Fri, 27 November 2020
Richard Bresler is back on the show. Bichard is a 6th degree black belt and Rorion Gracie’s first US student. In this interview he discusses his new book, Worth Defending: How Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Saved My Life, and the process of writing it with Scott Burr; stories of the original UFCs, receiving his black belt; biggest influences on his life; Pedro Sauer’s impact on him and the Professor Sauer - Oleg Taktorov connection; having Rickson as his bodyguard in Brazil; What’s next for him……
Direct download: 135_GJJR_Podcast_EP_135_Richard_Breslar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:16pm EDT
Thu, 19 November 2020
Jim Kelly, Pedro Sauer Black Belt, and owner and head instructor of Cincinnati Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, discusses his life growing up, his time in the Marine Corps (forced recon), his martial arts journey, including discovering BJJ while looking for Tae Kwon Do, stick fighting at The Gathering with the Dog Brothers, training with Paul Vunak, The “martial arts bum community,” Mark Denny, Shawn Owens; “Challenging” Jake Johnston; competing at the Mundials in Brazil; The magical early days with Pedro Sauer and the crew (where he met Alan Hopkins, Jeff Curran, Rockson Gracie, Flavio and Silva Bhering, Matt Strack, Jorge Jiminez, Ricky Lindell); Learning to be broad minded, finding your own style and understanding the “why” things work from Pedro Sauer; What he learned from Rickson; training with Scott Smith; most important aspects of self defense; bringing realistic methodologies in training; keeping emotion out of fighting; His girlfriend and the wonderful story of how they met and their story over time….
Direct download: 134_GJJR_Podcast_EP_134__Jim_Kelly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:01am EDT