Vinny Magalhaes joins the show to talk about technical imbalances, developing a dangerous guard, coaching styles, how MMA impacted his Jiu-Jitsu and how he became a highly respected MMA coach. He also talks about Taco Bell, reptiles and a fear of heights. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Origins
  • Why competition is so important to him
  • The evolution of his style
  • How MMA impacted his overall strategy
  • Being submission oriented
  • Winning within a time limit
  • His favorite ruleset
  • His thoughts on advantages
  • The funny story behind his black belt
  • His opinion on learning self defense
  • Becoming an MMA coach
  • His MMA debut
  • Making smart choices as a fighter
  • The Pummel
  • Coaching styles
  • The hardest aspect of BJJ for him to develop
  • Crucial guard concepts
  • Developing sweeps
  • Leg locks from guard
  • Why he’s had to take a break from teaching
  • Imbalances that can happen in your game
  • Pulling guard in MMA
  • 2021 goals