Buchecha joins the show and delivers great advice about managing competition anxiety, processing losses and fighting while exhausted. He also discusses the evolution of his game and why he feels his knee injury was the best thing that happened to him. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Origins
  • How he found Jiu-Jitsu
  • Having a father who also trains Jiu-Jitsu
  • His first competition and his early days of competing
  • Managing competition nerves
  • Competition preparation
  • How money can impact competitors
  • Fighting for the right reasons
  • The influence Rodrigo Cavaca had on him
  • The evolution of his style over time
  • His take down game
  • The evolution of his passing game
  • His Folding Pass instructional with BJJ Fanatics (coupon code GRAPPLINGCENTRAL15)
  • Why students should always understand WHY they are doing something
  • Technical keys to the Folding Pass
  • Fighting while exhausted
  • The Pummel
  • How his knee injury changed his life for the better
  • Processing losses
  • The requirements to be an elite competitor
  • Plans to teach someday
  • Legacy