Drew Weatherhead returns to talk about his recent promotion to black belt, the business side of the art, mimetic learning and new things coming from BecauseJitsu. He also talks about the ethics of self defense, being a father and omoplatas. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • His recent promotion to black belt
  • The growth of his academy
  • Coping with burnout
  • The business side of Jiu-Jitsu
  • Being the enforcer
  • Jiu-Jitsu’s ability to demonstrate effectiveness
  • Not wanting to tap to lower belts
  • The skill level of advanced ranks
  • The grind of being a white belt
  • Ego and customer retention
  • Jiu-Jitsu is NOT for everybody
  • Waiting periods for rolling
  • It’s a different world for students
  • Mimetic learning
  • Training frequency and neuro pathways
  • The common reason people seek training
  • His student’s self defense story
  • Ethics of self defense
  • Parenting, teaching and training
  • Having a daughter
  • BecauseJitsu’s new YouTube channel
  • Omoplatas
  • Not getting squished
  • Guard retention