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Jiu-Jitsu Outlet

Apr 5, 2024

Training in martial arts like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Judo, wrestling, & Muay Thai is my outlet for improving my mental health and becoming a better person. 

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On the 104th episode of the Jiu-Jitsu Outlet podcast, I sit down with Chadi - a YouTuber, architect, author, Judo black belt, Aikido black belt, and martial arts translator and historian.

Chadi is well known for his YouTube channel where he breaks down the history of the martial arts. Chadi dives into topics like the history of Judo, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, comparing martial arts from around the world, and different forms of Judo or Jiu-Jitsu.

Chadi has also been on the Jiu-Jitsu Outlet podcast before to talk about his story and how Judo training has impacted his mental health and life off the mats.

You can listen to that first interview with Chadi here:

In this episode, Chadi breaks down the history of grappling martial arts like Judo and Jiu-Jitsu. We dive into the controversy around Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and whether or not it is a form of Judo or a different martial arts all together... I reference my conversation with Dr. Rhadi Ferguson which you can find here:

Chadi and I dove into discussing Judo founder sensei Jigoro Kano and his impact on the martial arts. We both agree: he deserves A LOT more credit than he deserves. Watch the full episode to find out why we think he's the true father of modern day grappling.

Chadi is an amazing source of knowledge and I was stoked to have him on the show. Make sure you subscribe to his YouTube channel:


In this episode, learn about the history of the martial arts - especially Judo, JuJitsu, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (AKA Gracie Jiu-Jitsu).

This is an episode you do NOT want to miss.

Check out Chadi's Instagram page for information about his upcoming book release:

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The information in this episode should NOT be considered medical advice but instead educational information. If you are struggling with your mental health and want to speak with a professional therapist, I recommend  ... This is the therapy service that worked for me when I was at my darkest moments in life and dealing with panic attacks every day.