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 ShowMar 18, 2020
#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.
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#217 Henry Akins: Fix Your Jiu-Jitsu Training Method
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#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.
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#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.
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#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.
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#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!
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#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!
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#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!
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#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.
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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
#191 Andrew "Mop" Ebers: Cancellations and Camera Crews
In this episode, Josh sits down with Andrew "Mop" Ebers to discuss his recent experience with his cancellation, his YouTube channel, and the importance of content creation in BJJ and MMA.
Mop is a well-known figure in the BJJ community, with a popular YouTube channel that features instructional videos, competition footage, and other BJJ-related content. However, Mop recently found himself the target of cancel culture, which led to the removal of some of his content from YouTube and other platforms.
Despite this setback, Mop continues to create valuable content for the BJJ community, and in this interview, he shares his thoughts on the importance of content creation for both personal and professional growth in BJJ and MMA.
Josh and Mop also discuss their recent experience competing side by side at the STL Invitational, a prestigious BJJ event. They share their thoughts on the event, their preparation leading up to it, and what it was like to compete in front of a live audience.
Don't miss this insightful conversation between two prominent members of the STL BJJ community. And be sure to check out Mop's most recent YouTube video at https://youtu.be/poBnCWVzrZo, as well as the website simplfyingjiujitsu.com, where you can use the promo code "newstudio" to get 50% off for the month of May. Thanks for watching!
#190 Blitzing! (Updated and Reposted)
In this Reposted and Updated episode of the ISAJJ show, we dive into the secret strategy that can help a BLUE BELT beat a BLACK BELT in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
That's right, we're talking about BLITZING!
If you missed the original episode or just want to sharpen your skills, this is the perfect opportunity to learn how to master the blitz in BJJ.
We've also added 20 minutes of new content to make this episode even better than before.
Don't miss out on this chance to simplify your jiu-jitsu game and take your skills to the next level! And as always, don't forget to follow the show on Instagram at @isuckatjiujitsushow and follow Josh at @thejoshmckinney for more tips and tricks!
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#189 The Mental Battle of BJJ Tournaments: Kyle, Junior, and Josh Get Real (a little too real)
Welcome to the most offensive episode of ISAJJ yet!
In this episode, host Josh McKinney (@thejoshmckinney) sits down with Kyle Watson (@watson_martial_arts) and Junior Silva (@jr_jb_silva) for an entertaining, crazy, and insightful conversation about all things jiu-jitsu. They discuss their experiences running their own gyms in the same area while being affiliated with the same organization, share some of their favorite competition stories and tips, and of course, talk some good-natured trash about each other's gyms(special apology to anyone who trains at Watson Martial Arts)
But that's not all -- in this episode, you'll also learn about Kyle's pet pig and how he manages to balance being a gym owner and a pig dad AND whether or not Josh and Junior can eat this pig. Plus, the trio delves into the mental and emotional aspects of competing in jiu-jitsu and shares their tips for staying focused and motivated.
You will also learn about Kyle's latest instructional's ..
Mastering the Knee Weeve: https://bjjfanatics.com/products/mastering-the-knee-weave-system-by-kyle-watson
STD's for BJJ: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/takedowns (use promo code NEWSTUDIO)
Be on the lookout for Kyle's new course "mastering the inverted cow nipple"
Don't miss this hilarious and informative conversation with three of the most prominent voices in the jiu-jitsu community. Be sure to follow Josh (@thejoshmckinney), Kyle (@watson_martial_arts), and Junior (@jr_jb_silva) on Instagram for more insights, updates, and gym banter.
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#188 The Secret to Endless Progression | Overcoming Plateaus in Jiu Jitsu
In this episode of I Suck At Jiu Jitsu, host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) discusses how to overcome plateaus in(or related to) Jiu Jitsu and keep improving your game.
Plateaus can be frustrating and demotivating, but with the right mindset and strategies, you can continue to progress and reach new levels.
Josh emphasizes the importance of consistency in Jiu Jitsu training and offers several strategies for overcoming plateaus, such as breaking down End Goals into smaller parts and cross-training in other martial arts or sports.
Whether you're a white belt or a black belt, this episode offers valuable insights for anyone looking to improve their Jiu Jitsu skills.
Tune in now to learn how to keep pushing past plateaus and take your game to the next level!
Episode about the “End Goal Method” https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/a2Po9IUj8yb
Knee Cut Roadmap: https://bjjfanatics.com/products/the-knee-cut-roadmap-by-josh-mckinney
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#187 Adam Meredith: Imposed Will, Brand Building Tips, and How to Get Further Together
Welcome to the latest episode of the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu Show! In this installment, host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) interviews BJJ black belt Adam Meredith, owner of Imposed Will, a St. Louis-based BJJ brand that has been making waves in the community.
During their conversation, Josh and Adam talk about their respective brands, where they hope to take them in the future, and the exciting collaboration they have been working on - two custom limited edition no gi sets (rash guard and shorts) that you won't want to miss!
As an athlete sponsored by Imposed Will, Josh also talks about how great it has been to partner with them and the benefits of having such a supportive and like-minded sponsor.
To top it off, Josh also mentions his free ebook for simplifying Jiu-Jitsu, which you can check out at simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3. And don't forget to head over to imposedwill.com to grab one of the limited edition no gi sets before they're gone!
#186: Josh tells ALL | Random Show | Josh Comments on Rener Controversy
Welcome to a VERY random episode of the "I Suck at Jiu Jitsu" show, hosted by Josh McKinney (@thejoshmckinney)!
In this episode, we explore a variety of interesting topics in the jiu-jitsu community, including the recent controversy surrounding Rener Gracie.
But that's not all - we also have two HUGE announcements to share with you, so make sure to tune in for all the exciting details. In addition to these updates, we dive into the topic of shrimping up and down the mat, and why it may not be as effective as some believe.
As always, we bring our unique perspective to these discussions and also introduce some new ideas related to the concept of Designated Winner. #DW4LYFE
If you haven't already, be sure to subscribe to the channel for more insightful discussions on the art of jiu-jitsu.
The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
Mission 111: https://www.mission111.org/
Interview with Jen McKinney: https://youtu.be/DtR0kNFP1uk
185 Kyle Watson: Lessons of a Life Long Learner (Repost)
Welcome to another episode of ISAJJ, where we delve deep into the minds of some of the most experienced and knowledgeable practitioners in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
In this repost of Episode 7, host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) sits down with his coach Kyle Watson(@,watson_martial_arts) a lifelong learner of the art, to discuss his approach to learning and how he has grown as a practitioner over the years.
In "Kyle Watson | Lessons of a Life Long Learner," we explore Kyle's journey in Jiu-Jitsu, including his early struggles and how he overcame them to eventually fight on TUF and in the UFC, his philosophy on training and self-improvement, and the lessons he has learned from some of the top instructors in the game including GSP and John Danaher.
Throughout the episode, Kyle shares valuable insights and advice for anyone looking to improve their Jiu-Jitsu game, including the importance of finding a good mentor, staying humble, and always striving to learn and grow.
And as a special bonus, viewers can sign up for a free copy of Josh's ebook, "3 Lenses: A Simplified Approach to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu," by visiting the link: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
So whether you're a seasoned practitioner or just starting out, "Kyle Watson | Lessons of a Life Long Learner" is a must-watch episode that is sure to inspire and educate. Tune in now and discover the secrets to Kyle's success on the mats!
#184 The Ultimate Guide to Coaching BJJ (Part 2)
In This Episode (Part 2 of 2) Host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) shares some of his favorite Jiu-Jitsu conversations, including positive talk between a coach and student, stealing an idea from Lucas Leite, and discussing Jiu-Jitsu with Chris Paines. Then In the FAQ for Jiu-Jitsu coaches, Josh answers questions like, What is the most important thing your coach has ever taught you? How could a coach introduce new training methods to students? What is your favorite way to teach a Jiu Jitsu class? How do you handle bad students? and A LOT MORE! Episodes Discussed: Designated Winner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMiPLWD2C3g I was Wrong about BJJ Schedule: https://youtu.be/9Ivvvs3mnuU Habits Episode: https://youtu.be/TEaSjaz_mwc The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
#183 Chris Paines Returns! | "Do as I do Now"
ISAJJ Interviews are back baby!
Welcome to episode 183 of the "I Suck at Jiu Jitsu Show"! In this episode, host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) interviews BJJ coach Chris Paines, also known as @chrisvillainbjj on Instagram.
Together, they delve into the topic of what it means to be a BJJ coach and how to become a better one. Chris shares his insights and experiences from coaching and training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Josh adds his own perspectives as a practitioner and podcast host.
As a bonus, listeners can download a free ebook called "3 Lenses" at https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3. This ebook offers valuable lessons and techniques to simplify your BJJ training and improve your performance on the mat.If you're a BJJ coach, or aspire to become one, this episode is a must-listen.
Don't forget to follow Chris Paines (@chrisvillainbjj) and Josh McKinney (@thejoshmckinney) on Instagram for more great content. Enjoy the show!
#182 The Ultimate Guide to Coaching BJJ (Part 1)
In This Episode (Part 1 of 2) Host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) breaks down the role of a BJJ coach, which includes being an instructor, motivator, and mentor.
We also discuss how to become better coaches, by learning something new every day, finding inspiration, and understanding the difference between a growth and fixed mindset.
Your students will do what you do, and bad habits get passed down just as quickly as good ones. We highlight the importance of building an environment that you and your students love by introducing Jiu-Jitsu conversations that change a gym's learning environment.
In Part 2 Josh shares some of his favorite Jiu-Jitsu conversations, including positive talk between a coach and student, stealing an idea from Lucas Leite, and discussing Jiu-Jitsu with Chris Paines.
Then In the FAQ for Jiu-Jitsu coaches, Josh answers questions like, What is the most important thing your coach has ever taught you? How could a coach introduce new training methods to students? What is your favorite way to teach a Jiu Jitsu class? How do you handle bad students? and A LOT MORE!
Designated Winner: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMiPLWD2C3g
I was Wrong about BJJ Schedule: youtu.be/9Ivvvs3mnuU
Habits Episode: youtu.be/TEaSjaz_mwc
The 3 Lenses: www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
#181: The Ultimate Guide For Starting(and Sticking with) BJJ
In this episode of the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu Show, Jiu-Jitsu black belt and host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) shares his insights and experiences on how to get started in BJJ. Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to refine your skills, Josh's tips and advice can help you on your jiu-jitsu journey. He covers everything from finding the right gym, to setting goals, to developing a training plan, and much more. So if you're looking to start BJJ or want to improve your game, be sure to tune in to this episode of the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu Show with Josh McKinney!
Learn the 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
Episodes Discussed in this Episode:
Designated Winner: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/R1cqpzwGkyb
I was Wrong about BJJ Schedule: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/W6VrtEzGkyb
Simplest Way To Progress at BJJ (end goal method): https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/teoF93CGkyb
#180 The Myth of Mental Toughness | How to Strengthen Your Mental Toughness Muscle
Join host Josh McKinney (@thejoshmckinney) on the latest episode of the I Suck at Jiu Jitsu show as he tackles the myth of mental toughness and the potential dangers of overemphasizing it.
While mental toughness is crucial in Jiu Jitsu training and competition, putting too much value on it can lead to injuries and burnout. In this insightful episode, Josh explains the importance of staying positive and consistent.
Don't miss out on this eye-opening discussion about finding the right balance between mental toughness and self-care in your Jiu Jitsu journey!
Learn the 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
Interviews Discussed in this episode:
Eric Heubner: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/FwyYUgQRbyb
Nick Sanders: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/GUhCSeVRbyb
Mark Vives: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/s4loxM1Rbyb
#179 Get Your Head in the Game, Not in a Guillotine | Simple Tweaks to your mindset to get you to the Next Level
In this episode host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) talks about the importance of having a growth mindset over a fixed mindset in jiu-jitsu.
As a practitioner of jiu-jitsu, it's easy to fall into the trap of a fixed mindset, where you believe that your skills and abilities are set in stone, and you are limited by your natural talent or lack thereof. However, adopting a growth mindset can transform your approach to jiu-jitsu and help you achieve your full potential.
In this episode, Josh shares personal experiences and insights on how to cultivate a growth mindset in jiu-jitsu. He explains how having a growth mindset can lead to greater resilience, persistence, and adaptability on and off the mat. Josh also provides practical tips on how to overcome setbacks, stay motivated, and embrace challenges as opportunities for growth.
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced practitioner, "Get Your Head in the Game, Not in a Guillotine" is a must-watch episode that will inspire you to adopt a growth mindset and achieve your full potential in jiu-jitsu and beyond. So, grab your gi, get on the mat, and tune in to the "I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu" show now!
The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
John Will Interview: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/aR0Iv5I90xb
#178 Main Event Recap, Mindset, and Creative Winning Strategies
As a fellow Jiu Jitsu practitioner who has struggled with competition anxiety, our host, Josh Mckinney(@thejoshmckinney) will share his recent competition experience and discuss the importance of having a positive mindset when competing. We'll also explore unique ways competitors can use designated winners to their advantage and offer tips for developing a winning mindset.
To start, we'll do a recap of Josh's Recent Super Fight. He'll share thoughts and feelings about the competition, including what went well and what could have been improved.
Then, in segment two, we'll delve into the importance of having a positive mindset when competing in Jiu Jitsu. Josh will share their own experiences with negative self-talk and offer tips for developing a winning mindset, such as visualization and positive affirmations.
Finally, we'll explore creative winning strategies that competitors can use to gain an advantage. We'll discuss the importance of being flexible and adapting to different situations, as well as offer examples of unconventional techniques that can be used to gain an advantage.
So join us for this insightful and informative episode and learn how to improve your Jiu Jitsu skills.
Don't forget to head over to simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3 and download our free ebook, "The 3 Lenses," to help you approach Jiu Jitsu training from different perspectives.
Thanks for listening and happy training!
#177 Simple Hacks to 10x Your Jiu Jitsu Progress | Building Black Belt Habits for Black Belt Progression
Are you stuck in a plateau in your Jiu-Jitsu training?
In this episode of the “I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu” show, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) focuses on simple hacks to help take your Jiu-Jitsu progression to the next level. Josh provides actionable guidance to help you break through the intermediate belt range and increase your skill level in no time.
Tune in for Josh's best approaches to get the techniques and strategies of the black belt level.
Watch me compete(PPV) Feb 25th: https://fb.me/e/2jrmcj04L
Watch Me Compete (in person) Feb 25th: https://bluecornerllc.square.site/product/bjj-competitor-josh-mckinney/266?cs=true&cst=custom
Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
Listen to my conversation with Ryron Gracie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk_xMhzTkc4
Learn about Designated Winner: https://youtu.be/hMiPLWD2C3g
#176 Laugh Out Loud With Josh McKinney's Funniest Jiu-Jitsu Moments
In this episode, we're thrilled to bring you some of the funniest Jiu Jitsu stories ever told, courtesy of the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu show’s Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney).
If you're a fan of Jiu Jitsu or just love a good laugh, you won't want to miss this episode. Josh shares his wildest and most entertaining Jiu Jitsu moments that are sure to leave you in stitches. From crazy training sessions to epic competition mishaps, Josh's storytelling skills will keep you entertained from start to finish.
Josh McKinney is a well-known Jiu Jitsu black belt and podcaster who has competed and coached all over the country. His unique perspective on the sport and ability to find humor in every situation make him a favorite among fans and fellow practitioners alike.
So sit back, relax, and prepare to laugh out loud with Josh McKinney's funniest Jiu Jitsu moments. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast for more hilarious content and helpful jiu-jitsu tips for every level of practitioner . Thanks for tuning in!
Watch Josh Compete Feb 25th: https://bluecornerllc.square.site/product/bjj-competitor-josh-mckinney/266?cs=true&cst=custom
Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
#175 A Loser's Guide to Never Lose Again
Join host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he talks why the fear of losing will cause you to lose more.
PLUS an actual method for never losing again
PLUS PLUS Josh talks about some of his most brutal losses
Watch Me Compete Feb 25th: https://bluecornerllc.square.site/product/bjj-competitor-josh-mckinney/266?cs=true&cst=custom
Get Your FREE Copy of The 3 Lenses: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/3
Ryron Gracie Interview: https://youtu.be/Lk_xMhzTkc4