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The Chewjitsu Podcast

Feb 26, 2024

Andy Varela is a 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and high level competitor.

Andy joins the podcast to discuss his start in training MMA and then eventually focusing on Jiu-Jitsu at 21 years old, what it was like having a father who was an MMA coach, moving to Las Vegas to pursue a career MMA, competing in a grappling match against former UFC Middleweight Champion Sean Strickland, how he developed Jiu-Jitsu style focused around attacking the back, the inspiration to elevate his Jiu-Jitsu game, the decision to stop training MMA, Jiu-Jitsu inspirations, favorite tournament format, how he trains for longer matches, the value and benefit of teaching, tournament prep for ADCC, and the main lessons learned form losses.

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