Jeffery Donovan joins the show to talk about fusing Judo and BJJ, starting training after 30 and learning to love competition. He also talks about battling cancer while maintaining his journey in Jiu-Jitsu and how it inspired his “No Wall Sitting” mantra. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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SHOW NOTES:

  • “Bexiguinha”
  • Origins
  • Breakdancing
  • Finding Jiu-Jitsu
  • Starting BJJ after 30
  • Being new to BJJ
  • His first competition
  • Learning from tournaments
  • The development of his style
  • Picking up old techniques you forgot
  • His decision to pursue Judo
  • Tips for people pursuing two styles
  • Judo’s impact on his style
  • Working around grips instead of breaking them
  • Generating Kazushi in transitions
  • Judo for No-Gi
  • Remembering the Japanese names of moves
  • Judo’s incredible pinning pressure
  • The thin margin of error in Judo matches
  • His cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • The Pummel
  • Transfering Judo to Jiu-Jitsu
  • The foot sweep
  • Yoga
  • 2020 goals
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