Jan 11, 2021
Chewy and Eugene are joined by BJJ black belt Robert Drysdale to discuss his new book, "Opening Closed Guard: The Origins of Jiu-Jitsu In Brazil."
Robert discusses his start in Jiu-Jitsu, why Jiu-Jitsu was so addictive, the reason for creating the book “Opening Closed Guard: The History of BJJ” and the documentary on the history of Jiu-Jitsu, his thoughts on the most important member of the Gracie family, the innovation and evolution of Jiu-Jitsu, the idea of "American Jiu-Jitsu," why there is longevity in Jiu-Jitsu, his thoughts on Kosen Judo and Japanese culture, how Robert’s gym has changed over the years, some of Robert's favorite interviews from the documentary, the moments that stood out the most, and much more.
Pick up a copy of the book: Opening Closed Guard: The Origins of Jiu-Jitsu In Brazil: The Story Behind The Film
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