PRO MMA Exclusive Interview – Jon Fitch

PRO MMA’s ( “Fast Eddie” Constantine caught up with Jon Fitch at Dave Camarillo’s Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu grand opening in Pleasanton, Calif., this past Saturday. Fitch talks about the new school, being the first Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu student to go from white belt to black, his AKA teammates and “unfinished business” in the UFC’s 170 pound … Read more

PRO MMA Exclusive Interview – Dave Camarillo

PRO MMA’s ( “Fast Eddie” Constantine caught up with the Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu guru Dave Camarillo at the official grand opening of his gym in Pleasanton, California this past Saturday afternoon. Camaraillo discusses his philosophy on martial arts, teaching at his school and at American Kickboxing Academy, his affiliate schools and what the future holds for … Read more

The guard system that I am a fan of is GET UP! –Dave Camarillo

Dave Camarillo, BJJ black belt and head grappling coach of the famed American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California, sums up his philosophy on the guard in one short statement.

The founder of Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu joined THE INFO, the official podcast of PRO MMA (, Monday night for nearly two hours and covered a wide array of topics including his roots in Judo under his father Jim, his introduction and subsequent fall out years later with former instructor Ralph Gracie, and his current stable of world beaters that train under him.

No subject was off topic with Dave and it made for an amazing interview. One of the main themes Camarillo stated over and over was the difference between a fighter and a martial artist. Camarillo defines both terms in his blog and he really hits the nail on the head.

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