Epi 220 Adaptive Athlete Jess Munter Will Inspire You

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This week we have a great interview with adaptive athlete Jess Munter. During birth Jess suffered a Brachial Plexus injury, as a result of this injury she is unable to use her left arm. Growing up Jess tried several sports but they did not fit her and they ended in frustration. A couple of years ago Jess found Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the benefits she is getting and passing on from BJJ is an inspiring story.

We talk about:

  • Training BJJ on a busy schedule
  • Her Brachial Plexus injury to her left arm
  • Other sports she tried before jiu-jitsu
  • How she discovered jiu-jitsu was good for her
  • What jiu-jitsu has done for her off the mat
  • What it was like training during her first month
  • Her goals to help people
  • How BJJ has helped her become more positive
  • She shares stories about doing tournaments
  • Dealing with frustrations on the mats
  • How she stays safe on the mat
  • How good communication is key to her safety


  • Jess on instagram

Quote of the week: "A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard." Bruce Lee

Article of the week: 3 Proven Methods For Gaining Self Discipline

We also start playing a game of family feud fast money at the end of the show.

Also a congratulations to Gary Hull for receiving his brown belt!

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