WARNING: This episode contains graphic descriptions of violence and is definitely not suitable for children.
In this episode I talk with boxing and BJJ coach Rodney King about the epidemic of violence in modern day South Africa, how training helps you prepare for confrontations, and how dangerous a ‘romantic’ notion of fighting is.
Some of the topics we covered include:
00:17 – Who is Rodney King?
01:16 – Growing up in South Africa
08:47 – Bouncing at nightclubs
13:57 – Johannesburg today
26:42 – Some reasons for the South African crime epidemic
33:10 – How much does training help?
40:09 – Prevalence of techniques
46:52 – Self defence and conflict de-escalation
54:21 – Training vs real life
64:03 – Ventures outside martial arts
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