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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.
 
JiuJitsuMag's Coach Ben Podcast Show dedicated to performance, philosophy, 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.swanbitcoin.com/coachbz 🔥 BTC: 3EtFDi9KpZxavnPYN411X644KLzUbch9av ✅ https://www.coachbz.com ✅ https://www.instagram.com/coachbz ✅ https://www.facebook.com/coachbz ✅ https://www.twitter.com/coachbz
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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On this episode, we discuss the concept of being an "Anti-Martial Artist." We also chat about the evolution of Jiu-Jitsu and the importance of learning new techniques influenced by other martial arts, being a “technique mercenary,” maintaining a “beginner’s mind,” the importance of training strikes with Jiu-Jitsu, using instructionals, and watching…
 
I talk to Heath Pedigo, Founder of Pedigo Submission fighting, aka Daisy Fresh. We discuss the culture and mindset used to build Daisy Fresh from Mt. Vernon to win the Pan Ams and the work ethic he looks to instil in his team and build camaraderie. Also, his thoughts on breaking down techniques from competition footage, and the evolution of trainin…
 
Joel Blanton is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt who has been training for over 20 years. Joel and Chewy share their first encounter at a tournament, how training in Professional Wrestling led to Joel's start in MMA, what the MMA scene was like in the early days, his start in Jiu-Jitsu, the ability to avoid confrontation, how to come back from a loss, tips f…
 
Kade Ruotolo is a Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt who trains out of Atos HQ. We start off the podcast discussing Kade’s recent victory at Who’s Number One by “Buggy Choke.” We discuss how Kade developed this new technique and how he implemented the submission into high level competition. Kade shares what it was like starting Jiu-Jitsu at 3 years old, the rela…
 
I talk to Eric Uresk, a Judo & Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt who coaches at Alliance MMA. We discuss his martial arts career and how he advocates for embracing vulnerability in his training to help conquer adversity. He explains his coaching philosophy and the hurdles he has faced while working with high-level athletes, including gaining trust from the athl…
 
On this episode of the podcast Chewy and Eugene discuss the recent viral video between ADCC Champion Orlando Sanchez and Professional MMA fighter Sean Strickland. We break down the technique Orlando used in the video, whether it was a "dick move," and give our thoughts on the situation altogether. We also discuss what makes something a "dick move" …
 
On this episode, Chewy and Eugene discuss the "rules for Jiu-Jitsu." The rules discussed were: Jiu-Jitsu is a marathon, doing something new to shake things up, having a clear vision to what you’re chasing, pacing yourself, and accepting failure as the currency for progress. Thanks to the podcast sponsors: Charlotte's Web CBD. Head over to https://b…
 
On this episode, Chewy discusses something that he learned from the books With The Old Breed by Eugene Sledge and The Things Our Fathers Saw by Matthew Rozell. The part that was interesting was the key difference between veterans and new soldiers and how the acceptance of the idea of death from the veteran soldiers allowed them to be more aggressiv…
 
Eliot Marshall is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt and former Mixed Martial Artist. Eliot is also a business owner, podcaster, and author. He was the first American to win the BJJ Pan American Championship at blue, purple, and brown belt. After transitioning to MMA, Eliot fought on The Ultimate Fighter, earned a UFC contract, and fought for 4 more years. Upo…
 
I talk to Tum "Energia" Voorn who is a Jiu Jitsu Practitioner with a Capoeria background and who also trained as a teacher. We discuss an inquiry-based instructional strategy that he describes as "Teaching Without Telling" and how he applies it in a grappling context, what obstacles it may have in its implementation, how to overcome them and the be…
 
Chewy discusses the concept of disrupting your opponent’s game by trying to figure out what their objectives and strategies are. Chewy and Eugene also chat about the value of looking at the common objectives for each position or technique in BJJ, how to study or learn about an opponent, studying opponent tendencies objectively, why training with pe…
 
We answer a listener question on preparing for a Jiu-Jitsu tournament on two weeks notice. Chewy gives his tips on staying in shape, should you compete if you’re out of shape, adjusting your training to your “A-Game,” how much you should roll, what would stop Chewy from doing a competition, is there an indicator on whether you should or shouldn’t c…
 
Chewy answers a question on cutting weight for BJJ competition. Chewy discusses how important weight cutting is to BJJ and his thoughts on the low carb and Keto diet approach to cutting weight. Thanks to the podcast sponsors: Charlotte's Web CBD. Head over to https://bit.ly/31HEWoT and use the promo code Chewjitsu to get 15% off of your total purch…
 
On this episode of the podcast, Chewy and Eugene discuss their thoughts Gordon Ryan’s comment on Gi Jiu-Jitsu being phased out over the next 10 years. We discuss our opinions on this topic, what rule sets/changes could make Gi Jiu-Jitsu more exciting, and we also do a live Q&A session. Q&A: 34:50 The rule change that could make Gi BJJ more exciting…
 
Todd is a former Marine, Jiu-Jitsu black belt, an author, and specializes in Executive Protection. Todd discusses how he started training BJJ 25 years ago, how Jiu-Jitsu was unique to other martial arts, the early days of Jiu-Jitsu, fighting NHB (No Holds Barred/MMA), starting his Executive Protection company, traveling to over 140 countries, his b…
 
I talk to Chris Brennan, the O.G of No-Gi. Chris is an MMA Hall of Famer and 3-time No-Gi world champion, but perhaps might not be as well known for starting the first No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu school in America back in 1998 after leaving the Gracie Academy. We discuss what the Gracie Academy and the change to No-Gi were like and how he learned to train his …
 
Chewy and Eugene discuss funny childhood stories and what life was like when they grew up, being bored as a kid, sharing thoughts on social media, the benefit of not doing, how Chewy slows down and rests, why to delegate tasks, and why contemplation is vital for efficiency. Thanks to the podcast Sponsors: Charlotte's Web CBD. Head over to https://b…
 
Shawn Williams is a 4th degree BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie, a BJJ analyst and commentator, and the creator of “The Williams Guard.” Shawn shares his story of going to New York to meet Renzo Gracie, moving to New York to train, the high level training partners he had, living and working in New York, the worst job he ever had, using Jiu-Jitsu f…
 
Frank Mir reviews his own pro boxing debut on this past weekend's Triller pay per view, his unfiltered opinion of Oscar De La Hoya's commentary during the fight, and Jake Paul's stunning KO of Ben Askren...along with more wild tales from his insider's account of one of combat sports' wildest nights.By Frank Mir and Richard Hunter
 
Sean is a former Green Beret, former Police Officer, and now runs the YouTube channel, “FNG Academy.” Sean recently released his new book, "Rising Above." On this episode, Sean discusses his difficult childhood, getting in trouble as a kid, seeking out mentors, joining the military to get away, becoming a Green Beret (special forces training), why …
 
James Clingerman is a 3rd degree BJJ black belt that started training over 24 years ago and is the owner of Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. James discusses the crazy place that he first started training jiu-jitsu, learning BJJ from books and VHS instructionals, what the competition scene looked like when James started training, the craziest pl…
 
In this episode, I talk to Priit Mihkelson and Andy from School of Grappling. The episode takes on a unique debate format on the topic of Offense Vs. Defence, With Andy taking the side of offence and Priit being on the defence side. With the issue being reasonably broad, it takes some interesting turns from a general conceptual overview of the topi…
 
On this episode, Chewy and Eugene did a Youtube Live Q&A. Some of the questions answered: 9:30 At what age can kids start adult classes? 15:33 Stories about Indiana BJJ guys like James Clingerman. 22:33 “Old-School Jiu-Jitsu” vs. “New-School Jiu-Jitsu.” 35:20 More details about Chewjitsu and Origin Gi collaboration. 36:34 How to deal with the feeli…
 
I talk to Robert Degle who is a Danaher Death Squad member and trains under John Danaher. We discuss the use of leg locks in MMA, how leg attacks can be used either poorly or how they can be applied in a more high percentage manner. We do this by talking about some of the greatest leg lockers in MMA like Imanari, Ryan Hall, Rousimar Palhares and Ma…
 
On this episode of the podcast we discuss how to get the most benefit out of BJJ seminars. We discuss the benefit of focusing on less, why chewy disliked seminars at first, how to go about recording a seminar, who benefits most from a seminar, how to pick a seminar, why in-person seminars are better than instructionals, whether you should choose a …
 
I talk to one of the forefathers of American MMA & submission grappling, founder of Combat Submission Wrestling, Erik Paulson. We discuss the benefits of note-taking and the ability to be a free thinker and having freedom of movement, along with stories of the early days of training with the Gracies & the Machado Brothers alongside Shooto & Catch W…
 
Pete Roberts is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt and the founder and CEO of Origin USA, an American manufacturing company. Pete discusses his desire to create an American-Made Jiu-Jitsu gi, his love for Jiu-Jitsu, being humbled on the mats, starting a business that failed and using that as a motivator, the valuable lessons learned from having his ideas stole…
 
Sean is a BJJ black belt, actor, and stars in the new martial arts movie, “Born A Champion.” On this episode, we discuss the importance of BJJ training and health during the pandemic, why Jiu-Jitsu is part of Sean's "religion," Sean’s start in Jiu-Jitsu (and his powerful awakening because of BJJ), the two types of people (those that love winning an…
 
Frank and Richard watch and comment on the main card from last night's UFC Fight Night. Frank shares thoughts on the upcoming heavyweight title rematch between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. The guys take what some may see as a controversial position on the concept of ring card girls.By Frank Mir and Richard Hunter
 
This episode starts with Chewy sharing a story about having a panic attack, and how starting to focus on breathing helped with reducing stress. Chewy also discusses why he meditates every morning. The main focus of this episode is on the importance of creating space for yourself and creating solitude and how much time to give to your solitude. We a…
 
Chewy discusses how to deal with nerves around training. Thanks to our podcast sponsors: Charlotte's Web CBD. Head over to https://bit.ly/31HEWoT and use the promo code Chewjitsu to get 15% 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 o…
 
I talk to Christian Graugart who is the founder of BJJ Globetrotters, a community that runs seminars & camps around the world that discourages jiu-jitsu politics. We discuss the role of tribalism in BJJ and the benefits of thinking outside the box. The desire for social recognition that drives the need for many competition accomplishments and their…
 
Adam joins the podcast to chat about training, we discuss the new way Chewy ran belt promotions at the gym, Adam discusses receiving the first degree on his black belt, Eugene talks about earning his BJJ black belt, the difference between being nervous and excited, walking the Gauntlet, explaining what Jiu-Jitsu is to people that don’t train, and a…
 
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