Join host Josh McKinney on his quest to suck-less at 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.
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#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!
#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 email@example.com or my instagram @thejoshmckinney
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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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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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#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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