Bernardo Faria returns to the show after 3 years! He talks about the development of his game, effective positions for older practitioners and the formation of BJJ Fanatics. He also gives technical insight on the half guard and over/under guard passing! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Origins
  • BJJ’s popularity in Brazil
  • His brief Judo experience
  • BJJ’s former bad reputation in Brazil
  • Maintaining a positive image of the sport
  • Heavyweight Jiu-Jitsu
  • Self-limiting mindsets
  • Jacks of all trades vs Masters of one
  • The development of his game
  • Adapting to your partners
  • Training with people you may compete against
  • Over/Under Passing
  • Helvecio Penna
  • Not rushing to the next position
  • The importance of having a strategy with half guard
  • The formation of BJJ Fanatics
  • Learning from videos
  • Working with John Danaher
  • His diet and fasting
  • The Pummel
  • Why he feels purple belt is the toughest rank
  • His new academy
  • Lessons learned as a teacher
  • Goals for 2019