As a seriously tough guy himself, retired Navy SEAL officer Jocko Willink knows a thing or two about getting hurt. A BJJ practitioner himself, Willink regularly preaches the benefits of jiu-jitsu, but acknowledges that, hey, injuries can happen. But he has some recommendations for how to stay safe while training, which is especially important if you have a physically demanding job that requires you to stay uninjured to put food on the table.
In this clip, Willink takes to his podcast to offer some advice on how to keep injuries away in BJJ, even if you’re getting heel hooked by Dean Lister all the time like him. Whether you’re an experienced practitioner tired of limping around or the fear of getting hurt has kept you from signing up so far at all, take a listen: