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Episode 356 – Throwback – Demian Maia

This is a throwback episode from the GCP archive originally recorded in December 2016 (excuse the audio quality). Demian Maia talks about his life and career and shares his thoughts on training, teaching and fighting MMA. Click “read more” for listening options!

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Episode 355: Kurt Osiander

Kurt Osiander

GCP’s most interviewed man returns for an update on his school, his recent Australian and Korean tours and shares some AirBnB adventure stories. He also takes several questions from the listeners! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 354: Nick Rodriguez

Nick Rodriguez joins the show to talk about his wrestling background, his life story and winning an ADCC trials bronze medal as a blue belt. He also talks about work ethic and retaining what you learn. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 353: Gordon Ryan

Gordon Ryan

Gordon “The King” Ryan joins the show to talk about the value of strong mentors, pre-competition anxiety and conceptual learning. He also offers advice on improving leg lock success and discusses self-promotion as a professional grappler. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 352: Mike Swain

Mike Swain

One of the most decorated American Judokas of all time, Mike Swain joins the show to talk about winning the Judo world championship, developing his game, training in Japan and the decision to retire. He also discusses some changes he’d like to see in Judo. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 351: Roberto “Roleta” Magalhaes

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Professor “Roleta” is one of the greatest champions of the sport and the man credited with developing the inverted guard position. He talks about having an unorthodox style, athleticism and the sport rivalry between Gracie Barra and Carlson Gracie Tea. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 350: Francisco “Toco” Albuquerque

Professor “Toco” is a highly respected instructor. Some of his students include Alexandre Pulga and Cyborg Abreu. He talks about Carlson Gracie, the Vale Tudo days of Rio and surfing. He also talks about his social projects that bring BJJ to favelas. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 349: George Bossi

George Bossi has been coaching high school wrestling in Lowell, MA for over 50 years. He is the focus of the film “Bossi”. He reflects on his career and talks about molding the young men of Lowell through wrestling. Many of whom were on dark paths prior. Click “read more” for listening options and show […]

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Episode 348: Rory Singer

Rory Singer is a BJJ Black Belt and retired MMA fighter and UFC veteran. He talks about the application of combat sports in real world self defense situations, his MMA career and his journey as a gym owner. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 347: Brian Jones

Brian Jones is a BJJ and Judo Black Belt and one of the leading experts on sandbag training. He talks about self defense, BJJ in the 90’s and fighting how you train. He also talks about the unique “surprise attack” policy he has at his school! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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