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Episode 380: Oliver Taza

Oliver Taza joins the show to talk about technology’s role in the rising level of BJJ, Kinesiology and rehab, overcoming his recent ACL injury and using leg locks to open up other attacks. The also talks about patience and his fast rise in the ranks

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Episode 379: Michael Liera Jr

Michael Liera Jr joins the show to talk about the definition of Jiu-Jitsu, finding comfort in suffering and some of the big breakthroughs he had in his journey. He also talks about addressing passivity, and shares his deep hatred for cantaloupe. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 378: Drew Weatherhead returns

Drew Weatherhead returns to talk about his recent promotion to black belt, the business side of the art, mimetic learning and new things coming from BecauseJitsu. He also talks about the ethics of self defense, being a father and omoplatas. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 377: Bruno Bastos

Bruno Bastos joins the show to talk about the early days of his training, the Fadda lineage, self-confidence and learning to compete. He also gives advice for bigger guys and gives technical advice on the Half Guard. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 376: Matheus Nicolau

Matheus Nicolau joins the show to talk about going from soccer to BJJ to MMA. He also discusses ego, plateaus and why he still trains in the gi as an MMA fighter. He also provides excellent technical advice for smaller practitioners!

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Episode 375: Dr. Chris Moriarty

Dr. Chris Moriarty returns to discuss the data from his recent study that focuses on injury rates in Jiu-Jitsu. He also takes questions from listeners and we have a serious discussion about chicken tenders and the evils of mayonnaise and ranch dressing. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 374: Dante Leon

Dante Leon joins the show to talk about his beginnings, strength and conditioning for BJJ, the Reverse De La Riva position and discipline vs motivation. He also recaps his match at Kasai Pro against Renato Canuto and talks about elite competition. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 373: Kurt Osiander

After a long hiatus, Kurt is back on the show! He updates us with his situation in this candid episode. Ryan also makes a big announcement about his life. They also talk about Brazil, public nudity, the GOT finale, and Kurt takes questions from listeners. Click “read more” for show notes and listening options

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Episode 372: Alec Baulding

Alec Baulding joins the show to talk about overcoming plateaus, his recent ADCC performance and using competition as a tool for improvement. He also talks about “short guy Jiu-Jitsu” and being more aggressive with the guard. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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Episode 371: Roli Delgado

Roli Delgado joins the show to talk about overcoming fear of failure, the pursuit of vindication, the importance of conditioning and why you need to get tired in training. He also reflects on his MMA career and explains why his primary focus is now BJJ. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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