BJJ Revolutions with Andrew Smith

BJJ Revolutions with Andrew Smith

In ‘BJJ Revolutions with Andrew Smith’ I had opportunity to speak with Andrew Smith, Third Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Black Belt and Co-owner of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, Virginia. During our almost two hour conversation we learn of Andrew’s history with BJJ, BJJ’s growth in America since the 1990’s, building a business from the ground up, creating a unique grappling tournament and paying it forward through new instructor growth and online presence.

Evolution of a BJJ Player

I created the basic graphics below to illustrate guidance and philosophy Andrew shares in this episode. We discuss the analogy of a human learning letters, then words, then sentences, on to paragraphs and then writing entire papers as their BJJ knowledge increases and belt colors change.

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References & Resources

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Kevin Pannell, PMP, Creator & Host, ‘People, Process, Progress’ podcast
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