Jude Samuel is a Brazilian jiu jitsu coach at Urban Kings Gym and also the vice president of talent relations and combat operations for the MMA organisation BAMMA. We talked about how people get into fighting for various reasons, and how it often changes over the years as the passion for it is developed. Also the sport itself always evolves, even though the core elements remain the same. It's amazing to see how the human spirit battles through adversity, and martial arts is a beautiful testing ground for it. Jude also told about the history of jiu jitsu, how he believes it's in our DNA, what makes Brazilian jiu jitsu different, and why this martial art is so popular in the world.
Blog post about my Kilimanjaro climb, with all the fundraising links: