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Space cowboys, cosmic girls, astral bodies, welcome to the Mental Jiujitsu Podcast, and thank you for listening.Today's episode is pulled from my archive vault from nearly 2 1/2 years ago in 2017. A lot has changed since then - as nature would have it - but one thing that I am glad hasn't changed for myself has been recording interviews and convers…
 
On this episode, I'm joined by my great friend and 4x International World Jiujitsu Champion, Margot Ciccarelli, more colloquially known as Mars. Beyond her achievements in the game, her way of thinking, living, and breathing the art have blended into a distinct approach that I hope you have a good time listening to.In this conversation, we cover th…
 
In this episode, I speak with the former FBI Lead Hostage and Kidnapping Negotiator and Head of the Black Swan Group (which, one an important note) is a badass group, Chris Voss. As the author of the negotiation bestseller, "Never Split the Difference" and with over 150 high-stakes negotiations under his belt ranging from bank robberies all the way…
 
In this episode, I speak with the infamous David Weck, creator of the Bosu Ball and the Weck Method. No stranger to controversy, David's mission is to make every step stronger and does what he deems necessary to fulfill this task.We (or I should say, he, as I only speak about 5-10% of the time) cover why he does what he does, the basis of Weck Meth…
 
In this Mental Jiujitsu episode, I speak with my good friend, Bjarte Hiley. Bjarte has invested many years in training the martial arts and studying Taoism and has since gone on to develop Daomove (daomove.com)as a teacher and coach. What I endear about Bjarte is his commitment to living as honestly as he can. There is not one false bone in his bod…
 
Hello everyone, and welcome to the MJJ Podcast. For longtime listeners, welcome back, and if this is your first time listening, I welcome you to Mental Jiujitsu.My name is Jonathan aka Mirth, and I've been really eager to take Mental Jiujitsu to the next level by starting with a new episode featuring a conversation with two people who I lovingly ca…
 
Today's guest, or more precisely, guests, are a power couple known as The Mindful Mover. It's the first time I've talked with more than one person at a time on the podcast, and although I was initially worried about the software being able to record the two at the same time, it worked out handsomely. Some of you have asked me whether or not I have …
 
Today's guest is someone who I've admired for a very long time. He is one of the most elegant and graceful movers on the planet, but what I admire him most for is his ability to reveal himself unapologetically to the world. He is a fascinating thinker, and I had the pleasure of picking his brain for a bit. He's studied countless movement arts and p…
 
Today's guest is none other than Daniel also known as DJ, Murakami. Most know him as one of the country's best 'personal trainers', but I had the pleasure of getting to understand the man known as one of the most organically strong people in the world. He's studied with some of the greats in the world of all things movement, and is extremely adept …
 
In this brilliant episode of Mental Jiujitsu, I sit down with George Masao Yamazawa in his home here in LA. George aka 'G' was born in Durham, North Carolina, and is an 8 time National Poetry Slam Champion, emcee & music artist, and connoisseur of carne asada fries. His most recent stint was in Indonesia, where he served as a Next Level 3.0 Cultura…
 
What are misconceptions about steroids? What to make of the new study linking artificial sweeteners with strokes and dementia?References:http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/04/21/diet-soda-stroke-dementiahttp://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/early/2017/04/20/STROKEAHA.116.016027https://www.walkforthewaiting.org/Team/View/36535/Chasing-ZeroArchitect…
 
In today's episode of Mental Jiujitsu, my guest is a Youtube pioneer and many will recognize him immediately. He started his channel back when Youtube videos first became popular - when his video "I have to deal with stereotypes" was featured on Youtube, he quickly rose in the rankings to become the #1 most subscribed Youtube channel within an extr…
 
In this episode, I sit down and talk with one of my earliest inspirations within the dance and more specifically, breaking/hip-hop culture. (On an important side note, I also want to mention and say thank you to Daniel Choi, or Cho-one, for being my first mentor in this craft as well as introducing me to my guest early in my journey. I'm grateful f…
 
The inaugural episode of Mental Jiujitsu features a good friend of mine, Indigo Ross, a budding comedian to be. Funny story: there was a lot of echo in the room, so we decided to go under a big comforter blanket to block out the ambient noise. It's an interview that I'll never forget.She's been featured in several clubs in Scottsdale and is making …
 
Dr. Phat Vu is a physics professor among many other things at Soka University of America. As one of the most influential professors I've ever had, I sit down with him to talk about social reality, why our emotions are so strong, the meaning of sacrifice, and a whole slew of other topics.His research has been featured in many different publications …
 
Eddie Ng is a businessman who has a knack for giving good advice and letting himself be vulnerable. In this episode, Eddie opens up about his past insecurities, fights with his partner, and how to remain hopeful despite the odds. I first met Eddie when I was a university student (we went to the same uni.), and I knew that he would be a great additi…
 
In this episode, I talk with Nick St. Louis, a physiotherapist from Ottawa, who also heads The Foot Collective (@thefootcollective on Instagram). In a short 6 months, TFC has reached thousands of people on IG and contributed to a massive shift in the way people view or tend to one of the most important body parts - the foot. We cover a tremendous a…
 
Part two of Intermittent Fasting-- you could say the "advanced" mechanics of why people choose to fast. We'll also be covering a more in-depth explanation of how the macros work, and why it's important to keep their levels in check when it comes to building muscle. Macros spotlight: broccoli.The AoA is a proud supporter of Project Zero​ and the Wal…
 
What's the problem with superfoods? Are fruits really that healthy? Why is eating fruit better than drinking juice? All covered here in episode 3 of Managing Your Macros.Show notes: https://architectsofaesthetics.com/2017/03/07/managing-your-macros-3-superfoods-fruits-and-juice/The Architects of Aesthetics - Building a Better Youwww.architectsofaes…
 
What exactly do the macros (i.e. fats, carbs, and proteins) do? (:40) Why should you use macros? (1:57) How macros compares to finances(2:44) The big problem with macros & calorie counting (3:54) Tracking macros in Japan (5:29) Macros for Jasmine Rice (6:23) Macros for Vietnamese Rice Vermicelli (6:49)Be sure to check the show notes for more info:h…
 
New to nutrition? Here's a podcast for you. Learn the basics of macros and the nutritional info for two food products each episode. This time, get the macros for Girl Scouts cereal (!) and homemade brownies. Be sure to check the show notes for more info:https://architectsofaesthetics.com/2017/02/20/managing-your-macros-1-cereal-and-brownies/The Arc…
 
Love is ruthlessLove's an irritantLove's a black holeAll the time spentAll the money spentAll that money lostLove is heavy, manRick RossLove's a bad bossLong nights and long daysGot you Screwed overWorkin overtime but underpaidMinimum wage, Minimum wageCan I get a raise?Keep askin for a raiseBut I can't get a raiseRays of sunshineLove's kinda cloud…
 
Four years ago, I left Japan after a three year stint through the JET Program.It was hard.I don't think enough people talk about that. Whenever you're entering a new phase in life, whatever "home" you might be leaving, you need to keep your sights set forward.If you focus on everything that you're leaving behind, you'll only make yourself more mise…
 
Jon Dao: To rewind just a little bit, you mentioned listening to Stan Bush’s music when you’re feeling down. Is that your preferred method of picking yourself up when you’re down? Just listening to music?Audi: Um, I really don’t feel down anymore. It’s been a number of years since I’ve really felt down. I can’t really answer that question of how I …
 
"It's not just girls who get intimidated going to the free weight area. Guys who aren't cut like Blackout-- I feel it too. The biggest thing you got to keep in mind when you're going in there is you're going there for yourself.You're in there to make a better you, and half the battle is getting there in the first place. Just showing up. Whatever yo…
 
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