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Invictus Leo

Invictus Leo

By Ari Kay
The Invictus Leo Podcast revolves around Law Enforcement Officers (police) and how to spread the #BJJMAKEITMANDATORY movement. Invictus goal is to help officers and departments get Jiu Jitsu as their primary use of force model. We discuss Jiu Jitsu, policing, use of force, self development and more.
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Invictus Podcast Ep 11: New York Criminalizes Jiu Jitsu for Police Officers
In Episode 11, Ari and Jason are FIRED up and absolutely unload on the city of New York for the dangerous, uninformed and asinine law they passed making certain positions illegal for police officers. These positions include, mount, back mount, knee on torso and ANY control around the head or neck area. The results will be more injuries and fatalities to both officers and citizens and the guys make this very clear. And if that wasn't enough, they also address how Monkey Tape pulled their support for Blue Lives Matter and removed their blue line patch from their store. The saga got weird and Jason and Ari talk about the details and how they decided to fill the void left by Monkey Tape but providing a NEW company that will support POLICE and EVERYONE else by being INCLUSIVE . Lastly, new rash guards, spats, tees and SEMINARS on the way soon! Don't miss this the guys are a bit pissed off....
July 7, 2020
Invictus Podcast: Ep #10 with Jason from Jiu Jitsu FIVE-O
We sat down with police officer, jiu jitsu brown belt and creator of Jiu Jitsu Five-O on the podcast. Jason has a very sucessful social media presence pushing the need for Jiu Jitsu in Law Enforcement. We chat about the current culture of police, pro mma fighter and cop Ashley Cummins, academy training, nerve strikes and if they work, Royce Gracie becoming an Reserve Officer and the nature of Jiu Jitsu (policing) on social media. This is a great talk. Tune in. You can find the Invictus Podcast on You Tube and most major Audio Platforms (Invictus Podcast).
June 28, 2020
Invictus Podcast: Ep009: with Guest Brad Barnes
In episode 9, we chat with Brad Barnes, owner of Brad is a former police officer and now runs a full time Jiu Jitsu academy in Midland Texas.  -what it is like running an academy while also being a police officer -the hidden benefit of jiu jitsu -mental health and jiu jitsu and replacement therapy -how the skills of officers are falling behind as more people than ever are trained in fighting styles. -how gi will help those officers who are new, out of shape and not use to physicality  -Brad's biggest "ah ha" moment. -biggest burn out reasons in jiu jitsu -COIVD precautions post COVID -favorite youtube video Tune in to the Invictus Podcast via audio platforms such as, apple, spotify and also on youtube: invictus podcast
April 30, 2020
Invictus Leo Podcast Ep 008 with Guest Ashley Daley and Janee Cox
In Episode 8,  we sit down with Ashely Daley and Janee Cox who are both defensive tactics instructors in law enforcement. We chat about what core techniques they teach, how receptive male officers are to female trainers, challenges women face in Jiu Jitsu, how to get women involved in jiu jitsu, benefits of jiu jitsu, how it differs to roll with a man vs a women and online classes and video learning. The Invictus Podcast is found on most audio platforms including and also in video format on our You Tube Channel: Search : Invictus Leo 
April 25, 2020
Invictus Leo Podcast 007 with Eric Shields
In Episode 007 of the the Invictus Podcast, Eric Shields joins the discussion. Eric has over 3 decades of experience in the martial arts and is a Tae Kwon Do and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. In addition to running a successful martial arts academy for the past 15 years, Eric is also an internet entrepreneur and owner of Cynergi Clothing. In this episode we chat about: Why geeks and nerds seem to be attracted to martial arts Virtual Training environments and how you should be managing your student base during the covid crisis.  Business tips on running a school. His experience with TKD in the 80's and Joe Rogan's TKD background. Injuries: BJJ vs TKD- which caused his body more damage How he managed Jiu Jitsu with his TKD background and the biggest misconception of TKD by BJJ players How innovation will make you a target of jealously, resentment or hatred.
April 22, 2020
Invictus Leo Podcast 006 with James "300" Foster
In episode 6, we interview multi time world masters champion, academy owner and 4th degree black belt James Foster. Topics covered are: How to run a virtual class Really doing your research on COVID rather than taking social media posts as face value What will happen after COVID and the resurgence of people joining Jiu Jitsu classes. One of the best pieces of advice for competition prep you'll ever hear Dealing with anxiety in Jiu Jitsu and making small goals not big ones What he would give to police officers so they have a good take away from a class Setting cops up for success not failure. Don't smash. James life working in a comic book store, his favorite superheroes, favorite artists.
April 6, 2020
Invictus Leo Podcast 005 with Steve Hiscoe
In episode 5 of the Invictus Leo Podcast, we chat with Steve Hiscoe,  owner of Hiscoe Jiu Jitsu. Steve has had his academy for 27 years and  is also a staff sergeant with the RCMP. In this episode we cover:  keeping your relationship with your students, the financial stress in  COVID and understanding the students needs, the importance of kids and  ages specific class,  the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Union,  value for students,   use of force instruction for police. Full Episode (You Tube) Audio Platforms:
April 5, 2020
Invictus Leo Podcast: Ep 004 with Keith Owen
Episode 4 features Professor Keith Owen where we discuss his time as the  primary use of force instructor for the Idaho Police Academy, Pedro  Sauer Story, being a prepper and how to navigate keeping your doors open  in the Covid Crisis. Also available on audio platforms
April 3, 2020
Invictus Leo Podcast: 003 with Jerry Hallert
Episode 3 features Lt Jerry Hallert of Reno PD. Jerry is a 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and owns and runs Komainu Apparel company as well as running two BJJ gyms in the Reno area.  We discuss how to keep your doors open in the COVID world and how to manage the very unique problems facing us in 2020. If you are a business owner, instructor, or student of Jiu Jitsu, you'll want to tune in. 
April 2, 2020
Invictus Leo Podcast: Episode 002 with Ari Knazan and Jason Rebsch
In episode 2 of the Invictus Leo Podcast. Co-Founders Ari and Jason discuss:- Visualization, Solo drills in the Covid-19 environment, how academies will survive the financial turmoil that lies ahead, how policing is changing in all this And the Dear Rookie Segment-Stay tuned for guests and chats about Jiu Jitsu , Use of Force and the #Bjjmakeitmandatory movement for police officers.
March 26, 2020
Invictus Leo Podcast: Episode 001
Welcome to the first episode of the Invictus Leo Podcast. Co-Founders Ari and Jason discuss:-Midland Texas seminar-Burien Washington Super Seminar (April 18 2020)-Can cops get a black belt in BJJ (is there enough time)-Origin USA collaboration -And the Dear Rookie Segment-Stay tuned for guests and chats about Jiu Jitsu , Use of Force and the #Bjjmakeitmandatory movement for police officers.
March 26, 2020