Averi is a BJJ brown belt who has written extensively for the Jiu-Jitsu Times. Together we go deep into why jiu-jitsu is popular for women, coming back from injuries, some recent high profile sexual assault cases in the sport, and much more.
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00:44 – Introduction and Beginning of jiu-jitsu
04:09 – Why BJJ is popular for women
06:53 – Training BJJ got Averi more confidence
12:39 – Coming back from the rib injury
16:35 – Fight sport saturation
20:00 – Problem in BJJ schools, nature of the sport?
22:45 – Sense of connection in BJJ
29:40 – High profile cases of misconduct in BJJ
33:59 – Differentiate between creepy instructors and healthy couples that happen from BJJ
39:10 – Rebuilding connection to the sport and enjoyment about it
41:50 – Personal attacks on UFC prefights
48:03 – What changes Averi would do in the IBJJF
51:39 – Averi’s next project
53:16 – Advice to a woman who’s looking to start jiu jitsu
58:32 – How is life in Australia at the moment
1:01:38 – Covid situation, vaccines, BJJ schools
1:06:31 – How to contact Averi
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