Jon Thomas returns to talk about building instincts, creating a perfect black belt, structuring a curriculum, getting beat by lower belts and the importance of an open mind. He also sounds off on PED usage in BJJ and answers questions from the listeners! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Catching up
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Dealing with low, pressure passers
  • His growing web presence
  • Building a perfect black belt
  • Building instincts
  • Reverse engineering techniques and positions
  • Creating a curriculum
  • Teaching a class that suits everyone’s goals
  • Getting beat by lower belts
  • The rising tide
  • Keeping an open mindset
  • Criticisms of sport Jiu-Jitsu
  • Developing competitors
  • PED usage in BJJ
  • The Pummel
  • Questions from the listeners