Recently I was lucky enough to catch up with Josef "Ze Cobra" Manuel. We got into a rather detailed discussion about trends in BJJ. "Ze Cobra," who is Robson Moura's first American Black Belt, is a very decorated BJJ competitor and owns and operates Cutting Edge BJJ in Harrison, NJ.
It was refreshing to see how enthusiastic and open Josef was to talk about the sport and the lifestyle. He was more than happy to answer any of my questions and I could see not only a master of the art but someone with true passion for Jiu Jitsu.
It was an honor to talk to Josef and absorb some of his insights. He had several quotes, both on and off camera, that really stuck with me and they are ideals that I will keep in mind throughout my martial arts career. Enjoy thy wisdom of "Ze Cobra." Osss!