Ariel “Tarzan” Sexton joins the show to talk about the BJJ scene in Costa Rica, his MMA career, sports psychology, meditation and the reverse triangle. He also talks about street fights in Canada, laxative pranks, Australian accents and bad vegetables. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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SHOW NOTES:

  • Origins
  • The BJJ scene in Costa Rica
  • Finding BJJ and his early martial arts experience
  • How break dancing helped him on the mats
  • The development of his style
  • Influencers in his journey
  • Why he loves Team Renzo
  • Cross training
  • His grappling competition experience
  • How he got his nickname
  • Pursuing MMA
  • How MMA impacted his BJJ
  • Fighting on the feet and timing clinches
  • Drilling transitions
  • Sports psychology
  • The Pummel
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Cardio
  • Tough lessons from the fight business
  • Life lessons from fighting
  • Things he’s working to improve upon on the mats
  • The reverse triangle
  • Why he loves teaching
  • His future after fighting
  • 2021 goals
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