Saturday, January 7, 2017

Strength & Health TV - Episode 44: Interview with BJJ Athlete Chris Jones.

Photo by Mac Warren from Fight to Win Pro 20
In this episode I interview Chris Jones. Chris is brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu who trains out of Creighton MMA in Suwanee, GA. In addition Chris does his strength and conditioning with me at my gym, Extreme Performance Training Systems.

Chris got his start as a combat athlete wrestling in high school and continued through his enlistment in the Marine Corps. Chris has been training in BJJ for 5 years now under the expert eye of Paul Creighton who earned his BJJ black belt from Renzo Gracie. Chris has won gold at the Pan American Championships, 2x silver medals at the IBJJF World Championships, and numerous golds at various competitions throughout his career, as well as a recent victory at the Fight to Win 20 where he also took home a Fight of the Night award.

Training at EPTS Gym
In this video Chris and I talk about his experience getting into combat athletics, some of the major competitions he's won, what his normal training schedule looks like, and why it is important to for combat athletes to include a well planned strength and conditioning program in their training regimen. In addition we talk about the modern state of combat athletics and it's impact on the heritage of traditional martial arts.

Photo by Mac Warren from Fight to Win Pro 20
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Instagram: @007_jonesy

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I hope you enjoy this week's episode and leave any questions or suggestions for future episodes in the comments section below.

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