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Welcome to the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Rocks! podcast, a podcast dedicated to Gracie Jiu Jitsu and all things Gracie, including self defense, competition, anti bullying, women's self defense and empowerment, nutrition, and most especially the people involved in GJJ..........This podcast is for the average Joe; it's for anyone who practices, trains, teaches, or just loves to talk about or hear about Gracie Jiu Jitsu. We'll explore the lives of Gracie JJ practitioners, how they got involved with the ...
 
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Sensei/Coach Erik Paulson is a champion fighter, world renowned instructor/coach, and founder of Combat Submission Wrestling. He discusses how he stayed productive this past year, transitioning from fighter to coach, changing universal energies, UFOs, being ready when the creative juices come, writing dvd project on a napkin on an airplane, changes…
 
Featuring 2020 Episode Clips from Evandro Nunes (The Lion and when to let him out), Matt Thornton (training with Rickson, Chris Hauter, fundamentals as universal concepts), Ricky Lundell (starting BJJ as a kid with Pedro Sauer, the time he “fought” Pedro’s daughter Taissa), Scott Nelson (Emotional Intelligence and its impact on his life and Jiu Jit…
 
In This episode we talk about challenges, triumphs and lessons learned in 2020. Joining me for this episode I have Pedro Sauer Black Belts: Randy McElwee Gracie Jiu Jitsu Athens (Athens, GA) Mark Cukro Integrated Martial Arts (concord, NC) Alan Baker Atlanta Martial Arts Center, (Woodstock GA) Dan Berry Integrated Martial Arts of Utah (Salt Lake Ci…
 
Richard Bresler is back on the show. Bichard is a 6th degree black belt and Rorion Gracie’s first US student. In this interview he discusses his new book, Worth Defending: How Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Saved My Life, and the process of writing it with Scott Burr; stories of the original UFCs, receiving his black belt; biggest influences on his life; Pedro S…
 
Jim Kelly, Pedro Sauer Black Belt, and owner and head instructor of Cincinnati Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, discusses his life growing up, his time in the Marine Corps (forced recon), his martial arts journey, including discovering BJJ while looking for Tae Kwon Do, stick fighting at The Gathering with the Dog Brothers, training with Paul Vunak, The “marti…
 
Scott Burr is a black belt professor and the first person to earn the rank of black belt from legendary BJJ pioneer Professor Steve Maxwell. He also holds black belts in Kodokan Judo and the Kuk Sul Do, and is a MaxwellSC-certified Pro Trainer, holding Level 1 and Level 2 certifications in both the MaxwellSC Kettlebell and Bodyweight Training syste…
 
S4Ep23 - RYRON GRACIE Hosts: Jorge Law, Jay Mansfield Ryron Gracie is an instructor at the Gracie Academy in Torrance, California. The eldest son of Rorian Gracie, and grandson of the founder of Gracie Jiu-jitsu, Helio Gracie, he and his brother Rener are the creators of the popular YouTube video series The Gracie Breakdown. WATCH ON YOUTUBE: https…
 
Evandro Nunes is an instructor at Gracie University HQ. He’s a highly successful former competitor, winning numerous high level competitions, including world championships. He is a genuine, authentic, and highly insightful person, and this was a very interesting interview. In This interview he discusses what the Lion is and when to let it out, less…
 
EP 130 Clark Gracie is the grandson of Grand Master Carlos Gracie and oldest son of GM Carley Gracie. He is a BJJ world champion and a world renowned instructor. In this episode we discuss how he’s coping with the current covid 19 situation and his thoughts on moving forward, his philosophy on training, sport vs competition focus, building “insuran…
 
S4Ep22 - KENNY FLORIAN Hosts: Jorge Law, Jay Mansfield Special Guest Host: Nate Ryan Boston BJJ black belt Kenny Florian is a retired UFC fighter, coach, BJJ academy owner and UFC and Battlebots commentator. He appeared on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, and is one of only two fighters to compete in four different UFC weight classes. He c…
 
Mike The Cop is a police officer, Jiu Jitsu practitioner, and public figure/entertainer who makes videos to entertain people and build good relations between law enforcement and the community. He’s also the author of You Can’t Make This Stuff Up. In this interview we discuss the recent incident where an officer was kicked onto train tracks, what le…
 
S4Ep20 - John Frankl Hosts: Jorge Law, Jay Mansfield, Nate Ryan John Frankl is a highly sought-after instructor credited with bringing Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to South Korea. With a background in several different styles including Karate, Kuk Sool Won, Serrada Eskrima and Thai boxing (Muay Thai), Frankl received his black belt from Roberto Maia at Bost…
 
S4Ep18 - KRISTIAN WOODMANSEE Host: Jorge Law Kristian "Dream Killer" Woodmansee is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under André Galvão. Kristian has represented academies such as Atos Jiu Jitsu, Drysdale Jiu Jitsu and Team Lloyd Irvin, and recently opened Logic Academy, a 10,000sq ft facility in Philadelphia. WATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/ofT7…
 
[BONUS EPISODE] BJJ All-Stars #5 Hosts: Jorge Law, Riddler McBain FEATURED GUESTS - JEFF SHAW (Bellingham BJJ) - MAINE MILLER (Grappling Rewind Podcast) - ROB MAGAO (Bushido BJJ, The Code Podcast) - KYLE JACKSON (Clockwork BJJ) WATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/XayfwhdnOOo WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT. LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.…
 
[BONUS EPISODE] BJJ All-Stars #4 Hosts: Jorge Law, Jay Mansfield FEATURED GUESTS - GREG WOOD (Plainville Martial Arts) - STEVE AUSTIN (Sion BJJ) - KEVIN WATSON (Kevin Watson BJJ) - BRYANT PANGELINAN (Sabre Jiu-Jitsu Academy) WATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/Hfd5Oeyyxfc WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT. LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.…
 
[BONUS EPISODE] BJJ All-Stars #3 FEATURED GUESTS - DEVIN POWELL (UFC lightweight/Nostos MMA) - JAROD AND MARCELA LAWTON (Team Lawton Martial Arts) - JOEY CARTA (Soulcraft BJJ) - PHILLY PETE (OG Legend/Retired Police Officer/Skater) WATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/SYJOtkKxAfc Joey Carta (Soulcraft Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) Marcela and Jarod Lawton (Te…
 
Scotty Nelson BJJ pioneer. He formed OTM, one of the first successful JJ websites and technique platforms back in 1997, and has traveled the world contributing to BJJ in a multitude of ways. He’s a blackbelt under Jeff Glover and has had a huge impact on various aspects of BJJ and MMA. In this interview we discuss. In this interview we discuss his …
 
S4Ep17 - KEITH OWEN Hosts: Jorge Law, Riddler McBain Special Guest: Amanda Law Keith Owen is a 3rd Degree black belt under Pedro Sauer. He is the author of "From the Ground Up: The Jiu-Jitsu Survival Guide for Beginning Students" (Amazon, 2018) and owner of Team Rhino Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Meridian, Idaho. WATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/s-ZFsfc2L…
 
Matt Thornton is the founder, CEO and Head coach of Straight Blast GYM (SBG) International. He has trained countless martial artists and coaches, and has worked with some of the best MMA fighters, grapplers and combat athletes in the world. In this interview we discuss several subjects including his start in martial arts, serving in the Army, his s…
 
S4Ep16 - Boston BJJ Family Reunion Hosts: Jorge Law, Jay Mansfield Special Guest: Amanda Law Old-school Boston BJJ guys Pat Barbieri, Nate Ryan, Chris Owen, Jon Brooks, Pags, Tadashi Takashima and Mike Pellegrino tell stories and talk about the early days on the mat in Boston. WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT. LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.…
 
S4Ep15 - Seth Hamilton Hosts: Jorge Law, Jay Mansfield SPECIAL GUEST HOST: MONTAY WILEY Professional MMA fighter Seth Hamilton talks about his work with Go! International, the LionHeart Initiative (MMA For Africa), and using jiu jitsu and combat sports as a tool to help people and empower communities both locally and around the world. DONATE TO HEL…
 
S4Ep14 - Joe Lauzon Hosts: Jorge Law, Jay Mansfield Special Guest: Amanda Law Joe Lauzon (Lauzon MMA) is an American professional mixed martial artist, competing in the UFC's Lightweight division. A well rounded fighter, he is tied with Nate Diaz with having the second most post-fight bonus awards in UFC history, behind Donald Cerrone. WARNING: EXP…
 
[BONUS EPISODE] BJJ All-Stars #1 Hosts: Jorge Law, Jay Mansfield Jorge and Jay’s first livestream, and it's a doozie... featured (live) guests: KROYLER GRACIE (Kroyler Gracie BJJ) NELSON PUENTES (Inverted Gear) JEFF SHAW (Bellingham BJJ/Dirty White Belt Radio) PHILLY PETE (Legend/Retired Police Officer/Skater) BRAD WOLFSON (Soulcraft BJJ/BJJ in Par…
 
Professor Ricardo Almeida is a Renzo Gracie black belt, a retired UFC and Pride FIghter, and founder of Ricardo Almeida BJJ Academy. In this episode he discusses the power of Jiu Jitsu in people's lives and who Jiu Jitsu is for, overcoming fear through Jiu Jitsu , how to get through this current self isolation situation, growing up with his brother…
 
S4Ep12 - DANIEL BERTINA Host: Jorge Law Special Guest: Amanda Law Daniel Bertina us a BJJ Blackbelt from the Netherlands. He's a father, writer, yogi, lover of fermented things and a martial artist to the core. We leave no stone untouched in this episode, recorded deep in the thick of the Coronavirus Quarantine. WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT. LISTENER …
 
Ricky Lundell is FILA world champion, a 2 time Pankration world champion, and a Jiu Jitsu world champion. He’s a former D-1 Wrestler and the youngest person to receive a black belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu in the US. He is a world renowned wrestling, BJJ, and MMA coach, and 4th degree BJJ Black Belt under Master Pedro Sauer. Ricky is a prominent coach, …
 
Michael Heinz is a Jiu Jitsu instructor, yoga & meditation expert, and owner of SBG Texas. In this episode he discusses his jiu jitsu and life journey, living and teaching overseas & how living abroad can help you grow and broaden your perspective, training in Korea under John Frankl, the UFC’s influence on him, his thoughts on competition, trainin…
 
In this episode Marty has a discussion with Professors Keith Owen, Greg Nelson, and Mark Cukro about starting the year off strong and staying strong throughout the year. They discuss How not to fizzle out half way through the year; Goals versus Resolutions; The importance of goals and the biggest mistakes in doing goals; Accountability; Leading by …
 
End of the year episode featuring clips from Roger Gracie (what made him so successful and mastering the cross collar choke), Sophia McDermott (being part of the Jiu Jitsu community and advice for people new to BJJ), Physical Culture and BJJ (with Roy Dean, Henry Akins, John Frankl, and Robb Wolf (how BJJ can cause physical imbalances)), Robert Dry…
 
Professor Scott Smith, 3rd degree Pedro Sauer Black Belt and owner of Gracie Jiu Jitsu of Kentucky, is an accomplished martial artist and sought after instructor. In this episode he discusses his thoughts on competition and self defense, the recent Pedro Sauer camp, the major influence people like Jim Kelly and Henry Akins, have had on his Jiu Jits…
 
Dr. Gaetano (Guy) Scuderi, is an orthopaedic and spine surgeon and 4th degree black belt under the Velente brothers. He has been a practitioner of martial arts since his youth, with experience in Aikido, Kickboxing, Boxing, Shoot Fighting, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Judo, Japanese Jūjutsu, and Brazilian Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. He has been a part of the Valente Br…
 
Robert Drysdale is a world renowned Jiu Jitsu & MMA competitor. He is the co-founder of Zenith BJJ and founder of Drysdale BJJ. He’s an IBJJF black belt world champion and a ADCC world champion. He had an 8-0 MMA record. In this interview he talks about the “golden era” of BJJ, the early days in Brazil, what made him (and all successful people) so …
 
North Carolina had some great representation at the 2019 Masters World Championships! In this episode we talk to the people that medaled at this year’s event including Geeta Bhat (the Jiu Jitsu Cowgirl), Daniel Branch, Chris Lewter, Lourdes Cantu (Lola Funki Munkii), Logan Gulick, Trevor Burns, Kim Rice and Dave Owens.…
 
Nick “Chewy” Albin is a BJJ black belt and world class competitor and instructor. He’s the owner and head instructor of Derby City MMA in louisville KY, and creator of the brand “ChewJitsu” which includes the extremely popular website ChewJitsu.net, Youtube channel and podcast. In this interview he discusses his recent Double Gold lwin, his philoso…
 
Helio Soncea is a the co-founder of Gracie Barra, an accomplished competitor and world champion, and a world renowned instructor and coach. In this episode he discusses how Gracie Barra was started, training with Renzo Gracie and the Machados, why Renzo is his “guardian angel, his relationship with Carolos Gracie Jr, advice on staying on the mat lo…
 
Eli Knight of Knight Jiu Jitsu is a 2nd degree Royce Gracie Black Belt and professor, and Senior Supervising Instructor of Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy in Paducah, KY. In this interview Eli discusses training at the Gracie academy back in the day, early UFCs, first thing he remembers about Royce, Gracie’s teaching abilities and what it takes t…
 
Robin is one of Relson Gracie’s 10 first black belts. He’s the owner & head instructor of Relson Gracie Columbus. Robin has completed in some of the world’s largest competitions, winning the Gracie Nationals and Arnold Gracie World championships multiple times, and is known for his exceptional coaching abilities. His mission is to empower as many p…
 
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