A closer, more intimate, and hopefully funny look at the people who thrive in the grit and grime of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other strenuous, raw pursuits. Featuring the "Booze With a Black Black," series where I sit down and tip back with a BJJ black belt and talk about food, movies, dogs, and often BJJ.
Matside Musing; Figuring Out The Belt Levels
I sit down, by myself, and consider what the belt categories really mean. Like, if I was explaining jiujitsu to someone and they said, "so what do you do at brown belt?" Would my answer be "do more jiu-jitsu?" I mean, yes, it would start with that... but what is the more descriptive, helpful definition of the belt levels in BJJ. I muse on it here thanks to information I've stolen from my guests.
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B.S. with a Black Belt; Marc Nicolo
I sit down for yet another BSing with a Black Belt with my friend and training partner, Marc Nicolo. He's been training Jiu-Jitsu for 15 years and has a unique and exceptional game. We get into his thoughts on training but, of course, start completely off topic on his DJing and our candid takes on hip hop.
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B.S. with a Black Belt; DM Hutchinson
Sensei DM Hutchinson is a second degree black belt in judo and a three stripe brown belt (he got his third stripe a few days after recording) under Ishmael Bentley at M Theory Martial Arts in St. Louis Park, MN. We talk Philosophy, Judo, and Jiu-Jitsu in an oddly on-topic episode. Video edition of the podcast available on the Porrada Podcast YouTube Channel. www.youtube.com/theporradapodcast also please check out @porradaphotography and @theporradapodcast on Instagram and Facebook.
Help Me Help You with GLD MDL w/Teddy Kim
I sit down with Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt, Teddy Kim, to hear how his developing platform, gldmdl.com will serve as a means to help me help my friends compete and help BJJ athletes I'm a fan of compete.
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www.gldmdl.com is the platform, please keep an eye out for continued growth and improvements.
B.S. with a Black Belt; Roland Larson
I sit down with Roland Larson, a 1 stripe black belt under Chris McCune, and we talk about Jiu-Jitsu, gym ownership, evolving his game... and life along the way.
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The History of Jiu-Jitsu
Between reality and romance, facts and lore, can we come to some good understanding of from where and whom jiu-jitsu came? Probably not, but this episode should fill in some gaps... and create some new ones. Ishmael Bentley is a four stripe black belt, Jon Grilz is also a black belt, and Tall Tom brought a three-ring binder, so I trust him. Enjoy.
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A scholar & a gentleman
Great podcast with phenomenal people! Listen and learn about what makes martial artists tick. Plus, you’ll hear plenty of personal tales of their successes and failures along the way.
Matt does a great job of giving his guests room to tell their stories. I think that’s a lost art in the world of podcasting. Organic conversation is always a treat. Matt does that with his podcast.
A local treasure
Matt Brouse is the Studs Terkel of our Jiu Jitsu community.