Epi 137 USA Judo Olympian Travis Stevens Part 2

This week we bring you part 2 of our interview with Travis Stevens. Travis competed on the USA Olympic Judo team in 2008 and 2012. Travis also has a black belt in BJJ.Travis Stevens BJJ 2

We talk about:

  • The lack of money in USA Judo
  • What it will take to grow Judo in the United States
  • The possibility of BJJ being in the Olympics
  • Matches ending in a gentleman’s agreement
  • Going from white belt to purple belt and skipping blue belt
  • How he learned techniques as a white belt
  • Why he recommends that new students do not watch YouTube

Links:

Quote of the week: “Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.” Nina Dobrev

Article of the week: “Tap or Nap! BJJ Chokes From a Doctor’s Perspective” Doctor Warren Wang

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Epi 136 USA Judo Olympian Travis Stevens Part 1

This week we bring you an interview with Travis Stevens. Travis competed on the USA Olympic Judo team in 2008 and 2012. Travis also has a black belt in BJJ. Travis shares some of his story and gives advice during this interview.Travis Stevens bjj

We talk about:

  • Doing sports as a kid
  • Getting a serious injury as a kid
  • What got him into BJJ
  • Drilling for Judo
  • Some reasons why BJJ and Judo do not mix well
  • We look at the rules of BJJ and no-gi
  • Grip fighting in BJJ and Judo
  • What it is like being an Olympic athlete
  • The Judo culture vs the BJJ culture

Links:

Quote of the week: “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” Dennis P. Kimbro

Article of the week: “Your Promoiton Is Not Your Report Card” from Show The Art

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