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Episode 050: Carlos Machado

In this episode, we are joined by a living legend and pioneer of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the US, Master Carlos Machado. A World, Brazilian and Pan Ams champion, Master Carlos is considered “The Godfather” of BJJ in the southwest United States. Some of his students are Rafael Lovato Jr, Travis Lutter and Chuck Norris.

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Episode 049: Vlad Koulikov

In this episode, we are joined by Sambo Master Vlad Koulikov for a full education of the history, point system, rules and ranking of both Sambo and Combat Sambo. Also a Judo black belt and BJJ purple belt, Vlad gives insight to what he feels are the pros and cons of Sambo, Judo and BJJ.

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Episode 048: Justin “Master Chim” Garcia

In this episode, we are joined by BJJ black belt  Justin “Master Chim” Garcia. The owner of The Jungle Gym, the first MMA gym in The Bronx, NY,  Justin shares his thoughts on practical self defense, modern MMA rules and man’s primitive desire to fight

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Episode 047: Tarsis Humphreys

In this episode, we are joined by decorated black belt Tarsis Humphreys. A World Champ, 3x Brazilian National Champ, Pan Ams Champ, Pro Cup Champ and European Champ, Tarsis discusses the highs and lows of competition and the importance of never giving up!

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Episode 046: Cole Miller

In this episode, we are joined by UFC featherweight and BJJ black belt Cole Miller. Cole discusses the eye poking epidemic in MMA, fan loyalty and the missing links in the ground game in the UFC.

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Episode 045: Jason Scully

In this episode, we are joined by Jason Scully in his first podcast interview ever! BJJ black belt, World and Pan Ams bronze medalist, YouTube sensation and the mastermind behind TheGrapplersGuide.com! Jason gives insight on the benefits of different body types for Jiu-Jitsu, going through learning curves and building a gameplan.

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Episode 044: Gustavo Dantas

In this episode, we are joined by Professor Gustavo Dantas. World champion, Brazilian National champion and creator of The BJJ Mental Coach program, Gustavo takes us through the importance of breaking negative thought patterns and preparing the mind for battle on and off the mats.

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Episode 043: Grandmaster Relson Gracie returns!

In this episode, we are joined once again by Grandmaster Relson Gracie. Relson discusses his family history, tells stories from the old days and updates us on what he’s been up to since the last time he was on the show.

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Episode 042: Daniel Strauss

In this episode we are joined by “The Rasberry Ape” Daniel Strauss. Daniel tells us about the early days of BJJ in England, his strongman-style conditioning regimen and his recent heated match against AJ Agazarm at Polaris.

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Episode 041: Dan Severn returns!

The Beast is back! Our first guest ever on The Grappling Central Podcast, Dan Severn joins us once again and tells some great stories from the old No Holds Barred days. He also reflects on his days as a pro wrestler and as a high school athlete.

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