Fri, 27 August 2021
Ryron Gracie returns for a lively and interesting discussion. In this interview he discusses morning routines, his family and their recent move), cold plunges, the 32 principles (how they came about and the importance of them in learning and being efficient in Jiu Jitsu), Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) and the recent HBO show, sexual predators in jiu Jitsu, and more….
Direct download: 142_GJJR_Podcast_EP_142__Ryron_Gracie_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm EDT
Sun, 25 July 2021
Miles Lukas, BJJ Black Belt, Certified Wim Hof instructor, & owner of Breath Fitness. In this interview we discuss his Jiu Jitsu journey-including training with Jerry Brewer, Phil Migliarese, Steve Maxwell, Relson Gracie, Ralph Gracie, Kurt Oseander, etc.; training with the heavy weight group at Dave Camarillo’s school and its effect on his development; training with Eduardo Tellis; matching the intensity of the training partner; Wim Hof breathing for competition anxiety; Fight to Win competition; learning from Rickson; breathing and breath-work; comparing Wim Hof and Rickson breathing; how important breathing is for BJJ; being connected to the earth’s energy, etc.
Direct download: GJJR_Podcast_EP_141_Miles_Lukas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT
Fri, 9 July 2021
Dave Kama, 5th degree Rickson Gracie black belt and head of Kama Jiu Jitsu. Dave is one of the very few people to have trained under Master Rickson and have all his belts awarded to him by Rickson, blue belt through black belt. Dave Kama also #2 of the “Dirty Dozen”, a moniker given to the first 12 non-Brazilians to earn the coveted black belt. In this episode he discusses his stat in BJJ, the early days in Rorion Gracie’s garage, challenge matches, training with Rickson, starting his own academy, the importance of finding the right teacher for your style of learning, what new practitioners should focus on, his thoughts on older practitioner training, and more!
Direct download: 140_GJJR_Podcast_EP_140_Dave_Kama.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT
Thu, 22 April 2021
Roy Marsh, founder of Roy Marsh Jiu Jitsu and owner/head instructor of Gracie Schwarzwald, discusses his early days in NC with TEAM ROC; his move to Germany, and what that’s been like; his philosophy including competition type focus and self defense focus, why the ability to control your opponent is so important, information gathering while rolling, why he never sets timers at his school; his instructional videos; people who’ve had the biggest impact on his BJJ and life, and much more
Direct download: GJJR_Podcast_EP_139_Roy_Marsh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT
Sun, 17 January 2021
Sensei/Coach Erik Paulson is a champion fighter, world renowned instructor/coach, and founder of Combat Submission Wrestling. He discusses how he stayed productive this past year, transitioning from fighter to coach, changing universal energies, UFOs, being ready when the creative juices come, writing dvd project on a napkin on an airplane, changes he’s made in his association and programs, not living in fear, combining catch wrestling in his jj program, how he developed his scarf game (including the fat man choke), his intensive private sessions, his business coaching for school owners, sensei Uri Nackamura and Shooto, Pankration for kids, CSW and His current projects, how his break fall ability saved him during a bike accident, Combat Athletic Conditioning program, and more
Direct download: 138_GJJR_EP_138_Erik_Paulson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT