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Episode 211: Rose Gracie

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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

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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

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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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Episode 206: Sam Joseph 2

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Professor Sam returns to talk about building a successful academy, why you don’t need to be a world champion to be a great teacher, teaching your students the way they learn and the prank war between himself and Ryan’s instructor Professor Paul Creighton. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 205: Ruben Alvarez 3

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The Dade County Crippler is back! Ruben Alvarez makes his third appearance on the show and talks about self defense, his progress in the Miami Police academy, his recent performance at the Kakuto Challenge and Califlower Ears. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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GCP Community Focus: Jerry Clanton / BJJ at 70 years old!

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Jerry Clanton is a BJJ purple belt from Daphne, Alabama who trains and competes at 70 years old! He talks bout his start in BJJ, his favorite things about it and his inspiring message to all practitioners, young and old! Click “read more” for show notes! 

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