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Old School

IN THIS EPISODE

Sav is an old friend, a BJJ black belt, and has been a staple of the NYC area BJJ scene from the beginning. He joined me for a great talk concerning everything from the early Renzo days, GQ comps, and the differences between the new generation of BJJ and the OLD SCHOOL!

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TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES

00:30 -MC explains his background with Sav

01:35 -Sav breaks down his story (pre MMA)

02:41 -Sav and MC speak on the Chuck Noris seminar

03:45 -Sav go’s into his Ju-Jitsu journey

05:10 -Sav describes the one who 1st approached him about opening up a school

06:18 – the struggles of early BJJ black belts

09:10 -The culture MC tries to preserve in his school

11:15 – Sav and MC reminisce on the early days of BJJ

12:20 -The change of Mission in BJJ

15:00 -Sav describes the early tournament life, and why everyone hated Henzos

18:28 -the East Coast versus West Coast rivalry

19:53 -The Tribal elements of early BJJ

21:23 -The major camps of Ju-jitsu

23:52 -The importance of teams in BJJ

24:42 -MC explains his first experience in Brazil

26:37 -The Lack of Leg locks in the beginning days of BJJ

27:19 -The reason cross training was so popular

28:50 -MC’s opinion on Henzo Gracie

30:25 -MC gives his assessment of the tournament seen

31:00 -Sav shares his involvement in the early days of BJJ

34:11 -MC shares the story of how he got a match against Kenny Florian

39:57 -Sav touches upon his transition from martial artist to business owner

43:25 -The universal truth of opening a school

45:05 -MC recalls a time where he gave Sav some advice

46:55 -Sav shares his opinion on the difference between doing things alone and having a Tribe

48:54 -Sav’s advice to his 20 year old self

51:28 -Sav’s 3 pieces of sage advice for the budding martial artist

55:00- The best ways to get in contact with Sav

55:53 -closing thoughts

POINTS OF POWER
“Just like fighting there’s a universal truth between what works and what doesn’t”

“Tribe is vital to success”

“It’s what they do:
People who like to eat… eat
People who like to hate… hate”

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