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The Chewjitsu Podcast

Sep 12, 2022

Alexey Cruz is a 6th degree BJJ black belt and the head coach of Alexey Cruz BJJ.

Alexey shares his start in Jiu-Jitsu, what it was like training at Ricardo De Le Riva’s gym, the pros and cons of training in the early days of Jiu-Jitsu, Alexey's worst BJJ injuries, which submissions Alexey dislikes in training, which techniques were ok back in the day but aren't allowed in training today, how the IBJJF made Jiu-Jitsu more safe, belt promotions in the early days of Jiu-Jitsu, competing as a black belt, the greatest BJJ practitioners and creators of technique in Alexey's opinion, cross training in the early days, his thoughts on the evolution of Jiu-Jitsu, why tournaments were created, and how Alexey started working with Origin.

You can learn more about Alexey’s school here: and follow Alexey on Instagram @alexeypickerellbjj

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