Abraham Marte is the first BJJ champion out of the Dominican Republic. He talks about closed guard, training through injuries and strength & conditioning. Also, Ryan makes a recording error which results in a Beavis & Butthead convo intended for off air.. Click “read more” for show notes! 

  • Origins
  • Being a big guy in Jiu-Jitsu
  • How the game changed since he started training
  • How he adapted his body type to Jiu-Jitsu
  • The closed guard
  • Common guard mistakes
  • The transition from self defense Jiu-Jitsu to sport Jiu-Jitsu
  • A leaked Beavis & Butthead conversation intended for off air (oops)
  • Jiu-Jitsu’s growth in the Dominican Republic
  • His teacher Master Tavares
  • Photographic memory in Jiu-Jitsu
  • Devoting yourself to learning
  • His health issues he’s had to work through
  • Zika
  • GF Team in Rio
  • Weight training for BJJ
  • How to get Strength & Conditioning training on a budget
  • Hurdles big guys deal with
  • The strongest guy he’s ever grappled with
  • Lower back injuries
  • His advice for injured guys
  • Training while dealing with depression
  • How Jiu-Jitsu revives human interaction in the social media age
  • The lack of old school apprenticeship in modern times
  • His plans for the future