Ryan is joined by special guest co-host, Rose Gracie! Together they interview WEC and Bellator veteran Chad George. Chad talks about his passion for teaching, “accidentally” starting his MMA career and his viral Bellator debut. He also covers goal setting. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES:

  • Chad and Ryan’s mutual friend
  • His origin story
  • How Chad and Rose became friends
  • The Wrestling influence in his style
  • Strategy going into a match
  • Balancing the arts in MMA
  • The story of how he “accidentally” started his MMA career in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Occupation: Fighter
  • Finding purpose after fighting
  • Nurturing fighters beyond their career
  • mental development
  • The value of a good leader in your career
  • The career of a fighter vs the career of a teacher
  • The fighter / businessman dynamic
  • The parallel between the Gracie family and the way Chad guides his students
  • Advice for future gym owners
  • Goal setting / law of attraction
  • The Fighter and The Martial Artist
  • His Bellator debut
  • The Von Flue Choke / Troubleshooting tips
  • Choking out demonstration partners
  • The Pummel
  • Northern accents
  • Transitioning from MMA to Pro Grappling
  • Maintaining or re-kindling your passion
  • Pilgrim Jiu-Jitsu event
  • Zero to Fight curriculum