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The Chewjitsu Podcast

May 22, 2023

On this episode of the podcast, Chewy and Eugene are joined by Inverted Gear Owner and BJJ Black Belt Nelson Puentes.

Nelson joins the podcast to discuss what it was like immigrating to the US from Chile at 14 years old, joining his high school football team without knowing the rules of football, wrestling in high school and why he chose not to wrestle in college, discovering BJJ, signing up for a BJJ tournament before ever taking a Jiu-Jitsu class, scheduling life around BJJ, taking a break from college and starting Inverted Gear, how he came up with the Inverted Gear logo and brand, how Nelson met his wife at a BJJ tournament, how Nelson’s wife helped grow the company, the gym environment Nelson created at Inverted Gear Academy, how he has kept up with newer BJJ techniques, his biggest Jiu-Jitsu influences, what Jiu-Jitsu camps were like back in the day, how Chewy and Nelson met, thoughts on the IBJJF, and why BJJ was so influential in his life. 

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