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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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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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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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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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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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BTG Episode 22 – UFC Biz, Tag Teams, Ancient Wisdom

Back from the Holiday Break, Rob and Dave start off by catching up with each other, then discuss the upcoming UFC fight between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone, followed by the recently announced tag team match between Craig Jones, Nick Rodriguez, Vinny Magalhaes, and Kyle Boehm. They then go on various tangents talking about ancient societies, forgotten knowledge, importance of […]

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