Bruno Bastos joins the show to talk about the early days of his training, the Fadda lineage, self-confidence and learning to compete. He also gives advice for bigger guys and gives technical advice on the Half Guard. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Origins
  • His family of BJJ practitioners
  • His early desire to compete
  • The early days of his training
  • The Fadda lineage
  • Defending his instructor’s honor
  • Gi for No-Gi
  • Being a big guy in a team of smaller guys
  • Young man strength vs grown man strength
  • Lack of information in his day
  • Learning to compete
  • Believing in yourself
  • Competition as a tool for development
  • Advice for larger practitioners
  • Using half guard to slow the pace
  • Training with self defense in mind
  • A technical breakdown of his half guard
  • The Pummel
  • His involvement with charity
  • Common struggles the kids in his social programs face
  • The decision to fly under his own flag apart from Nova Uniao
  • Why he chose Texas
  • 2019 goals