Jeff Shaw runs Bellingham BJJ and despite coming to jiu-jitsu late in life fell in love with competition and eventually competed 8 divisions in a single tournament with pretty good results. I particularly love his pre-match psych up routine which you’ll learn all about in this episode!
Here is the video version of our chat…
00:45 – Covid Check-in at Bellingham BJJ
13:58 – Starting competitive jiu-jitsu at age 35
17:44 – Should newcomers spar on day one?
23:30 – Competition strategies and their applicability to self defense
40:52 – The value of competing under different rulesets
49:06 – What’s a featherweight doing in the absolute division?
55:02 – Training for jiu-jitsu
58:50 – Jeff’s pre-competition psych up
1:01:45 – How to contact Jeff and Bellingham BJJ
And here’s the streaming audio of the podcast if you want to play it in the background as you do something else…
I’ve released this conversation with Jeff Shaw on my podcast (The Strenuous Life Podcast) as episode 337 which you can listen to on all podcast players, including the following popular platforms and apps…
And finally, if you don’t have a preferred podcast player you can can listen on the Grapplearts BJJ Master App which you can download for free for iPhone and iPad in the Apple App Store here or for Android devices in the Google Play Store here.
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