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The Bay Area Martial Arts Podcast

Aug 14, 2018

Today Wade interviews James Kilpatrick. James is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and has a commercial real estate business in San Francisco. James perfectly represents the blending of martial arts and business by taking the same approach with both. He’s always open to trying new tactics and new ways of doing business —  the same goes for his training in BJJ.


James has practiced in the martial arts since an early age. In college, he boxed and wrestled but it was there that he discovered his true passion: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Since then, BJJ has taken up a large portion of his life along with his real estate business and family.


Tune in to hear more about how BJJ impacts James’s personal and professional life; how he sees BJJ evolving in the future; how he manages to balance martial arts, family life, and business; and more.


Key Takeaways:

[:40] About Wade’s guest, James Kilpatrick.

[1:23] Wade welcomes James to the podcast.

[2:01] How James got his start in martial arts.

[4:33] About James competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

[5:52] What James does for his day job.

[6:55] A day in the life of James.

[10:46] How James balances martial arts and family life.

[14:14] How James sees Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu evolving in the future.

[17:16] How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has impacted James’s personal and professional life.

[19:53] How and why James plans on introducing his son to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

[21:54] Who James would like to see in a professional fight.

[24:06] James advice to martial artists.


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