Karel “Silverfox” Pravec is a highly respected instructor. He talks about the early days of BJJ in the US, dead ends to avoid in training and staying ahead of younger opponents as a middle aged practitioner. He also gives insight to his water training. Click “read more” for show notes!


  • Origins
  • How his family ended up in NY
  • Adapting to life in the US as a young immigrant
  • Craig Kukuk
  • Renzo Gracie and the early days of his academy
  • The Pummel
  • Staying a step ahead of younger athletic guys as a “middle aged scrawny guy”
  • Water training for BJJ
  • Competing in the adult division after 40
  • Triggers and momentum
  • Why he loves Omoplatas
  • Fluid BJJ
  • Dead ends to avoid in your training
  • The journey never ends