Mike Fowler is not just a jiu jitsu legend but also a badass. He began wrestling/martial arts when he was in the seventh grade. Naturally he wasn’t good at it, but as he stuck with it and trained consistently, he got better at it.
One of the interesting facts about him is that he had a culinary scholarship back in college. This man doesn’t just cuddle in the ring, he’s got culinary skills to boot as well.
On today’s episode, Mike will share how he started his jiu jitsu career and his training development. Also, he will reveal how he progressed from being a white belt to black belt.
“My best wins is with NO GI.” – Mike Fowler
Some topics that were discussed include:
- How Mike started his Jiu Jitsu career
- His love and hate relationship with the GI
- Mike’s progress from being a white belt to black belt
- His training under his coach Lloyd Irvin
- The reason why he doesn’t follow Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI) rules
- The toughest challenge Mike faced during competitions
- Adil and Mike’s take on why they trained for Jiu Jitsu
- The numerous benefits of Jiu Jitsu
- Mike’s instigation of BJJ rules to having three referees in a tournament
- Jiu Jitsu techniques and some of its danger
- The three legends Mike look up to in the marketing world
- Mike’s favorite movies and cuisine
- His pieces of advice to people who are doing and struggling in Jiu Jitsu
References & links mentioned:
- Adil Amarsi’s Website
- Abrasive Entrepreneur’s Website – Shane Hunter
- Willow by Ron Howard
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
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