Evolution Grappling Academy’s Head Coach Mike Palladino was asked to stop by the Hudson Valley’s most popular Alternative Rock station, WRRV to introduce viewers to some basic grappling techniques of “The Gentle Art”. The Townsquare Media owned station WRRV “The New Rock Alternative” operates out of Pendell Road in Poughkeepsie, NY. Simon Dunn of “Simon in the Afternoons” invited Mike Palladino to the station after seeing the viral video of Mike exposing a man falsely claiming to be a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt and running a business under those false pretenses. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an incredibly cerebral Martial Art that involves a lifetime of refinement.
Here’s a link to Simon’s Blog Post about the visit to the studio, you can see some of the techniques here, as well as a video of Simon getting takedown pretty hard.
Mike Palladino is a BJJ Brown belt under 2x World Champion Rafael Formiga and has dedicated the last 8 years of his life to “The Gentle Art”. Palladino has studied abroad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Moscow, Russia. For more technique videos visit our YouTube channel Evo BJJ