Mark Turner is the first non-Brazilian to earn a black belt under Demian Maia. He talks about how he found Jiu-Jitsu, learning from Demian, rule sets in Jiu-Jitsu and building a curriculum. He also gives great technical insight on the Half Guard! Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES:

  • Origins
  • How he found Jiu-Jitsu
  • The limited knowledge in the 90’s
  • His Wrestling experience
  • How he met Demian Maia
  • Learning from Demain Maia
  • Demian’s old academy in Sao Paulo
  • His style of Jiu-Jitsu
  • Changes in the art he’s seen over time
  • Leglocks
  • Rule sets in BJJ
  • Competition mindset
  • Managing thought patterns
  • The Pummel
  • The Half Guard
  • How his academy started
  • Rafael Domingos
  • Building a curriculum
  • Stripes and promotion
  • The biggest lesson he’s learned from his students
  • Advice for future school owners
  • Major goals for 2018