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Episode 391: Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida

Buchecha joins the show and delivers great advice about managing competition anxiety, processing losses and fighting while exhausted. He also discusses the evolution of his game and why he feels his knee injury was the best thing that happened to him. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 390: Eli Knight

Eli Knight joins the show to talk about Jiu-Jitsu for self defense. He covers realistic scenarios, self defense for women, knife defense, groin strikes and the benefits of sport Jiu-Jitsu in a self defense situation. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 389: Adam Wheeler returns!

Adam Wheeler returns to talk about dealing with setbacks, surviving a difficult youth, managing pressure and nerves, conditioning and the value of competition. He also discusses in detail his memory of his scariest day as a SWAT officer. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 388: Jon Thomas returns

Jon Thomas returns to talk about building instincts, creating a perfect black belt, structuring a curriculum, getting beat by lower belts and the importance of an open mind. He also sounds off on PED usage in BJJ and answers questions from the listeners! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 387: Frank Mir returns!

Frank is back for the longest GCP episode ever! He talks with Ryan about everything from comedy, pay gaps in MMA, fatherhood, his daughter’s MMA career, vegetarian diet, his pro wrestling debut, competitive grappling and his most recent fight. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 386: Kurt Osiander Halloween Special

Kurt is back for the 4th GCP Halloween Special! This episode also marks the 4 year anniversary of the podcast. Kurt talks about his final days in rehab, serial killer fight club and takes questions from the listeners. Needless to say, language warning! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 385: Lachlan Giles

Fresh off his incredible performance at ADCC, Lachland Giles joins the show to talk about the event, the evolution of his style, the leg lock game and pattern recognition. He also talks about improving weak areas and his burning hatred for mosquitoes. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 384: Brandon McCaghren returns!

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B-Mac is back! In his 3rd appearance on the show, Brandon discusses promoting his wife to black belt, getting kids interested in training, self defense and tournament preparation. Ryan also suggests he should become a blue cheese evangelist. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 383: Wilson Reis

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Wilson Reis joins the show to talk about his beginnings, the benefits of competing often, BJJ for MMA and his proudest MMA moment. He also talks about his recent cut from the UFC and he gives a technical breakdown of the Sao Paulo Pass! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 382: Kristian Woodmansee returns!

Kristian Woodmansee returns to talk about his new academy, cultivating a positive culture in a school, why he prefers not to teach his own kids and being a Jiu-Jitsu parent. He also gives technical insight to the Reverse De La Riva position. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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