Quote: "You want to be training your whole life. One percent of people that train Jiu Jitsu
will get their black belt. Where are the rest? If you get too competitive, you will not last 10, 20 years." ~Ryron Gracie
Staying on the Mat Long term
Keith Owen Greg Nelson Mark Cukro
In this episode Marty has a discussion with Professors Keith Owen, Greg Nelson, and Mark Cukro about staying on the mat long term. In the discussion they cover things like why people quit Jiu Jitsu, avoiding and dealing with injuries, the best mindset to keep you on the mat well into your years, the ego, training safely and the best training environments, keeping the fun in your training, considerations as we get older, self care, being the best training partner, times for relaxed training and times for "getting after it", and more!
Professor Keith Owen (The Rhino) lives in Boise Idaho and is a 3rd degree black belt Professor Pedro Sauer. Keith also holds black belts in two other martial arts styles, a 4th degree in TAI kung-fu and a black sash in Wu Wei Gung Fu under Bruce Lee Student Joseph Cowles. He has worked in Law Enforcement as a Sheriff’s Deputy and as a handgun and shotgun instructor for Front Sight Firearms (frontsight.com) Institute in Las Vegas Nevada. He is a highly respected and sought seminar instructor and is the leader and founder of Team Rhino.
Coach Greg Nelson is a 4th Degree Pedro Sauer Black Belt and Master Sauer’s 1st Black belt. He is one of the wolds best and most successful MMA coaches (including coach to 3 UFC champions including sean sherk, Brock Lesnar, and Dave Menne. He is a a 6th degree Muay Thai Black Belt (Ajarn), Modern Army Combatives instructor (Level 4), Full Instructor in Inosanto Kali & Jun Fan JKD Concepts, and an Advanced Level Student in Shooto. He owns/operates The Academy, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
Professor Mark Cukro is also a Black Belt under Master Pedro Sauer and is the Head Instructor of Integrated Martial Arts Academy in Harrisburg, NC. He is an accomplished Martial Artist and has been training in many arts for over 25 years. He is known for his technical, efficient, and practical approach to teaching and has an engaging style of teaching that appeals to all ages and skill levels. He has trained in several other styles of grappling that have influenced his Jiu Jitsu which include Judo, Sambo, Catch Wrestling, and Shooto. Mark is also a highly successful public speaker with frequent speaking engagements throughout the US.
Keith Owen's New Book: From The Ground Up
Make A difference/Make an Impact Segment:
Audio clip of the You Tube Video: "When You Can't Motivate Yourself, Watch This"