Joe Rogan is the best and biggest advocate for BJJ. Over the course of the last two decades, Rogan has been promoting jiu-jitsu to the millions of his listeners and peers.
He initially took up karate at age 14 and started taekwondo a year later. At age 19, he won the US Open Championship taekwondo tournament as a lightweight and became a Massachusetts full-contact state champion for four consecutive years.
Rogan also practiced amateur kickboxing, holding a 2-1 record, before retiring from competition at age 21. He cited frequent headaches and fear of sustaining more severe injuries as reasons for his retirement.
He became a fan of BJJ after watching Royce Gracie compete at UFC 2: No Way Out in 1994. Shortly after he started training jiu-jitsu and has achieved ranks of BJJ black belt under Jean Jacques Machado and, friend, Eddie Bravo.
Rogan discussed the optimal way to go into BJJ on a podcast featuring Neuro Scientis Andrew Huberman. Huberman was a skater in his youth and had since picked up weight lifting.
“Ground game’s complicated. I mean, I’ve been training since 1996 and there’s still some s**t that I don’t understand. ”
Huberman asked: “And you recommend if someone were going to start they maybe 2 to 3 times a week or is it it’s a daily commitment?”
“No, you don’t have to do it every day. I mean, if you did, you’d get better, but you’d also get injured. So I think I think in the beginning, two times a week is really good and then build up to more if you enjoy it, I think you probably enjoy it. But I’ve seen people get pretty damn good inside of six months, especially someone like you is very physical and already in shape.”
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– Editorial staff of BJJDOC