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Episode 213: Kurt Osiander

Kurt makes his monthly appearance and rambles with Ryan about Game of Thrones, Slayer, corporal punishment, Ryan and Karen’s Mexican adventure and zombie apocalypse strategies. Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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GCP Community Focus: Mike Salemi / Kettlebells for Jiu-Jitsu

Mike Salemi

Mike Salemi is one of the most respected strength and conditioning experts in the world. He talks about customizing your fitness to meet your needs in Jiu-Jitsu, building grip strength and timing your nutrition correctly. Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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Episode 212: Enson Inoue

Enson Inoue

Retired professional MMA fighter and BJJ Black Belt Enson Inoue talks about his time spent with Grandmaster Relson Gracie, being humble as a black belt, his MMA career and the Yakuza. He also tells the story of the infamous 1998 Pan Ams brawl. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 211: Rose Gracie

Rose Gracie

Rose if the founder of Gracie Worlds tournaments. She talks about growing up in the Gracie family, her perspective watching Jiu-Jitsu spread to the US, her views on belt ranks, tournament bias and cannabis use in BJJ and MMA. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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GCP Community Focus: Javier Palomo

Javier Palomo

Javier Palomo is a black belt in several martial arts, a purple belt in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu and a Catch Wrestling instructor. He talks about the value of exploring other grappling styles and different tournament rule sets. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 210: Kenny Florian

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UFC veteran and Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Kenny Florian talks about BJJ in the 90’s, positive mentality, managing nerves and emotions and the value of setbacks. He also talks about commentating for the UFC and trades Royce Gracie stories with Ryan. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 209: Raf Espaza

Verbal Tap Podcast

Comedian, Writer and Co-Host of The Verbal Tap Podcast Raf Esparza joins the show to talk about Professional Wrestling moves that work in Jiu-Jitsu, Ryan’s shattered childhood dreams of being a pro wrestler, the direction of the UFC and running the USSGL. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 208: Mahamed Aly

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One of BJJ’s youngest and brightest stars, Mahamed Aly joins the show to talk about cultural differences between Brazil and the US, pursuing a life of passion, adding Judo to his game and the pros and cons of being a big guy in Jiu-Jitsu. Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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Episode 207: Marcelo Garcia

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Professor Marcelo Garcia is considered by many to be the greatest BJJ competitor of all time. He talks about his origins, avoiding one-dimensional training, self discipline and managing ego. He also discusses why you should always seek tough rolls. Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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GCP Community Focus: Steve Cotter / Kettlebells for BJJ

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Steve Cotter is one of the top resources in the world for kettlebell training and he is also the personal kettlebell trainer of 9x World BJJ Champion Xande Ribeiro. He talks about how to implement kettlebells into your conditioning routine for Jiu-Jitsu! Click “read more” for show notes! 

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