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I Suck At Jiu Jitsu Show

294 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 5 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 175 ratings

Jiu-Jitsu is hard. Join host Josh McKinney on his forever quest to "suck less at jiu-jitsu." Learn from high level black belts, in depth conversations, and off the wall rants by the host himself.

It is guaranteed that each episode will help you suck just a little less at jiu-jitsu, or your money back.

Josh McKinney is an accomplished adult black belt competitor with a "suck-less" mindset that can help anyone progress Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

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#258 Devin Pirata: COMPETITION TRAINING, GOINGTO SLEEP, AND MAKING FRIENDS

February 22, 2024 09:10 - 1 hour - 85.8 MB

In today's episode Host Josh McKinney sits down with one of the toughest coaches that he knows, Devin Pirata(@devinpirata). Devin and Josh discuss coaching methods that led to HUGE SUCCESS for the VaVaPirata BJJ Team.The duo also discusses what it's like being choked unconscious 4 times in the same day. Black belts and white belts alike will gain so much perspective during this conversation. Teaching Chest Over Chest at Pirata BJJ Ask us Anything --- Support this podcast: https://pod...

#257 Nick Sanders and Junior Silva: Competition Hacks, Injuring Each Other, and... Brazilians

February 15, 2024 09:10 - 1 hour - 89.1 MB

In Today's Episode of ISAJJ Join Host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) as he sits down with the owners of Revive BJJ(One of the TOUGHEST Bjj Schools in The Country) Nick Sanders and Junior Silva. Today the trio discusses past competition success(and failures), How Pros Game Plan for a Jiu-Jitsu Match, and the evolution of BJJ Ask ISAJJ ANYTHING Pick up the Star Spangled Spider Guard --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#256 The ONE Reason you aren't getting Promoted (and How to Fix It)

February 08, 2024 21:42 - 56 minutes - 51.6 MB

In today's episode host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) does a deep dive on the most important thing when it comes to getting good at jiu jitsu. This episode could have more information on getting very good in a short period of time than any ISAJJ EVER! Get Duck Guard --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#255 Kyle Watson and Steve McKinney: Becoming a GREAT Coach

February 01, 2024 16:03 - 1 hour - 80.7 MB

in today's episode Host Josh McKinney sits down with his coach of 15 years Kyle Watson and Kyle's First Black belt, Steve McKinney. The trio tries to get to the bottom of what separates the great, good, and bad coaches. ask us anything: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/ask --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#254 Fatherhood Ruins BJJ Training, Designated Winner, and Why I'm not Popular

January 25, 2024 09:05 - 40 minutes - 36.9 MB

Another wild Q&A with Black Belt, Josh McKinney! Ask us Anything Learn more about Designated Winner: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2PIpSyKhOGye1lb7jgkfOo?si=JzIJ4Dh0Rh-W_3aDOXV1FQ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#252 Adam Meredith: How BJJ Sponsorships Actually Work and How to Enjoy the Journey

January 18, 2024 09:04 - 1 hour - 70.5 MB

Ever wonder about how people can get sponsored in BJJ? I brought on an expert to help us find out. Here's a fun interview with Adam Meredith, the owner of Imposed Will (@imposedwill). The goal of this interview was to discuss everything an athlete would need to get a sponsorship. We definitely dig deep into that topic but we also discuss enjoying the process on your way to any goal.This is a fun interview that any practitioner would enjoy! Ask ISAJJ Anything: https://www.simplifyingjiuj...

#253 Adam Meredith: How BJJ Sponsorships Actually Work and How to Enjoy the Journey

January 18, 2024 09:04 - 1 hour - 70.5 MB

Ever wonder about how people can get sponsored in BJJ? I brought on an expert to help us find out. Here's a fun interview with Adam Meredith, the owner of Imposed Will (@imposedwill). The goal of this interview was to discuss everything an athlete would need to get a sponsorship. We definitely dig deep into that topic but we also discuss enjoying the process on your way to any goal.This is a fun interview that any practitioner would enjoy! Ask ISAJJ Anything: https://www.simplifyingjiuji...

#252 Josh Severit: Hilarious Training Stories, Bjj for Small Guys, and Old School Training

January 11, 2024 09:10 - 1 hour - 97.5 MB

Did you know that the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu show is "Sizeist?"Well not anymore! Today we have our smallest guest we've ever had, Josh Severit! Josh is a BJJ brown belt, a lawyer, and is able to beat you down at only 140 pounds! In this episode Josh and host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) discuss what it's like to train jiu-jitsu as a smaller guy, what jiu-jitsu was like 17 years ago, and share a bunch of hilarious training/competition stories. Black belts and white belts a like will get ple...

#251 Robert Arias: Midwest Black Belt Journey and a Little Racism

January 04, 2024 09:10 - 1 hour - 76.6 MB

Welcome to a new episode of the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu Show. Today, Josh Mckinney(@thejoshmckinney) interviews  his newest black belts, Robert Arias (Ariasbrosbjj). Robert is the first person to go from white to black belt under HeadnodHQ. In this episode, Josh and Robert talk about Robert’s BJJ Journey, What it's like to train at Headnod, and even the worst beatings they've ever taken. They also dive into a very funny story of getting kicked out of a restaurant for being brown. Black Belts ...

#250 Andrew "Mop" Ebers: UFC, Coaching Coaches, and Universal Grappling Concepts

January 02, 2024 20:20 - 1 hour - 66.2 MB

Welcome to a new episode of the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu Show. Today, Josh Mckinney(@thejoshmckinney) interviews the always entertaining Andrew Ebers. They discuss what it's like to coach in the UFC, how Mop and Dana White are almost BFFs at this point, and how to find the right coaches to coach at your school. The episode will not only make you laugh but also make you reconsider conceptual Jiu-Jitsu approaches especially for Self Defense or MMA. Students and Coaches a like will Enjoy this wide...

#249 Matt Kwan: Chasing Your Passion, Training Methods, and Conspiracy Theories

December 28, 2023 09:10 - 1 hour - 89.7 MB

Welcome to a new episode of the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu Show. Today, Josh Mckinney(@thejoshmckinney) interviews Black Belt Competitior, Head Coach(On Guard BJJ), and Podcast Host( @TheEssentialJiuJitsuPodcast ), Matt Kwan. This conversation starts on creativity but as they dive deeper Josh learns that Matt is motivated so much by chasing his Passion. Matt brings up so many good points about how teaching jiu jitsu can free people from the things that they hate. Matt and Josh also discuss their...

#248 BJJ Hot Takes: AJJ vs BJJ, Techniques don't exist, and Gi is Unrealistic

December 21, 2023 09:10 - 57 minutes - 52.6 MB

Welcome to another gripping episode of the "I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu Show" with your host, Josh McKinney! As a black belt, seasoned competitor, and a coach with insight, today I'm diving deep into some of the most controversial and talked-about "hot takes" in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community. 🎙️In this solo episode, I'll tackle some "hot takes" that are stirring up debates among BJJ enthusiasts. We're going to dissect whether BJJ is losing its essence and becoming more like karate, with belts ...

#247 Mark RosenKoetter: Concepts, Training with Rener, and Finding Your BJJ Self

December 19, 2023 09:10 - 1 hour - 58.7 MB

Welcome to a new episode of the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu Show. Today, Josh Mckinney(@thejoshmckinney) interviews one of his newest black belts, Mark Rosenkoetter. Mark has used Jiu-Jitsu to foster countless friendships, to travel, and to meet some really amazing people! I this episode, Josh and Mark discuss whether or not Rener Gracie's Jiu-Jitsu is "Legit" after mark recently had the opportunity to train with him. They also dive into a very interesting topic on Jiu-Jitsu and identity. Black B...

#246 Eric Huebner Returns: How to Develop Elite Level Mental Toughness

December 14, 2023 09:10 - 1 hour - 88.4 MB

Dive into a gripping episode of 'The I Suck at Jiu Jitsu Show' with your host, renowned black belt and expert coach, Josh McKinney (@thejoshmckinney). In this inspiring session, we're joined by the legendary Eric Huebner(@erichueb12), a Hall of Famer in combat wrestling and a distinguished BJJ black belt. Discover the powerful mindset shifts that wrestling instilled in Eric and how it propelled him to stellar heights in 2 other Grappling Arts(Jiu Jitsu and Combat Wrestling) Join us as Josh ...

#245 Finding a Great Mentor, The BJJ School Owner of the Future, and Controlling Your Own Training

December 07, 2023 07:10 - 59 minutes - 54.7 MB

In today's Episode of Josh's Jiu-Jitsu Journal, Josh tackles important listener mail questions like... What Makes a Great Mentor, The most common pitfalls for someone wanting to start their own BJJ School, and how to take control of your own training when you don't have control of your own training. Check out the Chest Over Chest Seminar Course --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#244 Sal Woods and George Kirgan: From Wrestling to BJJ | A Grappling Journey

December 05, 2023 07:10 - 1 hour - 76.2 MB

In today's Interview on The I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu show host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) sits down with two of his students who came up wrestling in the historic Granite City Wrestling Program. George and Sal both had different Journey's but both ended up continuing their grappling Journey's by training Jiu-Jitsu at HeadnodHQ with Josh and Steve McKinney. This episode you will hear about the unique mindset that wrestlers can bring to bjj, how to fill the hole a lot of wrestlers feel in th...

#243 Picking Up BJJ Chicks, Making Money, and Unlearning BJJ

November 30, 2023 02:40 - 46 minutes - 42.1 MB

In today's Episode of Josh's Jiu-Jitsu Journal, Josh tackles important listener mail questions like... Training without a Black Belt Mentor, Picking Up BJJ Chicks, Unlearning bad habits, and who the smelliest person he's ever competed against. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#242 Beating the Competition Adrenaline Dump, Analyzing your own Progression, Josh's Biggest Mistake

November 23, 2023 17:46 - 44 minutes - 41 MB

In the newest Episode of The I suck at Jiu-Jitsu show Host, Josh Mckinney does another round of Josh’s Jiu-Jitsu Journal where he answers listener mail. In today’s episode Josh tackles the topics of: How to Analyze Your Own Progression, How to Beat The Competition Adrenaline Dump, What to Focus on to Win in 2024, PLUS Josh Breaks down his Biggest Jiu-Jitsu Mistake Chest Over Chest Seminar: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/wmacoc --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com...

#241 Kenny Florian: BJJ vs Battlebots, Aging like a Martial Artist, and Concepts that Matter

November 21, 2023 09:12 - 1 hour - 67.8 MB

Welcome to the newest episode of the I Suck at Jiu Jitsu show. Today host Josh McKinney sits down with former UFC fighter commentator and the host of BattleBots Kenny Florian to discuss jiu Jitsu concepts, how to age as a martial artist, making peace with retirement, how to train smarter, and a whole lot more. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#240 Josh's JJ Journal: Avoiding things that make jiu-jitsu not fun, Josh’s son is disrespectful, Training with big egos

November 16, 2023 09:20 - 43 minutes - 39.5 MB

In the first installment of Josh's Jiu-Jitsu Journal, Josh answers listener mail, talks about the disrespect his newborn son has been throwing at him, and speaks his mind about the thief of most people's Jiu jitsu Joy. Why is Josh's Bjj So Bizarre --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#239 Mark Vives: Perfecting Your Weekly Training Schedule

November 14, 2023 09:41 - 1 hour - 63.6 MB

In this episode of ISAJJ host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) sits down with TAC Team Black Belt, Mark Vives. Mark is one of the most active  @ibjjf  competitors on the planet and has his weekly routine down to a science. Learn Mark's weekly program modelled after NFL athletes and how YOU can create a weekly training schedule to optimize your training and be the best competitor(and hobbiest) that you can be! Efficient Strength for BJJ in 15 Min --- Support this podcast: https://podcaste...

#238 Unlocking Jiu Jitsu Secrets | The Art of Asking Better Questions

November 09, 2023 09:10 - 55 minutes - 50.4 MB

In this episode of the "I Suck at Jiu Jitsu" podcast, host Josh McKinney, a black belt in Jiu Jitsu and high-level coach, dives deep into the art of asking better questions to gain a deeper understanding of Jiu Jitsu. Discover how a lack of attention during training can hinder your progress and how mindful questioning can unlock the secrets of this martial art. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: -Why quality questions are your secret weapon in Jiu Jitsu -The common hurdles that prevent us from asking be...

#237 Steve Kwan: Asking Better Questions to Better Your Understanding | BJJ Mental Models

November 07, 2023 09:10 - 1 hour - 67.8 MB

One of the most valuable skills to be able to learn jiu-jitsu more efficiently is the ability of asking better questions.in this interview host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) gets to sit down with the host of  bjj mental models  Steve Kwan to dig deeper on how Steve is able to ask some of the best questions in the BJJ Podcasting world. Bjj Strength in 15 Min Check out Josh on BJJ Mental Models --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#236 Finding Consistency After Major Life Changes

November 02, 2023 08:10 - 38 minutes - 35.5 MB

In this episode of the I Suck at Jiu Jitsu Show, host Josh McKinney shares invaluable tips on how to get back to consistent BJJ training after major life changes. Whether you’ve just welcomed a new baby, entered a new relationship, moved cities, or changed BJJ schools, this episode is packed with practical advice to help you find your rhythm again on the mats. Dive in as Josh draws from personal experience and years of coaching to guide you through setting realistic goals, building a support...

#233 Jiu-Jitsu is... Pro-Football | Manage the Clock Like Tom Brady

October 26, 2023 18:03 - 32 minutes - 29.5 MB

In part 3 of the Jiu Jitsu is Series Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) breaks down the similarities of Professional football and a BJJ round/match. learn to use the clock to your advantage and your opponent's demise. Get Your New ISAJJ gear --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#235 Competition Mindset, Injury Prevention, and Josh's terrible Nutrition

October 26, 2023 06:10 - 41 minutes - 37.8 MB

Welcome back to another informative episode of the I Suck at Jiu Jitsu Show with your host, high-level competitor, and coach, Josh McKinney! Today, we dive deep into the realm of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as Josh answers 20 burning questions submitted by YOU, our valued listeners. This episode is packed with invaluable insights and expert advice tailored just for you. Learn to add wild techniques to your game, how to eat like a champion, how to never stop improving and a whole lot more! Pre-Or...

#234 Jiu-Jitsu is... Cooking

October 24, 2023 06:10 - 30 minutes - 27.9 MB

In part 4 of the Jiu Jitsu is Series Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) breaks down the similarities of Jiu-Jitsu and his other favorite hobby that he sucks at... cooking! Learn to understand how to do things by feel in this exciting episode of ISAJJ ⁠Get Your New ISAJJ gear⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#232 Jiu-Jitsu is... Pro-Wrestling

October 17, 2023 06:10 - 35 minutes - 32.2 MB

In the Second Episode of the Jiu-Jitsu is Series. Host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) breaks down his childish love for pro wrestling and how they are light years ahead on branding and entertainment. Learn how understanding the Undertaker and Kane can help you build your own Jiu Jitsu brand! New ISAJJ Gear: https://imposedwill.com/collections/i-suck-at-jiu-jitsu-show --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#231 Jiu-Jitsu is... Dragon Ball Z | Nerdiest Episode of ISAJJ Ever

October 12, 2023 08:11 - 38 minutes - 35.4 MB

In the first episode of the "Jiu-Jitsu is... Series" Josh shows how big of a DBZ nerd he is.. In this episode we compare the journey of Goku to the Journey of a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner that wants to be the best in the world. You will learn about growth mindset,testing yourself, team building, and most importantly... Hear Josh's opinions on achieving Ultra Instinct(and if it even exists) Get your ISAJJ Gear --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujit...

#230 Jared Weiner(repost) | Old School Violence

October 10, 2023 08:10 - 1 hour - 72.2 MB

In this 2020 episode host Josh McKinney (@thejoshmckinney) sits down with the head of his affiliation(TAC Team) Jared Weiner. Jared is an OG of Competitive Jiu-Jitsu and one of the toughest competitive minds in Jiu-Jitsu. Chest Over Chest ISAJJ Gi/No-Gi Preorder --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#230 Jared Weiner | Old School Violence

October 10, 2023 08:10 - 1 hour - 72.2 MB

In this 2020 episode host Josh McKinney (@thejoshmckinney) sits down with the head of his affiliation(TAC Team) Jared Weiner. Jared is an OG of Competitive Jiu-Jitsu and one of the toughest competitive minds in Jiu-Jitsu. Chest Over Chest ISAJJ Gi/No-Gi Preorder --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#229 2 of the WORST Beatings I've taken(and how they made me better)

October 05, 2023 08:10 - 37 minutes - 34 MB

In this episode Host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) breaks down two brutal beatings he's taken in BJJ competition and how they were pre cursors to some of Josh's most game changing concepts. Chest Over Chest Seminar The Daily Dose --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#228 Jeff Shulze(Repost): Imagery Training (The real science of visualization)

October 03, 2023 08:12 - 1 hour - 63.2 MB

In this repost Josh sits down with Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Jeff Shulze. Jeff gives an incredibly thorough explanation of what imagery training is, how to do it, and WHY to do it. Enjoy one of the most useful episodes of ISAJJ ever! Chest Over Chest Full Seminar Books Discussed: Kabat-Zinn, J., & Hanh, T. N. (2009). Full catastrophe living: Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness. Delta. Mumford, G. (2015). The mindful athlete: Secrets to pure perfo...

#227 Is Technique Dead?

September 28, 2023 08:14 - 52 minutes - 47.8 MB

In today’s episode Josh revisits the debate that was once a hot topic on ISAJJ. Concept or Technique? Josh has multiple episodes debating the difference/pros and cons of both conceptual and technical teaching styles but today Josh has a big reveal… At this point in time, Josh is considered to be a completely conceptual teacher. So today Josh will answer the question that so many people are asking… Is technique dead? Chest Over Chest Full Seminar --- Support this podcast: https://pod...

#226 Nick Sanders(Repost): Black Belt Competitor, School Owner, and Purple Heart Recipient

September 26, 2023 08:23 - 1 hour - 71.4 MB

In today's throwback episode Josh interviews Black belt Nick Sanders. Nick talks about his unique journey that includes joining the army, becoming a US marshall, and then a physical therapist by day and Jiu-jitsu coach by night. Chest Over Chest Course Nick Sanders and Dan Schucart #203 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#224: The 3 Biggest Rules of Bjj Progression

September 21, 2023 08:10 - 46 minutes - 42.5 MB

In this episode host Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) looks at the 3 primary pieces of jiu-jitsu progression. Chest Over Chest --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#223 Chris Paines(Repost): Defend Everything, Everywhere, All at Once

September 19, 2023 08:10 - 1 hour - 70.7 MB

Welcome back to the "I Suck at Jiu Jitsu" show! In this reposted gem from 2020, I sit down with my now good friend, Chris Paines( @ChrisPainesBJJ ) the mastermind behind the "How to Defend Everything" concept in BJJ. Despite living oceans apart (he's in England, I'm in America), Chris and I discover an astonishing convergence of training philosophies and ideas that will blow your mind. Join us as we dive into his unique lineage, the revolutionary concept that skyrocketed his popularity, ...

#222 The BroScience of Visualization

September 14, 2023 08:10 - 33 minutes - 30.9 MB

In this episode Host, Josh McKinney(@thejoshmckinney) takes an internal approach in the attempt to dissect the visualization habits and ideas that have ACTUALLY made a difference in his Jiu-Jitsu and Life. Efficient Strength for BJJ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#221 Robert Drysdale: The Legacy of Carlson Gracie Sr. and the Evolution of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

September 12, 2023 08:12 - 1 hour - 61 MB

Join Josh McKinney, host of the "I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu" podcast, as he interviews BJJ black belt and author Robert Drysdale about his new book, "The Rise and Evolution of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu." Discover how Carlson Gracie Sr. shaped modern BJJ, delve into lessons from BJJ history, and explore insights for today's practitioners. Check out Robert's New Book Get Efficient Strength for BJJ in 15 Minutes --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#220 Evolving Together: Bridging the Gap Between Old and New School BJJ

September 07, 2023 08:10 - 43 minutes - 39.6 MB

In this thought-provoking episode of the 'I Suck at Jiu Jitsu' podcast, host Josh McKinney dives deep into the age-old debate of Old School vs. New School in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Discover actionable steps to foster collaboration and understanding between the seasoned veterans and the eager newcomers in the BJJ community. Join the conversation and help shape the future of Jiu Jitsu by breaking down the barriers that divide us. Bjj Strength in 15 Minutes --- Support this podcast: https://p...

#219 Shawn WIlliams(Repost): Simple Effective Training Method Ideas

September 06, 2023 17:54 - 1 hour - 74.8 MB

In this repost Josh revisits an interview he had with world renowned coach, Shawn Williams. Josh also provides updates on how some of the training philosophies discussed in this episode have helped him over the last 2 years. BJJ Strength in 15 Minutes --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#218 The Best Jiu-jitsu Advice I've ever Received 2.0

August 31, 2023 07:10 - 39 minutes - 36.1 MB

In this episode Host Josh McKinney revisits a piece of training advice that helped him immensely 7 years ago. Fast forward to last week where he learned that he still has more to master even with this same idea. Join Josh as he decompresses from a seminar that showed him that there is still so much more to learn. Efficient BJJ Strength in 15 Minutes: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/15 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#217 Henry Akins: Fix Your Jiu-Jitsu Training Method

August 29, 2023 06:10 - 1 hour - 80.5 MB

Discover an enlightening episode on the "I Suck at Jiu Jitsu" podcast, where host Josh McKinney engages in a captivating discussion with Henry Akins, widely recognized as the foremost product of Rickson Gracie's tutelage.In this episode Josh and Henry talk training method, skill development, and henry blows Josh's mind with some ideas on how to "relax" in jiu-jitsu Check out Efficient Strength for BJJ: https://www.simplifyingjiujitsu.com/15 Check out Henry's Concepts: https://www.hiddenjiujit...

#216 Random Ranting | Literally that's it

August 24, 2023 08:10 - 49 minutes - 45.4 MB

In today's episode host Josh McKinney talks about his recent vacation, what's upcoming for ISAJJ, and a seminar that broke his brain! Efficient BJJ Strength in 15 Minutes --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/isuckatjiujitsushow/support

#215 The Art of Controlled Force | Using Physical Attributes Wisely in BJJ

August 17, 2023 06:10 - 38 minutes - 34.9 MB

Today Josh(@thejoshmckinney) explores the dynamic relationship between physical attributes and technique. Discover how to harness your physical attributes to elevate your BJJ game, while also understanding the crucial importance of not relying solely on them. Join Josh as he provides actionable insights on maximizing your strengths, optimizing cardio, and cultivating efficient strength to augment your Jiu Jitsu performance. Find the delicate balance between technique and physicality, and gain...

#214 Steve McKinney: The 15-Minute BJJ Boost | Building Habits for a Lifetime

August 15, 2023 08:12 - 1 hour - 70.8 MB

Join host Josh McKinney in an ISAJJ episode, where he sits down with his father, Steve McKinney, a seasoned BJJ black belt with over 35 years of experience in the fitness industry. Get ready to dive deep into the world of building habits, mastering mindset, and optimizing strength and conditioning for Jiu Jitsu athletes. In this captivating interview, Steve unveils his revolutionary 15-minute-a-week HIT workout program designed specifically for BJJ practitioners. Discover how this innovativ...

#214 Steve McKinney: The 15-Minute BJJ Strength Boost | Building Habits for a Lifetime

August 15, 2023 08:12 - 1 hour - 70.8 MB

Join host Josh McKinney in an ISAJJ episode, where he sits down with his father, Steve McKinney, a seasoned BJJ black belt with over 35 years of experience in the fitness industry. Get ready to dive deep into the world of building habits, mastering mindset, and optimizing strength and conditioning for Jiu Jitsu athletes. In this captivating interview, Steve unveils his revolutionary 15-minute-a-week HIT workout program designed specifically for BJJ practitioners. Discover how this innovative ...

#213 White Belt Wisdom | Mindset Tweaks for White Belts to Fix Right Away

August 10, 2023 08:10 - 1 hour - 55.6 MB

Welcome to another enlightening episode of the "I Suck at Jiu Jitsu" show hosted by Josh McKinney! In this special episode tailored for white belts, Josh dives deep into the art of building the right habits that lay the foundation for a successful Jiu Jitsu journey.🥋 Join Josh as he takes you through the essential habits every white belt should embrace, including being attentive, consistent, and open to learning from losses. Discover how to overcome challenges unique to white belts, such as ...

#212 Champions Stay Present | Mindset Strategies for Competition Day

August 03, 2023 08:10 - 1 hour - 66.4 MB

Ready to unlock the mindset of a champion in BJJ competitions? Join host Josh McKinney in this solo episode of the I Suck at Jiu Jitsu show as he reveals powerful strategies to conquer competition anxiety and perform at your best. From breathwork techniques to maintain focus, effective warm-ups, and the impact of the right warm-up partner, to embracing the unknown and navigating waiting periods, this episode is packed with invaluable insights. Don't miss out on mental focus techniques,...

#211 Miles Lukas: Kill Competition Anxiety, Become a Cardio Machine, Recover Like Wim Hof

August 01, 2023 08:10 - 1 hour - 66.2 MB

Today, Host, Josh McKinney sits down with BJJ black belt and Wim Hof Breath Work Instructor, Miles Lukas Returning after two years since his last appearance on Episode 70, Miles simplifies breath work for Jiu Jitsu and shares its incredible uses and practices. Learn how to overcome competition anxiety and optimize your training mindset. The discussion also delves into the benefits and techniques of ice baths, and Miles shares some amazing hacks to do ice baths SUPER CHEAP! Don't miss th...