In this episode I travel to Abmar Barbosa’s academy in Vienna, Virginia for a Women’s Only Competition Sparring Session. I was fortunate to sit down with multiple participants to discuss the art of Jiu Jitsu from the woman’s perspective. We talk competition, reasons to start training, and the ways and reasons why female can still excel in a male dominated sport.

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In this episode I discuss my visit to 2nd Gear Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Laurel MD. (I loved it) I talk about my impressions of the gym while comparing typical “globo” American academies to academies outside of the U.S. Finally, I discuss my “eye” as a photographer and some of the things you should focus on when filming or photographing training.

In this episode I bring back Lanky Fight gear sponsored athlete Alex Coleman fresh off of her 2017 Pan Am gold medal run. We talk about the 2017 IBJJF Pan Ams, competition prep / training, and the mental aspect of “strategic” Jiu Jitsu at the international level. Lets jump right in!