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Episode 448: Andre Terencio returns!

Andre Terencio returns to talk about school ownership, building a strong curriculum, his BJJ for law enforcement program, heel hooks in the IBJJF and social projects in Brazil. He also gives advice for anyone struggling with weight management. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 447: Shawn Williams returns!

Shawn joins the show for the 3rd time to talk about moving from LA, opening a new academy on the east coast, maintaining skills, patience while rolling and running an apparel brand. He also gives technical insight to the Williams guard and leg pummeling!

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Episode 446: Kody Hamrah

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!

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Episode 445: Richard Bresler

Richard Bresler

The first American to train BJJ, Richard Bresler joins the show to talk about finding the art in the 70’s and how it helped him overcome addiction. He also talks about the Gracie Garage, challenge matches, self defense and the birth of the UFC. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 444: Omar Lira

Professor Omar Lira was one of Ryan’s first instructors in Jiu-Jitsu. He joins the show to talk about starting BJJ in the 90’s, how Jiu-Jitsu pulled him away from an unhealthy lifestyle and the decision to become an instructor. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 443: Jon “Thor” Blank

Jon Blank joins the show to talk about starting Jiu-Jitsu with a Wrestling background, quitting his job for Jiu-Jitsu, opening an academy and and why he doesn’t use contracts for students. He also gives advice for competitors and why he loves Sub-Only. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 442: Karel “Silverfox” Pravec returns!

Silverfox is back! We catch up with him and what he’s been up to since the pandemic and discuss gym culture, academy expansion, selecting enforcers, managing egos and overcoming plateaus. He also gives technical insight to armbars and guillotines! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 441: Roberto Godoi

Roberto Godoi joins the show to talk about training since the 80’s and being part of one of Sao Paulo’s most heated rivalries with his former partner. He also talks about the guard, self defense, grip fighting and the formation and growth of his team G13. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 440: Thomas Lisboa

Thomas Lisboa joins the show to talk about beginning BJJ back when it had a bad reputation in Brazil, why white belts shouldn’t be focused on building a game yet and how offense can become defense. He also gives great insight on the crucifix position! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 439: Sean Daugherty

Sean Daugherty joins the show to talk about the early UFC days, training at the Lion’s Den, the value of learning other styles and mental coaching. He also discusses the importance of pursuing passion, positive self-talk and advice for struggling students. Click “read more” for show notes and listening options!

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