Byron and Gary) would like to thank everyone who has listened to the BjjBrick Podcast. We had a good time making the first twenty episodes. Here is a list with links to all the episodes so far in case you missed something.
Epi 1- Train leg locks safely – We are both big fans of leg locks. There is a common thought in BJJ that leg locks are too dangerous to train. We share some of our advice on how to add leg locks to your game and train safely.
Epi 2- Bringing a friend to BJJ class – This is an important episode that were excited to do. It can be very disappointing if you bring a friend to class and they do not get a good chance to see BJJ. We give advice on being a good friend to someone that you invite to class.
Epi 3- BJJ and self defense– This is our first interview episode. We interviewed our first instructor, BJJ Black Belt John Castillo. He gives some great advice on self defense.
Epi 5- Interview with Jason Bircher – Byron and Gary have known Jason since they were white belts getting smashed by the big guys (every day). Jason is a good friend with great advice to help your BJJ game. Jason was helpful in being our first phone interview, several technical difficulties occurred but most of them have been edited out.
Epi 6- Interview with Jake Fox – This episode we are joined by our good friend and training partner Jake Fox. Were lucky enough to get him shortly after he received his black belt.
Epi 8- To gi or not to gi – Our friend and training partner Matthew Lowe joins us and we talk about the differences between training with and without the gi. All three of us have different preferences that leads to an interesting conversation.
Epi 10- Dealing with Injuries – Craig stuck around and we covered this topic that will effect anyone that trains BJJ. We get some great tips that will help you get back on the mat soon and feel better when you are not on the mat.
Epi 12- The Different types of white belts – Everyone starts at white belt, but everyone brings something to the mats from past experience. We talk about some of the different types of BJJ white belts and how they can use their past experiences to their advantage.
Epi 13- Dallas Niles of Lovato BJJ – Dallas Niles was in town and Gary did not miss the opportunity to talk with this up and coming BJJ star. Dallas shares some of his philosophies and training strategies that have helped him in his BJJ career.
Epi 14- Renato Tavares Interview – In this interview Renato Tavares shares some of his BJJ knowledge and his personal story. Renato has been a vital part of Byron’s BJJ training and it was a honor to have him on the podcast.
Epi 15- The Business side of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – If you have ever wanted to open your own BJJ school but did not know where to start you should check out this podcast. We talk to our friend Shawn who consults many small businesses for a major bank. Shawn will steer you clear of many common mistakes for new business owners. Shawn also gives some financial advice for the pro athlete.
Epi 19- Sean Roberts Metamoris 3 Preview– Epi 18 and 19 go together as we interview the athlete that will be hitting the mats in Metamoris 3 against Zak Maxwell. Sean Roberts is a fierce competitor that is well known for finishing some tough competitors.
Epi 20- Growth Vs. Goals: what is better for your BJJ? – There are two different training modes we can be in. Growth mode is when you are focused on learning and getting better. Goals mode is a time that you focus your training on a specific goal. Are you in the right mode for you right now?
Thanks for joining us for the first 20 episodes! E-mail us at BjjBrick@gmail.com