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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.
 
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.
 
AJ Clingerman and Jennifer Risser are the power team that brings you Roll Model Women’s Only Grappling Camp, the world’s largest gathering of female grapplers. The camp offers multiple seminars from some of the best women in jiu jitsu, as well as workshops about topics that enhance your jiu jitsu journey. Each episode of Roll Model Radio we will discuss what we are working on that week for camp, what we are most excited about currently, where you will find us in the wild, and feature one of ...
 
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 ...
 
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On this episode, we chat with Amy Campo. Amy is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt and the 2022 West Coast Trials Women's 66 kg+ winner. Amy discusses her start in BJJ, how she developed her wrestling, why its important to make training as real as possible, the differences with rolling and training with men and women, attributes that Amy felt were helpful for …
 
On this episode, Chewy and Eugene discuss the worst advice you can give to a strong athlete. We discuss training with people who are very strong and how it can lead to frustration, what your response should be to someone who uses excessive strength in training, advice you should give to strong athletes, how too much focus on strength can hinder you…
 
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." …
 
On this episode we discuss qualities 9-20 of a smart Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. This episode comes from an e-mail that Chewy had on his e-mail list. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list and are the next 10 qualities that Chewy came up with. Here is #11-20: 11. Can roll at various speeds depending on the situation. 12. Is able to undulate between…
 
We are joined on the podcast by Former UFC light-heavyweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer “Suga” Rashad Evans. We are also joined by Del Jolly, who worked as part of Decriminalize Denver and Charlotte’s Web CBD before co-founding Unlimited Sciences, a psychedelic research nonprofit. Rashad and Del have partnered together to create a functional mu…
 
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…
 
On this episode we discuss 10 qualities of a smart Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. This episode comes from an e-mail that Chewy had on his e-mail list. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but the first 10 qualities that Chewy came up with. Here is 1-10: Is motivated by their long-term goals, not short-term gratification or feelings. Can focus on a …
 
I talk to Lachlan Giles about his instructional style. He experimented with using the reverse classroom model to teach jiu-jitsu which involves students watching videos before attending class and then directing portions of their training over what they want to learn. We discuss this experiment, his thoughts and readings on skill acquisition in gene…
 
Echo Charles is a BJJ black and the co-host of The Jocko Podcast. Echo discusses getting his black belt, how focusing on the belt took the joy out of training, what Echo focused on when he wasn’t able to train due to Covid, Echo’s Jiu-Jitsu inspiration, flashy BJJ techniques, longevity in BJJ, shifting from a competitor to a hobbyist, the process o…
 
On this episode of the podcast we are joined by BJJ black belt Haisam “The Giraffe” Rida. Haisam shares his story of moving from Ghana, to Japan, and eventually coming to the United States. We chat about his start in Jiu-Jitsu while in Japan, why Haisam almost quit, how living with his BJJ coach changed his course in life and martial arts, making t…
 
On this episode, Chewy and Eugene discuss their thoughts on trash talking in BJJ and how top level grapplers approach trash talking. We discuss how trash talking is used for entertainment, we compare the trash talking of different athletes such as Muhammed Ali, Deon Sanders, Chael Sonnen, and Gordon Ryan. We also chat about creating a persona as an…
 
I talk to Robert Degle. A blackbelt in BJJ, who was recently banned from competing by the IBJJF due to not having enough time registered as a brown belt before being promoted to black belt. Yet we discuss why he thinks the IBJJF has an overall net positive influence on the sport. From the prestige of its competition circuit to the rules and points …
 
On this episode of the podcast, we chat about the “Myth of Sisyphus” written by Albert Camus, where we dive into the idea of the consistent pursuit of new heights. We also celebrate the 200th episode f the podcast by doing a live Q&A session and giveaway. Some of the topics discussed were: Suggestions on neck health and dealing with neck cranks in …
 
In this episode we discuss our recent tournaments, new Rise and Roll dates, and more! We work on camp every day, but sometimes we are bad at letting you know what all we are doing! We are so excited about Roll Model Women’s Only Grappling coming up July 8-10, 2022 in Indianapolis, IN. Roll Model Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq7UCc…
 
On this episode of the podcast we go through some questions we received on Instagram. Some of the questions we answered: Why do I feel guilty when I don’t train? Advice to someone who is helping coach for the first time. Has Chewy read the Koran? Do you stretch before or after training? Do professors hold students back to make their gym look better…
 
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 …
 
Daniele Bolelli is a BJJ black belt, history professor, writer, and runs a popular history podcast called “History On Fire.” Daniele shares his interest in studying history, how he learned to study more efficiently, the importance of ritual, not focusing too much on the results, the pros and cons of being a specialist, getting the most out of train…
 
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…
 
On this episode Chewy shares a "dirty little black belt secret." Chewy discusses how motivation wasn’t something he needed for training, how to get to the gym even when you don't feel like it, how Chewy develops motivation for doing things he doesn’t enjoy, discipline vs. priority, how the end result can build motivation, why you should visualize a…
 
On this episode Chewy and Eugene discuss learning styles such as Intuitive and Mechanistic learning, the differences between these learning styles, and the benefits and drawbacks of each style of learning. We also discuss the process of breaking down and explaining Jiu-Jitsu techniques and positions when teaching, learning to improvise in Jiu-Jitsu…
 
In this episode we discuss our Costa Rica retreat, discuss the new hotel for Indy Base Camp, and more! We work on camp every day, but sometimes we are bad at letting you know what all we are doing! We are so excited about Roll Model Women’s Only Grappling coming up July 8-10, 2022 in Indianapolis, IN. Roll Model Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.co…
 
I talk to Steve Kwan of the BJJ Mental Models Podcast in a Crossover Episode! We talk about how his podcast has influenced his own game, the most important concepts he learned from his podcast guests and the debate over concepts vs techniques. Further, we discuss learning Jiu-Jitsu online and the multiple online learning platforms and instructions …
 
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…
 
On this episode of the podcast we chat with James Smith. James is a Personal Trainer, author, and BJJ purple belt from the UK. On this episode, we chat about “Liver King,” steroids, why James’ job is to make people’s lives “better but not the best," the pros and cons of using Testosterone, coming to the realization to quit Rugby, how Jiu-Jitsu help…
 
On this episode, Chewy and Eugene discuss the importance of attempting to control your emotions, and how this can impact your Jiu-Jitsu as well as your life. We also chat about the value of stopping and seeking more knowledge to get the full picture, what to do when you get angry during training, how to learn from instances when you lose your tempe…
 
On this episode, Chewy and Eugene discuss some key concepts on how to train as you get older. They discuss the importance of adjusting your training, the value of listening your body, focusing on recovery especially after an injury, how to adjust your training, and how to increase longevity and improve your performance on the mats. Thanks to the po…
 
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…
 
On this episode, Chewy and Eugene discuss how to develop an unstoppable Jiu-Jitsu technique. We dive into the various stages of motor learning, the initial inconsistencies in technique, the developmental process of a Jiu-Jitsu technique, the importance of properly performing the technique, varying setups, grip focus, the problems you run into and w…
 
On this episode of The Chewjitsu Podcast, we are joined by BJJ Black Belt Henry Akins. Henry is a BJJ Black Belt under Rickson Gracie and the founder of "Hidden Jiu-Jitsu." On this episode, we discuss teaching and learning Jiu-Jitsu, and how the way Jiu-Jitsu has been taught has not evolved with the sport. We also discuss the most beneficial type o…
 
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 …
 
The idea of the episode is to not focus on what happens, but more importantly how you respond to the things that happen. We discuss dealing with difficult situations in Jiu-Jitsu, Chewy shares a story of an unsuccessful marketing idea for his gym, and how he responded and adjusted tactics. We also share a story about one of Chewy’s black belts, who…
 
On this episode, Chewy and Eugene discuss New Year’s resolutions and goal setting. We discuss being careful not to get obsessed with a goal and what to do once you reach your goal, the importance of the person you are developing into instead of the importance of the goal, when do you change a goal if its unattainable, the value of journaling to fig…
 
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…
 
I talk to Sam Kressin, a Black Belt in BJJ who also trained extensively with catch wrestling legend Billy Robinson. Sam is also a talented visual artist who holds a degree in exercise and sports science. We discuss how he came to find jiu-jitsu and catch wrestling in his martial arts journey and his time spent training both, and the process of comb…
 
Kody Steele is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt and MMA fighter. On this episode, we discuss Kody’s start in wrestling, what he feels are the most important aspects of wrestling, Kody’s favorite competition ruleset, if you should you modify your game based on your opponent, learning from your losses, the adjustment period at every belt and his toughest belt …
 
I talk to Andy From School Of Grappling about the book "Mind Over Muscle: Writings From The Founder Of Judo" By Jigoro Kano. We explore the philosophy of Judo as written and explained by Kano while also discussing his views on physical education and the principles of Judo including mutual benefit and maximum efficiency in energy use. We also discus…
 
In this episode we discuss our Costa Rica retreat, announce an instructor for Indy Base Camp, and more! We work on camp every day, but sometimes we are bad at letting you know what all we are doing! We are so excited about Roll Model Women’s Only Grappling coming up July 8-10, 2022 in Indianapolis, IN. Roll Model Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.c…
 
Chewy and Eugene discuss the idea of discipline and how you can access more of it in your life. We also chat about how discipline for Jiu-Jitsu can be the conscious effort of working on techniques or positions that you’re not as good at, lining up your habits achieve your goals. how being disciplined is demonstrated as being more thoughtful with yo…
 
On this episode, we discuss gym culture and its impact on Jiu-Jitsu, training, and life in general. We discuss how the gym culture at Chewy’s gym has evolved and changed over the years, traditional gym environment vs. a relaxed gym environment, the values that we set for our gym, unwritten rules, how your actions reflect what you say, shaping stude…
 
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…
 
I talk to Rob From McDojoLife. Rob has been a lifelong martial artist with a black belt in Karate and a Purple Belt in Jiu-Jitsu. McDojo life has a massive social media presence that you have likely seen before where it exposes fakes, frauds and phoneys of the martial arts industries. We discuss the elements that make a McDojo, the warning signs an…
 
On this episode of the podcast, Chewy and Eugene discuss the idea of not judging a book by its cover. We discuss over-estimation and under-estimation of others and yourself, importer syndrome, letting go of expectations, drills in Jiu-Jitsu to help with opening up your game, why you shouldn’t perceive things as positive or negative in regards to Ji…
 
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…
 
On this episode of The Chewjitsu Podcast, Chewy and Eugene discuss why you shouldn't call Jiu-Jitsu a "grind." Chewy discusses how incorporating joy and fun into Jiu-Jitsu will help with progression, what changed that helped Chewy’s Jiu-Jitsu improve, one of the best things to do if you dislike drilling, how Jiu-Jitsu changes your life perspective,…
 
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