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A BJJ Marriage

A BJJ Marriage

By Nick Lee

Discussions of our lives as married Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners

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078 - How Should You Roll with Black Belts?
078 - How Should You Roll with Black Belts?
We've had a crazy few weeks!  We traveled to Colorado to help Brenton teach a seminar at Morning Star Jiu Jitsu, met up with Henry Matamoros, and Nick had a Pankration fight in Waukesha!  We talk a bit about our travels and adventures, but also what it's like to roll with so many different types of black belts.  What is your goal when you roll with a black belt?  Listen in to see what Brittany and Nick's goals are! Show Notes: - Welcome back, we've missed you! - Training with Henry Matamoros & Troy Everett at Nova Mente - Cog Theory seminar at Morning Star - Hiking in all 4 seasons & Red Rocks - Inverse Fighting Event - Nick commentates his Pankration match - Our goal of rolling with black belts - Building relationships and learning from them - How one black belt changed the way Brittany rolls with other black belts - attack - Submissions come as a gift - Proving your worth on the mat based on gender, size and rank - Wondering what black belts expect when rolling with other black belts A BJJ Marriage: https://www.abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #bjjwhitebelt #bjjbluebelt #bjjpurplebelt #bjjbrownbelt #bjjblackbelt
53:32
November 13, 2022
077 - BOO! Leg Locks Aren't Scary!
077 - BOO! Leg Locks Aren't Scary!
BOO! It is spooky szn but you don't have to be afraid of leg locks!  After an eventful weekend of our Halloween open mat and brining a BJJ group through a haunted house, this week we talk about how we've been integrating more leg locks into our games.  At first we were afraid, we were petrified! But now we understand, it's just Jiu Jitsu.  Listen in to dispel the fear of leg locks! Show Notes: - Episode 77, Take 4 😂 - Halloween party at Fluid recap - Leg Locks are their own world - Brittany's theory on spousal training - Leg Locks in competition - Scared of leg locks for being "dangerous" - Teaching white belts how to safely do leg locks - Understand the position to be able to stop it - Making Jiu Jitsu effortless - The mechanics of rotational submission - Leg entanglements for transitions - Catch and Release for safety A BJJ Marriage: https://www.abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #bjjwhitebelt #bjjbluebelt #bjjpurplebelt #bjjleglocks #leglocks
01:01:50
October 24, 2022
076 - Flow into Gold 🥇
076 - Flow into Gold 🥇
Nick went to Grappling Industries Chicago this weekend and killed it!  Brittany has been focusing on flow rolling and staying on the mats even when injured. What do these two events have to do with each other?  We talk about how flow rolling is beneficial for your Jiu Jitsu and helped Nick flow his way to double gold! Show Notes: - Grappling Industries Chicago Recap - Setting the tone of the match right away - Leg attacks Craig Jones style - What is flow rolling to us? Why do we do it? - Catch and release and transitions - Learn what works and what doesn't and why - Safe way to learn Jiu Jitsu - Theory on why white belts dislike flow - Jiu Jitsu is a dance & art - Submissions are a gift - Master Sauer - Master Sauer seminar, Halloween party, Pankration, Colorado Seminar, Grappling Industries December 3rd - Develop confidence in uncomfortable positions A BJJ Marriage: https://www.abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #bjjwhitebelt #bjjbluebelt #bjjpurplebelt #bjjcomp #bjjcompetition #flow #flowrolling
55:30
October 09, 2022
075 - Getting Your Partner Ready for Competition with Lydia Rivera & Marian Pintar
075 - Getting Your Partner Ready for Competition with Lydia Rivera & Marian Pintar
This week we are joined by Lydia Rivera and Marian Pintar! Lydia and Marian are badass women who are always staying active in the Greater Milwaukee competition scene. We go over what it's like to prepare our partners for a big day and what it's like training with each other on a daily basis. Listen for the key trick to never be nervous! Show Notes: - Welcoming Lydia Rivera & Marian Pintar - Why cross-training is beneficial - No gi promotion style - Lydia's background - starting her MMA journey - Upcoming Events - Ben's fight, no-gi scrimmage, Grappling Industries - Say yes to things you don't find easy to challenge yourself - The 4 of us go through how we feel about the struggles and prep for our competitions - How supportive we, as practitioners, can be for one another - Training as a couple - the good and bad - Skill gaps as couples - the challenges - Advanced females proving to new guys that girls can actually do Jiu Jitsu A BJJ Marriage: https://www.abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #bjjwhitebelt #bjjbluebelt #bjjpurplebelt #bjjcompetition #bjjcomp
01:05:18
October 03, 2022
074 - Training BJJ for Longevity
074 - Training BJJ for Longevity
This week was our anniversary and also another exciting week of grappling for us!  Nick visited a sister school and Fluid hosted a Pedro Sauer Black Belt - Kristen DeBruycker, who we were able to spend a lot of time with.  One big topic we discuss is how to train today to ensure we can train forever.  How long do you plan on training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Show Notes: - We talk too much about Jiu Jitsu - Kristen DeBruycker Seminar - Ride the wave, sandbag vs barbell - Watching matches at ADCC - Coaching high-level grappling - October 8th Grappling Industries - November 5th Pankration - https://www.inversefighting.com/tickets - Training for longevity - Don't force the Jiu Jitsu - Check your ego at the door - Getting comfortable in uncomfortable positions A BJJ Marriage: https://www.abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #bjjwhitebelt #bjjbluebelt #bjjpurplebelt #bjjcamps #bjjseminar
59:35
September 19, 2022
073 - Exciting Events in our Jiu Jitsu Lives
073 - Exciting Events in our Jiu Jitsu Lives
So many events, so little time!  We are loving the packed schedule full of camps, seminars, vacations, weddings, and more.  This week we dive into some of the stuff we've been learning, the amazing people we've met, what we're specifically working on, and what challenges are trying to keep us off of the mats. Show Notes: - Gentle Art Lifestyle Camp recap - Natasha doing "The Brittany" - Alan Titone teaching intense yoga - Labor day inversions - Brittany's rib injury - ADCC, seminars, and events coming up - Brittany plans to stay sharp with mental Jiu Jitsu - Nick plans to work more backside 50/50 A BJJ Marriage: https://www.abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #bjjwhitebelt #bjjbluebelt #bjjpurplebelt #bjjcamps #bjjseminar
49:25
September 13, 2022
072 - How Your Diet Affects Your Jiu Jitsu
072 - How Your Diet Affects Your Jiu Jitsu
Happy birthday to us! We spent last weekend celebrating our birthdays and jumped right back into training. Do you manage your diet to support your training schedule? How do you feel when you eat like crap vs when you have a balanced diet? We talk about how we integrate what we consume into our training and our overall health. Show Notes: - Gentle Art Lifestyle Camp Coming up - Tye dye Party - Birthday shenanigans - Manuel Seminar - Pankration recap - Eating like crap before training sucks - Having a set schedule on when to eat - Healthy go to snacks - Learning how to have self discipline and sating your hunger - Three bite rule and drinking water - Don't buy the bad food you know you shouldn't have - Diet is like a budget for your body - Food is Fuel A BJJ Marriage: https://www.abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #bjjwhitebelt #bjjbluebelt #bjjpurplebelt #diet #bjjdiet
01:04:59
August 29, 2022
071 - How Long-Term BJJ Goals Shape Our Training & Our Lives
071 - How Long-Term BJJ Goals Shape Our Training & Our Lives
This week we talk about what keeps us coming back to the mats for more. Training for fun is a great side effect, but we also have some long-term goals to set our sights on. What are we working towards? Do you share any of the same goals as us? Show Notes: - Hello! We're almost being consistent again 😜 - Manuel Seminar coming up on August 20th - Staycation details - Nicks's aggressive Jiu Jitsu goals - What gym(s) we want to visit most - White Lotus announcement - Josh Janis shoutout - Brittany's goal is self-defense - Pass the guard drill - just stand up - Sweep, Submit, Stall, Stand Up - Jeff Glover - Second goal - 2 competitions per belt - Jiu Jitsu does not make us invincible - RIP Leandro Lo - Nicks's second goal is coaching - Communication in private lessons - Jiu Jitsu is just Mario Kart rainbow road A BJJ Marriage: https://www.abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #bjjwhitebelt #bjjbluebelt #bjjpurplebelt #bjjgoals #goals
55:39
August 15, 2022
070 - Why You Should Go to Other Open Mats
070 - Why You Should Go to Other Open Mats
How often do you train at other gyms? Whether it's frequent or never before, we go into detail about why we find it beneficial to roll in new atmospheres with different people and their unique styles. Recently, we visited Open Guard in Oconomowoc! Did we loop choke and arm bar everyone? Listen in and find out 😄 Show Notes: - Hi! It's been a chaotic year 😬 - Green Bay rafting, choke theory, murder mystery dinner Jiu Jitsu reenactment - City champs highlights - Nick didn't train much this week but still did mental Jiu jitsu through teachings and uke - Open mat at Open Guard on the hottest day with no air conditioning - No timer makes you do different types of rolls - how do they end? - Brittany rolled with black belt Dan LaPaz - Why it's beneficial to go to other open mats - feeling other styles - same rank roll comparison - them not knowing your moves - networking - try new things you're working on - sharing information is like sharing mathematical equations, where would we be without collaboration? - Gentle Art Lifestyle Camp coming up soon! - how other gyms' atmospheres may change the way you roll - The only way to get good at Jiu Jitsu is to train more Jiu Jitsu - The Fourth Stripe Newsletter - https://wayneterran.com/ A BJJ Marriage: https://www.abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #bjjwhitebelt #bjjbluebelt #bjjpurplebelt #bjjopenmat
56:18
August 08, 2022
69 - Getting the Most Out of Your BJJ Training
69 - Getting the Most Out of Your BJJ Training
You most likely don't get to spend all day on the mats training BJJ.  You probably don't get to train BJJ like it's your full-time job.  How are you fine-tuning your training to get the most out of it?  We talk about how we set goals throughout the week and look at different training partners to sharpen different techniques. Show Notes: - Hi! Sorry, we've missed you! - Cedar Point, Bachelor party shenanigans - Empty half guard seminar from Tim Gillette - How seminars are run - Rolling at the beach - How are you spending your mat time? - How do you roll with black belts? - Brittany rolls with blue belt females differently - 2 belts nearest to you are your peers - How we roll with new white belts - The essence of Jiu Jitsu is controlling them and yourself - Analyze how you roll with different people and why A BJJ Marriage: https://www.abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #bjjwhitebelt #bjjbluebelt #bjjpurplebelt
01:00:06
July 25, 2022
068 - Building Confidence Through BJJ with LeSuong Garcia
068 - Building Confidence Through BJJ with LeSuong Garcia
One of the many gifts BJJ brings us is the ability to overpower bigger and stronger opponents.  You most likely have grappled with people bigger and smaller than you.  Imagine always being the smallest grappler in the room.  We are joined by LeSuong this week and she is small but packs a huge personality!  We talk about training as a smaller grappler but also discuss the empowerment you can build through training.  How has your confidence developed during your time training BJJ? Show Notes: - Introducing LeSuong - Vietnamese origins - Face hugger Nickname - Being a smaller 4'7" grappler - SpongeBob cast at fluid - LeSuongs rolling method - less strength - David vs Goliath - How she got started in Jiu Jitsu - Being a 4 stripe white and feeling more confident - How to make friends as an adult - Brittany growing up with a black belt dad - How to be smaller and not get trapped - Learning from males vs females - Testing your defense against brand new white belts A BJJ Marriage: https://www.abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #bjjwhitebelt #bjjbluebelt #bjjpurplebelt
01:08:54
July 10, 2022
067 - Elevating your Relationship with BJJ with Jose & Susy
067 - Elevating your Relationship with BJJ with Jose & Susy
Isn't it funny when you see the BJJ couple in your gym roll and start talking shit about each other?  In this episode, we are joined by another married BJJ couple, Jose and Susy.  We talk about what it's like to roll with our spouse and how proud we are of each other when we get promoted.  Do you think bringing your partner to BJJ has strengthened your relationship? Show Notes: - Introducing Jose and Susy! - How Jose got Susy started - self-defense seminars! - Yolo Bolo - Master Sauer talks and why we love him - Daisy Fresh Seminar - Rolling with your spouse, the struggles - Susy is the smallest person at Fluid - Women black belts to look up to - Jose's purple belt journey - Instruction vs rolling in class structure - Blue belt criteria & mentality - How Susy felt about Jose getting blue vs purple - How Jose felt about Susy getting her first stripe - Training Jiu Jitsu with kids in your life A BJJ Marriage: https://www.abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #bjjculture #bjjrelationship #bjjwhitebelt #bjjbluebelt #bjjpurplebelt
01:09:24
June 26, 2022
066 - Making BJJ Attractive for your Friends
066 - Making BJJ Attractive for your Friends
How many times have you tried to get your friends and family to come and try BJJ? In this episode, we dive into the main reasons we want our friends to join us and what their main excuses are.  Do you know how to make it seem attractive rather than something only crazy people would do? Show Notes: - Learning Portuguese and Mandarin - Growing together instead of apart - achieving goals and how you've grown - Why we do this podcast - the ripple effect - Prom recap COLOR WAR - Why we want our friends to train with us - Health benefits and creating an eating schedule - The excuses we hear - Old, Fat, Too Intimate, Females uncomfortable, No Time - Bring your female friends to OTHER classes outside of Jiu Jitsu (self-defense, Muay Thai, yoga) - Overcoming the barriers of excuses you hear in an attractive manner A BJJ Marriage: https://www.abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #bjjculture
01:01:54
June 21, 2022
065 - You're Never Too Old For Jiu Jitsu with Nancy Bernier
065 - You're Never Too Old For Jiu Jitsu with Nancy Bernier
The number one excuse that people use when passing up training BJJ is that they are too old.  Send those people this episode and erase that excuse from their minds!  We are joined by Nancy Bernier, a 75-year-old white belt who trains with us 5 days a week.  How does Nancy have the energy to train and why does she keep coming back? Show Notes: - Introducing Nancy Bernier - Nancy trains more than most other people - Flexibility vs mobility - Being prepared to fall - Gym family culture - Being too old is just an excuse - Learning how you learn - Nancy is the biggest Fluid team supporter! - Being a peer vs an older disadvantaged woman - Jiu jitsu as an anaolgy for life - Nancy explains why she keeps coming back - Where do we find the energy to train? Habits. - Working on different techniques with people depending on size, strength, and rank - How Nancy's family feels about her training and if it's affected her life in other aspects - Everyone is just a big kid when doing Jiu Jitsu 🤗 A BJJ Marriage: https://www.abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #bjjculture #bjjover40 #bjjover50
01:05:10
June 13, 2022
064 - Shaping Your BJJ Style
064 - Shaping Your BJJ Style
Wedding season has begun!  We traveled to Canton, Williamsport, and Jersey Shore Pennsylvania for a wedding last week and still found a Jiu Jitsu school to get some rolls in; well at least Nick did.  We discuss what we're looking forward to this year and then dive into how we shaped our current BJJ styles.  Do you know what BJJ style you are creating? Show Notes: - PA wedding recap - 570 Jiu Jitsu in PA - IG: @570jiujitsu - Missing Jiu jitsu events due to weddings - Events coming up, Including July 9th Grappling Industries Chicago - Online newsletter and recipe - Q&A - whats your favorite submission? - what's your favorite guard? - what's your favorite dilema - developing your game around your submission - Teaching bachelorettes how to do Jiu jitsu - playing off your back in a vulnerable position - Blending your favorite BJJ subs and moves into your style A BJJ Marriage: https://www.abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/abjjmarriage/support #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #bjjstyle
01:20:57
June 06, 2022
063 - Leg Locks are the "Real Diehl"
063 - Leg Locks are the "Real Diehl"
This was such a jam-packed weekend of fun and martial arts.  We coached two of our kids to victory in Pankration @ Primal 4 and attended a fantastic No-Gi leg lock seminar & mobility seminar from Joey "The Real" Diehl.  We were able to display what we've been working on but also add new tools and techniques to our belts.  Do you know all of the basic leg lock positions? Show Notes: - Pankration recap - 2 for 2 - Describing the fights and the technique these kids had - Split decision and an armbar finish - Leg Lock Seminar with Joey "the real" Diehl - Why ignore 50% of the body? - Positional differences in leg entanglements - Leg Locks for Dummies - Why they're dangerous - Top takeaways from the seminar - Drilling is great, live rolling is better - Understand the control position before going for submission A BJJ Marriage: https://www.abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #pankrationatprimal #pankration #leglocks #bjjseminar
57:01
May 23, 2022
062 - Hanging with the "Big Boys" - Training w/ Nicolas Bontempo
062 - Hanging with the "Big Boys" - Training w/ Nicolas Bontempo
How many people in your gym have competed before, and how many have had any MMA or kickboxing fights?  This week we are joined by Nic Bontempo, a BJJ blue belt and Muay Thai practitioner with us at Fluid Jiu Jitsu.  Nic fought a kickboxing fight the night before filming this episode with us and we dive into what it's like to step into the cage and put it all on the line.   Show Notes: - Introducing Nic Bontempo - Happy Mother's day - sorry we missed last week! - IBJJF Chicago for Brenton Recap - Recap of Bontempo's kickboxing fight - Just because you're fighting doesn't mean life stops - Biggest takeaways - "KICK"boxing, cardio, fighting off the back foot - Competition prep course on Gentle Art Lifestyle - https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/competitionprep - One thing to win or lose but another to have the opportunity to compete and have the support of your team - June 20th belt Ceremony announcement - Joey Diehl's seminar - Leg Locks for dummies on YouTube - https://youtu.be/1xAFbNGMoa8 - July 30th: Caged Grappling Championship - Lots of events coming up for Fluid, watch your email! - Nic Bontempo's timeline of Jiu Jitsu - Remembering Mike Hernandez A BJJ Marriage: https://www.abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/abjjmarriage/support #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #kickboxing #fight #mma #martialarts
01:12:31
May 16, 2022
061 - Charity Roll-A-Thon Success! With Brenton Fitzgerald and Jada
061 - Charity Roll-A-Thon Success! With Brenton Fitzgerald and Jada
What's the longest amount of time you've ever stayed on the mats?  This weekend we were on the mats for over 12 hours for our Charity Roll-A-Thon at Fluid for the This Time Tomorrow and Chron's & Colitis Foundation.  Great memories were made at this event for more than 60 people, and did Nick really hallucinate? Show Notes: - Introducing Jada and Brent - 12 Wisconsin black belts teaching 30 minutes - Going through each of the 12 techniques - Bendee McGee - What we plan to do differently next year - GoFundMe - How many hours we each spent on the mats - Nancy is 75 and made it all day long! - Wine tasting - Cookie dilemma - Favorite and least favorite parts of the day - Patches Magic Beans - Please feel free to donate to our two charity funds: https://gofund.me/276ee718 This Time Tomorrow Foundation: https://www.thistimetomorrow.org/ Chron's & Colitis Foundation: https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/ A BJJ Marriage: abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Upcoming Events: https://abjjmarriage.com/events/ Brittany's Recipes: https://abjjmarriage.com/recipes/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hYojCn #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #chairty #rollathon #bjjgi #bjjseminar
01:13:29
May 01, 2022
060 - Rest Rounds Are Holding You Back
060 - Rest Rounds Are Holding You Back
We're back to a normal week of training in the Lee household and are diving into why you shouldn't sit out in between rolling rounds.  People use rest rounds to catch their breath and give themselves a break in between rolling, but should you really take those breaks?  Do you know what it's like to roll lighter, focus on defense, keep yourself on the mat, and maximize your rolling time? Show Notes: - Which Teletubby do you align with? - New Gi's - Maximizing your cardio and endurance on the mat - Recovery while rolling - breathe and defend - Learning to breathe in uncomfortable situations - Concepts of breath - the belly - diaphragmatic breathing - Have fun while rolling - Intensity while training - 80, 50, 20 rule - sharpens your technique - Defense vs attacking - White belt mentality - ego - positionally and submissions - Sitting out leads to injury due to muscles cooling down - Everyone starts as a white belt - No one starts out and is great at it - It does get better, we promise - 1) breathe 2) show up 3) manage intensity Meghan's Women's Article: https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/post/how-to-level-the-playing-field-for-women-in-bjj A BJJ Marriage: abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ 12 Hour Charity Roll-A-Thon: https://fb.me/e/2r2crqq0m Gentle Art Lifestyle Summer Camp: https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/summercamp2022 #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjpodcast #whitebelt #breathing #recovery #defense
01:02:15
April 25, 2022
059 - Diving into the Sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
059 - Diving into the Sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
After one week off in Florida we are back!  We didn't get the results we were hoping for at IBJJF Pans but we came back with some lessons and insight into sport BJJ.  Nick talks about some of his major takeaways and what he will do better next time.  We also got to learn from UFC fighter Nate "Mayhem" Maness at our sister school Sweeps BJJ in Wautoma.  A huge couple of weeks of learning! Show Notes: - We got stripes!! - PANS outline of Nicks's first and only match - Breakdown of Brent's match - Chicago IBJJF sold out - Brent's sleeve grip dilemma - Play the sport vs Self Defense when competing - Florida shenanigans - MMA seminar (striking and no-gi) - Rolling with new people - Roll-A-Thon is 2 weeks away! A BJJ Marriage: abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ 12 Hour Charity Roll-A-Thon: https://fb.me/e/2r2crqq0m Gentle Art Lifestyle Summer Camp: https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/summercamp2022 #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #ibjjfpans #pans #competition #podcast #bjjpodcast
01:02:14
April 18, 2022
058 - How Jiu Jitsu is Shaping Our Lives
058 - How Jiu Jitsu is Shaping Our Lives
We are on the road to IBJJF Pans 2022!  Nick & Brittany have been working hard to get ready by being on weight, staying healthy, and getting mentally prepared.  Spring has sprung and we have all sorts of new things and events lined up.  Will you join our challenge in June? Show Notes: - IBJJF PANS this week! - Reflect on your journey - Prepping for a huge competition with diet - Food is fuel, literally - Three day fast do's and dont's - We started a website! Watch for our newsletter - Jiu Jitsu embodies our lifestyles - Website for a cookbook - All the events coming up - Sweeps Nate Maness Seminar - Charity Roll-A-Thon - Gentle Art Lifestyle Summer Camp - ADCC Trials - Dave's competition prep workshop A BJJ Marriage: abjjmarriage.com Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Sweeps BJJ Nate Maness MMA Seminar: https://fb.me/e/1xn1VfM5Q 12 Hour Charity Roll-A-Thon: https://fb.me/e/2r2crqq0m Gentle Art Lifestyle Summer Camp: https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/summercamp2022 #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #ibjjfpans #pans #competition #podcast #bjjpodcast
57:51
April 03, 2022
057 - What Makes a Warrior w/ Jason Bergemann
057 - What Makes a Warrior w/ Jason Bergemann
This week we are joined with a Fluid Jiu Jitsu brown belt - Jason Bergemann!  Jason has a deep well of experience in martial arts learned throughout a lifetime of training, inside and outside of the dojo.  What does Jason think it means to be a warrior, and what does he mean by training self-offense? Show Notes: - Introducing Jason Bergemann - Navigating drama within the BJJ community - Lining up according to rank - How well does the system work? - Limited rules when combat fighting vs sport - Jason's military family background - Learning to live in society as a child who ran away from foster care - Starting wrestling in 6th grade to Japanese Jiu Jitsu to knife and sword fighting to BJJ - Weight classes don't exist in other sports - Sword training - Martial means military-like - Weapons in martial arts - "Natural dojo" - environment of the day - The difference between Traditional and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - How to destroy a human being - Don't train self-defense, train self-offense - be a good grappler! A BJJ Marriage Socials: https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ 12 Hour Charity Roll-A-Thon: https://fb.me/e/2r2crqq0m Sweeps BJJ Nate Maness MMA Seminar: https://fb.me/e/1xn1VfM5Q #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #warrior #samurai #weapons #japanesejiujitsu
01:11:26
March 27, 2022
056 - Treating Jiu Jitsu as a Real Life Video Game w/ Anthony Portugues
056 - Treating Jiu Jitsu as a Real Life Video Game w/ Anthony Portugues
Anthony Portugues!  Anthony just recently competed in BJJ for the first time but has lots of experience competing in other events such as video games and tabletop games.  How has this experience helped him in BJJ? Show Notes: - Introducing Anthony Portugues - Starting 2.5 years ago - Muay Thai for the first time - Masvidal UFC - Side Control and white belt insecurities - Comparing Jiu Jitsu to video games - Dilemmas and understanding people's games - Jiu Jitsu is an endless art - Anthony's first competition and what went wrong - The closed guard 🙄 - Playing the sport in competition vs strength - Gentle Art Lifestyle accountability program for competition - mental vs physical competition - Why do stripes validate our Jiu Jitsu? - Pros and cons of fighting with strikes - Brittany wants more women to train - Anthony's YouTube channel - Chewy89 - https://www.youtube.com/user/Chewie891 A BJJ Marriage Socials: https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ 12 Hour Charity Roll-A-Thon: https://fb.me/e/2r2crqq0m Sweeps BJJ Nate Maness MMA Seminar: https://fb.me/e/1xn1VfM5Q #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #videogames #competition #muaythai
01:22:20
March 20, 2022
055 - A Wisconsin Blackbelt BJJ Journey w/ Jason Lippert
055 - A Wisconsin Blackbelt BJJ Journey w/ Jason Lippert
This week we take a journey through some Wisconsin BJJ history with Fluid Blackbelt Jason Lippert.  Jason was part of some of the foundations of BJJ in Wisconsin and is continually sharing what he's currently working on with our team.  Who has Jason crossed paths with and what is he working on now? Show Notes: - Introducing Jason Lippert - Starting in Judo - Ben Salas, to Oshkosh (started own club) to Henry in 97 - Injuries holding him back - Feeling like an inadequate purple belt after time off - Concepts of the cradle - Charity Roll-A-Thon - Working towards MMA judge certification - How big and small the community is - Learning lessons from mess-ups A BJJ Marriage Socials: https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Womens Self Defense Seminar: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fluid-jiu-jitsu-free-womens-self-defense-seminar-tickets-273973250367 12 Hour Charity Roll-A-Thon: https://fb.me/e/2r2crqq0m Sweeps BJJ Nate Maness MMA Seminar: https://fb.me/e/1xn1VfM5Q #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #wisconsinbjj #journey #mma #blackbelt
01:00:38
March 13, 2022
054 - White Belt's First BJJ Competition Experience w/ Michael Waring
054 - White Belt's First BJJ Competition Experience w/ Michael Waring
We are joined by our teammate Michael Waring talking about what runs through a white belt's mind before and after their first BJJ competition.  What were Michael's biggest takeaways and was he prepared enough? Show Notes: - Introducing Michael Waring - Thinking about losses overnight - Attacking vs defending - Cutting weight to 170 - 30 classes in one day - Jab-cross analogy - Gassing out - Cake tiers - Women in Jiu jitsu - Learning names and building relationships - Gear talk - Honeymoon phase & work-life balance A BJJ Marriage Socials: https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Womens Self Defense Seminar: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fluid-jiu-jitsu-free-womens-self-defense-seminar-tickets-273973250367 Sweeps BJJ Nate Maness MMA Seminar: https://fb.me/e/1xn1VfM5Q #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #bjjcompetition #fujimilwaukee #fuji #whitebelt 
01:09:45
February 28, 2022
053 - Concepts in BJJ and Life from the Fire and Water Camp
053 - Concepts in BJJ and Life from the Fire and Water Camp
What an amazing weekend we had at the February 2022 Gentle Art Lifestyle Fire and Water camp!  We met lots of great new friends, learned some amazing BJJ techniques and concepts, and ate some amazing food throughout the weekend.  There were people from all of the US that came to this camp and it was a great melting pot of Jiu Jitsu.  In this episode we discuss what stuck out to us the most! Show Notes: - Wim Hof breathing & meditation - Camp open mats - March 19th Women's self defense @ Fluid Jiu Jitsu - 9 Hours of seminars! - The Guillotine of the Sea - Elevator, up and over, or hip bump sweep? - Techniques vs. concepts - Different perspectives each time you learn a move - How BJJ becomes your art - Lake Michigan beach experience - Benefits of ice baths A BJJ Marriage Socials: https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Womens Self Defense Seminar: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fluid-jiu-jitsu-free-womens-self-defense-seminar-tickets-273973250367 #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #fireandwater #wimhofbreathing #polarplunge #concepts
57:31
February 22, 2022
052 - Pankration @ Primal MKE 3 Recap
052 - Pankration @ Primal MKE 3 Recap
Pankration at Primal 3 was such a fun event! This week we recap some of our preparations and how we remember the whole day.  There were lots of great fights and great people.  We love the martial arts community around the area and Primal threw an amazing event! Show Notes: - Impressed by how smooth the event ran - Finding your gym culture - Training the kids to fight - How the kids performed - Support from 20+ Fluid teammates - Nerves really started setting in - Flipping the competition switch on - Guillotines - Joshua Janis BJJ Fanatics Guillotine Glossary - How slippery it was!!! - Mount + Guard are the same in space - Imagine BJJ in 3D always - Nick's 3 rounds in the cage - The difference a great corner makes A BJJ Marriage Socials: https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Gentle Art Lifestyle Fire & Water Camp #2: https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/milwaukeebjjcamp #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #pankration #pankrationatprimal3 #mma
01:07:31
February 14, 2022
051 - Jiu Jitsu from a Wrestler's Perspective w/ Devan Biersack
051 - Jiu Jitsu from a Wrestler's Perspective w/ Devan Biersack
This week we are joined by special guest Devan Biersack.  Devan is a lifetime wrestler who has been coaching wrestling at Fluid Jiu Jitsu and helping the whole team's takedown game for competition.  He is a smaller grappler and super fun to roll with.  We talk a lot about how he views Jiu Jitsu and how he is blending his grappling together in pursuit of becoming an MMA referee.  This is a fun episode with lots of laughs! Show Notes: - Introducing Devan Biersack - Firemans takedown - Nick's Pankration match - Being a small wrestler - Scrambles! - How Devan started BJJ - Being nervous or being excited - Understanding your strength and size with higher and lower belts - Taking care of your body - Don't fall in love with one move - Train both sides - Working towards becoming an MMA ref A BJJ Marriage Socials: https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Gentle Art Lifestyle Fire & Water Camp #2: https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/milwaukeebjjcamp #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #wrestling #mindset #perspective
01:13:47
February 07, 2022
050 - A Lifetime of Connection through BJJ with Thadeus Brooks
050 - A Lifetime of Connection through BJJ with Thadeus Brooks
This week we are joined by special guest Thadeus Brooks!  Thadeus is a lifetime martial artist who is training BJJ at Fluid Jiu Jitsu and spends lots of time on the mats with us.  He is our head kids coach and an all-around awesome dude!  We talk about many different things throughout this episode as Thadeus is getting ready for his first BJJ competition in February.  Thadeus has contagious laughter and loves to share anecdotes about many parts of life.  Join us in this fun conversation about life and BJJ! Show Notes: - How Thadeus got his name - Stripes on a belt - History of martial arts starting at 5 years old - Kempo-Goju, Japanese Jiu Jitsu - Musical competition vs. BJJ competition - Learning about people on and off the mats - Get on top, stay on top - Be dangerous on the bottom - Different ways to teach kids - How we met our spouses - Thadeus's favorite thing about BJJ - A lifetime of connection A BJJ Marriage Socials: https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Gentle Art Lifestyle Fire & Water Camp #2: https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/milwaukeebjjcamp #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #connection #competition #lifetime
01:14:38
January 30, 2022
049 - Setting BJJ Goals for 2022
049 - Setting BJJ Goals for 2022
We've been at it for a year now!  Our first episode was January 24 2021 and here we are with Episode 49, one year later.  We have lots of plans for this year in terms of competitions and events that will take us out of our comfort zone and help us grow.  We dive into how we set up our goals and how we know we are on the right track.  We also talk about how we manage our expectations and the expectations of people around us.  Putting yourself out there is hard but worth all of the effort in the long run.  Listen in and set up some aggressive goals for yourself, in BJJ or in life! Show Notes: - Our week of training - Dealing with injuries & sickness - Teaching fun techniques - Setting up goals for the year - BJJ tournaments and tests - Pankration @ Primal - Brent's mat side chats - Setting multiple goals - Making goals realistic and attainable - Goals tailored for you - Managing expectations from yourself and others - Vision, mission, and long term goals - Breaking it up into smaller goals - BJJ mental competition prep course Fluid BJJ: https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ Socials: https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Gentle Art Lifestyle Fire & Water Camp #2: https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/milwaukeebjjcamp
55:41
January 23, 2022
048 - Having a Learner's Mindset
048 - Having a Learner's Mindset
Keeping a learner's mindset is a philosophy that is beneficial in all walks of life, BJJ included.  This week's episode is all about what it's like to be an instructor and how to be a good student.  Brittany taught her first adult BJJ class! We discuss what it's like to teach a class and some of what she did to prepare.  Then we dive into what it means to be a good student and how we can learn something from everyone.  Everyone is an expert at something and we can learn from anyone if we are willing to be humble and listen. Show Notes: - Brittany teaches her first adult class! - How she felt about teaching before & after - All about armbars - Favorite things to teach - The aha/lightbulb moments - Learning from articulation - Breaking it down - Teaching beginners - Being a good student - Having a learners mindset - Quality of relationships = quality of life - Everyone is an expert at something https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Gentle Art Lifestyle Fire & Water Camp #2: https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/milwaukeebjjcamp #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #instructor #learnersmindest
01:00:53
January 17, 2022
047 - White Belt Excitement w/ Garrick Williams
047 - White Belt Excitement w/ Garrick Williams
This week we are joined by our friend Garrick Williams! Garrick is a fantastic addition to Fluid and recently just got his first stripe on his white belt.  Garrick also came to support Nick and his teammate Abro at Fluid's last competition outing - Chicago Grappling Industries.  We discuss what it's like to constantly learn new things and what it's like to experience spectating at a competition for the first time.  Garrick is also gearing up for his first competition in February.  His excitement is contagious and we appreciate him as an awesome training partner! Show Notes: - Introducing Garrick - Finding a gym that fits - First stripe feelings - Spectating at his first competition - The moment Garrick fell in love with BJJ - White belt progression vs. Color belts - The most important belt progressions - Waves of new practitioners - Blue belt blues - Nick's purple belt/advanced No-Gi debut - Become friends with higher belts - Smaller pools of opponents at higher ranks https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Gentle Art Lifestyle Fire & Water Camp #2: https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/milwaukeebjjcamp
01:17:48
January 09, 2022
046 - How Private Lessons Can Evolve Your BJJ Game
046 - How Private Lessons Can Evolve Your BJJ Game
Happy New Year! This was a great year for our BJJ journeys and for the growth of our podcast.  Thank you to all of our awesome listeners! This week we had a private lesson with Charles Harriot and Natasha Collazos over zoom and it got us thinking about how much people can benefit from private lessons.  They can seem expensive and intimidating, but they can be extremely impactful on your BJJ game, techniques, and systems.  You don't always have to try and learn people's highlight reels, it's great to get individualized attention and specific drilling instructions on fundamentals up to anything the instructor specializes in. Listen in on another fun episode! Show Notes: - Happy New Year! - Quick look at 2021 - Initial impressions of private lessons - Class vs seminar vs private lessons - Highlight reel vs practical BJJ - Individual drilling attention - Another way to increase mat time - Work specific problems - Multiple aha moments - In-person vs online - Is it worth it? https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Gentle Art Lifestyle Fire & Water Camp #2: https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/milwaukeebjjcamp #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #privatelessons
59:42
January 03, 2022
045 - Making Time for Jiu Jitsu in a Chaotic Life
045 - Making Time for Jiu Jitsu in a Chaotic Life
Merry Christmas! This week we got in some good training but also enjoyed some fun holiday activities. This episode is all about how to keep a good training schedule while also meeting all the other demands in life.  It's simple, figure out your priorities and stick to them! We can't control everything but we can control what we do and how we react to life.  Training is important, but how important is it to you?  Listen in to hear how we prioritize and get to the gym even when we don't want to. Show Notes: - Christmas shenanigans - Brittany showcased her BJJ at family dinner - Understanding priorities in life - The chaos that is life - How BJJ is chaos - Building a schedule - Future pacing - Forming new habits - Setting yourself up for success - Utilizing willpower - Focusing on what you can control - Becoming responsible for your life https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Gentle Art Lifestyle Fire & Water Camp #2: https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/milwaukeebjjcamp #abjjmarriage #fluidjiujitsu #bjj #chaos #priorities
01:03:03
December 27, 2021
044 - Expanding Our Horizons Through BJJ Camps
044 - Expanding Our Horizons Through BJJ Camps
What a wild couple of weeks for us! We went to the Gentle Art Lifestyle Fire and Water camps hosted by Josh Janis at Neutral Ground Bayview. The camp was all weekend long and we ingested as much BJJ as possible in two days. There was lots of learning, laughs, new experiences, and all-around great people. Then we started gearing up for the holidays and had a holiday sweater open mat! Tune in to our latest episode, and happy holidays to you and your family! Show Notes: - A busy couple of weeks! - Josh Janis's Gentle Art Lifestyle Fire and Water Camp - 9 hours of seminars - Wim Hof Breathing - Techniques from Josh Janis, Charles Harriott, & Jon Friedland - 5 hours of open mat - Going into Lake Michigan - Poker tournament - More cold exposure - Holiday sweater open mat - Playing with lots of new techniques Gentle Art Lifestyle Fire & Water Camp #2: https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/milwaukeebjjcamp https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
59:22
December 20, 2021
043 - A Day in the Life of a BJJ Referee
043 - A Day in the Life of a BJJ Referee
This week we decided to go see what it's like to work at a BJJ tournament!  Nick was a ref and Brittany was a scorekeeper at Fuji BJJ - Stoughton.  If you have ever been to a BJJ comp, it's easy to criticize the ref.  We never really dive in and wonder what it's like to actually be in that position.  We decided to try it out and see what it's like from the other side of the fence.  Listen in to hear our thoughts! Show Notes: - Intro & why we started the podcast - Working at Fuji Stoughton - Easy to get hired - The "training process" - What we had to know - Knowing the BJJ community - Keeping points accurate - Understanding each division - Fun and crazy matches we watched - Making a ref's decision - Being criticized as a ref - Would we do it again? https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
01:12:04
December 06, 2021
042 - Life After the White Belt
042 - Life After the White Belt
What an exciting week for us!  The Lee household has leveled up!  We bring on a special guest, Brittany's little sister Jada!  This week we discuss what it's like to get a new belt, and how it feels going back to the gym afterward.  People really start to look at you differently and have different expectations.  Listen in on another great week! Show Notes: - New Belts! - Introducing special guest Jada - What a new belts feel like - Kids belt system - Embrace the suck - Kids belt promotions - Shark tank - Rolling with kids - Techniques that helped us - Helping lower belts - Being the professor's daughter - New targets Gentle Art Lifestyle Fire & Water Camp: https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/milwaukeebjjcamp https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
58:29
November 29, 2021
041 - Limiting Beliefs - What's holding your BJJ back?
041 - Limiting Beliefs - What's holding your BJJ back?
This week we're talking about the mental barriers that hold us back in BJJ and in life; limiting beliefs!  What are you unconsciously holding yourself back from?  What do you believe is impossible?  What if you were able to open yourself up to all possibilities?  We talk about how to recognize limiting beliefs and some things we can do to overcome or change them.  This is a powerful episode!  Listen in on our last week as a white belt and blue belt! Show Notes: - Belt Promotion coming up - Imposter Syndrome - Promotion Blog - Gentle art lifestyle - Fire and Water camp Dec 11th &12th - Limiting Belief description - Limiting beliefs in competition - Limiting beliefs of techniques - Anything is possible - Personal responsibility - Mind-body connection with emotions - Awareness leads to choices & decisions - How to become a glass half full type of person Gentle Art Lifestyle Promotions Blog: https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/post/everything-you-need-to-know-about-promotions-in-bjj Gentle Art Lifestyle Fire & Water Camp: https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/milwaukeebjjcamp https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
01:05:33
November 21, 2021
040 - IBJJF Reflection From Our Fellow Fluid's w/ Brenton Fitzgerald & Dave Jahns
040 - IBJJF Reflection From Our Fellow Fluid's w/ Brenton Fitzgerald & Dave Jahns
What a crazy week in Las Vegas for us! Nick and Brittany welcome special guests Brenton Fitzgerald and Dave Jahns on this fun, IBJJF Masters Worlds Las Vegas edition episode! We discuss what competing at the highest level is like compared to local tournaments.  How the competitors stay focused and ready to execute when it's so easy to get lost in the bright lights.  Listen in on this fun episode! Show Notes: - Welcoming Dave Jahns & Brenton Fitzgerald - IBJJF intro - Referees and Jiu Jitsu politics/ rule sets - Brenton's match against Eduardo Telles - Preparing for competition & nutrition - Dave's purple belt match - Scale of the tournament and the nerves that come with it - Jason's robbed win - Jose's triumph from none to local to large scale - Top takeaways - Reflect on our favorite parts of Las Vegas as a whole https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
01:09:13
November 15, 2021
039 - Our Greatest BJJ Influences w/ Mike Caughey
039 - Our Greatest BJJ Influences w/ Mike Caughey
This week we talk about what influences and motivates us as BJJ practitioners.  We bring in a special guest, Fluid BJJ Blackbelt Mike Caughey!  Mike has been a huge influence in our journey and we wanted to ask him what influences him.  We talk about the people that have impacted us and the other driving factors that keep us on the mats.  Listen in and SQUIRREL! Show Notes: - Welcoming Mike Caughey - Never too late to start! - Influential instructors - Diversify your learning - Staying healthy through BJJ - A game and B game - Training with females - Deciding whether or not to compete - What is your BJJ animal? - Different BJJ styles Mike's YouTube Channel Roll For Life: https://www.youtube.com/user/SuperJitsuChopper https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
01:01:35
November 07, 2021
038 - Why You Should Diversify Your BJJ Learning
038 - Why You Should Diversify Your BJJ Learning
Are you aware of the best way for you to learn BJJ?  Have you become aware of many different types of coaching and learning styles? Have you found yourself learning better from certain people? This week we dive deeper into this topic and what we've experienced from different coaches, classes, and seminars. Listen in on another fun discussion! Show Notes: - Primal MKE Belt Ceremony - Congratulations to all promoted! - Different styles of learning - Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic (by feel) learning - Class structures & seminars - Learning by doing - Learning techniques & systems - Finding the right blend of coaches - Setting up your training schedule - We counted how many hours a week we train... and it's a lot https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
49:22
October 31, 2021
037 - How to Create Meal Plans for BJJ
037 - How to Create Meal Plans for BJJ
This week we dive into how we stay healthy with the power of our food!  Brittany dives deep into how she plans our meals on a weekly basis and what all goes into her planning.  Nick talks about how much he loves to eat it!  If you want to live a healthy lifestyle and fuel yourself with fantastic food, give this episode a listen! Show Notes: - Upcoming belt promotions! - Ready for the shark tank - Cooking at home - How we structure our meal plans - Everything is better as nachos - Watching portions - Competition diet - Counting calories sucks! - Proteins, carbs, & veggies are what you need - Food is Fuel - Food is Love https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
01:00:36
October 24, 2021
036 - Traveling BJJ and Overcoming Barriers w/ Jose Aguirre
036 - Traveling BJJ and Overcoming Barriers w/ Jose Aguirre
Our special guest this week is Jose Aguirre, our friend and a traveling blue belt with lots of BJJ experience from around the country. He lives in Seattle but comes to train in at Fluid on a regular basis. Jose is training hard to compete in IBJJF masters worlds coming up this November in Vegas. We talk about what his training is like in different gyms and also what it was like breaking barriers that normally hold people back from trying BJJ for the first time. Listen in on another great episode! Show Notes: - Introducing Jose Aguirre - Hailing from Seattle - Why Jose started BJJ - Compete as a white belt! - Preparing for IBJJF Masters Worlds - Training at multiple BJJ gyms - Traveling BJJ drop ins - Training as a minority - Income & Language barriers - Guardian Jiu Jitsu https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
56:16
October 17, 2021
035 - How Muay Thai Adds to our BJJ w/ Grabiel Meza
035 - How Muay Thai Adds to our BJJ w/ Grabiel Meza
Our special guest this week is Grabiel Meza; a Muay Thai instructor and owner of Healthy Body Massage & Therapeutics in Milwaukee.  Gabe has been coaching us on Muay Thai for over 2 years and we have learned a bunch of great techniques from him.  He constantly keeps us motivated, sweating, and growing!  Listen in to hear some of his life and what has turned him into such a great coach and friend. Show Notes: - Introducing Grabiel Meza - Quick competition summary 🥇🥇 - How Gabe started Muay Thai - Gabe's Tae Kwon Do Blackbelt - Thailand Muay Thai Training - Mixing Martial Arts - Healthy Body Massage & Therapeutics - How the body works - Being a coachable student - How Muay Thai adds to our BJJ - American and Thailand Muay Thai Fights - Muay Thai ceremonies Gabe's Links: Instagram: @13meza, @healthybodymassagetherapeutics   https://www.instagram.com/healthybodymassagetherapeutics/ https://www.instagram.com/13gmeza/ Website: https://healthybodymassagemke.com/ https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
01:01:35
October 10, 2021
034 - Why Jiu Jitsu is an Emotional Rollercoaster
034 - Why Jiu Jitsu is an Emotional Rollercoaster
Have you taken a ride up and down the rollercoaster of emotions that comes along with your Jiu Jitsu journey? This week we go over the deep moments of reflection we find ourselves in after every training session. Driving home is a time where we judge ourselves and can feel great after a good day or terrible after a rough day. Listen in to hear how we manage those emotions together. Show Notes: - Crazy cat - Post-training thoughts - When we feel good - When we feel bad - What we can learn - Competition nerves - Rolling styles - Rank does not equal skill - Measure your strengths and weaknesses - Drill what needs to be improved https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
57:05
October 03, 2021
033 - Appreciate the 'Art' in Martial Arts
033 - Appreciate the 'Art' in Martial Arts
What a fun week we had!  We got in lots of training, Fluid Jiu Jitsu hosted a Jeff Glover seminar, and we watched some amazing fights from UFC 266! Jeff Glover was really able to teach a great deep half guard system and then a whole bunch of other amazing technical details that will boost the skills of our whole gym.  It feels like we just had some BJJ mind steroids.  We talk about some of what we learned.  Then we talk about how hyped we are from watching the amazing UFC 266 card!  What a fantastic week.  Listen in to hear all about it! Show Notes: - Fun week quick recap - Jeff Glover seminar - Deep half-guard - Turtle escapes - What makes your BJJ better outside of BJJ? - Swift BJJ - UFC 266 craziness - Shevchenko is a gift - Ortega defined heart - Volkanovski is incredible - Learn how to survive https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
48:34
September 27, 2021
032 - Finding Your "Why" in BJJ
032 - Finding Your "Why" in BJJ
Why are you training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? It seems like an easy question with easy answers.  To learn how to defend ourselves, to stay active, because it's fun, because of our friends, etc.  When is the last time you thought about the deeper reasons you keep coming back to train?  Join us as we discuss what motivates us in our Jiu Jitsu Journey! Show Notes: - 2 Year anniversary - All striped up - Do belts matter? - Long term goals - Short term goals - Roll with a purpose - Find your "why" - How to stay motivated when you want to quit https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Jeff Glover Fluid Jiu Jitsu Seminar - https://fb.me/e/UzQwWVEb
01:04:13
September 19, 2021
031 - How BJJ Camps Will Accelerate Your Journey
031 - How BJJ Camps Will Accelerate Your Journey
This past weekend we went to The Gentle Art Lifestyle Camp!  We spent lots of time learning new techniques and testing them with some hard rolls.  Meeting a bunch of awesome BJJ practitioners was such a bonus, learning from some amazing teachers and from some unforgiving rolls.  There were also lifestyle talks about other people's passions outside of BJJ, such as breakdancing, Thai massage, and Nick even did a talk about habits!  Listen in to hear all about it 🙂 Show Notes: - The Gentle Art Lifestyle Camp - All-day seminars & open mats - Lifestyle talks - Meeting awesome people - Women's BJJ forum - Wim Hof breathing & ice bath - Habits in life & BJJ - Competition belts - Anxiety rolling with new people
53:44
September 12, 2021
030 - Vacation Shenanigans in NYC & DC
030 - Vacation Shenanigans in NYC & DC
We had an amazing birthday vacation!  In this episode, we talk about our road trip to NYC, Manassas Virginia, and Washington DC.  We did a bit of training at Renzo Gracie's in NYC, some carpet rolling in our Air BNB, and ran into Garry Tonon in the street!  We also saw some of the most amazing sights NYC and DC have to offer.  Brent also finished a triathlon in Virginia making it the 21st state he's completed a race in!  His goal is all 50 states.  Listen in to hear all about it! Show Notes: - Vacation recap! - Finding Garry Tonon on the street - Training at Renzo Gracie's in NYC - Street Food! - Other experiences in NYC - Air BNB Jiu Jitsu - Triathlon in Virginia - Monuments in Washington DC https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Gentle Art Lifestyle Camp - https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/ Jeff Glover Fluid Jiu Jitsu Seminar - https://fb.me/e/UzQwWVEb
01:11:37
August 29, 2021
029 - The Art of Surprise
029 - The Art of Surprise
How often do you get surprised while rolling?  BJJ finds many ways to surprise us on the mats and in life in general.  You can be surprised by technique, timing, expectations, strength, non-reaction, and so many more principles in jiu jitsu.  Life also has an unlimited amount of surprises in store for us!  Listen in on this week's episode of A BJJ Marriage to hear what's been surprising us 🎉 Show Notes: - Nick's surprise 30th birthday party - Progress of training partners - Sneaky moves & submissions - Promotions - Staying calm in stressful situations - Dealing with bad surprises - BJJ principles flowing into everyday life https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Jeff Glover Fluid Jiu Jitsu Seminar - https://fb.me/e/UzQwWVEb
58:24
August 15, 2021
028 - The 3rd Dimension of Jiu Jitsu
028 - The 3rd Dimension of Jiu Jitsu
What is the 3rd dimension of Jiu Jitsu? When you start up on your feet!  We talk about what it's like to begin your takedown journey and why it is so important to start earlier, rather than later.  Many people come to Jiu Jitsu with wrestling or judo experience.  These people already have a developed base of knowledge to start matches on their feet.  In this episode, we discuss what to do to get started and how you can begin to feel comfortable on your feet!  How not to get injured and strategies for finding your own takedown style.  Listen in on another episode of A BJJ Marriage! Show Notes: - Josh Janis's Guillotine Seminar - BJJ Fanatics - White belt medals - The nerves of competition - The art of stand-up BJJ - The 3rd dimension of Jiu Jitsu - Why standing up is important - Stand-up principles - balance, connection, no hesitation - Takedown defense - Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, fast is dangerous - Train earlier for competition https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Jeff Glover Fluid Jiu Jitsu Seminar - https://fb.me/e/UzQwWVEb
01:01:50
August 08, 2021
027 - Post Competition Feels - A Loss is a Gain in Knowledge
027 - Post Competition Feels - A Loss is a Gain in Knowledge
Nick competed this weekend and walked away with one worthless silver medal...Join us this week in our discussion of the feelings of losing. This competition was very uncharacteristic of Nick's normal performances. We talk about what went wrong and some of the lessons we walked away with. We also talk about some awesome accomplishments of our Fluid teammates! Listen in on this week's episode of A BJJ Marriage! Show Notes: - Breakdown of Nick's 5 matches - Reflection on losing - Competition mentality - Failure in preparation - Things we learned - It takes a lot to compete - Teammate's success - Thinking ahead for next competition https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Jeff Glover Fluid Jiu Jitsu Seminar - https://fb.me/e/UzQwWVEb
59:06
August 01, 2021
026 - BJJ Lifestyle talk with Joshua Janis & Meghan Wagner
026 - BJJ Lifestyle talk with Joshua Janis & Meghan Wagner
This week we welcome BJJ Blackbelt Joshua Janis and Purplebelt Meghan Wagner to our podcast.  We jump into a bunch of different topics this week.  Josh describes what it's like being a blackbelt and we discuss how we feel about BJJ ranks.  Josh and Meghan travel a lot for BJJ and we get to hear some of their fun training stories and what trips they have coming up next.  We also discuss the different flavors of everyone's Jiu Jitsu and how everyone has their own unique style.  Listen in on this fun discussion in this week's A BJJ Marriage! Show Notes: - Welcome Josh Janis and Meghan Wagner - Rolling as a couple - Belt ceremonies and rank interpretation - Different "flavors" of BJJ - BJJ Fanatics & BJJ Globetrotters - Guillotines - Seminar at Fluid Jiu Jitsu 8/7 - Gentle Art BJJ Camp 9/4-9/6 https://www.gentleartlifestyle.com/ - Traveling BJJ - Health issues - Competition diet https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage Gentle Art Lifestyle Camp FB Event - https://fb.me/e/14XkK4HGo Jeff Glover Fluid Jiu Jitsu Seminar - https://fb.me/e/UzQwWVEb
01:04:43
July 26, 2021
025 - Keep Your Mind Sharp
025 - Keep Your Mind Sharp
What day is it?  Nick has been sick all week and we haven't been able to go to any training!  This episode is all about how we keep our minds sharp even when our bodies can't keep up.  How we study videos, look up different instructors, and even deconstruct our own BJJ styles with each other.  We also talk about gym etiquette when you're sick and what you should and shouldn't do (hint: stay home!).  Listen in on another fun episode of A BJJ Marriage! Show Notes: - Being sick - Missing class - Watching videos - Keep your mind thinking - Self-defense awareness - Choking vs. breaking while defending - Demonstrating mindful BJJ brainstorming - Peaks and valleys https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
55:03
July 18, 2021
024 - BJJ Promotions Are Earned Not Given
024 - BJJ Promotions Are Earned Not Given
This week we dive into what it takes to earn your promotions in BJJ.  Do you just put in the time or does your skill improve proportionately?  Does everyone with the same rank possess the same skills?  How should you feel after each promotion?  We cover all of these questions and talk about our fun week leading up to coaching at a NAGA tournament and watching UFC 264 - Dustin Poirier vs Connor McGregor 3! Show Notes: - Competition weekend - Guillotines - UFC 264 - Promotions - stripes & belts - How stripes feel to whitebelts - Open communication - Imposter syndrome - Belt ceremonies https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
56:24
July 11, 2021
023 - The Highs and Lows of Whitebelts with Steve & Karen Barron
023 - The Highs and Lows of Whitebelts with Steve & Karen Barron
This week we have special guests Steve and Karen Barron!  We talk about the whitebelt journey and how it evolves over time.  We dive into what it's like starting out as a woman and how it feels when you finally start to play Jiu Jitsu, how we feel when looking at higher belts, and how the journey is just a drop in the bucket of our lives!  Listen in on our latest discussion! Show Notes: - Steve's third stripe - Different stages of white belts (mentality) - Belts and stripes don't matter - Enjoy the journey - Whitebelt training - Best and worst parts of being a white belt - Being a brand new white belt - Learning/ takeaways from every class - Be better than your past self - Noticing progress - Perception of other belts Resale Barron Retro Game Tournament: https://fb.me/e/1vEfwbOXz https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
01:03:05
July 04, 2021
022 - Cherish Your Relationships
022 - Cherish Your Relationships
This week we talk about a few different topics.  We vlogged about our fur babies and how they are terrible at BJJ.  We were supposed to go camping this weekend but a doggy health scare kept us home.  We made the best of it with great food and each other's company.  Listen in to hear about it! Show Notes: - Fur baby history - Wild week & doggy health - Definition of a diet - Competition meals - Trying new recipes - Rolling with significant other - Cherish the time we have https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
52:35
June 27, 2021
021 - How To Keep BJJ Fun
021 - How To Keep BJJ Fun
This week we talk about what keeps BJJ fun for us, and how you can bring fun to your gym!  We talk about all of the different types of events we host, from prom to blindfold to MMA rolling, and how we build and maintain a culture of fun and growth.  Every member of the gym brings their own flair and adds to the community.  Above all else, make sure you are having fun and enjoying Jiu Jitsu! Show Notes: - Different types of events - Fun warm-ups - Fluid BJJ Prom - Different styles of rolling - UFC Vegas 29 BJJ highlight - Building relationships with coaches & teammates - Curriculum vs. instructors - Gym culture https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
54:17
June 20, 2021
020 - A Weekend With Master Pedro Sauer
020 - A Weekend With Master Pedro Sauer
This week we dive into our fun-filled week of air conditioning troubles and hosting Master Pedro Sauer, 8th degree coral belt, at our dojo & house for the weekend.  We had Master Sauer in town for a seminar and we talk about all the fun we had and some our biggest takeaways of the weekend. Listen in on our discussion about one of our idols and how he has helped advance Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in America! Show Notes: - Crazy hot week in Wisconsin, A/C unit died 🥵 - Special Guest at our house Pedro Sauer - Pedro Sauer lineage - Master Sauer Seminar - The embodiment of a gentleman - Met lots of black belts - The language of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - How BJJ is analogous to life https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
01:00:55
June 14, 2021
019 - A Conversation with All 5 BJJ Belts
019 - A Conversation with All 5 BJJ Belts
This week we have 3 special guests to talk about each belt level in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  We are joined by purple belt Dave Jahns, brown belt Brett Rouse, and our professor, black belt Brenton Fitzgerald.  Listen in on our discussion of what it means to hold every rank in BJJ and how we all feel in our respective ranks.  What we are working on, how we feel against other belts, and what we feel about our past belts.  We dive into Milwaukee/Wisconsin BJJ history, how to progress, and how to keep on rolling.  Don't miss this episode! Show Notes: - Difference of BJJ throughout the years - Starting BJJ in different time periods - Perspective of each belt level - What each belt is working on - Brenton's Cog Theory - Who makes you better? - Favorite and least favorite belt https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
01:31:40
June 06, 2021
018 - Old Man BJJ Training at 40 and Older with Rhomer Varilla
018 - Old Man BJJ Training at 40 and Older with Rhomer Varilla
This week we welcome special guest Rhomer Varilla to talk about his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey.  He is preparing for his first competition at the age of 50 years old!  How inspiring!  We have a great discussion about what precautions he takes and how he balances BJJ into his life.  How he's feeling leading up to competition and what drives him to continue to train.  We had a great time recording this.  Thank you Rhomer for joining us! Show Notes: - Starting BJJ over 40 years old - Understanding your body - Competition tips - Competing over 50 years old - Focused training - Physical and mental meditation - Do the hard thing - How BJJ improves all aspects of life https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
01:03:06
May 30, 2021
017 - What Motivates You to Train BJJ
017 - What Motivates You to Train BJJ
This week we talk about what gets us to every training session and how we stay motivated!  Sometimes life has a way of trying to persuade us to skip training.  We talk about all of the overwhelming reasons why we overcome that urge!  Join us in this discussion of what keeps us going. Show Notes: - Brittany's 4th stripe! - We need a theme song - help us choose! - Train insane to win competitions - Group accountability - Family of BJJ practitioners - New grappler every 6 months - Becoming a coach - Being a good training partner - Discipline equals freedom https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
51:40
May 23, 2021
016 - How You Can Develop Deep Relationships Through Jiu Jitsu
016 - How You Can Develop Deep Relationships Through Jiu Jitsu
This week we talk about the different ways we strengthen our relationship with Jiu Jitsu.  While Jiu Jitsu is beneficial for us physically and mentally, it also develops strong bonds in relationships.  Whether it's friendships, partners, mentors, or family, your bond will grow if you practice Jiu Jitsu together! Show Notes: - Spending more time - Car rides - Coaching each other - Common interests - Communication - Teaching kids together - Mentorship https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
56:01
May 16, 2021
015 - What Women Love About BJJ
015 - What Women Love About BJJ
This week Brittany is joined by Ellie and Tracy!  The three of us get into what its like being a woman practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  The friends they've made, the confidence they've built, and how much they just love it!  Let us know what it's like for you to train as or with a woman in BJJ. Come to the women self-defense seminar & workshop for free coming up at the end of May at Fluid Jiu Jitsu: https://fb.me/e/MxrFZtkR Show Notes: - Being a mom training BJJ - how do men treat women in the mat - women's hormones in BJJ - women rolling with new males - Women's Blue Belt - women's self-defense seminar - confidence building - kids bjj https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
01:09:06
May 09, 2021
014 - Taking Time Off from BJJ?
014 - Taking Time Off from BJJ?
014 - Taking Time Off from BJJ? This week we talk about how to ease back into training after some time off. Whether you're taking time off voluntarily or involuntarily, getting back on the mats can be daunting!  This video will remind you that no matter how long you might take off, you'll be okay.  Remember, you're beating those of us who are still at home on the couch! Show Notes: - How to measure your week of training - Working specific techniques - Easing into training - Old habits die hard - 70/30 percent rule - Tap often https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
47:29
May 02, 2021
013 - Why You Should Go To BJJ Seminars
013 - Why You Should Go To BJJ Seminars
013 - Why You Should Go To BJJ Seminars This week we talk about all of the benefits of going to seminars.  Nick talks about some of the biggest takeaways from the last seminar he went to with Master Pedro Sauer and 30 other blackbelts.  Every seminar you go to you will come out with a couple nuggets that will change your jiu jitsu forever.  Get out to some seminars! Join us at Fluid Jiu Jitsu on June 12th for our Master Pedro Sauer Seminar: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/june-12th-2021-master-pedro-sauer-seminar-at-fluid-jiu-jitsu-apr-12-may-12-tickets-150112692103 Show Notes: - Nick's 4th Stripe! - Master Pedro Sauer history - Why you should go to a seminar - Nuggets of knowledge - Networking - Women's only open mat! https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
44:32
April 25, 2021
012 - BJJ for Self Defense - Warrior in a Garden
012 - BJJ for Self Defense - Warrior in a Garden
012 - BJJ for Self Defense - Warrior in a Garden This week we recorded our podcast immediately following a news special at Fluid Jiu Jitsu about our Women's Only Open Mat event!  The news special was focusing on the Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Self Defense curriculum from Helio Gracie.  In this episode, we are joined by Dave and Tracy.  The four of us have a great time talking about self-defense and more of what we love about Jiu Jitsu! Show Notes: - CBS 58 Special: https://www.cbs58.com/news/mastering-the-art-of-jiu-jitsu-leaves-only-the-mighty-standing - Self Defense - Helio Gracie - For Women and in General - Women's only open mat - Being a warrior in a garden https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
46:49
April 18, 2021
011 - How to Cope with Injuries in BJJ
011 - How to Cope with Injuries in BJJ
011 - How to Cope with Injuries This week we discuss what we've been doing even when we can't train.  What we do to cope with our injuries, how we keep our brain focused on Jiu Jitsu, and how we can get back to the mats faster!   Show Notes: - Knowing when to take a break - Backing out of Competition - Keeping your routine - Coaching - Allowing your body to heal - Body, Mind, & Spirit - Supporting your teammates https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/ABJJMarriage
52:07
April 12, 2021
010 - Don't Get Too Comfortable It's Competition Week
010 - Don't Get Too Comfortable It's Competition Week
This week we discuss our lives leading up to competition. We talk about our aspirations, diet, training, and managing expectations for competition and life in general. Why you should push yourself and what it takes to get out and compete! Join us in our discussion! Show Notes: - Competition diet - Competition training and drilling - Food is fuel - Benefits of competition in real life - Don't get comfortable - Be careful with expectations - Be supportive
58:09
March 28, 2021
009 - Flow Like Lava with Brenton Fitzgerald
009 - Flow Like Lava with Brenton Fitzgerald
This week we are joined by our Father (In Law) & Head Professor of Fluid Jiu Jitsu, Brenton Fitzgerald. We go over different styles of Jiu Jitsu and how Brent developed his Jiu Jitsu and coined the term "Flow Like Lava". Fluid can mean as flowy as water or as viscous as lava. Your Jiu Jitsu is somewhere in this spectrum! Show Notes: - Special Guest Brenton Fitzgerald - Competition training - 3 seminars in 7 days - Benefits of learning at a seminar - Fluid Jiu Jitsu - water ➡️ oil ➡️ lava - Different styles of Jiu Jitsu - Dojo Culture - Representation of lineage in the Logo - Learning from different coaches https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/NickLeeMyOdisee
55:07
March 21, 2021
008 - Why Do We Love Jiu Jitsu?
008 - Why Do We Love Jiu Jitsu?
This week we talk about our Jiu Jitsu journeys. Where we came from, what we love about Jiu Jitsu, and many more insightful questions. Mike Caughey is a Black Belt instructor from Fluid Jiu Jitsu in Greenfield, WI. He is one of our Jiu Jitsu Mentors and has helped develop our game and shaped many different aspects of our lives! Show Notes: - Special Guest Mike Caughey - Why did you start training? - What do you love about BJJ? - What are you working on right now? - What have you learned through Jiu Jitsu? - What's your favorite thing about BJJ? https://www.fluid-jiujitsu.com/ https://linktr.ee/NickLeeMyOdisee
50:32
March 14, 2021
007 - Finding Your BJJ-Life Balance
007 - Finding Your BJJ-Life Balance
This week we talk about how Brazilian Jiu Jitsu carves a huge chunk of time out of our week but we wouldn't have it any other way!  We stick to a strict schedule that supports our goals in our lives and adds value.  It allows us to follow a routine that isn't confusing and keeps us fit, mentally and physically. Show Notes: - UFC 259 - Rolling Lightly - MKE4x4x48 - David Goggins Challenge - Our training schedule - BJJ/Work/Life Balance #bjj #marriage #brazilianjiujitsu #life #balance #schedule #commitments
41:04
March 07, 2021
006 - Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is For Everyone & How it Will Improve Your Life
006 - Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is For Everyone & How it Will Improve Your Life
This week we talk about how Brazilian Jiu Jitsu really is for everyone and how it can empower you to take control of your life.  Throughout your BJJ Journey,  you will learn concepts and ways to manage threats on the mats and in life. Figuring out what you can control and how you can create change are huge mental benefits besides the physical benefits you will see through Jiu Jitsu.  If you haven't given it a try yet, what are you waiting for? Show Notes: - Getting out of your comfort zone - Belt levels in life skills - You are ready to start now - Don't let life submit you - How to manage stress in BJJ & everyday life - Empowering women through BJJ - Every body type is welcome #bjj #marriage #brazilianjiujitsu #life #stress #physical #empowerment #everyone #mentalhealth
51:32
February 28, 2021
005 - Why Training With Your Significant Other is Different
005 - Why Training With Your Significant Other is Different
This week we have another married BJJ couple joining us!  We talk about what it's like rolling with your spouse or significant other and the benefits of getting your whole family to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.   Show Notes: - Introducing Special Guest Ellie & Joe - How Ellie & Joe got started  - What it's like rolling with your significant other  - Training as a family - quality time  - Flowing into the flow state  - Advice to get your significant other started   #bjj #marriage #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsu #bluebelt #whitebelt #rolling #spouse #significantother #flow
49:22
February 21, 2021
004 - 7 Things We Love About BJJ
004 - 7 Things We Love About BJJ
Welcome back to another episode of A BJJ Marriage, where we discuss our BJJ journey together as a married couple.  This is a special Valentine's Day episode where we talk about what we love about BJJ! Here are our talking points: - Valentine's Day Special - UFC 258 Recap - Usman Vs. Burns - What we love about competing - Positions we love - Submissions we love - Our favorite thing about BJJ - Enjoying the Journey
49:50
February 14, 2021
003 - The Beginning of Our Journey
003 - The Beginning of Our Journey
- How Nick started, How Brittany started - First class memories - Gym culture - Strengthening our marriage - BJJ into everyday life - Time Spent Together & more time with Friends - Awareness of your surroundings - Self defense confidence
43:45
February 07, 2021
002 - Taking Care of You in BJJ
002 - Taking Care of You in BJJ
How to take care of your body as an avid BJJ practitioner -hydration & diet  -rolling light vs rolling hard  -warms ups and stretching  -soreness remedies  -homecare vs professional care  -rest days  -theracane & balms  -TAP EARLY & TAP OFTEN
50:41
January 31, 2021
001 - Preparing for Competition 🥋
001 - Preparing for Competition 🥋
The road leading up to competition!
27:45
January 25, 2021