Espada Podcast

Keep Sharp | Stay Disciplined

Join me and my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, Carlos David Oliveira, on this podcast. Here we will discuss some thoughts about Old School and New School methods regarding this martial art. Very good talk for sure!

  • Introducing my instructor, Carlos David Oliveira
  • Poverty in Brazil is different than the U.S.
  • How martial arts leads to a better life
  • The trampoline effect
  • BJJ was once only available to the rich
  • Success realized
  • How BJJ came to the U.S.
  • From vale tudo to BJJ
  • Highlighting some differences
  • Realistic application in the cage
  • Opinions and preferences
  • Finding balance
  • Specializing
  • Identifying your goals
  • Bigger than it seems
  • Individualizing
  • Final thoughts
    • How to pick a place to train
    • Insider on how he first started
  • OSS

In this episode, I want to talk about quitting or maybe to take a quick break from it all. It comes up all the time. It comes up for everyone. How do you deal with the choice to quit?

  • The question "What do I do when I want to quit?"
  • Self study
  • How good do you want to be?
  • When should you quit?
  • Face your ego. Face your weaknesses
  • The value of the white belt
  • The reasons you started in the first place
  • The waste of excuses
  • Commit to your word
  • What it does
  • What you get
  • True freedom
  • Shout out to Tony Robbins
  • An honest go
  • How I help balance family life and the martial arts lifestyle
  • Time management
  • Reverting to old habits
  • Woes of Burn Out
  • The Profession-Family-Self Triangle
  • Balance the mind. Balance the Ego.
  • Like minded people
  • Giving it a shot

In this episode, I touch base on connecting with people and how there the death of relationships is influenced by social media.

  • How social media is the death to relationships
  • Let me pick on Facebook
  • Breeding ground for narcissism
  • Effects of withdrawal from social media
  • The grounds for terminating a relationship
  • What is the growth of relationships
  • The face to face
  • Relationship pressure
  • Holding each other accountable
  • Bond
  • Recognizing intent for bond
  • Say no to the 45 minute text conversation
  • Appreciating a tempered relationship
  • Withdrawal and being brought back
  • Meaningfulness of story telling in person
  • Effects of "real" communication
  • Expectation and implications of digital support vs being present
  • Balancing everyone's lives
  • How to recognized your efforts 

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Updated October 8, 2019

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