Seph Smith is the first black belt under Professor Ryan Hall and a respected competitor and instructor. He talks about how he found Jiu-Jitsu, BS in martial arts and being stuck at a rank for a long time. He also gives great insight on Reverse De La Riva! Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES:

  • Origins
  • How he found Jiu-Jitsu
  • Principles of Daoism that he follows
  • How improv comedy can be compared to Jiu-Jitsu
  • Death touches and chi blasts
  • BS in martial arts
  • Realistic training
  • Mixing Judo, Sambo and BJJ
  • Meeting Ryan Hall
  • Being at a rank for a long time
  • Taking your learning in your own hands
  • Taking and reviewing notes
  • Creating a mind map
  • The Pummel
  • The growth of his game over time
  • His Reverse De La Riva DVD with Digitsu
  • Reverse engineering positions
  • His MMA experience
  • Being a good teacher
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Creating a welcoming environment
  • Goals for the future