Higher Jiu Jitsu Stories Show

Higher Jiu Jitsu Stories Show

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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.


#019 Be Here Now w/ AJ Bhardwaj
Feb 22 • 60 min
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,…
#018 Start with Why w/ Jamil Ispahany
Feb 15 • 71 min
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…
#017 Girls in Gis w/ Emma Gibson & Phoebe Lawrie
Jan 24 • 54 min
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.
#016 Leverage Jiu Jitsu w/ Phil Grapsas & John Smallios
Jan 17 • 96 min
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…
#015 Impermanence of Jiu Jitsu w/ Josh Martin
Jan 11 • 55 min
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.
#014 Part 3 - A Lifetime On The Mats w/ Andrew Nerlich
Dec 28, 2018 • 59 min
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.
#014 Part 2 - A Lifetime On The Mats w/ Andrew Nerlich
Dec 24, 2018 • 146 min
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…
#014 Part 1 - A Lifetime On The Mats w/ Andrew Nerlich
Dec 13, 2018 • 57 min
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.…
#013 Roots of Higher w/ John Smallios
Dec 6, 2018 • 113 min
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…
#012 Life’s a Beech w/ Tim Beech
Nov 30, 2018 • 80 min
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’…
#011 Antediluvian Times w/ Oscar Loudon
Nov 22, 2018 • 88 min
Oscar Loudon has been training jiu jitsu since 29 January 2009. Coincidentally the date of death of the one and only, GM Helio Gracie. Since that time jiu jitsu has played a large part in Oscar’s life. He has experience with training, competing, coaching…
#010 The Scientific Method w/ Nick Avery
Nov 15, 2018 • 82 min
Nick “MrFixIt” Avery has trained martial arts for the better half of his life. From the humble beginnings of Tae Kwon Do, his path led him to BJJ, and eventually Higher Jiu Jitsu. With many fascinating stories to share, this episode includes everything…
#009 A Deep Dive w/ Aaron Morelli
Nov 8, 2018 • 77 min
Brad sits down with HJJ’s Aaron Morelli. Aaron was introduced to martial arts through his father early on in life. Soon after he switched his attention to swimming, where he competed at an elite level. Having stepped back on the mats, Aaron is excited to…
#008 The Impairo Life w/ Savvas Klerides
Nov 5, 2018 • 65 min
John sits with Savva in Melbourne to discuss Savva’s journey into the martial arts, his challenges with rheumatoid arthritis and persistent injuries, the birth of the Impaired Grappler, and the reasons for staying on the mats.
#007 Violent Delights w/ Mr Minksy
Nov 1, 2018 • 67 min
With a martial arts background from early in life Mr Minksy has an interesting story to share. Which of course includes his journey with Higher Jiu Jitsu and the discovery that training martial arts doesn’t always need to include dire physical…
#006 The Jits Life w/ Matt Voger Mason
Oct 25, 2018 • 64 min
Brad sits down with Higher Jiu Jitsu purple belt Matt Voger Mason. Matt shares his jiu jitsu journey including previous martial arts, his experiences with competition and his view on both learning and coaching jiu jitsu. Matt is very technical and well…
#005 Girls in Gis w/ Emma Gibson
Oct 19, 2018 • 64 min
The JitsBros sit down with HJJLadies leader Emma Gibson to discuss her journey with jiu jitsu so far. We talk about the life changing effects of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, her intentions with competition, and what’s in store for her jiu jitsu journey ahead.
#004 Joys of Higher Jiu Jitsu w/ Brendan & Matt
Oct 12, 2018 • 75 min
Brad gets together with HJJ aficionados Matt Voger Mason & Brendan Byrne. First part is a talk all things jiu jitsu including the experience of learning together at Higher under John Smallios. In the second part, we discuss the McGregor vs Khabib match up…
#003 The Martial Arts Life w/Braden Anderson
Oct 5, 2018 • 75 min
Brad is joined by his good friend Braden. They talk all things martial arts, from Braden’s 10 years experience working in the security industry to his training and fighting in MMA, Muay Thai and grappling. They also delve into this weekend’s upcoming…
#002 Superpowers of Self Defence w/ Danny Willmott
Oct 4, 2018 • 46 min
Brad sits down with Danny to discuss a recent event that occurred on the streets of Sydney and how his Gracie Jiu Jitsu self defence training kept him and his loved ones safe.
#001 The Benefits of Learning Jiu Jitsu w/ Brad & Leon
Oct 4, 2018 • 38 min
On this episode the JitsBros Brad and Leon discuss all matters of the mats and how to get the biggest benefit from your training in Gracie Jiu Jitsu.
#000 Introduction w/ Brad Hampson
Oct 4, 2018 • 9 min
Brad introduces the HJJStories Show, outlines how it began, who the JitsBros are, and why we’re doing this.