Feb 20, 2023
On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Owen Livesey.
Owen is a Jiu-Jitsu and Judo black belt, ADCC veteran, grappling coach, and owner of Carlson Gracie-Hull.
On this episode Owen discusses his start in Judo and transitioning to BJJ, getting a job teaching wrestling to a Rugby team, how Judo helped his transition to no-gi grappling, whether Owen prefers Gi or No-Gi training, what rule changes would make Gi competition more exciting, why there is limited exposure to combat sports in the UK, the evolution of the newer generation of grapplers, if any team sports can help with martial arts, why Owen prefers combat sports over team sports, how Owen balances coaching and competing, what Owen expects out of his students, Owen’s preparation for his main event match against UFC veteran Chris Weidman at Polaris 23 as well his thoughts on the matchup.
Check out Owen on Instagram @owenlivesey and his website https://www.owenliveseygrapplingacademy.co.uk/ for more content.
Check out more information about the next Polaris Professional Grappling Event here: https://polarisprograppling.com/events/polaris-23/
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