I think you guys are really going to LOVE this talk I had with Jamie Flynn, a British Special Forces operator turned world base jumping champion.
Jamie is also a wingsuit pilot, a professional bodyguard, has protected ships from pirates in the Gulf of Aden, works as a professional bodyguard to the rich and famous, and practices BJJ.
Table of Contents
Topics Covered in the Podcaset
In this audio AND video episode we go cover…
2:00 — Entering the British Army
8:00 — Surviving the selection procedure used by elite army units,
25:32 — The bond of camaraderie in the army,
29:57 — His close calls in Iraq and Afghanistan,
32:59 — Getting started base jumping and parachuting,
44:20 — Balancing risk vs reward in sport,
46:43 — The mental triggers he uses optimal performance,
56:00 — His horrific basejumping injury and the road back to jumping again,
87:34 — Training jiu-jitsu
1:20:46 — Confronting Somali pirates,
1:25:25 — Bodyguarding strategies and tactics,
1:37:42 — Similarities between base jumping and BJJ,
This is a fascinating deep dive into what makes an adrenaline junkie tick, the specific steps he takes to reduce risk, and how he prepares physically and mentally for his adventures
Jamie Flynn on The Strenuous Life Podcast – Video Version
If you prefer to get your podcasts in video form it’s available on my Youtube channel by clicking here or you can watch it below…
Jamie Flynn on The Strenuous Life Podcast – Audio Podcast Version
To listen to this conversation with Jamie Flynn you could press play on the embedded audio player below, but then you might miss out on future episodes, wouldn’t you?
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Here are the links to find the podcast on various players (This one is episode 199)…
- Apple Podcasts (the purple app on your iPhone)
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- Google Play
1, Follow Jamie on Instagram @jamieflynnbase where he shares a lot of his adventures!
2, Make sure to check my latest release, the best-selling Pressure Guard Passing System instructional with BJJ legend Fabio Gurgel at https://www.grapplearts.com/pressure
3, If you get the chance, a rating or review of The Strenuous Life Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts or wherever you get this is super appreciated. That sort of stuff REALLY helps!