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BTG Podcast 15 – BJJ vs Wrestling vs MMA

Rob and Dave go over the recent bout between Demian Maia and Ben Askren in the UFC, and break down the differences between BJJ, Wrestling, and MMA and who represents what. They also go into the reluctance wrestlers have to learning more BJJ, and a bunch of other topics along the way. Unfortunately, we had […]

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BTG Podcast 09 – Diet and Lifestyle

Robert and I go over nutrition, diet, and lifestyle balance in a practical, easy to approach way. Neither of us are nutritionists, but we have done research and have plenty of experience trying various diets. I discuss my diet too, which you can learn more about here: https://davidavellan.com/outline-of-my-diet-plan/ We also go over the proper mindset […]

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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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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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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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Two Chances To Train With Me Coming Up

I have a couple of retreats coming up in the next few months, so if you ever wanted to train with me – this is the best opportunity. Not to mention either trip will make a killer vacation. First up, we have 1 spot left for our 7 Day BJJ Retreat in Costa Rica going […]

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Sneaky Choke from the Arm Bar

Too often people when going for a submission get so focused on facing it that they forget all other options. This happens to me as well and I have some matches that I wish I could have changed gears. A lot of that has to do with training and preparation, and @animalblackbelt shows an alternative solution […]

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Guillotine Offense Defense Drill

While I am itching to get back on the mats, my knee still needs some more time to recover from the ACL surgery. But worry not, I have one of my top black belts Jason Soares showing a drill sequence for Guillotine choke defense. It starts off with a head and arm clinch, using the […]

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Vintage Guard Passing Highlights

Here are some vintage guard passing highlights. It won’t take you long to realize what my favorite guard pass was – the Knee Cut. I can’t remember when I learned it, but I know it was my go to pass when I started competing. I have been able to slice through black belt guards for […]

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