Nick “Chewy” Albin joins the show to talk about the early days of his BJJ journey, self defense, the struggles he went through as a white belt and getting over the fear of losing. He also talks about staying motivated as an instructor and running a gym. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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SHOW NOTES:

  • Origins
  • How getting jumped started his path in martial arts
  • Overcoming a fear of confrontation
  • Shifting from football to BJJ
  • The difficulty of finding BJJ in the early days in the US
  • The rising tide of Jiu-Jitsu
  • Digging for secrets in the early days
  • BJJ’s growth away from MMA and fighting
  • Self defense Jiu-Jitsu
  • Grappling vs Striking
  • His white belt struggles
  • Do you actually suck at Jiu-Jitsu?
  • Looking for small wins in training
  • The fear of losing
  • The Pummel
  • Meditation
  • His YouTube channel
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Staying motivated as an instructor
  • Is Jiu-Jitsu for everyone?
  • Keeping the ego of a student in check
  • Being an impactful coach
  • Goals for 2020
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