Gracie Jiu Jitsu Rocks! podcast
Welcome to the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Rocks! podcast, a podcast dedicated to Gracie Jiu Jitsu and all things Gracie, including self defense, competition, anti bullying, women's self defense and empowerment, nutrition, and most especially the people involved in GJJ..This podcast is for the average Joe; it's for anyone who practices, trains, teaches, or just loves to talk about or hear about Gracie Jiu Jitsu. We'll explore the lives of Gracie JJ practitioners, how they got involved with the art, and what effect it's had on their lives.

Roger Gracie is a 10 time Jiu-Jitsu world champion. He is the grandson of GM Carlos Gracie and Son of Mauricio Gomes  and Reila Gracie. He is considered by many to be the best Jiu Jitsu competitor in history. In this interview he discussed  Moving from Brazil to London, his father influence on him, awarding his first black belt, Competition mindset and what makes him different, most memorable matches, why he’s so successful with the cross collar choke, his MMA career, cross training for BJJ competition and for MMA, his biggest set back he’s had in his career and how he overcame it, what he’s most proud of, and plans now that he’s retired from competition, etc

Direct download: GJJR_EP_108_Roger_Gracie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:14am EST

Matt Arroyo, Rob Kahn black belt, owner of Gracie Tampa South, veteran of UFC, TUF, ADCC, and EBI,  discusses training fighters, How he got onto the TUF show and what that experience was like, Robb Kahn’s influence on his Jiu Jitsu and life, his thoughts on Kron Gracie’s UFC debut, Matt Serra’s impact on his Jiu Jitsu, his company: the Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle and his blueprint series of instructionals, advice for transitioning from GI to no GI focus and vice versa, the biggest impacts on his life outside of Jiu Jitsu, his faith, why college might not be the best option for everyone, and how he defines success, etc

Direct download: 107_GJJR_Podcast__EP_107__Matt_Arroyo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09am EST