B-Team Jiu Jitsu: Craig Jones, Nicky Rod, and Nicky Ryan | Lex Fridman Podcast #363 | Summary and Q&A

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B-Team Jiu Jitsu: Craig Jones, Nicky Rod, and Nicky Ryan | Lex Fridman Podcast #363

TL;DR

Craig Jones, Nicky Rod, and Nicky Ryan discuss their experiences training with the Danaher Death Squad and the reasons behind their split from the team. They also touch on topics such as steroids in jiu-jitsu, the EBI rule set, and their thoughts on beating Gordon Ryan.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What were the reasons for the split of the Danaher Death Squad?

The exact reasons for the split were not explicitly disclosed, but it was mentioned that there were personal problems and differences within the team that led to the decision to leave.

Q: Do the members of the B-Team miss working with John Danaher and the Danaher Death Squad?

Yes, the members mentioned that they miss certain aspects of working with John Danaher and the rest of the squad, such as the behind-the-scenes banter and the relationships they had with their teammates.

Q: What did they learn from their time with John Danaher?

The members mentioned that they learned a lot from John Danaher and the team as a whole. They highlighted the importance of asking questions, being verbal in training, and seeking knowledge to improve their technique and skills.

Q: What were the reasons for the split of the Danaher Death Squad?

The exact reasons for the split were not explicitly disclosed, but it was mentioned that there were personal problems and differences within the team that led to the decision to leave.

More Insights

  • The split of the Danaher Death Squad was a result of personal problems and differences within the team.

  • The EBI rule set is seen as exciting and entertai

Summary

This conversation is between Lex Fridman and Craig Jones, Nicky Rod, and Nicky Ryan, all of whom make up the B-Team jiu-jitsu team. They discuss various topics, including their experiences in jiu-jitsu, their accomplishments, their mindset during competitions, and their thoughts on the split between the Danaher Death Squad and the B-Team. They also touch on their relationship with each other and their fellow teammates, as well as their views on social media drama. The conversation is filled with humor and insights into the world of jiu-jitsu.

Questions & Answers

Q: How would a kangaroo attack a human?

Knock 'em down and then they choke him. - They choke each other. Yeah. - They don't choke each other. - You don't believe me? You gotta watch the video. They choke each other out.

Q: What was the most annoying incident involving Gordon?

The most annoying incident was when I had him in an Armbar and he wouldn't tap.

Q: What is it like having no ACL in your left leg?

It was a choice I made to not have surgery or rehab. My surgeon gave me two options, but I decided to do nothing. What could possibly go wrong?

Q: How did the split between the Danaher Death Squad and the B-Team happen?

It's a long story and not my place to tell. There were personal problems and we made the decision to leave.

Q: Is there any animosity between you and Gordon?

There was initially, but it has calmed down. We recently talked and cracked some jokes. Hopefully, the animosity is going down.

Q: Is the reason for the split a good one?

Yes, it was a justifiable reason to split. It wasn't working out with all of us in the same room, and it was affecting training.

Q: Did Nicky Rod receive the flowers Gordon sent for Valentine's Day?

No, the flowers were sent to the wrong address.

Q: Can you describe the recent EBI match between Nicky Rod and Gordon?

It was a 20-minute match that went into overtime. Nicky Rod had some good moments but ultimately lost in the overtime rounds.

Q: Have any of you broken bones in competition?

Yes, Craig Jones has broken his fibula in a competition.

Q: Is there any part of you that finds it heartbreaking that you've split up from DDS and your brother Gordon?

Yes, there are aspects that I miss, especially the close relationships and interactions with the DDS team and my brother. Family is everything to me.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The members of the B-Team, including Craig Jones, Nicky Rod, and Nicky Ryan, discuss their experiences training with the Danaher Death Squad and the reasons for their split from the team.

  • They reflect on the positive aspects of their time with the squad, such as learning from coach John Danaher and training with top-level athletes.

  • The group also discusses the EBI rule set, steroids in jiu-jitsu, and their thoughts on beating Gordon Ryan.

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