Professor Jon Thomas delivers a very insightful and technical conversation. He covers injury management, improving your weaker areas, guard retention, conditioning for BJJ and much more! Click “read more” for show notes! 


  • His start in BJJ
  • Age of Empires
  • His nickname
  • The lanky body type and how to apply it
  • Injuries
  • Trusting your judgement with training
  • The attributes needed to be an effective competitor
  • Formatting your training to achieve the skills you need
  • His mindset in competition
  • Natural intuitions people have for Jiu-Jitsu
  • Improving your weaker areas
  • How drilling without resistance can hinder your game
  • Spider Guard: The chink in many practitioners’ armor
  • The 4 aspects to not getting your guard passed
  • The phases of different positions
  • Conditioning your body for Jiu-Jitsu
  • Finding what mentally stimulates you to keep motivated
  • Thinking of rolling as a series of mini games
  • Competition tactics
  • Jiu-Jitsu in the Scandinavian countries
  • His plans for the future