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Episode 371: Roli Delgado

Roli Delgado joins the show to talk about overcoming fear of failure, the pursuit of vindication, the importance of conditioning and why you need to get tired in training. He also reflects on his MMA career and explains why his primary focus is now BJJ. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 370: Jake Mackenzie

Jake Mackenzie joins the show to talk about the early days of BJJ in Canada, living and training in Brazil, the benefits of competition and creating a gameplan. He also gives a great technical breakdown of the Half Guard. Click “read more” for show notes and listening options!

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Episode 369: Travis Stevens returns

Travis Stevens returns to the show to talk about his Olympic experience in Rio, nearly losing his leg to staph and pursuing goals through adversity. He also covers team loyalty, grip fighting and the required work ethic and discipline to be elite. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 368: Rose Gracie returns!

Rose Gracie returns to the show to talk about brain damage and CTE within combat sports. She’s been researching and learning about concussions and CTE with leading experts and she also talks about possible CTE within her family and her new rehab facility. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 367: Danielle Kelly

Danielle Kelly joins the show to talk about her journey in grappling, the development of her style, her favorite competition ruleset and adding Wrestling to BJJ. She also gives a technical breakdown of maintaining back control effectively. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 366: Bob Wall

Bob Wall

Known for his role as O’Hara, a villain in Bruce Lee’s iconic film Enter The Dragon, Bob Wall joins the show to tell the incredible and inspirational story of his life. A passionate grappler, he also discusses his time training BJJ, Wrestling and Judo! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 365: Lucas Barbosa

One of BJJ’s most exciting stars, Lucas Barbosa joins the show to talk about following in his idol’s footsteps in Brazil, overcoming poverty and the law of attraction. He also discusses training, drilling and building a solid game. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 364: Marcos Torregrosa

Marcos “Yemaso” Torregrosa joins the show to talk about finding BJJ in Puerto Rico, the early days of MMA, training and living in Brazil and teaching effectively. He also discusses the difficult decision some students face of switching teams. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 363: Justin Rader

Justin Rader joins the show and talks about blending Wrestling with BJJ, developing take downs, leaving your comfort zone, and the importance of knowing why you train. He also talks about leadership and effective coaching. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 362: Throwback / Kenny Florian

In this throwback episode, UFC veteran and BJJ 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 and listening options! 

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