Dan Camarillo joins the show to talk about keeping kids interested in Jiu-Jitsu, structuring a curriculum, injury prevention, training take downs safely and taking breaks from training. He also tells stories from the old days of Ralph Gracie’s Academy. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES:

  • Origins
  • The value of a strong support system
  • Keeping kids interested in Jiu-Jitsu
  • Finding motivation
  • Structuring a curriculum
  • Fundamentals
  • Lifting weights
  • Injury prevention
  • Analyzing the differences between Judo and BJJ
  • How he found Jiu-Jitsu
  • Take downs for BJJ
  • Training take downs safely
  • Ralph Gracie’s academy
  • Some of his favorite Ralph stories
  • Ralph Gracie reunion
  • His hiatus from Jiu-Jitsu
  • Belts don’t matter
  • Breaking through a plateau
  • Taking short breaks when you’re in a slump
  • The Pummel
  • XBOX vs PS4
  • Arm bar tips
  • His arm bar DVD
  • Recently apprehending a felon committing a crime
  • Running a successful academy
  • Quitting his day job to teach full time
  • Future plans