Coach Kody is the dedicated wrestling coach of Demian Maia and Shogun Rua. A lifelong wrestler and former NCAA D1 team captain, Kody shares his thoughts on Wrestling for BJJ, mindset and the value of failures. He also talks about his time spent in Brazil! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

Android listening options – PodBeanStitcher Radio

Listen on iPhone

Listen on the app

Listen on Desktop with Tune In Radio

Support the show and access the archive on Patreon! Click HERE


  • Catching up and Covid
  • Career paths in Wrestling
  • Growing up in New Jersey
  • Finding Wrestling
  • Regional influences on athletes
  • The benefits of Wrestling for young men
  • The value of failures
  • Self discipline
  • High school to D1
  • Cutting weight responsibly
  • The cruelty of a Wrestler’s Thanksgiving
  • His most memorable match
  • His time spent in law enforcement
  • Police training
  • Building comfort with adrenaline and pressure
  • Becoming a coach
  • Meeting Demian Maia
  • His crazy first trip to Sao Paulo
  • How he teaches Wrestling to BJJ guys
  • Coaching elite athletes
  • The Pummel
  • Managing thought patterns
  • 2021 goals