What is The Drunken Taoist?

The Drunken Taoist is a bi-monthly podcast by writer/martial artist/college professor/whatever-label-you-feel-like-adding Daniele Bolelli. One of the monthly episodes features discussions and interviews with one or more guests. The other includes the infamous Bolelli rants and verbal Tai Chi with co-host Rich Evirs.

In terms of topics covered by the show, the common thread is whatever makes life intense, passionate and worth living. Anything that meets this requirement is fair game—regardless of whether the starting point is religion, politics, sex, martial arts, philosophy, history, or any other specific field.

Episode 148 - Robert Drysdale

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  • Tackling the history of jiujitsu in Brazil, and upsetting sacred cows
  • BJJ: Judo with modified rules
  • Getting crushed by the Japanese led to changing the rules and developing BJJ
  • Stupid ego standing in the way of improvement
  • Not liking the B in BJJ: Nationalism has no place in martial arts
  • Counter to the previous statement: visiting Yuki Nakai's school
  • The culture of Kosen Judo vs. BJJ
  • Why heel hooks were banned
  • People love the techniques they are good at—Ego's pitfalls
  • Two different meanings of Ego—one is petty and self-defeating. The other is at the roots of greatness.
  • The difference between Schopenhauer and Nietzschee
  • That difficult balance that allows you to pat yourself on the back while constantly trying to improve
  • The best memory of Robert's BJJ career
  • Maeda's role in BJJ history is highly exaggerated
  • There was no Gracie Academy in 1925
  • Inventing history—The thin line between myth and history

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