Josh McKinney joins the show to talk about competition mentality, the white belt struggle, running an efficient school and overcoming plateaus. He also trades funny podcasting stories with Ryan about his own show “The I Suck as Jiu-Jitsu Podcast”. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Origins
  • Finding Jiu-Jitsu
  • Training with MMA stars of the midwest
  • The development of his style
  • The benefits of training with adults as a kid
  • Suffering through the white belt phase
  • Making improvements on the mats
  • How teaching helps your own Jiu-Jitsu
  • Learning how to compete
  • Accepting losses in competition
  • Plateaus
  • Starting his podcast
  • The Pummel
  • Opening his academy
  • Running an efficient academy
  • Why he doesn’t use contracts
  • Maintaining a healthy gym culture
  • Enforcers and the academy eco-system
  • Kids classes
  • Knee cut passing
  • His BJJ Fanatics instructional (Coupon Code GrapplingCentral15)
  • Simplifying Jiu-Jitsu
  • 2021 goals