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Episode 284: Harley Flanagan

Harley Flanagan

Harley Flanagan was the frontman and bassist for NYC’s legendary punk band Cro-Mags. He is also a Black Belt under Master Renzo Gracie and a highly respected instructor. He talks about brawls, riots, NY’s old punk scene and how he got started in BJJ! Click “Read More” for show notes!

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Episode 283: Chad George w/ guest co-host Rose Gracie

Ryan is joined by special guest co-host, Rose Gracie! Together they interview WEC and Bellator veteran Chad George. Chad talks about his passion for teaching, “accidentally” starting his MMA career and his viral Bellator debut. He also covers goal setting. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 282: Tyler Driskell

Tyler Driskell is a teammate, instructor and good friend of Ryan’s who has a unique story and interesting perspective of BJJ. He talks about why he competes, leg locks, progression in Jiu-Jitsu, Gi vs No-Gi and what makes an academy successful. Click “Read More” for show notes!

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Episode 281: Gary Goltz

Sensei Gary Goltz joins the show to talk about starting Judo in 1965, life lessons from competition, advice for parents and his strong desire to see BJJ and Judo work together more. He also tells the hilarious story behind his Conan O’Brien appearance. Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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Episode 280: Arin Adjamian

Arin Adjamian

Arin Adjamian talks about going from being overweight with an eating disorder to becoming a successful Sport Nutritionist and BJJ champion. He also covers meal prepping, calories, the effects of diet on testosterone, fat consumption and cutting weight. Click “Read More” for show notes!

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Episode 279: Scott Shetler

Scott Shetler

Ryan’s Strength & Conditioning coach Scott Shetler joins the show to talk about catering your lifting to meet your grappling needs, the impact of time limits on athletes, cardio vs muscular endurance and nutrition. Click “Read More” for show notes!

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Episode 278: Fernando Yamasaki

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Professor Yamasaki joins the show to discuss cross training, why BJJ won’t be in the Olympics, Women’s Jiu-Jitsu, take downs and building a kids program. He also tells the story of removing a drug dealer from a favela with the Brazilian Federal Police! Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 277: Roberto “Gordo” Correa

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Professor “Gordo” is the man credited with developing the Half Guard into an offensive position. He talks about the rules in BJJ competition, finding the right school for you and training though injuries. He also opens up about why he left Gracie Barra.

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Episode 276: Helio “Soneca” Moreira

Helio Soneca

Professor Helio “Soneca” joins the show to talk about the early days of Gracie Barra, career opportunities in BJJ, working with elite MMA fighters and building an academy. He also states that the Rubber Guard was a position he came up with decades ago. Click “Read More” for show notes!

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Episode 275: Charlie Liu

Charlie Liu

Professor Charlie Liu is the co-founder of Digitsu and a long time BJJ practitioner. He talks about self defense, small joint manipulation, asking questions in class, starting Digitsu and filming disaster stories.Click “Read More” for show notes!

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