Marcelo Cohen joins the show to talk about old school vs new school teaching methods, adapting BJJ to your body type and visualization and mentality. He also goes deep on the Kimura and the mistakes that cause people to fail finishing it. Click “read more” for show notes!




  • Origins
  • The old school “sink or swim” teaching style
  • “Making it” in Jiu-Jitsu
  • Learning from Marcelo Saporito
  • The Kimura
  • Committing to submissions
  • Transitions from Kimura
  • Common mistakes that cause the Kimura to fail
  • His Kimura DVD from Digitsu (Use the coupon code GCP10)
  • The hip bump sweep
  • Dealing with larger, stronger opponents
  • Adapting Jiu-Jitsu to your body type
  • Taking learning into your own hands
  • When he knew BJJ would be his life pursuit
  • How he came to the US
  • Training consistency
  • The Pummel
  • Competition mindset
  • Visualization
  • Studying opponents
  • His pre-competition ritual
  • His goals in competition
  • His life goals