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The Dirty White Belt Radio show focuses on jiu-jitsu life and culture. Listen every Sunday on iTunes, Stitcher & Soundcloud for interviews with prominent BJJ figures, experts on fitness & nutrition, outstanding MMA practitioners and much more.

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(We used to be the Cageside ConcussionCast)
Our guests include top-tier fighters, teachers and trainers. We’ll let these experts explain how North Carolina became a jiu-jitsu hotbed, what fights to watch and when, how to execute techniques and what walkout music you should pick for your fight. We also promise fun and vegan recipes with a minimum of blunt trauma, but a maximum of entertainment.

Dirty White Belt Radio Jeff Shaw

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    • 4.9, 22 Ratings

The Dirty White Belt Radio show focuses on jiu-jitsu life and culture. Listen every Sunday on iTunes, Stitcher & Soundcloud for interviews with prominent BJJ figures, experts on fitness & nutrition, outstanding MMA practitioners and much more.

www.dirtywhitebelt.com
Twitter: @dwbbjj, @jeffshaw
Insta: dirtywhitebelt
#dwbbjj
(We used to be the Cageside ConcussionCast)
Our guests include top-tier fighters, teachers and trainers. We’ll let these experts explain how North Carolina became a jiu-jitsu hotbed, what fights to watch and when, how to execute techniques and what walkout music you should pick for your fight. We also promise fun and vegan recipes with a minimum of blunt trauma, but a maximum of entertainment.

    Dr. Wendy Rouse: The History of Women's Self Defense Jiu-Jitsu

    Dr. Wendy Rouse: The History of Women's Self Defense Jiu-Jitsu

    Dr. Wendy Rouse is a historian who has studied the origin of the women's self defense movement, as well as early jiu-jitsu in America -- including how President Theodore Roosevelt played a role in changing perceptions of this new-to-Americans art as an "unmanly" art. She's a professor of history at San Jose State University and the author of a book and many articles on these subjects.

    Check out some of the materials we reference in the conversation, including Dr. Rouse's article "Jiujitsuing Uncle Sam: The Unmanly Art of Jiujitsu." https://online.ucpress.edu/phr/article/84/4/448/81155/JiuJitsuing-Uncle-SamThe-Unmanly-Art-of-JiuJitsu

    Dr. Rouse's book, "Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women's Self Defense Movement." https://nyupress.org/9781479828531/her-own-hero/

    Dr. Rouse's Presentation at the California State Historical Society. https://youtu.be/Nu0FjzlXPXg?t=2373

    And this presentation by May Whitley, whose video we reference in the podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLIE1GKfluk

    • 41 min
    Academy owners respond to coronavirus

    Academy owners respond to coronavirus

    It's a time of upheaval and uncertainty in the jiujitsu community. We talked to four academy owners (five including Jeff) from both coasts and a wide range of experiences about how they're responding to the crisis -- by serving students in new ways and thinking about supporting the BJJ community at large. Our panel included James Foster (Foster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, open 17+ years), Cody Maltais (Elevate MMA Academy, open 4 years), Hillary VanOrnum (Unicorn Jiujitsu, open 10 months) and Cindy Hales (Sleeper Jiujitsu, open 6 months). Check it out to hear us share ideas about how we can weather this storm together and come out stronger on the other side.

    Thanks as always to our sponsors! US Grappling is our favorite tournament organization for many reasons, and usgrappling.com is the place to find all the news about upcoming events. We're also sponsored by Intellitonic. Rooted right here in Bellingham, Washington, Intellitonic is a Bellingham SEO and digital marketing agency with national reach. If you’re interested in Search Engine Optimization or Pay Per Click marketing, Intellitonic is a great choice.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Inside a Black Belt Test

    Inside a Black Belt Test

    Ever wanted window inside a black belt test? A few months ago, Jeff -- and two other brown belts from his school -- were told to be prepared for anything on Dec. 15. Betsy talked to each of them before, during and afterward. Check this show out for an inside look at one of the most important days in a jiu-jitsu journey.

    Thanks as always to our sponsors! US Grappling comes to Atlantic City, NJ on April 4, Richmond VA on April 2, and Greensboro NC on May 2. Support the tournament that's by grapplers, for grapplers, and has the best competitor experience around. Remember, black belts compete for free -- and register early for the Richmond, Virginia event in April! Tell them we sent you. We're also sponsored by Intellitonic. Rooted right here in Bellingham, Washington, Intellitonic is a Bellingham SEO and digital marketing agency with national reach. If you’re interested in Search Engine Optimization or Pay Per Click marketing, Intellitonic is a great choice.

    • 36 min
    Oliver Taza on technique, instruction, and returning from injury: Dec. 21, 2019

    Oliver Taza on technique, instruction, and returning from injury: Dec. 21, 2019

    Oliver Taza is already one of the best no-gi grapplers in the world just 7 years after starting jiujitsu. He talks with us about how great instruction contributes to his success, about the mental and physical challenge of recovering from ACL surgery, about the similarities and differences between Firas Zahabi and John Danaher, and much more. We also talk about the new podcast he's launched with Pierre-Olivier LeClerc, the Off Balance podcast, which you can check out wherever you get your podcasts.

    Thanks as always to our sponsors! US Grappling comes to Raleigh, North Carolina, on Jan. 4. Support the tournament that's by grapplers, for grapplers, and has the best competitor experience around. Remember, black belts compete for free -- and register early for the Richmond, Virginia event in April! Tell them we sent you. We're also sponsored by Intellitonic. Rooted right here in Bellingham, Washington, Intellitonic is a Bellingham SEO and digital marketing agency with national reach. If you’re interested in Search Engine Optimization or Pay Per Click marketing, Intellitonic is a great choice.

    • 49 min
    Felicia Oh at Bellingham BJJ: June 23, 2019

    Felicia Oh at Bellingham BJJ: June 23, 2019

    Felicia Oh is a legend of jiu-jitsu, the sixth woman outside of Brazil to earn a black belt -- but her origin story in the art involves the Y2K scare, the LA Marathon and Rudy Fischmann. The masters world champion and ADCC silver medalist talks to us about what training with Jean-Jacques Machado and Eddie Bravo was like, and how 10th Planet came about; about starting at 33 years old and becoming an elite grappler, competing against all-time-greats like Leticia Ribeiro, Megumi Fujii and more; nearly having to walk away from jiu-jitsu and MMA due to chronic fatigue, and how she beat the illness and came back; and way, way more. Thanks to Felicia Oh for this interview!

    US Grappling comes to Frederick, Maryland this weekend, June 29! Support the tournament that's by grapplers, for grapplers, and has the best competitor experience around. Remember, black belts compete for free -- and register early for the Richmond, Virginia event on Aug. 3! Tell them we sent you.

    • 54 min
    Andrew Smith on BJJ Path

    Andrew Smith on BJJ Path

    One of our first guests, Andrew Smith, returns to discuss how project — an online learning site called BJJ Path. Listen for details on how you can get a deal on the site. We also discuss best practices for learning jiujitsu, including why drilling classes are great.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

thaman_u ,

Love the podcast

Great Podcast, really love the open minded question of the host. I really the episode on the history of Bjj really interesting and answered some questions I always had about Bjj.

Bjjbetty ,

This should be required listening!!

Jeff Shaw & the staff of DWB are the cutting edge of martial arts podcasts! Nowhere will you find the diversity of interviews, tournament coverages, & ongoing information regarding current happenings on the mats. World champions, local champions, and regular folks who train - all have a voice thru this show. So glad I’m within a community that can boast about this gem!! Every instructor should listen, & have this on required listening!!

Soobi82 ,

Awesome BJJ podcast

🤜🏼🤛🏽👊🏼🤙🏽🤙🏽

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