In this episode of my podcast I talked to my friend, black belt, and school owner Jeff Shaw about 2 two main things: the history of BJJ, and how BJJ can survive in a time of coronavirus.
When it comes to BJJ and covid I particularly like how he’s started having outdoor classes with dedicated training partners (essentially small training pods). This is something you can set up as well with just a tarp and some plastic tent pegs.
Here’s the video portion of our talk about the idea of outdoor training…
To get the rest of the conversation you can stream the audio or listen to episode 281 of The Strenuous Life Podcast on a podcast player…
Streaming Audio of Episode 281 (Complete)
You can click listen to the entire episode on the player below…
Episode 281 on Podcast Players for Your Phone
Or you can use the podcast player built into The Grapplearts BJJ Master App which you can download for free for iPhone and iPad in the Apple App Store here or for Android devices in the Google Play Store here.
I hope you enjoyed this episode.
Please share it with your friends and training partners who are looking for ideas about how to continue training as safely as possible during the pandemic.
Additional Links and Resources
Recently updated guidelines for opening up BJJ academies in a time of Covid by Dr Chris Moriarty (a real doctor who was also a really good black belt BJJ competitor): grapplearts.com/openingupbjj
Here’s a piece I put together (not related to BJJ) about whether masks are effective in preventing transmission of Covid-19: grapplearts.com/masks
A breakdown of the training pod idea in BJJ to limit the spread of infection during a pandemic: grapplearts.com/bjj-training-pods
5 tips for training if you’re in a lockdown: grapplearts.com/training-during-corona
Here’s Jeff’s series on the history of BJJ, from ancient times to today: bellinghambjj.com/2020/07/01/the-history-of-jiu-jitsu-from-ancient-times-to-today