Professor Daniel O’Brien joins the show to talk about his philosophical approach to Jiu-Jitsu, making your Jiu-Jitsu effortless and competing while blindfolded at Kakuto 9. Click “read more” for show notes! 


  • His martial arts origin story
  • His philosophical approach to Jiu-Jitsu
  • The Way / Submitting to effortlessness
  •  The Technique Collector vs The Watchmaker
  • His stand up grappling game
  • His decision to compete blindfolded at Kakuto 9
  • The backlash and support he’s gotten after Kakuto 9
  • EBI / Competing against Garry Tonon
  • Making opponents cautious
  • Learning to be yourself