Nov 29, 2021
Deon Thompson is a 3rd degree Jiu-Jitsu black belt and the head coach and owner of "Ohio Brasa."
On this episode, Deon discusses his start in Jiu-Jitsu and what Jiu-Jitsu was like in the early 2000's. Deon also talks about his desire to compete at a later stage of his career, why cross-training is more accepted now in Jiu-Jitsu, how basketball was helpful for improving Jiu-Jitsu, useful techniques for taller athletes, the trends he is seeing in BJJ , the danger of making Jiu-Jitsu attribute-based, how Deon has modified his training for longevity and as he has gotten older, what Deon looks for in a potential student, whether he has any regrets throughout his Jiu-Jitsu career, and why some students perform better in the gym than in a tournament.
You can follow Deon on Instagram @thompsonjiujitsu and check out his gym https://ohiobrasajiujitsu.com/home
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