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Episode 204: Keith Owen

Keith Owen

Professor Keith Owen talks about practical self defense, avoiding cult-like academies, teaching, the reasons people quit BJJ and finding your reason to train! Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 203: Kurt Osiander #9

Kurt Osiander

Kurt talks about his recent failed attempt at BJJ commentary, fireworks and explosives, cheap alcohol and his disappointment that the iPhone 7 can’t take a punch. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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GCP Community Focus: Alex Wooden / Resilience & Defeating Cancer!

Alex Wooden is a young blue belt who survived brain cancer. He talks about how Jiu-Jitsu has impacted his life and how he tries to be a constant motivator for his team!

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Episode 202: Casey Halstead

Casey Halstead

Coach Casey Halstead is a highly respected coach, academy owner and entrepreneur in the BJJ community. He talks about time management, common pitfalls of gym ownership and the value of a positive gym culture. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 201: Jon “Macarrao” Thomas

Jon Thomas

Professor Jon Thomas delivers a very insightful and technical conversation. He covers injury management, improving your weaker areas, guard retention, conditioning for BJJ and much more! Click “read more” for show notes! 

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GCP Community Focus: Dennis Ortega / Life as a new black belt

Dennis Ortega

Professor Dennis Ortega is a black belt under the legendary Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro. He talks about his start in BJJ, the importance of idols and dealing with pre-training anxiety. Click “Read More” for show notes! 

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Episode 200: Rickson Gracie

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In our 200th episode, we are joined by the man many consider to be the greatest BJJ Black Belt of all time. Master Rickson talks about controlling your breathing, teaching Jiu-Jitsu to anyone, managing fear and his thoughts on honor in modern society. Side note: This was recorded just days before his Red Belt promotion, […]

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Episode 199: Perspectives from the Journey 2 – Women’s edition

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In the second installment of Perspectives from the Journey, Ryan sits with 8 different female practitioners of varying ranks to talk about their experiences, reasons for training, struggles, triumphs and thoughts on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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Community Focus Episode 8: Jay Regalbuto / BJJ Commentary

Jay Regalbuto

Professor Jay Regalbuto is a respected Black Belt who is also one of the most active commentators in the BJJ community. He has called over 1,000 matches and talks about how he got his start! Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 198: Jean “Dalua” Cartagena

Jean Dalua

Jean “Dalua” Cartagena is a Black Belt from Puerto Rico who is a very active competitor and a respected instructor. He talks about the Jiu-jitsu scene in Puerto Rico, Gi vs No-Gi, using athleticism intelligently and conditioning for BJJ. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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