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Eddie Goldman is the host and producer of the No Holds Barred podcast, the publisher of the No Holds Barred blog, a senior contributing editor at the ADCC News, and writes for TapouT Magazine and MMA Worldwide.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Carlos Santos, the head coach of the Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Team.
The latest project of Carlos is the inaugural World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup, which takes place May 1 and 2 in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
In our interview with Carlos Santos, we discuss the birth of the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup, the role played by Sheik Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi in supporting this event and jiu-jitsu, the rules of the competition, the prospects for the expansion of professional jiu-jitsu, the development of the International Professional Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IPJJF), why jiu-jitsu can have a fan base as a spectator sport, and more.
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