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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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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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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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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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BTG Episode 33 – Daniele Bolelli

Rob and I chat up with the one and only Daniele Bolelli. He has a life long martial artist, historian, author, and podcaster – a modern day renaissance man. We talk about his journey through the martial arts, how a non-competitor handled competition nerves, the principles of teaching, and the challenges he faced being a […]

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BTG Episode 32 – Alberto Crane

IBJJF No Gi World Champion, King of the Cage Champion, and all around amazing martial artist Alberto Crane joins Rob and I for a great discussion about his origins and why in the martial arts. Alberto is one of the early pioneers of BJJers transitioning into MMA successfully, and has continued to fly the BJJ […]

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BTG Episode 31 – Josh Hinger

3xIBJJF No Gi World Champion and ADCC 2019 Bronze Medalist Josh Hinger joins Rob and I for a great discussion about his training and competition mentality. This time around Rob and I manage to avoid talking about the Covid-19 pandemic (mostly) and focus on a champions mindset, along with what Josh learned during his time […]

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BTG Episode 30 – Marcos Avellan

Rob and I welcome our first online guest Marcos Avellan to the podcast. Marcos is my older brother, and we go over a variety of subjects, from making good use of the time we have, mental toughness, to how the Coronavirus can actually benefit serious competitors. You can learn more from Marcos Avellan by visiting […]

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BTG Episode 29 – Coronavirus

Being inundated with coronavirus news, Rob and I talk at length about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is effecting the world and the martial arts community. We also go on a tangent about truth, authority figures, and lies of omission. Subscribe: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-the-guard-podcast/id1474481692Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ie43ixizbjqp26x4aws6tpkd2y4PodBean: https://breakingtheguard.podbean.comSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1zfWaShBaVYFtT92kS86KIYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/breakingtheguard Follow us:Facebook: https://Facebook.com/BreakingTheGuardInstagram: https://Instagram.com/BreakingTheGuardTwitter: https://Twitter.com/BreakingGuardSnapchat: @BreakingGuardTag us on Social Media with #BreakingTheGuard

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BTG Episode 28 – Tag Team Sumo Wrestling

Robert returns from Miami off a major coaching win at Substars with Fellipe Andrew scoring another submission win against Patrick Gaudio and speaks about the particular way Andrew uses the foot lock. He also talks about how entertaining the sumo wrestling was, which brings about a conversation on how diversified grappling styles are being used […]

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