In this segment of Ask A Black Belt, Prof. Dean Lister shares his perspective on the question, “What is the #1 mistake people make in their BJJ training?” This question was submitted by Mitchel – thanks for contributing the question, Mitchel!
Prof. Lister’s response centers around the importance of listening to people that are more experienced than you. He concludes that you need to minimize the negative in your life, and the way you can do that is by listening to those people who are doing Jiu Jitsu who have already been there and learning from their experience.
“This is a special Veterans Day bonus technique we shot along with the Jocko Willink article.
Not long ago, I had the pleasure to link up with Jocko and my old buddy Echo Charles, who happens to be the producer and co-host of the Jocko Podcast. We spent an afternoon at his Victory MMA academy in San Diego and they were gracious enough to show some technique as well have a sit-down and talk a little about Jocko’s service and interest in jiu-jitsu. As an added bonus Dean Lister was in the house and he also provided some gems. We all know Dean Lister as “the Boogey Man” on the mats, but he is also the proud son of a U.S. Marine veteran.” – JiuJitsuMagazine
On behalf of wbbjj.com, I would like to acknowledge and thank all of the veterans who have given up a significant piece of their freedom in an effort to see to it that the rest of ours is fully preserved. #GetSome
In 1988 Rorion, Relson, Royce, Renzo, & Rickson Gracie along with Carlos Machado are brought in by Chuck Norris to teach a seminar at the USAF(US Air Force). Today Chuck Norris is a BJJ black belt. The video was filmed by Danny Lane.
In preparation for The Batman, Robert Pattinson is studying with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach Rigan Machado, who shared a photo of the two together.
Posted to Machado’s Instagram, the image shows Pattinson and Machado together at the latter’s Academy Beverly Hills school. In his caption, Machado wrote, “Batman is coming👏🏻👏🏻”
Pattinson was announced as taking over for Ben Affleck earlier this year, who confirmed his departure from the DC Extended Universe following the commercial and critical failure of 2017’s Justice League. Pattinson is known for his roles in such films as Twilight and Cosmopolis. In addition to Pattinson, The Batman recently added Zoe Kravitz for the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/The Riddler, while Jeffrey Wright will play Commissioner Gordon in the movie.
Machado, who studied with the illustrious Gracie family, counts such actors as Guardians of the Galaxy’s Vin Diesel, Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam and many more celebrities among his students past and present.
Starring Robert Pattinson, The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves, who will also produce alongside Dylan Clark. While casting is still underway, the film is scheduled to be released on June 25, 2021.