Dirty White Belt Radio
KASAI Preview with CEO Rich Byrne
December 3, 2017
KASAI Grappling CEO Rich Byrne joined Dirty White Belt Radio to preview KASAI Pro card, which features a who’s-who of jiu-jitsu including Gordon Ryan, Yuri Simoes, and many more. We also talk to Rich about his own fascinating jiu-jitsu journey, which includes the Fertitta Brothers, middle eastern royalty, Renzo Gracie and John Danaher. Learn what matches he’s looking forward to most, and what matchups he hopes to see in the 8-man KASAI World Lightweight Championship tournament bracket.
We also talk about what he thought of Junny Ocasio’s performance at the Elite Grappling Championships to qualify for the tournament, why Celso Vinicius is criminally underrated, whether we’ll see a women’s KASAI tournament and Equal Pay For BJJ. Also, find out who he considers far and away the top mind in the sport, what he thinks of the berimbolo, and how he hopes KASAI will change the jiu-jitsu landscape.