Gunna Nelson Interview & Jiu-Jitsu Analysis
Gunnar Nelson (Gunni) is an Icelandic professional Mixed Martial Artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter. Born in Iceland Gunnar has split his training over the years between his local Icelandic MMA club MJÖLNIR in Reykjavik and at SBG in Dublin Ireland under John Kavanagh. Nelson has also trained under Renzo Gracie and John Danaher in New York and in Manchester, where his trainer has been Karl Tanswell.
An enigma in the sport, Nelson is a unique character, bringing his own special personality and style to the world of combat sports. Training for many years in Goju-Ryu karate, he stopped to work towards a career in BJJ and MMA. Here Stuart Cooper gives us an intimate portrait of the Icelander. His mindset and views upon the mental aspect of fighting and his own approach. All in the words of Gunnar Nelson himself, so no second-hand knowledge.