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Episode 423: Rafael Lovato Jr returns

Rafael Lovato Jr makes his 3rd appearance on the show to talk about his recent health diagnosis, returning to BJJ competition, how MMA has influenced his Jiu-Jitsu and his thoughts on the leg lock game. He also goes deep on guard passing concepts! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 422: Johnny Tama

Johnny Tama joins the show to talk about his origins, finding BJJ after being bullied, the development of his style and becoming the first Ecuadorian World Champion. He also talks about mindset, discipline and leaving his partying days behind. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 421: Todd Shaffer

Todd Shaffer joins the show to talk about training after 30, self defense, meme-making and how he found BJJ. He also talks about why Half Guard is such a useful position for everyone and the pitfalls to avoid of academy ownership. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 420: Robert Degle

Robert Degle joins the show to talk about why he traded a pursuit of Philosophy for Jiu-Jitsu, the value of a systems-based approach to BJJ, learning from John Danaher and analyzing data. He also covers leg lock principles and general sustained pressure. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 419: Fabio Clemente

Fabio Clemente joins the show to talk about athleticism in BJJ, creating panic in your opponent, training after 50 and teaching kids. He also gives great insight about being an academy owner and gives advice for future school owners. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 418: Jamie Kilstein

Jamie Kilstein of Rear Naked Radio joins the show to talk about meditation, getting the most out of down time, visualization and money in Jiu-Jitsu. Him and Ryan also talk about goofing off in past retail jobs and social errors white belts can avoid. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 417: Jean Jacques Machado

Jean Jacques Machado joins the show to talk about customizing Jiu-Jitsu to your traits, commonly overlooked concepts in the art, the value of self control and weaponizing your weak areas. He also talks about being a pioneer of BJJ in the US and teaching. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 416: Renzo Gracie returns!

Renzo returns to the show to talk about the business of Jiu-Jitsu, staying motivated, advice for people who think they suck, and the importance of setting boundaries. He also talks about the Wallid Ismail beef and getting shot at 16 years old. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 415: Kurt Osiander returns!

Kurt makes his long awaited return! He talks about Covid in San Fransisco, toilet paper alternatives, prepping for doomsday, the Navy’s de-classified UFO footage, lizard porn, murder hornets, bug fights and 80’s hair metal. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 414: Matheus Diniz

Matheus Diniz joins the show to talk about growing up in a very small town in Brazil, the funny story behind how he started training, moving to NY to train under Marcelo Garcia and lessons he’s learned from competition. He also gives tips on guard passing. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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