Aug 6, 2018
I am on location in Las Vegas, NV with Robert Drysdale. In this episode we catch up for a bit and have a chat on Jiu Jitsu history and teaching methodology and dive into a few other topics. Robert has been spending time traveling around the world and calling the action for some of the most exciting, high level Jiu Jitsu action as he provides commentary for the ACB promotion. It's always great to hang out and talk to Robert so I hope that you all learn and enjoy the talk as much as I did. See you all on the mat and be sure to be on the look out for Robert's commentary on ACB events and be sure to keep an eye out for Closed Guard the Movie.
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.