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44: Kurt Osiander on Good and Evil, Force and Diplomacy, and the Key to a Happy Marriage



Kurt Osiander is a jiu jitsu black belt and the head instructor of Ralph Gracie Academy in San Francisco. He is one of the most unique personalities in the BJJ community and is well respected for his teaching style and his tough-as-nails approach to training. While in San Francisco on Valentine’s day, I stopped by his school for a quick conversation.

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Full Video Interview on YouTube

Kurt Osiander Quotes

On what Kurt learned from his dad:

“Never ever give up. I never quit on anything. If it’s difficult I’ll go after it even more.”

Diplomacy or force:

“You can always try diplomacy, but some people are hammerheads. They won’t accept diplomacy. So then you have to take it to them.”