Roberto Godoi joins the show to talk about training since the 80’s and being part of one of Sao Paulo’s most heated rivalries with his former partner. He also talks about the guard, self defense, grip fighting and the formation and growth of his team G13. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Origins
  • Finding Jiu-Jitsu in 1988
  • Rio De Janeiro’s status as the capital of BJJ in the 80’s
  • Marcelo Behring
  • The roughly enforced ranking system in Brazil back in the day
  • Sao Paulo’s Jiu-Jitsu scene
  • The levels of Jiu-Jitsu
  • Judo
  • Learning from students
  • The guard game he prefers
  • Grip fighting
  • Patience on the feet
  • Style differences between Rio and Sao Paulo back in the day
  • The formation of Macaco/Godoi Team
  • The split of the team and intense rivalry that resulted
  • The formation of G13
  • The Jason Voorhees influence on his brand
  • The growth of his team
  • The ingredients of a successful instructor
  • The value of competing as a teacher
  • The Pummel
  • Coaching top level athletes
  • Discipline
  • Crucial self defense concepts
  • A real life self defense story
  • Adjusting his training with age
  •  Why he chose North Carolina for his new team headquarters
  • 2021 goals