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The Chewjitsu Podcast

May 17, 2021

On this episode of the podcast, Chewy and Eugene discuss their thoughts Gordon Ryan’s comment on Gi Jiu-Jitsu being phased out over the next 10 years.

We discuss our opinions on this topic, what rule sets/changes could make Gi Jiu-Jitsu more exciting, and we also do a live Q&A session.


34:50 The rule change that could make Gi BJJ more exciting.

48:36 Have you ever farted on someone while training?

49:00 Fight predictions for Oliveira vs. Chandler.

51:30 How to open a gym and become a BJJ black belt.

56:18 How do you improve cardio for BJJ?

59:40 Tips on training BJJ with a herniated disc.

1:05:24 Would you recommend learning takedowns as a white belt?

1:09:00 A friend is coming to my gym and wants me to ask about keeping the stripes on his belt.

1:11:12 How to use long arms to my advantage?

1:13:00 Tips on how to train Jiu-Jitsu with lower energy levels.

1:21:00 How to build your game around the Kimura grip/submission.

1:24:00 How to be less scary if you’re a bigger person training with someone smaller.

1:27:20 My BJJ gym is competing in a tournament and I feel that I have to compete even though I don’t enjoy competing.

1:33:30 How to train against larger opponents.

1:37:20 How to avoid cauliflower ear.

1:39:15 Thoughts on opening a gym as a purple belt (continued).

1:42:00 How friendly is Chewy’s gym to visitors?

1:45:25 What to do if someone’s beard gets in the way of a collar choke?

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