Several months ago, I had the honor of tearing my Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). It is an essential tendon that is in the center of all of our knees. The ACL helps with all daily movement. I was training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu one night. He caught me in a rough straight ankle lock. My knee made a popping noise. I felt intense pain in my knee. I yelped and I tapped immediately. It wasn’t immediately clear to me the severity of the injury. But over the next several practices it became clear that my knee had suffered an intense injury and match by match I was losing confidence in the joint.
Steve Maxwell is the modern day American guru on fitness, an NCAA div 1 wrestler, Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt (Under Relson Gracie) and one of the original investors in the UFC. His accolades go on and on. In this interview Steve chats candidly about a series of topics ranging from self discipline, outer and inner self, forgetting the past and the collective.