The Martial Arts Mind Podcast
By Gene Dunn & Brian Glick
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Explore the philosophy behind serious Jiu-Jitsu practice and develop insights into your own training with the Martial Arts Mind Podcast. Join Gene Dunn and Brian Glick (of brooklynbjj.com) as they take a deeper look at trends, tendencies and habits in order to help you analyze your own path to black belt and beyond.
||CleanEpisode 21: Your Partner Becomes A Mirror (w/Rosanna Scimeca)||When we find ourselves in a place of great physical and emotional weakness, with our backs against the wall, can our training actually revive us? Our guests this week argue that it can…and it has. This episode delves deeply into a personal story of...||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSafe and Sound||with Shihan Michelle Gay||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrans/formation||Transformation is at the heart of many martial arts “success stories”: practitioners go from bitter to compassionate, from reactive to proactive, from an unhealthy to a balanced lifestyle. Even the origin myths - those legends passed down over...||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMacho Man||So we're in a bookstore and we come across a kind of weird, modern self-helpy kind of book, and lo and behold it has a bunch of advice about Jiu-Jitsu in it. Not technical advice but guidance and opinions around choosing a place to train, the right...||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFreedom and Constraint||What’s the relationship between freedom and discipline in the martial arts?||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Walk Faster!"||Why We All Need To Have Someone To Hold Us Accountable||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNavigating Nutrition||Health vs. Fitness||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSafe Training Is No Accident||Lately we've been receiving a lot of messages about safety in training, so we've dedicated this podcast to the question of how, when and why to manage a rough training session. Sometimes it's the partner you have...sometimes it's something more....||4/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere Is No Easy Way||featuring Sifu Paul Vizzio||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo Be A Student||with Master Jamie Crowder||11/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Implicit and the Explicit||featuring Kyoshi Matthew Fremon||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Master and The Monster||Many of our Martial Arts Mind conversations touch on the essential topic of the relationship between the student and the teacher, since it's one of the things that really defines a great martial arts experience. But when it comes...||10/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmpty the Cup, Part One: Students, Instructors and The Classroom||featuring Master Instructor Jamie Crowder||9/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnter the Dojo||Professor Jin Yung (Renzo Gracie black belt) shared a story with us a few weeks ago about a newer white belt student in his classroom. While being guided through a sparring session by one of the black belt instructors, he asked his partner to...||9/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongevity & Sustainability||Why *How* You Train Matters||8/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Student's Path (Part Two)||with Susan Guerra||8/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Student's Path (Part One)||with Susan Guerra||8/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClassroom Troubles and Pitfalls||In this episode, the Martial Arts Mind is joined by lifelong martial artist and legendary instructor Shihan Mike Vacca for a conversation about the three biggest issues confronting the lifelong Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. The topics range from: proper...||7/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJiu-Jitsu: From Survival to Success||Rewiring Our Approach||7/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||CleanVideoFascinated by Fighting||For some martial arts students and instructors, self-defense and fighting are interchangeable concepts. What's a responsible approach to understanding "a fight" and its impact on the participants? And what's the role of the instructor when it...||7/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPracticing Jiu-Jitsu Over 40||Pitfalls, Misconceptions and Solutions for Beginners and Veterans||7/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Every episode is a quest to understand the deeper meaning of the martial arts as well as being in the world as an individual who is part of a greater community.
These Podcasts offer an interesting and refreshing conversation in the martial arts.
Thank you for this. We all look forward to more. OSS!
It doesn't all have to be about points & competition!
I love listening to what these Professors have to say! It's comforting to know that you can train Jiu Jitsu for the sake of better understanding the art without developing or needing to drain cauliflower ears.
People can have JiuJitsu in their lives for so many reasons. Whether as a hobby, workout, to build self esteem, to enjoy the journey, or to study the art for the sake of the art, etcetera.
Others use JiuJitsu as a way to abuse their training partners, bringing them selves up by drowning the other guy. Rolling solely to compete! With a mindset that repeats the mantra "Me, me, me, all the time every day". Never stopping to think that it's his training partners sacrificing a lot, however Mr. me, me, me still considers his training partners "opponents"!
It goes without saying that they will be the next world champion in the octagon as well!!!
I intend to train for as long as I can. I can only see that happening if I have a relationship with my fellow training partners who have like-minded attitudes...
It's all about the journey, in the words of my professors (listed above) have taught me that there is no summit.
After all said and done, JiuJitsu translates in Portuguese to the "gentle art".
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