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The Chewjitsu Podcast

Jan 29, 2024

On this episode, Chewy and Eugene talk to Judo U.S. National Champion, U.S. Open Champion, World Cup Medalist, and Medical Doctor Austin Cook.  Austin also specializes in teaching No-Gi Judo on his Instagram page @badboymedicine

Austin joins the podcast to discuss his start in Judo, his process for learning Jiu-Jitsu, whether Judo or Jiu-Jitsu is more sustainable for longevity, how he got into BJJ, the cross-over between wrestling, Judo, and Jiu-Jitsu,  why he stopped grappling for 6 years, whether you should specialize in a sport, how his medical experience changed his ideas on training, ideas on decreasing overtraining, the incredible benefit he got from "shadow drilling," how to handle competition nerves, how high-level Judo practice is structured, the idea behind his Instagram page @badboymedicine, social media trolls, the biggest difference between Judo and BJJ, how he maintains a high level of skill while training once every couple of weeks, and ideas on longevity for grappling.

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