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Episode 088: Ralph Gracie

In this episode, we are joined by the legendary Master Ralph Gracie. Ralph talks about his years spent in Vale Tudo and MMA, the required personality traits to be a fighter and the issue of academies “selling belts” in the Jiu-Jitsu community.

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Episode 087: Eduardo Telles

In this episode, we are joined by “The Turtle Master” Eduardo Telles! Professor Telles talks about his years with Alliance, his unorthodox style and the importance of always experimenting with new and innovative techniques and positions.

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Episode 086: Mark Schultz

In this episode, we are joined by Wrestling icon Mark Schultz.  American Olympic Wrestling champion, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, UFC veteran, motivational speaker and writer. Mark was recently played by Channing Tatum in the Oscar nominated film Foxcatcher, a film based on Mark’s book that chronicles the events that lead up to his brother Dave’s […]

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Episode 085: Carlos Valente

In this episode, we are joined by living legend Carlos Valente. A 7th degree Coral Belt and instructor of the DEA, Border Patrol and Seal Teams 3 and 5. Master Carlos talks about his long career and being front and center during the birth of the UFC!

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Episode 084: Jake Shields

In this episode we are joined by Jake Shields. An MMA superstar, BJJ Black Belt and standout wrestler, Jake tells his story, shares his advice for young competitors and recounts some of his greatest battles in MMA and Grappling.

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Episode 083: Kurt Osiander #4!

Back for the 4th time! As tradition, when Kurt is on the show it goes completely off the rails. Ryan and Kurt ramble about cooking with dog food, farting during training, getting kicked out of concerts and BS martial arts. And of course, weapons  and heavy metal!

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Episode 082: Samir Chantre

In this episode, we are joined by decorated competitor and respected instructor Samir Chantre. Professor Chantre talks about the differences in lifestyle between the US and Brazil, his decision to pursue BJJ full time and his life as a gym owner.

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Episode 081: Kid Peligro

In this episode, we are joined by Professor Kid Peligro. One of the most trusted sources of information in the BJJ community, Kid reflects on his time spent with various Gracies, his days surfing in Brazil and his deep appreciation for self defense.

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Episode 080: The Jiu-Jitsu Bards

The Jiu-Jitsu Bards consist of Black Belt Charlie McShane and Brown Belt Greg Wood. Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, instructors and musicians. Their songs are a collection of comical stories and nods to the various Jiu-Jitsu practicioners they have known over time

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Episode 079: Matt Arroyo

In this episode, we are joined by Matt Arroyo. A BJJ black belt and UFC veteran, Matt shares his story and talks about his deep appreciation for the strategic and scientific aspects of Jiu-Jitsu

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