Thomas Lisboa joins the show to talk about beginning BJJ back when it had a bad reputation in Brazil, why white belts shouldn’t be focused on building a game yet and how offense can become defense. He also gives great insight on the crucifix position! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!
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* Origins* Judo and Capoeira* Tradition in martial arts* Finding Jiu-Jitsu* BJJ’s bad reputation back in the day* Weeding out bad apples and giving second chances* Learning from Fabio Gurgel* His brother’s school* The evolution of his game* Learning from Marcelo Garcia* Why you shouldn’t worry about building a game as a white belt* The importance of a good offense for defense* Foundations of defense * There is always good to be taken from any training * Positional training * Overcoming plateus * Keeping things in perspective* The Pummel* The importance of a universal game* Pushing yourself in training * Physical conditioning * Skills that work for everyone * Not limiting yourself to one style* His crucifix instructional with BJJ Fanatics * Common mistakes with crucifixes* Why he loves teaching* Differences between Canada and the US* 2021 goals