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28 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Robert Drysdale. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Robert Drysdale, often where they are interviewed.

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28 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Robert Drysdale. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Robert Drysdale, often where they are interviewed.

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Robert Drysdale on the Gracie Family, Mitsutyo Maeda, and the True Origin of BJJ: JJT Podcast #74

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Today we welcome fan-favorite guest Robert Drysdale back to talk up his first published book, "Opening Closed Guard."
We go into the deep history of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil and what role the Gracie family truly had in its inception. Please enjoy!

Clash of Clans: 1:49
Maeda: 25:30
Carlos Gracie: 42:00

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Nov 16 2020 · 1hr 38mins
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296 - A People's History of BJJ, with Robert Drysdale

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Multiple time world champion Robert Drysdale comes onto the podcast to share his discoveries about the history of BJJ. Here's just some of what we talked about...

00:52 - Opening Closed Guard, the Book 06:16 - The first japanese martial artists in Brazil 16:51 - Who was Mitsyuo Maeda? 19:27 - The role of the circus in the development of BJJ 23:20 - Early lineages of jiu-jitsu in Brazil 31:02 - The development and role of Vale Tudo fighting 33:08 - Why jiu-jitsu became so ground oriented 43:41 - George Gracie 45:47 - Helio's early fights 47:58 - The period of decline in jiu-jitsu 52:36 - BJJ andmarks between the 1950's and 1990's 1:02:26 - The role of jiu-jitsu federations 1:09:07 - Effects of legalizing heel hooks 1:15:16 - BJJ in the Olympics
Nov 05 2020 · 1hr 20mins

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The Good, Bad & Beautiful Truth in the Origins of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu With Robert Drysdale

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I talk to Robert Drysdale. He is a storied competitor, ADCC Champion, Mundials Champion and has also coached many other legends of the sport. Also a History major, he has spent his recent time delving into the history of the sport for a documentary entitled Closed Guard: The Origins of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil that traces the journey of Japanese Judoka travelling to Brazil and the formation of the sport we know today involving tough guys, the circus, outlaws, gambling, marketing & promotion and of course plenty of prize fights along the way. The entire saga makes for a fascinating tale that leaves us with the question of where the good and bad of the story rests between the truth and the myth. After all was it Mitsuyo Maeda that made the legend of Carlos Gracie or Carlos Gracie that made the legend of Mitsuyo Maeda?

Sep 12 2020 · 1hr 32mins
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EP. 265: Rakic Review, Robert Drysdale, Ray Longo & Overeem v. Sakai Fight Picks

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Anik and Florian look back at a massive main-event win for light heavyweight contender Aleksandar Rakic. Plus, BJJ whiz and MMA coach Robert Drysdale, a new Ray Longo Minute, and predictions for UFC Fight Night: Overeem v. Sakai. 

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Sep 01 2020 · 1hr 19mins
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280 - The Key Difference Between Training and Competition, with Robert Drysdale

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Robert Drysdale is one of the most highly decorated American grapplers in history.  He remains the only person not born in Brazil to win both the IBJJF World Championships with the gi and the ADCC Open Division without the gi.

Today we talked about the difference between Jiu-Jitsu in competition and in the gym, his research on the early history of jiu-jitsu in Brazil, and his upcoming documentary called, “Closed Guard: The Origins of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil.” Find out more about the complicated relationship between Jigoro Kano, Mitsuyo Maeda, Carlos and Helio Gracie, and Kimura.

Check out The Open Guard System available in DVD and online streaming format https://www.grapplearts.com/the-open-guard-system/ and in app format https://www.grapplearts.com/open-guard-system-app-phone-tablet/


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Aug 12 2020 · 1hr 8mins
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BJJ Myth-Busting with Robert Drysdale

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One of the most accomplished American grapplers of his generation, Robert Drysdale talks about his upcoming documentary revealing the real history of jiu-jitsu.

Jul 27 2020 · 1hr 10mins
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EP 102 - CLOSED GUARD, The Origins of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil | Executive Producer Robert Drysdale

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May 31 2020 · 1hr 18mins
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The Origins Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu With Robert Drysdale

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The brothers Kevin are joined by BJJ legend and all around braniac Robert Drysdale to discuss his upcoming documentary "Closed Guard." We go over the secret origins of BJJ, how it feels to be smart, and what the illustrious Gracie family is like behind closed doors.

You can find out more regarding the movie release date on their social media here:
May 20 2020 · 1hr 11mins
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Episode 47 With Robert Drysdale

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ADCC and IBJJF champion Robert Drysdale joins the podcast!

Apr 23 2020 · 1hr 22mins
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Robert Drysdale - Rear Naked Radio Ep 17

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In Episode 17, Robert Drysdale joins Jamie and Drew to talk about his upcoming Documentary "Closed Guard" all about the history of Jiu-Jitsu, and trigger warning... it's not what you may have been told by your Professor!

Mar 30 2020 · 1hr 24mins