222 episodes

The Chewjitsu Podcast features your host BJJ Black Belt Nick "Chewy" Albin of chewjitsu.net and his co-host BJJ Black Belt and Physical Therapist Dr. Eugene Tsozik.
The show covers topics such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, training, diet, health and injury-prevention, Q&A sessions, and interviews.

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The Chewjitsu Podcast features your host BJJ Black Belt Nick "Chewy" Albin of chewjitsu.net and his co-host BJJ Black Belt and Physical Therapist Dr. Eugene Tsozik.
The show covers topics such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, training, diet, health and injury-prevention, Q&A sessions, and interviews.

    Episode 219 - BJJ Is Like A Video Game (Live Q&A)

    Episode 219 - BJJ Is Like A Video Game (Live Q&A)

    Chewy and Eugene go live for Episode 219 of The Chewjitsu Podcast.
    On this episode, Chewy and Eugene chat about video games, and how your Jiu-Jitsu style can be similar to how you play video games. Chewy and Eugene also discuss how to keep new BJJ students, learning styles, how to change conditions for victory, the secrets to getting better at Jiu-Jitsu, "tapping and talking," how your belt rank can impact your skill level, how achieving a goal creates loss, and how to make adjustments to your Jiu-Jitsu game.
    Live Q&A:
    Day of tournament routine, is it smart to avoid training with much heavier training partners, thoughts on belt promotions based on attendance vs. belt testing, thoughts on not rolling as a new white belt, tips on learning and retaining techniques, tips on guard retention, how to overcome plateaus, tips on quitting a bad habit, how to improve execution of techniques, how to resolve a disagreement with a gym owner, tips on improving attendance for women in co-ed BJJ classes, match predictions for Felipe Pena vs. Gordon Ryan, and tips on choosing a BJJ gym.
    Thanks to the podcast sponsors:
    Charlotte's Web CBD.
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    Epic Roll BJJ.
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    Check out podcast exclusives including conversations with guests, Q&A sessions, and tons more at https://patreon.com/thechewjitsupodcast

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Episode 218 - Keith Krikorian

    Episode 218 - Keith Krikorian

    Keith Krikorian is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt and the 2022 ADCC 66 kg West Coast Trials winner.
    On this episode, Keith discusses dealing with a concussion and his recovery, ADCC preparation, some of his struggles with injuries, strategy changes and adjustments between ADCC Trials and Worlds, the differences in preparation and training leading into the ADCC West Coast Trials, how competing less frequently was helpful prior to winning the ADCC trials, the difficulties of being a full-time professional athlete, working in the fast food industry, the sacrifices needed for self-improvement, how Keith got into wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu, how he structures his training, training with Richie Martinez and learning from a coach with a different style, how Keith is working around his injuries prior to ADCC Worlds 2022, what it felt like to win the 2022 ADCC West Coast Trials.
    You can follow Keith on Instagram @keithkrikorian and support Keith on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/keithkrikorian
    Thanks to the podcast sponsors:
    Charlotte's Web CBD.
    Head over to https://bit.ly/38FnyUv and use the promo code Chewjitsu20 to get 20% off of your total purchase.
    Epic Roll BJJ.
    Check out https://www.epicrollbjj.com and use the promo code Chewjitsu to get 15% off of your total purchase.
    Manscaped.
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    Check out podcast exclusives including conversations with guests, Q&A sessions, and tons more at https://patreon.com/thechewjitsupodcast

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 217 - Javier Vazquez

    Episode 217 - Javier Vazquez

    On this episode, Chewy and Eugene chat with former MMA fighter, UFC veteran, and BJJ black belt Javier Vazquez.
    Javier discusses his start in wrestling, how he discovered the UFC, his objectives for training and fighting in MMA, what it was like training BJJ in the late 1990’s, the most effective Jiu-Jitsu for MMA, how rule changes in MMA can change how Jiu-Jitsu is used, Javier’s first MMA fight experience, the “Central Path” strategy, mental preparation, how Javier used his mindset and "The Gerson Method" to help overcome cancer, using the idea of “Connection” to improve his Jiu-Jitsu while unable to train.
    Javier also discusses his teaching and class curriculum, how to balance a curriculum with other ideas and techniques that may arise, a key Jiu-Jitsu concept, who has the best Jiu-Jitsu for MMA, how Javier fought 3 rounds on a torn ACL, and his on-line learning curriculum JVOS Online.
    You can follow Javier on Instagram @jvjiujitsu and check out his JVOS Complete Course at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/jvos
    Thanks to the podcast sponsors:
    Charlotte's Web CBD.
    Head over to https://bit.ly/38FnyUv and use the promo code Chewjitsu20 to get 20% off of your total purchase.
    Epic Roll BJJ.
    Check out https://www.epicrollbjj.com and use the promo code Chewjitsu to get 15% off of your total purchase.
    Manscaped.
    Check out https://www.manscaped.com/ and use the promo code Chewjitsu20 to get 20% off and free shipping!
    Check out podcast exclusives including conversations with guests, Q&A sessions, and tons more at https://patreon.com/thechewjitsupodcast

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 216 - The #1 Rule For BJJ Progress Is Wrong

    Episode 216 - The #1 Rule For BJJ Progress Is Wrong

    On this episode of the podcast, Chewy and Eugene discuss why the idea of “just showing up” is wrong.
    We chat about why showing up is important, but just showing up doesn’t necessarily translate to improvement and certainly not being good at BJJ. We also discuss one of the things that will waste the most time and get you mediocre results, what to do to be the best possible grappler you can be, a very important concept for technique development, why more training is not always better, the value of rest days, why Chewy recommends watching matches instead of watching instructionals for newer jiu-jitsu practitioners, the importance of Jiu-Jitsu competitions, the value of getting your mind completely off of Jiu-Jitsu for a short time, what to do if you have trouble focusing, and hen to change up your training intentions.
    Thanks to the podcast sponsors:
    Charlotte's Web CBD.
    Head over to https://bit.ly/38FnyUv and use the promo code Chewjitsu20 to get 20% off of your total purchase.
    Epic Roll BJJ.
    Check out https://www.epicrollbjj.com and use the promo code Chewjitsu to get 15% off of your total purchase.
    Check out podcast exclusives including conversations with guests, Q&A sessions, and tons more at https://patreon.com/thechewjitsupodcast

    • 45 min
    Episode 215 - Nick Koumalatsos

    Episode 215 - Nick Koumalatsos

    Nick is a 12 year Special Operations Marine Corps veteran with Marine Reconnaissance and Marine Special Operations Command, CEO of Alexander Industries, an author, he runs a popular YouTube channel and podcast, and is a Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt.
    On this episode, we discuss how closely the Jiu-Jitsu community is connected, why Nick started Jiu-Jitsu, why growth happens on the fringe, why Nick finds it essential to complete difficult tasks, Nick’s path to joining the military, his mentality and drive to achieve goals, his time in the military and when he knew it was time to move on to a new venture, how being fired from a job inspired Nick to start his first company and numerous others, and much more.
    You can follow Nick on Instagram @nickkoumalatsos and check out his companies, podcast, books, and mentorship program at https://www.nickkoumalatsos.com/
    Thanks to the podcast sponsors:
    Charlotte's Web CBD.
    Head over to https://bit.ly/38FnyUv and use the promo code Chewjitsu20 to get 20% off of your total purchase.
    Epic Roll BJJ.
    Check out https://www.epicrollbjj.com and use the promo code Chewjitsu to get 15% off of your total purchase.
    Manscaped.
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    Check out podcast exclusives including conversations with guests, Q&A sessions, and tons more at https://patreon.com/thechewjitsupodcast

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 214 - The Best of the Podcast #1

    Episode 214 - The Best of the Podcast #1

    On this best of episode of The Chewjitsu Podcast, we go through some of the best moments of the podcast so far.
    Here are the clips from this episode:
    How An Illness Changed The Course Of Ramsey's Life (Ep. 143)
    Chewy's Expectations For Each BJJ Belt (Ep. 95)
    The Mindset To Complete Any Task W/ Former Navy Seal Andy Stumpf (Ep. 141)
    How To Stay Consistent In BJJ (Ep. 85)
    The Most Effective Self-Defense Techniques W/ Todd Fox (Ep. 154)
    The Uncertainty of Skill Acquisition In Jiu-Jitsu (Ep. 169)
    Letting Go Of Attachment In BJJ (Ep. 149)
    Thanks to the podcast sponsors: 
    Charlotte's Web CBD.
    Head over to https://bit.ly/38FnyUv and use the promo code Chewjitsu20 to get 20% off of your total purchase.
    Epic Roll BJJ. Check out https://www.epicrollbjj.com and use the promo code Chewjitsu to get 15% off of your total purchase.
    Manscaped.
    Check out https://www.manscaped.com/ and use the promo code Chewjitsu20 to get 20% off and free shipping!
    Check out podcast exclusives including conversations with guests, Q&A sessions, and tons more at https://patreon.com/thechewjitsupodcast

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
468 Ratings

468 Ratings

wayne baybear ,

Keep up the good work

Really enjoy the podcast. Thanks for keeping it up to date with new content always!

Ashley mak ,

Love the podcast!

The two hosts are amazing! I’ve been practicing jiujitsu for about 3 years, and so excited to listen to each weekly episode. These guys rock!!!!

French Douglas ,

Favorite part of my Monday

I finally started Jiujitsu six months ago because of one of Chewy’s videos, and I continue to follow his advice from the podcast. I never miss an episode.

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