Andrew Wiltse joins the show to talk about his “explosive” childhood, why he’s very selective of techniques he uses, his thoughts on ego and why you don’t need to be on a big team to succeed. He also candidly shares his thought process on improving skills. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • His passion for dog training
  • Origins
  • Growing up in Michigan’s upper peninsula
  • Getting bullied and fighting in school
  • His first exposure to martial arts
  • Why he feels he may be on the spectrum
  • How his passion for rationalism impacted his Jiu-Jitsu
  • Drilling with purpose
  • Reveiwing tapes and data
  • Why he’s very selective about techniques he uses
  • Different thinking styles
  • Creating reactions to get what you want
  • Soft counters and hard counters
  • Grip fighting for beginners
  • His thoughts on ego
  • The Pummel
  • His “explosive” childhood
  • Why you don’t need to train at a big team to succeed
  • His BJJ Fanatics instructional (coupon code GRAPPLINGCENTRAL15)
  • Passing guard in gi and nogi
  • 2021 goals