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14: James Vincent on Police Work, Survival, and Always Having a Plan

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take-it-uneasy-james-chiarielloIn episode 14, Josh Vogel and I talk to James Vincent, a BJJ black belt and a police officer,  about police work, Survivorman Les Stroud, Ray Mears, MovNat, Exuberant Animal, gun control, fear vs panic, little guy jiu jitsu, Norwegian heavy water sabotage, boredom, survival as a choice and as a necessity, hiking, climbing trees, kettlebells, CrossFit, the rule of threes, rotisserie chicken, and much more.

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James on fear vs panic in police work:

“You can work with fear, it’s when you panic… If you panic, that’s going to cloud your judgement, and that could get your hurt. It’s okay to have fear, and still be working with that fear, knowing that you have a job to do: you have to accomplish the goal at hand.”

Josh on the importance of respecting nature:

“You can’t say ‘f*** the fridge’ and still expect to get food out of it.”

Josh on your technique being a reflection of who you are physically and mentally:

“You can’t isolate somebody’s technique from their natural attributes… You have your techniques, and you have your attributes that hopefully support those techniques.”

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10: Angela Vogel on Women in Jiu Jitsu, Pastry Grips, and Game of Thrones

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josh-vogel-angela-vogel-podcastIn episode 10, Josh and I talk to Angela Vogel about women in jiu jitsu, Game of Thrones, being married to a black belt, warrior queens, Zenobia, working as a pastry chef, spider-man, knee cut pass, dieting, starting jiu jitsu, dance parties, country songs,  teaching with a focus on transitions, etc.

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Quotes

Angela  on approaching jiu jitsu with confidence:

“Your personality comes out in your jiu jitsu.”

Josh on ignoring belt colors:

“Don’t worry about the belt color, just pretend that everyone you’re rolling with is a white belt. I try to do that with my teachers. I try to pretend like they’re white belts and they still fuck me up but at least I don’t get in my own way.”

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8: Brothers in Jiu Jitsu with Drew and Josh Vogel

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josh-vogel-drew-vogel-ricardo-migliarese-phil-migliareseIn episode 8, I talk to the Vogel brothers (Josh and Drew) about going from white belt to black belt together, training at Balance, competing, training with Saulo and Xande Ribeiro, teaching, the loss of their mom, support from Brian Cimins of Grapplers Quest, Rafael  and Guilherme Mendes, Tom and Terry Brands, the evolution of “basic” jiu jitsu, etc.

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5: Competing as a Black Belt, Antifragile Cats, and Megaton

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whatever-the-weatherIn episode 5, Josh and Lex talk about competing  as a black belt, Antifragile by  N. N. Taleb, Wellington “Megaton” Dias,  uncertainty of competition, No Gi Pans, New York Open, taking the bus, winning and losing, competing as a recreational player, masters vs adult divisions, posting results to Facebook, cross training as a pastry chef, etc.

And also the evolution of opportunistic cats was mentioned:

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4: Olympic Wrestling: Past, Present, and Future

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Dan-Gable1In episode 4, Tim, Josh, and Lex talk about the IOC recommendation to remove wrestling as one of the core Olympic sports, the history of wrestling in the Olympics, IOC, FILA, Dan Gable, Aleksandr Karelin, Rulon Gardner, pankration, professional wrestling, squash, facing an aggressive opponent in competition, etc.

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Here’s a good video on “The Fight to Save Olympic Wrestling”. This Sunday, September 8, the IOC will vote on whether or not to include wrestling in the 2020 Olympics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWZkzik2Ejw

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3: A Riddle Within a Riddle

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badwater-ultramarathon-runnersIn episode 3, Lex and Josh talk about the ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes, the many different flavors of Josh Vogel, twitter stardom, burning off excess pain, MovNat, learning new languages, handstands in French, levels of immersion, Josh’s birthday, John Danaher, Royce Gracie, skating in the 90s, Thrashin’, True Romance, Steve Plyler’s black belt hair, money in sports, a “fight is never over”, catch wrestling, Salt n  Pepa, nut butters, flow rolling, etc.

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1: Unbroken Rapscallion

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In episode 1, Lex and Josh talk about Louis Zamperini, the four minute mile, white belt problems, grace in movement, and kneebars.

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Speech excerpt in the intro song comes from JFK’s speech at Rice University in 1962. Here’s the relevant part, but I urge to go read the whole thing:

But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? … We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.