In this episode I visit 2nd Gear Jiu Jitsu and sit down with head instructor, black belt Ken Brown. We discuss his vision for the academy and his approach to training / learning the art. We close with a few keys for those preparing for the upcoming the IBJJF DC Open. You don’t want to miss this information.
In this episode we recap some the events from the 2017 IBJJF Worlds and what our impression of the event was as spectators / participants. We discuss our opinion on the impact the 2017 Worlds will have on the future of Jiu Jitsu competition overall and the IBJJF competition scene in particular.
In this episode we discuss the upcoming Roll-a-Thon to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I sit down with the organizers of the event Mark Pare and Becca Niburg to discuss the specifics of the event -date, time, location- as well as other resources and events that can support this effort for suicide prevention / aware.
In this episode I travel to Abmar Barbosa’s academy in Vienna, Virginia for a Women’s Only Competition Sparring Session. I was fortunate to sit down with multiple participants to discuss the art of Jiu Jitsu from the woman’s perspective. We talk competition, reasons to start training, and the ways and reasons why female can still excel in a male dominated sport.
In this episode I discuss my visit to 2nd Gear Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Laurel MD. (I loved it) I talk about my impressions of the gym while comparing typical “globo” American academies to academies outside of the U.S. Finally, I discuss my “eye” as a photographer and some of the things you should focus on when filming or photographing training.
In this episode I bring back Lanky Fight gear sponsored athlete Alex Coleman fresh off of her 2017 Pan Am gold medal run. We talk about the 2017 IBJJF Pan Ams, competition prep / training, and the mental aspect of “strategic” Jiu Jitsu at the international level. Lets jump right in!
Its IBJJF Pans Week! We talk the role of each individual member of the team and how important they are to the success of the academy whether they are a top level competitor or “hobbyist” We also discuss etiquette when visiting other academies for drop in training or open mat.