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.
New Wave Coaching Of No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Grapplers With Luke Martin
I talk to Luke Martin, a Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt who runs Sydney West Martial Arts. He recently switched his academy from a mix of gi and no-gi training to only no-gi for adults. We discuss how he feels the culture of no-gi jiu-jitsu is progressing and John Danaher's influence on the sport and himself. We also discuss how he views the impact of external vs internal effects on the grappling culture.
The Reverse Classroom, Skill Acquisition & Submeta With Lachlan Giles
I talk to Lachlan Giles about his instructional style. He experimented with using the reverse classroom model to teach jiu-jitsu which involves students watching videos before attending class and then directing portions of their training over what they want to learn. We discuss this experiment, his thoughts and readings on skill acquisition in general for grapplers, and the launch of his new online learning platform Submeta.
Positive Benefits of the Gi & IBJJF Points System With Robert Degle
I talk to Robert Degle. A blackbelt in BJJ, who was recently banned from competing by the IBJJF due to not having enough time registered as a brown belt before being promoted to black belt. Yet we discuss why he thinks the IBJJF has an overall net positive influence on the sport. From the prestige of its competition circuit to the rules and points system that he believes forces a general well-rounded jiu-jitsu game regardless of gi or no-gi competitions.
BJJ Mental Models, Concepts, Principles & Online Learning With Steve Kwan
I talk to Steve Kwan of the BJJ Mental Models Podcast in a Crossover Episode! We talk about how his podcast has influenced his own game, the most important concepts he learned from his podcast guests and the debate over concepts vs techniques. Further, we discuss learning Jiu-Jitsu online and the multiple online learning platforms and instructions out there and how you can go about finding one that best suits your needs and improves your grappling.
Contrarian Grappling While Combining Catch Wrestling & Jiu-Jitsu With Sam Kressin
I talk to Sam Kressin, a Black Belt in BJJ who also trained extensively with catch wrestling legend Billy Robinson. Sam is also a talented visual artist who holds a degree in exercise and sports science. We discuss how he came to find jiu-jitsu and catch wrestling in his martial arts journey and his time spent training both, and the process of combining them. He also coaches grappling and runs catch wrestling workshops for Scientific Wrestling and gives an excellent insight into his coaching philosophy.
Mind Over Muscle, Judo & Jigoro Kano With Andy From School Of Grappling
I talk to Andy From School Of Grappling about the book "Mind Over Muscle: Writings From The Founder Of Judo" By Jigoro Kano. We explore the philosophy of Judo as written and explained by Kano while also discussing his views on physical education and the principles of Judo including mutual benefit and maximum efficiency in energy use. We also discuss the concept of embodied grappling and the critical role rough and tumble play can have on a child's morality and social awareness development.
My fave podcast!
I am privileged to know and train with Sonny Brown. He is a highly skilled, open-minded and thoughtful MMA titleholder and Jiu Jitsu black belt.
Sonny has attracted a diverse range of guests, not the obvious celebrities (though Lachlan Giles and Craig Jones have been excellent guests), but all of them fascinating and compelling choices.
I am confident this will rapidly become one of the most popular and thought provoking martial arts podcasts in the observable universe.
Great MMA, BJJ and martial arts chats
If Joe Rogan and Lex Fridman had a love child with an Aussie accent, it would be Sonny Brown!
Sonny has a interesting and cerebral approach to martial arts training and history.
Very enjoyable chats.
Super entertaining and informative for anyone even vaguely interested in martial arts.