How to Develop a Great BJJ Kid's Program with Andreas Resch and Bruno Amaddeo

Andreas Resch is the co-creator of Mat-Tricks and the owner of Matrix Jiu-Jitsu in Kaiserslautern, Germany. At the school, Andreas has taken the kids program to the next level and created a team of confident kids who are fully capable of dominating any of the local kid's tournaments in the area. In this episode, we talk about how to create a great kid's program for your school that will help teach BJJ to children in a way that will install confidence and effectiveness. We are also joined by 14 year old Bruno Amaddeo who is a product of Andreas' coaching and structured program. Bruno is an outstanding competitor who has grown in confidence and ability during his time training Jiu-Jitsu. 

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Show Notes!

Matrix Jiu-Jitsu in Kaiserslautern, Germany

Footage of Andreas and Bruno Sparring

Bruno dominating a local tournament where he entered the adult division and won, showcasing the effectiveness of the Matrix Jiu-Jitsu program

The Matrix Jiu-Jitsu kids team competing at a local tournament where they won the Gi and NoGi team trophies

Bruno finishing a Dead Orchard submission at NAGA Europe

Rener Gracie and the Bullyproof Program that we reference in the show. Andreas talks about how he thinks Rener's methods for teaching kids are some of the best. 

Matrix headcoach Rene Becker sparring against Bruno

The book we talk about by one of the last Samurai Students called The Zen Way to the Martial Arts. This book is extremely insightful and filled with knowledge regarding the martial arts. 

Our interview with Charlie Vinch

Andreas and Bruno after a tough training session

Andreas and Bruno after a tough training session