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Episode 198: Jean “Dalua” Cartagena

Jean Dalua

Jean “Dalua” Cartagena is a Black Belt from Puerto Rico who is a very active competitor and a respected instructor. He talks about the Jiu-jitsu scene in Puerto Rico, Gi vs No-Gi, using athleticism intelligently and conditioning for BJJ. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 197: Aaron “Tex” Johnson

Tex Johnson

“Tex” Johnson is a Black Belt pan Ams Champion, a NY Open Champion, A Kakuto Submission Challenge Heavyweight Champion and a veteran of EBI. He also holds the fastest submission record in Bellator. He talks about the leg lock wave, why he loves the gi, PED’s in BJJ and training at Team Unity in NYC. […]

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Community Focus Episode 7: Alex Jutis / BJJ After 40

Alex Jutis is a 2x No-Gi brown belt Master’s Pan Ams Champion and a 3x Masters No-Gi Worlds medalist. He is also a Doctor of Chiropractic and one of Ryan’s regular training partners. He talks about starting BJJ after 40 & competing in the Masters division. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 196: Sergio Silva

Professor Sergio Silva joins the show to talk about the importance of building muscle memory, Judo for Jiu-Jitsu, self defense and the gritty days of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil during the 90’s. Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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Episode 195: Kurt Osiander #8

Kurt Osiander

In typical fashion, Kurt and Ryan ramble. This time they discuss their recent meeting in person, scaring babies, bath salts, Game of Thrones, stupid ways to die and weapons. They also debate who’s internet sucks more. Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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Community Focus episode 6: Ray Lopez / 24 hour roll

Ray Lopez is a BJJ purple belt who recently rolled for 24 hours straight in order to raise awareness for his wife’s rare medical condition. He talks about what it feels like to roll for 24 hours and the support they have received from the BJJ community. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 194: Matt Marcinek

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Matt Marcinek is a Jiu-Jitsu Purple belt who has Cerebral Palsy. Despite his condition, he competes and trains regularly. He talks about adapting BJJ to his condition, mental coaching and the value of learning techniques, even if you don’t use them. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 193: Tim Credeur

Tim Credeur

“Crazy” Tim Credeur is a highly respected BJJ black belt and the first one in Louisiana. He talks about motivation, keeping your circle at a high standard, and why he feels “talent is bullshit” Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Community Focus Episode 5: Park & Roll

Park & Roll

Park & Roll is a popular event that is held every Sunday in Atlanta’s Grant Park. It is an outdoor open mat gathering where all affiliations are welcome! Ryan sits with founders Tina and Kamran to talk about how the event was started. Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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Episode 192: Daniel O’Brien

Daniel O'Brien

Professor Daniel O’Brien joins the show to talk about his philosophical approach to Jiu-Jitsu, making your Jiu-Jitsu effortless and competing while blindfolded at Kakuto 9. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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