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Are you a new Jiu-Jitsu practitioner? Do you ever wonder if others are going through the same things as you? If so, then the Elbows Tight Podcast is for you!
In this podcast, Travis documents his journey through Jiu-Jitsu. He sits down with everyone from brand-new white belts to well-established black belts to discuss their experiences, challenges, and successes.
Whether you're a seasoned veteran or just starting out, you'll find something to relate to in the Elbows Tight Podcast. So come in, grab a drink, and talk Jiu-Jitsu!

Elbows Tight Podcast: The Beginners Journey Through Jiu-Jitsu Travis Motl

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Are you a new Jiu-Jitsu practitioner? Do you ever wonder if others are going through the same things as you? If so, then the Elbows Tight Podcast is for you!
In this podcast, Travis documents his journey through Jiu-Jitsu. He sits down with everyone from brand-new white belts to well-established black belts to discuss their experiences, challenges, and successes.
Whether you're a seasoned veteran or just starting out, you'll find something to relate to in the Elbows Tight Podcast. So come in, grab a drink, and talk Jiu-Jitsu!

    Tips and Tricks For Training BJJ as a Family!

    Tips and Tricks For Training BJJ as a Family!

    In this conversation, Travis Motl interviews Mike and Sheena Bidwell, who run a jiu-jitsu academy. They discuss their teaching methods, the importance of a structured curriculum, and the benefits of jiu-jitsu for families. Mike emphasizes the four-step approach to teaching techniques and the importance of the 'secret sauce' that makes each technique effective. They also discuss the value of testing for belts and the sense of accomplishment it brings. Overall, jiu-jitsu has strengthened their family bond and provided them with mental, emotional, and physical resilience. Mike and Sheena discuss their new book, 'The BJJ After 40 Survival Guide,' and how they have built longevity in jiu-jitsu for themselves and their kids. They emphasize the importance of not putting pressure on their children to train and allowing them to have other interests. They also talk about the mindset and preparation needed to motivate themselves and their kids to go to class, including setting a positive tone and making it a celebration. They share their experience of writing the book and the satisfaction of seeing their hard work in physical form.
    BJJ after 40 Survival Guide Book: Unlocking the Secrets to Mastery for the Ageless Athlete:
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    • 57 min
    The BJJ Hobbyists Guide to Injury Prevention!

    The BJJ Hobbyists Guide to Injury Prevention!

    In this episode is with Chase Yoselowitz, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, about injury prevention for beginner grapplers in Jiu-Jitsu. We discuss Chase's background in Jiu-Jitsu and his work with athletes and hobbyists.
    We also cover topics such as preventing lower back pain, building muscle for Jiu-Jitsu, energy systems, and conditioning for Jiu-Jitsu. Chase emphasizes the importance of progressive overload, proper form, and individualized training.
    He also encourages beginners to start Jiu-Jitsu regardless of their fitness level and advises on incorporating strength and conditioning into their training. In this conversation, Chase Yoselowitz, CSCS, discusses strength and conditioning for jiu-jitsu athletes.
    He emphasizes the importance of incorporating strength and conditioning into a training routine, recommending two to three days a week. Chase also explains the concept of working within a range of reps and weights to optimize performance and prevent injury.
    He suggests starting with unilateral exercises to address imbalances and build stability, then progressing to bilateral exercises like barbell squats and deadlifts. Chase also touches on the value of explosive movements like cleans and snatches, as well as the importance of mobility training and full range of motion for injury prevention and improved performance.
    Connect with Chase here!
    https://www.instagram.com/grapplism/
    https://grapplism.com/
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    How To Safely Train Jiu-Jitsu as a Big Guy!

    How To Safely Train Jiu-Jitsu as a Big Guy!

    In this episode, Travis interviews Chris Dickens, a long-time listener and winner of the El-Bros community's name. They discuss Chris's journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and his transition from Taekwondo to BJJ.
    Chris shares how his background in Taekwondo and other martial arts has influenced his BJJ training, including flexibility, mindset, and fearlessness. He also talks about his reservations as a larger individual in BJJ and how he navigates rolling with different training partners.
    Chris emphasizes the value of private lessons in his BJJ journey and the benefits of one-on-one instruction and feedback. In this part of the conversation, Chris discusses his experience with private lessons and the importance of fine-tuning techniques.
    He also discusses his recovery routine, which includes yoga and sleep. Travis asks about the significance of community in Chris's jiu-jitsu journey, and Chris emphasizes the importance of training with people who support and care about each other.
    They also discuss the role of lineage in jiu-jitsu and how it can vary in importance depending on individual goals and preferences
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    LET'S EXCHANGE PATCHES!
    SEND A PATCH TO THE PO BOX, AND WE WILL SEND YOU A CUSTOM ELBOWS TIGHT PATCH BACK! Travis Motl PO Box 768 Seabeck, WA 98380
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    • 59 min
    6 Questions You MUST Ask When Finding a BJJ Academy!

    6 Questions You MUST Ask When Finding a BJJ Academy!

    Today, we're tackling a challenge many of us grapple with—finding the perfect Jiu-Jitsu Academy. With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming. But fear not! We've got six essential questions to help you find your Jiu-Jitsu home sweet home.
    Want to further support this show? Consider joining our Patreon and YouTube Membership for early and exclusive content plus other perks!
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    LET'S EXCHANGE PATCHES!
    SEND A PATCH TO THE PO BOX, AND WE WILL SEND YOU A CUSTOM ELBOWS TIGHT PATCH BACK! Travis Motl PO Box 768 Seabeck, WA 98380
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    • 10 min
    These 3 P's Will CHANGE How You Train BJJ!

    These 3 P's Will CHANGE How You Train BJJ!

    In this episode, Travis Motl interviews Joshua Janis about the culture and mindset of jiu-jitsu. They discuss the importance of vulnerability and making mistakes to learn and grow. They also explore the camaraderie and team support in jiu-jitsu and the role of gym culture in creating a positive training environment.
    They emphasize the principles of being precise, playful, and painless in training and how these principles can be applied to both beginners and experienced practitioners. They also discuss the balance between ego and confidence in jiu-jitsu and the importance of continuous learning and open-mindedness. In this conversation, Joshua Janis and Travis Motl discuss the importance of training in a painless, precise, and playful manner in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).
    They explore the concept of tension and how it affects the effectiveness and safety of techniques. They also touch on gym culture and finding the right academy for one's goals and preferences. Joshua emphasizes the significance of breathing, particularly diaphragmatic breathing, for BJJ practitioners. He also mentions his Patreon page and upcoming seminars as resources for further exploration.
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    LET'S EXCHANGE PATCHES!
    SEND A PATCH TO THE PO BOX, AND WE WILL SEND YOU A CUSTOM ELBOWS TIGHT PATCH BACK! Travis Motl PO Box 768 Seabeck, WA 98380
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    BJJ is like Video Games? Yes and Here's Why!

    BJJ is like Video Games? Yes and Here's Why!

    Feeling lost in your BJJ journey?
    This episode levels you up! We explore how BJJ is like a video game, from building your base stats (cardio, flexibility) to mastering fundamentals and unlocking new techniques.
    Learn how to find your BJJ playstyle, grind through plateaus, and tap into the same determination you have as a gamer.
    Even if you're a white belt feeling like a noob, this episode will show you how to approach BJJ training with a gamer's mindset and emerge victorious.
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    LET'S EXCHANGE PATCHES!
    SEND A PATCH TO THE PO BOX, AND WE WILL SEND YOU A CUSTOM ELBOWS TIGHT PATCH BACK! Travis Motl PO Box 768 Seabeck, WA 98380
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    • 6 min

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A rare review

I am not one to write reviews on podcasts. I decided to because these guys have helped me get through many rough phases of jiujitsu after getting those blue belt blues. It is refreshing to hear a podcast from regular gents just like me working their way through the every day battles that come with jiujitsu. As they progress through their journey it helps me get through mine. Keep it up and keep it real!

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