Professor Keith Owen talks about practical self defense, avoiding cult-like academies, teaching, the reasons people quit BJJ and finding your reason to train! Click “read more” for show notes! 


  • Origins / How he found Jiu-Jitsu
  • Master Pedro Sauer as an instructor
  • one of his favorite memories of Master Sauer
  • Respect and etiquette in Jiu-Jitsu
  • The importance of surrounding yourself with positive people
  • Avoiding cult-like academies
  • Why worrying about “being the best” can be unhealthy
  • His thoughts on the division between different branches of Jiu-Jitsu
  • Why relying solely on a weapon isn’t enough for self defense
  • Should the 20ft rule really be the 30ft rule?
  • Addressing the reality of gun and knife attacks on the street
  • Finding your reason to train
  • Why do so many people quit Jiu-Jitsu?
  • How long should students wait before rolling?
  • The thrill as an instructor of transforming the weak into bad asses
  • his ultimate goal in Jiu-Jitsu