This episode we have interviews with Jake Fox, Tim Sledd, and Roli Delgado. This is a great preview of the first BjjBrick Event. The event will be June 22, 23, 24 in Wichita Kansas at Fox Fitness. We hope to see you there!
This week we bring back a listener favorite Roli Delgado. Roli has been a BJJ black belt for ten years. He runs a very successful school in Little Rock, and he is well known for his ability to perform and teach leg locks. Roli trains with GFteam and his coach is Denilson Pimenta.
We talk about:
His off the mat life and changes toward jiu-jitsu
Changes in his coaching jiu-jitsu
The difference between coaching and teaching
Coaching a student that is having a difficult time finishing a match
The mental side of competing
His martial arts background
How he learned to work off the fence at TUF
Training with Billy Robinson
How Billy Robinson would answer questions differently than you would expect
This week we have an interview with Rolando Delgado often called Roli. Roli is a 2nd degree black belt that trains in Little Rock Arkansas at West Side MMA. Roli has fought in the UFC and Bellator, but he is most widely known in the BJJ community for his ability to teach and preform leg locks.
Some highlights from this interview:
“The most dangerous moves in Jiu-Jitsu are take-downs and kimuras”
“Reaping the knee is a risk that is way overstated and blown out of proportion”
“With the Gi on I am okay with no heal hooks…. we need a sport that we can all do and grow old with.”
We also talk about:
His start to the martial arts
What he does off of the mat (hunting deer and owning a pawn shop)