#238 Roy Dean Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

by Caleb on April 10, 2011

Roy Dean BJJ
Roy Dean. Photo courtesy Dean.

Roy Dean is a lifelong martial artist whose journey includes a earning a black belt in Aikido as well as a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt. Dean originally trained with Claudio Franca until a blue belt, and from blue to black belt he was a student of Roy Harris. In addition to running his own BJJ academy in Bend, Oregon, Dean is one of today’s instructors who have taken advantage of technology to spread jiu-jitsu beyond his school, producing DVDs, youtube videos, and even mobile apps.

In today’s conversation with FightWorks Podcast contributor Chris Simamora, Dean shares his philosophy on training in other martial arts, belt testing, the BJJ lifestyle, as well as his thoughts on the private lesson he took with multiple-time world champion Saulo Ribeiro.

Of course, Caleb and Dan will review the most recent BJJ Polls here on our site, as well as answer some listener email!

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Carl August 15, 2011 at 4:29 am

You just can’t help admiring Roy Dean.
Such a thoughtful, dedicated, knowledgeable, eloquent and respectful guy – I imagine his students learn just as much about life as about martial arts. I have to go train with him some day.

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