Federico Tisi is a world renown instructor and the first Italian to receive a BJJ Black Belt. He talks about building knowledge, the white belt process, teaching teachers, mindfulness, longevity and the value of focusing on defense as much as offense. Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES:

  • Origins
  • Finding Jiu-Jitsu
  • Limited information in the early days
  • The process of building knowledge and understanding in Jiu-Jitsu
  • The white belt process
  • The history behind the white gi
  • Teaching teachers
  • How he tracks a student’s development
  • Developing a style in Jiu-Jitsu
  • Universal concepts in Grappling
  • The value of focusing on defense
  • The mechanics of sweeps
  • Having a specialty in Jiu-Jitsu
  • Pressure
  • The difference between matches in the adult division and the masters division
  • Exercising mindfulness for longevity in Jiu-Jitsu
  • The challenges age brings
  • The Pummel
  • In Jiu-Jitsu, you forget most of what you learn
  • Comparison is the thief of joy
  • Waiting periods for new white belts to roll
  • Defining Jiu-Jitsu
  • Quality control with a large affiliation
  • Developing positive influence