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Join host Josh McKinney on his quest to suck-less at jiu-jitsu.

I Suck At Jiu Jitsu Show Josh McKinney

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Join host Josh McKinney on his quest to suck-less at jiu-jitsu.

    #66 Eric Huebner: Transitioning from Wrestling to Jiu-Jitsu

    #66 Eric Huebner: Transitioning from Wrestling to Jiu-Jitsu

    We always talk in jiu-jitsu about how easy guys who wrestled in school have it.  



     "They just need to learn some submissions."  



    I hear that all of the time. But, is it true?  



    I find that a majority of wrestlers that come in, don't stick with jiu-jitsu for some reason or another.  Today I(@thejoshmckinney) have the pleasure of interviewing Eric Huebner(@erichueb12), one of my brown belts who was(and still is) a phenomenal wrestler and has transitioned into being sold out for gi jiu-jitsu. 



    We dig into what it was like making that jump and why he loves jiu-jitsu so much. 



    We also are able to tell the crazy story of the first time that I ever directly experienced racism.  



    You guys are going to LOVE this episode. Enjoy!  Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu free e book: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in

    • 1 hr 6 min
    #65 Jiu Jitsu vs a Hurricane | 3 Lessons that Apply to Jiu-Jitsu and Life

    #65 Jiu Jitsu vs a Hurricane | 3 Lessons that Apply to Jiu-Jitsu and Life

    I Survived a hurricane last week. Here's how jiu-jitsu helped!

    • 23 min
    #64 Why I Almost QUIT BJJ | How I overcame it

    #64 Why I Almost QUIT BJJ | How I overcame it

    I nearly quit jiu-jitsu as a purple belt.   



    This isn't something that I talk about very much, or even at all really. I used to try to get fulfillment in winning grappling tournaments. It worked for a long time, all the way up until I stopped winning.   



    I know the thought of quitting jiu-jitsu is something that nearly everyone goes through in their  journey. I wanted to take today and be honest about my struggle and some of the incredibly fortunate events and people that helped me get through this mindset.   



    If you have a story of overcoming quitting jiu-jitsu, I would love to hear from you and share it on the podcast. Send me an email at josh@simplifyingjiujitsu.com or my instagram @thejoshmckinney   



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    • 25 min
    Why People Quit BJJ | How to Make Sure It Doesn't Happen To You

    Why People Quit BJJ | How to Make Sure It Doesn't Happen To You

    We've all had a friend that seemed like they were in it for the long haul all of the sudden stop showing up. It sucks because you feel like you're losing a training partner and a friend. Because like, who can be friends with someone who doesn't train?  



    As you progress you will see it happen more and more. There are 3 common reasons that people quit Jiu-Jitsu. In today's episode, Josh(@thejoshmckinney) talks about what they are and how to avoid them.  



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    • 32 min
    Jiu-Jitsu Warm-Ups Are Stupid | Suckless Saturday

    Jiu-Jitsu Warm-Ups Are Stupid | Suckless Saturday

    I know I will take heat for this episode. But, like I say at the end, I would love to hear your opinion if you're pro warm ups in a class environment. I just find them to be a waste of time.  



    Small caveat that I should of mentioned but simply forgot. I have found that warm ups in kids/teen classes are really helpful for getting kids focused and ready for class.  



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    • 7 min
    #62 Alex Mazhukhin: Mr. Build It Does Jiu-Jitsu

    #62 Alex Mazhukhin: Mr. Build It Does Jiu-Jitsu

    As a grappler, do you ever watch a tv show or youtube channel and think, "This guy is so cool, I bet he'd love jiu-jitsu?"  



    Maybe I am the only weirdo who does that. Either way, finding out that someone that you look up to trains is such a fun experience!   



    That is what happened to me a few weeks back when I found out Alex Mazhukhin(@mr.build_it) aka Mr.Build It on Youtube, took up jiu-jitsu a few years back.  



    In this interview you get to see someone who is highly successful in one creative aspect who is applying those principles to jiu-jitsu.   



    Alex also gives some extremely helpful tips to Josh(@thejoshmckinney) on social media that those of you who may want to enter the influencer world may really benefit from!  



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    • 1 hr 11 min

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