Master Luiz Palhares joins the show and talks about BJJ in Brazil in the 1970’s and 80’s, Training under Rolls and Rickson Gracie, Vale Tudo in the 90’s and why he is a firm believer of training in the gi. He also talks about teaching Navy SEALS. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES:

  • Origins
  • Having a brother to train with
  • The Jiu-Jitsu scene in Brazil in the 1970’s and 80’s
  • Challenge matches in the 70’s and 80’s
  • Rickson Gracie vs King Zulu
  • Training under Rolls Gracie
  • Carlson Gracie
  • Fun memories of Rolls
  • The day Rolls passed away
  • Continuing his training under Rickson
  • Sparring with Rickson for his Vale Tudo fights
  • Vale Tudo in the 80’s and 90’s
  • Why he believes in training in the gi
  • His thoughts on modern sport Jiu-Jitsu
  • Getting his black belt in 1984 from Grandmaster Helio and Rickson
  • The Pummel
  • Coming to America to teach
  • Opening his school in Florida
  • Working with Navy SEALS
  • The value of fundamentals and self defense techniques
  • His goals for the future