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BTG Episode 38 – Tom DeBlass

Rob and I bring in 3xADCC North American Champion, UFC veteran, Bellator veteran, coach, motivator, and savage Tom DeBlass. The conversation starts with a strong part of Tom’s principles, loyalty. We then move on into his recent signing with OneFC, and why he made that move, discussing major differences in the philosophies between western promotions […]

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I did my first MMA sparring session in 3 years…

#TrueTalkTuesdays 88 After about 8 months of not doing martial arts at all, I finally got in a session on Friday. I was expecting a grappling class, but it turns out it was a MMA sparring class. It has been over 3 years since I had done MMA sparring, but I figured, what better way […]

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How to Make Your Own Massage Gun

I have posted several times about how I have a bunch of recovery tools I use, and I have made mention that I use a percussion, jigsaw massager, or massage gun several times. But rather than buy a name brand massage gun, which are marked up quite high, I just assembled my own. It doesn’t […]

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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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The Return of Mike Tyson

#TrueTalkTuesdays 87 There are few fighters on the planet that strike the fear and admiration that Mike Tyson does. He definitely has “it” – that intangible star power that attracts people far and wide to witness the spectacle that is Iron Mike. Even to this day he has it – and the rumors seem to […]

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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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Is your Martial Arts Academy a Cult?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 86 cult /kəlt/ (noun) a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object. a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister. a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing. These are the definitions that Google give […]

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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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The Retirement Gambit

#TrueTalkTuesdays 85 There are spoilers for UFC 249 from this past weekend, so if you don’t want the results spoiled, stop reading. One of the draws for UFC 249 was Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz. Your have CCC on one side, versus the first Bantamweight champion in UFC history. Say what you will about the […]

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Are Robotic Massages better than Human Massages?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 84 I have been without a masseuse for months now, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But in its place, I have been using a mix of robotic massage tools, from my massage chair, percussion massager, and my compression sleeves. So do these tools work better than a real massage therapist? It depends. The first […]

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