I recently did the second-ever Grapplearts Radio Q&A format podcast. In it I answered questions from my newsletter readers.
In this particular podcast we cover many topics, including
- How to come back to BJJ training after an injury… and not lose your mind while you’re rehabbing…
- Options for transitioning out of Z guard (and half guard in general) to open guard
- How to improve your BJJ cardio so you don’t gas out on the mats so easily
- A beginner’s approach to learning guard passing
- How to know what techniques you should be focusing on in your drilling
To hear this podcast episode in full, you have a couple of options. The first one is to just press play on the embedded player below – easy as 1,2,3! The second (and better!) option is subscribing to The Strenuous Life Podcast so that you don’t miss out on any future episodes. To do this, you just need to click on your chosen audio player that is compatible with your device – one click and you’re on your way!
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We cover some really important BJJ related topics in this podcast – I hope you enjoy it and get something out of it!
The Complete 2nd BJJ Q&A Podcast
In this video below you can view the entire podcast and all the questions (and answers) back to back…
BJJ Q&A Podcast Part 1: Roadmap for BJJ Book
In this short section I talk about how the Roadmap for BJJ book is now available as a very affordable book in the Kindle format…
BJJ Q&A Podcast Part 2: Returning to BJJ Training After an Injury
Injuries are unfortunately just part of the game in BJJ – hopefully yours will all be minor. But on the off chance that you ever have to recuperate and rehabilitate from something serious then here are some tips and tricks to get back to the mat as fast as you can…
BJJ Q&A Podcast Part 3: The Z Guard and Transitioning Out of Half Guard
This reader wanted to know how to transition out of Z guard when his opponents stood up and backed out to a safe distance. The answer, just like the rest of BJJ, has a lot to do with grips…
BJJ Q&A Podcast Part 4: Improving Your Cardio for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Endurance is the most important physical attribute you can possess, and there’s nothing worse than gassing out on the mat. Here are some relatively simple fixes and also some more in-depth solutions for bad BJJ cardio…
BJJ Q&A Podcast Part 5: ‘I Just Can’t Pass the Guard’ – Passing the Guard for Beginners
Passing the guard is one of the most difficult things to do in BJJ, and it’s no wonder that many beginners struggle with it. Here’s some reassurance on the topic, as well as some concrete steps to take to improve your passing game…
BJJ Q&A Podcast Part 6: What Techniques Should You Be Drilling?
You’d be surprised how often I get some variation of the question, “What should I be focussing on in my BJJ drilling?” Perhaps predictably, the answer is, “Well, it depends.” In this section I go into exactly what it depends on, and offer some solutions to this perennial question…