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Episode 244: Craig Jones

Craig Jones, BJJ

Fresh off EBI 14, Craig Jones joins the show to talk about his performance, the evolution of his game, flexibility, leg locks and avoiding complacency. He also talks about his upcoming superfight rematch against Murilo Santana at Kasai Pro. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 243: Rolles Gracie

Rolles Gracie

Rolles Gracie joins the show to talk about growing up in the Gracie family, how to keep kids interested in Jiu-Jitsu and the early days of Renzo’s academy. He also talks about prank calls with Draculino and Romulo Barral, Pro Wrestling and Hulkamania! Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 242: Gui Valente

Gui Valente

Professor Gui Valente joins the show to talk about best practices for running a school, growing up in a Jiu-Jitsu family and self defense! He also shares some great knowledge about the history of Jiu-Jitsu! Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 241: Positive Balance Grappling

Positive Balance Grappling

Jeffrey Cummings is a BJJ black belt and former Wrestler. Dylan Whyte is a brown belt and experienced youth instructor. Together they run a new academy in FL called Positive Balance Grappling and give insight to what its like to open a new school! Click “Read More” for show notes!

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Episode 240: Robby Smith

Robby Smith

One of Greco’s biggest stars and a fan favorite for his fun personality and exciting style, Robby talks about his origins, making the Olympic team and crazy stories from the road which include dodging Russian mobsters and accidentally eating cat meat. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 239: Steve Bongiorno

Steve Bongiorno

Steve Bongiorno is a Ricardo Almeida Black Belt and a highly respected instructor. He talks about the early days of BJJ on the east coast, the change in martial arts that BJJ created, managing the ego and dealing with larger opponents. Click “Read More” for show notes!

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Episode 238: Alberto Crane

Alberto Crane

Alberto Crane joins the show to talk about the early days in BJJ in the US, training in Rio, his time spent with Master Draculino, building your game and how personality an determine your style. He also talks about his MS diagnosis. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 237: Paul Schreiner

Paul Schriener

Paul Schreiner joins the show to talk about evolutions he’s seen in BJJ over time, meditation, the underlying physics of Jiu-Jitsu and the Half Guard. He also talks about adjusting to NYC, getting robbed in Brazil and corporate fight clubs. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 236: Chris Jones

A US Marine combat veteran turned BJJ Champion, Chris Jones shares his story and discusses finding purpose after the military, competition mindset, building your game, his wrestling background, balancing life with training and how BJJ can help PTSD. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 235: Roger Gracie returns!

Roger Gracie

Roger Gracie returns to talk about the Buchecha match, retirement, competition strategy and mindset, athleticism in Jiu-Jitsu and why he doesn’t believe in complex drilling. We also debut a new game on the podcast! Click “read more” for show notes!

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