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Episode 264: Justin “Master Chim” Garcia returns!

Justin Garcia, Master Chim, Warrior Project

Justin “Master Chim” Garcia makes his second appearance on the show for a deep discussion of self defense, dealing with armed attackers from a grappling standpoint and building muscle memory. He also talks about the direction of competitive grappling. Click “read more’ for show notes!

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Episode 263: Ben Kovacs

Guardian Gym

Ben Kovacs is the founder of The Guardian Gym, a martial arts school that allows disadvantaged kids and adults train for free or for a rate that they can afford. He talks about how the project started and the impact it has had on the community. Click “Read More” for show notes!

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Episode 262: Daniel Perez

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Daniel Perez is the first American to get a Black Belt under Demian Maia. He talks about training with Demian, running his own school, finding the right training environment for you and the blue belt blues. He also talks about self defense in the street. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 261: Matt Larsen

Matt Larsen, MACP, MCMAP, Combatives

Sgt. 1st Class Matt Larsen is the man behind the US military’s Modern Combatives Program. He explains why BJJ is the base style in the system, effects of adrenaline in a fight, self defense for civilians and how a bar fight opened his mind to new tactics. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 260: Vlad Koulikov returns!

Vlad Koulikov, Sambo Fusion

Vlad Koulikov returns to the show to talk about his recent promotion to BJJ Black Belt, winning the Combat Wrestling Worlds in Japan, training through injuries, conditioning and his views on the modern leg lock game from a Sambo perspective. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 259: Joao Assis

Joao Assis

Joao Assis joins the show to talk about how Jiu-Jitsu helped him on a better path in life, learning from Leo Vieira and Mario Sperry, being a purple belt for 6 years and moving to the US without knowing anyone and with limited English. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 258: Luiz Panza

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Luiz Panza joins the show to talk about his recent trip to Brazil, his intro to martial arts, why his mother banned him from training as a young man, Chuck Norris jokes and his rap song he recently wrote for his friend Buchecha! Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 257: Spenser Mango

Spenser Mango

Spenser Mango is a decorated Greco Roman Wrestling champion and a 2x Team USA Olympian. He talks about finding his style, strength & conditioning, the benefits of being smaller and his Olympic experience. He also gives advice on diet and cutting weight. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 256: Marcio “Pe De Pano” Cruz

Pe De Pano

“Pe De Pano” joins the show to talk about how BJJ saved him from his troubled youth, the Colby Covington incident, Brazil in the 90’s vs today, the ingredients of a champion and facing weaknesses head on. He also gives technical insight on the armbar. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 255: Eliot Marshall

Eliot Marshall

UFC veteran and BJJ champion Eliot Marshall joins the show to talk about finding BJJ in 1997, cult mentalities that exist in BJJ, the UFC, his love for teaching and meditation. He also provides one of the funniest answers The Pummel has ever seen. Click “read more” for show notes!

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