Emil Fischer joins the show and discusses ego culture in some academies, controlling aggression and intensity, “rude” techniques and why it doesn’t matter if you tap in training, even to lower ranks. He also talks about why he always studies his opponents. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Origins
  • Starting Jiu-Jitsu young
  • The early scene in Ohio
  • His family’s grappling history
  • Why he won’t pursue MMA
  • How Jiu-Jitsu has impacted his life
  • Dealing with gaps in training
  • Controlling aggression and intensity
  • Tapping to lower ranks
  • Keeping things fun / managing nerves
  • Controlling yourself in competition
  • Why he studies tape
  • His upcoming Catch Wrestling championship match
  • Corpse Guard and Burt Reynolds Guard
  • His opponent’s reactions to his pre-match shenanigans
  • The Pummel
  • Becoming hard to control
  • “Rude” techniques
  • Ego cultures in some academies
  • His favorite ruleset
  • Trends in grappling
  • 2020 goals