The 2022 edition of the AFRICAN JU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP will be held on March 23rd to the 26th at the Kilamba Arena, in Luanda, ANGOLA!
In this episode of the Combat Sports in Africa podcast, I’ll be speaking to Colin Stewart about Brazilian Jiujitsu in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Also, please make sure to check out the following GoFundMe campaign to Support Female Combat Sport Athletes: https://www.gofundme.com/f/xyunr-support-female-athletes
- Tell us your Brazilian jiujitsu story, how did you get involved in the sport?
- How would you communicate Brazilian jiujitsu’s "value proposition", to the non-initiated?
- You’re originally from the USA. What brought you to Ethiopia?
- You’re a bjj blackbelt, how and why did you decide to start training and sharing your grappling knowledge with Ethiopians/locals?
- Tell us a little bit about the dojo, the grapplers and what motivates them to train? Drop some names and gives us a highlight of the grappling culture/vibe at the dojo?
- The African Ju Jitsu Championship 2022 will be held in Angola on March 24 to the 26th. Tell us about this tournament and which Ethiopian Jiujitsu competitor will be competing there?
- What’s your approach to coaching and training, particularly for competition?
What are y’all working on?
- In your opinion, what grappling characteristics define a good bjj player?
- So, there’s a gofundme campaign, do tell about this campaign and how we can contribute?
- What advice are you giving Mita in preparation for thew African Championships?
How do you think she’ll do?
Also, please make sure to listen to the following previous episodes, both are relevant to the story of Jiujitsu and Judo in Ethiopia.
Dr. Tsegaye Degineh and Jiujitsu sports development in Ethiopia.
Mr. Johannes Daxbacher and Judo sports development in Ethiopia.
Combat Sports in Africa is hosted by Garmamie