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Episode 302: Nathiely De Jesus

Nathiely De Jesus

One of the top female competitors of her generation, Nathiely De Jesus talks about the law of attraction, using Jiu-Jitsu to overcome health issues, training at the infamous Cicero Costha Academy and facing your idols in competition. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 301: Kurt Osiander live in San Francisco!

Kurt Osiander

Ryan visits San Francisco and catches up with Kurt. They recap Kurt’s event The KO Finisher, their time spent in SF, strangers offering Ryan drugs and Kurt’s upcoming tours. Kurt also drops a bombshell about his current teaching situation and his future. Click “Read More” for show notes!

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Episode 300: Jimmy Pedro

Jimmy Pedro

One of the most decorated American Judokas of all time, Sensei Jimmy Pedro talks about his Olympic experience, his thoughts on modern Judo and his grappling conditioning. He also talks about accepting losses and cross-training in various grappling styles. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 299: Davi Ramos

Davi Ramos

Davi Ramos is one of the most decorated BJJ competitors today and a current UFC lightweight. He talks about mentality, setting the pace in a match, how Jiu-Jitsu changes for MMA and whether or not grappling competition will remain in his future. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 298: Bruno Frazatto

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Bruno Frazzato joins the show to talk about managing competition nerves, Jiu-Jitsu for MMA, his time spent at Team Brasa and the birth and growth of Team Atos. He also gives guard passing tips and discusses why he feels the gi helps your no-gi game! Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 297: Sylvio Behring

Sylvio Behring

Master Sylvio Behring joins the show for an excellent conversation about self defense, situational awareness and legality of defending yourself. He also talks about the old days in Rio, challenge matches, women’s Jiu-Jitsu and his brother Marcelo Behring. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 296: Kristian Woodmansee

Kristian Woodmansee

Kristian Woodmansee is one of Jiu-Jitsu’s most exciting Rooster Weight competitors. He talks about the deep waters of modern BJJ, managing ego, team loyalty and being a smaller competitor. He also weighs in on ref bias and the Keenan Cornelius incident. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 295: Jake Shannon

Jake Shannon is a highly respected figure in the world of Catch Wrestling. He talks about the history of the style, his time spent with the legends of the sport and Professional Wrestling. He also talks about the future of Catch Wrestling!  Click “see more” for show notes!

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Episode 294: Josh “The Punk” Thomson

Josh Thomson

Josh “The Punk” Thomson joins the show to talk about how his MMA career began, his grappling influence, fighting for the UFC and PRIDE and how kettlebells have helped his conditioning. He also talks about being a fighter at 40 years old! Click “Read More” for show notes!

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Episode 293: Brian McLaughlin

Brian McLaughlin tells the story of being a frail chess club member in high school to becoming a professional MMA fighter. He also talks about the early days of BJJ in NY, being a TUF season 8 cast member and his competition rivalry with Ryan Hall. Click “Read More” for show notes!

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