Professor Charlie Liu is the co-founder of Digitsu and a long time BJJ practitioner. He talks about self defense, small joint manipulation, asking questions in class, starting Digitsu and filming disaster stories.Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES:

  • Origins
  • Training Japanese JuJutsu before BJJ
  • Royce Gracie
  • Early UFC commentary
  • Japanese JuJutsu compared to BJJ
  • Small joint manipulation for self defense
  • Realistic perspective of self defense
  • jiu-Jitsu’s ability to demonstrate effectiveness
  • Draculino’s ball grabbers video
  • Why asking questions in class is good for everyone
  • Training with Matt and Nick Serra
  • Combative Jiu-Jitsu style and longevity
  • The birth of Digitsu
  • Information overload and balancing video study
  • Competing with Youtube
  • His favorite thing about running Digitsu
  • His favorite technical insight he’s learned
  • Paul Schriener
  • Filming disaster stories
  • Abmar Barbosa
  • The Pummel
  • Cooking “like a mofo”
  • David Jacobs
  • Renzo Stories
  • Paul Creighton (Ryan’s instructor)
  • Future goals