• Tooke Talks Episode 21: Healthy Disagreements

    Professor Travis shares how thoughts on the best way to have a healthy disagreement. Whether it be politics, religion or the best jiu-jitsu style. Active listening, an open mind and speaking your honest opinion while respecting opposing views can lead to a better understanding of the world around us and take us closer to resolving our issues. Enjoy! Team Tooke Mixed Martial Arts 10111 Grant Rd Suite R Houston, TX 77070 281-955-7300 www.TeamTooke.com www.TravisTooke.com
  • Tooke Talks Episode 20: Jose Llanas

    Professor Travis sits down for a great conversation with fellow Jiu-jitsu Black Belt Jose Llanas. Professor Jose is a seasoned competitor and accomplished Kids Jiu-jitsu Instructor. In this episode of Tooke Talks, they discuss the competition mindset, getting nervous, facing fears and becoming a stronger person through challenge. Whether you train Jiu-jitsu, martial arts or are simply someone with goals, this will be beneficial for anyone. Enjoy Travis Tooke is a 4th degree Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt and Head Instructor/CEO of Team Tooke Mixed Martial Arts Academy Jose Llanas is a 1st degree Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Back Belt and the head kids coach at Team Tooke Mixed Martial Arts Academy For more information on Travis Tooke please visit www.TravisTooke.com
  • Tooke Talks Episode 19: Anthony Martinez

    Professor Travis Tooke and Anthony Martinez join forces once again in this latest episode. They discuss Politics and Jiu-jitsu in this in depth and funny podcast episode. Anthony is one of the top coaches at Team Tooke MMA. In addition to being a Jiu-jitsu star athlete, he is also an outstanding student with an incredibly bright future head of him. Enjoy the show! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Travis Tooke is the CEO of Team Tooke Mixed Martial Arts Academy. He is a 4th degree Black Belt, a Jiu-jitsu competitor and has coached top talent athletes including UFC fighters and Jiu-jitsu champions. His mission is to help student realize their goals and become leaders in their lives. Martial Arts is the vehicle for this mission!
  • Jiu-jitsu and Life: Lessons Learned On and Off the Mat-Chapter 4 Reading Excerpt

    In this reading from Chapter 4 of "Jiu-jitsu and Life: Lessons Learned On and Off the Mat", Professor Travis gives a short preview of the chapter. He discusses the importance of taking action over just dreaming. He also explains the value of just taking the first step toward a goal rather than waiting for everything to be just right.
  • Jiu-jitsu and Life: Lessons Learned On and Off the Mat-Chapter 3 Excerpt Reading

    Check out the latest excerpt reading from chapter 3 of my new book, "Jiu-jitsu and Life: Lessons Learned On and Off the Mat" To get your copy please visit https://www.amazon.com/Jiu-Jitsu-Life-Lessons-Learned-off/dp/1610660846/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=jiu+jitsu+and+life&qid=1600282526&sr=8-1 Professor Travis Tooke is a 4th degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and owner of Team Tooke Mixed Martial Arts Academy; one of the largest Jiu-jitsu school s in Texas. He is the author of the book, Jiu-jitsu and Life: Lessons Learned On and Off the Mat. For more information on Travis and Team Tooke please visit www.TravisTooke.com or call 281-955-7300
  • Jiu-jitsu and Life: Chapter 2 Excerpt Reading

    In this video I read a short section from Chapter 2 of my new book, Jiu-jitsu and Life: Lessons Learned On and Off the Mat. This section is pretty funny and shows how you can find teachers in the most unlikely of places. I hope you enjoy. Please remember to leave a comment, hit the like button and subscribe for more videos. To get a copy of my new book please visit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1610660846?pf_rd_r=C8Q16CRHBCV19CKH9K79&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee
  • Jiu-jitsu and Life: Lessons Learned On and Off the Mat-Introductory Reading

    In this video I read from my new book, Jiu-jitsu and Life: Lessons Learned On and Off the Mat. To get your copy please visit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1610660846?pf_rd_r=C8Q16CRHBCV19CKH9K79&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee Thank you all for the incredible support so far, it means the world to me!
  • Tooke Talks Episode 18: Maggie Smith

    In this episode I speak with long time student and friend Maggie Smith. Maggie is a Jiu-jitsu purple belt, a Pan Am Champion, and school teacher and a new mother. She is also one of my very favorite people with a charming and hilarious personality. We discuss how Jiu-jitsu has shaped her life and her approach to teaching and problem solving. This was a great episode. Enjoy! www.travistooke.com
  • Tooke Talks Podcast Episode 17: Dennis Asche “Connection Rio”

    In this episode I speak with long time friend and black belt Dennis Asche. Dennis has an amazing story that includes living and training in Brazil for over 12 years. Dennis was my roommate for 6 months while I was living in Brazil and is one of the nicest and hard working people I have ever met. Please excuse the audio as some of it was broken up during the zoom meeting. I promise you, it's definitely worth the listen. Dennis' story is an inspiration for anyone who has a dream and the courage to follow it. Now owner of his academy "Connection Rio" in Bend, Oregon Dennis is living his dream and sharing his love for martial arts with his family of students! Connection Rio Jiu jitsu Academy https://connectionriobjj.com/
  • Training in the Jiu jitsu Goldilocks Zone

    Professor Travis shares his thoughts on how you can find your perfect training zone for Jiu-jitsu. Overtraining too soon can lead to burnout and injury. However, as you progress, not pushing yourself enough will stifle your growth and lead to plateau. The concept of the Jiu-jitsu Goldilocks Zone is that finding the right balance off pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone without overtraining will lead to the greatest outcome. This is an insightful and funny video that is sure to help you gauge your effort in both Jiu-jitsu training or your approach to any goal.