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The Bay Area Martial Arts Podcast


Oct 16, 2018

Today, Wade drives out to Hayward, California, to visit the EDGE Training Center. There, he speaks with Vernie Inocencio, one of the founders of the EDGE Training Center and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

 

Originally starting by getting into kickboxing fairly casually, Vernie eventually branched out into BJJ, which became his tried and true passion. Now, running the school, EDGE Training Center for the last five years or so, he runs several successful programs from kickboxing to BJJ and BJJ for kids.

 

Listen in to this week’s episode to learn more about how Vernie got started in martial arts; his BJJ career; how he came to be trained under Eduardo Rocha (a 4th degree black belt); his experiences training students from a traditional background vs. a non-traditional background; what he sees for the future of martial arts and BJJ; and of course, more about his school, the EDGE Training Center, and the experience they offer there.

 

Key Takeaways:

[:43] About today’s episode with Vernie Inocencio.

[1:20] Wade welcomes Vernie to the podcast.

[1:29] Vernie talks about how his school, the EDGE Training Center, came to be.

[3:05] How Vernie got started in martial arts.

[4:20] Where Vernie started training in kickboxing.

[4:50] How Vernie got into BJJ.

[6:52] Where Vernie originally went to begin studying BJJ.

[9:41] How Vernie came to trained under Eduardo Rocha.

[12:02] Vernie’s experience training students from a traditional background vs. a non-traditional background.

[13:45] How has training in BJJ has changed Vernie’s life off the mats?

[16:52] How does Vernie see the future of martial arts in general, as well as BJJ?

[20:02] What’s on the roadmap for Vernie’s career in martial arts?

[21:21] Is there a level in BJJ (similar to Krav Maga) where people tend to drop out of the sport due to the intensity being turned up a notch? How does the Vernie combat this?

[23:50] Who would Vernie put in a ring together in the UFC?

[24:18] Where to learn more about Vernie and the EDGE Training Center.

[24:43] Vernie’s parting words on this week’s podcast.

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

EDGE Training Center

David Meyer

BAMA episode: “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s Dirty Dozen, David Meyer”

Eduardo Rocha

Jocko Podcast