#115 Joel Tudor, Pro Surfer Turned BJJ Addict

by Caleb on May 4, 2008

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Joel Tudor at Rodrigo Medeiros‘ academy in Pacific Beach in San Diego.

This week on The FightWorks Podcast our guest is Joel Tudor. Tudor is a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, but he is more widely known for being the best surfer in the world when it comes to long boards, having won world championships for years in a row. When he is not in first place, he finds himself in second or third place. However, as you will hear him explain in this episode, he says that, “I competed professionally [in surfing] for seventeen years… I don’t think I ever got as much satisfaction winning a surf contest as I did in jiu-jitsu”. We’ll discuss the similarities and differences of BJJ and surfing as sport, lifestyle, and addiction.

Also, in addition to a rundown of the latest in BJJ news from all over, we’ll have an episode of the fan-favorite Black Belt Corner. Our guest on this week’s show is none other than Kyra Gracie.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Trey May 5, 2008 at 9:50 am

Kyra! Kyra! Kyra! Kyra! Kyra! Kyra!

Fred May 8, 2008 at 4:09 am

Joel!Joel!Joel!
got some BJJ in one of the latest surf movie he’s done : ONE CALIFORNIA DAY.

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