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34 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
S2, E10: sometimes you get the choke, sometimes you just choke.
Pre and post comp
26 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
S2, E9: Oooh we back at it
I'm back! Technical issues and malaise be damned!
26 minutes | May 1, 2021
S2, E8: You’re so strong
Got a third stripe, put in lots of hours, fully vaccinated and feeling optimistic
23 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
S2, E7: Hire all the coaches
I don’t have a description for this!
22 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
S2, E6: On a long enough timeline, white belts get a bit better at jiu jitsu
Developing a personal game takes time but it will always include the natural, comfortable, and readily available movements your own body gives. Why fight your natural shape? Adopt it and enhance it instead.
25 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
S2,E5: sicko mode off
I’m back to feeling normal but trying to be mindful of what normal is
24 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
S2, E4: pinky swearing
24 minutes | Jan 10, 2021
S2, E3: It’s official, I’m a jits bro
First competition in the bag!
14 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
S2, E2: 2020 is ending on a high note
18 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
S2 E1: A new season!
It’s the season premiere!
20 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Episode 21: season 1 finale!
A timely look at how I finally started believing I was cut out for bjj recorded just before class tonight. After class I was awarded 2 stripes, my first advancement in jiu jitsu. This is the end of season 1, since I’m no longer a zero stripe white belt at the Abmar Barbosa Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy!
23 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Episode 20: Rob, listen to this again in one year.
Thoughts on lockdown, covid, and other things clouding my mind from right mindedness
26 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Episode 19: slow down.
After a lot of digging and reflection I’ve uncovered a problem and maybe a solution. This may be the most important thing I learn in jiu jitsu.
23 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Episode 18: Meet the RPE system!
Ever wondered why you were so strong and fast last week but this week you’re slow and sleepy? Welcome to relativity! Or as powerlifters call if, the Rate of Perceived Exertion. How does this relate to bjj? Listen and learn
33 minutes | Oct 10, 2020
Episode 17: competitive reflection
Maybe the real fight is learning how to record without microphone distortion! This is probably the last time I’ll record while driving. It’s just too fuzzy. Thanks for listening all the same!
33 minutes | Oct 3, 2020
Episode 16: Have a good time all the time
New format, who dis?
21 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Episode 15: New microphones are great if you don’t yell into them
Very proud to announce my participation in Tap Cancer Out Global Grappling Day 2020! I got so excited to talk about it that I topped the volume meter into my new mic for a few minutes. Forgive the audio quality, it doesn’t last the whole episode!
21 minutes | Sep 19, 2020
Episode 14: Baby steps to the pass.
Sometimes I walk away from the mat feeling like nothing more than a difficult arm bar. Other days I feel spry and lively! Today I felt like a particularly jiggly pudding.
21 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Episode 13: Hard time jiu jitsu floor blues
Today was a hard day and that sad, worn lethargy followed me to the mat. But somehow it all turned out ok. Final episode recorded using air pods
16 minutes | Sep 12, 2020
Episode 12: Aggression without anger
Tonight I gave all my energy to giving it my best and now I’m fully exhausted! But what a superb week to pivot off of last week’s garbage. Happy training!
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