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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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In today's episode, Jon and Travis sit down and catch up after a couple of hectic weeks. Jon discusses why he is taking a break from BJJ, Leandro Lo's killing, what's going right and wrong with Travis's training, and hitting techniques the day learned in class. LET'S EXCHANGE PATCHES! SEND A PATCH TO THE PO BOX, AND WE WILL SEND YOU A CUSTOM ELBOWS…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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." …
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
Thomas Rozdzynski is a third-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a black belt in Judo, he owns the ROL Academy, and is the host of The ROL Radio podcast. Thomas started his BJJ journey in the early 2000s when his boss, a blue belt, kept bugging him every day to join the academy. Thomas's first school was under the legendary Grandmaster Carlso…
 
Adolfo hosts Forever White Belt's trailblazing podcast and a two-stripe blue belt under Tryfon Stathopoulos at North Bay Jiu-Jitsu. Adolfo's story is incredibly relatable to many practitioners. His journey began in his early 40s, but he had to take a 4-year hiatus due to some serious medical problems. Finally, after recovering and feel up to the ta…
 
Rick Ellis is the 7th black belt under Roy Dean. His jiu-jitsu journey started when he was 41 years old in an old Taekwondo dojo where the mats were never cleaned. Rick joined Roy Dean's academy after the doors first opened. He fell in love with Mr. Dean's coaching style, personality, and the art of jiu-jitsu. Rick always knew he was going to be a …
 
Katie Egan is a Brown belt under James "300" Foster in Kent, WA. She started her BJJ journey in 2014 after trying what she thought would be a kickboxing class but really was just shadowboxing and cardio. Before leaving the gym, she noticed the Jiu-Jitsu class and saw people trying to choke each other. Katie came back the next day and was instantly …
 
Jon and Travis discuss some intense topics on this episode, like do you find cauliflower ear attractive? The guys also set a challenge for June; Roll with the person you avoid at least once a week. Also, if the show hits 20 5-star reviews on iTunes, the guys will release a video of Jon and Travis rolling against each other. Travis and Jon go over h…
 
The guys sit down with Craig Hanaumi, a police officer and purple belt in BJJ. Craig has been a police officer for 15 years and a BJJ practitioner for 12. He got a taste of jiu-jitsu in his home state of Hawaii when he was in his early 20's. Craig's first experience with jiu-jitsu was similar to most of ours; he got stuck in a person's guard for fi…
 
Jon and Travis finally sit down after a crazy couple of weeks of interviews and life. The guys discuss how their training is going, Jon's recent vacation to Arizona, the excitement for COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, fight like the 300 for submission, and much more! Let us know what you think the episode is out today. Support the podcast by cli…
 
Travis has the distinct pleasure of sitting down and being interviewed by the Forever White Belt podcast. Adolfo Foronda is an amazing interviewer and asks fantastic questions. It was is real pleasure and honor to be on someone else's podcast. I hope everyone enjoys it and can not wait to do more of these. Please give Elbows Tight Podcast and Forev…
 
Nathan Orchard is a 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Eddy Bravo. He started his grappling journey through wrestling for 11 years before transitioning over to MMA. As a professional MMA fighter, Nathan had 21 fights before retiring. For his first 10 pro fights, Nathan had no formal training in martial arts. After losing close fights to either …
 
Today's interview is with the incredible Roy Dean. Professor Roy Dean is a third-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, under Professor Roy Harris and Seibukan Jujutsu, with additional black belts in Kodokan Judo and Aikikai Aikido. He is the author of two books, Becoming the Black Belt A BJJ Journey and The Martial Apprentice: A Japanese Jujuts…
 
Jon and Travis sit down and talk with Juggernaut Training Systems owner and BJJ Blue Belt Chad Wesley Smith. Chad has been competing in many sports at a high level since he was in High School. He has thrown an Olympic standard in the Shot Put, achieved the 9th highest total in powerlifting raw, and became a professional Strongman while still coachi…
 
Jon and Travis have the amazing privilege of sitting down with the 2008 Crossfit Games champion, BJJ purple belt, pediatric cancer advocate, and coffee connoisseur Jason Khalipa. Jason Khalipa talks about strength training for BJJ, what this training has been looking like recently, his very successful business NCFit, his AMRAP mentality, how it tra…
 
Jon and Travis are back together in person and the new podcast room! Jon talks about his trip back home and the craziness seen on the way. The guys started their new strength and conditions training for BJJ this week and are looking forward to getting stronger! BOTD: Seven Seas Hazy IPA https://www.7seasbrewing.com/beers/ Let us know what you think…
 
Jon and Travis sit down and catch up after a long break. The guys talk about what has been going on in life, their current situations with training, and how hearing from a new voice can help you want to learn again. Let us know what you think the episode is out today. Support the podcast by clicking the subscribe button on your favorite Podcast pla…
 
The guys have the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Malachy Friedman, Black Label Martial Arts owner, and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Ricardo Liborio. He has created multiple must-watch DVDs like the Darce Killer, Sh*t Your Instructor Never Showed You, and The HeisenGuard. Malachy pulls no punches on his feelings about competition B…
 
Allan is a BJJ black belt under Malachy Friedman. He got his start in BJJ from trying out MMA and got hooked after taking a little time away from it. He is a father, active duty sailor, and current instructor. He has some amazing takes on training and balancing his everyday life. There is even a little trash talk for some fun. Let us know what you …
 
The guys sit down with Travis's good friend Todd Smithson. Todd owns his own tattoo shop called Nothing Sacred Tattoo, is a former Muay Thai fighter and almost received his purple belt in BJJ. Todd stopped training BJJ for a couple of years but recently found the love for it again when he put his daughter into classes and is now starting off as a w…
 
The guys sit down with Bear a Special Warfare Navy Veteran and Krav Maga instructor. Bear retired from the Navy's Special Warfare after 20 years when he sustained some major injuries. Now he is running a nonprofit organization to help prevent veteran suicide. He has some great insight and experiences about life and side effects of war. Let us know …
 
Jon and Travis are in the beautiful city of San Diego! Jon has recently started training boxing and Krav Maga and talks about the differences between BJJ and other combat training. While in SoCal the guys have been more active and talk about what they are doing to keep busy with their time. Let us know what you think the episode is out today. Suppo…
 
Jon and Travis sit down to catch up with life and their BJJ journey. Jon is officially in sunny San Diego and loving the beautiful weather. The guys talk about how they are surviving during the pandemic, future plans, where they see things going with the pandemic, and how Jon doesn't like doing BJJ drills on the beach. Jon says he is about to train…
 
Jon and Travis sit down with Army Vet, Photographer, and future BJJ practitioner Spencer Fochtman. Let us know what you think the episode is out today. Support the podcast by clicking the subscribe button on iTunes, if you truly enjoy give us a review. If there are any specific topic requests drop us a comment on social media. Follow the podcast on…
 
Jon and Travis sit down to give an update on their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic Let us know what you think the episode is out today. Support the podcast by clicking the subscribe button on iTunes, if you truly enjoy give us a review. If there are any specific topic requests drop us a comment on social media. Follow the podcast on Instagram @e…
 
Jon and Travis sit down 4 to 6 feet away and talk about everything going on with the COVID-19 and how they are living in these crazy times. Let us know what you think the episode is out today. Support the podcast by clicking the subscribe button on iTunes, if you truly enjoy give us a review. If there are any specific topic requests drop us a comme…
 
The guys sit down with a good friend Mike and talk about everything under the sun from dogs, BJJ, food, injuries, and even marijuana! Let us know what you think the episode is out today. Support the podcast by clicking the subscribe button on iTunes, if you truly enjoy give us a review. If there are any specific topic requests drop us a comment on …
 
Jon and Travis sit down and have some good laughs sitting at the new podcast table! Let us know what you think the episode is out today. Support the podcast by clicking the subscribe button on iTunes, if you truly enjoy give us a review. If there are any specific topic requests drop us a comment on social media. Follow the podcast on Instagram @elb…
 
The guys sit down with Jordan Almodovar and talk about his BJJ journey. This episode is full of good laughs and even better impressions by Jordan himself. Let us know what you think the episode is out today. Support the podcast by clicking the subscribe button on iTunes, if you truly enjoy give us a review. If there are any specific topic requests …
 
The first episdoe of Season 2 for Elbows Tight Podcast. Jon and Travis sit down with Jon's daughters, Drew and Olivia, and talk about how they are enjoying BJJ, what their friends think of it, discipline in BJJ, and what are their favorite colors. Let us know what you think the episode is out today. Support the podcast by clicking the subscribe but…
 
Jon and Travis sit down and talk about the last couple weeks away from the podcast. Both have recently been promoted to Blue Belt and Jon competed for the first time at Revolution 41. They talk about the testing for their blue belts and how Jon felt during his first competition. Let us know what you think the episode is out today. Support the podca…
 
Sonia is a brown belt in BJJ and the owner of Combat Arts Academy located in Seattle and Burien, Washington. We talk with her about how her school started, previous injuries and how they have changed her way of training, women in BJJ, her business habits and how she grew her school and opened a second location, how to coach kids, and more! Let us k…
 
Jon and Travis sit down with Nathan Delapp a blue belt and close friend of theirs from BJJ. Nathan is a Marine Corps Vet, avid hunter, and husband just to name a few things. The guys go over blue belt blues, training highs and lows, Nathans experience in hunting, tips for new white belts, and much much more! Let us know what you think the episode i…
 
We chat with our coach Alvin who is a black belt and the lead instructor at Pacific Northwest Jiu-Jitsu. He is a 20 year Naval Officer Vet, Father, Husband, and mentor to Jon and Travis. The guys talk about belt promotions, kids in BJJ, holding kids accountable, the importance of coaches in kids lives, and his ideology when it comes to teaching and…
 
Jon and Travis sit down and talk about all the cool things they have lined up with BJJ and the Podcast! They even have a short special guest they plan on having on again! Let us know what you think the episode is out today. Support the podcast by clicking the subscribe button on iTunes, if you truly enjoy give us a review. If there are any specific…
 
We sit down with our first female guest Ashley and get her perspective of BJJ. We talk about rolling with guys, being a woman in BJJ, competing as a woman, and women being intimidated about BJJ. Let us know what you think the episode is out today. Support the podcast by clicking the subscribe button on iTunes, if you truly enjoy give us a review. I…
 
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