Ep9 – Jiu Jitsu for Life – Scott Thompson on training with Rickson Gracie, the early days of Jiu Jitsu, and how Jiu Jitsu is like life

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Intro

Scott on his dad being a cop and the effect it had on his life.

Scott on training Tae Kwon Do and then transitioning to to Jiu Jitsu.

Mick on Scott’s cousin RJ.

Scott on his cousin RJ and how he got involved with the Gracie family.

Scott on finding Rickson Gracie and talking to him for the first time.

Scott on attending his first seminar with Rickson.

Video of Scott Rolling with Rickson (skip to 4:28)

Scott and Mick on what made RJ a great athlete and student of martial arts.

Mick on becoming aware of Jiu Jitsu and the Gracie family.

Scott on getting his blue belt.

Josh on going to dark places in Jiu Jitsu.

Scott on beginning to teach Jiu Jitsu.

Mick and Scott on the early days of Jiu Jitsu and the challenge culture.

Scott on the untimely death of RJ.

Scott shares a funny story of what it was like rolling in the early days

Mick on injuring his neck while rolling with RJ

Scott on another person RJ left his mark on.

Scott on beginning to train with Fabio Santos.

Scott on getting his purple belt from Fabio.

Scott, Mick, and Josh on belt ranks and people quitting.

Josh on the process of Jiu Jitsu.

Mick on the process of Jiu Jitsu.

The group on the importance of rank and belts.

Scott on continuing to be a fighter for the rest of his life.

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Mick on our Jiu Jitsu lineage.

Josh on the honor of being able to train directly under Fabio Santos.

Scott on reconnecting with Rickson. 

Book of the week

The War of Art – Steven Pressfield

Workout of the week

Put on 20 lb vest

(Slow negatives for all lifts)

1. Pull Ups to failure

2. 12 straight leg raises on Roman Chair

3. 12 Pushups

4. 2 minutes on Speed bag

Repeat this circuit 5 times as quickly possible.

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