On this audio edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and instructor Rob Constance AKA Black Rob.
Besides operating the Renzo Gracie Academy Hoboken, he is one of the main organizers of a new grappling event, the Ultimate Absolute
The Ultimate Absolute is a one-day, 16-man, single-elimination, no-gi grappling tournament featuring numerous world champions and grappling stars. Its debut show is scheduled to be held Saturday, July 30, at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York, directly across the street from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.
We spoke with Rob at the Renzo Gracie Academy in Manhattan about this important event and its significance in developing grappling as a spectator sport. We discussed who is slated to compete, the rules, and much more.
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