Welcome to the newest segment from Fast Eddie and ProMMA. About 10 years and 30 pounds ago, I was quite active in the BJJ and MMA worlds. Having begun my Jiu-Jitsu training at the Ralph Gracie academy in 1996, I have had the opportunity to see the evolution of the sport of MMA first hand. Having spent time on the mats with the likes of BJ Penn, Dave Camarillo, Cameron Earle, Renzo and Ralph Gracie, Nick Diaz, Tim McKenzie, and a host of others it got me thinking. What would it be like to roll with these guys now? God, I must have been hit in the head more times than I thought. As such, Lessons in Humility was born. There was no other person I could think of to begin this segment with than Kurt Osiander. Kurt is the head instructor of the Ralph Gracie jiu-jitsu team, and trainer to such fighters as Luke Stewart, Darren Uyenoyama, Jason Collard, Joey Armstrong, and an army of BJJ fighters that dominate the California tournament scene. He is also my first instructor, and you can still find him teaching the same basic techniques today at his school. I will have a complete interview and preview of Kurt’s upcoming Gladiator Challenge fight in the coming days. For now, enjoy this short video of myself being tooled by Kurt. These videos were to be quite a bit longer, but the camera appeared to have befuddled Scott (my cameraman) and this is what we are left with. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Stay tuned for more Lessons in Humility from Fast Eddie as I obtain more interviews (and ass kickings) from your favorite MMA fighters such as Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz, Gilbert Melendez and Jake Shields.