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Episode 413: Felipe Costa returns!

Felipe Costa returns to talk about running his own academy, winning the Abu Dhabi Pro, putting kids into BJJ and advice about the mount position. He also goes in on PED usage in the sport and drops a major announcement about his career! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 412: Marcelo Garcia returns!

Marcelo returns to the podcast to talk about quarantine life, facing fear, building a game, imposing your game and killing ego. He also shares very personal experiences of suffering from bullying as a kid and the huge obstacle of overcoming shyness. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 411: Keith Krikorian

Keith Krikorian joins the show to talk about blending Wrestling with Jiu-Jitsu, the 10th Planet style, how leg locks have changed the game and overtime skills. We also talk about Adam West’s Batman, Animorphs, his fear of bubbles and superheroes he hates. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 410: Lael Rodrigues

Lael Rodrigues is a highly active competitor and a dedicated teacher at the Novos Sonhos Social Project in Sao Paulo’s most distressed area, Cracolandia. Lael and his project are the focus of Grappling Central’s first short film “The Saint of Crackland”. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 409: Scott Shetler returns

Scott Shetler returns to talk about home training for the quarantine, training without equipment, targeting your weaknesses, Ryan’s new taco addiction and fighting depression with diet and exercise. He also talks about his new path in Jiu-Jitsu! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 408: Roy Dean

Roy Dean joins the show to talk about tactics, being a good training partner, mysticism in martial arts and connecting techniques. He also explains why he decided to step away from being an academy owner and focus on online teaching and seminars instead. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 407: Robert Drysdale returns!

Robert Drysdale makes his 3rd appearance on the show! He talks about the importance of human contact, the struggles of running a gym, confidence waves during the BJJ journey and chronic blaming. He also updates us on his upcoming documentary Closed Guard! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 406: Adam Wardzinski

Adam Wardzinski joins the show to talk about the BJJ scene in Poland, the path to becoming a professional grappler, rolling vs drilling and why it’s important to roll with lower belts. He also gives a deep breakdown of the Butterfly Guard! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 405: Kent Peters

Kent Peters joins the show to talk about overcoming plateaus, being self-taught in BJJ, forcing yourself into miserable spots and the value of keeping a training journal. He also talks about attacking from non-dominant positions and Jiu-Jitsu for women. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 404: Jeffery Donovan

Jeffery Donovan joins the show to talk about fusing Judo and BJJ, starting training after 30 and learning to love competition. He also talks about battling cancer while maintaining his journey in Jiu-Jitsu and how it inspired his “No Wall Sitting” mantra. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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