Fabio Clemente joins the show to talk about athleticism in BJJ, creating panic in your opponent, training after 50 and teaching kids. He also gives great insight about being an academy owner and gives advice for future school owners. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Origins
  • Flamengo Athletic Club
  • Being athletic in Jiu-Jitsu
  • Getting tired
  • Gracie Diet
  • Training Judo in Europe
  • Judo compared to Jiu-Jitsu
  • Jiu-Jitsu’s development in Brazil and the US
  • Complicated techniques
  • Why he prefers side control
  • Creating panic in your opponent
  • Training after 50
  • Using your skills effectively
  • The training room and tournament dynamic
  • Smaller practicioners
  • Predicting which students will make it to black belt
  • Teaching your own kids
  • His son and daughter
  • BJJ’s user friendly nature
  • The wild west days of BJJ in the US
  • Banned techniques
  • The plight of academy owners during Covid-19
  • Filming instructionals back in the day
  • The Pummel
  • Advice for white belts
  • Plateaus
  • Waiting periods for rolling
  • Advice for new academy owners
  • Operating in a saturated market
  • Ups and downs of academy ownership
  • Goal for 2020