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In this sixth instalment of the GiReviews podcast, I got to chat with Tom Callos, father of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu phenom Keenan Cornelius.
Most of you likely know Tom through in ongoing dialogue regarding martial arts instruction and the recent controversy surrounding Team Lloyd Irvin. But, even if you haven't heard of him and have no idea what I'm talking about, this is going to be a truly enjoyable listen.
In this fifth installment of the GiReviews podcast, we have a chat with William Wayland of Powering Through. Most of you likely know him as a Strength and Conditioning coach that I have written about before in the past. William puts out so much great information for free that I really couldn't resist having him on the podcast.
In this session, William and I chat about:
In this fourth session of the GiReviews Podcast, we have a chance to sit down with Andre Galvao Black Belt, Tim Sledd!
Tim has a really fantastic story and we're incredibly excited to support his
*Note: I'm super excited for the episode because we've finally fixed our recording problems and the audio clarity is infinitely better!
In this session, Tim and I talk about:
In this third session of the GiReviews Podcast, we have the honor to feature Jon Thomas of Tap Cancer Out. Tap Cancer Out is an amazing Jiu-Jitsu based charity with a very cool story. Thanks so much to Jon for being on the show!
In this session, Jon and I talk about:
In this session of the GiReviews podcast, we get into the story of Matt Benyon, one of the owners of Scramble. Scramble is known for its quirky, bold, and clean designs and after you listen to the interview, I am sure you'll see where they come from. Thanks again to Matt for being on the show!
In this session, Matt and I chat about:
His experience living and training in Japan for 4 years
What exactly “Martial Farts” is
Where Scramble came from
Why I'm not man enough to go “full spats”
Why Matt loves working with other brands
Why grappling spats are so addictive
How he stays focused and productive
His advice for people looking to live a fun and productive life
Plus a lot more…
Items mentioned in this podcast include:
Remembering Grace – an amazing Sakuraba video
Please take note: The way that I recorded this first podcast will be improved upon in future episodes. Future podcast episodes will be much, MUCH better and we'll definitely have Matt on again! Thanks for your patience!
Even before I ever released the first episode of the GiReviews Podcast, I was a huge fan of podcasts in general.
I love things in audio format. In fact, as I type this, I have a podcast interview of Josh Waitzkin playing in the background.
If you’re a fan of podcasts, I would first recommend that you download our first episode and check us out on iTunes. But, admittedly, I’m biased.
If you want to really get some amazing content, I highly recommend these other BJJ podcasts:
The very first ever episode of the GiReviews Podcast!
(No Jar Jar Binks jokes, I promise)
If you look below, there's a handy-dandy link to let you save it to your computer, or you can click on the little play button below to listen to it here on the blog.
A lot of you already know a ton about me, but I think you'll learn a lot more in this first podcast. I also go over how the show will run in the future and why type of ridiculousness you can expect in the future!
I've gotten a lot of questions in the last few days about why I've decided to start a podcast. Especially when everything that I might talk about is either on this site, or in the eBook you get from signing up for the mailing list.
There are essentially 5 reasons that I think it's important to produce a podcast, in addition to the content here on the website:
The stated goal of GiReviews.Net is to help as many people as possible with buying, using, and maintaining their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gis.
A podcast will help me reach, and help, an even wider audience with the added exposure on a new medium.
A podcast is vastly more consumable than a website, especially given the time and place. Now you can enjoy new content when you are driving, travelling, resurfacing your driveway, taking your private jet to Fiji, etc.
There are just times when reading the site isn't very convenient and this will be a great alternative.
One of the best interviews I've ever heard was Joe Rogan's podcast with Tim Ferriss. It was roughly 150 minutes long.
Can you imagine trying to read the transcript from that? It would be BRUTAL. I think interviews in audio are WAY better than video.
I already have a lot of guests lined up for the show and I can't wait to get them on here!!!
Sure, interviews with big names in the business and in BJJ are great, but now I can give back even more to my readers. A few weeks ago I sent out an email about this podcast and not only did you help me create the tagline for the show, but you gave me the idea to interview the most important person in the GiReviews community: YOU!
You leave a lot of great comments on every single post and I think a lot of the discussions that go on here would be great for the podcast.
I don't think you training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or any type of grappling sport, without enjoying being challenged. Starting a new venture, on top of all of the other work on the site, social media, email, etc. is quite a task. It's a challenege of learning all the new technology, paying for all the new technology, and finding the time to write, create, produce and coordinate content.
But I'm up for it. And I'm sure you are too!
And, to be frank, I'm freaking pumped about it. Pumpitude is officially off the charts.
I sincerely hope this list has given you a bit more insight into why I've been so gung-ho about the new podcast. And I hope that it's made you at least half as excited as it's made me!