Welcome to the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Rocks! podcast, a podcast dedicated to Gracie Jiu Jitsu and all things Gracie, including self defense, competition, anti bullying, women's self defense and empowerment, nutrition, and most especially the people involved in GJJ..........This podcast is for the average Joe; it's for anyone who practices, trains, teaches, or just loves to talk about or hear about Gracie Jiu Jitsu. We'll explore the lives of Gracie JJ practitioners, how they got involved with the art, and what effect it's had on their lives
GJJR! EP 138 Erik Paulson
Sensei/Coach Erik Paulson is a champion fighter, world renowned instructor/coach, and founder of Combat Submission Wrestling. He discusses how he stayed productive this past year, transitioning from fighter to coach, changing universal energies, UFOs, being ready when the creative juices come, writing dvd project on a napkin on an airplane, changes he’s made in his association and programs, not living in fear, combining catch wrestling in his jj program, how he developed his scarf game (including the fat man choke), his intensive private sessions, his business coaching for school owners, sensei Uri Nackamura and Shooto, Pankration for kids, CSW and His current projects, how his break fall ability saved him during a bike accident, Combat Athletic Conditioning program, and more
GJJR! EP 137 Goodbye to 2020
Featuring 2020 Episode Clips from Evandro Nunes (The Lion and when to let him out), Matt Thornton (training with Rickson, Chris Hauter, fundamentals as universal concepts), Ricky Lundell (starting BJJ as a kid with Pedro Sauer, the time he “fought” Pedro’s daughter Taissa), Scott Nelson (Emotional Intelligence and its impact on his life and Jiu Jitsu), Clark Gracie (GM Carlos, GM Carley and how the term Gracie Jiu Jitsu came about), Ryron Gracie (Summary/Recap of the meet the listeners 2 episode)......
GJJR! EP 136 Lessons Learned in 2020 - Group Discussion with 7 Pedro Sauer Black Belts
In This episode we talk about challenges, triumphs and lessons learned in 2020. Joining me for this episode I have Pedro Sauer Black Belts:
Randy McElwee Gracie Jiu Jitsu Athens (Athens, GA)
Mark Cukro Integrated Martial Arts (concord, NC)
Alan Baker Atlanta Martial Arts Center, (Woodstock GA)
Dan Berry Integrated Martial Arts of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
Chaz Valentine Bushin Martial Arts (Williamsburg, VA)
Rondel Benjamin Gracie Jiu Jitsu Trinidad/Tabago
Andy Bryant Gracie Jiu Jitsu Commerce (Commerce, GA)
GJJRs EP 135 Richard Bresler
Richard Bresler Gracie Jiu Jitsu
GJJR! EP 134. Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly, Pedro Sauer Black Belt, and owner and head instructor of Cincinnati Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, discusses his life growing up, his time in the Marine Corps (forced recon), his martial arts journey, including discovering BJJ while looking for Tae Kwon Do, stick fighting at The Gathering with the Dog Brothers, training with Paul Vunak, The “martial arts bum community,” Mark Denny, Shawn Owens; “Challenging” Jake Johnston; competing at the Mundials in Brazil; The magical early days with Pedro Sauer and the crew (where he met Alan Hopkins, Jeff Curran, Rockson Gracie, Flavio and Silva Bhering, Matt Strack, Jorge Jiminez, Ricky Lindell); Learning to be broad minded, finding your own style and understanding the “why” things work from Pedro Sauer; What he learned from Rickson; training with Scott Smith; most important aspects of self defense; bringing realistic methodologies in training; keeping emotion out of fighting; His girlfriend and the wonderful story of how they met and their story over time….
GJJR! EP 133 Scott Burr
Scott Burr is a black belt professor and the first person to earn the rank of black belt from legendary BJJ pioneer Professor Steve Maxwell. He also holds black belts in Kodokan Judo and the Kuk Sul Do, and is a MaxwellSC-certified Pro Trainer, holding Level 1 and Level 2 certifications in both the MaxwellSC Kettlebell and Bodyweight Training systems. Scott is the author of the numerous books on strength & conditioning and martial arts books, and In recent years has had the opportunity to train with and learn directly from Master Rickson Gracie. In this interview we talk about his history in martial arts, including MMA training and going from Jiu Jitsu to Judo; his relationship with Steve Maxwell; his books, and how he got into writing; his current projects including Robert Drysdale’s book - Opening Close Guard and Richard Bresler’s book - Worth Defending; his invention-the Knot Lock; training with Rickson Gracie, his Jiu Jitsu philosophy, and more
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Enjoying every episode. White belt 3 stripes
Excellent podcast! Great questions & insights into the lives,minds & philosophies of Gracie Jiu Jitsu Professors & practitioners!
Good structure and superb interviews