Our long-awaited AGIG Camp podcast is finally here! We go into meticulous detail about our experience at the camp. This includes our journey from Albany WA, all the way to Broken Bay Island NSW, where the camp was held. We did our best to chronologically regale the events of the weekend to give the most accurate account of the camp. Nearly 150 campers from all over, 6 female black belts, 2 UFC fighters, 4 seminars, 4 rolling sessions and about 15 hours of BJJ all together made for an epic experience. We hope you enjoy the podcast and we are sorry about the wait!
This week we discuss more in-depth about tech, specifically what we are currently working as well as past techniques/submissions that were our strengths and go-to moves. We tie this in with our current drive to revisit some basics and build on recent technical pursuits. Also in this episode is a discussion on introducing BJJ to family or friends, whether we have, will or would. The subject matter for this episode was something specifically requested from listeners that ended up being a very engaging talk. Thank you all for the feedback and please keep it up!
This week we had the pleasure of talking to Nat Frankcombe, Australia’s first female 10th planet Brown belt! Hannah and Nat have had correspondence for 3 years and have never actually met, so it was their first opportunity to meet “face to face” - well via video call.
Nat discusses her past and current competitions, having done a number of super fights this year as well as discussing training and work balance, helping run and grow the 10th planet gym in Hobart, Tasmania.
Final Note: After a total rigmarole prior to calling Nat, we FINALLY got the audio settings sorted for our correspondence podcasts! This was a total win in our books.
Ever had one of those sessions where you cop a beating? Reckon you cracked the shits worse than Hannah last weekend? Unlikely. Hannah goes over her dummy spit and also talks through her woes of gauaging her level against higher belts. We also talk training over Christmas break and celebrate our wins of the year.
This weeks coaches podcast introduces you to Kyle Skiba. Black Belt from Perth WA and coaches for his club Legion 13 and affiliates. He’s trained under Roger Gracie in London and competed many times in both Australia and overseas. We chat to him about his coaching and competing experiences, his journey from White to Black, his coaching philosophies and inspirations. Oh, and yes he’s also Joh’s boyfriend.
We are also happy to let you know the audio quality is on point! Finally!
Casual, short term, long term, friends and family feels. We detail our experience with relationships throughout our jiu jitsu journey. Relationship play a major role in everyone’s lives and when you enter a jiu jitsu, amazing bonds and relationships are formed, whether that be between friends or chemistry between two people - let’s face it, it’s going to happen. Hannah explains what it’s been like having a husband who doesn’t train and the challenges that arise with that. Joh talks about her experience with casual, short term and long term relationships with other BJJ people.
It’s definitely a podcast we felt could be relative to many listeners.
Presenting to you all our coach Chris Mazzali! Chris has had a very interesting journey in martial arts. Becoming a martial arts coach was always something he envisioned for himself and we’ve been so fortunate to have him as our mentor. While he didn’t start with BJJ first, it’s been the arts that he’s found husband place in, though he still incorporates many other martial arts and principals in the things he teaches us. There was so much we wanted to talk to him about that we couldn’t fit in to our time frame. We hope you enjoy our chat with him as much as we did.
While the chat seems to begin abruptly, please know we talked and laughed a whole lot of shit before the proper podcast began.
Our fortnightly catch up ended up a podcast of some random rambley chats. But in saying that we did both discuss how we are dealing with busy times and scheduling. We both have a lot going on and like everybody, you have to choose what you prioritise. Sometimes you have to give up somethings or give up free time. We talk competition break and upcoming things on the agenda.
Hopefully you find it a good listen even if we talk some random stuff.
Our first coach’s podcast! We chat with Jess Fraser, a female Black Belt based in Melbourne. She is the woman responsible for the amazing organization Australian Girls in Gi (AGIG), which you will have heard us talk about numerous times. We definitely got a great amount out of this chat, so hopefully it does the same for you listeners!
We do have to apologise for the the quality of this recording. Turns out correspondence podcasting is very hard work and we haven’t quite figured it out yet. We hope you can still stick around and listen even though it’s not up to our usual standard.
So sometime you have everything planned out perfectly. Then life gets in the way...
This ep we explain what has been going on with us. Life has been a little hectic lately.
We promise the season of the coaches is coming soon.