368 episodes

We will be bringing you a weekly podcast about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and having “good times” while we do it. We hope to flatten your Jiu-Jitsu learning curve, help you get the most out of your grappling ability, and meet your goals both on and off the mat.
We have interviews with some of the top BJJ competitors, articles about BJJ, and some of our favorite quotes.

BjjBrick Podcast- BJJ, no-gi and good times! Byron Jabara

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    • 4.8 • 146 Ratings

We will be bringing you a weekly podcast about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and having “good times” while we do it. We hope to flatten your Jiu-Jitsu learning curve, help you get the most out of your grappling ability, and meet your goals both on and off the mat.
We have interviews with some of the top BJJ competitors, articles about BJJ, and some of our favorite quotes.

    Epi 365 Returning to BJJ After a Break

    Epi 365 Returning to BJJ After a Break

    This episode we talk about getting back on the mats after some time off. I could be an injury or life situation has kept you away. We want to help your return to the mats be smooth.

    We talk about:

    Start prepping your body for your return Set realistic expectations Don't go past your limits Going to 2-3 classes a week Expect it to be challenging Expect to hear "what happened to you"
    Links:

    BjjBrick Shop Your First Year of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Six BJJ Training Games to Play While Rolling Your support is appreciated on Patreon
    Quote of the week: “There is a difference between something catastrophic and something that is uncomfortable. If something is catastrophic you tap. If something is uncomfortable, you have to find a way out” John Danaher

    Article of the week: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and Mixed Martial Arts Injuries Presenting to United States Emergency Departments, 2008-2015

    The BjjBrick Podcast is in iTunes, Stitcher radio, and Google Play Music for Andriod

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Epi 364 We disagree with some popular BJJ ideas

    Epi 364 We disagree with some popular BJJ ideas

    This month we talk about popular ideas in BJJ what at least one of us will disagree with.
    We talk about:
    Leg locks are too dangerous Takedowns are not safe for old guys You need to train 3 times a week to get better You can’t get better without competing Get in shape before you start BJJ Pulling guard is not good BJJ Coaches not rolling or coaches that get tapped out All cops should be purple belts Athletes are great to learn from When I get ____ I will be good at BJJ You can’t teach heart 10,000 hour rule Pressure is a good submission Kicking someone’s butt in BJJ is a good way to vent frustrations Links:
    BjjBrick Shop Your First Year of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Six BJJ Training Games to Play While Rolling Your support is appreciated on Patreon Quote of the week: “When you realize you are no longer made of glass, you lose the desire to demonstrate that fragility in others.” Chris Matakas
    Article of the week: https://bjjtribes.com/can-anyone-become-a-bjj-black-belt/
    The BjjBrick Podcast is in iTunes, Stitcher radio, and Google Play Music for Andriod

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Epi 363 Conventional Wisdom of BJJ

    Epi 363 Conventional Wisdom of BJJ

    This week we talk about the conventional wisdom you often hear in BJJ.

    Here are some things we cover

    don't chase the next belt don't chase gym wins, there's no substitute for mat time, position before submission, always win the grip fight technique beats size and strength a black belt is a white belt that did not quit iron sharpens iron (ABC) Always Be Choking I am a shark and the mat is my water guard pulling is for wimps not tapping from pressure no base no case
    Links:

    BjjBrick Shop Your First Year of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Six BJJ Training Games to Play While Rolling Your support is appreciated on Patreon
    Quote of the week: “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.” Bonnie Blair Speed Skater. Gary can't get enough of Bonnie

     

    Article of the week: https://bjjtribes.com/when-you-should-switch-your-bjj-gym/

    The BjjBrick Podcast is in iTunes, Stitcher radio, and Google Play Music for Andriod

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Epi 362 Basics, Fundamentals & Principles of BJJ

    Epi 362 Basics, Fundamentals & Principles of BJJ

    This episode we talk about the basics, fundamentals and principles of Jiu-Jitsu.
    Joe after getting his Brown Belt  
    Jits Fundamentals
    5 Basic BJJ Movements Beginners Need To Perfect
    Jiu Jitsu Principles: The Complete List [51 BJJ Concepts]
    Check out Byron’s appearance on The Chasen Life Podcast
    Other links:
    BjjBrick Shop Your First Year of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Six BJJ Training Games to Play While Rolling Your support is appreciated on Patreon Quote of the week: “You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” Michael Jordan
    The BjjBrick Podcast is in iTunes, Stitcher radio, and Google Play Music for Andriod

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Epi 361 Improve your BJJ with Science

    Epi 361 Improve your BJJ with Science

    This week episode we will talk about scientifically methods to improve your BJJ.
    Here are the links we reference
    Warm up with “RAMP” Raise, Activate & Mobilise, Potentiate https://www.scienceforsport.com/warm-ups/
    Nutrient info Pre Training, During Training, After Training https://www.jiujitsubrotherhood.com/blogs/blog/nutrient-timing-for-grapplers
    Develop Explosive Power https://www.trainheroic.com/blog/4-scientifically-proven-ways-to-develop-explosive-power-and-how-to-program-each/
    Improve skill https://www.active.com/fitness/articles/6-sports-science-studies-to-help-you-improve-athletic-skills
    Learn better https://www.thebestcolleges.org/17-scientifically-proven-ways-to-study-better-this-year/ #7 and #13
    Attain Self-confidence https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/11/30/eight-scientifically-proven-ways-to-attain-self-confidence.html
    Links:
    BjjBrick Shop Your First Year of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Six BJJ Training Games to Play While Rolling Your support is appreciated on Patreon Quote of the week: “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” Thomas Carlyle
    The BjjBrick Podcast is in iTunes, Stitcher radio, and Google Play Music for Andriod

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Epi 360 Street Smart BJJ

    Epi 360 Street Smart BJJ

    This week we cover a bunch of stuff including BJJ and the streets.
    We talk about:
    BJJ for the streets Being aware of your surroundings How BJJ can help you in a fight How BJJ can keep you from fighting So famous BJJ fighters that have been in a street fight MMA and BJJ Being street smart on the mats Links:
    BjjBrick Shop Your First Year of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Six BJJ Training Games to Play While Rolling Your support is appreciated on Patreon Quote of the week: “Hire character. Train skill.” -Peter Schutz
    Article of the week: Learn To Skateboard At 40 Or 50: You Can Do It Too
    The BjjBrick Podcast is in iTunes, Stitcher radio, and Google Play Music for Andriod

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Femi So Foxy ,

Great BJJ podcast

Love listening to this show every week. Byron Joe and Gary are positive, funny, and knowledge seeking. Definitely has helped me tons over the first 3 yrs of BJJ. Thx gentlemen!

Mike13lea ,

Still my favorite

I’ve been listening to y’all for over a year since back when I was a white belt and y’all were the only BJJ podcast on my subscribe list. Blue belt now, about 5 BJJ podcasts on my list and y’all are still at the top of the list. Heck Joe even taught me something about my own gym that I didn’t know! I train at great grappling with Professor Jeremy Arel, and I had no idea we had an app until Joe gave it a shout out a while back haha. I love the interviews as well as the talk amongst the 3 amigos. Thanks for being awesome all the time and occasionally ridiculous guys!

Gbounit ,

BJJ Brick Chokes and Jokes

Perfect mantra! I was hooked when Byron joked about Gary's obsession with grappling whenever he could in training: "Imagine Gary in the locker room (naked)... 'Hey, you wanna grapple??'..."

But seriously, I was looking for info about BJJ, and this podcast came up. I was so encouraged to actually try BJJ, after years of just thinking about it, but never acting until this year (Jan 2019). It helped me with so many tips for new people, and older people... (that is ME... new, zero experience, not in the best shape {unless you count 'round' as a shape}, Type 2 Diabetic, and 52), and always imprinting "Jiu Jitsu is for everyone"... If not from the hosts, the guests mention that a LOT. This podcast is the main reason I actually worked up the nerve to actually WALK INTO a gym to ask questions!

There is so much more I can comment on, but I will end with saying that listening to Byron and Gary (Joe, I am still listening to 2014... I will catch up!) is like listening to friends hanging out... Very easy going guys and zero arrogance at all. Thank you for being so relatable, and again, thank you for kick-starting my journey, I pray that I continue this BJJ journey. You guys help with that! Oss!
-Gerry B.
El Cajon, CA

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