Ari Bolden Knazan runs a little website,… you might have heard about it. It’s called Submissions 101. If you haven’t, we at the CombativeCorner are not really sure what planet you’re from (we can assume it’s not Earth). Besides running his website, Ari teaches jiu-jitsu at his school, Victoria JuJitsu Academy in Victoria, British Columbia.
(1) When did you start your martial art training (in what styles) and did you always want to teach professionally?
I started martial arts training when I was a kid (at age 10. I got serious about the martial arts at 14 when I saw Above the Law with Steven Seagal. I was amazed at Aikido because it was so different than the chop em sock em movies of the 80’s (karate/kung fu/ninjustu). I moved from judo to Aikido to Jujutsu (Japanese Jujutsu: Daito Ryu and Goshin)…
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