Javier Palomo is a black belt in several martial arts, a purple belt in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu and a Catch Wrestling instructor. He talks about the value of exploring other grappling styles and different tournament rule sets. Click “read more” for show notes! 


  • His recent silver medal at US Combat Wrestling
  • His martial arts background
  • Differences and similarities among grappling styles
  • The value of cross training as a grappler
  • Keeping an open mind
  • His favorite grappling rule set
  • Should all take downs be scored the same?
  • The benefit of various rule set options
  • The influence Reilly Bodycomb has had on him
  • Competing while training with multiple teams and styles
  • His advice to grapplers who want to be well rounded