Bret Perchaluk is a BJJ Black Belt, Judo Black Belt and a former D1 Wrestler. He talks about the benefits of exploring various styles and his traditional martial arts background. He also gives great technical insight on sprawling and defensive Wrestling. Click “read more” for show notes!


  • Origins
  • Traditional martial arts
  • Finding grappling
  • Bruce Lee / JKD
  • Non-Martial arts activities that benefit martial artists
  • Wrestling at the D1 level
  • One of the pivotal moments in his Wrestling career
  • Mental toughness
  • Take downs in BJJ
  • Wrestling defense
  • Learning to wrestle as an adult
  • Techniques that separate D1 from the rest
  • A breakdown of the Sprawl
  • Winning at the elite level of BJJ
  • Jiu-Jitsu for self defense
  • Jiu-Jitsu and law enforcement
  • The Pummel
  • Changes in Jiu-Jitsu since 2001
  • Combat sports on the street
  • The Matt Serra video
  • Self control as a trained person
  • Teaching Jiu-Jitsu