White Basement Podcast

Jason Mo

The White Basement Podcast is a collaboration between a couple of forty something friends who had to move our Brazilian JiuJitsu practice into a private garage gym, in order to continue training and chatting, during the lockdown. The gym became affectionately known as 'The White Basement' and the regular training we undertook kept us fit, active, healthy and sane! Now that the world is getting back to to the New normal, we decided to start the podcast as a way to share our conversations, philosophies and experiences, both on and off the JiuJitsu Mats with anyone and everyone who wants to listen. So many people seem to be increasingly isolated in this modern world. Real connections are harder to make, cancel culture is out of control and physical contact is being systematically destroyed by the relentless march of virtualising everything. Well not here! Not on the White Basement mat and Not on the White Basement Podcast! Real talk with real guests in a real studio is what we're bringing. Our intention is for the podcast to be a companion to anyone who needs it, and a bit of positivity, motivation and humour for everyone who listens. We'll bring in a diverse range of guests, and each episode we'll aim to explore aspects of health, fitness, human performance, mental and emotional wellness, philosophy, travel stories, trips down memory lane and some controversial left-field guests and topics as well. Hopefully, together, somewhere along the way, we'll all be able to trace a slightly better path through this strange and wonderful thing called life. We're all getting older, hopefully getting wiser, probably getting balder, or hairier, but we're still trying to strangle people unconscious on the mats. Metaphorically speaking or not... So come along for the ride and keep us company, and we'll do the same for you. You can follow us on Insta @whitebasementpod and @jasonwhitebasement New Episodes dropping weekly read less
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#57 Amputee_BJJ - James Hazel
03-10-2023
#57 Amputee_BJJ - James Hazel
Check out our sponsor https://enrichd.com for all your medicinal mushroom needs as well as protein powders and other superfoods. Use promo code 'whitebasementpod' for a 10% discount site wide!***********Want a better cup of Coffee? Made for BJJ People by BJJ People... Well Heelhook Coffee has you covered! Check them out on the link below and save 10% on Everythinghttps://www.heelhookcoffee.co.uk/?ref=whitebasementpodThe ShowSometimes you meet people who Radiate with the power of the Human Spirit, and force you to re examine what you're capable of doing - James Hazel is such a person.James is an above the knee amputee who lost his Leg in an almost unbelievable motorcycle accident the details of which are too crazy to list here (but are of course all in this episode).After an event that could break many people, James just dusted himself off and after being talent spotted by a coach, ended up playing Wheelchair Rugby, eventually for The England Team. But then as is so often the case... James found BJJ! While preparing for the postponed Rugby World Cup he saw 2 guys rolling at his Spit and Sawdust local gym and asked to 'have a go...' That was just 2 years ago, and since then he has competed many times, never having been submitted in competition and is currently preparing for an MMA cage fight - normal rules!!James Hazel is a unique human and he really blew my mind with his story and his infectious energy. I know you're going to love this one!Follow James@amputee_bjj@shakletonbjjFollow the podcast @whitebasementpodMentioned in this episode:super stack
#56 Heelhook Coffee - Greg Wilgar-Jones
26-09-2023
#56 Heelhook Coffee - Greg Wilgar-Jones
Check out our sponsor https://enrichd.com for all your medicinal mushroom needs as well as protein powders and other superfoods. Use promo code 'whitebasementpod' for a 10% discount site wide!***********Want a better cup of Coffee? Made for BJJ People by BJJ People... Well Heelhook Coffee has you covered! Check them out on the link below and save 10% on Everythinghttps://www.heelhookcoffee.co.uk/?ref=whitebasementpodThe ShowGreg Wilgar-Jones joined me on the show this week to talk BJJ and Coffee, so of course I brought along Whitebasement's resident Badass Barista Gosiaconda to make sure I didn't sound too stupid on the coffee front!Greg Started Heelhook Coffee in May of this year (2023) after identifying a gap in the market and looking for a small business he could start to support the BJJ community.Heelhook currently stocks 4 different coffee's and can supply beans or pre ground bags, we did a 'cupping' tasting session and after slurping the coffee's like a pro, I can confirm that, to my pallet at least they were all delicious! Gregs offerings also got the nod of approval from Gosiaconda which is high praise indeed!We chatted BJJ, Aikido, Judo, Coffee and Entrepreneurialism. If that sounds like you cup of... Coffee, then brew a cup, find a comfy seat and join us for a good old chat!Follow @heelhookcoffee on Instagramhttps://www.heelhookcoffee.co.uk/?ref=whitebasementpodFollow the podcast @whitebasementpodMy old Film 'Tea'https://youtu.be/UciHh5j2qjs?si=R0Tj0TqQT3Nb2F5C
#53.2 Birthday Cake 2 - Smit & Ben
05-09-2023
#53.2 Birthday Cake 2 - Smit & Ben
This Episode supports The Sound of Freedom - showing in Cinemas NOW. Child Sex Trafficking is the fastest growing and most lucrative crime on Earth today and the powers that be want to keep it in the shadows. Hit the link below to see where it's showing, buy tickets, gift tickets, get free tickets and support the Fight against this horrific industry. Do not turn away. What you do next matters.https://www.angel.com/watch/sound-of-freedomPART 2Smit and Ben are back in the Studio to help me Celebrate the first Anniversary of the WhiteBasement Podcast. This one was a long one so it's split into 2 parts!Time flies when you're having Fun - it's a Cliché but also a truism.Year 1 has been a steep learning curve for me, learning the audio, video, editing, workflows, podcast portal, social media, release schedule and many other techie stuff as well as just trying to get better at talking to people.I've had some exceptional people on, I've learned a lot and I've enjoyed every moment of it. I'd like to say a massive Thank you to everyone who has been in to record, everyone who has listened and everyone behind the scenes as well as my Sponsors Enrichd and Ceteum and especially to Thomas Mayer at Phantom records where we record the show for being a Professional an Artist and a Friend! (and for the 'Notorious' Poster...I'm looking forward to year 2 and excited to see where the show goes. I hope you'll come along for the ride with me!Follow the show @whitebasementpodCheck out our sponsor https://enrichd.com for all your medicinal mushroom needs as well as protein powders and other superfoods. Use promo code 'whitebasementpod' for a 10% discount site wide!***********Want a better cup of Coffee? Made for BJJ People by BJJ People... Well Heelhook Coffee has you covered! Check them out on the link below and save 10% on Everythinghttps://www.heelhookcoffee.co.uk/?ref=whitebasementpod
#53.1 Birthday Cake 1 - Smit & Ben
05-09-2023
#53.1 Birthday Cake 1 - Smit & Ben
This Episode supports The Sound of Freedom - showing in Cinemas NOW. Child Sex Trafficking is the fastest growing and most lucrative crime on Earth today and the powers that be want to keep it in the shadows. Hit the link below to see where it's showing, buy tickets, gift tickets, get free tickets and support the Fight against this horrific industry. Do not turn away. What you do next matters.https://www.angel.com/watch/sound-of-freedomPART 1Smit and Ben are back in the Studio to help me Celebrate the first Anniversary of the WhiteBasement Podcast. This one was a long one so it's split into 2 parts!Time flies when you're having Fun - it's a Cliché but also a truism.Year 1 has been a steep learning curve for me, learning the audio, video, editing, workflows, podcast portal, social media, release schedule and many other techie stuff as well as just trying to get better at talking to people.I've had some exceptional people on, I've learned a lot and I've enjoyed every moment of it. I'd like to say a massive Thank you to everyone who has been in to record, everyone who has listened and everyone behind the scenes as well as my Sponsors Enrichd and Cetuem and especially to Thomas Mayer at Phantom records where we record the show for being a Professional an Artist and a Friend! (and for the 'Notorious' Poster...I'm looking forward to year 2 and excited to see where the show goes. I hope you'll come along for the ride with me!Follow the show @whitebasementpodCheck out our sponsor https://enrichd.com for all your medicinal mushroom needs as well as protein powders and other superfoods. Use promo code 'whitebasementpod' for a 10% discount site wide!***********Want a better cup of Coffee? Made for BJJ People by BJJ People... Well Heelhook Coffee has you covered! Check them out on the link below and save 10% on Everythinghttps://www.heelhookcoffee.co.uk/?ref=whitebasementpod
#52 The Constant Improvement Blueprint - Jack Cronin
29-08-2023
#52 The Constant Improvement Blueprint - Jack Cronin
Check out our sponsor https://enrichd.com for all your medicinal mushroom needs as well as protein powders and other superfoods. Use promo code 'whitebasementpod' for a 10% discount site wide!***********Want a better cup of Coffee? Made for BJJ People by BJJ People... Well Heelhook Coffee has you covered! Check them out on the link below and save 10% on Everythinghttps://www.heelhookcoffee.co.uk/?ref=whitebasementpodThe ShowSomeone once said, 'Speak Quietly but carry a BIG STICK' or words to that effect, which just so happen to sum up todays guest - Owner of 33 JiuJitsu in Hornsey, North London Jack Cronin to a Tee.Jack joined me to talk about cracking the code for CONSTANT GAINS in the gym and ON THE MAT.Most people are a little bit reluctant to say definitively 'My way is the Best' but not Jack. Softly spoken and possessed of a disarming smile there is always the sense that Jack comes to the table with a deep base of knowledge, research, results and intensity! Having gained 20kg of muscle over 8 years without PEDs, as well as reaching Black Belt in BJJ and swapping entirely to No Gi, Jack detailed his EXACT FORMULA for Resistance training as well as BJJ training. Sets, Reps, Exercises, Cadence, Frequency, Progressive overload parameters, How to Roll, When to Roll, How long to Roll for, What to focus on, When to rotate. EVERYTHING is covered.If you want a COMPLETE BLUEPRINT for how to make gains EVERY SINGLE SESSION. For free. Forever - then this episode is an absolute must listen.So grab a pencil and paper and settle down for a game changer.Find Jack on Instagram@j_cronin_ and @33jiujitsuFollow the Podcast@whitebasementpodMentioned in this episode:super stack