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Author: Higher Jiu Jitsu

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The HJJ Stories Show brings to light the joys of Gracie Jiu Jitsu for the everyday people that learn at our school.
22 Episodes
AJ started at Higher Jiu Jitsu with the intention of building on what he already knew. Little by little, he realised this wasn't enough. He couldn't keep improving without giving in to the process. So he surrendered, adjusted his attitude to training, gave in to the learning, and everything changed. A brilliant conversation and hopefully one you enjoy listening to!
Coach John talks to HJJ student Jamil. Growing up in a rough part of Sydney, Jamil was encouraged into the martial arts by his dad. From Kung Fu to boxing to Kali, Jamil has done it all. Early on, he was asked - 'Why?' This stuck, and he searched, and he trained, and he questioned. Then he found Higher Jiu Jitsu. This is his story.
Brad sits down with Emma and Phoebe to discuss their recent competition at Australian Girls in Gi. Phoebe shares her jiu jitsu story to date, and Emma talks about her excitement and expectations around her upcoming blue belt test.
Brad and John sit down with Phil Grapsas, the head instructor of Leverage Jiu Jitsu to discuss his jiu jitsu journey.Phil has been training jiu jitsu since February 1999 and is a black belt under Pedro Sauer. Phil Grapsas has been instrumental with helping John get Higher Jiu Jitsu off the ground. He has been a coach, confidant and friend of John's for several years now and his jiu jitsu and coaching ability is respected by everyone invovled with Higher Jiu Jitsu and the Pedro Sauer Association.Enjoy.
Josh has been training with Higher Jiu Jitsu since he started jiu jitsu. He has committed his time and efforts to learning jiu jitsu the right way. Accordingly, he has been promoted to blue belt recently.This is his story!Oss.
In the third and final episode Andrew outlines the details of a road rage incident and ensuing publicity that he was involved with in early 2018.Enjoy.
This episode of the podcast is part 2 of a 3 part series with Andrew Nerlich. This episode constitutes the last 20 years of martial arts training that Andrew has undertaken. Primarily involving Wing Chun and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.Stay tuned for part 3 of the 3 part series which will be released next week.Oss.
With over 40 years of experience Andrew Nerlich is a life long martial artist. Andrew has a gold sash in Wing Chun and a first degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This episode of the podcast is Part 1 of a 3 part series featuring Andrew Nerlich. Part 1 - covers the first 20 years of Andrew's martial arts training. Part 2 - covers the second 20 years of Andrew's martial arts training.Part 3 - outlines a road rage incident that made national television in 2018 where Andrew was a victim. Part 3 concludes with some advice that Andrew has for martial arts practitioners that are early in their journey.Please tune in and enjoy.
Brad sits down with the head instructor and owner of Higher Jiu Jitsu, John Smallios. This episode explores the journey of John's path to starting Higher Jiu Jitsu and becoming affiliated with the Pedro Sauer Association. It includes all things Higher Jiu Jitsu and is absolutely one episode that every listener of this podcast should tune into.Oss.
Tim Beech began his martial arts journey during the latter years of school. He started with Karate and Filipino martial arts. This led him into Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu jitsu and ultimately MMA. In 2015 Tim was an integral member of 'The Commune' before it became Higher Jiu Jitsu. Tim wanted to pursue his MMA dreams so he joined SBG Australia when they opened in Sydney. After a bad run of injuries in 2017/18 Tim has been sharpening his skill set and will be resuming his MMA pursuit in 2019. It was great to chat with him!We have an Instagram account now! Follow us @higherjiujitsu & @hjj_stories_podcast . Oss
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