One last stop before I head home and it's with one of the true legends of the sport and easily one of the top places to train in Las Vegas. Robert Drysdale is one of the best instructors I've ever had the pleasure of learning from.
Possibly the most accomplished American Grappler of his generation, Robert Drysdale is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a rank he earned training with the legendary coach Leonardo Vieira. Born of an American father and a Brazilian mother, Robert Drysdale grew up, for the most part, in Brazil, training with one of the most talented teams of the 2000’s era (Brasa). Robert Drysdale was also the 2nd American to win an IBJJF World Championship (2005), later going on to win the ADCC (2007) in the open weight category. Robert Drysdale also competed in mixed martial arts (MMA) reaching the pinnacle of the sport, the UFC. By the end of 2013 Drysdale joined forces with Rodrigo Cavaca to form a new grappling team – Zenith BJJ.
Miami Beach. Warm water, beautiful beaches, perfect weather, amazing food. It's also home to one of the founding families of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The Valente Brothers are based in Florida and have been part of the Jiu Jitsu scene since the very beginning. From their beginnings as part of the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy in Brazil dating back to the 1950's their work speaks for itself. Their new headquarters in North Miami Beach, FL is very, very impressive and is absolutely worth a visit to anyone interested in learning more about the history and tradition of the beautiful art of Jiu Jitsu. I had the pleasure of visiting their academy this past week. In this episode I talk about my recent travels as I have been on the road fairly extensively lately ! Again, thanks for listening as always - much love - Clint !
Of all of the Jiu Jitsu seminars I have been to over the last few years Henry really stood out to me. After spending the day with him in Concord, California this year I was compelled to take the trip down to Los Angeles to learn more. The way he uses weight, space and most significantly pressure efficiently made me drive nearly 400 miles to attend his classes at Dynamix, MMA off of Santa Monica blvd. I was absolutely not disappointed. I appreciate the training, the wisdom and the opportunity to have Henry on the show . Hopefully everyone enjoys the episode ! For more information on Henry check him out at http://hiddenjiujitsu.com and be sure to visit Dynamix MMA in Los Angeles for awesome training, a great vibe, great people and some of the best jiu jitsu instruction available anywhere, ever. Thanks again for checking out the show. Lots of love - Clint
This week I'm on location with Eric Medina and Joey Hauss at the Los Angeles Jiu Jitsu Club. The Jean Jacques Machado Jiu Jitsu stand outs are well known from competition success in both gi and no gi action and have even taken to organizing their own tournaments under the USSGL banner in California . Their LA Jiu Jitsu Club is an awesome place to visit and train. It's basically AirBNB meets a Jiu Jitsu academy. The place even has a swimming pool.
Eric Medina: https://www.instagram.com/darceknight/
Joey Hauss: https://www.instagram.com/joeyhauss/
LA Jiu Jitsu Club: https://www.instagram.com/thelajiujitsuclub
United States Submission Grappling League: https://www.instagram.com/ussgl/