James Puopolo on Open Mat Radio!

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  1. slickcmrick

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    On this weeks episode of Open Mat Radio, we have James Puopolo on the show. In this interview, we talk about how he
     
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    nice! james is the man!
     
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    James is a great guy, runs a really fantastic academy, and is probably the best competitor to ever come out of the PNW.
     
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    James was a really great guy the few times i've trained with him.
     
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    Awesome to see James get a lot of support. We hope you all enjoy the interview. He, and his teamate Rader, both pull off some crazy schedules while competing at a high level. What percentage of black belt champs do you think have full time jobs outside of jiu jitsu?
     
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    Also, It's crazy to think that he didn't start jiu jitsu until after HS, lives far away from his coach and works a full time job all while wracking up high level competition wins.
     
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    Has anyone taken Jiu-Jitsu in college before? I thought it was awesome to hear it was offered as a pass/fail course at the University of Oregon!
     
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    Another bump for those that haven't listened! Does anyone here train gymnastics with BJJ? James talked about the benefits in the interview
     
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    one more bump for James!
     
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    Yes the Portland Vancouver area colleges all offer bjj curriculum. Portland state has a class opperated by 5rings jiu jitsu, Clark college has a program, as well as pcc..
     
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    Very cool. I know in Japan you can major in Judo.
     

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