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Episode 468: Eli Knight

Eli Knight joins the show to talk about self defense application of Jiu-Jitsu, dealing with armed attackers and utilizing strikes on the ground. He also discusses safe disengagement tips as well as the importance of stress inoculation in your training!

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Episode 467: Lachlan Giles

In this episode we are joined by Lachlan Giles! He talks about skill development, guard retention and how to avoid imbalances in your Jiu-Jitsu. He also talks about being a new dad and offers advice to students coming back from a long break.

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Episode 466: Tomer Alroy

Tomer Alroy joins the show to talk about competition and training mindset, overcoming the fear of fatigue and building a match strategy. He also gives great technical insight on guard passing and gives advice to students returning from time off the mats!

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Episode 465: Demian Maia

Demian Maia joins the show as the first guest of the NEW BJJ Fanatics Podcast! He talks about his new academy, the history of Jiu-Jitsu and gives some great technical advise on developing back control.

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Episode 463: Andrew Wiltse

Andrew Wiltse joins the show to talk about his “explosive” childhood, why he’s very selective of techniques he uses, his thoughts on ego and why you don’t need to be on a big team to succeed. He also candidly shares his thought process on improving skills. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 462: Brandon Mccaghren returns!

B-mac is back! Topics include getting through Covid restrictions, Combat Jiu-Jitsu, keeping the journey in perspective, working with injuries and coming back after a break. He also talks about his exciting new PGF event and the art side of martial arts. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 461: Kent Peters returns!

Kent Peters returns to talk about zombie apocalypse scenarios, horseback riding disasters, leg locking bigger people, his hatred for quarantine cooking videos and how Covid ruined Disneyland. He also talks about the IBJJF allowing heel hooks and more! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 460: Matt Heafy

Matt Heafy, Trivium

The frontman and guitarist of the metal band Trivium, BJJ brown belt Matt Heafy sits down to discuss how he’s overcome being a “slow learner”, making progress while balancing work and the value of failures. He also shares his love for leg locks! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 459: Kurt Osiander

Kurt is back and in typical fashion, the normal order of the show goes right off the rails… Topics discussed include gross things that dogs do, Mars rovers, intergalactic viruses, aliens, post-apocalyptic lifestyles and classic PC and arcade games. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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