Jon Blank joins the show to talk about starting Jiu-Jitsu with a Wrestling background, quitting his job for Jiu-Jitsu, opening an academy and and why he doesn’t use contracts for students. He also gives advice for competitors and why he loves Sub-Only. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Origins
  • Wrestling as a kid
  • Thoughts on learning to wrestle later in life
  • Neck strength
  • Advice for wrestlers starting Jiu-Jitsu
  • Bad habits he had to break
  • Embracing failure and pulling the trigger
  • Honing aggression
  • Why he chose 10th Planet
  • His growth in Jiu-Jitsu
  • His prediction on the next technical wave of BJJ
  • Becoming comfortable in competition
  • Quitting his job for Jiu-Jitsu
  • The Pummel
  • His new academy
  • Why he loves teaching
  • Teaching kids
  • Having a school during Covid
  • Advice for future academy owners
  • Why he doesn’t lock students in contracts
  • Managing liability
  • Grappling foundations
  • Flexibility
  • Youtube-Jitsu
  • Sub-Only rules
  • IBJJF heel hooks
  • The path to being a pro
  • His BJJ Fanatics instructional
  • Inverting guard safely
  • Reverse engineering techniques
  • 2021 goals