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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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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 …
 
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 …
 
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…
 
I interview Rob Biernacki of Island Top Team. He also runs BJJconcepts.net, and we discuss his thoughts on BJJ pedagogy, different teaching and cognitive learning strategies, gamification of jiu-jitsu drills which he calls micro battles also developing training mentality for fun and longevity. Finally, how his geographic isolation forced diversity …
 
Join two long time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu experts John Frankl and Matt Thornton as they discuss the depths of Jiu Jitsu, exploring such questions as how to train with students that are less experienced than you, benefits of training with your eyes closed, the changes that happened in BJJ over time and much more. For more SBG International BJJ and MMA …
 
Currently there are a lot of discussions surrounding policing and law enforcement in United States. In this talk between Matt Thornton and Raymond Price (active police officer) various subjects are discussed about the current situation of policing and law enforcement, misunderstandings and possible solutions to various challenges. For more SBG Inte…
 
Chewy and Eugene discuss using structure, boundaries, and limitations to spark creativity in BJJ and in life. Chewy discusses how he uses this process of using limitations to improve his BJJ, how BJJ learning/techniques have evolved over the past 10 years, how to know if a BJJ move is legit, going on a “diet of information” to improve creativity, h…
 
I interview Lachlan Giles. We discuss how his persistence over years of competition culminated in things coming together for him on the day to take out Bronze in the ADCC 2019 Absolute division. We also examine how he optimally narrowed his focus and training for that specific competition, the importance of self-directed learning and the value obta…
 
Bernardo is a multiple-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, owner and head coach of The Bernardo Faria Academy, and one of the co-founders of the popular martial arts website www.bjjfanatics.com Bernardo talks about taking the unusual path of making a career out of Jiu-Jitsu, why winning the Jiu-Jitsu Worlds at purple belt was a pivotal point i…
 
Tune into the best parts of latest SBG podcasts with Burton Richardson, Andy Stumpf, Paul Sharp, Chris Conolley, Adam Singer, Jason Paterniti and Matt Thornton talking about everything from martial arts and leadership to how BJJ principles apply in fighting with rhino poachers. 00:00 Being Honest About Your Martial Art | Ft. Burton Richardson 08:10…
 
Tune into the best parts of latest SBG podcasts with Burton Richardson, Andy Stumpf, Paul Sharp, Chris Conolley, Adam Singer, Jason Paterniti and Matt Thornton talking about everything from martial arts and leadership to how BJJ principles apply in fighting with rhino poachers. 00:00 Being Honest About Your Martial Art | Ft. Burton Richardson 08:10…
 
Dominyka Obelnyte is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and multiple time world champion. On this episode, Dominyka shares her story of immigrating to the United States, her start in martial arts and specifically BJJ because of being bullied, having her father as a coach, her initial dislike of Jiu-Jitsu, accessing a state of flow in training and com…
 
I talk to Dr Alex Channon, a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Studies at the University of Brighton and on the board of The Martial Arts Studies Research Network. He also manages a group called Love fighting, hate violence which promotes teaching non-violence through martial arts. He authored a paper titled Edgework and Mixed Martial…
 
Brandon Mccaghren is a 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Eddie Bravo and head coach at 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Decatur. Brandon joins the show to discuss the first season of his jiu-jitsu grappling league, The PGF (Professional Grappling Federation). Brandon chats about the thought process behind having a “season format” for a jiu-jitsu tourname…
 
I talk to Jonathan Brookins. Jonathan is a veteran of the WEC where he faced Jose Aldo and the UFC where he was the winner of The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 where Georges St Pierre coached him along with assistant coaches Firas Zahabi and John Danaher. Jonathan stood out in the show as being a unique & thoughtful personality, very humble and kind, …
 
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