Simpson (Sim) Go is a BJJ blackbelt and owner of Cobra Kai Jiu-Jitsu in Las Vegas.
He is also a 14 time Grappler’s Quest champion and competed at ADCC 2007, so he know his jiu-jitsu inside-out!
In this podcast we chatted about many things, including
00:54 – How they decided to use the name ‘Cobra Kai’ for a jiu-jitsu school
06:16 – The influence and training of Marc Laimon
08:20 – How anyone can actually teach and train in Vegas
10:44 – Sim’s competition career
16:46 – The trials of transitioning from a competitor to becoming an instructor and school owner
20:27 – How to introduce a new student to Jiu Jitsu
26:28 – Point system and different grappling rule sets
35:08 – Teaching competitors vs recreational players
35:45 – How to structure a class
38:00 – Inversions and ‘modern’ jiu-jitsu
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