Manage episode 297110299 series 183275
Dave Kama, 5th degree Rickson Gracie black belt and head of Kama Jiu Jitsu. Dave is one of the very few people to have trained under Master Rickson and have all his belts awarded to him by Rickson, blue belt through black belt. Dave Kama also #2 of the “Dirty Dozen”, a moniker given to the first 12 non-Brazilians to earn the coveted black belt. In this episode he discusses his stat in BJJ, the early days in Rorion Gracie’s garage, challenge matches, training with Rickson, starting his own academy, the importance of finding the right teacher for your style of learning, what new practitioners should focus on, his thoughts on older practitioner training, and more!