Wade’s guest today really resonates with the idea of how distilled lessons in the martial arts correspond with personal and professional lives.

Pete St. Pierre is the Senior Product Manager for the Internet of Things (IoT) Services Portfolio at Cisco Systems, here in Santa Clara, CA. He also sits on The American Judo and Jujitsu Federation as the Operations Committee Chair. Pete is extremely methodical — not only in his martial arts training — but in his personal and professional life. He solely studies Danzan Ryu Jujitsu — which he began studying nearly 20 years ago, since the ’90s.

This episode, Wade and Pete dive deep into how the foundation of his training in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu corresponds with that of his business life. Wade and Pete discuss the origins of the traditional Jujitsu style, Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, and how Pete came to study it, the key concepts you must understand to master Danzan Ryu, Pete’s position at The American Judo and Jujitsu Federation, his beliefs and ethics in training in the martial arts, and his recommendations to both learned martial artists and beginners.


Welcome to the Bay Area Martial Arts Podcast with your host, Wade Pitts. As a Krav Maga Instructor and Financial Advisor, he is inspired to help people, personally and financially, protect themselves and build confidence. In this podcast Wade interviews Bay Area martial arts practitioners who are leaders in business and/or martial arts. This podcast provides an opportunity to share the strong culture and history of martial arts in the Bay Area. Ultimately, the goal is provide distilled understandings of how training in martial arts has impacted personal and professional lives.