#15 BJJ in the U.S. Army

You’re in the Army now!

When Brazilian Jiu-jitsu arrived in the United States, I doubt the Gracies imagined the impact that it would have in North America. In approximately twenty years BJJ began with some immigrant relatives from Latin America teaching in a garage in California and is now formally integrated into the training system of the US military. Garth Spendiff is a Relson Gracie brown belt tasked with teaching Modern Army Combatives at Fort Stewart in Georgia, and joins us to discuss how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has meshed within the United States Army. We’ll touch on everything from rolling in combat fatigues to how BJJ is integrated into the modern combat theater.

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