BJJ Interviews: Interview With Ivan Tomasetti

There has been a lot of requests from our readers to do more interviews, so here you go, interview with Ivan Tomasetti.

1. How did you get started in BJJ?

I started thanks to a friend who introduce me this sport, at the beginning I started just for fun, then I realized it can be helpful for improve my ground game for my professional judo career, then in few months I decided to stop with judo and start training full time in BJJ.
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