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The Chewjitsu Podcast

Nov 27, 2023

On this episode, we chat with 10th Planet Black Belt and head coach at 10th Planet Atlanta, Sean Applegate.

Sean discusses how he discovered Jiu-Jitsu, how he learned Jiu-Jitsu without high level coaches nearby, becoming a head coach with less than 2 years of training, the process of balancing training and coaching, the value and importance of competing, the three Layers of Jiu-Jitsu (the physical, spiritual, and the mental aspects), the importance of accountability, why the Jiu-Jitsu mats bring out the good and bad in people, coming to terms with getting older and slowing down in Jiu-Jitsu, the importance of personality when formulating a BJJ competition game plan, Sean’s preferred way to teach technique, the importance of creating necessity for your students, how to balance running a gym with professional grapplers and hobbyists, why coaching in Jiu-Jitsu contradicts high level coaching in other sports, how Sean trains while being a full time coach, and his definition of a black belt.

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