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.

John Frankl is a BJJ Black Belt under Roberto Maia and head of John Frankl Jiu Jitsu, as well as the Straight blast Gym representative for  Asia. He’s a Harvard trained Ph-d, and the man responsible for starting and establishing BJJ in Korea. In this interview he discusses his history and journey in the martial arts, including his time with Rickson Gracie and Roberto Maia, preparing for the Masters Worlds comp. Matt THornton and Straight Blast Gym, the Jiu Jitsu scene in Korea, sword making and brewing, the parallels between evolution of crossfit and BJJ,  yoga, mobility, and breathing, and the role of gratitude in his life…He also recaps his experience at the Masters Worlds Competition

Direct download: EP_79.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

Tamba Hali: NFL linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs and Gracie Jiu Jitsu practitioner purple belt discusses his recent promotion to purple belt; what his jiu jitsu journey has been like including training with Ryron & Rener Gracie and Evandro Nunes; being technical and the defensive mindset; how JJ has affected his football; his time and challenges in the NFL; his music, and more….

Direct download: Ep_78.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57pm EDT