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Seph Smith

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159 - Seph Smith on BJJ, Combat Sambo, and Competition Mindset

The Strenuous Life Podcast with Stephan Kesting

Loved chatting with articulate Seph Smith, Ryan Hall's first BJJ black belt and a Combat Sambo black belt as well!  We cover training leglocks safely, competing in Judo and Sambo, his instructional products, potentially career-ending injuries, where the sport of Jiu-jitsu is headed, developing a well rounded game, and tips for performing well in competition. Find out more about Seph's school in Richmond VA at http://www.upstreambjj.com Find out more about Seph's BJJ mini-courses at https://upstream-bjj.teachable.com/courses Follow Seph on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sephwillkillyou/?hl=en Finally, if you enjoyed this episode the single best thing you can do to help me (and get more episodes out for you faster) is to go and subscribe to the podcast right now.  I can't tell you how much that moves the needle. And if you've already done that then a rating and review would be super-appreciated.  It may seem silly but it REALLY helps! Thank you so much Stephan


27 Jul 2018

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Seph Smith of Upstream BJJ: March 26

Dirty White Belt Radio

Seph Smith of Upstream BJJ has trained and competed at the highest level, and now has his own school in Richmond, Virginia. Seph taught a well-attended, well-received leglock seminar in Durham this weekend, and he joined us to talk about ideal training methods, footlocks, the best and toughest people he's trained with, why he identifies with sloths (and whether he identifies more with two- or three-toed sloths), why mayonnaise is the grossest, who his favorite jiujitsu athletes to watch are, and what his time as an uke on the Ryan Hall DVDs was like. Most importantly, we learn what creatures Seph would defend his lair with if he became a supervillain. Plus, live on the air, we make plans to produce a Seph Smith instructional DVD -- and we're going to make this happen for You, The Listener. Don't miss this one. Thanks as always to our sponsors, Toro BJJ, Cageside Fight Co. & US Grappling! Check out the new Toro BJJ "East Coast" gi, and register for US Grappling Charlotte April 22-23!


26 Mar 2017

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Epi 114 Go Up Stream And Roll With Seph Smith

BjjBrick Podcast- BJJ, no-gi and good times!

The BjjBrick Podcast is in iTunes, Stitcher radio, and RSS link for Andriod We are excited to bring you Seph Smith this week on The BjjBrick Podcast.  Seph is the first person to be promoted to Black Belt under Ryan Hall.  Seph recently opened his own BJJ school called Up Stream BJJ. We talk about: Opening his own school The type of game he plays Why some people have a negative view of leg locks Why leg locks can have a negative effect of some students progression When students should start to do leg locks Training safely Some difficulties with opening his gym Ryan Hall in the UFC The attitude it takes to get good at BJJ Links: Up Stream BJJ Inverted Gear Just Another Lion To Kill LTD Edition Rashguard Quote of the week: "A wrestling match in just the laws of physics"  Neil deGrasse Tyson Article of the week: 12 life lessons kids learn fast in Jiu-Jitsu Catch us next week for another episode of The BjjBrick Podcast

1hr 41mins

21 Dec 2015