After a 2 week long hiatus due to Helene losing her voice and a crazy schedule, we're back with another episode of the show! Today we recorded first thing on one jetlagged morning, straight from Singapore.
This morning we had an interview planned which sadly fell through. Instead we decided to hit record right as we woke up, and ended up having an interesting conversation about the differences between BJJ and Muay Thai both physically and mentally.
This episode we discuss internet fame, and the latest fashionable trend towards being controversial online, and the recent surge of more fascist attitudes.
On today's episode we get a little into our theories on training and coaching, some of our homemade food projects for the week, and plans for a completely hypothetical farm-life one day in the future.
This week we start off focusing on a couple of new healthy tips that we'll be trying in our diets. Aaron also takes us through his first week as head Muay Thai coach at London Fight Factory.
In today's episode we recap the brilliant seminar with Cobrinha this past Saturday. We get into the benefits of inspiration, training in different ways than you are used to, and even a little bit of Chinese mythology.
We've got a dark one for you today...
This episode is all about new technologies and alternate futures. We ask ourselves a lot of tough questions, listen up and tell us what YOU would do.
Listen to the end for our bonus track of the week by our friends at Marble Eyes.
In today's episode we give a rundown of our top 4 culprits for martial arts nonsense. We can't believe that people still pay money to learn how to blast people with Chi, but it happens.
Also, what does Meryl Streep know about martial arts?
Listen to the end for our song of the week from our friends at Act Cool.
In this episode, we review the outrageous discrepancies in UFC fight purses, including the recent Rousey vs Nunes match.
Discover all about Helene's weekend of delicious food and pole dancing, as well as her love of gypsy callout videos on youtube.
Also this episode, our song of the week is brought to you by the fantastic Marble Eyes from here in London.
Happy New Year!
Welcome back to the first episode of what should be another great year for the show. In this episode we go through our best moments from 2016 both in and out of the podcast.
We're also starting a new feature at the end of each episode, stay tuned for music from friends of the show. This week we feature a track by Act Cool, who you can listen to on Soundcloud.
The best thing about the IBAHpodcast is absolutely all the friendships we have created and deepened as a result of a few recording sessions. Not only do we get to meet new people, but we get to learn so much more about those closest to us.
We originally met Bain (we say "bah-een", you probably say "bayn") through BJJ and as a result have become a small part of his journey founding bainstore.com. It's such a unique concept combining real artwork and clothing in a very special and interesting way.
Not only that but today is a double header! We also have our other good friend and sponsor (and Bain's missus herself), Lauren Roerick, founder of The Undepression Project on the show too.
As we're releasing this on the 25th December, we'll also wish you a Merry Christmas. Whatever you do during the holiday period and whatever it means to you, it's still just a great excuse to get together with family and friends, enjoy some great food, and hopefully avoid fighting one another, even just for a day.
This is our last episode until 2017! It's been an amazing year for the show and we can't wait to keep it going in the new one!
This week we bring you another very special guest. BJJ black belt and coach "Mineiro" is a long time friend of our club, and an inspirational character to have on the mats with us. We get a little into the philosophy of BJJ, team spirit, loyalty and the lifestyle of a martial artist in this episode.
We've wanted to have Marcelo on for a while so we hope you enjoy the episode as much as we did!
This is a festive episode complete with sleigh bells.
Discover the real story of Christmas as told by Helene, as well as family traditions and tasty holiday food. Turns out lying to your kids about Santa isn't a thing where Helene comes from. Aaron also explores all the other lies he's believed in during his childhood.
After a well deserved rest for Aaron after his fight last week, we're back with a reflection on the stress we've been through in the last month running up to his MMA comeback.
In this episode, we visit not only the difficulties of getting mentally ready as a fighter but also of accompanying a fighter to the cage on fight day.
We both go through some stressful moments in our childhood and how we overcame them in our own ways and we finish off with Helene's best dad joke, beautifully delivered, of course.
This episode goes deep.
Both of our hosts have had very different upbringings when it comes to the instillment of self confidence in each of them. For Aaron, it was a shower of love and encouragement from day one. For Helene it was more the acknowledgement that to get good at something, you had to grind it out and work for it.
We touch on transformations of character, growing up and being an adult and how each of us has gotten where we are today. It was a hard one to do, but we think it was worth it.
We can't believe a lot of things this week.
We can't believe the UK voted to leave the EU, we can't believe Donald Trump is the president of the united states, and we can't believe how damn tasty real Mexican food can be.
Despite all the craziness going on in the world at the moment, let us lighten the mood a little with some talk about some of our favourite Mexican dishes. From tamales to chilaquiles, we've had a fair bit recently.
You asked for him and we got him! Our guest today is a well known face on the BJJ competition scene and a well loved face at our gym too.
"AP" talks to us today about his journey through martial arts, how it helped him to grow as a person and what he's realised it taught him throughout the years.
He not only takes us through his mentality and approach, but we even get into the all important questions on diet, breathing, and how to deal with a bully.
As usual it was a pleasure to have one of our friends to talk with on the show. Not only is "AP" a great teammate, but he's also an inspiration to us both.
This episode of the podcast is all about the apocalypse. Well...the apocalypse and jiu jitsu among other things.
On our recent trip to the US we ended up binge watching 4 seasons of The Walking Dead with Aaron's mom. We ended up hooked.
But watching the show, we found ourselves asking a lot of questions. What would we do? Who would we save? How would we act? It made for some pretty interesting conversations on survival and what's really important.
Of course, we also cover the recent grading at LFF where Helene was awarded her purple belt by the coach.
Today's episode we cover the past week where we went down to support the team at the London International Open here in the UK.
As part of the growing women's team at LFF, Helene gives her insight on the stresses and strains of coaching the new team, and the effects that competition can have on everyone, usually in quite different ways.
The core of this episode is that internal argument between discipline and motivation. Do they always go hand in hand? Which should you feed more, if any? What do you do when one goes away for a period of time? These are all things we go through regularly, and hopefully you will understand what we mean as we explore it a little in this episode.
After 3 weeks away, the podcast returns for a very food heavy episode, just the way we like it.
We review where to go and what to eat at some of our favourite spots during our trip. We started off in Los Angeles and made our way down to San Diego in our quest for the best taco we could find.
Family time also played a big part of the trip, as did dogs, cats, politics and even The Walking Dead...
To be honest, we did so much we couldn't even fit it into this episode! It was a great trip but it's still so good being back home.
Welcome back to another episode of the show!
This week we interview the founder of the Undepression Project, Lauren Roerick, who also happens to be the partner of long time friend and sponsor of the show, Bain!
Depression is an under diagnosed mental health condition that affects about 1 in 10 people, meaning someone you know most likely suffering from this condition to varying degrees. Today we learn about it's signs, symptoms and the solutions you can put in place to combat its effects on your day to day life. It turns out that Yoga can be pretty effective!
Lauren's project is a great one, and as you'll learn, something of a personal journey too. It was fascinating to learn about this subject and a really fun episode to record.
It's been a while!
We've been going through a bit of a mad one at the minute. Between holidays, moving house and various parties, we really haven't had the time we needed to get this episode out to schedule!
That being said, it's a fun one. We get a little sneak peak at drunk Helene, dive into our old school lives and talk both bullies and hypothetical parenting techniques.
It's good to get back on the mic and record for everyone again, more coming soon!
So we just got back from St Malo in Brittany, France where we've absolutely stuffed our faces and forgotten about all athletic aspirations for a week.
Today we review all the highlights on those indulgences, from meat, cheese and bread to dessert we cover it all. Top tip: maybe don't listen to this during a weight cut or training camp. Or maybe do? I guess it depends on what you're into!
As we recorded this the morning of the same day we released it, we also had time to catch up on the latest UFC events which saw Carlos Condit face Demian Maia as well as a few other highlights.
It's good to be back, and it's good to be getting a new episode out for you all!
We finally got him. THE Micah joins us on this special episode of the podcast.
As he's been staying with us before he heads of to University to study film, the filmmaker in the family talks all the usual topics with Helene and Aaron.
We hear about his return to Brazilian jiu jitsu (after continuous pressure from our hosts), injuries, grave wounds, Facebook etiquette and bodily functions this time around. We also hear about that funny time the police raided Aaron's house while Micah was visiting a few years back.
It's a very random episode as usual so we hope it entertains!
Well...not quite, but close enough. Sakuraba is the nickname for a training partner and close friend of Helene and Aaron, and joins them as a special guest this episode.
As you may imagine, it's full of classic stories about BJJ, our mutual friend and coach Luiz "Manxinha" Ribeiro and Yoga. Namaste.
Originally we wanted Saku on to talk about the before mentioned yoga and how it's greatly helped his overall Jiu Jitsu game, but as you might imagine, we get pretty sidetracked with lots of other good stuff.
Anyone who knows "Sexyraba" will know his dry sense of humour, intelligent insights and way with words make him a great conversationalist, and those of you who don't; we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!