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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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Episode 234: Gabe Dean

Gabe Dean

Gabe Dean is one of the top Wrestlers in collegiate history. He talks about his intro to Wrestling through his father, why motivation isn’t as important as discipline and some of the hurdles Wrestling has helped him overcome. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 233: Kurt Osiander Halloween Special 2017

Kurt Osiander

Kurt’s back for the second GCP Halloween Special! Ryan and Kurt determine the BJJ styles of horror movie killers and ramble about getting fired from jobs, aliens, psychics, astrological signs and belly button lint. Kurt also gets triggered twice. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 232: Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro returns!

Vitor Shaolin

Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro returns to talk about his recent super fights, balancing teaching and competing and the super fight he wants next. He also issues a challenge to ANYONE who has the guts to face him in Ping Pong! Click “read more for show notes! 

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Episode 231: Marco “Gigante” Villela

Marco “Gigante” Villela is a respected instructor in Australia. Originally from Brazil, he talks about his journey in Jiu-Jitsu, learning from Carlos Gracie Jr and Relson Gracie, refereeing and why he thinks the IBJJF’s rules should be the standard. Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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Episode 230: Leo Vieira

Leo Vieira

Leo Vieira returns to talk about his promotion to 5th degree, returning to competition at 41 and Superfights that he is interested in. He also shares his thoughts on Roger Gracie vs Buchecha. Click “read more” for show notes!

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