May 2, 2020

CLP04 - Self-Guided Learning & the Problem of Purple Belt "Ronins" in BJJ w/ Jestin Icasiano

CLP04 - Self-Guided Learning & the Problem of Purple Belt

My guest today is Jestin Icasiano, a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt and instructor under Tony Pacenski.

In this episode we explore the power and importance of self-guided learning and discuss the phenomenon of BJJ purple belts going "ronin."

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Produced by Micah Peacock

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