This is our second interview with Black Belt Nick Unander. You will find Nick training and teaching in Paralimni Cyprus. Nick had a recent health scare and he updates us on his story and shares much wisdom about his continued BJJ journey.
This week we have an interview with Nick Unander. Nick is a friend and former coach of Joe. Nick has been training martial arts since 1986. You can find Nick teaching and training BJJ in the island paradise of Cyprus.
We talk about:
His start in martial arts (Tae Kwon Do)
His first experience with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Make Jiu-Jitsu a career
Doing early MMA matches
Opening a martial arts school
Moving and opening new BJJ schools
Training under Marcelo Alonso
What new students should focus on learning
What he looks for in a blue belt
Blue belt blues (blue belts that quit training)
His thoughts on compeititon
His phrase Jiu-Jitsu will either take you, make you, or break you