The Jiu-Jitsu Therapist Podcast: Episode 38 – BJJ Black Belt Allen Spindel

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Allen Spindel is a BJJ black belt under Josh Griffiths. He earned his black belt in jiu-jitsu at the age of 62. We discuss Allen’s start in martial arts and eventual start in jiu-jitsu. We also discuss Allen’s training regimen and how he stays healthy and competitive in BJJ.

The Jiu-Jitsu Therapist Podcast: Episode 37 – Matt Betzold

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Matt Betzold is a grappler and professional MMA fighter who trains out of Team Alpha Male. Matt joins me on the podcast to discuss his MMA career and his journey as a martial artist who has had to overcome losing part of his leg at a young age. It was interesting getting to know Matt and learn how he has adapted his fighting style to be an effective MMA fighter and jiu-jitsu practitioner.

The Jiu-Jitsu Therapist Podcast: Episode 36-Dr. Chris Moriarty

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Dr. Chris Moriarty is a BJJ Black belt. Some of his main achievements in BJJ include becoming the IBJJF World Champion at Brown Belt, the IBJJF Pan American Champion at Brown Belt, and also the ADCC North American Trials Champion (in 2006). Dr. Moriarty is currently completing his residency in PM&R (Physical Medicine & Rehab). We discuss BJJ-specific injuries, injury prevention for BJJ, the growth and evolution of BJJ, his research and interest in studying BJJ-related injuries, and also his career and accomplishments in BJJ.

THE JIU-JITSU THERAPIST PODCAST: EPISODE 35-Haim Gozali

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On this episode I am joined by Renzo Gracie Black Belt and Bellator MMA figher Haim Gozali. He is the first Israeli to hold the rank of BJJ Black Belt. He is a professional MMA fighter for Bellator and has an upcoming fight on November 16th at Bellator 188 in Tel Aviv, Israel. We discuss his start in BJJ, his martial arts past and future, his injuries, and what it was like training with ADCC Champion Gordon Ryan in this training camp.

The Jiu-JItsu Therapist Podcast: Episode 34-Dr. Ethan Kreiswirth

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On this episode of the podcast, I am joined Dr. Ethan Kreiswirth PhD, ATC. He is a BJJ black belt and the Medical Director for the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation). Dr. Kreiswirth has been training jiu-jitsu since the 1990’s and got his start in BJJ training under Royce Gracie. Dr. Kreiswirth has done numerous research studies and has written articles on BJJ-related injuries. On the podcast we discuss the prevalence and types of injuries in BJJ, injury prevention, rehab techniques, and the different rule sets that are used in various tournaments.