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Jiu-Jitsu Outlet #48: Roger Mattox - "Use Leverage"

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Firefighter & BJJ Brown Belt Roger Mattox - "Use Leverage!"

Training in martial arts like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Judo, wrestling, & Muay Thai is my outlet for improving my mental health and becoming a better person.


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On this forty-eighth episode of the Jiu-Jitsu Outlet podcast, I talk to BJJ brown belt and firefighter Roger Mattox. Roger trains at American Top Team and he has been successful in competition, having placed 2nd at the 2022 IBJJF Pans. 

Roger shares on this episode about how BJJ can help first responders. Everyone can benefit from martial arts training whether they are paramedics, firefighters, or police officers.

Roger gets into all the ways that Jiu-Jitsu can help first responders improve their mental health and increase their capability to perform their job. In 2022, society is looking more out of shape and unhealthy than ever before. Roger talks about why training in a martial art like BJJ can make a huge difference in a person's health. We agree that going into 2023, the best thing someone can do is sign up for the martial arts!

On this episode, we also discuss how to grow combat martial arts. Roger talks about why it is important that Gordon Ryan is posting videos of grappling matches with celebrities like The Mountain. We talk about why exhibition training sessions or matches like this can grow the sport.

Roger talks about how competing has helped him perform under pressure and what the concept of leverage can do for both BJJ athletes and first responders.

If you know a first responder who doesn't train Jiu-Jitsu, send them this episode! It might change their life.

This is a conversation you do NOT want to miss!

Favorite quote - "Use leverage" - Roger Mattox

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The information in this episode should NOT be considered medical advice but instead educational information. If you are struggling with your mental health and you want to speak with a professional therapist, I recommend This is the therapy service that worked for me when I was at my darkest moments in life and dealing with panic attacks everyday.