I Suck At Jiu Jitsu Show
By Josh McKinney
It is guaranteed that each episode will help you suck just a little less at jiu-jitsu, or your money back.
Josh McKinney is an accomplished adult black belt competitor with a "suck-less" mindset that can help anyone progress
I Suck At Jiu Jitsu ShowFeb 23, 2023
#242 Beating the Competition Adrenaline Dump, Analyzing your own Progression, Josh's Biggest Mistake
In today’s episode Josh tackles the topics of: How to Analyze Your Own Progression, How to Beat The Competition Adrenaline Dump, What to Focus on to Win in 2024, PLUS Josh Breaks down his Biggest Jiu-Jitsu Mistake
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#241 Kenny Florian: BJJ vs Battlebots, Aging like a Martial Artist, and Concepts that Matter
Welcome to the newest episode of the I Suck at Jiu Jitsu show. Today host Josh McKinney sits down with former UFC fighter commentator and the host of BattleBots Kenny Florian to discuss jiu Jitsu concepts, how to age as a martial artist, making peace with retirement, how to train smarter, and a whole lot more.
#240 Josh's JJ Journal: Avoiding things that make jiu-jitsu not fun, Josh’s son is disrespectful, Training with big egos
In the first installment of Josh's Jiu-Jitsu Journal, Josh answers listener mail, talks about the disrespect his newborn son has been throwing at him, and speaks his mind about the thief of most people's Jiu jitsu Joy.
#239 Mark Vives: Perfecting Your Weekly Training Schedule
In this episode of ISAJJ host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) sits down with TAC Team Black Belt, Mark Vives. Mark is one of the most active @ibjjf competitors on the planet and has his weekly routine down to a science. Learn Mark's weekly program modelled after NFL athletes and how YOU can create a weekly training schedule to optimize your training and be the best competitor(and hobbiest) that you can be! Efficient Strength for BJJ in 15 Min
#238 Unlocking Jiu Jitsu Secrets | The Art of Asking Better Questions
In this episode of the "I Suck at Jiu Jitsu" podcast, host Josh McKinney, a black belt in Jiu Jitsu and high-level coach, dives deep into the art of asking better questions to gain a deeper understanding of Jiu Jitsu. Discover how a lack of attention during training can hinder your progress and how mindful questioning can unlock the secrets of this martial art. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: -Why quality questions are your secret weapon in Jiu Jitsu -The common hurdles that prevent us from asking better questions -How to recognize a 'poor' question and turn it into a 'powerful' one -Practical steps to enhance your questioning approach during training -Insights on how top-tier BJJ practitioners leverage questions for their success STAY ENGAGED: Josh will not only share personal anecdotes and expert advice but also respond to listener questions, offering a live demonstration of how to craft questions that cut through the noise and lead to enlightenment.
#237 Steve Kwan: Asking Better Questions to Better Your Understanding | BJJ Mental Models
One of the most valuable skills to be able to learn jiu-jitsu more efficiently is the ability of asking better questions.in this interview host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) gets to sit down with the host of bjj mental models Steve Kwan to dig deeper on how Steve is able to ask some of the best questions in the BJJ Podcasting world.
#236 Finding Consistency After Major Life Changes
In this episode of the I Suck at Jiu Jitsu Show, host Josh McKinney shares invaluable tips on how to get back to consistent BJJ training after major life changes. Whether you’ve just welcomed a new baby, entered a new relationship, moved cities, or changed BJJ schools, this episode is packed with practical advice to help you find your rhythm again on the mats. Dive in as Josh draws from personal experience and years of coaching to guide you through setting realistic goals, building a support network, and staying mentally engaged with BJJ. Don’t let life’s big moments keep you away from the sport you love. Tune in, get inspired, and roll your way back to consistency! Subscribe for more BJJ insights and stories.
#233 Jiu-Jitsu is... Pro-Football | Manage the Clock Like Tom Brady
In part 3 of the Jiu Jitsu is Series Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) breaks down the similarities of Professional football and a BJJ round/match.
learn to use the clock to your advantage and your opponent's demise.
#235 Competition Mindset, Injury Prevention, and Josh's terrible Nutrition
Welcome back to another informative episode of the I Suck at Jiu Jitsu Show with your host, high-level competitor, and coach, Josh McKinney! Today, we dive deep into the realm of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as Josh answers 20 burning questions submitted by YOU, our valued listeners. This episode is packed with invaluable insights and expert advice tailored just for you.
Learn to add wild techniques to your game, how to eat like a champion, how to never stop improving and a whole lot more!
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#234 Jiu-Jitsu is... Cooking
In part 4 of the Jiu Jitsu is Series Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) breaks down the similarities of Jiu-Jitsu and his other favorite hobby that he sucks at... cooking! Learn to understand how to do things by feel in this exciting episode of ISAJJ Get Your New ISAJJ gear
#232 Jiu-Jitsu is... Pro-Wrestling
In the Second Episode of the Jiu-Jitsu is Series. Host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) breaks down his childish love for pro wrestling and how they are light years ahead on branding and entertainment. Learn how understanding the Undertaker and Kane can help you build your own Jiu Jitsu brand! New ISAJJ Gear: https://imposedwill.com/collections/i-suck-at-jiu-jitsu-show
#231 Jiu-Jitsu is... Dragon Ball Z | Nerdiest Episode of ISAJJ Ever
In the first episode of the "Jiu-Jitsu is... Series" Josh shows how big of a DBZ nerd he is..
In this episode we compare the journey of Goku to the Journey of a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner that wants to be the best in the world.
You will learn about growth mindset,testing yourself, team building, and most importantly...
Hear Josh's opinions on achieving Ultra Instinct(and if it even exists)
#230 Jared Weiner(repost) | Old School Violence
Jared is an OG of Competitive Jiu-Jitsu and one of the toughest competitive minds in Jiu-Jitsu.
Chest Over Chest
ISAJJ Gi/No-Gi Preorder
#229 2 of the WORST Beatings I've taken(and how they made me better)
#228 Jeff Shulze(Repost): Imagery Training (The real science of visualization)
In this repost Josh sits down with Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Jeff Shulze.
Jeff gives an incredibly thorough explanation of what imagery training is, how to do it, and WHY to do it.
Enjoy one of the most useful episodes of ISAJJ ever!
Books Discussed: Kabat-Zinn, J., & Hanh, T. N. (2009). Full catastrophe living: Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness. Delta. Mumford, G. (2015). The mindful athlete: Secrets to pure performance. Parallax Press.
#227 Is Technique Dead?
In today’s episode Josh revisits the debate that was once a hot topic on ISAJJ. Concept or Technique? Josh has multiple episodes debating the difference/pros and cons of both conceptual and technical teaching styles but today Josh has a big reveal… At this point in time, Josh is considered to be a completely conceptual teacher. So today Josh will answer the question that so many people are asking… Is technique dead? Chest Over Chest Full Seminar
#226 Nick Sanders(Repost): Black Belt Competitor, School Owner, and Purple Heart Recipient
#224: The 3 Biggest Rules of Bjj Progression
#223 Chris Paines(Repost): Defend Everything, Everywhere, All at Once
Welcome back to the "I Suck at Jiu Jitsu" show! In this reposted gem from 2020, I sit down with my now good friend, Chris Paines( @ChrisPainesBJJ ) the mastermind behind the "How to Defend Everything" concept in BJJ.
Despite living oceans apart (he's in England, I'm in America), Chris and I discover an astonishing convergence of training philosophies and ideas that will blow your mind.
Join us as we dive into his unique lineage, the revolutionary concept that skyrocketed his popularity, and our shared perspectives on jiu-jitsu style warm-ups. Brace yourself for a jaw-dropping conversation that's bound to simplify your approach to jiu-jitsu!
#222 The BroScience of Visualization
In this episode Host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) takes an internal approach in the attempt to dissect the visualization habits and ideas that have ACTUALLY made a difference in his Jiu-Jitsu and Life.
#221 Robert Drysdale: The Legacy of Carlson Gracie Sr. and the Evolution of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Join Josh McKinney, host of the "I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu" podcast, as he interviews BJJ black belt and author Robert Drysdale about his new book, "The Rise and Evolution of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu." Discover how Carlson Gracie Sr. shaped modern BJJ, delve into lessons from BJJ history, and explore insights for today's practitioners. Check out Robert's New Book Get Efficient Strength for BJJ in 15 Minutes
#220 Evolving Together: Bridging the Gap Between Old and New School BJJ
In this thought-provoking episode of the 'I Suck at Jiu Jitsu' podcast, host Josh McKinney dives deep into the age-old debate of Old School vs. New School in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Discover actionable steps to foster collaboration and understanding between the seasoned veterans and the eager newcomers in the BJJ community. Join the conversation and help shape the future of Jiu Jitsu by breaking down the barriers that divide us.
#219 Shawn WIlliams(Repost): Simple Effective Training Method Ideas
In this repost Josh revisits an interview he had with world renowned coach, Shawn Williams.
Josh also provides updates on how some of the training philosophies discussed in this episode have helped him over the last 2 years.
#218 The Best Jiu-jitsu Advice I've ever Received 2.0
Fast forward to last week where he learned that he still has more to master even with this same idea.
Join Josh as he decompresses from a seminar that showed him that there is still so much more to learn.
Efficient BJJ Strength in 15 Minutes: www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/15
#217 Henry Akins: Fix Your Jiu-Jitsu Training Method
Check out Efficient Strength for BJJ: www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/15
Check out Henry's Concepts: www.hiddenjiujitsu.com/
#216 Random Ranting | Literally that's it
#215 The Art of Controlled Force | Using Physical Attributes Wisely in BJJ
Join Josh as he provides actionable insights on maximizing your strengths, optimizing cardio, and cultivating efficient strength to augment your Jiu Jitsu performance. Find the delicate balance between technique and physicality, and gain a fresh perspective on how to truly excel on the mat.
Whether you're a beginner looking to understand the fundamentals or a seasoned practitioner aiming to refine your approach, this episode offers invaluable guidance on achieving a harmonious synergy between physical attributes and skillful technique in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Efficient BJJ Strength in 15 Minutes
#214 Steve McKinney: The 15-Minute BJJ Strength Boost | Building Habits for a Lifetime
In this captivating interview, Steve unveils his revolutionary 15-minute-a-week HIT workout program designed specifically for BJJ practitioners. Discover how this innovative approach not only yields incredible results but also prioritizes joint protection, ensuring that your training journey is both effective and sustainable.
Tune in to gain valuable insights from a true BJJ veteran and fitness expert, as Josh and Steve discuss the intersection of mental resilience, physical strength, and the unique demands of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just starting out on your BJJ path, this episode will equip you with the tools you need to elevate your game.
Efficient BJJ Strength is 15 Minutes
#213 White Belt Wisdom | Mindset Tweaks for White Belts to Fix Right Away
Welcome to another enlightening episode of the "I Suck at Jiu Jitsu" show hosted by Josh McKinney! In this special episode tailored for white belts, Josh dives deep into the art of building the right habits that lay the foundation for a successful Jiu Jitsu journey.🥋 Join Josh as he takes you through the essential habits every white belt should embrace, including being attentive, consistent, and open to learning from losses. Discover how to overcome challenges unique to white belts, such as managing ego, dealing with frustration, and navigating the overwhelm of information.🚀 Get ready for actionable tips that empower white belts to set achievable goals, journal their progress, and seek guidance to accelerate their growth on the mats. Plus, Josh shares personal stories from his own white belt journey and answers listeners' burning questions on building habits and conquering challenges.🎙️ Stick around for the conclusion, where Josh summarizes the episode's key takeaways and encourages white belts to embrace the journey with dedication and continuous improvement.Tune in now to enhance your Jiu Jitsu mindset and become the best white belt version of yourself!
#212 Champions Stay Present | Mindset Strategies for Competition Day
Ready to unlock the mindset of a champion in BJJ competitions?
Join host Josh McKinney in this solo episode of the I Suck at Jiu Jitsu show as he reveals powerful strategies to conquer competition anxiety and perform at your best.
From breathwork techniques to maintain focus, effective warm-ups, and the impact of the right warm-up partner, to embracing the unknown and navigating waiting periods, this episode is packed with invaluable insights.
Don't miss out on mental focus techniques, visualization exercises, and the art of mental conditioning to develop resilience and confidence. Tune in now and elevate your competitive edge!
🥋 Topics Covered: Imposter Syndrome, Mental Toughness, Championship Mindset, Competition Preparation, Breathwork, Warm-Up Routine, Visualization, Adapting to Uncertainty, Training Strategies, Mental Conditioning.
#211 Miles Lukas: Kill Competition Anxiety, Become a Cardio Machine, Recover Like Wim Hof
Today, Host, Josh McKinney sits down with BJJ black belt and Wim Hof Breath Work Instructor, Miles Lukas
Returning after two years since his last appearance on Episode 70, Miles simplifies breath work for Jiu Jitsu and shares its incredible uses and practices. Learn how to overcome competition anxiety and optimize your training mindset.
The discussion also delves into the benefits and techniques of ice baths, and Miles shares some amazing hacks to do ice baths SUPER CHEAP!
Don't miss this opportunity to supercharge your Jiu Jitsu journey.
🔗 Miles Lukas' website- Book him for seminars and unlock your full potential!
#210: Predict Your BJJ Future (Simple Method Inside)
Want to know where your Jiu-Jitsu journey is heading? Tune in as Josh McKinney, the host of "I Suck at Jiu Jitsu" show, reveals the secrets to predicting your own future on the mats! In this solo episode, Josh dives deep into the power of habits and self-awareness, showing you how to shape your Jiu-Jitsu destiny. Discover the three main predictors that will steer you towards success: Daily routine, past experiences, and surrounding yourself with the right people. Don't miss this eye-opening episode, and take control of your Jiu-Jitsu future today! Hit that subscribe button and let's roll towards greatness!
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#209 Random Show | Josh Struggles with Question on Over-Training
Welcome to "Random Show," a solo episode of the "I Suck at Jiu Jitsu" podcast with Josh McKinney! In this episode, Josh tackles four listener mail questions that cover common challenges faced by beginners in the world of jiu-jitsu. Join him as he shares valuable insights and practical advice on staying motivated during the initial stages, prioritizing techniques, effective drilling exercises, and finding the right balance between training frequency and recovery. Don't miss this informative and engaging episode!
#208 The 10 Commandments of Jiu-Jitsu Competition
Join host Josh McKinney (@thejoshmckinney) in this captivating episode of "I Suck at Jiu Jitsu" as he unveils the Ten Commandments of BJJ Competition, bestowed upon us by the ancient wisdom of the mats. Discover the secrets to success in the realm of Jiu Jitsu tournaments, from embracing the art of patience to seizing every opportunity. Prepare to be inspired, motivated, and enlightened on your quest for mastery. Don't miss out on this enlightening discussion that will transform your approach to BJJ competition forever!
#207 Ryron Gracie: The Power of Presence (Repost)
In this captivating episode of "The I Suck at Jiu Jitsu Show," host Josh McKinney sits down with the legendary Ryron Gracie, co-creator of the renowned Gracie University. Recorded during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ryron shares timeless insights on the importance of being present and how it can positively impact your life both on and off the mats. Prepare to be inspired as Ryron's wisdom transcends Jiu-jitsu, offering guidance and perspective that remains relevant today. Tune in now and immerse yourself in the transformative power of presence.
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#206 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Grapplers | 7 Habits Unleashed
Join Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney), host of the I Suck at Jiu Jitsu Show, in this insightful solo episode the "7 Habits of Highly Effective Grapplers."
Drawing inspiration from Stephen Covey's renowned book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," Josh breaks down each habit and seamlessly applies them to the world of Jiu-Jitsu. Discover how incorporating these habits can elevate your grappling skills, mindset, and overall performance on(and maybe even off) the mats. Tune in to gain valuable insights and practical tips to enhance your BJJ journey. Free Copy of The 3 Lenses 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
#205 Kenny Florian(repost) | Josh's Favorite Interview
This episode is a must-listen, as it showcases hidden gems and sets the stage for a lot of the show's current discussions. Don't miss out on this fan-favorite episode!
#204 Josh Answers 20 MORE Questions | Feels a bit redundant but we will go with it
Welcome to the second part of our 2 part listener mail extravaganza, where host Josh McKinney (@thejoshmckinney) dives into the remaining 20 listener questions about BJJ, his experiences, and his life. In this episode (#204 Josh Answers 20 Questions), Josh shares his go-to strategy for taking on larger opponents, reveals the craziest and funniest moments from Jiu-Jitsu classes, and discusses the unexpected ways Jiu-Jitsu has positively impacted his life beyond the gym. Get ready for laughter, insightful advice, and entertaining stories from the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!
The 3 Lenses Free Ebook: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
#203 Nick Sanders and Dan Shucart: War, Camaraderie, and Leadership
Join us as we dive into intense and gripping conversations with combat veterans and BJJ practitioners, Nick Sanders and Dan Shucart. Please note that this episode contains explicit content, as Nick and Dan share graphic war stories and use the F word like it's going out of style. We explore their experiences with life or death situations, the challenges of transitioning out of the army, and how Jiu Jitsu provided them with a path through camaraderie and shared struggle. Additionally, don't miss out on hilarious weight cutting stories that bend the rules. Join us for an insightful and captivating discussion!
Star Spangled Spider Guard (HALF OFF): https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/offers/g246NSNd?coupon_code=NEWSTUDIO
The 3 Lenses ebook (FREE): https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
#202 Josh Answers 20 Questions
#201: Can You Master A Position in ONE day? Finding a focus and sticking to it
Join host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he breaks down application of training method in a fun thought experiment In today's unedited episode, Josh discusses how you could use the training methods from the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu show to master a position or idea in a single day. Tune in to gain a unique perspective on training method Don't miss these captivating interview episodes featuring some of the biggest names in the Jiu-Jitsu community:
Kenny Florian: An enlightening conversation with the legendary UFC fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt: https://youtu.be/uyKRHX2lr4I
Mark Vives: A deep dive into the mindset and training schedule of the renowned Jiu-Jitsu coach and competitor: https://youtu.be/NA_T4rnLz4U
Chris Paines: Gain insights from the journey of this inspiring Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and instructor: https://youtu.be/xRqJw3RSuj8
Ryron Gracie: A fascinating discussion with the iconic member of the Gracie family, exploring the essence of Jiu-Jitsu, its transformative power, and the importance of being present: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk_xMhzTkc4 The 3 Lenses Free Ebook: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3 🔗 Subscribe to ISAJJ for more captivating conversations: https://youtube.com/@JoshMcKinney
#200: 1270 Days Later, Does Josh McKinney still Suck at Jiu-Jitsu?
Join host Josh McKinney, as he takes a solo journey through the last 1270 days of running the show. Reflecting on his personal growth, challenges, and triumphs on the mat, Josh dares to answer the burning question: After all this time, does black belt Josh McKinney still suck at Jiu-Jitsu?
In this introspective, uneditted, and candid episode, Josh dives deep into his experiences, sharing valuable insights gained from the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Tune in to gain a unique perspective on the ups and downs of a dedicated practitioner, and discover how passion, persistence, and a touch of self-deprecating humor have shaped his journey.
Don't miss these captivating interview episodes featuring some of the biggest names in the Jiu-Jitsu community:
- Kenny Florian: An enlightening conversation with the legendary UFC fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt: https://youtu.be/uyKRHX2lr4I
- Mark Vives: A deep dive into the mindset and training schedule of the renowned Jiu-Jitsu coach and competitor: https://youtu.be/NA_T4rnLz4U
- Eric Huebner: Discover the secrets to developing a strong mental game on and off the mats with this esteemed Jiu-Jitsu instructor: https://youtu.be/z6yB1NCH67E AND https://youtu.be/RKkooX2utWI
- Chris Paines: Gain insights from the journey of this inspiring Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and instructor: https://youtu.be/xRqJw3RSuj8
- Ryron Gracie: A fascinating discussion with the iconic member of the Gracie family, exploring the essence of Jiu-Jitsu, its transformative power, and the importance of being present: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk_xMhzTkc4
The 3 Lenses Free Ebook: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
Whether you're a seasoned practitioner, a curious observer, or simply enjoy inspiring stories of personal growth, this landmark episode of ISAJJ is a must-listen. Join Josh McKinney as he reflects on his Jiu-Jitsu journey and celebrates 1270 days of learning, progress, and the occasional grappling mishap. Hit that play button now!
🔗 Subscribe to ISAJJ for more captivating conversations: https://youtube.com/@JoshMcKinney
#199 Josh's Epic Guide to ISAJJ's Finest Moments
Welcome to episode 199 of the "I Suck at Jiu Jitsu" show! In this unedited and solo episode, your host Josh McKinney takes a trip down memory lane as he reflects on the first 198 episodes of ISAJJ.
See the progression of the podcast as it starts with the idea of innovating on training method. Fast forward to 3 years later when ISAJJ becomes the first place that the words "Designated Winner" are ever uttered.
Join Josh as he breaks down his personal favorite episodes, sharing insights, highlights, and memorable moments from the show's incredible journey. If you're a new listener or looking to rekindle your love for the podcast, Josh also recommends 20 must-listen episodes that are guaranteed to enhance your Jiu Jitsu experience.
Get ready for an entertaining and informative episode that celebrates the passion and growth of ISAJJ!
#198 The Future of Training Method | HUGE DW Breakthrough! | Part 2 of 2
Welcome to the ISAJJ Show with Host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney).
In this episode we continue our exploration of Jiu Jitsu training methods. Building upon the rich history covered in the previous episode, we delve into the future of training methods. Join us as we discuss the four innovative methods that are poised to revolutionize Jiu Jitsu training.
Today we introduce new findings on the groundbreaking Designated Winner training method. Discover how this method has traditionally been used for skill development and witness the huge breakthrough that has led to rapid improvement.
Josh will guide you through the process of creating your own Designated Winner drills. Learn how to identify weaknesses in your Jiu Jitsu game and design effective drills to address them.
In the conclusion, we recap the key points discussed in the episode, emphasizing the importance of implementing training methods for faster progress. We encourage you to experiment with the Designated Winner method and share your results with us.
Don't miss this episode packed with valuable insights and techniques to enhance your Jiu Jitsu journey!
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#197 Jake Watson: The Commentator's Perspective
In this episode of the I Suck at Jiu Jitsu Show, host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) sits down with the talented BJJ black belt and renowned commentator, Jake Watson. Join us as we delve into Jake's remarkable journey in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a young black belt competitor, his experiences behind the commentator's desk, and his upcoming venture into fatherhood.
As one of the most active voices on the BJJ scene, Jake Watson shares valuable insights and stories from his time competing and commentating, offering a unique perspective on the sport. We discuss the challenges he faced, the lessons he learned, and the mindset required to excel at such a high level.
Don't miss this engaging conversation that explores the life of the always entertaining Jake Watson (@jakewatsonmedia)
Mastering The Duck Guard: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/quack
#196 The History of Training Method and Why the Heck That Matters
Welcome to a brand new episode of the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu with your host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney)!
In this captivating solo episode, Josh takes us on a journey through the fascinating history of jiu-jitsu training methods. As a seasoned practitioner with 15 years of experience, he shares his personal insights into what training looked like when he first started BJJ.
Join Josh as he explores the evolution of training methods in this insightful two-part series. Part 1 focuses on the past, revealing the origins and development of training methods, while Part 2 delves into the exciting future of training methods in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Don't miss out on this enlightening episode!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKkooX2utWI Eric Huebner Episode
https://www.facebook.com/events/618359913687610/ Eric Huebner Seminar
#195 Austin Oranday: Black Belt Competitor, High-Level Coach, and IBJJF Referee
Join us as we uncover Austin's inspiring journey that started in the world of Juvenile Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, from his early introduction to the sport to becoming one of the best competitors in the world.
Discover how Austin and his brother manage the Oranday Bros BJJ schools, while also excelling as competitors, and referees. We delve into Austin's experiences as an IBJJF referee, gaining insights into the intricacies of officiating high-level matches.
Don't miss out on this episode filled with valuable lessons, hilarious stories, and Austin's philosophy on the art of Jiu Jitsu.
Make sure to visit Simplifying Jiu Jitsu (simplifyingjiujitsu.com) for an exclusive 50% off sale with promo code "new studio" to enhance your training experience.
Subscribe and tune in now to gain inspiration and elevate your BJJ journey!
#194 Rob Handshy: From Double Hip Replacement to Black Belt | How "Bionic" Rob Beat the Odds
In this episode of the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu show, host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) sits down with Rob Handshy(@bionic_bjj) a HeadnodHQ black belt who underwent double hip replacement surgery while he was still a brown belt.
They discuss Rob's journey of recovering from the surgery, getting back on the mats, and achieving his black belt within a year of surgery. They also talk about the challenges of transitioning to a new school and how to overcome them.
This is one of the most powerful stories of perseverance ever told on the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu Show
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#193 Justin Kichler: From Punk Teen Competitors to Disrespectful Black Belts | A Journey in BJJ
Join host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) and his long-time training partner and friend, Justin Kichler(@darcewing_duck), as they take a trip down memory lane and share stories from their teenage years of training and competing in BJJ all over the midwest in the early 2010s.
From traveling the country to compete to trash talking kids' moms on Modern Warfare 2, this episode is filled with laughs and lessons. They also discuss how recommitting to BJJ, and how it can positively impact your life.
This episode is guaranteed to make you laugh(or get offended), or your money back!
PLUS: Josh and Justin discuss the importance of strength and conditioning
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#192 From Zero to Hero | How I Beat a Former World Champ (he didn't take it well)
Welcome to another hilarious episode of "I Suck at Jiu Jitsu Show" hosted by Josh Mckinney(@thejoshmckinney), pretty much the most controversial man in BJJ! In this episode, Josh spills the beans on how he beat a former (no gi) world champion at the Nashville Open.
The former world champ then tried to start a fight with Josh(seriously, we can't make this crap up)
But, instead of resorting to violence, Josh and his friends defuse the situation with kindness and a prayer huddle... okay, that last part isn't totally true. Tune in to find out how Josh and the rest of the misfits handled this sticky situation.
In addition to this crazy story, Josh also answers some Q&A's. He shares his experiences with racism at a restaurant, talks about changes he's made to his training this year, and even throws around the idea of trying every drug ever and training! Disclaimer: We do not recommend trying this at home, kids. there is a lot of sarcasm in this description and this episode.
Nashville Open Middleweight Adult Finals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar_gHLI6Xeo&list=RDCMUCuEclQFX1C12JpywNDNMHIg&index=1
But wait, there's even more! The popular Youtube Channel "Ursinho BJJ" dropped a match breakdown on the same day(drops 8:30 am Central Time) this episode aired: https://youtu.be/LV_KxoXARU0
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Don't miss out on this entertaining and informative episode of "I Suck at Jiu Jitsu Show." Hit that subscribe button, like, and share with your friends.
Josh's Interview on ROL Radio: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2hQE4aV6yJCBaXVSoJEb38?si=dsN_PMdcTP-0Jyu8gLRkSg
Kyle's Interview on ROL Radio: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2tukFdOWhsKe07Y8bze19I?si=it58Ysb2TZ28CHKb2F_Etg