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BTG Episode 37 – Mahamed Aly

Rob and I catch up with IBJJF Black Belt World Champion and all around stud Mahamed Aly. Many of us know him for his high flying throws, but in this interview, Mahamed reveals a humble and insightful martial artist looking to grow. We start off the conversation going over his ADCC experience and working the […]

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The Return of Mike Tyson

#TrueTalkTuesdays 87 There are few fighters on the planet that strike the fear and admiration that Mike Tyson does. He definitely has “it” – that intangible star power that attracts people far and wide to witness the spectacle that is Iron Mike. Even to this day he has it – and the rumors seem to […]

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BTG Episode 36 – Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros

Rob and I speak with former 2-time IBJJF Absolute World Champion Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros. We start off getting some history about Comprido and the formation of the Alliance team, followed by some funny childhood stories about him and Leo Veira, including the time they got in trouble with the police for a stolen fish. As […]

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Is your Martial Arts Academy a Cult?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 86 cult /kəlt/ (noun) a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object. a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister. a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing. These are the definitions that Google give […]

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BTG Episode 35 – Rafael Lovato Jr.

Rob and I speak with an American BJJ Icon and Bellator Middleweight Champion Rafael Lovato Jr. A true mixed martial artist in every sense, as he has been training martial arts his whole life, from Jeet Kune Do, Boxing, Wrestling, and of course Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We talk about Lovato’s difficult journey to achieving one […]

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The Retirement Gambit

#TrueTalkTuesdays 85 There are spoilers for UFC 249 from this past weekend, so if you don’t want the results spoiled, stop reading. One of the draws for UFC 249 was Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz. Your have CCC on one side, versus the first Bantamweight champion in UFC history. Say what you will about the […]

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Are Robotic Massages better than Human Massages?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 84 I have been without a masseuse for months now, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But in its place, I have been using a mix of robotic massage tools, from my massage chair, percussion massager, and my compression sleeves. So do these tools work better than a real massage therapist? It depends. The first […]

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BTG Episode 34 – Andre Galvao

Rob and I come together with BJJ Living Legend Andre Galvao. Andre has won every major BJJ title out there, from IBJJF World Championships to ADCC, where he holds the record for the most Absolute Superfight Defenses (reigning champ from 2011 till 2019). We start off the conversation going over the match up between Vinny […]

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Closed Door Events

#TrueTalkTuesdays 83 For the foreseeable future, mass gatherings are not going to be allowed due to the pandemic. Is running closed door events going to be the norm moving forward? And can this be a blessing in disguise for MMA and make it bigger than ever? Seems like the case, and I think it’s a […]

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How We Will Train in a Post COVID-19 Society

#TrueTalkTuesdays 82 With a reopening of the USA slated for May 1st, many are wondering how martial arts would be reintroduced to the public in concerns with health and safety. If I had a say, it would be the same as always. All this fear mongering we have had about this coronavirus being the end […]

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