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I Suck At Jiu Jitsu Show

I Suck At Jiu Jitsu Show

By Josh McKinney

Jiu-Jitsu is hard. Join host Josh McKinney on his forever quest to "suck less at jiu-jitsu." Learn from high level black belts, in depth conversations, and off the wall rants by the host himself.

It is guaranteed that each episode will help you suck just a little less at jiu-jitsu, or your money back.
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#163 3 Ways to Never Get Injured Again
#163 3 Ways to Never Get Injured Again
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he talks about 3 concepts for longevity on the mats   Plus Learn what Josh calls The Secret to Jiu-Jitsu Success   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   Book a Private Podcast: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/private
55:38
December 01, 2022
#162 Masters vs Adults, Christmas Movies, and Cops Who Don't Train | Random Show
#162 Masters vs Adults, Christmas Movies, and Cops Who Don't Train | Random Show
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he delivers an unscripted and unedited random show.    Plus Josh answers the question you've been wondering about, "should you leave your coach if he disagrees with anything that Josh says?"   The answer might surprise you.   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
44:09
November 24, 2022
#161 Don't Wish For Jiu-Jitsu to be Easier | Wish to be Tougher
#161 Don't Wish For Jiu-Jitsu to be Easier | Wish to be Tougher
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he talks about why you should cherish how hard jiu-jitsu is now   Plus 3 tips for black belt level toughness   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
36:20
November 17, 2022
#160 Why Consistency Feels Impossible | Steps to make Consistency Possible
#160 Why Consistency Feels Impossible | Steps to make Consistency Possible
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he discusses one of his greatest struggles. Consistency.   Oh really, you struggle with consistency too? Don't panic because we can tackle this one together!   Plus find out how Josh did this weekend in the Strange Hands Main Event!   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   Coty Kellison Interview: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/hyrGJHPcPub
51:54
November 10, 2022
#159 How to Beat People Who are Better Than You | Breaking down Grappling into Smaller Parts
#159 How to Beat People Who are Better Than You | Breaking down Grappling into Smaller Parts
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he breaks down grappling to it's simplest parts. Once you know what each round of grappling consists of you will have an easier time dissecting why or even how you lost.   Plus Learn 3 Simple Strategies to try when you're out-matched   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3  Less Impressed More Involved Video: https://youtu.be/7s0A9lj_IfA  Josh vs Coty(to the death) starting at 1:00pm central time on Nov 6th, 2022: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmfnZ9hncBU
01:00:23
November 03, 2022
#158 Designated Winner | The Only Training Method You Will Ever Need
#158 Designated Winner | The Only Training Method You Will Ever Need
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he breaks down his favorite training method(Designated Winner) and how you could be utilizing it to "Suck-Less" at Jiu-Jitsu.   "Finally, a way to teach jiu-jitsu that keeps my students from talking to me." - Josh   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
44:17
October 27, 2022
#157 5 Hilarious Stories that aren't Remotely Jiu-Jitsu Related | Halloween Spooktacular?
#157 5 Hilarious Stories that aren't Remotely Jiu-Jitsu Related | Halloween Spooktacular?
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as tells 5 Hilarious and Unfortunate stories from his childhood.   People often refer to I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu as a Jiu-Jitsu comedy show, we don't think it is. Today, we thought it would be fun to show you what a real comedy podcast hosted by Josh McKinney would be like.   PLUS learn why Josh really really really hates parakeets. Like seriously, hates them. Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
44:24
October 20, 2022
#156 The Most Valuable Skill in Jiu-Jitsu | It's the same for Hobbyists, Competitors, and School Owners
#156 The Most Valuable Skill in Jiu-Jitsu | It's the same for Hobbyists, Competitors, and School Owners
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as focuses on telling you why focus is the most important thing to focus on in jiu-jitsu.   PLUS a lookback at the most discussed topic of the first 80 episodes of "I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu."   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3 FREE trial of Kicksite: https://kicksite.com/isuckatjiujitsu
55:20
October 13, 2022
#155 Andrew "MopJitsu" Ebers: UFC Coach Breaks down ADCC, Future of Amateur MMA, and Much more
#155 Andrew "MopJitsu" Ebers: UFC Coach Breaks down ADCC, Future of Amateur MMA, and Much more
Two of the biggest Jiu-Jitsu Nerds in St Louis, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) and Andrew Ebers(@MopJitsu), were trapped in a hotel in Vegas together for 3 days.  This episode is a result of that madness. Enjoy.  PLUS Mop has advice for young athletes about a common pitfall in the MMA and Jiu-Jitsu world  Special Thanks to Bryce Allen(@bryceallen_) of @allenbrosjiujitsu for producing this episode.   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses Wolves Den Youtube
01:21:54
October 06, 2022
#154 5 Things All Great Black Belts Understand | 5 mindsets to become a black belt
#154 5 Things All Great Black Belts Understand | 5 mindsets to become a black belt
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he mulls over every black belt friendship he's had over the last 15 years and what separated the "greats" from the rest.   PLUS Learn why "just don't get there" is such common advice.   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
52:15
September 29, 2022
#153 BJJ, A Vehicle for Travel? | Feat. Chris Paines and Charles Harriott | Conversations with Globetrotters
#153 BJJ, A Vehicle for Travel? | Feat. Chris Paines and Charles Harriott | Conversations with Globetrotters
Imagine having a universal handshake that allows you to travel anywhere in the world. You may already know this secret handshake and not even realize it...   Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he is convinced to travel and teach internationally by two famous Bjj Globetrotters Chris Paines(@chrisvillainbjj) and Charles Harriott(@charlesharriott)    Be warned, Chris and Charles can probably convince anyone that they should be traveling more! PLUS Why most seminars aren't worth the money and how they could be!   Special Thanks to Bryce Allen(@bryceallen_) of @allenbrosjiujitsu for producing this episode.  Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   "The Gentle Art of Travel" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5uZJzEBL6o   Chris' Latest Instructional: (Course Not out Yet)   Charles' Latest Instructionals:  https://bjjfanatics.com/products/leglocks-101-by-charles-harriott AND https://bjjfanatics.com/products/inversions-101-and-the-art-of-inversion-by-charles-harriott
01:27:17
September 22, 2022
#152 Perfecting your Schedule, Chasing Greatness, and Steroids vs Natty
#152 Perfecting your Schedule, Chasing Greatness, and Steroids vs Natty
"1 Minute Left in the Finals at Worlds. Your training schedule and mindset are going to decide whether or not you win."   Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he recaps his last month of traveling and competing and all of the lessons learned on the way.   PLUS A mistake you're probably making in your routine Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
49:39
September 15, 2022
#151 Mahmoud Jabr | Best Mindset Episode Ever
#151 Mahmoud Jabr | Best Mindset Episode Ever
"This guy doesn't want to be GREAT"   This is the mantra Mahmoud Jabr (@mahmoudjabr33) said to himself at the Chicago Open while down on points against a super tough competitor with less than a minute left. Listen to the episode to find out what happened next!   Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) in the final week of the Chicago Takeover as he interviews one of the toughest brown belts in the world, Mock(Mahmoud Jabr).   In this episode Josh learns of a secret mantra that has helped Mock win tons of big matches throughout his career. PLUS A deep dive into Mock's training routine, diet, and how he can balance nursing and competing   Special Thanks to Bryce Allen(@bryceallen_) of @allenbrosjiujitsu for producing this episode.    Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
01:17:33
September 08, 2022
#150 Chris Wojcik| From Up-and-Comer to Top 15 on Earth | Chicago Takeover Continues
#150 Chris Wojcik| From Up-and-Comer to Top 15 on Earth | Chicago Takeover Continues
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) in week 3 of the Chicago Takeover as he interviews one of the best no gi grapplers in the country, Chris Wojcik(@chrismwojcik)    In this episode Josh gets to relive Chris' insane ADCC West Coast Trials run match by match. Chris explains what it was like to knock off #8 in the world ranked, Kody Steele in the opening rounds of the tournament.    PLUS A deep dive into Chris' training/recovery routines and a follow up on Chris' micro drilling.   Special Thanks to Bryce Allen(@bryceallen_) of @allenbrosjiujitsu for producing this episode    Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
01:05:27
September 01, 2022
#149 Jeff Serafin | Perfecting Your Training Schedule | Training Smarter, Feeling Better, and Having Fun
#149 Jeff Serafin | Perfecting Your Training Schedule | Training Smarter, Feeling Better, and Having Fun
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) in week 2 of the Chicago Takeover as he interviews High level jiu-jitsu coach, Jeff Serafin(@serafinbjj). In this episode Josh gets to dissect the routine and coaching habits of Serafin BJJ Head Coach, Jeff Serafin. Jeff dives deep on common pitfalls among athletes, how to train to have fun, and why you probably should be resting more. PLUS Jeff’s perspective on Chris Wojcik’s training before ADCC West Coast Trials Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3 Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn Timestamps: Intro 1m Training methods 4m Shift in last ten years 15m Favorite rules as a fan 17m Prep for trials 25m How to help a students confidence 27m Chris v Kody 29m The reaction of press 30m New facility 33m Branding of facility 35m Favorite seminars/teachers 37m What do you value most in recovery, rest 39m Tips on sleep 43m Rest days 44m What do you value most in building an athlete 46m Hidden gems(gyms) in jiu-jitsu 49m Advice for someone who doesn't have the right crew 53m Best advice 56m Tips on making BJJ fun 57m Balancing focus 59m Last words 1:01 m
01:08:42
August 25, 2022
#148 Mark Vives| How to Compete Every Weekend | Every Competitor Should Hear this Episode
#148 Mark Vives| How to Compete Every Weekend | Every Competitor Should Hear this Episode
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he interviews Midwest Jiu-Jitsu Legend, Mark Vives.   Josh Believes Mark has cracked the code of the perfect weekly routine for jiu-jitsu athletes.    PLUS Marks great insight on doing jiu-jitsu routine by "feel"   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
01:19:38
August 18, 2022
#147 Donivan Blair | A Story of Small Towns, Big Dreams, Rock n' Roll, and Rolling Live
#147 Donivan Blair | A Story of Small Towns, Big Dreams, Rock n' Roll, and Rolling Live
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as interviews Toadies Bassist, Donivan Blair. Donivan has a very unique story of coming from a small town and having HUGE ambitions.  PLUS An important piece of advice from Donivan for any young person looking to make it big!   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
01:07:53
August 11, 2022
#146 3 Lesson's from the Career of the GOAT | A Tribute to Leandro Lo
#146 3 Lesson's from the Career of the GOAT | A Tribute to Leandro Lo
Today the jiu-jitsu world woke up with terrible news. The loss of one of the Legends of the sport, Leandro Lo.    Lo had always been my favorite grappler and I just wanted to put a short episode together not focused on his death but his life and one of the best jiu-jitsu career's ever.   I hope some of the thoughts and stories shared in this episode are helpful. RIP Leandro Lo
17:57
August 07, 2022
"Am I Wasting My and My Coach's Time?" | SLS 11 | The Importance of Being Discouraged in Jiu-Jitsu
"Am I Wasting My and My Coach's Time?" | SLS 11 | The Importance of Being Discouraged in Jiu-Jitsu
"I am working hard but almost feel like I'm getting worse!"   Today, we break down the 4 phases of learning and how they help with feeling discouraged in jiu-jitsu.   PLUS, Learn why being discouraged in jiu-jitsu is probably "exactly what you need" right now.   Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he answers Suck Less Saturday listener questions about jiu-jitsu training and culture.   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
17:30
August 06, 2022
#145 Turn Your Jiu Jitsu Into a Video Game | Crazy Hack to Increase Your Progression
#145 Turn Your Jiu Jitsu Into a Video Game | Crazy Hack to Increase Your Progression
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he looks at some simple tweaks you can make to your mindset that can change how you look at progression forever.  PLUS A solid rant on understanding your individuality in jiu-jitsu.  Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
39:49
August 04, 2022
The 3 Types of Training Partners | Finding Your Jiu-Jitsu Soulmate | SLS 10
The 3 Types of Training Partners | Finding Your Jiu-Jitsu Soulmate | SLS 10
Who should I drill with? How often should I be losing? Find out the answers to those questions and more on the all new Suck Less Saturday  Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he answers Suck Less Saturday listener questions about jiu-jitsu training and culture.  Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3 Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
22:09
July 30, 2022
#144 The Best Jiu Jitsu Advice I've Ever Received | "Learn to Roll Without Strength"
#144 The Best Jiu Jitsu Advice I've Ever Received | "Learn to Roll Without Strength"
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he breaks down the best BJJ Advice he's ever received.   PLUS A solid rant on the art of "practicing winning"   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
42:14
July 28, 2022
Open Mat or Structured Class, Which is better? | SLS9
Open Mat or Structured Class, Which is better? | SLS9
A lot of coaches are anti their students going to Open Mats only.   Today we explore the uses of an open mat and how to structure a training schedule.   Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he answers Suck Less Saturday questions about jiu-jitsu training and culture.   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
16:25
July 23, 2022
#143 Pro Wrestling is Real, Jiu-Jitsu is Fake | Future Predictions on the Business of Jiu-Jitsu
#143 Pro Wrestling is Real, Jiu-Jitsu is Fake | Future Predictions on the Business of Jiu-Jitsu
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he discusses WWE, BJJ, Bowling, and Vacation Bible School and how all 4 are pretty much the same thing.   PLUS A step by step plan on how to make big jiu-jitsu money 5 years from now   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
56:10
July 21, 2022
How to Win a Competition That You Probably Can't | SLS8 | 3 Mindsets I stole from Mike Crisp
How to Win a Competition That You Probably Can't | SLS8 | 3 Mindsets I stole from Mike Crisp
How Much of winning a big tournament comes down to mindset?    In today's episode we break down 3 mindsets from Mike Crisp's (@mikecrispbjj) recent interview on the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu Show    Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he answers Suck Less Saturday questions about jiu-jitsu training and culture.   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3  Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
18:58
July 16, 2022
#142 Mike Crisp: How to Be A Nice Guy, and a MEAN Competitor | ADCC West Coast Trials Bronze Medalist
#142 Mike Crisp: How to Be A Nice Guy, and a MEAN Competitor | ADCC West Coast Trials Bronze Medalist
Ever wonder what kind of mentality it takes to place in one of the biggest divisions in grappling history?   Mike Crisp(@mikecrispbjj) Knows!  In today's episode Josh(@thejoshmckinney) talks with Mike about his trials run, training, mindset, sky-diving, and a whole lot more! Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3  Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
01:16:54
July 14, 2022
Is it disrespectful to not drill "the move of the day?" | SLS7
Is it disrespectful to not drill "the move of the day?" | SLS7
How much can you change up on the "move of the day" before your coach gets angry?  Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he answers Suck Less Saturday questions about jiu-jitsu training and culture.   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3  Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
12:08
July 09, 2022
#141 White to Black in 2 years | Is it Possible?
#141 White to Black in 2 years | Is it Possible?
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he sketches out a plan that he would give to someone who was required to go from white to black belt in just 2 years.    PLUS A breakdown of what Josh thinks John Danaher does that separates him from almost every coach   Disclaimer: This episode is a bit off the walls  Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
01:05:05
July 07, 2022
"My Progression STOPPED" | SLS6 | Top 3 Reasons Your Jiu-Jitsu Progression Might Stall out
"My Progression STOPPED" | SLS6 | Top 3 Reasons Your Jiu-Jitsu Progression Might Stall out
Has Your Progression Stalled Out?   Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he looks at 3 reasons that you might be in the "I can't get better" mental loop. Throughout the episode, Josh breaks down a few things to try to get you out of that mindset!   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3  Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
21:54
July 02, 2022
#140 Using The Force | How to Feel Effortless in Jiu-Jitsu
#140 Using The Force | How to Feel Effortless in Jiu-Jitsu
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he talks through a jiu-jitsu term that you've probably never heard of... in jiu-jitsu at least.  The mastery of the Force is probably the main difference in between "good" and "great" jiu-jitsu.    PLUS A Big "Designated Winner" breakthrough that happened this Monday.   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
56:25
June 30, 2022
The Grind | SLS1 | How to Tough it Out
The Grind | SLS1 | How to Tough it Out
Day 6 in the 7 Days to Suck Less and THE RETURN OF SUCK LESS SATURDAYS   Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he breaks down... and then he composes himself and tries to grind through a great episode.   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
17:42
June 29, 2022
The Art of the Rest Day| SLS5 | How to Train Full-time Without Steroids
The Art of the Rest Day| SLS5 | How to Train Full-time Without Steroids
Are you tired of being tired?   Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he breaks down his current routine.    ALSO, a secret that Josh stole that will get you two consecutive days... kinda  Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
30:03
June 25, 2022
#139 Simplifying BJJ Travel | Competition/Cross-Training/Seminar Travel Tips
#139 Simplifying BJJ Travel | Competition/Cross-Training/Seminar Travel Tips
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he gives very simple tips on getting the most out of your BJJ Travel Experience.   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
56:37
June 23, 2022
Watching Tape From 3 Perspectives| SLS4 | How to watch Jiu-Jitsu Tape
Watching Tape From 3 Perspectives| SLS4 | How to watch Jiu-Jitsu Tape
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he discusses the best ways to watch tape as a scientist, an athlete, or an artist   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
16:44
June 18, 2022
#138 Mentors, Learning in Concepts, and the Future of The Show | Random Show
#138 Mentors, Learning in Concepts, and the Future of The Show | Random Show
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) in this installment of the Random Show.  Today, he recaps the Midwest BJJ camp, and a few of the lessons learned on the way.   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
48:37
June 16, 2022
How to "Flip the Switch" on Command | SLS3 | 3 Tips to get into the "Just do Jiu-Jitsu" state
How to "Flip the Switch" on Command | SLS3 | 3 Tips to get into the "Just do Jiu-Jitsu" state
Can you go from average joe to kill mode in 3 deep breaths?    Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he discusses some simple practices to be able to find the "flow state" in jiu-jitsu, on command.   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3  Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
11:59
June 11, 2022
#137 The ONE Skill ALL Blue Belts Should Have
#137 The ONE Skill ALL Blue Belts Should Have
The one skill every blue belt must have is... SHRIMPING!  Just Kidding   Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he talks about what quality he looks for before promoting to blue belt and how you can develop this skill in your training   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
57:18
June 09, 2022
The Mental Battle of Jiu-Jitsu Injuries | SLS2
The Mental Battle of Jiu-Jitsu Injuries | SLS2
Suck Less Saturday is back in full effect!   Today Josh(@thejoshmckinney) breaks down how to deal with BJJ injuries and some really interesting thoughts on prevention   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3   Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
26:54
June 04, 2022
#136 3 Life Lessons That Jiu-Jitsu has Taught Me | Why to have a focus
#136 3 Life Lessons That Jiu-Jitsu has Taught Me | Why to have a focus
A bit philosophical, a bit funny, and a big announcement!   Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he talks about 3 important lessons that he's learned from jiu-jitsu that apply to every day life!  Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3  Check out the all new course "How to Learn Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/learn
28:10
June 02, 2022
# 135 Everything's great Let's Innovate! | What Should We be Innovating on in Jiu-Jitsu?
# 135 Everything's great Let's Innovate! | What Should We be Innovating on in Jiu-Jitsu?
The last day of the 7 Days to Suck Less   Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he talks how to innovate and what he views as the important things to be innovating on in jiu-jitsu!   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
40:24
May 29, 2022
#133 A Guide to Finding Online Instructors | How to Get the MOST Out of Your Instructionals
#133 A Guide to Finding Online Instructors | How to Get the MOST Out of Your Instructionals
Day 5 in the 7 Days to Suck Less   Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he breaks down his method for finding the right online instructionals.  He also breaks down exactly how he likes to watch instructionals and how to beat the analysis paralysis that often comes with instructionals.   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
42:55
May 27, 2022
#132 The 4 Hour Workweek for BJJ Schools | The ABC's of Running a Martial Arts School
#132 The 4 Hour Workweek for BJJ Schools | The ABC's of Running a Martial Arts School
Day 4 in the 7 Days to Suck Less   Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he breaks down the 3 things you need to run a successful martial arts school that doesn't run you Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3  Check out my favorite automation software, Kicksite: https://kicksite.com/joshmckinney
59:50
May 26, 2022
#131 3 Ways to Fix Your Competition Anxiety
#131 3 Ways to Fix Your Competition Anxiety
Day 3 in the 7 Days to Suck Less   Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he breaks down the 3 ways that you can beat your competition anxiety and then your next opponent!  Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
41:35
May 25, 2022
#130 The Athlete, Artist, and Scientist | The 3 Lenses
#130 The Athlete, Artist, and Scientist | The 3 Lenses
Day 2 in the 7 Days to Suck Less   Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he breaks down the 3 ways that people tend to learn jiu-jitsu, and how to hack this information to get better than ever before!   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
41:46
May 24, 2022
#129 Learn to Master The Flow | NEW TRAINING METHOD | Designated Winner
#129 Learn to Master The Flow | NEW TRAINING METHOD | Designated Winner
The 7 Days To Suck Less Starts Now!   Join Host Josh McKinney and learn his favorite new training method, designated winner, and how it can help you master your flow!   Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
01:00:44
May 23, 2022
#128 How(and Why) to Build a great BJJ Team | The Mindset of Unstoppable Progression
#128 How(and Why) to Build a great BJJ Team | The Mindset of Unstoppable Progression
Get to the academy, we're about to build something great!   In today's episode Josh(@thejoshmcknney) gives his favorite ways to build a great BJJ team and why that is even important!   Join the FREE Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu Newsletter: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/newsletter
52:55
May 12, 2022
#127 How to Steal Ideas, Techniques, and Strategies | Inspiration
#127 How to Steal Ideas, Techniques, and Strategies | Inspiration
I like when they say a movie is inspired by a true story. That's kind of silly. "Hey, Mitch, did you hear that story about that lady who drove her car into the lake with her kids and they all drowned?" "Yeah, I did, and you know what - that inspires me to write a movie about a gorilla!" - Mitch Hedberg   There are a lot of great grapplers out there, how can we learn from them without every buying an instructional?   Inspiration! In today's episode Josh(@thejoshmcknney) gives his favorite ways to steal techniques and ideas from the best grapplers in the world. Join the FREE Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu Newsletter: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/newsletter
42:14
May 05, 2022
#126 10 Mistakes Most White Belts Make | Some Black Belts Still Make These Mistakes
#126 10 Mistakes Most White Belts Make | Some Black Belts Still Make These Mistakes
Getting frustrated after losing? Being a Creonte? The North South Knot??  We all know white belts make a ton of mistakes! They're supposed to, they're white belts after all!  Here are the 10 most common mistakes that white belts make PLUS how to prevent/fix them!  Mastering the Duck Guard (for 40% OFF): https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/quack  Join the FREE Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu Newsletter: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/newsletter
55:42
April 28, 2022
#125 The Two Types of BJJ | Chaos Jiu-Jitsu vs Control Jiu-Jitsu
#125 The Two Types of BJJ | Chaos Jiu-Jitsu vs Control Jiu-Jitsu
Is it bad to be physical?    Today Josh tackles this question and A LOT more to help us all understand the difference between chaos and control jiu-jitsu!   PLUS Learn the reason why, even with better technique, you are still losing to bigger stronger opponents.   Mastering the Duck Guard (for 40% OFF): https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/quack   Join the FREE Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu Newsletter: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/newsletter
43:27
April 21, 2022
#124 Staying Positive in a Negative World | ADCC Trials/Pans Recap | Worst Travel Experience Ever
#124 Staying Positive in a Negative World | ADCC Trials/Pans Recap | Worst Travel Experience Ever
7 Cancelled flights later...   Here Josh(@thejoshmckinney) breaks down some of his favorite ways to keep and smile and even find enjoyment in terrible situations!   PLUS this episode has some vivid descriptions of some crazy runs that Josh was able to see in person at both the Pans and ADCC Trials.    Mastering the Duck Guard (for 40% OFF): https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/quack   Join the FREE Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu Newsletter: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/newsletter
50:17
April 14, 2022
#123 Recovery for Jiu-Jitsu | How to Deal with Small Injuries and Prevent Big Ones
#123 Recovery for Jiu-Jitsu | How to Deal with Small Injuries and Prevent Big Ones
"I'm tired, I should try to force the techniques that I know by using even more physicality(strength/speed/explosiveness)." -The way most grapplers seem to think  Here Josh(@thejoshmckinney) gives some really simple tips on how he deals with battling small injuries and trying to prevent big ones.   PLUS this episode has some vivid descriptions of Josh's worst injuries, they are hilarious(if you aren't Josh)! Mastering the Duck Guard (for 40% OFF): https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/quack   Join the FREE Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu Newsletter: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/newsletter
55:25
April 07, 2022
#122 Staying Consistent: Building Macro and Micro Routines
#122 Staying Consistent: Building Macro and Micro Routines
"Just keep showing up to training"   This was the advice of most of the black belts I have interviewed on the show when asking, "how do you suckless at jiu-jitsu?"   Most of these black belts recognize that consistency is the most difficult battle for most grapplers, and if you want to not suck at jiu-jitsu, you have to be consistent!   Here Josh(@thejoshmckinney) gives some really simple tips on how he deals with battling routine and consistency.   PLUS at the end of the episode Josh reveals 3 questions to ask yourself each night for unlimited jiu-jitsu progression.   Mastering the Duck Guard (for 40% OFF): https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/quack  Join the FREE Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu Newsletter: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/newsletter
55:10
March 31, 2022
#121 Matt Wahlstrom: Epic Roll, Networking, and Art
#121 Matt Wahlstrom: Epic Roll, Networking, and Art
Passion and Art.   There are not many better words to describe an interview with today's guest, Matt Wahlstrom(@epicrollbjj).   Listen as Matt and Josh(@thejoshmckinney) talk start ups, networking, training method, epic roll, and a whole lot more!   Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in   Simplifying Takedowns: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/takedowns Support Matt's Art: https://epicrollbjj.com/
01:15:40
March 24, 2022
#120 Kyle Watson: Finding Success After Failure
#120 Kyle Watson: Finding Success After Failure
One small decision can change someone's life.   Today I(@thejoshmckinney) sit down with Kyle Watson(@watson_martial_arts) who's decision to let me train jiu-jitsu completely changed my life.   Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in  Simplifying Takedowns: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/takedowns  Follow Josh on instagram: @thejoshmckinney
01:14:32
March 17, 2022
#119 Coty Kellison - Most Powerful ISAJJ Interview Ever
#119 Coty Kellison - Most Powerful ISAJJ Interview Ever
"You can change this, YOU just have to change it"    Words that black belt Coty Kellison told himself at one of the lowest points of his life.   Check out this interview for the powerful story about how real friends and jiu-jitsu literally saved Coty's life.   Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in   Simplifying Takedowns: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/takedowns   Follow Josh on instagram: @thejoshmckinney
01:08:54
March 10, 2022
#118 Does Drilling Work? | Simple hacks to enjoy drilling
#118 Does Drilling Work? | Simple hacks to enjoy drilling
Drillers Make Killers!... Right?   Learn not only why but how to properly drill.   AND   Find out why some people who never drill are still incredibly good   Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in   Simplifying Takedowns: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/takedowns   Follow Josh on instagram: @thejoshmckinney
48:51
March 03, 2022
#117 Let's Get Physical... Physical | How/When/Why to use Physicality
#117 Let's Get Physical... Physical | How/When/Why to use Physicality
Does Strength even matter? Or Does Technique conquer all? Technique Conquers All!   ...To an extent at least. Understanding Physical Limitations(yours or your opponents) is one of the most important things while training.    Like Captain Jack said, "The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do and what a man can't do."   Learn how to use any physical attribute to your advantage, all while protecting your weaknesses    Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in   Info On Train Until 60 and Beyond: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/60  
01:06:54
February 24, 2022
116 Random Show: Artist vs Athlete, Everyone is on Steroids, and Why Most Seminars Suck
116 Random Show: Artist vs Athlete, Everyone is on Steroids, and Why Most Seminars Suck
The Most Random Episode of all time!    If you've ever wanted to spend an hour inside the head of Josh Mckinney (@thejoshmckinney) then this episode is your chance. You have been warned.  Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in   Info On Train Until 60 and Beyond: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/60   40% OFF Of Train Until 60(and beyond): https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/offers/C4BfktWpcoupon_code=OLDMAN
01:04:32
February 17, 2022
#115 Logan Wayne: Teaching with Simplicity
#115 Logan Wayne: Teaching with Simplicity
Could Jiu-Jitsu be simplified? Logan Wayne and Josh McKinney have been trying!  Here is a great conversation about teaching yourself and teaching students.   Join The Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/isuckatbjj   Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in   Follow the show on instagram: @isuckatjiujitsushow    Follow Josh on Instagram: @thejoshmckinney 40% OFF Of Train Until 60(and beyond): https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/offers/C4BfktWp?coupon_code=OLDMAN
01:07:18
February 10, 2022
#114 Steve McKinney: Train Forever, Live Forever | Secrets of a 62 Year Old Black Belt
#114 Steve McKinney: Train Forever, Live Forever | Secrets of a 62 Year Old Black Belt
Steve McKinney has discovered the BJJ fountain of youth and he wants to tell you about it!  Join The Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/isuckatbjj  Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in  Follow the show on instagram: @isuckatjiujitsushow   Follow Josh on Instagram: @thejoshmckinney  Info On Train Until 60 and Beyond: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/quack  40% OFF Of Train Until 60(and beyond): https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/offers/C4BfktWp?coupon_code=OLDMAN  Schedule a Private with Steve - Steve@fitnessandmore.net
01:31:44
February 03, 2022
#113 Double Your BJJ Speed in One Hour | Distance Management
#113 Double Your BJJ Speed in One Hour | Distance Management
Double your speed in one podcast. Need I say more?  Join The Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/isuckatbjj   Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in   Follow the show on instagram: @isuckatjiujitsushow    Follow Josh on Instagram: @thejoshmckinney   Info On Mastering Duck Guard: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/quack   40% OFF Of Mastering The Duck Guard: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/offers/G6Bc7eGw?coupon_code=BJJSUCKS   Listen to Josh's legendary interview with Ryron Gracie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk_xMhzTkc4
51:12
January 27, 2022
#112 Pacing(part 2): "The Prevent" | Never get tired again
#112 Pacing(part 2): "The Prevent" | Never get tired again
Resting while training? Oh, you mean "preventing?"  Learn the secrets of the prevent on today's episode!  Join The Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/isuckatbjj Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in Follow the show on instagram: @isuckatjiujitsushow   Follow Josh on Instagram: @thejoshmckinney  Info On Mastering Duck Guard: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/quack  40% OFF Of Mastering The Duck Guard: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/offers/G6Bc7eGw?coupon_code=BJJSUCKS
44:54
January 20, 2022
#111 BLITZING, the most offensive strategy that there is | Pacing(part 1):
#111 BLITZING, the most offensive strategy that there is | Pacing(part 1):
Want a secret strategy that can help a blue belt beat a black belt?   Then you're in the right place! Let's talk about... BLITZING!   Join The Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/isuckatbjj  Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in  Follow the show on instagram: @isuckatjiujitsushow    Follow Josh on Instagram: @thejoshmckinney
54:12
January 13, 2022
#110 How to Accomplish Impossible Things
#110 How to Accomplish Impossible Things
I have set an "impossible" goal for myself, in today's episode I talk about how I am going to approach this goal!  Let's all try to accomplish the impossible in 2022!   Join The Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/isuckatbjj  Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in  Follow the show on instagram: @isuckatjiujitsushow    Follow Josh on Instagram: @thejoshmckinney
52:09
January 07, 2022
#109 Random Show: Cancel Culture, Warm Ups, Steroids, Die Hard, and A Whole Lot More
#109 Random Show: Cancel Culture, Warm Ups, Steroids, Die Hard, and A Whole Lot More
In this episode Josh gives his unedited opinions about cancel culture, warm ups, steroids, coaches abusing their power, and a whole lot more!   ...What could go wrong?  DISCLAIMER: Do not listen to this episode if you're easily offended. Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in   Follow the show on instagram: @isuckatjiujitsushow    Follow Josh on Instagram: @thejoshmckinney
01:09:28
December 30, 2021
#108 Chris Paines: Talking BJJ Theory After an Hour Roll
#108 Chris Paines: Talking BJJ Theory After an Hour Roll
What is it like rolling with the "How to Defend Everything guy?"   Well it's as frustrating as you would assume.   Immediately after that we sat and talked jiu-jitsu theory, training method, and understanding of jiu-jitsu! Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in Follow the show on instagram: @isuckatjiujitsushow Follow Josh on Instagram: @thejoshmckinney
57:25
December 16, 2021
#107 Everything to know before starting a BJJ School
#107 Everything to know before starting a BJJ School
If you build it, they will come. Just kidding, but if you build the right gym in the right place and attract the right people, they will come. Today Josh(@thejoshmckinney) breaks down every question he asks someone before they start a jiu-jitsu school. Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in Follow the show on instagram: @isuckatjiujitsushow Follow Josh on Instagram: @thejoshmckinney
55:22
November 26, 2021
106 John Will: Improve Your Situation By 5%
106 John Will: Improve Your Situation By 5%
Imagine being credited with bringing jiu-jitsu to an entire continent!   Well that's exactly what my next guest, John Will, did.   Today I(@thejoshmckinney) get to sit down with Member of the Dirty Dozen, John Will. Very few people have been around jiu-jitsu longer than John and he uses his years of experience to simplify things for the new jiu-jitsu practitioner!   Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in   Follow the show on instagram: @isuckatjiujitsushow    Follow Josh on Instagram: @thejoshmckinney
01:05:37
November 18, 2021
#105 The 5 Layers of BJJ Competition
#105 The 5 Layers of BJJ Competition
Competing in Jiu-Jitsu is HARD!   Learn about the 5 most important parts of jiu-jitsu competition and how you can be better prepared than anyone else in your division!   Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in   Follow the show on instagram: @isuckatjiujitsushow    Follow Josh on Instagram: @thejoshmckinney
01:02:43
November 04, 2021
#104 Chris Wojcik: Progressing as a Grappler, Writer, and Coach
#104 Chris Wojcik: Progressing as a Grappler, Writer, and Coach
A Jiu-Jitsu Writer? Is that a thing?    Apparently it is a thing, and Chris Wojcik is very good at it!   In this episode Josh(@thejoshmckinney) sits with purple belt no gi world champ Chris Wojcik to talk about training, writing, content creation, and coaching.   Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in   Follow the show on instagram: @isuckatjiujitsushow    Chris' blog on Medium: https://chriswojcik.medium.com/   Chris' Ebook 15 Ways to Get Better at Jiu-Jitsu Faster: https://christophermwojcik.com/learn-bjj-faster/
01:02:04
October 28, 2021
#103 5 Tips to Train BJJ Forever
#103 5 Tips to Train BJJ Forever
You love jiu-jitsu now, do you think you will love it when you're 70?   Do you think that you will even be able to train at 70?   Check out these 5 tips and you might!   Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in   Follow the show on instagram: @isuckatjiujitsushow    Follow Josh on Instagram: @thejoshmckinney
01:02:18
October 21, 2021
#102 Thomas Rozdzynski: Simple Training Methods, Structured Curriculums, and Running a School
#102 Thomas Rozdzynski: Simple Training Methods, Structured Curriculums, and Running a School
There are a lot of layers to running a successful Jiu-jitsu school. Thomas Rozdzynski (@rozdzynskibjj) seems to understand all of them.  This episode is an absolute must listen if you are a school owner. Thomas breaks down so many different aspects of jiu-jitsu but his thoughts on creating a curriculum are exactly what most school owners need to hear! Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in Follow the show on instagram: @isuckatjiujitsushow Follow Josh on Instagram: @thejoshmckinney
01:05:46
October 14, 2021
#101 How to make money doing BJJ | Without starting a school
#101 How to make money doing BJJ | Without starting a school
It took me 7 years to make my first dollar in jiu-jitsu. Over the last 6 years I have realized that not only can ANY practitioner make money with jiu-jitsu but it's actually a lot more fun than you'd think. In todays episode I give my favorite strategies to turn your favorite hobby into a career(or second stream of income).  If you enjoy this episode please be sure to give a 5 star review, share it with a friend, or/and send me a private message! Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in Follow the show on instagram: @isuckatjiujitsushow Follow Josh on Instagram: @thejoshmckinney  
54:46
October 07, 2021
#100 Jon Thomas | Progressing on your own
#100 Jon Thomas | Progressing on your own
One of the sharpest jiu-jitsu minds, Jon Thomas(@jonthomasbjj) jumps on the show to talk learning from youtube, training method, and how to break down technique.   Receive a FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in   Follow the show on instagram: @isuckatjiujitsushow    Follow Josh on Instagram: @thejoshmckinney
01:17:39
September 30, 2021
#99 Developing Healthy Habits On And Off The Mats
#99 Developing Healthy Habits On And Off The Mats
We all struggle with consistency, some more than others. Today, Josh explains some simple ways to develop more consistency on and off the mats.     Shawn Williams Ebook: https://online.shawnwilliamsbjj.tv/enhance   Ryron Gracie Interview on Engaging: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk_xMhzTkc4&t=782s   Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu Free ebook: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
34:12
September 24, 2021
#98 Strategy: The Essential Part of BJJ that No One Talks About
#98 Strategy: The Essential Part of BJJ that No One Talks About
Ever wonder how a good wrestler on the right team can quickly come into jiu-jitsu to beat some of the top competitors in the world? It's not that he has better techniques, he has been given the right strategy for his current skill set.  BUT Technique concurs all! Right? It does... That is until someone comes in with a better strategy to avoid your great technique.   Today, Josh discusses 3 simple strategy he uses for his BJJ progression and the progression of others!   Free Ebook on Simplifying Your Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
30:41
September 09, 2021
#97 David "Vava" Littlewood: Training Smart(and sometimes harder)
#97 David "Vava" Littlewood: Training Smart(and sometimes harder)
How do you train injured? Is starting a gym a good idea? What the heck does "vava" even mean??   Vava(@davidvava)answers these questions and more in his conversation with Josh(@thejoshmckinney).   Free Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu Ebook: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
01:36:13
September 02, 2021
#96 Todd Fox: Protecting Yourself with Mindset and Jiu-Jitsu
#96 Todd Fox: Protecting Yourself with Mindset and Jiu-Jitsu
It's no secret that a majority of people start jiu-jitsu to better learn to protect themselves and their families.    Today, Josh(@thejoshmckinney) talks with Todd Fox(@tourtraining), a man who has made a career out of protection.   Get Todd Fox's FREE PDF on the 5 A's of SURVIVAL: http://tourprotection.com/   Learn More about Todd: http://www.toddafox.com/   Get Protection For and From Humanity: https://www.amazon.com/Protection-Humanity-Todd-Fox/dp/057862298X   Get a FREE copy of SIMPLIFYING JIU-JITSU: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
01:21:40
August 26, 2021
#95 Charlie Hiersche: Jiu-Jitsu, Greek Food, and Mindset
#95 Charlie Hiersche: Jiu-Jitsu, Greek Food, and Mindset
What mindset can get you to black belt coming out of Lawrence, Kansas?    Today, Josh asks Charlie Hiersche(@chazbuckett) exactly how he looks at jiu-jitsu, mindset, and greek food!   Free Copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
01:08:24
August 19, 2021
#94 3 Steps to Beat BJJ Burnout
#94 3 Steps to Beat BJJ Burnout
Burnout? No, that's a bad word!   My name is Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) and I was completely burnt out on jiu-jitsu!    Today, I want to show you the three steps that I took to be excited about jiu-jitsu again.   FREE Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu Ebook: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
18:43
August 12, 2021
#93 James Clingerman:Using Jiu-Jitsu in Your Business(es)
#93 James Clingerman:Using Jiu-Jitsu in Your Business(es)
OG Black Belt James Clingerman (@james_clingerman) breaks down what it's like to run 9 different businesses including 2 schools. On top of his businesses he also is able to balance training, being a husband, and competing in Jiu-jitsu.   Check out James' website: https://www.thefighthub.com/   Simplifying jiu-jitsu ebook: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
01:42:41
August 05, 2021
#92 The Simplest Way To Progress at Jiu-Jitsu... Again?
#92 The Simplest Way To Progress at Jiu-Jitsu... Again?
A walk through of Josh using the end goal method as a black belt.   Duck Guard: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/offers/G6Bc7eGw?coupon_code=JULY
48:44
July 01, 2021
#91 Q&A: Are steroids a crutch? What was Josh's Jiu-Jitsu Low Point
#91 Q&A: Are steroids a crutch? What was Josh's Jiu-Jitsu Low Point
In today's Q&A Josh answers A LOT of questions including, his thoughts on steroids in bjj, politics, and how to develop attributes
53:16
June 24, 2021
#90 The Mindset All Competitors Must Have | 3 Tips For A Better Competition Mindset
#90 The Mindset All Competitors Must Have | 3 Tips For A Better Competition Mindset
No two competitors are alike, should their mindset be?   Today, Josh(@thejoshmckinney) breaks down 3 important tips on competing better!   Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu FREE Ebook: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in   Check Out Samurai-Con: https://www.samurai-con.com/
37:08
June 10, 2021
#89 Shawn Williams: Simple Tips for Faster Progression
#89 Shawn Williams: Simple Tips for Faster Progression
Shawn Williams(@shawnwilliamsbjj) breaks down what are some of the best strategies to progressing at jiu-jitsu. Whether you are a beginner or a black belt you will benefit from some of the tips that Shawn gives.    In this episode Shawn teach Josh(@thejoshmckinney) how to study tape, what a training schedule should look like, and even how to deal with injuries.   Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu Ebook: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in   Carbyne Industries: https://carbyneindustries.com/   Shawn Williams Online: https://shawnwilliamsbjj.tv/
01:22:13
May 27, 2021
#88 Is Shrimping A Waste of Time?
#88 Is Shrimping A Waste of Time?
STOP WASTING MY TIME!   I(@thejoshmckinney) have always hated going to other schools to train in actual classes because it's so common that they are inefficient and no one seems to care.   I thought today might be a perfect day for a rant to kick us off on the path to efficiency.   Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu ebook: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
16:39
May 20, 2021
#87 The 4 Stages of Jiu-Jitsu Learning
#87 The 4 Stages of Jiu-Jitsu Learning
Did you know there are 4 stages to learning jiu-jitsu?   Well at least for Josh(@thejoshmckinney) there are. Note: He could be wrong, he's no rocket scientist.   Join Josh on a journey to break down each style of learning jiu-jitsu and how to fast track it.   simplifying jiu-jitsu ebook: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
28:14
May 13, 2021
#86 Jon Perrine: Roadmap to the Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle
#86 Jon Perrine: Roadmap to the Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle
Have You Sold Out For Jiu-Jitsu?   My next guest has!   In todays Episode, Jon Perrine talks about what it was like moving to St Louis to train Jiu-Jitsu after a really unique, "how I started training" story.   Check out Jon's New Course the Roadmap to The Open Guard: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/roadmap​
01:26:46
May 06, 2021
#85 Progressing While Injured, Exhausted, and Unmotivated
#85 Progressing While Injured, Exhausted, and Unmotivated
Jiu-jitsu progression is tough.  Add in injuries, over training, and lack of motivation and then it's impossible, right?   Today, Josh(@thejoshmckinney) breaks down how to keep outside forces from stopping your jiu-jitsu progression.   If you have any questions or ideas for future episodes please email Josh@simplifyingjiujitsu.com   To receive a free copy of Josh's Jiu-Jitsu Learning ebook(Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu) head over to simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
37:45
May 04, 2021
#84 Devin Pirata: How to Train Tough
#84 Devin Pirata: How to Train Tough
A lot of people think that mental toughness comes natural.   Either you have it or you don't.   Devin Pirata proves that you have to earn being mentally tough!   In this Episode, Josh(@thejoshmckinney) sits down with the newest member of the TAC team affiliation, Devin Pirata(@devinpirata) to talk some awesome stories from Devin's past and also some different thoughts that Devin has about how you should be training to protect your body.   Receive a FREE COPY of Josh's Ebook Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in   Donate Now to Mission 1:11 : https://www.mission111.org/
01:37:10
April 29, 2021
#83 Derek Maguire: 17 Years to Black Belt
#83 Derek Maguire: 17 Years to Black Belt
We all have a plan of how we're going to get our black belt and what we will do once we get it.   Sometimes, plans change.   Today, Josh talks with his newest black belt Derek Maguire about what it's like to have to change your jiu-jitsu plans when life changes!
01:04:59
April 08, 2021
#82 Chris Paines: Technique Vs Concept | Artist Vs Athlete
#82 Chris Paines: Technique Vs Concept | Artist Vs Athlete
In this new Joint Podcast format, Josh sits down with Chris Paines of The Villaincast and they break down the value of concepts and techniques, How to learn, and why you may struggle in competition.   Free Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu Ebook: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
01:26:01
April 01, 2021
#81: Should Your Coach Yell at You?
#81: Should Your Coach Yell at You?
In this episode, Josh gets a listener question on how coaches should and shouldn't treat their students. As always he takes a round-about way to answer this question and also a few more, like: The difference between a coach and a teacher How to Know which one you are The One thing a coach can NEVER do if they want to become/remain successful Free Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu Ebook: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
27:33
March 25, 2021
#80 Eric Huebner: Mindset of a Competitor
#80 Eric Huebner: Mindset of a Competitor
Are you born mentally tough?   Combat Wrestling World Champion, Eric Huebner, doesn't think so.   Join Josh(@thejoshmckinney) as he interviews his brand new Black Belt, Eric(@erichueb12).  They dig deep into what it takes to have a great competitor mindset. Free Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu Ebook: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
01:07:56
March 18, 2021
#79 Getting A Black Belt is EASY
#79 Getting A Black Belt is EASY
Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) has lost his mind!   You can't claim that "getting" a black belt is easy, right?  Wrong.  You could order one off of amazon and "have" a black belt in 2 days.   The trick is becoming a black belt. In todays episode Josh Breaks down how to become a black belt and what he believes the belt to mean
22:42
March 10, 2021
#78 Should You Train With an Injury?
#78 Should You Train With an Injury?
One of the toughest things in jiu-jitsu is navigating injuries.   In todays episode of The I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu show Josh(@thejoshmckinney) breaks down exactly how he teaches his students to manage injuries and what he does himself.   To keep up with everything be sure to subscribe to Josh's Youtube/Instagram/Facebook where he puts out new jiu-jitsu content every day.
15:50
March 03, 2021
#77 Luigi Fioravanti: From UFC to BJJ Hobbyist
#77 Luigi Fioravanti: From UFC to BJJ Hobbyist
Let's say you make it to the biggest stage in MMA, where do you go after?   Today I sit down with my good friend Luigi Fioravant. Former UFC fighter and now a pure jiu-jitsu artist.  It was awesome to get to pick someone's brain about what it's like to be cheered by thousands and then pay to compete in IBJJF tournaments. Luigi also has a very interesting perspective when it comes to the cops need/don't need BJJ argument. Because Luigi himself is a police officer.   Enjoy!  Buy Tickets to Luigi's upcoming match: https://nitrotickets.com/fuji
01:16:26
February 18, 2021
#76 The Biggest LIE in Jiu-Jitsu
#76 The Biggest LIE in Jiu-Jitsu
You Either WIN or You LEARN  Wrong!   It is very easy to lose and learn nothing. Jiu-Jitsu progression is all about becoming a good learner. It's not as easy as just losing.   We have to fight the enemy of Progression...  Excuses!   Join Josh(@thejoshmckinney) as he breaks down how to learn from both winning and losing and the mistakes you just might be making!
13:20
February 09, 2021
#75 Ryan Ford: Risking it all for a podcast
#75 Ryan Ford: Risking it all for a podcast
Today Josh gets to sit down with the host of the Grappling Central Podcast, Ryan Ford. Ryan is the brown belt who has probably gotten to conversate with more high level black belts than anyone on earth! Getting to hear his opinions is fun and educational. Some other topics of the episode are: Should you "make" your kids train jiu-jitsu Steroid use in BJJ Car rides with Dan Severn Professional Wrestling Old school Pride Fights
01:26:26
January 14, 2021
#74 ChewJitsu Returns!
#74 ChewJitsu Returns!
Can you learn Jiu-Jitsu on Youtube?   Of Course!   But how do you do it?  How do you know what you're watching even works?   Chewjitsu aka NIck Albin weighs in on this topic. Plus, he gives an incredible amount of  input on dealing with the struggles of having too many options in BJJ.   Chewy, as always, offers incredible insight on these topics and more and breaks them down into easily understandable bits that even Josh(@thejoshmckinney) can understand!
01:22:52
January 08, 2021
#73 Josh vs The Rona(Q&A)
#73 Josh vs The Rona(Q&A)
In the first Q&A of the year Josh(@thejoshmckinney) talks about how he finished the year sick and in quarantine.   Other topics: What should each belt know? Are there dumb questions in Jiu-Jitsu? What are Josh's New Years Resolutions?   Check Out Josh's Free Ebook "Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu": https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
25:58
January 02, 2021
#72 What if my training partner sucks?
#72 What if my training partner sucks?
Dealing with a "boneless" or a "this doesn't work" training partner can be so frustrating!  In today's episode Josh@thejoshmckinney) shows some of his favorite methods to deal with bad partners, how he finds the right partner, and how to drill properly when you have the right partner.  Duck Guard: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/quack
25:52
December 16, 2020
#71 Beating Plateaus in Jiu-Jitsu
#71 Beating Plateaus in Jiu-Jitsu
The feeling of "I'm not getting better" is one of the most frustrating things that can happen in Jiu-Jitsu!   Today Josh(@thejoshmckinney) shares some of his simple methods to breaking through plateaus.   There are different reasons that you may feel like you're not progressing but as you will see from the video there is one MAIN reason that most people feel stuck.  Learn what it is and how to beat it!   To Simplify Your Jiu-Jitsu and receive Josh's free ebook Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu click here: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
23:57
November 20, 2020
#70 Miles Lukas: Breathing for BJJ
#70 Miles Lukas: Breathing for BJJ
Different types of Breathing?   I wasn't aware!   Jiu-Jitsu Black Black belt Miles Lukas blows my mind with different breathing techniques in todays episode.   He also talks, escaping police custody, cold water therapy, and a conversation that he had with Rickson Gracie.   For a free copy of the Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu ebook: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in   Check out Miles: http://breath.fitness/classes
01:08:43
November 17, 2020
#69 Techniques Vs. Concepts
#69 Techniques Vs. Concepts
Which works better, techniques or concepts?   This is something that id debated among jiu-jitsu coaches.    "Should I teach a broad concept or a specific technique?"   In todays episode of the I suck at Jiu-Jitsu show Josh will give his opinion on the best way to teach/learn with a really simple idea.  Focusing on the why.   Check out the episode to find out how focusing on why can change your jiu-jitsu training!   For a free copy of our simplifying jiu-jitsu ebook, check out: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
20:50
November 12, 2020
#68 Chris Paines: How to Escape Everything
#68 Chris Paines: How to Escape Everything
There are no concepts that cover everything in jiu-jitsu, right?  Chris Paines may have one.  Today I get to interview the BJJ Black Belt who has never trained BJJ and his ideas on training jiu-jitsu are jaw dropping!  We get to discuss Chris' unique lineage, the concept that made him so popular, and his opinions(that I happen to share) on jiu-jitsu style warm ups.   This episode is guaranteed to simplify the way you look at jiu-jitsu!   FREE Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu Ebook - https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/kimura   Essentials of Jiu-Jitsu: Kimura - https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/kimura
01:12:24
November 02, 2020
#67 Sam Rivera: Overcoming
#67 Sam Rivera: Overcoming
What does it mean to overcome?   I decided to ask film maker, Sam Rivera this question. Considering he built his entire brand on this powerful word, he seemed like the expert.  As we dig deep in the interview you will learn A LOT of really interesting things on more than just overcoming. You will learn how Sam built a network with some of the biggest names in the business including Joe Rogan, Jocko, and even Teddy Atlas.   Sam also describes the thought processes that got him out of the lowest of lows and how you can do the same! Receive a Free Copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
59:35
October 26, 2020
#66 Eric Huebner: Transitioning from Wrestling to Jiu-Jitsu
#66 Eric Huebner: Transitioning from Wrestling to Jiu-Jitsu
We always talk in jiu-jitsu about how easy guys who wrestled in school have it.    "They just need to learn some submissions."   I hear that all of the time. But, is it true?   I find that a majority of wrestlers that come in, don't stick with jiu-jitsu for some reason or another.  Today I(@thejoshmckinney) have the pleasure of interviewing Eric Huebner(@erichueb12), one of my brown belts who was(and still is) a phenomenal wrestler and has transitioned into being sold out for gi jiu-jitsu.  We dig into what it was like making that jump and why he loves jiu-jitsu so much.  We also are able to tell the crazy story of the first time that I ever directly experienced racism.   You guys are going to LOVE this episode. Enjoy!  Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu free e book: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
01:06:30
October 14, 2020
#65 Jiu Jitsu vs a Hurricane | 3 Lessons that Apply to Jiu-Jitsu and Life
#65 Jiu Jitsu vs a Hurricane | 3 Lessons that Apply to Jiu-Jitsu and Life
I Survived a hurricane last week. Here's how jiu-jitsu helped!
23:32
September 21, 2020
#64 Why I Almost QUIT BJJ | How I overcame it
#64 Why I Almost QUIT BJJ | How I overcame it
I nearly quit jiu-jitsu as a purple belt.    This isn't something that I talk about very much, or even at all really. I used to try to get fulfillment in winning grappling tournaments. It worked for a long time, all the way up until I stopped winning.    I know the thought of quitting jiu-jitsu is something that nearly everyone goes through in their  journey. I wanted to take today and be honest about my struggle and some of the incredibly fortunate events and people that helped me get through this mindset.    If you have a story of overcoming quitting jiu-jitsu, I would love to hear from you and share it on the podcast. Send me an email at josh@simplifyingjiujitsu.com or my instagram @thejoshmckinney    40% off of SImplifying Takedowns(only until 9/17/20): https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/takedowns    FREE Ebook on making your jiu-jitsu training more efficient: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
25:22
September 14, 2020
Why People Quit BJJ | How to Make Sure It Doesn't Happen To You
Why People Quit BJJ | How to Make Sure It Doesn't Happen To You
We've all had a friend that seemed like they were in it for the long haul all of the sudden stop showing up. It sucks because you feel like you're losing a training partner and a friend. Because like, who can be friends with someone who doesn't train?   As you progress you will see it happen more and more. There are 3 common reasons that people quit Jiu-Jitsu. In today's episode, Josh(@thejoshmckinney) talks about what they are and how to avoid them.   Get your copy of Simplifying takedowns: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/takedowns 
32:07
September 07, 2020
Jiu-Jitsu Warm-Ups Are Stupid | Suckless Saturday
Jiu-Jitsu Warm-Ups Are Stupid | Suckless Saturday
I know I will take heat for this episode. But, like I say at the end, I would love to hear your opinion if you're pro warm ups in a class environment. I just find them to be a waste of time.   Small caveat that I should of mentioned but simply forgot. I have found that warm ups in kids/teen classes are really helpful for getting kids focused and ready for class.   Get Your Free Copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu at simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
07:10
August 29, 2020
#62 Alex Mazhukhin: Mr. Build It Does Jiu-Jitsu
#62 Alex Mazhukhin: Mr. Build It Does Jiu-Jitsu
As a grappler, do you ever watch a tv show or youtube channel and think, "This guy is so cool, I bet he'd love jiu-jitsu?"   Maybe I am the only weirdo who does that. Either way, finding out that someone that you look up to trains is such a fun experience!    That is what happened to me a few weeks back when I found out Alex Mazhukhin(@mr.build_it) aka Mr.Build It on Youtube, took up jiu-jitsu a few years back.   In this interview you get to see someone who is highly successful in one creative aspect who is applying those principles to jiu-jitsu.    Alex also gives some extremely helpful tips to Josh(@thejoshmckinney) on social media that those of you who may want to enter the influencer world may really benefit from!   Be sure to claim your free copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu at simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in
01:11:08
August 26, 2020
Who is on MY BJJ Mount Rushmore| Tournament Advice | Should Your Gym Be Open Right Now
Who is on MY BJJ Mount Rushmore| Tournament Advice | Should Your Gym Be Open Right Now
Today I will attempt to answer an impossible to answer question and probably offend everyone who listens. Who in my opinion should be on the BJJ Mount Rushmore?   As with every Q&A on the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu Show we dig into A LOT!   Why am I not "feeling" technique very quickly? What has been the biggest challenge as a business owner during covid? Should their be criteria for each belt?  We dig into all of these and many more Q's today.   If you enjoy this episode be sure to Subscribe to the show for all of our future content.   If you just absolutely LOVE free jiu-jitsu content go to simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in to get a FREE copy of Josh's newest ebook "Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu."
46:27
August 21, 2020
#60 Jw Wright: Growing Jiu-Jitsu
#60 Jw Wright: Growing Jiu-Jitsu
For me(@thejoshmckinney) coming up in the St Louis Jiu-Jitsu scene there is one person that was never a part of my team, whom I believe had a huge influence on my jiu-jitsu. Whether by creating tournament series/super fight shows that I was able to compete on or training up opponents that I had the privilege of fighting. That person was Jw Wright(@jw.wright).   I think if there's one hidden thing to pull out of this interview it is how important it is to give back to your local jiu-jitsu community. That was something that Jw has always done. Even though you could argue that my team was his direct competitor in business and in competition there was always an open door policy both ways when to came to cross training and helping each other out.    If you enjoyed today's episode be sure to subscribe to the channel.   If you want to be a part of the simplifying jiu-jitsu email list go to simplifyingjiujitsu.com/opt-in and I will also send you a FREE copy of the "Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu" ebook that I recently wrote.  Be on the lookout for my new youtube series "Why You Suck at Jiu-Jitsu" where we break down the fine details of a move/position and explain what most people miss.
01:08:25
August 12, 2020
Beating a Victim's Mindset #SucklessSaturday
Beating a Victim's Mindset #SucklessSaturday
Happy #SucklessSaturday! I'm today's short episode we dig in on one of the worst mindsets for jiu-jitsu(and success in general). The victim mentality. Learn some really quick tips to identify and defeat this poisonous attitude, that you might not even realize that you have!
05:49
August 08, 2020
#59 Use the 85% Rule To Speed Up Your Progression
#59 Use the 85% Rule To Speed Up Your Progression
Ever wonder why you roll with some people and it feels like they're not even trying? Want to know a secret? They AREN'T!   These are the people that understand how to "Feel" Jiu-Jitsu.   In this episode of the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu Show Josh (@thejoshmckinney) breaks down his most important training ideology yet.   Please send all questions and suggestions about the show to Josh@simplifyingjiujitsu.com
34:08
August 05, 2020
#58 Justin Huff: A Black Belt with a 9 to 5
#58 Justin Huff: A Black Belt with a 9 to 5
Do you ever get discouraged in your training? Work or school getting in the way?   Well today I get to sit down with one of my best friends, Justin Huff to talk about how he managed school and a 9 to 5 to eventually become a black belt!   In this episode we discuss how training in the same environment doesn't always translate into having the same game.   For your FREE copy of the Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu Ebook go to Simplifyingjiujitsu.com
01:13:27
July 30, 2020
What to do if Your Gym SUCKS!
What to do if Your Gym SUCKS!
What should I do if my training environment isn't what I feel that I need? What if I'm my teams only competitor? What if I'm by far the best guy/girl at my gym? We answer all of these questions and more on the latest episode of the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu Show.  Josh(@thejoshmckinney) digs deep on how to learn in not the best situation and how to leave a gym without being a total doucher about it.
34:35
July 23, 2020
Does Your Coach Suck?
Does Your Coach Suck?
In this episode Josh discusses the questions to ask yourself to find out, are you at the right gym?
17:32
July 17, 2020
How to pick "Your Move"
How to pick "Your Move"
Completely random episode dedicated to helping others find "their position." simplifyingjiujitsu.com/kimura
12:36
July 08, 2020
What are the Fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu?
What are the Fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu?
I ask, "How do I suck less at Jiu-Jitsu."   Everyone says, "Focus on the basics."  What does that mean? Is it like when you're 6 and ask where babies come from and your mom says, "you'll find out when you're older." Are we just not smart enough to know the basics?  Well, I have a theory on what the basics actually are and why everyone's answers to "the basics" are different.  Check out the Essentials of Jiu-Jitsu: Kimura  https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/kimura  Join our FREE facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/300578951081386/
18:56
June 30, 2020
#53 Adam Meredith: MMA, Jiu Jitsu, and Sleep
#53 Adam Meredith: MMA, Jiu Jitsu, and Sleep
Josh(@thejoshmckinney) sits down with friend and brown belt Adam Meredith(@adammeredith_) to talk about his transition from mma to jiu-jitsu. As they dig deep on the topic of brain health Adam drops some really good thoughts on keeping a sleep/rest routine. PLUS at the top of the show we have a monster announcement that could very well change how people learn jiu-jitsu. https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/kimura
01:09:16
June 24, 2020
#52 Jordan Peitzman: Bjj Woodstock
#52 Jordan Peitzman: Bjj Woodstock
What does the future of competitive jiu-jitsu look like? Well, we really believe that Jordan Peitzman(@jordan_jitsu) has the answer(or is really dang close). The Bjj Woodstock!   The concept is a really amazing idea, in one weekend there will be a fan expo, a tournament, a pro jiu-jitsu card, and a TON of seminars. Oh, and all of the seminars will be FREE! This type of event has never really been done and we at the I suck at Jiu-Jitsu show are so excited to support it. If you're interested in supporting the event or just want more information, go to https://www.subspectrumbjj.com/donate   If you're interested in some of the concepts talked about on our show please visit bjjsucks.com/simple to get your FREE copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu! You can follow Josh on instagram @thejoshmckiney and the show at @isuckatjiujitsushow
59:05
June 19, 2020
The Most Important Advice for White Belts
The Most Important Advice for White Belts
It's been a long time since I have had a question and answer on the podcast and since releasing simplifying jiu-jitsu, I have gotten quite a few follow up questions! So, I wanted to do a Q&A episode to really help with that.
35:14
June 18, 2020
Jeff Shulze Returns: Mental health and Training Methods
Jeff Shulze Returns: Mental health and Training Methods
Jeff Shulze( is arguably one of the toughest red heads on the planet(second to WWE's Sheamus). On top of being a jiu-jitsu black belt Jeff is also studying to get his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Using jiu-jitsu and psychology in tandem is what makes Jeff's prospective so unique. This is the perfect episode if you're looking on how to get the mental edge in your training room. You can follow I suck at jiu-jitsu show's host, Josh McKinney (@thejoshmckinney) on Instagram to keep up with the latest projects of the show. Also, don't miss out on your free copy of Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu at bjjsucks.com/simple
01:14:42
June 15, 2020
Shut up and Sleep: SucklessSaturday
Shut up and Sleep: SucklessSaturday
Shut up and Sleep: SucklessSaturday
09:59
June 13, 2020
#50 Super Show: The Perfect Practitioner
#50 Super Show: The Perfect Practitioner
On the Episode 50 Super show, the Perfect Practitioner, Josh(@thejoshmckinney) sits down with 3 of the best black belts that he knows to discuss what would be considered as their areas of expertise. In the first interview he sits down with Steve McKinney as Steve explains some big things that you are probably missing in your nutrition and recovery routine. Then, Josh talks to his first black belt, Justin Huff about how someone can earn a black belt while a full-time student or while having a full-time job. Justin gives some excellent tips on perseverance and beating discouragement. Finally, Josh sits down with his coach Kyle Watson(@watson_martial_arts) to teach some learning hacks for one of the biggest struggles in most people’s jiu-jitsu, takedowns! www.bjjsucks.com/simple
01:19:13
June 08, 2020
The Biggest Problem Facing Jiu-Jitsu #SucklessSaturday
The Biggest Problem Facing Jiu-Jitsu #SucklessSaturday
In today's episode of SuckLess Saturday, Josh discusses how archaic training methods are limiting our speed of progression. 
09:30
June 06, 2020
#49 Jake Watson and Danny O'Donnell: Open Guardcast takeover
#49 Jake Watson and Danny O'Donnell: Open Guardcast takeover
In today's episode Josh sits down with fellow podcasters Jake Watson and Danny O'Donnell to discuss everything under the sun. We hope you will enjoy this lighthearted and informative episode
01:20:07
June 01, 2020
Kristen Beatty: Mental Health and Jiu-jitsu
Kristen Beatty: Mental Health and Jiu-jitsu
In today's episode Josh interviews teammate Kristen Beatty on how jiu-jitsu has helped her mental health, how to overcome being a "bad  competitor," and proper grammar.
58:43
May 27, 2020
#SucklessSaturday: Just Choose!
#SucklessSaturday: Just Choose!
Learning to make decisions is one of the easiest ways to increase efficiency. Learn how now!  
10:56
May 23, 2020
Lionel Turner: LEaO Optics
Lionel Turner: LEaO Optics
In today's show Josh interviews one of the first sponsors that he ever got in jiu-jitsu, Lionel Turner, owner of LEaO Optics. This is probably one of the most wide ranging episodes we've ever released. Enjoy!
02:05:38
May 20, 2020
#46 Mark Vives: Overcoming
#46 Mark Vives: Overcoming
In today's interview Josh talks to long time friend Mark Vives. In this interview Mark shares his story from opening his school, overcoming a suicide attempt, and one day becoming one of the best masters competitors that the world has ever seen!
01:25:22
May 18, 2020
#SucklessSaturday: Preparing for Opportunity
#SucklessSaturday: Preparing for Opportunity
#SucklessSaturday is here! Today Josh talks about a big opportunity that he is looking for and the mistake most people make when it comes to opportunity.
07:00
May 16, 2020
#45 Logan Wayne: Coming Back to Jiu-Jitsu
#45 Logan Wayne: Coming Back to Jiu-Jitsu
Today Josh interviews his long time friend and business partner, Logan Wayne. Logan is a brown belt who currently operates Headnod Training Center Jerseyville. As discussed in the episode Logan has battled with mental health and depression and explains some of the ways he combats them, This episode is the 2nd of 4 episodes with a mental health focus that we will be releasing in the month of May and we hope you guys enjoy it on top of finding some useful nuggets.
01:05:16
May 11, 2020
#44 Jeff Serafin: The Future of Jiu-Jitsu
#44 Jeff Serafin: The Future of Jiu-Jitsu
In today's episode Josh interviews Jeff Serafin. Jeff is one of the most knowledgeable people that you will ever meet when it comes to competitive jiu-jitsu.
01:24:10
May 08, 2020
#43 My Biggest Embarrassment As A Black Belt
#43 My Biggest Embarrassment As A Black Belt
In today's episode, Josh describes what it's like to lose when everyone is watching.
16:04
May 07, 2020
#42 Chris Papandria: Making A Difference In A Small Town
#42 Chris Papandria: Making A Difference In A Small Town
In today's Episode Josh sits down with Bjj Black Belt Chris Papandria. They discuss many things but the big point is that you can use jiu-jitsu to make a difference no matter where you are.
01:06:02
May 04, 2020
#SucklessSaturday: Do You Deal With This Too?
#SucklessSaturday: Do You Deal With This Too?
In today's episode of #SucklessSaturday Josh discusses whether or not it's okay to use jiu-jitsu to ignore the negative in your life.
06:19
May 02, 2020
#41 Mark Reding: Never Stop Learning
#41 Mark Reding: Never Stop Learning
In today's episode Josh Interviews fellow Tac Team Black Belt, Mark Reding. Mark's perspective is incredibly unique due to the fact that he holds 5 different martial arts black belts. Josh gets to ask Mark the most important question of them all, "If you can only have one martial art for self defense, which would it be?"
56:48
May 01, 2020
#40 Tanner Rice: Illegal Jiu-Jitsu
#40 Tanner Rice: Illegal Jiu-Jitsu
Tanner Rice has been in the media a lot lately for his reopening of his Jiu-Jitsu school during the shelter in place orders of California. Some make him out to be a money hungry business owner, others look to him as an activist, but after this interview we hope that you will simply see him as a person.
42:52
April 30, 2020
#39 Kenny Florian: Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu
#39 Kenny Florian: Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu
In today's Episode, Josh interviews former 3x UFC title contender, Kenny Florian. Kenny does an amazing job explaining progression in jiu-jitsu on top of giving some amazing insight on the difference between fighters, athletes, and martial artists. This episode is absolutely stuffed full of information, enjoy!
01:06:29
April 29, 2020
#38 Jason Neef: the steps for your business to survive.
#38 Jason Neef: the steps for your business to survive.
In today's episode Josh interviews Jason Neef, the CEO of kicksite. Jason probably has more direct contact with school owners than anyone else and brings a simple guide on surviving this survival mode that we are all in.
01:01:23
April 28, 2020
#37: Kyle Watson Returns
#37: Kyle Watson Returns
In today's episode Josh sits down with his long time coach Kyle Watson as they discuss what it's like filming an instructional and what Josh plans to have done with his own ashes.
01:19:22
April 27, 2020
#SucklessSaturday: What can we control
#SucklessSaturday: What can we control
In today's episode of #sucklesssaturday Josh talks about finding the ability to win small battles in your life and the importance of doing so.
07:04
April 25, 2020
#36 Kristian Woodmansee: The Competitor to Coach Transition
#36 Kristian Woodmansee: The Competitor to Coach Transition
In today's episode Josh interviews brown belt world champion and Atos black belt Kristian Woodmansee. They dig deep on helping students progress and what the transition from competitor to coach is like. 
01:19:09
April 24, 2020
#35 Jt Torres: Finding Motivation
#35 Jt Torres: Finding Motivation
In Today's episode Josh Interviews 2 time ADCC Gold Medalist and owner of Essential bjj Jt Torres. They dig deep into the topic of goal setting and being driven. Enjoy!
01:02:51
April 22, 2020
#34 Jamie Kilstein: Pro Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, and More Pro Wrestling
#34 Jamie Kilstein: Pro Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, and More Pro Wrestling
In today's episode Josh sits down with comedian, podcaster, and bjj brown belt Jamie Kilstein to talk about everything under the sun. This conversation takes a lot of turns but it primarily focused on art and other hippie stuff. Enjoy!
01:22:13
April 20, 2020
#SuckLessSaturday: Finding Motivation
#SuckLessSaturday: Finding Motivation
In today's episode of Suck Less Saturday. Josh explains his struggle of not being motivated and how to deal with it.
08:40
April 18, 2020
#33 Andrew Sabens: Passion for the Art
#33 Andrew Sabens: Passion for the Art
In today's episode Josh interviews Good friend Andrew Sabens as they talk how they're dealing with the Pandemic and how they're handling missing the team.
01:00:16
April 17, 2020
#32 Ryron Gracie: Be Present
#32 Ryron Gracie: Be Present
In today's episode Josh interviews Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black belt, Ryron Gracie. As they talk a wide range of topics Ryron really drives one main point home. Being present. Listen today as Ryron Gracie teaches Josh what that means.
01:13:39
April 15, 2020
#31 Jena Bishop: Winning Worlds, PEDs in Jiu-Jitsu, and Training with your spouse
#31 Jena Bishop: Winning Worlds, PEDs in Jiu-Jitsu, and Training with your spouse
In this Episode Josh interviews No Gi World Champion, Jena Bishop. They talk about what's dangerous about the way a lot of athletes train, if she's cooler than her husband Tyler, and what she has left to accomplish.
01:10:51
April 13, 2020
#SuckLess Saturday: Don't Cheapen Losing
#SuckLess Saturday: Don't Cheapen Losing
In todays #SuckLess Saturday Josh talks about what he thinks way too many people do in jiu-jitsu. MAKE EXCUSES.
11:00
April 11, 2020
#30 Josh McKinney: Do less stuff and have more success
#30 Josh McKinney: Do less stuff and have more success
In today's episode Josh is on the opposite end of the questions as guest host Jeff Hartsoe interviews Josh McKinney about his beginnings into bjj, his opinions on pizza, and why he doesn't give stripes.
01:37:06
April 08, 2020
#29 Junior Silva: Moving from Brazil, Drilling vs Sparring, and why Josh is the WORST training Partner
#29 Junior Silva: Moving from Brazil, Drilling vs Sparring, and why Josh is the WORST training Partner
In this episode Josh sits down with his friend and training partner Junior Silva. They get into what is't like to train with a mat bully like Josh McKinney, the best Brazilian foods, and how to suckless at jiu-jitsu.
01:00:06
April 06, 2020
#28 This mindset change can turn you into a great Practitioner
#28 This mindset change can turn you into a great Practitioner
In the first installment of #SuckLessSaturday Josh discusses what it takes to accomplish great things on and off of the mat.
09:59
April 04, 2020
#27 Jared Weiner: Jiu-jitsu in the 90's, Parents fighting at Hockey Games, and Philly Cheesesteaks
#27 Jared Weiner: Jiu-jitsu in the 90's, Parents fighting at Hockey Games, and Philly Cheesesteaks
Jiu-jitsu is something we all love. But, will you love it after 25 years of training? Jared Weiner does! Listen in as Josh hangs out with the head of the TAC Team affiliation. Jared never fails to have some great stories to tell and this episode is no different.
01:11:27
April 01, 2020
#26 Adam Marburger: Meeting Bruce Buffer(Kinda), Setting Goals, and What is HeadnodSquad
#26 Adam Marburger: Meeting Bruce Buffer(Kinda), Setting Goals, and What is HeadnodSquad
In today's episode the Headnod Squad reunites for the first time since the quarantine. This episode is one giant tangent. Listen to it.
01:21:23
March 29, 2020
#25 Q&A: Washing gis, My GOAT Opinion, and Dumb stuff people say at tournaments
#25 Q&A: Washing gis, My GOAT Opinion, and Dumb stuff people say at tournaments
In today's Question and Answer Josh goes on 30 tangents and doesn't directly answer a single question asked.
41:06
March 27, 2020
#24 This Pandemic is like Jiu-jitsu
#24 This Pandemic is like Jiu-jitsu
In today's episode Josh gives a different perspective on how to look at situations out of our control whether they be on or off the mats.
14:52
March 25, 2020
#23 Jeff Shulze: Progressing while you can't train through imagery training
#23 Jeff Shulze: Progressing while you can't train through imagery training
In today's episode Josh interviews fellow black belt and doctoral candidate Jeff Shulze.  Imagery acronym: PETTLEP – physical, environmental, task, timing, learning, emotion, perspective Books: Kabat-Zinn, J., & Hanh, T. N. (2009). Full catastrophe living: Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness. Delta. Mumford, G. (2015). The mindful athlete: Secrets to pure performance. Parallax Press. Guided meditation: https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/mindful-meditations How to find a sport psychologist https://appliedsportpsych.org/certification/cmpc-directory/ https://www.slu.edu/arts-and-sciences/psychology/center-clinics/sports-psych.php
01:02:46
March 18, 2020
#22: Don't Call it a Comeback
#22: Don't Call it a Comeback
In today's special "I'm locked out of my house so I guess I'll record" episode. Josh talks about how to comeback from injury or layoff in jiu-jitsu.
11:37
March 09, 2020
#21 Nick Sanders: Receiving a purple heart, getting your significant other into jiu-jitsu, and dealing with competition anxiety
#21 Nick Sanders: Receiving a purple heart, getting your significant other into jiu-jitsu, and dealing with competition anxiety
In today's episode Josh interviews 2nd degree black belt Nick Sanders. Nick talks about his unique journey that includes joining the army, becoming  a US marshall, and then a physical therapist by day and Jiu-jitsu coach by night.
01:09:30
March 04, 2020
Positional Paradox: This Thought Process will Increase Your Progress by 10x
Positional Paradox: This Thought Process will Increase Your Progress by 10x
In today's quick solocast, Josh talks about what he calls the "positional paradox." This is a Jiu-jitsu high-jack that you can use to increase your progression in Jiu-jitsu by 10.
15:35
March 03, 2020
#19 Claudia Do Val: Winning World Titles, Traveling, and Creepy Instagram Messages
#19 Claudia Do Val: Winning World Titles, Traveling, and Creepy Instagram Messages
Here Josh Interviews 3x world champion Claudia Do Val. She offers an incredibly unique perspective on bjj considering she has done over 200 seminars and gotten to train at more academies than most of us can imagine. 
01:18:42
February 26, 2020
#18: Enjoying Jiu-jitsu
#18: Enjoying Jiu-jitsu
In this episode Josh discusses the importance of enjoying jiu-jitsu no matter what spot you're in.
15:07
February 21, 2020
#17: I Lost. This is How I'll Deal With It
#17: I Lost. This is How I'll Deal With It
In this episode Josh discusses how much losing in jiu-jitsu can suck but also how we can use a lose to suck less at jiu-jitsu.
15:06
February 10, 2020
#16 "Chewy" Nick Albin: Being a Great Teacher, Using Simple Moves, and What It Means to Be A Man
#16 "Chewy" Nick Albin: Being a Great Teacher, Using Simple Moves, and What It Means to Be A Man
In this episode Josh interviews YouTube Jiu-jitsu star Chewy. Chewy really breaks down how to be a great teacher, why he started a youtube channel, and how he got his start in jiu-jitsu.
01:17:01
February 05, 2020
#15 How to Beat People Who Train More Than You: High Efficiency Jiu-jitsu Training
#15 How to Beat People Who Train More Than You: High Efficiency Jiu-jitsu Training
In today's short solocast Josh explains his approach on being efficient in training, deciding what position to work on, and how to beat the people that get more mat time.
18:32
January 31, 2020
#14 Steve McKinney: Strength and Conditioning for The Natural Athlete
#14 Steve McKinney: Strength and Conditioning for The Natural Athlete
Steve McKinney returns to talk about his strength and conditioning routine for combat athletes and the way he built it.
01:03:05
January 29, 2020
#13: Top 5 Things That I Wish I Knew Before Starting Jiu-jitsu
#13: Top 5 Things That I Wish I Knew Before Starting Jiu-jitsu
Here Josh talks about some of the most important lessons he wish he knew when he was a newbie.
20:54
January 23, 2020
#12 Ezra Lenon: Die Hard, ADCC, and Training Twice a Day with a Full Time Job
#12 Ezra Lenon: Die Hard, ADCC, and Training Twice a Day with a Full Time Job
In this interview Josh interviews his long time friend/enemy Ezra Lenon. This is by the the most wide ranging episode to date. The best way to see what it's about is to take a listen!
01:13:30
January 22, 2020
#11 Eli Knight: Self Defense vs Sport, Training Jiu-jitsu in the 90's, and Berimbolo Gun Disarms
#11 Eli Knight: Self Defense vs Sport, Training Jiu-jitsu in the 90's, and Berimbolo Gun Disarms
In this episode Josh interviews YouTube Jiu-jitsu star Eli Knight. They get into great discussion about training, self defense, and Eli's hair vs Chewjitsu's beard.
01:07:00
January 15, 2020
#10: My First Competition, don't make the same mistakes I did!
#10: My First Competition, don't make the same mistakes I did!
First times competing can be scary. This is the advise I give to my students about competition.
25:49
January 13, 2020
#9 Jiu-jitsu Plateaus suck. Here's how I deal with them.
#9 Jiu-jitsu Plateaus suck. Here's how I deal with them.
In today's episodes Josh discusses 4 questions that he asks himself anytime he's dealing with a plateau.
14:34
January 06, 2020
#8 Q&A: Gym egos, unwritten rules, what I ate over the holidays, knee cuts
#8 Q&A: Gym egos, unwritten rules, what I ate over the holidays, knee cuts
In this Question and Answer Josh talks about what he disagrees with about jiu jitsu politics, the part of guard passing that people are missing, and how to emulate other people's games.
39:39
January 03, 2020
#7 Kyle Watson--How to be a great learner, dad jokes, what it's like to have super human strength
#7 Kyle Watson--How to be a great learner, dad jokes, what it's like to have super human strength
Today Josh has the pleasure to sit down with his long time coach, Kyle Watson. Kyle is a black belt in bjj, a UFC veteran, a semi finalist on the ultimate fighter season 12, and the owner/head coach of Watson Martial Arts.
01:06:45
January 01, 2020
#6 How to Progress From Every Single Round
#6 How to Progress From Every Single Round
In this episode Josh discusses how to get better no matter who you're training with. From the 110 pound teenager to the 220 pound black belt. Listen to this episode to learn how to get the most out of every round.
20:19
December 30, 2019
#5 Goal Setting: The Reason Most People Quit BJJ
#5 Goal Setting: The Reason Most People Quit BJJ
In the episode Josh discusses the importance of setting large goals in jiu-jitsu and then mini goals to accomplish them.
20:26
December 27, 2019
#4 Jiu-Jitsu is not like chess
#4 Jiu-Jitsu is not like chess
In this episode Josh discusses the importance of focusing on positions individually and not as a whole.
11:10
December 23, 2019
#3 Q&A with Josh-improving while injured;Coming back from layoffs;approaching bjj as a beginner
#3 Q&A with Josh-improving while injured;Coming back from layoffs;approaching bjj as a beginner
In this episode we experiment with a different format of question and answers.
26:52
December 19, 2019
#2-Steve McKinney: How to train into your 60s
#2-Steve McKinney: How to train into your 60s
In this interview Josh interviews his father, Steve. Steve is a BJJ Black Belt, instructor, a personal trainer, and a pastor. We focus on longevity in jiu-jitsu, strength training for bjj, and balance of training.
47:02
December 18, 2019
#1: The Simplest Way to Progress at Jiu-Jitsu
#1: The Simplest Way to Progress at Jiu-Jitsu
The pilot episode of the ISAJJS. Here Josh discusses something he calls the end goal method of training. This is what he believes to be one of the most efficient ways to suck less at jiu-jitsu.
12:32
December 16, 2019