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Episode 407: Robert Drysdale returns!

Robert Drysdale makes his 3rd appearance on the show! He talks about the importance of human contact, the struggles of running a gym, confidence waves during the BJJ journey and chronic blaming. He also updates us on his upcoming documentary Closed Guard! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 406: Adam Wardzinski

Adam Wardzinski joins the show to talk about the BJJ scene in Poland, the path to becoming a professional grappler, rolling vs drilling and why it’s important to roll with lower belts. He also gives a deep breakdown of the Butterfly Guard! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 405: Kent Peters

Kent Peters joins the show to talk about overcoming plateaus, being self-taught in BJJ, forcing yourself into miserable spots and the value of keeping a training journal. He also talks about attacking from non-dominant positions and Jiu-Jitsu for women. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 404: Jeffery Donovan

Jeffery Donovan joins the show to talk about fusing Judo and BJJ, starting training after 30 and learning to love competition. He also talks about battling cancer while maintaining his journey in Jiu-Jitsu and how it inspired his “No Wall Sitting” mantra. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 403: Emil Fischer

Emil Fischer joins the show and discusses ego culture in some academies, controlling aggression and intensity, “rude” techniques and why it doesn’t matter if you tap in training, even to lower ranks. He also talks about why he always studies his opponents. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 402: Pete “The Greek” Letsos

Pete “The Greek” Letsos is an American trailblazer in Jiu-Jitsu. He talks about being one of the early Americans to move to Brazil to train, the importance of maintaining a student perspective, his time spent with Master Carlson Gracie and wristlocks! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android listening options – PodBean […]

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Episode 401: JT Torres

JT Torres joins the show to talk about pursuing martial arts as a kid, BJJ for smaller people, goal setting and mindset. He also talks about tournament preparation, building confidence and he gives lots of advice for future school owners! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! 

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Episode 400: Michelle Nicolini

Michelle Nicolini joins us for the 400th episode of the podcast! She talks about the development of her game, building persistence, strategy for smaller people and the importance of the basics. She also discusses her decision to become a pro MMA fighter! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 399: Nick Rahn

Nick Rahn is a BJJ blue belt and US military veteran who is using Jiu-Jitsu to help veterans combat PTSD and find a sense of purpose in civilian life. He shares his powerful story and pulls no punches while doing so in this candid interview. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 398: Nick Rodriguez returns!

Nick Rodriguez returns to recap his ADCC performance and to talk about visualization, controlled aggression and the importance of removing dead weight from your life. He also talks about blending wrestling with BJJ and working through injuries. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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