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Episode 39 – What Matheus Gonzaga Has Learned From World Champions and What It’s Like Being John Danaher’s Uke



We talk to black belt competitor Matheus Gonzaga about his time training with Rodolfo Vieira, coaching at Bernardo Faria’s school, training at Atos, having more BJJ fighters in his family, and what it is really like being an uke for Professor John Danaher.

You can find Matheus’s series here. To learn more great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques, visit https://www.bjjfanatics.com.
BJJ Fanatics was started by a pair of black belts (Bernardo Faria & Michael Zenga) who feel that nothing is more important than improving your BJJ skills as much as possible in the least amount of time.  Their aim was to create a shop for BJJ Students who don’t look at BJJ as a sport – but as a lifestyle.

Episode 36 – Active Learning and Double Sleeve Open Guard with Jon Thomas



We sat down with Jon Thomas to talk about developing a double sleeve open guard game, what double sleeve is, his modalities of training, how he develops and learns, differences in training in Sweden, his start in BJJ, how he thinks new students can learn, and more!

Find Jon’s series Double Sleeve Open Guard here. To learn more great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques, visit https://www.bjjfanatics.com.
BJJ Fanatics was started by a pair of black belts (Bernardo Faria & Michael Zenga) who feel that nothing is more important than improving your BJJ skills as much as possible in the least amount of time.  Their aim was to create a shop for BJJ Students who don’t look at BJJ as a sport – but as a lifestyle.

Episode 34 – Learning And Teaching With Video and Sharing Positivity In BJJ with Alec Baulding



Today we get to talk to Alec Baulding, ADCC Trials Champion, Alliance black belt, and instructor and we discuss his BJJ Youtube channel, taking ownership of your jiu-jitsu, learning as a black belt, how he uses video to learn and improve, how he had to start learning technique as a brown belt, and more.

Find Alec’s series Keeping The Guard here. To learn more great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques, visit https://www.bjjfanatics.com.
BJJ Fanatics was started by a pair of black belts (Bernardo Faria & Michael Zenga) who feel that nothing is more important than improving your BJJ skills as much as possible in the least amount of time.  Their aim was to create a shop for BJJ Students who don’t look at BJJ as a sport – but as a lifestyle.

Episode 33 – Learning Open Guard and Retention with Lucas Valente



We talk to open guard specialist and elite competitor Lucas Valente about how he built one of the best open guards in BJJ, how to mix open guard with guard recovery, having a diverse guard, who was his most difficult training recently, and more. Check out Lucas’s series’s The Classic Open Guard and The Guard Retention Encyclopedia right now on BJJ Fanatics.

To learn more great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques, visit https://www.bjjfanatics.com.
BJJ Fanatics was started by a pair of black belts (Bernardo Faria & Michael Zenga) who feel that nothing is more important than improving your BJJ skills as much as possible in the least amount of time.  Their aim was to create a shop for BJJ Students who don’t look at BJJ as a sport – but as a lifestyle.

Episode 31 – Using Mental Training For BJJ Success & Learning Open Guard Secrets with Johnny Tama



BJJ Fanatics sat down with black belt no-gi world champion Johnny Tama to talk about how he developed an elite open guard, how he won a world title coming from Ecuador, how he changed his mental training for better results on the mat, his thoughts on modern no-gi tournaments, and more. Check out Johnny’s series’ The Aggressive Open Guard: No-Gi and The Aggressive Spider Guard now on BJJ Fanatics.

To learn more great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques, visit https://www.bjjfanatics.com
BJJ Fanatics was started by a pair of black belts (Bernardo Faria & Michael Zenga) who feel that nothing is more important than improving your BJJ skills as much as possible in the least amount of time.  Their aim was to create a shop for BJJ Students who don’t look at BJJ as a sport – but as a lifestyle.
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