The Best JRE Episodes Where Joe Talks About Jiu-Jitsu

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Vote up the your favorite JRE episodes where Joe talks about the ins and outs of Jujutsu.

As a combat sport, jiu-jitsu focuses on grappling with a specific emphasis on ground fighting. They say no mixed martial artist can hold their own without having a background in jiu-jitsu, and as many fighters have shown, knowing how to grapple (and how to properly leverage your weight) can make all the difference in a fight.

While the art of jiu-jitsu goes back centuries (its origins can be traced back to Indian Buddhist monks), it didn’t gain a foothold in the United States until the 1970s when Carley Gracie opened the first Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) school in San Francisco. Combining traditional grappling techniques with deadly locks and throws, BJJ has since revolutionized the world of mixed martial arts.

It’s no surprise Joe Rogan is a huge fan of both jiu-jitsu and BJJ. He’s had an eclectic assortment of guests on his show who’ve all talked in detail about their love of the art. From comedians to professional MMA fighters, these guests all have their own unique personal accounts (and opinions) on jiu-jitsu and how it relates to MMA. 

Be sure to vote up your favorite JRE podcast episodes where guests discuss jiu-jitsu so other fighting fans know which episode they should listen to next.

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  • JRE 1140
    Video: YouTube
    17 VOTES

    JRE 1140

    Guest: Joey Diaz, stand-up comedian.


    • Injuries that can come from Brazilian jiu-jitsu
    • Joey's experience with exercising
    • How people need to get out into the sun more

    Original Airing: July 4, 2018

    17 votes
  • JRE 991
    Video: YouTube
    7 VOTES

    JRE 991

    Guest: Eddie Bravo, jiu-jitsu instructor. 


    • How jiu-jitsu teaches you about hard work
    • Importance of practice
    • Brendan Schaub’s work ethic

    Original Airing: July 31, 2017

    7 votes
  • JRE 1172
    Video: YouTube
    14 VOTES

    JRE 1172

    Guest: Morgan Fallon, director of photography, director, and producer. 


    • How Anthony Bourdain was addicted to Brazilian jiu-jitsu
    • Anthony did everything with passion
    • Anthony slowed down his appreciation of Brazilian jiu-jitsu right before his death

    Original Airing: September 12, 2018

    14 votes
  • JRE 1150
    Video: YouTube
    6 VOTES

    JRE 1150

    Guest: Felipe Esparza, stand-up comedian and actor. 


    • How Joey Diaz is practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu
    • The Gracie family's impact on martial arts
    • Boxing

    Original Airing: July 31, 2018

    6 votes
  • JRE 1141
    Video: YouTube
    7 VOTES

    JRE 1141

    Guest: Theo Von, stand-up comedian.


    • Joe wants to try out Brazilian jiu-jitsu
    • Further jiu-jitsu discussion

    Original Airing: July 5, 2018

    7 votes
  • JRE 1098
    Video: YouTube
    5 VOTES

    JRE 1098

    Guest: Eddie Bravo, jiu-jitsu instructor. 


    • Brazilian jiu-jitsu's level today
    • How fighters shouldn't wear gloves
    • Gordon Ryan vs. Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu video

    Original Airing: April 2, 2018

    5 votes