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BJJ, Budo Jake, budo jake podcast, catch wrestling, Erik Paulson -

In this episode, join me on a wild conversation with Erik Paulson covering a whole slew of topics such as:  Early days of MMA in Japan Fighting vs coaching Risk vs reward in an MMA career Erik’s most memorable moment in his martial arts career Why not to have sex before a fight Erik’s spiritual side Erik reading Jake’s aura Erik’s serious neck injury from getting sprawled on Learning a more effective and faster choke than the RNC Teaching cops how to fight Multiple Races of Aliens 100% exist Why is congress talking about UFOs so much now? Are aliens...

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BJJ, Bruno Paulista, budo jake podcast, Mamute -

New for 2021!  The new Budo Jake Podcast gives me an opportunity to have a casual conversations with leaders in the martial arts world. In this episodes I chat with Bruno Paulista, better known as "Mamute". Besides being a world champion, the compelling part of his story is how he overcame a devastating injury in a car crash in Brazil. From having to learn how to talk and walk again, he persevered and is fought to recover most of what he lost in terms of physical and mental endurance. During our chat I thought how great it was that he had Jiu-jitsu in...

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BJJ, Malachy Friedman -

Being on your opponent's back is well regarded as one of the best positions to be in BJJ or MMA. Being on the back, it's very difficult for your opponent defend from the inevitable rear naked choke, or other choke variation. There are of course, many things that can go wrong in the process of getting to the back. One common situations is when, after securing one hook, your opponent actively prevents you from getting the second hook in. What's a guy to do? There are many options from this position, but today let's take a look at an option...

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BJJ, caio terra, eddie bravo, mendes bros -

A Quest to Define the BJJ Fundamentals (Originally appeared in Jiu-Jitsu Style Magazine)   Advice that is often heard in jiu jitsu schools around the globe is to “Focus on the fundamentals”. It is hard to find fault with this advice and most students nod their heads in agreement with this seemingly wise wisdom. The problem is… what are the fundamentals? I’ve traveled to countless BJJ schools across 4 continents and I have found that while there are many similarities to the way techniques are performed, there are also many subtle differences. Additionally, I found that some schools focused more...

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BJJ, Self Defense -

Longtime martial arts practitioner and instructor Bjorn Friedrich, recently released a new instructional video on effective street self defense titled Control the Chaos and we recently caught up with him to get some of his thoughts. So here are Bjorn's thoughts on self defense philosophy and myths: My Philosophy of Self Defense My philosophy of self defense goes far beyond fighting techniques. I would say fighting should be the last resort and should be avoided at all costs because the risk is far too high and usually no good things come from fighting in the street. My philosophy is based...

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