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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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BTG Episode 21 – Curiosity and Humiliation

Rob and I move to a new studio and talk about UFC 245 main event Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington. We then explore why curiosity is such an important factor in the growth of a person, how the fear of humiliation can prevent growth, how to make someone comfortable opening up, why Rickson Gracie wasn’t chosen for UFC, […]

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BTG Episode 20 – MMA History, Leadership, Honesty

In this fun conversation, Rob and I talk about current events, then move on to leadership, politics, honesty, and MMA history. Some great nuggets of information about understanding gym cultures, and human psychology as well. 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 19 – Athlete Cross Over, Seasonal Training, Sex

Rob and me start off this episode talking about athletes crossing over sports, from MMA to grappling and vice versa, before going over the pitfalls of seasonal training, break down the myth of sex before competition, learning to lose, and BS techniques that we have used. 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 […]

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BTG Podcast 18 – Fortunes, Social Media and Confidence

$100k prizes for grappling? It is now a thing, thanks to the Spyder Jiu-Jitsu Invitational that paid out not one, by two $100k prizes to their tournament winners Levi Jones-Leary and Kaynan Duarte. Robert and David talk about the implications of that, and go on a wide ranging conversation, moving from the rise of Asia […]

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I have BIG news and a lot to be thankful for

Thanksgiving is just a day away, so I want to take some time to reflect back on this year. It has been a great year for me: I have recovered from my knee surgery Got myself into the best shape I have been in many years. I have made many new friends on my retreats, […]

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BTG Podcast 16 – Equality

Should women be paid equally to men? That question and many more are answered by Rob and Dave is they explore the concept of equality versus the demands of society. They also go into our obsession with violence, why most of us are white belts in breathing, importance of bare knuckle training, and why David […]

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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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