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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...

Feb 19, 2024

On this episode, Chewy and Eugene are joined by BJJ black belt and former MMA fighter Jeff Alexander. Jeff also helps run "The Chewjitsu Open" and shares some details about the upcoming tournaments.

Jeff joins the podcast to discuss his start in MMA and taking his first fight without any formal training, the challenges...

Feb 12, 2024

On this episode, we are joined by 10th Planet Black Belt, former MMA fighter, and “Rogue Combat Club” owner Johnny Buck.

Johnny discusses what sets his gym and business apart from other gyms in Asheville area, the importance of gym culture on and off the mats 15, how to build a balance at the gym for hobbyists and...

Feb 5, 2024

On this episode, Chewy and Eugene discuss the idea of whether BJJ is watered down.

We chat about how Jiu-Jitsu has evolved over the years from a traditional self-defense martial art and more toward a sport, how BJJ becoming more of a business changed the martial art, the evolution of training, how social media has...