Meerkatsu's old instructor, decided to give everybody who was in attendance something to take home and that was a 2 hour session mainly on passing the half guard. Eddie's level of detail, but also style of instruction and general attitude towards his students, really impressed me and after the session I asked if I could interview him for the blog. What came out of that was a 20+ minute chat about, amongst other things, Gracie Jiu Jitsu, honour and some of Eddie's own tips to all the Part Time Grapplers out there. Here's part one (of three) of that interview. I hope you enjoy it.
In Part One, Eddie talks about being in the zone, the gift and legacy of Jiu Jitsu and putting your own signature on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
The questions we covered in Part One were:
Greatest thrill he got out of practicing and/or teaching Jiu Jitsu?
Background in training and teaching Gracie Jiu Jitsu
What he thought makes a good student?
What he thought makes a good teacher?
What he would look for in an affiliate?
When did he decide to teach BJJ for a living?
The first part of the interview ends with us touching on what 2010 holds for Eddie Kone.
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