In this episode I visit 2nd Gear Jiu Jitsu and sit down with head instructor, black belt Ken Brown. We discuss his vision for the academy and his approach to training / learning the art. We close with a few keys for those preparing for the upcoming the IBJJF DC Open. You don’t want to miss this information.

In this episode we recap some the events from the 2017 IBJJF Worlds and what our impression of the event was as spectators / participants. We discuss our opinion on the impact the 2017 Worlds will have on the future of Jiu Jitsu competition overall and the IBJJF competition scene in particular.

In this episode we discuss the upcoming Roll-a-Thon to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I sit down with the organizers of the event Mark Pare and Becca Niburg to discuss the specifics of the event -date, time, location- as well as other resources and events that can support this effort for suicide prevention / aware.