Sensei Josh Ruiz joins the show to talk about molding BJJ with Judo, making grips that matter and chaining techniques together. He also talks about the relation between throws and sweeps, customizing a curriculum and Judo for self defense! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Origins
  • Finding martial arts
  • Starting Judo
  • Age and competition
  • His style of Judo
  • Chaining techniques
  • The high stakes of Judo rules
  • Remaining calm under pressure
  • Keeping tournaments in perspective
  • Pursuing Jiu-Jitsu
  • His biggest technical hurdle in Jiu-Jitsu
  • His biggest technical hurdle in Judo
  • Lessons as a student
  • How he became a gym owner
  • The Pummel
  • Judo for self defense
  • Judo fundamentals
  • Grip Fighting
  • The relation between throws and sweeps
  • Learning new styles effectively
  • Why he teaches
  • Customizing a curriculum
  • The importance of safety in Judo
  • The struggle of owning a school
  • Goals for 2021