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BJJ Fanatics Podcast
BJJ Fanatics Podcast
Spreading the art of Jiu Jitsu with the world
Sep 11, 2020
Episode 39 – What Matheus Gonzaga Has Learned From World Champions and What It’s Like Being John Danaher’s Uke
We talk to Matheus Gonzaga about his time training with Rodolfo Vieira, coaching at Bernardo Faria's school, training at Atos, having more BJJ fighters in his family, and what it is really like being an uke for Professor John Danaher.
Aug 5, 2020
Episode 38 – The Geometry of BJJ & Training In Brazil With The Best In The World with Jason Hunt
We talk to Jason Hunt about his time learning in Brazil, his start in Judo, how he thinks of guard passing in a geometrical way, how he started his own academy with Kenny Florian, why he prefers teaching concepts to moves, what it was like learning BJJ in the 1990's, training and working with Romulo Barral, Gabriel Arges, Edwin Najmi, and more!
Jul 22, 2020
Episode 37 – Understanding Connected Reaction With Paul Schreiner
We sat down with Paul Schreiner to talk about his start in BJJ, his time at the Marcelo Garcia Academy, his upcoming series on BJJ Fanatics, what connected reaction means, and how to best learn grappling concepts and techniques.
Jul 15, 2020
Episode 36 – Active Learning and Double Sleeve Open Guard with Jon Thomas
We sat down with Jon Thomas to talk about developing a double sleeve open guard game, what double sleeve is, his modalities of training, how he develops and learns, differences in training in Sweden, his start in BJJ, how he thinks new students can learn, and more!
Jul 8, 2020
Episode 35 – Learning Butterfly Guard From Marcelo & Developing His Own Way with Jon Satava
We sat down with Jon Satava to talk about developing a butterfly and x guard game under Marcelo Garcia, his start in BJJ, the varied teaching styles at Marcelo's Academy, learning tactics alongside technique, his skating hobby, how he thinks you should learn from instructionals, how Bernardo Faria used to train and prepare, and more.
Jul 1, 2020
Episode 34 – Learning And Teaching With Video and Sharing Positivity In BJJ with Alec Baulding
Today we get to talk to Alec Baulding, ADCC Trials Champion, Alliance black belt, and instructor and we discuss his BJJ Youtube channel, taking ownership of your jiu-jitsu, learning as a black belt, how he uses video to learn and improve, how he had to start learning technique as a brown belt, and more. Find … Continue reading Episode 34 – Learning And Teaching With Video and Sharing Positivity In BJJ with Alec Baulding →
Jun 24, 2020
Episode 33 – Learning Open Guard and Retention with Lucas Valente
We talk to open guard specialist and elite competitor Lucas Valente about how he built one of the best open guards in BJJ, how to mix open guard with guard recovery, having a diverse guard, who was his most difficult training recently, and more.
Jun 17, 2020
Episode 32 – How Studying With BJJ Fanatics Helped John Combs Get To The Next Level
We talk to black belt guillotine specialist and ADCC veteran John Combs to talk about how he studies videos from BJJ Fanatics (including how he studied leading up to his ADCC Trials championship), his background in both wrestling AND physical education that helps him in grappling, having the second-most EVER black belt guillotine wins, and more.
Jun 10, 2020
Episode 31 – Using Mental Training For BJJ Success & Learning Open Guard Secrets with Johnny Tama
BJJ Fanatics sat down with black belt no-gi world champion & BJJ Fanatic Johnny Tama to talk about how he developed an elite open guard, how he won a world title coming from Ecuador, how he changed his mental training for better results on the mat, his thoughts on modern no-gi tournaments, and more.
Jun 4, 2020
Episode 30 – Becoming a BJJ Fanatic with Giancarlo Bodoni
BJJ Fanatics sat down with brown belt no-gi world champion & BJJ Fanatic Giancarlo Bodoni to talk about his teaching and learning style, how he won a world title a few months after injury, what it is like training with Bernardo, his start in BJJ, and more.