10 episodes

A podcast where we will discuss the training, teaching, health and education of mixed martial arts. Hosted by Sonny Brown, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, competitor and coach who is also a 3 times Australian MMA Champion. He also runs the Sonny Brown Martial Arts YouTube Channel which breaks down MMA & Grappling competitors matches and careers. The podcast aims to provide insights to anyone looking to learn more about the teaching and training of martial arts.

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A podcast where we will discuss the training, teaching, health and education of mixed martial arts. Hosted by Sonny Brown, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, competitor and coach who is also a 3 times Australian MMA Champion. He also runs the Sonny Brown Martial Arts YouTube Channel which breaks down MMA & Grappling competitors matches and careers. The podcast aims to provide insights to anyone looking to learn more about the teaching and training of martial arts.

    Navigating Restrictions & Wilderness on the 10th Planet with Brandon Mccaghren

    Navigating Restrictions & Wilderness on the 10th Planet with Brandon Mccaghren

    I talk to Brandon McCaghren or B-MAC from 10th Planet Decatur, Alabama. We discuss his start travelling from his home town to train with Eddie Bravo in LA and the value of constraints vs operating in the wild. How the innovative 10th Planet "Hot Box" system and the warm-up routines and patterns have helped it grow and establish itself. Also, building positive club culture and the martial value of tai chi and finally, how to stay inspired as a white belt and the importance of self-discovery.

    • 1 hr
    Effectiveness, Efficacy and the Science Behind Your Jiu-Jitsu With Rory van Vliet

    Effectiveness, Efficacy and the Science Behind Your Jiu-Jitsu With Rory van Vliet

    I talk to Rory from RVV BJJ, who takes a methodical approach to explain the science behind your jiu-jitsu. He explains the critical principle of alignment which breaks down into posture, structure and base. An innovative drilling method known as "*F*YJJ". He also discussed various ways to maximise training time and why beginners should NOT train closed guard. Finally, he explains how low percentage moves and false positives can hinder your training and development and how to solve this problem.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Struggling with Systems Theory, Chaos & Complexity With School of Grappling

    Struggling with Systems Theory, Chaos & Complexity With School of Grappling

    I talk to Andy from School of Grappling. We discuss how systems theory, complexity and chaos can be underlying forces in your grappling training but how misunderstanding systems can be frequent in Jiu-Jitsu. Why attempting to build the perfect grappling system is doomed to fail but how intuition can help to patch the leaks providing you identify the pockets of predictability. Finally, what we can learn learn from robotics, A.I, a school of fish, and a flock of birds to help us navigate jiu-jitsu systems.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Mirroring Principle and Controlled Chaos for Learning With Wim Deputter

    The Mirroring Principle and Controlled Chaos for Learning With Wim Deputter

    I talk to Wim Deputter where we discuss how Jiu-Jitsu is a principle that means a Boxer could be doing Jiu-Jitsu, but you could be a BJJ player and not be doing Jiu-Jitsu. How Wims "Mirroring Principle" is an algorithm and fundamental movement rule that guides BJJ, MMA, Striking and self-defence situations. How constraints placed on any art will determine what that art can become and how constraining beginners to focus on control and then to allow controlled chaos can be the best way for them to develop.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Underground History of Catch Wrestling, MMA & Sakuraba With Jake Shannon

    The Underground History of Catch Wrestling, MMA & Sakuraba With Jake Shannon

    I talk to Jake Shannon who is the founder of Scientific Wrestling and we discuss how the history of grappling can trace its roots back to bored English miners who loved to gamble, how Japanese MMA emerged out of the theatrical and entertainment-driven world of professional Wrestling. The moment a quirky, professional wrestler bested the most famous grappling dynasty in fight sports and how that professional wrestling training helped him do it and could still even be used today in your own training practice.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    The Mythology of Teaching Martial Arts With Daniele Bolelli

    The Mythology of Teaching Martial Arts With Daniele Bolelli

    I talk to Daniele Bolelli who is a writer, martial artist and a university professor. We discuss where a martial arts teacher should find and place the limits of their expertise. How martial arts is perfect for learning the limits of your capability and reaching your potential despite a few broken arms and busted knees, Why the timid sport of soccer has the most violent fanbase of all and why a jack of all trades may be the master of none, but can oftentimes be better than only a master of one.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Uiah ,

Informative and Entertaining!

Fast becoming my favourite MMA podcast...

rhino dee ,

Brilliant - amazing to listen too

Thanks sonny for the awesome podcast

athena777m ,

Brilliant!!!

Sonny Brown has done an excellent job in creating an informative and interesting podcast full of insightful questions and comments about martial arts.

Love the show, keep up the great work!

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