Meet The Listener Segment: featuring Tyson Kilby,
author of Fundamental Handgun Mastery
Phil Cardella is a 3rd degree BJJ black belt under Master Relson Gracie, as well as a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo and a 2nd Degree black belt in Hapkido.
He’s had a very successful Jiu Jitsu competition career and was the first American fighter to represent the Relson Gracie Team in MMA competition. During his MMA career he fought in the World Extreme Cagefighting organization. Phil also served as an assault amphibious vehicle crewman in the United State Marine Corps, during which he also taught primary marksmanship and combat water safety. Today he continues to work with various branches of the U.S. Military to train them in hand-to-hand combatives using BJJ.
Phil is the founder of the Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu associations in Texas, and has since moved to Florida to lead his team and community there as the Head Instructor of Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu St. Augustine. During this interview he discusses developing Relson Gracie JJ in Texas, relocating to and starting his academy in FL, his time off the mat, creating the right atmosphere for training, puppies instead of diapers, training with his brothers, his JJ competition and MMA career, the need to learn Jiu Jitsu theory, facing adversity, what he’s most proud of, and more….
Gracie Jiu Jitsu St. Augustine
Make a Difference/Make an Impact Segment:
Be Who You Want To Be
Clip from Stewart Cooper Films