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The Chewjitsu Podcast

Jul 25, 2022

On this episode, Chewy and Eugene chat with former MMA fighter, UFC veteran, and BJJ black belt Javier Vazquez.

Javier discusses his start in wrestling, how he discovered the UFC, his objectives for training and fighting in MMA, what it was like training BJJ in the late 1990’s, the most effective Jiu-Jitsu for MMA, how rule changes in MMA can change how Jiu-Jitsu is used, Javier’s first MMA fight experience, the “Central Path” strategy, mental preparation, how Javier used his mindset and "The Gerson Method" to help overcome cancer, using the idea of “Connection” to improve his Jiu-Jitsu while unable to train.

Javier also discusses his teaching and class curriculum, how to balance a curriculum with other ideas and techniques that may arise, a key Jiu-Jitsu concept, who has the best Jiu-Jitsu for MMA, how Javier fought 3 rounds on a torn ACL, and his on-line learning curriculum JVOS Online.

You can follow Javier on Instagram @jvjiujitsu and check out his JVOS Complete Course at

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