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Jiu-Jitsu Outlet #49: Professor Jason Yerrington & Jay Witham - How BJJ Helps With Communication

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Professor Jason Yerrington & Jay Witham - How BJJ Helps With Communication

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-ninth episode of the Jiu-Jitsu Outlet podcast, I talk to Professor Jason Yerrington and his student Jay Witham.

Professor Jason is a 3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the legendary Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu. He is the owner and head coach at Ohana Academy in San Antonio, Texas.

Jay Witham is a 3rd stripe white belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu who has experienced a host of mental health benefits from training.

On this episode, we discuss how training in Jiu-Jitsu has helped Jay as someone on the autism spectrum. We get into discussing how Professor Jason has managed to create a wonderful training atmosphere that cultivates a safe environment.

Professor Jason talks about his mission to change one life at a time. He talks about why Jiu-Jitsu helps create great communication skills and why "tapping" in BJJ helps build the ability to advocate for yourself. 

On this episode, we also discuss tips for academy owners looking to grow their team. Professor Jason shares why its essential to invest in your staff.

Jay talks about his experiences training in BJJ as a beginner and why the Ohana Academy has been so life changing.

If you know a martial arts academy owner or someone on the autism spectrum, send them this episode. They will get a lot of value from the tips that we share.

This is a conversation you do NOT want to miss!

Favorite quote - "Every human being wants to be seen, heard, and loved."

Want to learn more about training at Ohana Academy in San Antonio, Texas? Click here and request information.

Connect with Professor Jason Yerrington on Facebook or Instagram.

Connect with Jay Witham on Facebook.

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.