Sean Applegate joins the show to talk about starting BJJ in a small town, the meaning of belts and the importance of understanding weight distribution. He also gives deep insight on outside heel hooks and explains why teleportation is superior to flying!
Pedro Sauer joins the show to talk about longevity in Jiu-Jitsu, the importance of learning to set traps and how your physical limitations can become strengths. He also gives deep insight on escaping side control and also explains why he hates pickles!
In this special episode, Bernardo Faria sits down with Gui Mendes during the 2021 Worlds in California for an interview! They discuss developing champions, competition, academy ownership and much more!
Coach Matt Lindland joins the show to discuss why he chose Greco over Freestyle Wrestling, developing take downs, the importance of taking risk and the greatest lessons he learned from his Olympic experience!
Jeff Curran joins the show to discuss how he found BJJ in the early 90's, the importance of holding rank to a high standard and dealing with feeling technically inadequate. He also gives great insight on attacking the back!
Combat Jiu-Jitsu Champion Ryan Aitken joins the show to share his story. He talks about the benefits he's gotten from exploring all branches of the BJJ tree, the importance of finding the right team, Yoga for BJJ and building comfort in competition!
Legendary MMA coach Greg Jackson joins the show to talk about his origins growing up in a tough neighborhood, developing yourself as a martial artist, BJJ's impact on the martial arts world, coaching elite fighters, sports psychology and ground and pound!
James Clingerman joins the show to share his story! Topics include the early days of BJJ in the midwest, learning to teach others and recognizing "culty gyms." He also gives technical insight on his favorite variation of the guard!
Jake Shields joins the show for a conversation about the life of a professional combat athlete, his new focus on Pro Grappling, why he chose to be his own manager and his passion for coaching the next generation!
Jonathan Satava joins the show to talk about learning from Marcelo, designing your own game, teaching full time and the benefits of meditation. He also gives a detailed breakdown of the Butterfly Guard from a sweeping, submission and transitional standpoint.
The Warmaster joins the show to talk about his diverse grappling background, the early days of MMA and the crazy ways he had to find training partners back in the day! He also talks about pain compliance and the detailed mechanics of the Kimura!
Malachy Friedman joins the show to talk about his start in BJJ in a more MMA driven era. He also talks about what pushed him to become a coach, why he feels the gi helps your BJJ overall and the power of the Flower Sweep for off-balancing and attacking!
Alec Baulding joins the show to talk about starting Jiu-Jitsu in a more MMA focused school, adapting BJJ to your body type and the brown belt level. He also dives deep on guard retention concepts and gives advice for those struggling to use the guard well
Rafael Lovato Jr joins the show for a candid and honest discussion about his transition from MMA back to BJJ competition. He talks about struggles he's overcome and what he sees for the future. He also talks about academy ownership and the Kimura!
Alex Ecklin joins the show to talk about the importance of being persistent when developing skills, his unique academy structure and tips for coping with awkwardness when you're new to Jiu-Jitsu. He also gives great technical insight to the G-Roll!
Edwin "Junny" Ocasio joins the show to share his powerful story of overcoming abuse to becoming one of Jiu-Jitsu's top athletes. He also explains why hobbyist practitioners and professional athletes need each other for success, and we talk leg locks!
Kristian Woodmansee discusses mindset, the danger of negative self-talk, overcoming plateaus and the importance of mobility on the ground. He also dives deep on Omoplatas and how to use them effectively!
Dean Lister joins the show to talk about developing a strong leg lock game, his MMA career and thoughts on teaching. He also candidly shares his experience treating CTE with psychedelics, which was featured on HBO Sports recently.
Lucas Lepri joins the show to talk about applying pressure and misdirection in guard passing, why competition is such a valuable tool, processing losses and his approach to student development!
Pete The Greek joins the show for an entertaining conversation! Topics include his recent battles against various forms of wildlife, training and teaching while globetrotting and old school Jiu-Jitsu. He also gives technical advice on passing the guard!
Drew Weatherhead joins the show to talk about his new journey after closing his school due to Covid. He also talks about BJJ in modern MMA, the impact removing belts from the art could have and he gives deep technical insight to the crucifix position!
Davi Ramos joins the show to talk about BJJ for MMA, take downs for BJJ and MMA, his love for leg locks and striking styles he feels compliment Jiu-Jitsu well. He also talks about his most difficult rank in Jiu-Jitsu.
Bernardo Faria joins the show to talk about managing training expectations, growing an academy, the fact that everyone thinks their BJJ sucks and balancing life with training. He also gives technical insight to the Over Under Pass and pressure passing!
Craig Jones joins the show to talk about his "Gringo Spanish", Shark attacks, the Gabi Garcia super fight, his time spent coaching on Ultimate Fighter, BJJ in MMA and making money in Jiu-Jitsu. He also discusses how to beat wrestlers with Jiu-Jitsu!
Paul Schreiner joins the show to talk about escaping bottom side control, learning to be comfortable in every position and controlling mat anxiety. He also discusses the importance of having an order of operations in your game to perform at your best!