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Episode 255: Eliot Marshall

Eliot Marshall

UFC veteran and BJJ champion Eliot Marshall joins the show to talk about finding BJJ in 1997, cult mentalities that exist in BJJ, the UFC, his love for teaching and meditation. He also provides one of the funniest answers The Pummel has ever seen. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 254: Dan Camarillo

Dan Camarillo

Dan Camarillo joins the show to talk about keeping kids interested in Jiu-Jitsu, structuring a curriculum, injury prevention, training take downs safely and taking breaks from training. He also tells stories from the old days of Ralph Gracie’s Academy. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 253: Justin Flores

Justin Flores

Justin Flores joins the show to talk about learning online, universal truths in grappling, broadening your horizons and being the captain of your own ship. He also talks about coaching Ronda Rousey and opens up about his crippling fear of mustard.  Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 252: Shintaro Higashi

Shintaro Higashi

Shintaro Higashi joins the show to talk about the pressures of being the son of a Judo legend, how rule sets impact grappling styles, his diverse grappling experience and pursuing the Olympics. He also covers improving take downs for any grappling style! Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 251: Mario Sperry

Mario Sperry

Mario Sperry talks about the early days of Carlson’s academy and shares several epic stories including fighting Wallid Ismail on a bathroom floor, surfing brawls and his old rivalry with Royler Gracie. He also talks about the Pride days and his new school. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 250: Abmar Barbosa

Abmar Barbosa is a respected BJJ champion and instructor known for his exciting, fast-paced style. He talks about how bullying led him to BJJ, overcoming adrenaline dumps, money in Jiu-Jitsu and defeating Kron Gracie. He also talks about his time in Japan. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 249: Gustavo Pires

Gustavo Pires

Gustavo “Siri” Pires is a decorated champion and instructor. He talks about appreciating the basics, having a sibling who trains, closed guard and competing against friends. He also talks about competing against Demian Maia and Comprido back in Brazil. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 248: Joey Alvarado

Joey Alvarado

Joey Alvarado is a BJJ champion, retired MMA fighter and founder of KettleJitsu. He talks about the seedy early days of MMA, bullying in modern times and his exposure to influential black belts. He also gives great insight to kettlebell training for BJJ! Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 247: Karel “Silverfox” Pravec

Karel Pravec

Karel “Silverfox” Pravec is a highly respected instructor. He talks about the early days of BJJ in the US, dead ends to avoid in training and staying ahead of younger opponents as a middle aged practitioner. He also gives insight to his water training. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 246: Gregg Humphreys

Gregg Humphreys

U.S. Sambo pioneer Gregg Humphreys joins the show to talk about how bullying led him to martial arts, misconceptions about Sambo, coaching at Militech Fighting Systems and kettlebells. He also talks about training extensively in the U.S.S.R. in the 80’s. Click “read more” for show notes!

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