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The UNcivilized Podcast

| Oct 19, 2020

What Brazilian Jiujitsu will teach men about power with Robert Wunderlich


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Human beings have always been an amazing animal to study, from their cultures to their abilities. Today's guest, Robert Wunderlich knows it well. He is not just well-knowledged in anthropology; he's also a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu who after kicking your ass may have a pleasant conversation about human culture and their social manifestations with you.

In this episode, Robert told us about how martial arts movies started his passion for Jiu-Jitsu, why he loves teaching others, and the bond in the martial arts community. Also, I asked him a loaded question where his answer was: "Nothing lasts forever".

Do not miss this episode where anthropology and Jiu-Jitsu get mixed and create a fascinating perspective.

About Robert

Robert Wunderlich is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He also has a Masters Degree in Anthropology from the University of Wyoming. He is the founder of the Shokunin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association and the head instructor and co-owner of The Academy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Arvada. He had the privilege of working as a project archaeologist (Registered Professional Archaeologist) in Cultural Resource Management for 18 years throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Kansas, and Croatia.

Connect with Robert

Instagram
Personal: @wunderbjj99
Academy: @theacademybjj

Facebook
Personal: facebook.com/robert.wunderlich1
Academy: facebook.com/ABJJA/

What you’ll hear

1:53 Robert anthropological studies.
3:03 Martial arts as inspiration: What guides him into jiu-jitsu.
6:14 Shokunin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Robert talks about his academy and the opening process.
7:03 What anthropology and Jiu-Jitsu have in common.
10:05 Martial arts community: Sharing experiences.
12:16 “This is not a sprint, this is a marathon”: Robert talks about resiliency.
17:52 The main characteristic a Jiu-Jitsu fighter must-have.
24:03 Robert talks about white belt beauty.
30:13 Introducing you to the UNcivilized nation.
30:56 Over 30’s: The drive for adult men in Jiu-Jitsu.
35:28 The US in 2020: Robert talks about his perspective through the lens of an anthropologist.
39:51 Robert talks about the prehistoric cultures and shares his journey in anthropology.
41:01 “Nothing lasts forever”: Robert talks about the precipice of our culture.
45:35 Robert’s pivot: Robert shares his recommendation for men on how to begin their personal expansion.
52:50 Where to find Robert.

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