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Episode 229: Ronald Mann

Ronald Mann

A powerful conversation with Ronald Mann, a blue belt amputee who has found new life through Jiu-Jitsu. He talks about the details of his accident, hitting rock bottom and rising from the ashes to become a Para Jiu-Jitsu World Champion. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 228: Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy joins the show to talk about the old days of Jiu-Jitsu in Northern California, his transition from Wrestling to Jiu-Jitsu, and his favorite things about teaching. He also talks about how personalities influence styles. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 227: Frank Mir returns!

Frank Mir

Frank Mir returns to talk about his release from the UFC, Bellator, USADA, Yoga and his ADCC Superfight against Chael Sonnen (later canceled after recording this interview). He also talks about cult mentality, loyalty and frauds in martial arts. Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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Episode 226: Abraham Marte

Abraham Marte

Abraham Marte is the first BJJ champion out of the Dominican Republic. He talks about closed guard, training through injuries and strength & conditioning. Also, Ryan makes a recording error which results in a Beavis & Butthead convo intended for off air.. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 225: Crosley Gracie

Crosley Gracie

Professor Crosley Gracie joins the show to talk about the challenges of growing up as a Gracie, fighting for Pride and Pancrase, Jiu-Jitsu for MMA and his epic match against his cousin Ryron Gracie! Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 224: Kurt Osiander

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Kurt and Ryan talk about Ryan’s month in Brazil, Kurt’s disturbing Halloween costume choice, taking notes in class, Jiu-Jitsu around the world, pizza savagery, the gauntlet and IT (the movie). Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 223: Tyler Bishop

Tyler Bishop

Tyler Bishop joins the show to talk about old school MMA events, challenge matches, learning from Royler Gracie and learning online effectively. He also talks about his commentary career and the best advice he’s received in Jiu-Jitsu. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 222: Dave Camarillo

Dave Camarillo

Dave Camarillo is a highly respected instructor and coached several elite MMA fighters in the UFC. He talks about transitioning from Judo to BJJ, realistic self defense, commonly neglected areas of training and learning from setbacks. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 221: Marcel Goncalves

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Marcel Goncalves is the first student of Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu and is a decorated competitor. He tells his powerful life story and how Jiu-Jitsu helped him endure very hard times. He also talks about embracing challenges and the value of positive mindset. Click “read more” for show notes 

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Episode 220: Shawn Williams

Shawn Williams

Professor Shawn Williams is back! We talk about injuries, injury prevention, adding Judo and Wrestling to Jiu-Jitsu and Demain Maia’s title fight. Shawn also breaks down why many people quit Jiu-Jitsu. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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