Sun, 27 August 2017
John Frankl is a BJJ Black Belt under Roberto Maia and head of John Frankl Jiu Jitsu, as well as the Straight blast Gym representative for Asia. He’s a Harvard trained Ph-d, and the man responsible for starting and establishing BJJ in Korea. In this interview he discusses his history and journey in the martial arts, including his time with Rickson Gracie and Roberto Maia, preparing for the Masters Worlds comp. Matt THornton and Straight Blast Gym, the Jiu Jitsu scene in Korea, sword making and brewing, the parallels between evolution of crossfit and BJJ, yoga, mobility, and breathing, and the role of gratitude in his life…He also recaps his experience at the Masters Worlds Competition
Tue, 8 August 2017
Tamba Hali: NFL linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs and Gracie Jiu Jitsu practitioner purple belt discusses his recent promotion to purple belt; what his jiu jitsu journey has been like including training with Ryron & Rener Gracie and Evandro Nunes; being technical and the defensive mindset; how JJ has affected his football; his time and challenges in the NFL; his music, and more….