Brian Jones is a BJJ and Judo Black Belt and one of the leading experts on sandbag training. He talks about self defense, BJJ in the 90’s and fighting how you train. He also talks about the unique “surprise attack” policy he has at his school! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Origins
  • BJJ in the 90’s
  • The dojo storming days
  • The decision to open a school
  • Fitness and Jiu-Jitsu
  • Modern Jiu-Jitsu
  • The old school Jiu-Jitsu community
  • Self defense
  • The “surprise attack” policy at his school
  • Why training with white belts is valuable
  • Fighting how you train
  • Jiu-Jitsu for personal development
  • BJJ for kids
  • His favorite student success story
  • The Pummel
  • Sandbag training
  • His book
  • Training methods
  • Being an academy owner