1 hr 6 min

#62: Alex Ueda: Grounded Grit in Jiu-Jitsu The Fight Back Podcast

    • Mental Health

Software developer by day, a vessel of life lessons and first-degree black belt jiu-jitsu instructor by night, Alex Ueda made his first foray into jiu-jitsu after attending UCLA, where he majored in physics. A self-declared "fragile perfect" in his schooling and career, through his training, he found uniquely life-affirming perspectives and powerful mindsets that eluded him through university and a lifetime's participation in team sports. These days he enjoys a deep sense of purpose being the catalyst in others' journeys toward their best selves.

Georgia and Alex discuss: 


The meaning behind "Grounded Grit"
Trauma informed Jiu Jitsu
How martial arts hijack your innate survival instinct and put you directly in contact with practices that lead to rooted, authentic, growth

This is a beautiful, deep conversation that I really enjoyed participating in and I know you'll love listening to! 

To contact Alex: 

Instagram: @groundedgrit 

Website: www.groundedgrit.com

Sign up to the Conscious Combat Club newsletter here to get the latest updates about mindful and trauma-informed martial arts practices, clubs and research.

Join the Conscious Combat Club on Facebook to meet fellow listeners of this podcast and help us transform martial arts into more inclusive sports for everybody.

If you'd like to join The Fight Back Project, you'll find the waitlists for Melbourne here and online here.

If this podcast has inspired you to create your own trauma-informed martial arts program, you can register for my 12 week online course here.

Thank you so much to Nari for the beautiful song "Shape Me" heard at the beginning and end of this episode. Nari wrote this song about Shape Your Life, a boxing program for self-identified female survivors of violence in Canada. She wrote this song using the words and experiences shared by participants with Cathy Van Ingen. You can find out more about Shape Your Life in my interview with Cathy in Episode 8. You can hear more of Nari's work by going to her Instagram: @narithesaga

 

Software developer by day, a vessel of life lessons and first-degree black belt jiu-jitsu instructor by night, Alex Ueda made his first foray into jiu-jitsu after attending UCLA, where he majored in physics. A self-declared "fragile perfect" in his schooling and career, through his training, he found uniquely life-affirming perspectives and powerful mindsets that eluded him through university and a lifetime's participation in team sports. These days he enjoys a deep sense of purpose being the catalyst in others' journeys toward their best selves.

Georgia and Alex discuss: 


The meaning behind "Grounded Grit"
Trauma informed Jiu Jitsu
How martial arts hijack your innate survival instinct and put you directly in contact with practices that lead to rooted, authentic, growth

This is a beautiful, deep conversation that I really enjoyed participating in and I know you'll love listening to! 

To contact Alex: 

Instagram: @groundedgrit 

Website: www.groundedgrit.com

Sign up to the Conscious Combat Club newsletter here to get the latest updates about mindful and trauma-informed martial arts practices, clubs and research.

Join the Conscious Combat Club on Facebook to meet fellow listeners of this podcast and help us transform martial arts into more inclusive sports for everybody.

If you'd like to join The Fight Back Project, you'll find the waitlists for Melbourne here and online here.

If this podcast has inspired you to create your own trauma-informed martial arts program, you can register for my 12 week online course here.

Thank you so much to Nari for the beautiful song "Shape Me" heard at the beginning and end of this episode. Nari wrote this song about Shape Your Life, a boxing program for self-identified female survivors of violence in Canada. She wrote this song using the words and experiences shared by participants with Cathy Van Ingen. You can find out more about Shape Your Life in my interview with Cathy in Episode 8. You can hear more of Nari's work by going to her Instagram: @narithesaga

 

1 hr 6 min