For this Community Focus episode, we are joined by BJJ blue belt Edward Kowalski. A business owner who is launching a new BJJ product, “Jiu-Jitsu Jammies”. He talks about pitfalls of starting a BJJ product, the importance of uniqueness and risk management. Click “read more” for show notes! 


  • His origins in BJJ
  • Training with Professor Jeff Curran
  • Converting from the Pedro Sauer curriculum to the Gracie Academy curriculum
  • How Jiu-Jitsu has brought balance to his stressful business life
  • The global fraternity of Jiu-Jitsu
  • Subtle differences between the training on the US coasts
  • The inception of his Jiu-Jitsu product
  • Road bumps and prototypes
  • Advice for Jiu-Jitsu entrepreneurs
  • Acquiring partners
  • The importance of being unique
  • Developing his product
  • Providing a product to the Jiu-Jitsu community