MMA & BJJ Podcast

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The Sonny Brown Breakdown is a MMA, Jiu-Jitsu & BJJ podcast where we discuss the training, teaching, health and education of mixed martial arts to help you find the difference that makes the difference. Hosted by Sonny Brown and featuring an in-depth interview with a guest each episode.

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New Wave Coaching Of No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Grapplers With Luke Martin

New Wave Coaching Of No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Grapplers With Luke Martin

I talk to Luke Martin, a Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt who runs Sydney West Martial Arts. He recently switched his academy from a mix of gi and no-gi training to only no-gi for adults. We discuss how he feels the culture of no-gi jiu-jitsu is progressing and John Danaher's influence on the sport and himself. We also discuss how he views the impact of external vs internal effects on the grappling culture. Listen Apple Google Spotify Resources Sydney West Martial ArtsLuke Martins InstagramSWMA...

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The Reverse Classroom, Skill Acquisition & Submeta With Lachlan Giles

The Reverse Classroom, Skill Acquisition & Submeta With Lachlan Giles

I talk to Lachlan Giles about his instructional style. He experimented with using the reverse classroom model to teach jiu-jitsu which involves students watching videos before attending class and then directing portions of their training over what they want to learn. We discuss this experiment, his thoughts and readings on skill acquisition in general for grapplers, and the launch of his new online learning platform Submeta. Listen Apple Google Spotify Youtube https://youtu.be/XR5Sumc4rH8 Resources...

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Positive Benefits of the Gi & IBJJF Points System With Robert Degle

Positive Benefits of the Gi & IBJJF Points System With Robert Degle

I talk to Robert Degle. A blackbelt in BJJ, was recently banned from competing in the black belt division by the IBJJF due to not having enough time registered as a brown belt before being promoted to black belt. Yet we discuss why he thinks the IBJJF has an overall net positive influence on the sport. From the prestige of its competition circuit to the rules and points system that he believes forces a general well-rounded jiu-jitsu game regardless of gi or no-gi competitions. An interesting take on how...

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BJJ Mental Models, Concepts, Principles & Online Learning With Steve Kwan

BJJ Mental Models, Concepts, Principles & Online Learning With Steve Kwan

I talk to Steve Kwan of the BJJ Mental Models Podcast in a Crossover Episode! We talk about how his podcast has influenced his own game, the most important concepts he learned from his podcast guests and the debate over concepts vs techniques. Further, we discuss learning Jiu-Jitsu online and the multiple online learning platforms and instructions out there and how you can go about finding one that best suits your needs and improves your grappling. Listen Apple Google Spotify Timestamps [02:53] - How...

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Contrarian Grappling While Combining Catch Wrestling & Jiu-Jitsu With Sam Kressin

Contrarian Grappling While Combining Catch Wrestling & Jiu-Jitsu With Sam Kressin

I talk to Sam Kressin, a Black Belt in BJJ who also trained extensively with catch wrestling legend Billy Robinson. Sam is also a talented visual artist with a degree in exercise and sports science and runs Embodied Strength. We discuss how he found jiu-jitsu and catch wrestling in his martial arts journey, his time spent training both, and the process of combining them. He also coaches grappling and catch wrestling workshops for Scientific Wrestling and gives an excellent insight into his coaching...

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Mind Over Muscle, Judo & Jigoro Kano With Andy From School Of Grappling

Mind Over Muscle, Judo & Jigoro Kano With Andy From School Of Grappling

I talk to Andy From School Of Grappling about the book "Mind Over Muscle: Writings From The Founder Of Judo" By Jigoro Kano. We explore the philosophy of Judo as written and explained by Kano while also discussing his views on physical education and the principles of Judo including mutual benefit and maximum efficiency in energy use. We also discuss the concept of embodied grappling and the critical role rough and tumble play can have on a child's morality and social awareness development. Listen Apple...

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The Rancid Ingredients For A Martial Arts McDojo With Rob From McDojoLife

The Rancid Ingredients For A Martial Arts McDojo With Rob From McDojoLife

I talk to Rob From McDojoLife. Rob has been a lifelong martial artist with a black belt in Karate and a Purple Belt in Jiu-Jitsu. McDojo life has a massive social media presence that you have likely seen before where it exposes fakes, frauds and phoneys of the martial arts industries. We discuss the elements that make a McDojo, the warning signs and dangers of fake martial arts, and how you can avoid these as a student and coach.  Listen Apple Google Spotify Timestamps [02:39] - Rob’s background...

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Designing BJJ Lessons, Learning & Lifestyle With John B Will

Designing BJJ Lessons, Learning & Lifestyle With John B Will

I talk to John B Will, one of the all-time legends of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Martial Arts. As an early adopter of BJJ and Mixed Martial Arts, he has spent countless hours teaching classes and seminars worldwide. Combined with an active interest in the art of learning and teaching it gives him an invaluable insight into how best to deliver information and techniques to a class of students and how to help yourself become a better learner and martial artist, which we discuss in this episode. “What got you...

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The Taoist Teachings Of Bruce Lee With Daniele Bolleli

The Taoist Teachings Of Bruce Lee With Daniele Bolleli

I talk to Daniele Bolelli, author, martial artist & university professor. He is the host of multiple podcasts, including the Drunken Daoist podcast and the History on Fire podcast and a frequent guest on the Joe Rogan Experience. He was a contributor to the "I Am Bruce Lee" documentary and recently covered the life of Bruce Lee in a 2 part history podcast. We discuss the teachings of Bruce Lee for martial artists and specifically how Bruce Lee used his martial arts as a vehicle for his Taoist...

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