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Community Focus episode 4: Kaelum Kalista / Jiu-Jitsu in the Dominican Republic

Kalum Kalista is a BJJ Brown Belt who lives in the Dominican Republic and runs a non-profit academy aimed at teaching Jiu-Jitsu to the less fortunate. Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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Episode 190: Ryron Gracie

Ryron Gracie, Gracie University, Gracie Academy

Professor Ryron Gracie is the grandson of Grandmaster Helio Gracie and one of the leading resources for self defense focused Jiu-Jitsu. He talks about the pros and cons of competing, how his family nurtured Jiu-Jitsu among the younger generation and more! Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 189: Josh Hinger

Josh Hinger, Hingertine, Atos

One of the major stars of Team Atos, Professor Josh Hinger talks about his origins, transitioning from Wrestling to BJJ, serving in the Peace Corps and couch surfing. He also provides some excellent technique breakdowns! Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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Community Focus Episode 3: BJJ Battle Royale / Tournament Organization

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The BJJ Battle Royale app is a FREE application designed to help anyone organize and run a tournament efficiently. BJJ Black Belt Douglas Esposito and Blue Belt Jon Chamot talk about how they started it and the features of the app. Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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Episode 188: Brian Edwards

Brian Edwards, Swampfox Jiu-Jitsu, BJJ Podcast

Brian Edwards is an active black belt competitor and a decorated Jiu-JItsu champion. He talks about South Carolina’s BJJ scene, “big man” Jiu-Jitsu, competing against Saulo Ribeiro and Jiu-Jitsu politics. Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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Episode 187: Ricky Lule

10th Planet, Ricky Lule

Ricky Lule joins the show to talk about the switch from Wrestling to Jiu-Jitsu, developing speed, weight cutting tips and competing against his instructor. Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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Community Focus Episode 2: Edward Kowalski

For this Community Focus episode, we are joined by BJJ blue belt Edward Kowalski. A business owner who is launching a new BJJ product, “Jiu-Jitsu Jammies”. He talks about pitfalls of starting a BJJ product, the importance of uniqueness and risk management. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 186: Sean Applegate

Sean Applegate, 10th Planet Gulf Shores

Sean Applegate is a 10th Planet Brown Belt and the owner/ head instructor of 10th Planet Gulf Shores in Gulf Shores, AL. He is quickly becoming one of the most popular sources for leg lock seminars and he competes on a regular basis. Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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Episode 185: Kurt Osiander #7

In typical fashion, this interview went right off the rails!  Kurt talks about dealing with Mother-in-Laws, weapons and war tactics,  his past construction jobs and how someone has sabotaged his social media accounts! Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Community Focus Episode 1: David Wells

David Wells is a Jiu-Jitsu White Belt who has created a workshop for kids in public schools to learn the basics of Jiu-Jitsu from a certified Black Belt. these workshops are designed to help kids fight against bullying. “Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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