Unless you’ve been under a rock – Grapplefest 11 – ”Daisy Fresh vs Europe” is just around the corner. It will play host to some of the worlds greatest grapplers. Happening on February 26th at Fleet Street Fusion Nightclub, it promises to be an absolute banger of a night.
Today we catch up with Brad Schneider who is fighting against Matty Holmes in the under 90kgs category.
This is the first international match up Brad has had, although has fought at loads of national and regional comps. In particular, the West Coast ADCC Trials where he said there were as many as 150 competitors in each bracket!
”My aim is to get through the ADCC Trials and get to the ADCC’s, that would be awesome. At the moment, the west coast trials for ADCC is a big focus for not just myself. Both my teammates and I are making a run at some of the divisions.”
Brad said that for this fight, he is pretty well prepared. His legendary crucifix game is pretty solid! if you havent checked out some of his set ups – click here to purchase his system and here to check it out a few highlights on Reddit… insanely good!
As I’m talking to Brad you can pick up on how calm, genuine and how in love with Jiu-Jitsu he is.
”My inspiration is Marcelo Garcia, what he’s been able to achieve and accomplish is incredible. Although I don’t really train in Gi anymore, Meregali is huge part of my game. I definitely I try to emulate Meregali. These two definitely help influence my game, however, I do enjoy coming up with my own concepts.”
When asked if he has any kind of training change when facing the likes of Mikey Holmes, he replies
”not really, we drill our own thing, stick to our own game-plan, in fact a couple of weeks after this, I have another show to do!”
Jiu-jitsu isn’t the sort of thing you generally fall into, so I was intrigued to find out how he even got into the whole game.
”If I’m honest, the reason I started is kind of dumb – hahahaha… I watched some martial arts movie ( I can’t remember which one) I think it might have been IP Man and I wanted to do something like that to stay in Shape. So I tried BJJ and here we are!”
Featured image credits to Brad Schneider