Jean Jacques Machado joins the show to talk about customizing Jiu-Jitsu to your traits, commonly overlooked concepts in the art, the value of self control and weaponizing your weak areas. He also talks about being a pioneer of BJJ in the US and teaching. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Origins
  • Amniotic Band Syndrome
  • The blessed position of growing up around legends
  • Jiu-Jitsu’s customizable nature
  • Waiting periods for white belts rolling
  • Monitoring each student’s journey individually
  • Figuring out your game
  • Weaponizing your weaknesses
  • Teaching as his calling
  • Commonly overlooked concepts in BJJ
  • Sport Jiu-Jitsu for self defense
  • The value of self control
  • Moving to the US
  • The growth of his school in the early days
  • The explosion of Jiu-Jitsu’s popularity after UFC 1
  • Dojo storms and challenge matches
  • Did teaching Americans early on cause friction for him?
  • The Pummel
  • The value of creativity in Jiu-Jitsu
  • Things he’s working to improve in his game as a coral belt
  • What it means to be a black belt
  • Goals for 2020