I sit down with Tenth Planet Purple Belt Sean “the Barracuda” Demars. We talk about his love for the art of jiu jitsu, how he studied outside of class, being a rebel, his faith, strength and conditioning and much more.
I was humbled by Kade Ruotolo this weekend. In this episode I encourage you to work on cool and unorthodox moves and why that’s important. Important note I say Tye Ruotolo instead of Kade multiple times during this episode. My bad Kade you killed it this weekend!!!
You have to master these two systems if you train no gi at all! It’s pretty much a requirement for blue belts at our gym. With a couple months of reps, I’m confident you’ll be able to tap guys that are higher ranked than you consistently!!
I take you through what I’m looking for to judge if a student has a clear understanding of how to attack the north south position. How many of these 7 techniques can you regularly hit during rolling???
I discuss the huge news announced last week that the IBJJF if allowing reaping and heel hooks in their brown and black belt no gi divisions. Will this change which teams reach the podium?? How would I train for 2021 no gi worlds??
I sit down with my good buddy Kurt Hamilton. Kurt wrestled in college, is a bjj blue belt and has worked for the Decatur police department for 10 years. We talked about his extensive wrestling background, being a police officer, police training, the justice system, a world without cops and BJJ.
Having trouble quitting something? Do you want to create healthier habits? In this episode I talk about my experiences quitting negative habits and replacing them with positive habits. A must listen for anyone struggling to quit sugar, alcohol, drugs, etc..
Chris is a blue belt that moved here 10 days ago from South Dakota to train jiu jitsu at Tenth Planet Decatur. We talked about why he moved here, What he is looking to accomplish while he’s here, advice he would give someone interested in moving to a city just to train BJJ and much more.
The best coach you’ve never heard of has created an incredible team culture at the university of North Carolina. His 12 core values have been used and studied by athletes and teams from around the world.
I interview Julian “the Cuban Missile Launcher” Marquez. Julian currently fights in the UFCs Middleweight division. We get into his martial arts background, his amateur and professional fighting career, training, and much more.
What I think is the most important thing you can do to get a better armlock. The great thing is that you can go do it without another person. Want to come back from quarantine with a much tighter arm lock???
I give you guys a list of my favorites dvds and YouTube channels. All of these resources have made a tremendous impact on my game. Half this list is free material the other half you will have to spend some dough.
I go into deep detail on my coaching philosophies and process. One of our female blue belts won 800 dollars yesterday and I go through step by step how I cornered, what language I used and post tournament how we are going to improve. A must listen for any athlete or aspiring coach.
I go over three defensive concepts. The first my mom could apply her first day of class, the last is a rule breaking idea that makes you dangerous from anywhere on bottom. All three are used together to make you untappable when you end up on bottom! Remember a good defense is your best offense!!!
I love training with women, they are some of my most valuable training partners and have provided numerous valuable training experiences. I talk about how they’ve humbled me and helped me become a better grappler. Advice on how to start training with women.
Huge matchup between Gordon Ryan and Bo Nickals taking place at Third Coast Grappling Saturday. I Breakdown the rules and what I think Gordon’s mindset is going in. Also highlight a couple other guys competing this weekend.
I break down the process I like to go through before cornering students at a tournament. There are things I like to do before, during and after the tournament. I know coaching can be a daunting task so I’m hoping this list can be a guide for anyone with coaching aspirations!
I talk about the strategy I used to finally start consistently practicing yoga after years and years of starting and stopping. Use this strategy on anything you are trying to make a habit! Writing in a journal, working out, yoga, etc...