Kristian Woodmansee is one of Jiu-Jitsu’s most exciting Rooster Weight competitors. He talks about the deep waters of modern BJJ, managing ego, team loyalty and being a smaller competitor. He also weighs in on ref bias and the Keenan Cornelius incident. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES:

  • Origins
  • How he found Jiu-Jitsu
  • Keeping up with Jiu-Jitsu’s evolution
  • The biggest change he’s seen in BJJ
  • The deep waters of modern BJJ
  • Are young people easier to teach?
  • Wishing you started training earlier
  • The power of Jiu-Jitsu
  • Managing ego
  • Switching teams
  • Finding the right instructor
  • Bias in competition / The Keenan Cornelius incident
  • Can bias in BJJ be minimized?
  • More rules, more problems
  • The Pummel
  • Being smaller in Jiu-Jitsu
  • Understand and accept your “character”
  • Blaming and making excuses
  • Getting tapped in class
  • Keeping the journey fun
  • His match with Jeff Glover
  • What makes a seminar a success?
  • How he prefers to train
  • His ability to retain information
  • Future goals