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A Jiu Jitsu podcast that touches on life on and off the mats. Some of the topics we cover are bullying, women in BJJ, fight videos, self defense thru BJJ, the jiu jitsu lifestyle (our family), being a dad with daughters in BJJ, injuries and even finances to help you afford you Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. We started this to find BJJ minded people that can stand listening, laughing and even learning something. Thanks for checking us out and subscribe and let us know what we screw up.

A Jiu Jitsu podcast that touches on life on and off the mats. Some of the topics we cover are bullying, women in BJJ, fight videos, self defense thru BJJ, the jiu jitsu lifestyle (our family), being a dad with daughters in BJJ, injuries and even finances to help you afford you Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. We started this to find BJJ minded people that can stand listening, laughing and even learning something. Thanks for checking us out and subscribe and let us know what we screw up.
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A Jiu Jitsu podcast that touches on life on and off the mats. Some of the topics we cover are bullying, women in BJJ, fight videos, self defense thru BJJ, the jiu jitsu lifestyle (our family), being a dad with daughters in BJJ, injuries and even finances to help you afford you Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. We started this to find BJJ minded people that can stand listening, laughing and even learning something. Thanks for checking us out and subscribe and let us know what we screw up.

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English


Episodes

Episode #61 "The ladies show" (With special guest hosts)

8/16/2018
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This is one of those important episodes where you learn about points of view of someone other than just us. We take a dive down being a woman in BJJ with a couple of awesome ladies, Jenn and Mel. One of life’s biggest disappointments for us is the fact that Jiu Jitsu, a self defense martial art that is the most effective martial art for women, is a male dominated sport. So we decided to have two women, who are around their one year mark in BJJ, talk about why they joined and why they’ve...

Duration:01:38:21

Episode #60 "Save your life with Jiu Jitsu (Also other stuff and things)"

8/9/2018
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In this episode the boys answered a listener question about being a beginner and what to do if someone is coaching you (who is also a beginner) that seems contrary to what your actual coach is showing in the class. This got a bit more into the weeds than we had intended but ultimately we answered the question quite well...who knows. Paul read an article about a female police Officer who got into the fight of her life while on the job. She credited her survival to BJJ and Muay Tai training...

Duration:01:07:29

Episode #59 "Stop doing these things before blue belt"

8/2/2018
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When you’re a brand new white belt you’re expected to be doing stupid shit. It comes with the territory. But if you don’t work on eliminating those stupid things you end up becoming “that guy/girl”. If you are new, ask your instructors or upper belts what it is that you need to quit doing during your rolls. They want to help you and will be honest and helpful. Pay attention to the feedback and try really hard to implement what they are telling you. I’m not gonna lie. This is hard. Stupid...

Duration:01:15:32

Episode #58 "Let’s get better faster "

7/26/2018
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While this isn’t an extensive and all inclusive list of what to do to get better the fastest, it will give you a nice path to increased betterment in your BJJ game. We will do future episodes on other things you can do at home and at class to shorten your learning curve. Paul has made about every mistake you can in the Jiu Jitsu endeavor. So he posed the question to Kroyler on how best to ensure you make as much progress as possible especially in your first year. There’s nothing...

Duration:01:26:57

Episode #57 "Don't Be That Guy"

7/19/2018
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The boys are pretty fired up about this topic of conversation in BJJ. If nothing else, we always advocate for a safe and fun training environment. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case in many gyms. Lately we’ve been getting a plethora of emails about a person or persons in their gym that constantly injures them. Most people don’t have to train long before they roll with the person who gives zero consideration to others well being. On today’s show, Kroyler gives his opinion on a couple...

Duration:01:27:46

Episode #55 "What new blue belts should focus on"

7/5/2018
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The boys talk about what it is exactly that a brand new blue belt should focus on now that he or she have earned that shiny new belt. A big part of this is just not quitting as so many other new blues start to do. At this level you’ve got a good foundation of basic moves that you know. Now you need to learn how to start putting them together in a sequence and learn how to set your opponents up with them. Make sure you don’t get a big head and become an a-hole. Stay humble and keep asking...

Duration:01:14:04

Episode #54 "Rolling ability vs knowledge"

6/28/2018
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The boys cover a gamut of questions about who gets promoted when and why. In a typical Jiu Jitsu academy there are going to be issues surrounding the idea of why so and so gets promoted and why not you. While this episode might be just the tip of the proverbial ice berg, we cover some well known issues and questions that we ourselves had as well as some listener questions we get. As per usual, the boys enlist the help of Kroyler Gracie who puts in his two or three cents in on the matter....

Duration:01:10:20

Episode #53 "Keeping your children involved in Jiu-Jitsu Part 2"

6/21/2018
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The boys talked about kipperdoodles getting his blue belt. They give the rundown of the happenings during the test and just how much “fun” it was. We got a listener email asking about how to get their kid involved in Jiu Jitsu and the boys give their best “advice”. This is part two of keeping kids interested in Jiu Jitsu so we pick up where we left off last week. First we talked about what to do if your child’s interest wanes in BJJ and they want to quit. Short answer: don’t let them. Next...

Duration:01:14:04

Episode #39 "The value of stripes - Part One

3/15/2018
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The boys kick off the show talking about their own thoughtisms on Jiu Jitsu and perhaps why they aren’t getting any better. Maybe due to the fact that we don’t go enough...? Paul ruined his own wrist and got destroyed by a purple belt. It was a good confidence boost to him. They talk about Morgan and Adam testing for their purple belt. It was an epically hard test and worth hearing about. Kip says “anyways” way too many times in a row because he can’t get through a single thought without...

Duration:01:32:28

Episode #38 "The problem with just rolling"

3/8/2018
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In this episode we talk about the guy/gal who only likes to roll, rather than train and drill. While it’s Paul’s prefered method of training, it’s not doing him many favors according to Kroyler. First tho, the boys talk about the fact that they and some teammates got some stripes this week. Paul lamented that he just recently was comfortable with his third one... Black Lion BJJ had a few competitors go to the Arnold Classic and bring home a bunch of shiny medals!!! The boys get into the meat...

Duration:01:34:57

Episode #37 "How to be happy as a white belt"

3/1/2018
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Paul talks a bit about the Kroyler seminar this past weekend. He lamented that he should’ve taken notes. He had a great speech about why white belts suck so much because they try and overcome lack of technique with physicality and shit form and learn bad habits. Paul asked Kroyler for a Kroyler’s Corner concerning white belts and to give them a little love, as we just had an episode for blue belts. Turns out he thought I meant tough love... Paul reads his essay in his usual butchering way as...

Duration:01:55:56

Episode #36 "Why do blue belts quit?"

2/22/2018
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We ramble on a bit about stuff and things vaguely related to Jiu Jitsu and eventually get to the main point of the show. The boys take a Kroyler’s Corner (not pro tip) and expound upon it through the entire episode. The main reasons people quit at blue belt have to do with: 1: Having a hard time physically with complex techniques 2: Having a hard time recalling said complex techniques 3: Realizing that upper belts have thus far been taking it easy on you 4: The difficulty of watching others...

Duration:01:38:53

Episode #35 "Awesome interview with fellow grappling dad Steve Dickson"

2/15/2018
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Paul gets drunk on whiskey part way through the episode. See if you can tell when... We discuss how we attempt to roll with people as we start to age and everything starts to hurt. Steve talks about how and why he got into BJJ. Steve tried not to disparage other types of martial arts...except maybe tai chi push hands. He also talks about what it was like just taking private lessons for self defense up until he got a blue belt and what it was like rolling with an actual class after that. We...

Duration:02:20:33

Episode #34 "Why is my Jiu-Jitsu getting worse?"

2/8/2018
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Paul talks about a couple of guys at work who clearly haven’t ever gotten a proper ass beating. The boys talk about how it’s nice to get beat up on a weekly basis to stay humble and keep your head on straight. Apparently there is no Kroyler’s Corner this week because “someone” (read Kroyler fucked up) forgot to send it in... So why in fact is my Jiu-Jitsu getting worse? The short answer is it’s not. The long answer has to do with a bunch of variables... Like: I don’t take notes I train less...

Duration:01:45:00

Episode #33 "Is training through injuries a good idea?"

2/1/2018
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The boys read a very long and in depth Kroyler’s Corner where he gives the audience a call to action. We get into the weeds a bit about asking the right question and getting proper help for any problems you might be experiencing. The boys get another email from Emil in Norway with a couple questions attached to it, like about cauliflower ears. We discuss Jen and Mel’s injuries and how to train through them and how to rehab them. We cover the difference between muscle and tendon problems as...

Duration:01:43:09

Episode # 32 "Are women’s self defense classes worth it?"

1/25/2018
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Bullshit martial arts videos are fun and we talk about our appreciation of them. The boys segway their bullshido talk into questioning why finger locks aren’t a thing as long as wrist locks are. Kroyler’s Corner happens a bit earlier in this episode where of course we butcher it. He talks about why you should take notes as well as not chase the belt. Kip and Paul suck at note taking. The boys tangent about watching YouTube videos rather than taking notes. There are both good and bad aspects...

Duration:01:42:48

Episode # 31 "Interview with Morgan Henley and Erik Stauffer after they went to the Gracie Nationals"

1/18/2018
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Paul starts out the interview with a question from Kroyler Gracie that immediately puts Morgan on edge. We talk a bit about the circumstances behind why Morgan wanted to compete on the other side of the country. Erik and Morgan talk about their experience training at the Gracie Academy and the people they got to meet. Morgan tries to be humble about winning gold but the boys and Erik won’t let her. Paul isn’t sure how to pronounce Rose if it’s a Brazilian name... Morgan and Erik talk about...

Duration:01:43:25

Episode # 30 :Getting smashed in BJJ....with grace"

1/11/2018
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The boys open the show discussing "can opener" guard passing. For sure don’t do that! They dive into the fact that their friends and training partners flew out to the Gracie Nationals in California where Morgan won gold in no-gi! Our other teammates Ben and Ryan competed in Lansing with a lot of support with them from our gym. Paul tries to help out a couple women at the gym get smashed by others a bit more gracefully. Everyone wants to learn how to do things to others but rarely want to...

Duration:01:36:14

Episode #29 "Overcoming Plateaus in BJJ"

1/4/2018
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Dealing with Plateaus in BJJ New Years resolution fail stamp. We don’t do them because of a lack of will power. The boys talk about Jocko Willink’s book "Extreme Ownership", and how Paul clearly misunderstood the key point. A friend of the show, Nick, talked to a cop about self defense, pressure points, and BJJ. As it turns out, the boys thoughts on this were close, but a bit off. What is a Creonte? The boys discuss different scenarios on leaving a gym based on an emailer question and...

Duration:01:44:11