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The RŌL Radio’s quest to get all of the BJJ Dirty Dozen on the podcast continues with Rigan Machado’s first American black belt, Bob Bass.
Bob first began his training with Rickson Gracie and then became hugely influential under Rigan Machado. On this episode, Bob describes the early days of training with the Gracies and Machados, his influence on Rigan when Rigan opened his first academy in the United States, his legendary matches against the best in the world, and a ton more.
Here is The RŌL Radio with Dirty Dozen member, 6th-degree black belt, and owner of South Bay Jiu-Jitsu Academy, Bob Bass.
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2:54 RIP Professor Octavio
6:24 Dirty Dozen
9:57 This is What I Need to Learn
20:35 Working with Rigan
29:42 Friction with the Gracies
32:51 Earning a Black Belt by Beating the Best
44:46 Competition Stories
55:26 More Friction
1:00:39 American Pioneer
1:01:45 Dan Inosanto and Gene LeBell
1:14:28 The Most Impactful Moment
1:16:58 John Frankl’s Question
1:19:19 Black Belt Legacy