This week we bring you an interview with Jimmy Fortunato. Jimmy started a tournament company called “The Good Fight” in 2008. Jimmy started training jiu-jitsu in 1997, and his experiences competing ultimately lead him to make some improvements to BJJ tournaments. A couple of years ago The Good Fight switched from a point based tournament to a submission only tournament.
We talk about:
- Why he started The Good Fight
- A little bit of history behind The Good Fight
- Making the change to sub only
- The basic rules
- The goals of the tournament
- Jiu-Jitsu Theatre
- Advice for kids doing a tournament
- Advice for parents
- Some of the most popular submission in competition
Quote of the week: This quote was presented by Ken Blackburn “Don’t pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” Bruce Lee
We are now looking to start a new segment called “Mat Tales” and we need your help. If you have a BJJ story good, bad, or just amazing. Please share it with us and we will try to get this new segment rolling.
Gary shares the concept of his audio book “5 Min Into My Cardo- My First Roll”
Catch us next week for another episode of The BjjBrick Podcast