Jiu Jitsu Junction Podcast

by Andre Hansel

The Jiu Jitsu Junction podcast features content relating to BJJ and aims to make learning and practicing jiu-jitsu as effective, positive, and rewarding as possible.

These podcasts are done with beginner to intermediate jiu-jitsu athletes in mind but can benefit anybody involved in BJJ.

The podcast is available with video and is posted on YouTube on this channel:

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • 9 Pillar of a Competent Jiu Jitsu Martial Artist

    9 Pillar of a Competent Jiu Jitsu Martial Artist

    In this episode of the Jiu Jitsu Junction podcast Andre and Chase talk about the pillars of what make you a competent BJJ martial artist. They go over physical, mental, and skill development oriented categories to develop to be a well rounded martial artist in jiu jitsu.

  • What Makes BJJ a Great Platform for Self-Development

    What Makes BJJ a Great Platform for Self-Development

    In this episode of the Jiu Jitsu Junction podcast Andre and Chase break down what makes BJJ such an ideal way to practice self-development. Some of the topics discussed: • Practicing social skills • What makes jiu jitsu hard • Novelty and the difficulty line • The network effect in the BJJ community Sorry for the small buzzing audio sound - will try to fix it in future episodes with our new setup!

  • Maximizing Jiu Jitsu Progress on Minimal Schedule (1-2 Classes a Week)

    Maximizing Jiu Jitsu Progress on Minimal Schedule (1-2 Classes a Week)

    In this episode of the Jiu Jitsu Junction podcast, Andre and Chase discuss how to get the most out of training only 1-2 sessions per week. It can be challenging to learn on a minimal schedule. Andre and Chase talk about what we can do to make progress if you have trouble making it to enough classes. Discussed in the episode: How to get the most out of each class Cross-training at another jiu jitsu school High value alternative activities The role of BJJ private lessons How to do mental repetitions Developing general fitness Using grappling dummies Doing on air movements

  • How to Learn Jiu Jitsu Late Escapes Safely | Ep. 40

    How to Learn Jiu Jitsu Late Escapes Safely | Ep. 40

    In this episode of the Jiu Jitsu Junction podcast, Andre and Chase discuss how to navigate learning late escapes in submission grappling. They talk about: Why late escapes are neglected in BJJ training Which late escapes are safest to start to train first How to select the right training partner to learn late escapes How to train late escapes in a typical jiu jitsu gym environment

  • How to Train Hard in BJJ (And Make Progress Safely)

    How to Train Hard in BJJ (And Make Progress Safely)

    In this episode of the Jiu Jitsu Junction podcast, Andre and Chase discuss how to approach training hard to maximize your experience on the mats in BJJ. Throughout the discussion they talk about how wrestling handles intensity and what lessons we can carry over and adapt to jiu jitsu. Some topics discussed: The difference between hard drilling and hard rolling in jiu jitsu When it's bad to train hard When it's good to train hard How to maximize skill development with hard training How to ask your training partners for the intensity you need