Professor “Roleta” is one of the greatest champions of the sport and the man credited with developing the inverted guard position. He talks about having an unorthodox style, athleticism and the sport rivalry between Gracie Barra and Carlson Gracie Tea. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Origins
  • Jiu-Jitsu from an engineer’s perspective
  • His first year of training
  • The importance of focusing on self improvement
  • His ability to develop techniques in his dreams while sleeping
  • His unorthodox style in a traditional setting
  • Taking notes
  • Developing the inverted guard
  • Does athleticism matter in Jiu-Jitsu?
  • Doubling down on your strong qualities
  • How his psychology degree has helped him motivate students
  • Longevity with the inverted guard
  • Muscle memory
  • Roleta Sweep
  • The Pummel
  • Learning from Professor Joe Moriera
  • Joining Gracie Barra
  • The environment of the original Gracie Barra
  • The Gracie Barra / Carlson Gracie Team sport rivalry in the 90’s
  • Guard development
  • The value of taking risks and putting yourself in bad positions
  • His upcoming seminar tour