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Episode 103: Vagner Rocha

Vagner Rocha

In this episode, we are joined by UFC and grappling veteran Vagner Rocha. Vagner talks about the early BJJ days in Florida, his experiences in MMA and competitive grappling and what he feels is missing in modern Jiu-Jitsu.

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Episode 102: Dr. Joanny Liu

Dr. Joanny Liu

One of the top resources in the world for treating concussions,  Dr. Liu talks about how to recognize a concussion and what steps to take for treatment. She is also a best selling author who has been featured on Fox, NBC, ABC and CBS.

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Episode 101: Rafael Lovato Jr. Returns!

In this episode, we are joined for the second time by Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. Fresh off his wins over Cyborg and his MMA win over Marcelo Nunes for the Legacy middleweight title, Rafael talks about competition, teaching and the keys to running successful seminars.

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Episode 100: “Judo” Gene Lebell

Gene Lebell

For our 100th episode, we are joined by living legend “Judo” Gene Lebell.  At 84 years old, Gene recounts the highlights of his long career. From being a national Judo champion in the 1950’s to participating in the first televised MMA fight in America.

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Episode 099: Adem Redzovic

Adem Redzovic, Team Redzovic

In this episode, we are joined by Professor Adem Redzovic. Adem talks about maintaining a healthy academy culture, the importance of a well rounded game and the importance of Jiu-Jitsu as a tool for law enforcement.

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Episode 098: Gabi Garcia

In this episode, we are joined by one of the most decorated women’s champions of all time, Gabi Garcia. Gabi talks about her physical and mental transformation in the last few years, her MMA debut and the importance of believing in yourself!

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Episode 097: Kristina Barlaan

In this episode, we are joined by Kristina Barlaan. An active competitor and European champion, Kristina speaks very candidly about her life and the benefits that Jiu-Jitsu can offer to women who have been through traumatic events in their life.

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Episode 096: Brandon McCaghren

In this episode, we are joined by 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu black belt Brandon McCaghren. A highly respected resource for leg locks, Brandon talks about how he met Eddie Bravo, life as an academy owner and his teaching methods

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Episode 095: Bill “The Grill” Cooper

Bill The Grill Cooper

In this episode, we are joined by Bill “The Grill” Cooper. Bill talks about his start in Jiu-Jitsu, how he got his nickname and his crossover to MMA.

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Episode 094: Mike Velez

In this episode, we are joined by Mike Velez. A Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt and the founder of Jiu-Jitsu Magazine, Mike shares the story of his journey and gives us insight on what it is like to run one of the top magazines in the Jiu-Jitsu community

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