For some of us old schoolers who grew up around a time when mixed martial arts was in it’s infancy, you may have been witness to the evolution of the way fighting is thought of and trained, of the last few decades mma and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu have gone hand in hand , almost two in the same. The name Machado when being mentioned brings up thoughts of the old country, as big of a name as Gracie , the Machados have etched their way into BJJ history , brothers Carlos, John, Jean-Jacques, Roger, and Rigan have trained hundreds, if not thousands of BJJ specialists over the years. Some big names of today s BJJ game can have their roots traced back to one of the original families of BJJ.
One of those names that comes to mind is Machado black belt Dion Watts, owner of Simi Valley Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Watts MMA & Fitness respectively. We had the chance to talk with the Baseball Choke specialist and get his thoughts on todays BJJ scene , we hope you enjoy the interview as much as we had interviewing him.
Dion , thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions, before we begin we just wanted to say, you have killer collar choke instructionals.
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Video of Dion Watts executing his signature choke, Baseball Choke in competition