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BJJ GOONS

Tim "Mushmaster" Spriggs and Nico Ball

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BJJ superstar Tim "MUSHMASTER" Spriggs and BJJ practitioner / activist / journalist Nico Ball tell the stories of the people of the BJJ and Combat Sports community. New BJJ GOONS episodes every Monday at 12am (est) on all podcast platforms and YouTube. LIKE, SHARE, RATE, and SUBSCRIBE!!!
 
Did you start in Jiu-Jitsu? Ever wonder if others are going through the same things as you? Jon and Travis were in the same position. After looking for a podcast new practitioners could relate to, they decided to start Elbows Tight Podcast to document their journey through Jiu-Jitsu. They sit down, drink, and talk to everyone from brand new white belts to well-established black belts.
 
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Learn what to look for in a BJJ Gym and what red flags to look out for. Also, Nico and Tim talk debate if Adopt-A-Cop programs belong in jiujitsu. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bjjgoonspodcast Tim Spriggs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timspriggsb...​ Nico Ball Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/no_new_nico/​ DO YOU WANT …
 
Today we have the great pleasure of having a conversation with Aaron Jannetti. Aaron is a BJJ brown belt, Co-owner of Endeavor Defense & Fitness, and the creator of Kife Control Concepts. Aaron has a view of self-defense that not many others have. He wants to ensure that people know there is more to self-dense training outside of BJJ. During our in…
 
In this episode, we sit down with blue belt brother Uke Mike from the excellent podcast Jordan Talks Jiu-Jitsu. Uke Mike trains under Jordan Preisinger in Ontario, Canada, at Limitless Jiu-Jitsu. Uke Mike is an excellent example of how BJJ is not only great for the body but can also be an incredible tool for the mind. He has a fantastic story of ov…
 
Recently there was discourse on the BJJ GOONS IG about whether studying film is important. This episode Nico and Tim debate if you need to study opponent. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bjjgoonspodcast Tim Spriggs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timspriggsb...​ Nico Ball Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/no_new_nico/​ DO Y…
 
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Jim Trick, who has recently skyrocketed in popularity thanks to his Instagram Page "MyWhiteBelt." Jim is currently a BJJ purple belt training out of First Colony BJJ. Jim is a perfect example of what you can do if you are determined and do not make excuses. Jim is very honest with us about the good and not…
 
BJJ is a respected martial art, but does it have what it takes to become a popular sport? Despite it's dedicated fan base and plethora of competitions, BJJ has yet to be sanctioned, be on national television, or have unified rules. This week, Nico and Tim discuss what jiujitsu can and must do to become a viable commodity in the sport/entertainment …
 
In part 2 of our talk with Thalys , we find out more about where he comes from, how he's made it in America, his new project for Netflix, and a whole lot more. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bjjgoonspodcast Tim Spriggs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timspriggsb...​ Nico Ball Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/no_new_nico/​…
 
Today we had the fantastic pleasure of talking with Ben Phelps, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt, a transformation coach, and the host of the What Now Podcast. Ben is a beacon of light for anyone struggling with weight and thinking they can't change their life. Ben has lost over 150lbs, and at his heaviest was 333lbs. With the knowledge gained fro…
 
Jon and Travis sit down and talk about future content, steroid use in professional sports, and give a few subliminal insults. Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code ETP20 at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod LET'S EXCHANGE PATCHES! SEND A PATCH TO THE PO BOX, AND WE WILL SEND YOU A CUSTOM ELBOWS TIGHT PATCH BACK! Travis Motl PO Box 7…
 
Over the last decade the grappling industry has seen an influx of athletes forgoing traditional employment to pursue the life of a full-time jiu-jitsu competitor. I can't lie, it's cool gig. You get to spend your days training, travel the world, and get giant novelty checks. But there is more to the BUSINESS of the Jiu-Jitsu game than being underne…
 
Can you be good at Jiu-Jitsu without competing? Does teaching ability demonstrate mastery? Do you need to understand techniques to be effective? This week, Tim and Nico answer these questions in an attempt to figure out, what makes someone good at Jiu-Jitsu. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bjjgoonspodcast Tim Spriggs Instagram: htt…
 
Today Jon and Travis sit down with the founders and secretary of a nonprofit called A New Grip. Christina and Samantha founded A New Grip together in 2020 to "help sexually exploited individuals as well as human trafficked survivors take back their lives and find their inner peace again using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a form of therapy and exercise." …
 
Jiujitsu is one of the few sports in which most of the fans activiely participate. A major part of being a jiujitsu practitioner is competition. In this week's episode Tim and Nico go over FAQ on the subject: What type of Gi do I wear? How do I choose a weight class? What should I eat and drink before a tournament? just to name a few. Follow us on …
 
Today Jon and Travis sit down and catch up. They discuss the recent success of the podcast, what have been some of their favorite moments in the recent interviews, and what Jon is most excited about when returning to training. Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code ETP20 at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod LET'S EXCHANGE PATCHES! SE…
 
This week Tim and Nico talk about the 2022 Pans and a new collaboration that is bringing BJJ to mainstream fashion. Tim Spriggs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timspriggsb...​ Nico Ball Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/no_new_nico/​ Video by @favelajiujitsu DO YOU WANT EXTRA EPISODES, MATCH BREAKDOWNS, AND TECHNIQUES? Join The GOON SQUAD o…
 
DO YOU WANT EXTRA EPISODES, MATCH BREAKDOWNS, AND TECHNIQUES? Join The GOON SQUAD on our PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/BJJGOONS Subscribe to the Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNC... Buy Our Merch: https://www.favelajiujitsu.com/shop/​ Tim Spriggs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timspriggsb... Nico Ball Instagram: https://www.in…
 
DO YOU WANT EXTRA EPISODES, MATCH BREAKDOWNS, AND TECHNIQUES? Join The GOON SQUAD on our PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/BJJGOONS Subscribe to the Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNC...​ Buy Our Merch: https://www.favelajiujitsu.com/shop/​ Tim Spriggs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timspriggsb...​ Nico Ball Instagram: https://www.…
 
Today we have the great pleasure of talking with Zakk Miller, a BJJ Black Belt, BJJ Globetrotter Instructor, Marine Corps Staff Sergeant, and We Defy Training Facility Coordinator living in Arizona. Zakk wears many essential hats and gives the feeling of successfully wearing each one. Zakk started BJJ when he was 19 years old and reflected on many …
 
On this Episode of the BJJ Goons podcast we talk about the upcoming WNO card on Flograppling and other events that are promoting the bastardization of BJJ. DO YOU WANT EXTRA EPISODES, MATCH BREAKDOWNS, AND TECHNIQUES? Join The GOON SQUAD on our PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/BJJGOONS Subscribe to the Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNC…
 
Dr. Neil Morris is a naturopathic medical doctor practicing in Mesa, AZ, and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt. He graduated from Troy University with a bachelor’s in Nursing and practiced as a registered nurse before graduating from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. This episode will be an eye-opener for many listeners. Dr. Neil discus…
 
Today, we have Dru Phoenix, a black belt, A and M BJJ owner in South Florida, and Marine Corps, veteran. One of the first things you notice about Dru is his glowing personality. We found Dru through his Instagram reels, and he had us laughing from the first one. Dru's BJJ journey started after he separated from active duty. When he was first expose…
 
DO YOU WANT EXTRA EPISODES, MATCH BREAKDOWNS, AND TECHNIQUES? Join The GOON SQUAD on our PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/BJJGOONS Tim Spriggs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timspriggsb... Nico Ball Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/no_new_nico/​ #goonlife #bjjgoons #bjjpodcastBy Tim "MUSHMASTER" Spriggs and Nico Ball
 
Today we have the incredible opportunity to sit down with Steve Kwan, a BJJ black belt and host of BJJ Mental Models. Steve feels almost like a unicorn in the BJJ community. He has never competed or even had the desire to do so. He established himself as a pure hobbyist from the time he started training. He has accomplished many goals in the commun…
 
Today we have the pleasure of sitting down with the biggest competitor of our show. Matt Gillette has earned over an incredible 30+ medals in IBJJF, including most recently winning Gold at Master North America. He is a first-degree black belt under Andre Maracaba in Arizona. Matt started BJJ because one of his friends in the Marine Corps came home …
 
Today we have the great pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Jordan Preisinger from the incredible YouTube channel "JordanTeachesJiuJitsu." This conversation goes into a philosophical journey of discussing motivation, teaching yourself, learning, and why you should continue to train. Jordan offers a somewhat unique perspective on each of thes…
 
Today, we sit down and have an epic conversation with Matt Wahlstrom, Epic Roll BJJ CEO and brown belt. Matt did Taekwondo as a child and found himself wanting more. He started training jiu-jitsu in 2005 because he wanted to compete in MMA. Matt talks about wanting to compete in MMA not because he wanted a career or to become professional but inste…
 
Today we have the distinct pleasuring of talking with James O'Connor. James is a Third Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a Black Belt in Taekwondo. He has been training in martial arts for almost 30 years and started when he was an out-of-shape kid picked on. James dedicates an immense amount of his time, teaching, producing content, and…
 
Jordan Rabé trains at Autore Jiu-Jitsu and received his purple belt from André Galvão before moving to Los Angles. Jordan recently took third place at Masters Worlds in the Flyweight division. Jordan started wrestling in high school because he saw it was the best thing to translate into MMA. After high school, Jordan would go to college and wrestl…
 
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