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BTG Episode 27 – Warrior Spirit & Exploration

Rob fills us in on his new gym he is opening up in Las Vegas that will be a new MMA training facility, and the reason why he is developing it, and then him and I talk about UFC Fight Night 167 with the Diego Sanchez vs Michel Pereira fight ending controversy, which had people […]

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Did Diego Sanchez Take The Easy Way Out?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 73 Yes and no. Spoiler Alert: in UFC Fight Night 167, Diego Sanchez won by disqualification against Michel Pereira in the third round due to a knee on a grounded opponent. By all accounts, Diego was on the ass end of an ass beating. In the final sequence, Diego was dropped by legal knees […]

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BTG Episode 26 – Experience & Rules

Rob and I discuss the recent match up between new black belt, Roberto Jimenez, and Keenan Cornelius and go into a deep dive between the importance of experience and rules. A bunch of martial arts history and stories from use two result for a fun discussion. *NOTE* Unfortunately, there was some ruffling from Robert’s microphone, […]

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How fast did I get a black belt?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 72 It doesn’t matter. How much I can bench press, squat, deadlift, my mile time, medals I have won or anything like that also shouldn’t matter to you when it comes to your personal progress. Too often, I get people asking for certain benchmarks or milestones that I have achieved and wanting to use […]

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BTG Episode 25 – Trust and Labels

Rob and I return from our travels to discuss recent tournaments, such as IBJJF European Championships and Kasai. We talk about Robert’s two students, Fellipe Andrew and Luciana Mota, becoming the #1 ranked IBJJF athletes in the world, and the journey they had, which brings about a conversation about coaching, styles, labels, and more. Subscribe: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-the-guard-podcast/id1474481692Google […]

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I have forgotten more than you will ever learn

#TrueTalkTuesdays 71 I remember one of my coaches jokingly tell a student of his this statement, and all of us having a good laugh. But sadly, this can be more true than anyone realizes. Anyone who has trained for a few years can tell you that their martial arts strategy changes over time. This is […]

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Important lesson I learned from playing RPG games

#TrueTalkTuesdays 70 As a kid born in the 80’s in the beginning of the video game era, I loved playing video games. I used to have every platform from Atari, Nintendo, Sega, TurboGrafix, Playstation, and of course playing on Macs and PCs as well. While there are many games that I have fond memories of, […]

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BTG Episode 24 – Cross Training

Rob and Dave discuss the topic of cross training – going to different teams to train and the consequences of it. We also talk about the Modolfo Camp organized by Mo Jassim, ADCC Coordinator, who has Henry Cejudo, Gordon Ryan, Craig Jones, Kaynan Duarte, JT Torres, and a host of other champions all training under […]

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BTG Episode 23 – Training Light?

Training Light – is there a good reason to? Yes. Rob and I discuss the importance of having a safety first training approach, along with being team-conscious. Particularly when training with people smaller, weaker, or less experienced than yourself. We also talk about how the responsibility for training safely comes from both parties, big and […]

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Training with Women

#TrueTalkTuesdays 69 On my Facebook, I have seen a bunch of posts lately about men asking about how to refuse training with women, how hard to train with women, and proper etiquette. So I will take the opportunity to give you my opinion on how to go about this from the male perspective. The obvious […]

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