Supported by Manto and Scramble.
To my knowledge, this is the only fully translated video interview in the world with the legend that is Yuki Nakai.
Yuki Nakai fought Rickson Gracie in Vale Tudo Japan, was instrumental in popularising BJJ in Japan, and has guided some of Japan’s top fighters, including Shinya Aoki.
We visited the headquarters of Paraestra, Nakai-san’s network of dojos, in a small suburb of Tokyo. This is the place where the best jiu jitsu fighters in Tokyo come to practice (hence all the noise in the background while we were filming.)
In this interview, we talked about history, philosophy, and Nakai-san set the record straight about how and why he started BJJ – and it didn’t happen how most of us assume!
I hope you enjoy, please do visit and buy gear from Manto and Scramble, and proceeds will go to the next lot of interviews.
Music by Kent Siig
and Jim Kang.
Thanks to 46*Project for extra GV shots.
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