152 episodes

Host Thomas Rozdzynski 3rd Degree Black Belt, Judo Black Belt, Instructor at RŌL Academy, Host of The RŌL Radio, Creator of RŌL TV - Submit your questions via IG: rozdzynskibjj

Ask a Black Belt - Jiu Jitsu Podcast Thomas Rozdzynski

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Host Thomas Rozdzynski 3rd Degree Black Belt, Judo Black Belt, Instructor at RŌL Academy, Host of The RŌL Radio, Creator of RŌL TV - Submit your questions via IG: rozdzynskibjj

    151. Should instructor be ready for class?

    151. Should instructor be ready for class?

    Send me a messageIn this conversation, Thomas discusses the importance of instructor preparation in Jiu-Jitsu classes. He emphasizes that instructors have a responsibility to benefit their students and that being prepared is crucial for students to make progress. Thomas also highlights the distinction between knowing Jiu-Jitsu and knowing how to teach it, emphasizing the importance of teaching skills. He encourages instructors to reflect on what they will teach and how they will present the i...

    • 8 min
    150. Environment sets the rules

    150. Environment sets the rules

    Send me a messageSummaryThe conversation explores the reasons behind different rule sets in tournaments and emphasizes the importance of understanding and adapting to these rule sets. It also discusses the differences between various martial arts and the challenges and benefits they bring. The key takeaway is that success in any scenario depends on understanding the rules and environment and adjusting one's approach accordingly.TakeawaysDifferent tournaments have different rule sets to make t...

    • 6 min
    149. True greatness is repetition

    149. True greatness is repetition

    Send me a messageSummaryThe conversation explores the importance of repetition in achieving success in Jiu-Jitsu. It emphasizes the need to repeat techniques and concepts until they become automatic and executed without conscious thought. The conversation also highlights the significance of understanding conceptual Jiu-Jitsu and how it leads to greater success. Additionally, it discusses the concept of creating a flow state through repetition and draws parallels to the sport of Judo. The conv...

    • 6 min
    148. What are you standards?

    148. What are you standards?

    Send me a messageSummaryIn this episode, Thomas discusses the importance of training standards and how they contribute to improvement in Jiu-Jitsu and in life. He emphasizes the need for continuous learning and growth, regardless of one's goals or level of competition. Thomas also highlights the impact of purposeful routines and approaches to training, as well as the importance of setting objectives and maximizing training time. The episode concludes with a reminder to be intentional and goal...

    • 7 min
    147. Who would win?

    147. Who would win?

    Send me a messageAsk me questions on IG @rozdzynskibjj, I will personally respond to you and record the episode with an official answer. Links you need to check out:www.rolacademy.tvwww.therolradio.com

    • 5 min
    146. Position over submission

    146. Position over submission

    Send me a messageIn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), the concept of "position over submission" is a fundamental principle that emphasizes the strategic importance of achieving and maintaining dominant positions before attempting a submission. Rather than solely focusing on finishing an opponent with a submission hold, practitioners are encouraged to prioritize positional control first. This approach stems from the understanding that a solid foundation of control increases the likelihood of a succes...

    • 6 min

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