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A podcast where we will discuss the training, teaching, health and education of mixed martial arts. Hosted by Sonny Brown, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, competitor and coach who is also a 3 times Australian MMA Champion. He also runs the Sonny Brown Martial Arts YouTube Channel which breaks down MMA & Grappling competitors matches and careers. The podcast aims to provide insights to anyone looking to learn more about the teaching and training of martial arts.
 
Show dedicated to knowledge, strength and conditioning nutrition, brazilian jiu-jitsu, and mixed martial arts. Coach Ben is a BJJ Black Belt, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Sports Nutritionist and Gym owner. https://www.patreon.com/coachbz https://www.coachbz.com https://www.instagram.com/coachbz https://www.facebook.com/coachbz https://www.twitter.com/coachbzz
 
Follow Mark and Ryan as they share their passion of Brazilian Jiujitsu with a twist. Listen to the father and son duo speak to some of the top jiujitsu practitioners, mixed martial artist, and grapplers. Also, being a parent isn't easy and most of us as parents can relate to the stresses of life but we can't ignore what the teens of today are dealing with as well. Follow Dad and the Jiujitsu Kid in their journey together for their love for a sport that binds their family together.
 
As SBG enters into its 25th year, we are closing in on more than 100 locations. We can be found on every continent on the planet (except Antarctica). We have some of the world’s biggest and best MMA champions. Our BJJ athletes can be found medaling, every weekend, all across the planet. Our coaches have helped to revolutionize law enforcement and military curriculums. And SBG as a whole has helped to lead a revolution in the Martial Arts. What Bruce Lee talked about when he spoke of Jeet Kun ...
 
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Chewy and Eugene recap Chewy’s performance in the No-Gi Pans. We discuss competing during the pandemic, competing at a lighter weight division, Chewy’s diet, tournament prep and strategy, not being needy to win, Chewy’s most nerve-racking moment in competition as a black belt, and Q&A: 47:00 Does Chewy teach takedowns and which ones are most import…
 
Chewy discusses the difference between ruts, blocks, and grooves and how they pertain to BJJ and life. We talk about why taking a break from something can renew motivation and interest, why its important to not expend all of your energy on a task, how to get out of a rut or block, how to stay in a groove, how to stay consistent and inspired by a ta…
 
Please go to the JiuJitsuMag YouTube Channel or click the link below. Thanks! Coach Ben and Jim do a lesson with Ryron Gracie on Ego during training and having a different mindset during training to MAXIMIZE learning, fun and enjoyment of jiu-jitsu. Filmed at GRACIE UNIVERSITY in TORRANCE, CA. https://youtu.be/z-GnJ1ogyrY…
 
Nick joins the show to discuss his venture into coffee and the vision for starting"Ground Shark Coffee," the connection "Ground Shark Coffee" has to BJJ, how coffee can help with recovery, Nick’s favorite way to drink coffee, how Nick transitioned from Lacrosse to BJJ, Nick's desire to fight in MMA, how getting a concussion impacted Chris’s mindset…
 
Paul Hogan is a police officer, BJJ brown belt, and is one of the founders of “Blue Jitsu,” an organization that offers free jiu-jitsu instruction and seminars for police officers in Lexington and the surrounding areas. Paul shares his start in wrestling and finding BJJ soon after becoming a police officer. Paul discusses the significant benefits t…
 
I talk to Matt Kwan who is a BJJ Black Belt under Rob Biernacki and also Co-Hosts the podcast BJJ Mental Models with his brother Steve Kwan. We discuss concepts of belt tests and grading with the differences between adults and children and then explore essential concepts used by Gordon Ryan and the DDS. These include tempo in jiu-jitsu described th…
 
Tom Halpin is an Irish born BJJ black belt under Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu. Tom is the 2019 ADCC Euro Trials champion and Combat Jiu-Jitsu Champion. Tom discusses his travels from Ireland to Miami and how the training in Miami impacted his development and lead to earning his Black Belt. Tom also shares his mentality for competing, using inspiration fr…
 
I talk to Chris Paines who describes himself as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt who has never done Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He started training submission grappling somewhat isolated from the larger BJJ scene in Staffordshire, England but began attending BJJ Globetrotters camps where he met Priit Mihkelson. It was at these camps where he was graded up…
 
Matt is a BJJ brown belt and owner of Epic Roll BJJ (a jiu-jitsu apparel and lifestyle brand). Matt joins the podcast to discuss his start in BJJ, being an entrepreneur, the idea behind Epic Roll BJJ, fighting in MMA, his new product “The One Bottle,” the bond and trust that comes from jiu-jitsu, and Q&A from YouTube. Q&A starts at 1:20:00: 1:20:00…
 
Brian Mackenzie is an innovator in human performance on stress adaptation and a pioneer in the development and application of custom protocols to optimize human health and performance. His work harnesses and integrates respiratory, movement, strength, conditioning and endurance-based training approaches to elicit unprecedented positive results. (Bi…
 
I talk to Priit Mihkelson who is a BJJ Black Belt with a unique take on how BJJ can be taught and learned. We discuss how Priit structures his class and sparring sessions to encourage new behaviour but in the bulk of the interview, we discuss the practice of "clapping" back to an instructor after counting 3 2 1. It ends up taking us to interesting …
 
On this episode of the podcast, Chewy shares his thoughts on a quote that he read from a Steve Jobs (former apple CEO) autobiography that said “We’ve had some good times, we’ve had some hard times, but we’ve never had bad times.” Chewy shares a story from a tournament where he had a frustrating match and how he used this experience to adjust his ga…
 
I talk to Vlad Koulikov who is a Master of Sport in Sambo aswell as a BJJ & Judo Black Belt who grew up in Russia and before moving to America where he started an academy with a blend of grappling called Sambo Fusion. We discuss the history, elements, rankings & rules of Sambo as well as the differences with Combat Sambo. Also, the challenges he fa…
 
Dr. Steve Mora is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports-related trauma, knee, shoulder and arthroscopic treatment of the hip and the elbow. He has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Mora has worked with many MMA fighters and UFC world champions. Dr. More shares how his injuries at a young age impacted his li…
 
Robert Drysdale came on the podcast to talk about his NEW documentary about jiu-jitsu dropping SOON. CLOSED GUARD: The Origins of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil www.closedguardfilm.com We also talk about his training philosophy and how he transitioned from becoming an elite jiu-jitsu competitor to becoming an elite mma coach. His online back and forth with Go…
 
Devhonte "Bones" Johnson is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Murilo Santana and represents Unity Jiu-Jitsu Academy in the sport’s competitive circuit. On this episode Devhonte talks about how a hand injury got him training BJJ, what got him hooked on jiu-jitsu, the importance self-reliance, the importance of having mentors and accepting help,…
 
I talk to Robert Degle who is a BJJ Black Belt who trains under John Danaher and is also a philosophy major. We discuss how he started BJJ in the blue basement with Danaher, His start with philosophy and existentialism and how this lead to him pursuing an academic career with a focus on American pragmatism and Wittgenstein. We then explore how this…
 
Chewy answers a fan question about what advice he would give his younger self. Chewy discusses the importance of “designing your life,” having the ability to say no, deciding to take the leap on a new career/life path, developing a strong work ethic at a young age, how making different decisions could have impacted Chewy’s jiu-jitsu journey, how to…
 
I talk to Ruadhán MacFadden. He runs a project titled The Hero with a Thousand Holds which looks at the culture and practice of folk wrestling styles around the world. In particular the people and places that the styles have emerged from and not just the techniques which they used. We discuss some of the mythology and culture behind these styles an…
 
Main Event: ### Edwin Najmi (-125) vs Michael Liera Jr. (+100) * GI Match * 10 Minutes * 170LBS The main event of F2W152 features Edwin Najmi taking on Michael Liera Jr. Edwin is one of Gracie Barra’s top competitors and likewise Michael Liera Jr. is one of the top competitors from ATOS. Edwin’s game involves aggressively attacking for submissions …
 
Ryron Gracie on "Ego" Coach Ben and Jim talk about the EGO with a man that knows a thing or two about it. Gracie University founder Ryron Gracie comes on the podcast to discuss this very important topic in relation to Jiu-Jitsu. Thank you Ryron for coming on. I learned a lot. We talk about what caused Ryron to take a match on days notice against Jo…
 
Chewy and Eugene discuss the illusion of perfection and how this idea can impact your progress and also be the enemy of taking action. They also chat about the ability to adjust to changing circumstances, learning from doing, Chewy taking the leap with creating content on Youtube, dealing with uncertainty, how to handle criticism, some benefits fro…
 
I talk to Robert Drysdale. He is a storied competitor, ADCC Champion, Mundials Champion and has also coached many other legends of the sport. Also a History major, he has spent his recent time delving into the history of the sport for a documentary entitled Closed Guard: The Origins of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil that traces the journey of Japanese Judoka …
 
From leaving Jeet Kune Do, to being one of the first MMA gyms, coaching Randy Couture and spreading the SBG organization across the whole globe including places such as Korea, Africa and Australia - this is the story of Straight Blast Gym International and how it came to be, told by its founder Matt Thornton…
 
I talk to Steve Kwan. Steve is one half of the excellent podcast BJJ Mental Models, he is also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and works professionally at a tech company improving efficiency in process and operations. We discuss how he has taken lessons learned there and with the use of mental models how they can be applied to learning techniques …
 
Chewy discusses how you can develop an aggressive mindset in BJJ that will lead to increased success in BJJ and in life. We also chatted about increasing success with BJJ moves by choosing techniques wisely and understanding what to do if a technique fails, how to not get discouraged with training or learning new positions, and the importance of Ma…
 
I talk to Matt Thornton. Matt is the founder of Straight Blast Gym International or SBG and is a 4th-degree BJJ Black Belt under Chris Hauter. We discuss how coming up in the 90s lead him to emphasise training against resisting opponents in a concept he outlines further called Aliveness. Also, how cross-training in multiple arts can teach you the d…
 
Joe De Sena is the CEO and founder of Spartan. Joe talks about growing up in a rough neighborhood, starting multiple businesses, his desire to go to Cornell, where he gets his hustle from, hiring a Karate master to live with his family but then discovering the intensity and effectiveness wrestling, "The Marshmallow Test," how the idea for Spartan R…
 
Betting Analysis - SUG17 presented by Chael Sonnen Coach Ben gives the betting analysis and breakdown for this weekend's upcoming Submission Underground 17 event taking place live on UFC Fight Pass. Craig Jones vs. Mason Fowler Amanda Loewen vs. Gillian Robertson PLUS Roberto Jimenez, Ethan Crelinsten, Ben Egli, Jesse Taylor, PJ Barch, Richie Marti…
 
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