Interview with Philip Gelinas

This is an interview with one of my most influential teachers – 9th degree Kajukenbo Karate black belt Philip Gelinas.  Philip is also a high-ranking instructor in several different Filipino martial art systems, a BJJ brown belt, an instructor in Combat Submission Wrestling, and was recently inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame.

Topics include the evolution of Georges St Pierre, the relevance of BJJ and MMA to self defense, grappling with sticks and knives, and how the martial arts continue to change and adapt in the 21st century.

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To find out more about Philip’s school go to www.montrealmartialarts.com.  To be notified of future interviews conducted by Stephan Kesting sign up for the Grapplearts Newsletter which is, and always will be, 100% free.  Philip’s photo courtesy of Sven Boecker with image processing by Heavy Artillery.

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