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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 #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

Episode #102 "Solving Jiu Jitsu Puzzles"

5/30/2019
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The boys reveal the winner of the contest...at the end of the show. But first, they read an article by not other than...Paul Elliot from simplebjj.com about solving puzzles that you’re going to encounter in BJJ whether you’re attacking or defending. Now, while Paulie though this was a great article, and for sure useful, it was a bit hard to have fun with because of its depth of ideas. His reading abilities really shine through on this one tho... In the article, he talks first about...

Duration:01:08:40

Episode #101 "Build skills, not belts"

5/23/2019
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It always comes back to this doesn’t it... No matter how much we hear we shouldn’t chase the belts, our minds keep wandering back to the ellure of them. Why do they tantalize us so? What about stripes and colors around our waists cause us to feel pride or envy? Paul Elliot, of simplebjj.com fame wrote an article 100 years ago of why chasing belts and promotions shouldn’t be at the forefront of our mind when we’re training. We decided to “read” it to once again help the people who are having...

Duration:01:18:13

Episode #100 "Death Match Recap with the Just Jiu Jitsu Podcast"

5/16/2019
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So.... that happened... The boys have Kroyler Gracie and Andrew Desimone on the show after their epic super fight to talk about how things went down. Spoiler Alert: they both lost and were too cowardly to commit seppuku after the rules clearly stated that they needed to. Paulie and Andrew both give their accounts of how the match went in their own “humble” opinions while kipperdoodles jumps in occasionally mocking both of them. Kroyler Gracie then gives his opinion on how things went as...

Duration:01:39:07

Episode #99 “Athleticism and Jiu Jitsu Part 2“

5/8/2019
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Last weeks episode about athleticism and BJJ got a bit long in the tooth, so we made it a two parter. We’re hoping we may have answers to some feedback we received from last weeks episode in this one. We start off talking about how it’s easier to make gains in physical abilities than in technical ones. It only takes a few years to change your physicality, but many more than that to hone your Jiu Jitsu skills. White to blue belt level especially get the most out of training their attributes...

Duration:01:17:55

Episode #98 "How did athleticism take over Jiu Jitsu?"

5/2/2019
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How did athleticism take over Jiu Jitsu? The boys talk about the fact that while BJJ was intended for the smaller weaker person to be able to dominate a fight with a bigger stronger opponent, most schools encourage students to by physically dominate as well. This really shows up in the competition scene where most people look like Adonis or some other such Greek mythological person. On this same line of thinking, just because you’re winning the competition scene doesn’t mean you actually...

Duration:01:07:59

Episode #97 "Dealing with injuries in BJJ"

4/25/2019
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On this episode the boys have Kroyler answer a listener email about getting hurt and where to go from here. Kroyler does his thing and over explains in a way to encompass all things injuries related. This ensures that we can really get to the root cause of the problem. First we discussed why injuries happen in the first place. Why are some training environments more susceptible to people getting hurt than others. Kroyler explains how he mitigates this problem in his gym by not allowing...

Duration:01:13:27

Episode #96 "Don’t let BJJ ruin your relationships"

4/18/2019
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This week the boys find an article from Jiu Jitsu Times and decided that while they hated it, it brought up a good point. As they do, they crap on the article while coming up with equally dumb ideas all on their own... Basically, this show is a thing because someone made an article about an incident on a reddit thread, and Kroyler was too busy to give them the pro tip you deserved... It goes like this: Boyfriend and girlfriend play wrestle. Girlfriend has five years of BJJ and boyfriend...

Duration:01:05:49

Episode #95 "Are Wristlocks Really Evil?"

4/11/2019
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The boys discuss the stigma behind wristlocks and why it is total BS. One of Kroyler Gracie’s go to techniques is the “dreaded” wristlock. He’s quite the aficionado on them. You could call him the John Danaher of wristlocks....perhaps... So that’s why this pro tip has been a long time in the coming. I’m not sure why we haven’t done it before now in all honesty. First, Kroyler talks about the reasons behind a few of the biggest know stigmas behind wristlocks. Why do people hate them so much...

Duration:01:11:10

Episode #94 "What is simple BJJ?"

4/3/2019
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What is simple BJJ? The boys had “special“ guest, Paul Elliot, on today’s show to talk about his philosophy and website about simple BJJ simplebjj.com This would have been on lasts weeks show, but Kip decided to make Paul wait another week before we released it to more properly introduced Paul to our listeners and give them a small taste of what’s to come... or more likely just to annoy him. Either way, here it is. Paul talks about the importance of fundamentals and focusing, at least at...

Duration:01:56:29

Episode #93 "Control before submission"

3/27/2019
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The boys steal their pro tip from Paul Elliot’s website simplebjj.com this week. Since Paul will be on next weeks show we figured it’d be pertinent anyhow. Paul talks about why we should learn to focus on the control aspect of Jiu Jitsu before we try for submissions or escapes. It might seem counterintuitive for some, but he gets into the weeds on why this should be the case. There are a few aspects of the use of control. One being before a submission. Make sure that you don’t give up a...

Duration:01:12:00

Episode #92 "Rolling whilst being tiny"

3/21/2019
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The boys got an email asking why we haven’t covered how to roll when you’re the small person seeing as how we are self proclaimed tiny humans. As it turns out, that was a great question. So we asked the resident huge black belt Kroyler Gracie to co-author a pro tip with his itty bitty protégés Andrew. Lucky for the writer of said email, Jiu Jitsu was created by a tiny human. So it goes without saying that this will in fact work against large gorilla type humans. You just need to keep a few...

Duration:01:23:38

Episode #91 "Takedowns vs Guard Pulling"

3/14/2019
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This week the boys decided to delve into the subject of pulling guard vs doing a takedown. Apparently a real sore spot for Kip is when people mock guard pulling, yet do it themselves. On the previous episode Kip threw a kiniption fit over that, which prompted an email, or two, from black belt, Paul Elliot. The email itself was hurtful enough, but he was kind enough to send an article he wrote about the subject for his true thoughts and feelings on guard pulling. It true grappling dads...

Duration:01:16:28

Episode #90 "Is putting yourself in bad positions a good thing?"

3/5/2019
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The boys talk about why it’s a good idea to allow lower belts to gain the upper hand on you during your rolls. This might sound like a bad idea on one level, but it actually works out to everyone’s benefit. A few such benefits are building lower belts confidence, allowing lower belts to work on other aspects of their game, and allowing us to work on our defense game. We discussed how far you should let them get the submission and talked about finding your point of no return. The key is to...

Duration:01:22:55