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BTG Podcast 08 – Mikey Musumeci

Rob and Dave interview 3-time IBJJF Black Belt World Champion and all around class act Mikey Musumeci. At only 23 years old, he has already reached what many believe to be the pinnacle of the sport – yet he is as humble as can be and wise beyond his years. Perhaps it’s because he has been […]

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Outline of my Diet Plan

#TrueTalkTuesdays 52 I have shared bits and pieces of what I have been doing for the past 9 months or so, but I haven’t laid out a complete plan. Until now. I will give you a quick summary if you haven’t followed my progress lately. I went from a soft 214lbs (probably around 20% body […]

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Back Trap System Seminar at Legacy BJJ – Los Angeles, CA

Back Trap System SeminarMonday, September 30th, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9:30pmLegacy BJJ Los Angeles330 N. Victory BlvdBurbank, CA 91502818-300-5884

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BTG Podcast 07 – Return of the Grappler

Robert Drysdale and I talk about UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov latest title defense, and the return of the grappler in the UFC – going into what techniques allow him to succeed and the ebb and flow of styles in MMA. We also discuss the relationship between athletes and coaches, performance anxiety and how visualization […]

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Do what you do not

#TrueTalkTuesdays 51 I get questions all the time from people asking what they should do to get to the next level of their training. Whether it is technical, cardio, diet, strength, or competition, people are looking for the next shiny object to take them there, and think I have a secret that will make all […]

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The Fragility of Strictness

#TrueTalkTuesdays 50 One of the most important aspects of reaching goals is consistency. This usually means waking up everyday, setting a plan of action, and executing – without missing a beat. But what happens when life throws you a curve ball? You get sick, injured, life emergency, or some other unavoidable obstacle interferes with your […]

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The Creonte

#TrueTalkTuesdays 49 Anyone who has trained for any length of time in the BJJ (and to a lesser extent) the MMA world knows the term “creonte” all too well. If you haven’t heard of it before, the term creonte was coined by grandmaster Carlson Gracie and refers to the name of a fictional Brazilian character […]

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BTG Podcast with Kevin Lee

David Avellan and Robert Drysdale get top Lightweight Kevin “Motown Phenom” Lee on the podcast to share his perspective on how adversity has made him rise to fame and power so quickly. We dig into Kevin’s roots, and learn the origin of the nickname “Motown Phenom” (which is deeper than you might expect). We also talk about how the MMA game […]

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The Small Stream The Cuts Through A Mountain

#TrueTalkTuesdays 48 While most people admire and respect great speed, power, or toughness, people oven overlook consistency. It’s easy to, as with just consistency alone, there isn’t any feature that stands out. And you can easily take it for granted because it’s always there. But, even a gentle stream of water can break down the […]

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The One-Trick Pony

#TrueTalkTuesdays 47 The idiom of the One-Trick Pony comes from the circus world, and was used to describe a pony that could only do one trick. This was used as a derogatory term (a poorly trained pony that had a very limited repertoire of tricks), and the term has since propagated into common use. I […]

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