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Episode 308: Seph Smith

Seph Smith

Seph Smith is the first black belt under Professor Ryan Hall and a respected competitor and instructor. He talks about how he found Jiu-Jitsu, BS in martial arts and being stuck at a rank for a long time. He also gives great insight on Reverse De La Riva! Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 307: Diego Herzog

Diego Herzog

Diego “Nosferatu” Herzog joins the show to talk about BJJ for MMA, his match against Roger Gracie and his favorite thing about teaching. He also shares his thoughts on the Submission Only ruleset and gives a recap of the KO Finisher event in San Francisco. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 306: USA Combat Wrestling

Combat Wrestling

While in St Louis to commentate the 2018 USA Combat Wrestling Nationals, Ryan takes time to interview “Sambo” Steve Koepfer, Vlad Koulikov and the USCW Team USA winners! Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 305: Claudia Doval

Claudia Doval

Claudia Doval joins the show to talk about her recent world title, turning 30, managing injuries, coping with burn-out and the Spider Guard! She also sounds off on bias in Jiu-Jitsu against women and gives advice for men and women alike! Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 304 – Arin Adjamian returns!

Arin Adjamian

Arin Adjamian returns to talk more about nutrition and to answer questions from listeners! He covers everything from acid reflux, gut health, Big Pharma and CBD oil. He also gives his thoughts on popular diets like Pescetarian, Keto and the Gracie Diet. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 303: Alex Atala

Alex Atala

Alex Atala is a world renown chef and culinary celebrity who has been featured on CNN, Netflix and Brazilian television. He is also a BJJ Brown Belt under Demian Maia. He talks about his journey and how BJJ has helped him in various aspects of his life. Click “read more” for show notes!

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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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