This week we're joined by Robert Drysdale! Robert brings his extensive experience, both as an elite grappler and historian, to discuss the BJJ "generation gap" and how he's witnessed the art evolve. A really insightful conversation about the importance of history, the evolution of coaching, how rulesets have changed the sport, and fundamentals vs. trends.
Opening Closed Guard - the book & film:
Coolness versus Efficiency: The Crisis in Jiu-Jitsu, by Robert Drysdale:
How to Win at Jiu-Jitsu while Keeping it Real, by Robert Drysdale:
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