Apr 26, 2021
Shawn Williams is a 4th degree BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie, a BJJ analyst and commentator, and the creator of “The Williams Guard.”
Shawn shares his story of going to New York to meet Renzo Gracie, moving to New York to train, the high level training partners he had, living and working in New York, the worst job he ever had, using Jiu-Jitsu for self-defense, Shawn’s main training partners, the process of overcoming a tough training session, how Shawn created “The Williams Guard,” the difference between "chokes" and "strangles," how Shawn has evolved his game, how to train when you get older, the one thing Shawn always tells his students, what attributes Shawn looks for in a student, the dangers of expectations, the most important tip to remember if you’re injured, thoughts on self-defense focused Jiu-Jitsu training and sport Jiu-Jitsu, the three separate types of Jiu-Jitsu, Jiu-Jitsu in the Olympics, opening a gym after COVID, fun Renzo Gracie stories, and the future of BJJ.
Check out Shawn's gym https://www.renzogracienashville.com/ and follow Shawn on Instagram @shawnwilliamsbjj
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