Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Rakaa Iriscience Interview - Hip Hop Master Rakaa Iriscience talks music and BJJ
Rakaa Iriscience (Dialated Peoples) has been practicing BJJ for quite a few years and he finds time between his music creation and concert etc to train BJJ. Recently Rakaa launched his solo album "Crown of Thorns", so we got a hold of the Hip Hop Master to find out "What's up?"
KP - What got you into BJJ?
RI- I studied a few different arts off and on since I was kid but nothing really stuck. Like almost everyone else outside of Brazil and Japan, I first encountered Gracie Jiu Jitsu (now often referred to as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) by watching Royce shock the world at the first UFC. A friend of mine began training and showing me a few things. I took advantage of an offer for a free introductory class and never stopped going. The Gracie’s are good friends of mine… I consider them family.
KP -When did you start and where? How long have you been training?
RI- I started in early 2000, but I tour year round, so I have not been nearly as consistent as I should. It also gets easier to miss classes with each one missed. I’m definitely not a pro fighter, and I have no ambitions of turning pro, but that doesn’t excuse my laziness about training. I’m just getting back into the swing of things… Most of it is like riding a bike at this point, but the details are most important in GJJ/BJJ. I need to practice to make sure I am dealing with those devils in the details.(read more)
Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,
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