Professor Jesse Richardson

Episode 10: Professor Jesse Richardson

Professor Jesse Richardson is a former professional MMA fighter, a black belt under Mestre Sylvio Behring, and the owner of Matador MMA/BJJ Academy & Raro Tattoo in Vaughan, Ontario. He has trained and fought throughout Canada and Brazil. He shares his perspective on the history of MMA in Canada, his time spent in Brazil, and some other great stories. This episode is definitely for all the MMA & BJJ fans out there. Visit to know more about Jesse and his Academy

My Relationship with Professor Jesse Richardson

I met Professor Jesse Richardson in 2010 at his Academy in Vaughan. I primarily went to Matador to enhance my Muay Thai with Kru Steve Bettencourt, and ended up enrolling in the BJJ program. Jesse was an amazing instructor. He spent a lot of his personal time sharing his experience with me, and his philosophy on the art. Being a deep thinker, I automatically tuned into what Jesse was trying to teach me. His progressive style of Jiu JItsu resonated with me. My love for BJJ definitely began at Matador. Visit to check out this incredible academy and authentic MMA school.

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Check out Episode 11 with Kru Nick and Dr. Ashley Sweeney of Brampton Muay Thai


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