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.

North Carolina had some great representation at the 2019 Masters World Championships! In this episode we talk to the people that medaled at this year’s event including Geeta Bhat (the Jiu Jitsu Cowgirl), Daniel Branch, Chris Lewter, Lourdes  Cantu (Lola Funki Munkii), Logan Gulick, Trevor Burns, Kim Rice and Dave Owens.

Direct download: GJJR_EP_118.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

Nick “Chewy” Albin is a BJJ black belt and world class competitor and instructor. He’s the owner and head instructor of Derby City MMA in louisville KY, and creator of the brand “ChewJitsu” which includes the extremely popular  website, Youtube channel and podcast. In this interview he discusses his recent Double Gold lwin, his philosophy on Competition, the importance of controlling your mental state, breathing, the importance of ego, his martial arts journey, his podcast, how he got his nickname, his school- Derby City MMA, biggest impacts on your life, what people would be surprised to know about him, and more!

Direct download: 117_GJJR_Podcast_EP_117__Nick__Chew__Albin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

Helio Soncea is a the co-founder of Gracie Barra, an accomplished competitor and world champion, and a world renowned instructor and coach. In this episode he discusses how Gracie Barra was started, training with Renzo Gracie and the Machados, why Renzo is his “guardian angel, his relationship with Carolos Gracie Jr, advice on staying on the mat long term, facing his idol, Royler Gracie, on the mat, fighting against Megaton Diaz in ADCC, teaching Roger Gracie, Igor Gracie, & Rolles Gracie, working with MMA fighters such as Anderson Silva, Alan Belcher, Vanderla Silva, etc and why teaching MMA fighters is not his favorite thing, how Jiu Jitsu teaches you about life, his proudest moments in JJ, His one hobbie that he likes even more than Jiu Jitsu, how important his faith is, his gratitude for the USA, and the people who’ve influenced his life the most….

Direct download: 116_GJJR_Podcast_EP_116.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT