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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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Episodes

My Jiu Jitsu is never good enough

10/17/2019
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The boys have an argument over what to title the show. Paul wanted to call it The hedonic treadmill of Jiu Jitsu but kip insisted nobody would know what that meant. After talking to too many people Paul realized maybe calling it something else would be prudent. The hedonic treadmill basically states that we tend to revert back to our set point level of happiness no matter the outside influences of our lives. What this means to us in BJJ is that no matter what we’ve accomplished, our...

Duration:01:21:24

Do we really fight how we train?

10/10/2019
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The boys talk about the old adage of “you fight like you train”. Meaning that if you “keep it playful” you’ll end up not being able to turn it on when you need to either for competition or for self defense. Kroyler’s idea behind fighting like you train differs drastically from this antiquated saying. He has opinions on what it actually should mean and all the different modalities for training so you can fight....so to speak. He beaks proper training into subcategories: a. Knowledge b....

Duration:01:20:41

Becoming a purple belt

10/3/2019
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The boys talk about Paulie becoming a purple belt over the weekend. They get into what he did to test and how he performed. Now Paulie is “just a purple belt”. Roy Dean wrote an article about what it means to become a purple belt. He explains the difference between a baby blue belt and just how different a purple belt rolls from that milestone. We break down what he says and Paulie gives his thoughts and opinions about what is being construed in the article. Since it took over ten years...

Duration:01:14:44

BJJ / Work / Life Balance

9/26/2019
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The boys talk about the importance of a healthy balance in your life when it comes to training Jiu Jitsu. It’s easy to get sucked into the BJJ lifestyle and start letting your actual life go to hell. Depending on your individual goals in Jiu Jitsu, maybe you can have it all and maybe you can’t. That’s something each person has to figure out on their own. Just how much are you willing to sacrifice, if anything, to advance you skills in the sport? We all have different seasons in our life....

Duration:01:24:51

Brain Training for BJJ

9/18/2019
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The boys talk about the benefits of training the mental aspects of Jiu Jitsu in this weeks episode. Paulie found an article deep in the archives at bjjee.com about the science behind learning according to science. It correlated with a couple of books he read, The Talent Code and Brain Rules. Paulie gets just a touch into the weeds as how we make new connections and how we reinforce them through proper repetition. Bonus on the mental drilling side, studies have shown that visualization...

Duration:01:18:57

Building a skill tree in Jiu Jitsu

9/12/2019
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The boys talk about building your skill tree in Jiu Jitsu. They decided to go full RPG nerd and use that gamer idea of building skill trees to parallel building your BJJ game. While not the easiest podcast idea they’ve talked about to date, they found that thinking about it in this way is actually quite helpful. The neat thing about building out your own skill tree is that you already know all the attributes of your own character (you...duh..). First things first though. Before you can...

Duration:01:19:51

Coming back after a lay-off

9/5/2019
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The boys talk about what you might possibly expect when you come back from a long lay-off from Jiu Jitsu. This was based off a Jiu Jitsu Times article that they of course crapped all over, but nonetheless agreed with some parts. Since Paulie came back many times from many lay-offs, for many reasons...he has some insight on what it’s like to get back on the mat. Kip is just about to come back after a long lay-off and shares his anxieties and apprehension about getting back to it. If you’re...

Duration:01:16:12

Anxiety in BJJ

8/29/2019
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The boys talk about the difference facets of anxiety in the BJJ world. They both suffer from anxiety in different ways and know people personally that suffer a great deal more than they do. With so many questions coming in about how to deal with it they decided to just do their best at how best to deal with anxiety, even tho they’re not experts...clearly Whether you’re just starting out or just coming back, getting started is intimidating. Dealing with people at all can be overwhelming and...

Duration:01:13:55

Can anyone really become a black belt in BJJ?

8/22/2019
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The dads talk about becoming a black belt. Is it really possible for everyone or are some people just not cut out for it? We’ve actually heard arguments on both sides of this discussion and to be honest, they both make sense. While on the side of “of course you can” feels good, the side of “not everyone is cut out for it” makes valid points as well. Kroyler is on the side of everyone can become a black belt so we had him write up a pro tip on the subject. We intended, of course, to play...

Duration:01:17:12

Episode #113 "Mentality vs Expectations at each rank"

8/15/2019
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The boys once again rip an article off the internets to ruin for the greater good of the BJJ community. Unfortunately, the article wasn’t half bad and we couldn’t crap on it as much as we would’ve liked to. The article goes through each rank and talks about what the coaches expectations are from you and what your mentality should be when you’re at that level. This is of course a pretty broad subject, so consider this just a guideline. When you don’t know what’s expected out of you during...

Duration:01:23:05

Episode #112 "Gym Politics"

8/8/2019
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Well, we avoided it for as long as we could. But enough ppl said they wanted one on academy politics, so we went ahead and did one. Pauli’s been to enough gyms to know how detrimental politics can be for your growth in BJJ. Hell, he could’ve probably been a black belt by now if the first gym he went to was politic free... That being said, we did the best we could between our limited knowledge and the emails that we received about the subject. We included some taboo topics as well, just for...

Duration:01:18:36

Episode #111 “Why can’t I get these techniques to work?”

8/1/2019
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The boys talk about why those techniques you learned that seem so very promising don’t seem to work during live rolls. It’s super frustrating when you drill a technique upwards of five time each side, with flawless perfection, but when it comes to live rolling it’s gets shut down like I did when trying to get a date for prom. So what’s going on here? Is this technique faulty? Will it just not work for me and my body composition? Is the entirety of Jiu Jitsu boolsheet??? Probably...

Duration:01:15:34

Episode #110 "Technical Rolling, for faster development"

7/24/2019
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The boys talk about a common problem found in the Jiu Jitsu community. Why is it I can drill a move proficiently, but it doesn’t work in live rolling? For us at least...and the droves of people we talk to, it’s frustrating when we get really good at drilling a certain technique only to have it fail when we try it against a fully resisting opponent. Does that mean the technique is crap or I am....? This line of thinking is counterproductive at best. Besides, the answer is probably you, not...

Duration:01:09:53

Episode #109 "Jiu Jitsu in Law Enforcement"

7/18/2019
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The boys talk about why law enforcement officers should be required to take BJJ classes. This of course isn’t just their opinion. This whole pro tip came from a police officer who actually needed his Jiu Jitsu on the job and advocates heavily for the need for officers to train. Officer Joe as been a cop for 8 years. Half of which he was training BJJ. He has about as good of a perspective as you’re gonna get as far as not just the benefits, but the need for this art to be mandated in officer...

Duration:01:09:53

Episode #108 "Staying safe as an aging grappler"

7/11/2019
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This may not apply to all of our listeners today, but eventually it will. You might be that young, spry, athletic being who never seems to get injured or at least comes back quickly if you do, but it won’t last forever. Most likely, if you click play based on the title you’re on the “older” side of the grappling bell curve. Ron Manes wrote up this pro tip for us as a well schooled aging grappler himself. Basically, when you’re young and heal quickly you can take more risks. Hell, if you...

Duration:01:25:44

Episode #107 "Why self defense in BJJ isn’t BS"

7/4/2019
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During last weeks show we had a question about throwing punches at a person that’s getting his next rank. Kipperdoodles made it clear that he thought this was a dumb idea and he doesn’t do Jiu Jitsu to get punched in the face. He doesn’t even do it for self defense. So why would I need to have people beating on me in order to get promoted? This caused the ire of many in our GD family. The hate a vitriolic comments we received was nothing short of epic. Kip I think decided to double down on...

Duration:01:20:00

Episode #106 "Reactive vs Proactive in Jiu Jitsu"

6/27/2019
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The boys used the flick chat app to come up with the pro tip for the first time. If you don’t have the app yet be sure and get it and become part of the conversation. The question was a bit more in depth than just going from being reactive to becoming proactive during rolls and read as follows: “The transition from being reactive to proactive. I now force stuff on my opponent whereas previously I’d wait for a moment to present itself. I used to spend a long time just waiting to pounce but...

Duration:01:33:12

Episode #105 "Is Anti Jiu Jitsu is ruining your game?"

6/20/2019
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The boys talk about what exactly anti Jiu Jitsu is and why it’s bad for your game. This term has been thrown around a bit lately and there has been some confusion as to exactly what it means. Kroyler called Paulie out on using anti Jiu Jitsu after their first roll together. Unfortunately it’s takes more time than he’d like to admit to realize what he’s really doing and to actively try and not do it. But alas, he has seen the error of his ways and is actively trying to banish it from his...

Duration:01:00:55

Episode #104 "How to keep a positive perspective during hard times in BJJ."

6/13/2019
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The boys read and article titled “The arctic, Jiu Jitsu, and Perspective” from simplebjj.com. Point being, even when a bunch of stuff around you isn’t going the way you intended, you can shift the way you’re thinking about it to gain your happiness back. I realize it sounds like we’re woo peddling, and to be fair, maybe we are. But, fixation on your problems won’t really get you to where you want to be. Sometimes you need to stop, take a look around, and realize how far you’ve come and...

Duration:01:17:04

Episode #103 "Why you should develop your closed guard first"

6/6/2019
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The boys talk about why you should focus on developing a strong closed guard game, especially at the beginning of your BJJ journey. It seems that more and more schools are focusing on training the fancy open guard positions. Kroyler thinks this is due to both rule sets in competition as well as the desire to learn flippy fancy stuff. Closed guard is literally what makes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu so unique amongst other martial arts. It allows you to fight off your back with equally efficacy as...

Duration:01:15:49