Welcome to the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Rocks! podcast, a podcast dedicated to Gracie Jiu Jitsu and all things Gracie, including self defense, competition, anti bullying, women's self defense and empowerment, nutrition, and most especially the people involved in GJJ..........This podcast is for the average Joe; it's for anyone who practices, trains, teaches, or just loves to talk about or hear about Gracie Jiu Jitsu. We'll explore the lives of Gracie JJ practitioners, how they got involved with the art, and what effect it's had on their lives
GJJR! Podcast EP 140 Dave Kama
Dave Kama, 5th degree Rickson Gracie black belt and head of Kama Jiu Jitsu. Dave is one of the very few people to have trained under Master Rickson and have all his belts awarded to him by Rickson, blue belt through black belt. Dave Kama also #2 of the “Dirty Dozen”, a moniker given to the first 12 non-Brazilians to earn the coveted black belt. In this episode he discusses his stat in BJJ, the early days in Rorion Gracie’s garage, challenge matches, training with Rickson, starting his own academy, the importance of finding the right teacher for your style of learning, what new practitioners should focus on, his thoughts on older practitioner training, and more!
GJJR! EP 139 Roy Marsh
Roy Marsh, founder of Roy Marsh Jiu Jitsu and owner/head instructor of Gracie Schwarzwald, discusses his early days in NC with TEAM ROC; his move to Germany, and what that’s been like; his philosophy including competition type focus and self defense focus, why the ability to control your opponent is so important, information gathering while rolling, why he never sets timers at his school; his instructional videos; people who’ve had the biggest impact on his BJJ and life, and much more
GJJR! EP 138 Erik Paulson
Sensei/Coach Erik Paulson is a champion fighter, world renowned instructor/coach, and founder of Combat Submission Wrestling. He discusses how he stayed productive this past year, transitioning from fighter to coach, changing universal energies, UFOs, being ready when the creative juices come, writing dvd project on a napkin on an airplane, changes he’s made in his association and programs, not living in fear, combining catch wrestling in his jj program, how he developed his scarf game (including the fat man choke), his intensive private sessions, his business coaching for school owners, sensei Uri Nackamura and Shooto, Pankration for kids, CSW and His current projects, how his break fall ability saved him during a bike accident, Combat Athletic Conditioning program, and more
GJJR! EP 137 Goodbye to 2020
Featuring 2020 Episode Clips from Evandro Nunes (The Lion and when to let him out), Matt Thornton (training with Rickson, Chris Hauter, fundamentals as universal concepts), Ricky Lundell (starting BJJ as a kid with Pedro Sauer, the time he “fought” Pedro’s daughter Taissa), Scott Nelson (Emotional Intelligence and its impact on his life and Jiu Jitsu), Clark Gracie (GM Carlos, GM Carley and how the term Gracie Jiu Jitsu came about), Ryron Gracie (Summary/Recap of the meet the listeners 2 episode)......
GJJR! EP 136 Lessons Learned in 2020 - Group Discussion with 7 Pedro Sauer Black Belts
In This episode we talk about challenges, triumphs and lessons learned in 2020. Joining me for this episode I have Pedro Sauer Black Belts:
Randy McElwee Gracie Jiu Jitsu Athens (Athens, GA)
Mark Cukro Integrated Martial Arts (concord, NC)
Alan Baker Atlanta Martial Arts Center, (Woodstock GA)
Dan Berry Integrated Martial Arts of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
Chaz Valentine Bushin Martial Arts (Williamsburg, VA)
Rondel Benjamin Gracie Jiu Jitsu Trinidad/Tabago
Andy Bryant Gracie Jiu Jitsu Commerce (Commerce, GA)
GJJRs EP 135 Richard Bresler
Richard Bresler Gracie Jiu Jitsu
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I love this Podcast format, interview process, and the overall BJJ information given. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Love the show new to jajitsu late starter better late then never
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This show is amazing! There have been a few guests that weren’t great but in general he interviews Jiu Jitsu killers and we get to hear about their come up in the game. Keep it up man you have a great show.