Amanda Leve is a world-class martial artist. She is currently the 6th-Ranked No-Gi Grappling / Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fighter globally (Women's 145 LB+ Division). Furthermore, Leve is also a PFL professional MMA Fighter. ***TIMESTAMPS*** 0:00 - Intro; The Sheik's are big Jiu Jitsu guys; Amanda's dad was crazy for Jiu Jitsu; The discipline MMA & Jiu Jitsu instills; Texas of course says everything goes in MMA; Participation trophy culture; Talking S–t & The Confidence Gene in fighters 25:50 - Amanda talks about her famous recent takedown of 270 pounder, Gabi Garcia; recapping the Pre-fight press conference with Gabi; Drug testing; How good is USADA these days?; How fast did Gabi realize she was bread in a toaster?; Talking weight differences and the Logan Paul Floyd Mayweather example in boxing; Biggest MMA bases around the world; UFC, Bellator, & PFL Promotions 49:00 - Society has gone soft; Why Amanda thinks kids should be allowed to fight; Safety Culture and its damage on kids; The Pandemic's effect on kids and schools; Amanda talks about Malcolm Gladwell's theory on the Chinese numerical system (Outliers); Environments mold people 1:06:52 - Amanda & Julian talk about their alcohol of choice; Rising Sommeliers and their desire to change the “class culture” around wine (“Dining With Skyler” & Skyler Bouchard Oppenheim's fight against wine snobbery) 1:14:42 - Amanda often thinks about the normal world pre-Pandemic; Why Amanda hates social media's hold on society; Amanda loves all conspiracies; Oliver Stone's new JFK Documentary; Julian tells a story about JFK's assassination that he heard from a guy who knew a guy who knew a guy so it's probably not reliable; China and the CCP's regime; The state of America's school system; Mixing the positives of opposite ideologies to fix poverty; The applicability of school curriculums 1:42:42 - Amanda and Julian talk history; WWII & The Holocaust; The Terrifying Quick rise of Hitler in Germany and why it happened; Amanda talks about visiting the Holocaust Museum; How vulnerable is society to falling for an authoritarian regime with psycho beliefs?; Amanda has never watched Inglourious Basterds and that is incredibly disappointing to hear; Hitler conspiracies and the ratlines; Why people can't exist without war 1:59:58 - The stress level of being a spy; Julian does a Departed impression; Amanda tells a story about the British tricking the Germans in WWII; BS meters and conspiracies; Amanda and Julian discuss propaganda; Julian gives a wild theory on the repetition of a specific word in the media over the past couple months; Politicians today vs. a decade ago; The desperation that has formed across society over the past 15-20 years 2:17:58 - Back to JFK for a minute (CIA & The Mafia); The Vatican Documents; The UFO Docs; Julian's friend Alessi's work producing James Fox's upcoming UFO documentary; Amanda discusses the Egyptians, the pyramids, and the aliens who built them; Julian wants to go back in time to have a chat with the Jesus guy and see what's what; Dinosaurs and Hippos; True Crime and Serial Killer obsession in modern culture 2:35:22 - Amanda talks about why fighting is like a drug; When the fear leaves Amanda's system; Amanda talks about why preparation is the most important thing for a fighter; Amanda's mindset coach; The weight cutting process 2:56:40 - How Amanda diagrammed Gabi Garcia's strategy; Julian and Amanda discuss the he similarities between Jiu Jitsu and how Lions hunt Giraffes; why Kobe Bryant studied Great White Sharks; How do people not drink water?; Dealing with hangovers; Amanda's upcoming fight schedule ~ YouTube EPISODES & CLIPS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0A-v_DL-h76F75xik8h03Q ~ PRIVADO VPN FOR $4.99/Month: https://privadovpn.com/trendifier/#a_aid=Julian Get $100 Off The Eight Sleep Pod Pro Mattress / Mattress Cover: https://eight-sleep.ioym.net/trendifier Julian's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julianddorey ~ Beat provided by: https://freebeats.io Music Produced by White Hot
On this episode I was joined by Friend, MMA Fighter, Actor and All around legend, Louis Bricusse I first met Louis at BJJ Summer camp a few years ago since following his journey and keeping up to date with his progression it was so much fun picking his brain and finding out more about him and much more! Social Media: Instagram: Louisbricusse - Fisticuffs_Podcast Facebook: Fisticuffs_Podcast Twitter: @Fisticuffs_Pod Youtube: Fisticuffs Our Sponsors: The English Hypnotist www.theenglishhypnotist.com linktr.ee/Fisticuffs
Today we sit down with Mike Dolce, a professional weight management coach and UFC trainer with over 20 years of experience helping thousands of pro athletes as well as ordinary people hit their weight loss goals. 0:00- Intro 0:20- Intro to Mike Dolce 4:00- Evidence based fitness industry 4:55- Mike's disputes with Layne Norton 10:30- Mike's opinion on artificial sweeteners 16:30- More on Mike's methods 20:30- Stan Efferding / Vertical Diet 23:00- Jon Jones 26:00- Who is the greatest MMA fighter ever? 29:00- Chael P Sonnen 33:00- GSP vs Khabib 34:00- Conor McGregor 38:30- How Mike track's client's results 47:40- Athletes who don't follow a healthy lifestyle 51:30- Where to find Mike DolceMike's Website: https://thedolcediet.com/Mike's IG: https://www.instagram.com/thedolcediet/Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DaveMaconi Smile Fund: https://secure.operationsmile.org/sit...
He was a champion MMA Fighter - but gave it all up to help dig water wells in Africa for the poorest if the poor. Justin Wren is this week's guest on Amazing Americans. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Belico drops by this week and we could NOT be more excited to finally get the chance to chop it up with him! From Venezuela and with Peruvian roots as well, we get a chance to talk to Edir about what it means to hold that flag up at the end of each of his fights. We talk to him about when he started in Venezuela and how his first love was baseball before Karate became an integral part of his day to day lifestyle. We talk about the big move to Miami and going to MMA Masters, we get into his last fight and the PHENOMENAL performance it was. All this and SO much more! Truly an episode you DO NOT WANT TO MISS. All this and so much more on this week's episode of Midnight in Miami!
I had a really fun time chatting with Amateur MMA fighter Theodore Savitt – an individual who embodies the blue collar, nose to the grindstone type of lifestyle – who is focused on his goal of becoming a successful professional Mixed Martial Artist. There are a sea of fighters who say what Theodore Savitt is saying, but there are only a few that are willing to walk through the fire to achieve greatness and I believe Theodore will be one of those great individuals! Follow Theodore on IG: https://www.instagram.com/theodoresavitt99/
#XFC #XFCYoungGuns #MMA It's the return of the BOSS ! We are joined tonight by our buddy Kenny The Boss Cross before his return to the Cage December 10th in the main event of XFC Young Guns 4 on Fox Sports ! We'll talk about his recovery from a torn achilles tendon without surgery and his mindset on a return to the cage in less than a year . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Literally the most real conversation and stories I've had on TSP, we discuss the vast range of experiences Ariel has had thus far in her life: 2:14 getting expelled her freshman year of college and her next years of college softball 6:49 her diagnosis of Huntington's Disease and changing the story she tells about it 15:20 preparing for her first MMA fight for over 2 years and the day of the fight 25:21 , 31:49 how all the above experiences affect her coaching, interactions, and relationships with her athletes 36:39 each evolution of herself and reflecting on her journey to realize the influences time and change has Instagram: @ayefrantz26
In this episode I talk with @athena_martinezz about How did she get into martial - her Italian, brasilian and Australian culture - how does she train and eat - the lmpact of martial arts on her - tips and advices for people And also how overcome obstacles. Follow me on Instagram:https://instagram.com/taekwondoartistnew?utm_medium=copy_link Follow Athena:https://instagram.com/athena_martinezz?utm_medium=copy_link check out all her links:https://linktr.ee/Athenamartinez
The Honeybadger drops by this week and we talk ONE CHAMPIONSHIP, UFC, MMA, THAILAND AND SO MUCH MORE! Emilio is a current fighter for One Championship and we get into what it truly means to give it your all. What lead Emilio to make such a DRASTIC move to THAILAND without ever even going there to visit first! What was his experience at Tiger Muay Thai like? What was his debut in the cage like from the point of view of the person stepping inside it? We've all recently seen Emilio's foray into comedy and we even get to talk about what it's like "being a white belt again" and all the lessons that come from getting on stage! We even answer some fan questions YOU sent in! Truly an episode you DO NOT WANT TO MISS. All this and so much more on this week's episode of Midnight in Miami!
We Got 508's Own @boogz508 Lionel “Boogz” Young!!!! Boogz Made His Presence Known @cagetitans 50 and He's Only Just Begun As He Takes On Joe “The Party” Penafiel In 2022 So Be On The Lookout!!!! Also Check Out @sinista1 & #sinista1productions “The Booth” Tuesdays @7pm #lionelyoung #boogz #flyweight #135 #mma #cagetitans #joepenafiel #theparty #shitsgoingdown #thebooth #yeaaaaitsthebooth #mattiecssportsforyouandme #mattiecssports4youandme #whoobazoo
Welcome to the Loyal to The Soil Podcast where 3 best friends explore common interests, current events, and pop culture along with content creators across all platforms. In this episode, the boys dive deep with Special Guest MMA Fighter Brandon Ahrndt to talk about his experience knocking someone out, finding your passion, and the best cheat meals after a fight. Guest Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/brandonahrndt_mma/ https://twitter.com/ahrndt_7 Official IG: https://www.instagram.com/loyaltothesoilpodcast/ Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/Loyaltothe_Soil Official TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@loyaltothesoilpodcast?lang=en Official Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VdlDZxBGFw Catch us on Youtube for the Video Exclusive: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1TtVFSE8EkIBZTQsE8BqhQ Catch Host Isaiah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thankstokdot Catch Host Isaiah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thankstokdot/ Catch Co-Host Santos on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Alexxsantoss_ Catch Co-Host Santos on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/alexxsantoss_/ Catch Co-Host Mikel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/morrochonito Catch Co-Host Mikel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikel_mondr... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/isaiah-holguin1/support
In a sit down interview just a few days before his Bellator 272 MMA debut (Dec. 3rd, Mohegan Sun), the amazingly talented and humble Mixed Martial Artist Justin Montalvo expresses his mindset before a big fight, staying sharp in between fights, having a strong support system and much more! Buy Tickets for Bellator 272 HERE: https://www.bellator.com/event
Every year, there has to be a Fighter Of The Year in MMA, and in the first step in a continued project to document MMA History, we travel down nearly 30 years of Memory Lane to discover who the Fighter Of The Year is from 1993 to 2021. https://www.mediafire.com/file/traddt7e4s2c6wa/FOTYDecades.mp3
This week, Aarav and Arsh discuss the MLB Awards, make their two picks each for Fantasy Football Must-Starts in Week 11 (Two Brothers - Two Picks), and interview former Wrestler, MMA Fighter, and 4-time World Champ, Joe Warren!Chapters:0:00 Introduction0:48 MLB Awards10:15 Two Brothers - Two Picks14:53 Interview with Joe Warren Be sure to check us out on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7PxPcRqG3rv6gPMBaSBOUwSupport the show (https://www.twobrothersandtheirsports.com)
Hannah Wagstaff is a 14-year-old MMA Fighter with a professional record of 3-1. She is also a white belt in Jiu-Jitsu and a balanced fighter with a great ground game, while still holding her own when she is standing. In this episode Hannah and her father, Chris, talk about how she got started in MMA, what the process has been like, and how it turned into a passion that her entire family supports and has a role in. They also talk about an opportunity she had to travel to Bulgaria to compete in the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation where she took the Gold Medal.They also talk about what it is like to compete and training as a professional fighter while balancing life. A rising star in the MMA community that has been recognized by many. She is humble and focused on representing her family and the United States! Find Chris and Hannah: Hannah Instagram Hannah Facebook Chris Wagstaff on Facebook Hannah on linktr.eeHannah Fight Stats on SmoothComp Hannah Wagstaff interview on Wombat Sports If you enjoyed this episode of Always in Pursuit, please share with a couple of your friends and leave us a review on whatever platform you use. Also find out more about AIP and the team at www.alwaysinpursuit.org. Thank you for tuning in to the show!Check out our amazing Sponsors Adyton PBC and Learn more about MUSTR app which is streamlining systems for leaders across the Department of Defense!
Ep. 253 featured Kailey Frank who is based out of the Dog Pound Fight Team in Montana. She is tough as nails and already plans on making the walk the octagon in the UFC! Great Show! Check it out! Key Discussion Points: Training with the big heavy dudes The plan to go pro Who pushes her the hardest to be better Kailey photo credit to Mike Banzet – Quick shoutout to our Platinum sponsors for this show: Tranquil Turtle Massage – We are also proudly sponsored by: Tigatu (use code “TopRatedMMA” for 10% off) Combat Flags – Flag Backdrop INTERESTED IN BEING A SPONSOR OF OUR SHOW? DM US FOR MORE INFO. – Be sure to LIKE / FOLLOW Kailey Frank – Instagram – Thanks for watching! Check out another playlist on my channel: The Erik Allen Show Podcasts Featuring Erik Allen Voice Over Work Product Reviews Fun – SUBSCRIBE to and REVIEW Erik's podcast: TOP RATED MMA SHOW: iTunes Spotify Sticher – FREE Resources to help you HERE --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/topratedmma/support
The Snowdens have an argument, divorce, reconcile, talk about celebrity hall passes, AEW Full Gear and answer about a million of your questions. AEW Full Gear, an AEW Argument, What the Hell is With WWE? Is MJF Actually Good? Shooters, Favorite MMA Fighters, Eddie Kingston vs. CM Punk, Okada and the Fake Kenny in New Japan, Celebrity Hall Passes and MORE!
In today's episode, I bring on current professional MMA FIghter Alex Poinar. Alex, an Ohio native and currently residing and training in LAs Vegas, is 2 fights away from being in the UFC. I brought him on today to discuss: - Mindset around training - tips for calming nerves and anxious thoughts - Trusting the process and having faith- The importance of your inner circle Connect with Alex To shop AB Calisthenics Apparel, grab some new bomb workout activewear and support Everett and his family! (also 15% off)To apply for 1-1 Online Coaching Join our free weekly newsletter for exclusive content and reminders you didn't know you needed!
Plumbers raking it in on "Brown Friday"!!! Perfectly reasonable movie sequels!!! Lakey hates putting wooden sporks in his mouth!!! MMA Fighter has testicle amputated!!! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hey Guys! Hope you guys had an amazing weekend? Here is another amazing conversation I had with our special guest Kakaya. Todays topic is one of my favorite lifes quotes " It's not over until I win ". In life we are all fighting battles and no matter how much you feel you have lost, the truth is until is over until you give up. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Key Discussion Points: Having around 20 surgeries in his life Bleeding all over after Jumping into Jiu jitsu before healing fully from a hernia repair surgery Training at Trevor Prangley's AKA with warriors like Jamal Davis, Jordan Currie, & Cameron Robinett The biggest inspiration for him The meaning behind “Reckless” - Quick shoutout to our Platinum sponsors for this show: Tranquil Turtle Massage Komeet X9 E-Scoooter - We are also proudly sponsored by: Tigatu (use code "TopRatedMMA" for 10% off) Combat Flags - Flag Backdrop INTERESTED IN BEING A SPONSOR OF OUR SHOW? DM US FOR MORE INFO. - Be sure to LIKE / FOLLOW Owen Robinett - Instagram - Check out King Of The Cage - Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Website - Thanks for watching! Check out another playlist on my channel: The Erik Allen Show Podcasts Featuring Erik Allen Voice Over Work Product Reviews Fun - SUBSCRIBE to and REVIEW Erik's podcast: TOP RATED MMA SHOW: iTunes Spotify Sticher - FREE Resources to help you HERE --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/topratedmma/support
Ryan MacDonald is an MMA fighter and UFC veteran with a professional record of 11-2. He is also the owner and coach of 6910N1 MMA & Fitness in his hometown of North Platte, Nebraska. Ryan is coming off an impressive finish last week at Art of Scrap 3 against fellow UFC veteran Willie Gates. Ryan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mainevent_mac Ryan on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/maineventssb 6910N1 MMA & Fitness: https://waysofharmony.wixsite.com/6910n1mma –––– Support the podcast and join the Honest Offense community at https://honestoffense.locals.com Other ways to support the podcast: https://www.ericcervone.com/support Follow Eric on Twitter and Instagram @ericcervone
Robert Drysdale, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF and ADCC World Champion, MMA Fighter, TEDx Speaker, and owner of Zenith Jiu-Jitsu talks the power of community, competition, and humility.Administrative: (See episode transcript below)Check out the Tools For A Good Life Summit here: Virtually and FOR FREE https://bit.ly/ToolsForAGoodLifeSummitStart podcasting! These are the best mobile mic's for IOS and Android phones. You can literally take them anywhere on the fly.Get the Shure MV88 mobile mic for IOS, https://amzn.to/3z2NrIJGet the Shure MV88+ for mobile mic for Android https://amzn.to/3ly8SNjGet A Course In Miracles Here! https://amzn.to/3hoE7sAAccess my “Insiders Guide to Finding Peace” here: https://belove.media/peaceSee more resources at https://belove.media/resourcesEmail me: firstname.lastname@example.orgFor social Media: https://www.instagram.com/mrmischaz/https://www.facebook.com/MischaZvegintzovSubscribe and share to help spread the love for a better world!As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.Transcript: 0:00:05.9 Mischa Z: Welcome back, everybody, to the Tools For A Good Life Summit. And right now I would like to introduce to you Robert Drysdale, world champion, a BJJ Brazilian jiu-jitsu master. Is "master" an appropriate word or...0:00:25.6 Robert Drysdale: I go by coach or just Rob. I'm very simple.0:00:29.9 Mischa Z: Okay, fantastic.0:00:31.3 Robert Drysdale: No need for a lot of titles, it's all good.0:00:33.4 Mischa Z: I love it. Fantastic. That's one thing that drew me to you for this summit. Real quick, I'm gonna read your bio. Okay?0:00:41.7 Robert Drysdale: Sure.0:00:42.4 Mischa Z: Fantastic. Born in the USA, from a Brazilian mother and American father, and having spent his life between these two countries, Robert Drysdale remains the only American born to have ever won both the IBJJF and ADCC world championships, the two most prestigious tournaments in all of jiu-jitsu. Furthermore, he has also cultivated a career in MMA, both as a fighter and as a coach. The author also holds a bachelor's degree in History, as well as a long-held passion for this discipline. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA. And you are the co-founder of the international team, Zenith Jiu-Jitsu, and you are the father of two girls. So I've got two friends... I'm 53, I have two friends late 40s, and as I was putting together this summit, and really, I think there's so many great modalities out there to help us as we get a little bit older in age, perhaps an existential crisis, whatever it is. But there's all these great modalities, and I think Brazil...0:02:04.5 Mischa Z: Train going by, if you heard that. Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the martial arts, judo, are so powerful. So I've got these two buddies, both who are pushing 50, both who have started Brazilian jiu-jitsu or BJJ, for anyone who's listening and is unfamiliar with that term BJJ, and it's transformed their lives. One's been doing it for about a year and a half, and one's been doing it for about three years, so I was like, "I definitely need to get somebody on the summit who can speak to it, and why not somebody who's been in it his whole life?" And that's how I came to you. I have a couple of questions to start with. First off, can you speak to that just a little bit?0:03:06.5 Robert Drysdale: I think there's a variety of reasons why Brazilian jiu-jitsu is appealing to a whole plethora of people at different walks of life, everything from children, to mothers, to competitive athletes, to dads, to people who've never practiced any sports or they never really felt a calling to martial arts in general, maybe people that think that fighting was despicable, all of a sudden they're madly in love with Brazilian jiu-jitsu. I think there's a variety of things that come into play here, and it helps explain why Brazilian jiu-jitsu is such a worldwide phenom. I think, firstly, it has to do with we like challenges, we like things that are difficult enough for us to be able to overcome them, and I think Brazilian jiu-jitsu is like you're overcoming yourself one day at a time. Think of a video game that you play that you can beat the first time you play it, it's not very challenging, you're probably not gonna play it again. But if it's something that is constantly challenging you, if it's something that's constantly, there's new layer after layer after layer, and you can't defeat it, now you become more challenged by it, and that's what competition is. We are obsessed with competition, we enjoy competition. And competition is good, and there's a healthy way to be competitive, and I think jiu-jitsu is one of the many arenas where you can exercise that healthy competition.0:04:25.3 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:04:26.1 Robert Drysdale: I also think that people have become highly addicted to the endorphins from training, physical endorphins, and they get, some people call it a "runner's high" or whatever high you experience while you're working out, you experience that in jiu-jitsu as well. Granted, and I am biased here, I'm the first one who admit it, jiu-jitsu is chess with your body, it's highly, highly intellectual. It drives me crazy. It's a bit of a peeve of mine when people think of fighters as these brutes that don't know how to think, and that's why they fight. I cannot think of anything more intellectual than fighting, I really can't. It is one of the most extreme displays of human intelligence.0:05:04.7 Mischa Z: Yes, yes.0:05:05.9 Robert Drysdale: It's just that it's not seen that way for a variety of reasons. It's not sold that way, because if you pitch fighting that way, it might be less interesting to show business, but I've known these guys and some of these guys have never read a book in their lives, but they are some of the most intelligent people you've ever met in your life.0:05:21.3 Mischa Z: Yeah, can I say something to that real quick?0:05:23.9 Robert Drysdale: Sure.0:05:24.6 Mischa Z: Sure. So my one buddy, Kevin, he said that, he started a couple of years ago, but he said, initially, it's the physicality of it, but then you realize really quickly, it's the mental game, it's the mental process, it's the strategy, that chess, and the more... If you play chess, for example, the more you know, the more you realize you don't know and you need to know, kind of a thing. Is that a good analogy or...0:05:52.7 Robert Drysdale: It is infinite, it's infinite. We often compare it to chess. And I remember I had a friend of mine in college, back in Brazil, where he was a chess master, highly ranked, and we would argue, we'd always debate which one was more complex, chess or jiu-jitsu, and I'd win every time, 'cause you can't... Because chess is two-dimensional, and it's only got a few pieces, and the pieces only do so many moves. Human movement is three-dimensional, it has infinite movements, infinite movements. You add the emotional stress of fighting, that does... It's very few things in life can replicate that. I imagine war would be something even more stressful. I imagine a real life-threatening situation will be very stressful like that. But fighting is extremely stressful, and you gotta manage it, and it's not... It's the reason why most people are terrified of it, 'cause just the thought of it freaks them out. [chuckle]0:06:44.5 Robert Drysdale: Knowing that it's 7:00 PM on a Saturday, you're gonna have to step into a cage and fight against someone who's been trained their whole life to knock your head off. It's a terrifying thought, and it really is. And I have no issues admitting this, I was terrified every single time I stepped in there. You can't show it.0:07:01.3 Mischa Z: Really?0:07:02.1 Robert Drysdale: Oh, absolutely, absolutely, on the verge of crying, I was so scared. On the verge of crying. Actually, I would hope to get injured like the week of the fight, so I didn't have to fight, 'cause there's a part of me that was hoping I would get injured, so I didn't have to fight. That's how scary... And that's intelligence, that is intelligence. People don't see it, but it's to manage that, it's not for everyone. So, I think that... And then you add the physical element to it, it's extremely physical. They say that wrestling is one of the hardest things you'll do in life, and it's true, like trying to take someone down and then trying to stand back up, and you're holding them down. I think CrossFit is easy, and I'm not trying to discredit anyone, but, physical terms, and you can't compare... And then there's a technical layers to it. It's just layer after layer after layer.0:07:50.7 Mischa Z: Layer after layer.0:07:51.9 Robert Drysdale: 23 years of doing this, and I'm not even scraping the surface.0:07:55.4 Mischa Z: That's incredible.0:07:55.6 Robert Drysdale: And it really is infinite. I really feel like fighting, in general, is not appreciated as something that requires an enormous amount of intelligence and intellect in general. It's just that our definition of intelligence is so narrow, it's so limiting that we don't see it that way, we see two meatheads trying to knock each other out. But there's beauty in that, too, there's value. You're trying to defeat your opponent. It's like looking in through a mirror, you're trying to look through that mirror, trying to move faster than the mirror moves, and I think it's beautiful in many, many different levels. But it's something I think a lot of people miss, they only see a bar fight. I don't see a bar fight, I see a ceremony.0:08:37.2 Mischa Z: Yeah. I wanna speak to two things in that regard, and one is, my buddy, Kevin, I'm gonna drop their names 'cause they're gonna be so excited that they're collaterally involved in this. [laughter] But, Kevin said it's the most rigorous exercise for him, and that it beats the hell out of him, and he loves it. At 50 years old, he's like, "Yeah, it just kicks my ass, and it feels so good," and so there's that physical outlet, which is so powerful, especially as we get older, I think, to keep that movement, and just for longevity. It's so powerful. But my other buddy, Fernando, it transformed his relationships with people, and specifically with his girlfriend that he's been with for a while, and it was... He was talking about how in the judo, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu, how it's very meditative on one hand 'cause your mind has to focus, which is awesome, and then also the patience that it teaches you and the new perspective that it teaches him, and how he was able to bring that out and find patience with a new perspective with his relationships. Can you speak to that a little bit or is that your experience as well or...0:10:03.4 Robert Drysdale: It does help on a personal level, too. There's so many lessons. I often say that every lesson you're gonna learn in life, you're gonna learn it on the mats first. It's just that you may or may not see them, but they're all there. But there's something about... I think especially when it comes to men and women relationships, 'cause we're living in an age where we're taught that everything is exactly the same, and I don't believe that. I think that women expect a certain behavior from a man and vice versa, and I think that's the way nature is. I'm not suggesting there are fixed gender roles, but I think women do like a strong masculine figure. You just talk to them, and they'll tell you, like, "Who are you attracted to?" And they're gonna define what they're attracted to, and it fits a certain profile. There are exceptions; there might be women out there who love men who cry all the time, for example, or who show weakness or can't fix a door or can't open the door for them or can't carry groceries. These things might exist, but I think for the most part, women like a man being a man. And one thing that jiu-jitsu will do for you, or fighting in general, well, I think I'm biased towards jiu-jitsu, and obviously that's my background, but I think any kind of combat will do, is it does give you a certain level of confidence about being... You learn... Because you're gonna lose, you're gonna lose, you're gonna win.0:11:23.8 Robert Drysdale: I think that martial arts combat, the strife, the struggle, is something that, it puts you exactly where you need to be confidence-wise. I'll give you an example. Children that walk into my gym, they have the insecure child, right, the child that can't make eye contact, he's bullied, he's made fun of, he never wins at any sport, so he doesn't try. Parents bring them into jiu-jitsu as a last hope, last resort, "This my child is doomed." And what happens is that child, initially they lose and they lose, but every now then they win, and then they go, "Oh, wow, I didn't know I could do that, I just went around." And then they lose and lose again, and then they win another one. So what it does is as they win, as they lose, it brings their confidence level up to where it should be because they walked in they were very insecure. They're not over-confident because they still lose, but the wins, they teach them that they are more capable than they thought they were.0:12:17.4 Robert Drysdale: And then you get the child who is the bully, you get the child who is the over-confident child, perhaps because he's bigger or he's more confident, and he just walks in and he acts like he's gonna own the room, and then he walks into jiu-jitsu and he gets tapped by the nerdy kid with glasses. He loses a round after round after round to the kid, and now he's shocked, he's shocked that he just lost, like, "I didn't think that was possible." So, two things happen to the bully, he either leaves or he changes. He adapts and he goes, "Wait a second, I'm not as good as I thought I was." So it brings him down from that state of over-confidence, exactly where he's supposed to be, and then the bullied and the bully end up more or less in the same place, exactly as it's supposed to be. And when you find that happy place, you'll see the flaws in yourself, you'll see the weaknesses, but you'll see the strength too, and then you walk away with that, with a certain degree of confidence that I think it is just... Confidence is one of those things, you can't talk it, you can't. You just have to feel it, you have to be it. And jiu-jitsu changes you, it changes you from the inside in a very meaningful way.0:13:20.4 Robert Drysdale: So I think for people that start relating, not just romantically, but business-wise, they see something different. I was a very insecure teenager, very, very terrified of fighting, terrified of talking with a girl, I get very socially awkward, didn't have a whole bunch of friends, but jiu-jitsu changed me to the point where after I stepped into a cage, I'm going, "What's gonna intimidate me now?" I'll be in college, and there'll be an exam and everyone's terrified of it, everyone's worried, I'm like, "This is a piece of paper, people." [laughter] "There's no way that this is gonna scare me." And if you get used to that, having that battle, the win, the lose, and the struggling, that creates, in you, a certain medal that you don't get by talking about it, by reading a self-help book. You don't get it any other way, you have to experience it and that raises your... I think it improves on all your relationships, it makes you better at everything.0:14:19.5 Mischa Z: Yeah, I like it. I was just thinking too, I'm imagining as, at any age, it can be a haven to work out emotions, to work out thoughts, to go to the map, or... Is that a realistic assessment as well? Yeah. Okay.0:14:43.5 Robert Drysdale: Absolutely.0:14:44.1 Mischa Z: What's that?0:14:45.3 Robert Drysdale: No, absolutely, I said.0:14:46.7 Mischa Z: Yeah. Great. I have a question, I'm gonna lay out a scenario for you, and then I'm gonna ask you a question, and I'm looking forward to your answer. Okay?0:14:58.5 Robert Drysdale: Absolutely.0:15:00.5 Mischa Z: Fantastic. Think of life as a three-legged stool of relationships, finances and health, now think of someone who is or was successful and has two of those legs fall out from under them, this could be a combination of divorce, career, upheaval, financial stress, kids acting out or not going the direction that they want, there could be physical health challenges for themselves or for a loved one, maybe a death in the family and continued failed relationships, and to top it off there, pull yourself up from your bootstraps, there're fix it, there're push your way through it methods that served them so well are no longer working, they need new tools. And so for me, and as I was hitting my 40s, there was divorce, career upheaval, and success, and I'm sure you've...0:16:00.4 Mischa Z: Actually I watched your TED Talk, which was amazing, so you can relate. But there's that, there's success as a solution, there's money as a solution, and then, excuse my language, the shit hits the fan, for me it was divorce, career upheaval, failed relationships, both parents died in rapid succession, so it shook my foundations, and I was like, "I need some new tools, I need something more than just... I'm gonna go work more or make more money or... " You know what I mean? So this is my question to you, thinking of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, what are the exact next steps you would offer this person, so they know they are headed in the new right direction, that they will have positive momentum towards getting their life back on track?0:16:56.9 Robert Drysdale: Yeah, you go through cycles in life, I'm not the same me I was 10 years ago, and it's a painful transformation because you change your mind, you change your world view, you change your relationships, your world collapses on you at some point and nothing's working anymore. I've been through that as well. The one thing, and I recommend this. When people ask me, "Is jiu-jitsu healthy?" And I go, "For the body or for the mind?" Very different. [chuckle] It's not healthy on the body I don't, I don't care what people say, yeah, you'll have a good heart rate, your heart will be fine, but there's more to health than just your heart and lungs. But, mentally, it's very healthy. Mentally, it's kept me in a very good place. I've seen it do it to people with PTSD, autism, social anxiety, panic syndrome, double personality disorder, schizophrenia, you name it, people that are suicidal, drug addicts and alcoholics, and it just puts them... Because there's something missing in modern life. If you listen to my TED Talk, I've loved Nietzsche since I was a teenager, and he says that technology, comfort and science were gonna make life easier, but it's also gonna make them unhappier 'cause they're gonna be so comfortable they have nothing to fight for. And once you have nothing to fight for, how can you find happiness? How can you find satisfaction when everything is given to you?0:18:23.5 Robert Drysdale: If I give you a black belt, if I send you a black belt in the mail, how does that make you feel? It doesn't make you feel any better, it doesn't make you feel better about yourself, right? If you earn it, if you put 10 years of your life into something, struggle to achieve it, now it means something that is meaningful in a deeper way. And I think these are the things that martial arts do for you, they make you word hard for everything, and there's value in that, there's a satisfaction to that that you don't find in many other things in life. When you're in there, the lights are off, the sound is off, the world is off, there's no thinking, there's no stress, there's no time for anxiety, to think about your sex life, your romantic life, your financial life, there's someone trying to beat you, there's someone trying to choke you. [laughter] And you have to deal with all that, and it's... It's those two hours you're on the mats, it's peaceful, it's like ultimate form of therapy, these things are missing in human life, this is how we've lived our entire existence, 99% of our existence, we struggled every second of every day. And then you have technology, it comes in and makes life so easy, we're no longer struggling, poor people are obese. It's the first time in history it's ever happened, struggles are no longer the same struggles we had 500 years ago, 1000 years ago, 20,000 years ago.0:19:49.9 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:19:51.6 Robert Drysdale: And I think we're missing that, and I think martial arts is a space where we get to exercise that aspect of human nature that's been set aside. We don't have to work haRobert Drysdale to hunt an animal anymore, we go to Walmart, we buy meat. If you wanna see a beautiful view, you pull up a picture, you don't have to climb a mountain anymore. [chuckle]0:20:11.1 Robert Drysdale: We don't have to climb a mountain. You can buy a photo and frame a beautiful picture in your living room, is that right? Right? [chuckle]0:20:17.6 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:20:18.5 Robert Drysdale: So because of all these things, I think that it's... The lack of struggling is making people less happy. And I think this is one explanation for depression and suicide going through the roof. I'm not saying I have all the answer, I'm not proposing that, but I think that martial arts is an expression of something that is very primal, very human and necessary, like this is how we have lived, this is who we are. And it's a place to exercise all that in a healthy way. So...0:20:46.5 Mischa Z: Okay... Yeah, go on, sorry.0:20:48.9 Robert Drysdale: No. I'm just gonna wrap it up. And to your point, I think that that's... That's why people feel so good in there, that's why your friend feels so good losing, getting... He just got his ass kicked and he loved it. Because he's been taught his whole life that losing is bad, and losing is part of the process. You're gonna lose. The only people who don't lose are the people who don't throw themselves out there. If you don't throw yourselves out there, you're never gonna have a sense of achievement, because you're never gonna achieve anything, right?0:21:17.5 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:21:17.7 Robert Drysdale: Right. So, you just gotta take the good and the bad and you learn how to love both, you learn how to love your losses, too. I'm happy for my losses. Now looking back, every time I lost... At the time I was depressed, I'm like, "Oh, my life is over, I just lost, I've have dedicated a whole year to this com... " But now I look back and I'm so thankful for them. I'm like those made who I am, and I'm happy with who I am. So, it's a very healthy environment.0:21:40.8 Mischa Z: I love it. Let me ask you as well. So, let's say you got a 40, 50-year-old guy or girl, maybe late 30s, somewhere in that range who might feel intimidated or feel like, "I don't know if I could stand and ass kicking day one," or... How would you encourage somebody to get through the door for day one?0:22:07.5 Robert Drysdale: Yeah. I learnt that lesson the hard way as a business owner. It's easy to forget what it was like your first day, because your first day only lasts one day. And then by week three, you're very... It's your second home. But for someone who's just getting started, that first day is the hard one of the hardest days of their life for a lot of people. To just walk in through the door, it terrifies them.0:22:26.8 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:22:27.9 Robert Drysdale: In my gym, we created what we call a 15-day lesson program. There's no actual contact, it's just theory. So, it can be boring for someone who knows how to fight, but for someone who doesn't, it's still a lot of interesting information, where we teach you the basics of the basics. Basically, teaching you how to crawl before you're gonna walk. And new beginners love it, because they're not allowed to train their first 15 days, all they gotta do is... It's just like music theory before I hand the guitar. So, you're not gonna hold on to a guitar before you're done with day 15.0:22:55.6 Mischa Z: Yeah. Yeah.0:22:55.6 Robert Drysdale: You're just gonna be learning the theory of it. But if you don't know anything about music, maybe it's a little boring, you just wanna pick up a guitar, which some people do by day five, they're ready to rock and roll, but we give them the option. And so basically, everyone's gonna evolve at their own pace. It's not a race. It's you are racing against yourself, if there's any race going on. So, you're evolving at your own pace. So we have moms in there who have never done any... That haven't practiced sports since they were children, and they're overweight, and they're un athletic, and they're very insecure, and they're in their 50s, perhaps. And they jump in my class, and I have professional fighters on the mat. So, you'll imagine how they feel about that and... But the way we do it... And I can't speak for every gym, this is how I run my gym.0:23:38.3 Mischa Z: I love it.0:23:39.5 Robert Drysdale: We give them time. This is your pace, you wanna rest, you're rest. You wanna go to the bathroom, go to the bathroom. You wanna sit out, sit out. You wanna watch, you watch. And because you're in an environment... We follow our peers, like what people around us are doing, that's what we wanna do. So, if you see everyone around you and you created a culture where everyone around is competing in a healthy way, and they're trying to win and defeat each other in a healthy way, then you're watching that... And I'm telling you, I don't care if you're a mom, I don't care if you're 60 or 70, I don't care if your knees hurt, you're gonna watch, then you're gonna go, "I wanna be part of that. It looks like those people are having a blast" and they are. And then once you immerse yourself in that culture, and it's okay to lose and no one's gonna make fun of you, because that person just lost the previous round, and it's just part of what we do, that competition, it becomes highly addictive. There's a reason why... I've never seen anyone quit jiu-jitsu, because they didn't like it. I've seen people quit for work reasons, family reasons, health reasons. I've never seen anyone say, "You know what, I rolled around and someone beat me and I hated it." Granted, your first week, you should not get your ass kicked, because it's not for everyone.0:24:46.2 Mischa Z: Right.0:24:47.0 Robert Drysdale: It might be too intimidating. I am advocate of easing people in and let them be comfortable enough with the mats before you start pushing them. And then they're gonna ask to be pushed, even moms do, they want to be pushed.0:25:00.6 Mischa Z: I love that. So we've got day one through 15, learn about it, get comfortable with the environment, super soft entry, and you just see the... How good it is and how vital... I don't know if vital is a good woRobert Drysdale, but I'm sensing that. And so what happens next? Do you have a day 16 to 30 or...0:25:23.0 Robert Drysdale: Well, and then we throw you in the beginners class. So now, you're in a class with the other... So, we have a class before you went to the beginner class, a preparation class, so to speak. Beginner class, you're gonna be there for anywhere between a year to two years, depending on your attendance level. And obviously, how quickly you progress, and people progress at different rates. Like a 22-year-old is gonna progress faster than an eight-year-old or a 65-year-old, for example. Athletic ability does count. So there is some differences. So anywhere between a year and two years, and then we move you to my advanced class. Sorry about that, it's the dog.0:25:58.8 Mischa Z: That's okay. Dog saying hi. [chuckle]0:26:01.8 Robert Drysdale: But then you move into the advanced class where the instruction is gonna be a little more sophisticated, and the class is a little bit long or becomes physically a little bit harder. It's just a more... It's just a little... You just raise the bar for them, and then they're in that class for the rest of their lives.0:26:20.7 Mischa Z: So, beginner, one to two years and then are... So I get the sense, and tell me if this is true, and I'm sure you've seen it, but again, let's say we've got somebody 30, 40, 50 or a mom who's like, "Yeah, I wanna do this." Or a dad or what have you, and... Or you mentioned somebody who's got PTSD. The transformation or the mental freedom starts right away, right? It's not like... Is that an accurate sense that I have like, "Hey, the baby steps just are beautiful." Is that a... Is that...0:27:03.2 Robert Drysdale: You'll get something out of it day one, but it's one of those things the more you do it... Like compare it to music. Your first day with a guitar may not be the most rewarding day, because you can't really play anything.0:27:13.4 Robert Drysdale: Yeah.0:27:13.9 Mischa Z: Alright, but the more... The first time you can hear that sound, or the first chord that you can hear nice and clear, you're gonna go, "Oh, wow, I can do this." Okay. Now, I know what people are doing, I just gotta get better at it." And this practice will... Next thing you know, you can play a whole song.0:27:28.8 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:27:29.4 Robert Drysdale: And it's very similar, but it doesn't end. At the same time, there's no I know or I don't know. It's not binary. It's a spectrum, and it's infinite. 23 years in, my body is destroyed, and I only wish my health were better, so I can keep training and keep improving.0:27:44.1 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:27:45.0 Robert Drysdale: But there's... And it's not an age thing, it's more of a miles thing. It's like a car. It could be 2020 and have 150,000 miles on it.0:27:53.8 Mischa Z: Yes.0:27:54.6 Robert Drysdale: So it's kinda how I'm... At 39, it's kind of how I feel. I got arthritis all over my body, but I mean, it was worth it. I wouldn't go back and change anything.0:28:02.3 Mischa Z: Of course.0:28:03.3 Robert Drysdale: But it's baby steps. You get more out of it the more you do it. It is really is a marathon and it's... Your life will end before the marathon ends.0:28:14.5 Mischa Z: Fantastic. Tell me, off the top of your head, of somebody who's, again, our age, and I'll... I'm a little older than you, so I apologize for saying our age, but sort of a transformation that you've seen from somebody perhaps on the door of suicide, not guaranteeing that someone's gonna have this transformation, but have you seen, literally, people on... Mentally at the bottom and then come through that? Can you walk me through that?0:28:48.1 Robert Drysdale: Yes. We had one veteran, she was an Iraq veteran and... I don't even know what she went through. I was too scared to ask, but she was very traumatized. Her social anxiety was through the roof, she had a dog with her 24/7. I think to make matters worse, she had no family or very little family. She was very distant from her family. She basically had like... She'd be at home all day living off whatever she was getting from her... As a veteran. She was wounded, too, so she had problems moving. She would use a wheelchair, and she didn't get off the wheelchair. But it was a bad scenario, man, it was just awful. And it kind of broke my heart, because you could see she was a very lonely person, and she was really struggling mentally, but she would come to the gym every day.0:29:39.3 Robert Drysdale: She would come to the gym every single day, and I... And she couldn't do much. She was so injured that there was not much she could do, but she was there every day, and you can see her improving, just being on the mats with us, everyone was really nice and patient and understanding. It sort of gave her like a... It gave her a second family, a place... Or a first family perhaps, a place to belong, a place to be, a place to be happy and people would joke around with her. And that's the other thing, marshal arts environment is an environment where people are treated equally, truly, not pretentiously, like truly. If we like you, we make fun of you just like everyone else. It's a brotherhood or a sisterhood, if you will. There's no such thing as, "I have to keep the appearances," and you gotta talk to people." You remove the social mask, like, "Hey, man, I've seen you almost cry from losing. It's okay." It's a very naked kind of relationship.0:30:35.8 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:30:36.2 Robert Drysdale: So it's very honest. It's very honest, and I think people appreciate that. We treated her like she was one of us. She got treated exactly like everyone else. It wasn't like, "Oh, my God, she's a veteran, and she's injured. Let's give her special treatment." It was none of that. There was no special treatment. It was like, "Now you're one of us." Okay, you're on a mat like everyone else. No one went easy on her in the sense where... We respected her disability, but no one is treating her like someone who's handicapped. She got treated like a normal human being, and that's how I think... If someone has a handicap, that's how you treat them, like it's... I've heaRobert Drysdale that the worst thing you can ask a cancer patient is, "How are you doing? How you feeling?" Like a dying cancer patient.0:31:16.6 Robert Drysdale: It's the worst thing you can do, is ask them how they're feeling. Like, why would you do that? Do you think that's gonna make them feel better if it is asked repeated for the 10th time and they feel like shit? They have cancer, they're gonna die, and they know that, how do you think you're helping? If you wanna make... Do something for that person, make them laugh, tease them about the old times or remember something that will happen in... 10 years. "Oh, remember that one time you did... That was retarded." Make fun of them and then make them laugh, and they can make fun of you, and you just treat them equal, treat them like you would treat your best friend. I think that's what people are looking for, and martial... At least, in my environment, I try to cultivate that. I try to be blunt with people and just treat them the way I would wanna be treated. And that involves just more than just being nice to them. It's being truly like a friend, you treat them like a friend. And that means, you normally make fun, you don't feel too sorry for them. Pick your self up. Come on, one more rep, one more rep. Let's go. Now don't be lazy. Get up. Do it again."0:32:20.4 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:32:20.9 Robert Drysdale: You know, and I think that people, they... It's uncomfortable, but people crave that. People need that. You need the push, you... You know what's funny about being a coach that acts that way, is that first they're shocked, like, "How could you talk to me like that?" Or, "How could you make me... " And then eventually, you gain their respect because deep down, that's what they wanted.0:32:42.7 Mischa Z: Yeah, they just wanna be treated... They want that humanness, right? That...0:32:49.1 Robert Drysdale: That involves everything. Humanness involves everything, and that's... It's not just being nice to people, not just being polite or political about it. Humanness involves everything, the pretty and the ugly. It involves, "Hey, argue with me, disagree with me."0:33:02.5 Mischa Z: Yeah. I like that.0:33:03.5 Robert Drysdale: Right, right. It's okay. You can disagree with me.0:33:05.2 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:33:05.5 Robert Drysdale: "Oh, my gosh, someone disagreed with me. I can no longer be your friend." "No, it's okay. We'll grab lunch afterwards, but you're still wrong." You'll call him an idiot, and we'll go grab lunch, grab a beer afterwards, and it's all good.0:33:14.7 Mischa Z: Right.0:33:14.9 Robert Drysdale: But we're so sensitive and...0:33:17.2 Mischa Z: God, we're sensitive. It's insane, man.0:33:19.4 Robert Drysdale: And it's gotten to the point of just ridiculous. This isn't... Where historians will make fun of us in the future, 'cause... Remember those people in the 21st century, right, where you couldn't make fun of each other, because people will get offended. I went to a comedy show the other day, and I can't remember the comedians name, I wish I could, because I would like to give him credit. And he goes, "Comedy is the last bastion of free speech."0:33:41.0 Mischa Z: Oh, really? Yeah.0:33:43.8 Robert Drysdale: I'm like, "Amen." That's the only place that you can actually speak your minds. It's like Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr, they have that privilege to just fire from...0:33:50.6 Mischa Z: Just let it rep. Right?0:33:53.1 Robert Drysdale: Rep and it's comedy, so they can get... If I said it, I'd go to prison. I think martial arts is appealing, because it's kind of like comedy in a way where it's very blunt, very naked, and very real, very human.0:34:06.1 Mischa Z: So did you see this vet, this woman who... And obviously, you got to see a progression and a profound effect, she came out of her shell and... Or tell me more. You got to see some cool results?0:34:20.6 Robert Drysdale: Oh, yeah, absolutely. Next thing you know she's smiling. Next thing you know, she's... It became a ever happy place. I shouldn't have moved, so we don't have her any more, but she... There was a progression there in terms of helping her, happiness, and she couldn't do much jiu-jitsu because of her disability. There really wasn't much she could do, but she just loved being with us and doing her best to do the moves, and we would push her and... We worked around her engines. We have another lady, she's close to 60 now, and she can barely... She's all beat up, but she's on the mat almost every day, and everyone's patient with her, but we push her still.0:34:54.5 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:34:54.7 Robert Drysdale: Whenever she goes on her knees, I'm like, "No no no, off your knees, off your knees, push ups. On your toes." And people are like, "Oh, you're making me uncomfortable." But then they're like, "You know, I'm glad coach did that, because that's what I really wanted." We've had alcoholism, and people that struggle with that. And they come to the gym every day. It's like their therapy. I don't think they go to AA anymore. As long as they're on the mats every day, it kind of gives them the strength to fight that addiction.0:35:21.0 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:35:22.2 Robert Drysdale: And we don't talk about it... Yeah.0:35:23.7 Mischa Z: Honestly, I think atheist or agnostic or not, or whatever, but I mean, it clearly it's, if you want to believe this or take it that far, it's gotta be providing a connection to a source or God or call it whatever you want. Like, it's gotta be tapping into something that... Into that, yeah?0:35:43.2 Robert Drysdale: There are corners of human nature that we don't always tap into. You don't tap into that unless you have a very strong sense of community, right? And for some people, that's God; for some people, that's just spiritual; for some people, that's just... I mean, call it what you will, but it's... There are feelings that we need to experience as humans that are very rich. We don't call them rich, because they're free. But just because they're free doesn't mean everyone has them.0:36:08.4 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:36:08.6 Robert Drysdale: But I think we need that. Some of my best moments in life, looking back, were not me on the podium with the gold medal around my neck. They were me on the mats making... With my friends after the practice, we're all covered in sweat, and we just tried to kill... We were trying to kill each other five minutes ago, but now we're laughing in front of each other and exchanging information and teaching each other the moves or... There's a sense of community that you get from that brotherhood that is very unique. I've heard this from soldiers, veterans, they come back from wars, and they go, "Rob, I don't believe in the war, but I feel like I have to go back because my brothers are there." So they go back more for that brotherhood than they do because of the cause. They don't believe in it anymore, but if my friends are there, I have to be there for them.0:36:54.6 Mischa Z: That's supporting them.0:36:55.0 Robert Drysdale: They probably miss that bond that they've created being in that... Struggling, the situation of struggle for as long as they have. You're risking your life every day, and there's someone there that is willing to take a bullet for you.0:37:07.3 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:37:07.8 Robert Drysdale: That's a very unique bond. And I've never been to war, but the mats are that on a smaller scale, but I know how that feels. I have friends that I know they would take a bullet for me, and I'll take a bullet for them.0:37:19.5 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:37:20.4 Robert Drysdale: And that's... These are the kind of people... It's a kind of friendship you don't dissolve very easily. And it's funny, because if you saw us training, you would think that we hated each other.0:37:27.2 Mischa Z: Yeah. Yeah, I love that aspect of it, that community, that friendship, that connection, that's so powerful. And I think as we get more into the tech as a world, as a society, those... That community is splintering, and it's become illusory or there's that... The connection through the phone or through that swipe or whatever is not perhaps enough, and I love... Go ahead.0:37:56.9 Robert Drysdale: No, I just want to capitalize on it, 'cause I think social media is a huge problem. I think it's... It is the reason why suicide and anxiety are going through the roof. There's no real connection anymore, and we think it is. And it is addictive. I spend six hours a day on my phone. I'm not saying I'm not part of... I'm telling you, I'm the part of the problem, but I see what it does to you. You become highly addicted. And the worst part is that, not only are you not creating those bonds, but you become dependent on it for an approval to feel good about yourself, right?0:38:26.3 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:38:27.1 Robert Drysdale: It's what the world... The world sets my value. No longer, I don't set my own value, the world sets my value. And that's a... And there's no way that wouldn't lead to a sad life.0:38:37.5 Mischa Z: Yeah, yeah. I tell you what, I think this is a good place to end. I have a list of amazing questions that I would just want to say that we didn't touch on this much, because I really wanted to offer everybody some, some... The hope or, that tool of what you offer, that Brazilian jiu-jitsu, that strength of mind, resolve, the mental, the community is just so powerful, and it's out there. And obviously, it's growing like mad, so... But I think... You've traveled the world, anybody can watch your TED talk, and they'll get a... They'll get an inkling of sort of your emotional experience with Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which I believe for you is, on one hand was this blessing, but on the other hand is the curse, right?0:39:31.2 Mischa Z: There's that duality, and it almost kills you, but at the same time, it's your your source. So in the bonus round, we're gonna get into that. I've got some awesome, amazing questions. Perhaps we can get into some of your exploits. I'm excited to talk family with you in round two and some other super fun stuff. So anybody listening, if you've enjoyed Robert and his insights, there's going to be a lot more in our bonus session, so click on the VIP access. And Robert also does, does... Obviously, you have studios, you do retreats, but Robert is gonna offer up some amazing bonuses where perhaps you can join Robert in the fray, literally. So we have that to look forward to. And then where... You can always find Robert at robertdrysdale.net, and a Google search, you can see his TED Talk. And then I'm just going to your site, zenithbjj.com. You can find Robert and all your fun stuff there. You've got a YouTube channel. Any final thoughts to share that we did not get a chance to cover in this first round, Robert?0:40:54.9 Robert Drysdale: No, man. That was just... That's about it. I think the mats are for everyone. There's no such thing as... And if it's not the mats, it's some other competitive endeavor. You have to find that. You need that place to manifest that other side of you. If you don't have that, you need to find it, your life will be more complete.0:41:13.6 Mischa Z: Yeah. Fantastic. Thank you so much. This has been amazing and... Yeah, I love your insights. So stay tuned for round two. Click on the VIP, all access pass.
For episode 5 of Season 6 Robert is joined by MMA Fighter and Head Coach of Original Grappler Training Center, Georgi Karakhanyan. Known for his Carnivore Diet, Georgi sheds light on his diet and the benefits of eating meat and avoiding junkfood. From clarity of mind, to purpose and vision, Georgi finds this diet helps him tremendously in his fitness, both mentally and physically. Find Georgi: https://www.instagram.com/georgimma Sponsored by Element Kombucha (Use Code 'RPG11' To Save 11% At Checkout) https://elementkombucha.com/ Visit our Shop: https://SheathUnderwear.com Use code 'RPG' for 20% off storewide
On this week's episode, we throw it back to when UFC Fighter Tanner Boser speaks on the decisions he made regarding what he would do if MMA never worked out for him as a career, the sacrifices he has made and the constant feeling of not knowing what the future would hold. To listen to the full episode check out our Season 2 Opener https://open.spotify.com/episode/0Kyzc8DjYhfOIGblchS1eS?si=nyuYgqKrTnOYrqi1SEleig
Welcome to the Green Rush, a KCSA Strategic Communications Production, and a weekly conversation hosted by Anne Donohoe and Nick Opich. Each episode we talk with the most interesting, influential, people in cannabis and psychedelic industries. This week our old friend Lewis Goldberg is filling in as host for a conversation with Elias “The Spartan” Theodorou, a top-ranked middleweight fighter in the UFC and a committed advocate to fighting the stigma of medical cannabis in athletics. In a monumental decision back in January 2020, Elias became the first professional athlete to receive a Therapeutic Use Exemption for medical cannabis. Lewis discussed that process with Elias, how he uses cannabis in his training and recovery and what he believes needs to change about the relationship between sports leagues and cannabis. In the conversation, Elias also touches on his work with New World, an augmented reality art-focused NFT company that allows creators, musicians, and celebrities to have access to an NFT distribution canvas to create and sell digital art. Elias touches on how the NFT market can be used to raise awareness and promote advocacy. So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Elias “The Spartan” Theodorou. Links and mentions in the show Details on being awarded TUE https://www.eliastheodorou.com/New World: http://newworldinc.io/ Links to the guest's company and social media accounts Elias' Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eliastheodorou Elias' Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eliasthespartan/ Elias' Twitter: https://twitter.com/EliasTheodorou Show Credits: This episode was hosted by Lewis Goldberg of KCSA Strategic Communications. Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther. You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing email@example.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels: Twitter: @The_GreenRush Instagram: @thegreenrush_podcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thegreenrushpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRushPodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true
#LFA #LFA116 #ProWrestling Tonight we a rejoined by Josh Fremd fresh of his big Win at LFA 116 for the Legacy Fighting Alliance on UFC Fight Pass ! We will also talk about #UFCVegas41 and all the Controversy #Fedor and his big return for Bellator #Smackdown and Brock Lesnar's Suspension and MORE ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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The #9 ranked fighter in the Featherweight Division, Dan Ige, joins the Performance Edition of the Thorne Podcast to answer audience questions and shares how he shapes his champion mindset. During this episode you'll learn about: Latest on Dan Ige [0:47] Being a new dad [1:02] Dan's journey to the UFC [1:46] Growing up in Hawaii [1:58] Wrestling to MMA [2:35] Hawaiian MMA traditions [4:02] Managing the mental demands of sport [6:34] “Creating a new map” [7:55] Balancing fatherhood and being a fighter [9:40] Dan's training and recovery with Thorne and the UFC Performance Institute [11:49] How Dan manages his nutrition and training habits [13:59] Questions from the community [16:45] Half guard vs. full guard in MMA [16:47] What career would you have chosen if you never pursued fighting? [17:51] Dynamite Dan to 50k nickname [18:27] What do you do for fun when not training? [20:28] Where would you hold your dream event and who would you fight? [22:07] How much pride do you take in never having been knocked out? [23:09] What would your dream fantasy UFC matchup be? [24:21] What's the best advice you've received in your career? And best advice you have for aspiring athletes? [25:12] Dan's playlist while training [27:03] Resources to topics mentioned in this episode: How to Train Like UFC Fighter Marlon “Magic” Moraes 5 Quarantine Health Tips from UFC Performance Institute Episode 24: UFC's Anthony Smith on Training and Nutrition | PE Edition Thorne NSF Certified for Sport® Quiz Subscribe To More Content Make sure to never miss an episode by subscribing to the show on your podcast app. You can also learn more about what we talked about by visiting Thorne.com and checking out the latest news, videos, and stories on Thorne's Take 5 Daily blog. * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Due to a family emergency, we've passed on recording an episode this week. Instead, we have a repost of our Greatest Fighter Ever episode from 2018. Who is the Pound For Pound Greatest MMA Fighter Of All Time? In order to solve this intricate puzzle, we've seeded the Top 16 fighters and held a single elimination tournament to decide the G.O.A.T. Is it Jon Jones? Fedor Emelianenko? Georges St-Pierre? Anderson Silva? Jose Aldo? Demetrious Johnson? Conor McGregor? Daniel Cormier? By the end of this week's episode (and after a whole lot of arguing), we'll have it all figured out. Hopefully we'll be back next week to recap UFC 267, and preview UFC 268. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
Instantly recognised in prison, Big Brother winner Alex Reid uses wit and wisdom to deflect threats, ranging from brawling travellers to hungry rats and cockroaches. Upon release, he is reunited with his wife and baby daughter.
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In this BONUS episode of The STRONG Life Podcast I chat with Marty Gallagher, Jim Steel and JP Brice of https://IronCompany.com We discuss the development of Sustained Strength / Strength Endurance. We chat on how to apply this style of training to: - High School Athletes - Special Forces Operators - I outline the training session we did with our Tier 1 Operators - Training lessons from wrestlers in Dagestan, Russia and Chechnya - The mountain training of UFC Champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov Great times as always chatting with Marty and his crew. Resources Mentioned: - Marty's Book, The Purposeful Primitive - Encyclopedia of Underground Strength - Zach's Uncensored Newsletter & FREE Training Courses at http://ZachStrength.com The STRONG Life Podcast is brought to you by https://Sorinex.com
I was lucky enough to sit down with a professional fighter, we talk games and MMA Fighting. Come listen to our conversation as he talks about what he goes through. Starring Mike Albertin, and Nick Overblood Martino. Nick's Website - https://combatperformancehvl.com A Gamer Looks at 40 - https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1426576.rss Bulby - https://youtube.com/c/Bulby Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/GamesMyMomFound Follow us on Facebook. Twitter - @Mom_Found Instagram - gamesmymomfound_ YouTube - https://youtube.com/c/GamesMyMomFoundPodcast
(1:41) - Hello, Layup Line, eBay Opportunities and Runaway Dogs. (11:14) - MNF Recap, Lamar's Excellence, MVP Talk and Carson Wentz Can't Catch a Break. (19:57) - Chris and Dr. Fax Talk Jon Gruden's Emails and Impact on Raiders and the NFL. (37:03) - Keyshawn Johnson Talks Gruden's Resignation, Personal History with Gruden, Outlook for Raiders and Keyshawn's Book "The Forgotten First: Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley, Bill Willis, and the Breaking of the NFL Color Barrier." (1:00:34) - Justin Wren on MMA Career, Living in the Congo Among the Mbuti Pygmy Tribe, Climbing Kilimanjaro, Providing Clean Water in Africa and Starting a Podcast. Green Light Spotify Music: https://open.spotify.com/user/951jyryv2nu6l4iqz9p81him9?si=17c560d10ff04a9b Spotify Layup Line: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1olmCMKGMEyWwOKaT1Aah3?si=675d445ddb824c42 Green Light with Chris Long: Subscribe and enjoy weekly content including podcasts, documentaries, live chats, celebrity interviews and more including hot news items, trending discussions from the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, NCAA are just a small part of what we will be sharing with you. http://bit.ly/chalknetwork Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
"Portugal - The simple life”, an insider's perspective to Portugal. This week, Dylan is joined by Pedro Carvalho, who was born and raised in Guimarães, considered the "birth place of Portugal". Pedro is one of Portugal's most renowned MMA fighters, with 16 professional titles under his belt and currently ranked 7th in the world in his division (at the time of recording). This is some of his story...We already know about Portugal's amazing weather, food and people. In this podcast we go deeper and meet the real people who make this country so wonderful. Dylan, who has made his life in Portugal shares an insiders perspective into what makes Portugal the unique, beautiful and amazing country that it is. Join him and his guests every week as they shed some light on the incredible people, culture, history and lifestyle that makes Portugal so appealing. A country where everyone feels like they belong. This podcast is sponsored by Portugal Realty, welcome to the simple life!Follow our guest:Pedro on InstagramPedro on Facebook Don't forget to subscribe to "Portugal - The Simple Life" podcast to receive more stories about living and moving to Portugal.Full Podcast in VIDEO & AUDIOPlease visit our website: https://www.portugal-the-simple-life.com, and we'd really appreciate it if you could follow and share our social media pages:Portugal The Simple Life Facebook Page Portugal The Simple Life Instagram Portugal The Simple Life on YouTube Our sponsor: Portugal Realty Website Portugal Realty Facebook Page Portugal Realty Instagram Portugal Realty YouTube If you'd like to get in touch or share your own experience about Portugal, we'd also love to hear from you!- Tel.: (+351) 262 980 576- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org- WhatsApp: (+351) 910 571 613Thank you so much for listening, or as we say here in Portugal, “Muito Obrigado!".
The Fight Sport Focus Podcast's 49th episode. Hosts Jeffery Hoffmann and Niki The G Nicholas Sherlock sit LIVE with ONE FC Featherweight World Champion Thanh Le, and Louisiana BJJ Black Belt and Mid-City MMA's Shawn Gayton. We are also joined in studio by BKFC and Fighter's Friend's Brandon Lambert, and MMA Fighter and NO Society's Vinh Le. Don't forget to subscribe to and share this podcast on Anchor.fm, Spotify, iTunes, Google, or wherever you get your podcasts, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @fightsportfocus and visit us at FightSportFocus.com. Theme music by audionautix.com. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fightsportfocus/support
Adam and the Dadley Boyz preview tonight's AEW Rampage Grand Slam and discuss...A LIGHTS OUT match!CM Punk vs. Powerhouse Hobbs!The Super Kliq in AEW!Anna Jay faces Penelope Ford!Could MMA fighters attack Jericho & Hager?!ENJOY!Follow us on Twitter:@AdamWilbourn@MichaelHamflett@WhatCultureWWEFor more awesome content, check out: whatculture.com/wwe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Erik Allen is no stranger to a good fight. Raised in a broken home, jailed at 18, bankrupt at 21 and an uphill battle of additions. In 2004, he gave his life to Christ, and fights every day to break the chains of divorce, abuse, and addictions. Married and sober for over 16 years, he now helps MMA Fighters and Entrepreneurs with their branding and visibility. He's also the host of the Top Rated MMA & Erik Allen Show Podcasts. Erik is giving away his coaches free FOUNDATIONS course! To get the $997 Foundations Course COMPLETELY FREE, visit go.themakeovermastyer.com/erikallen
Hour 3 of The Drew Mariani Show on 9-15-21 Jakob Thibault stops by to talk about the Transgender MMA fighter who recently fought and pummeled a female opponent Paul Kengor takes some calls with Drew on the results of the California Recall election All show notes at Transgender MMA Fighter / Cali Recall - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio
In The Baseball MPM Podcast With Cain & Casey, Brian Cain, creator of the Mental Performance Mastery (MPM) Coaches Certification and 30 Days to MPM Athletes Program and Sean “The Mayor” Casey, MLB Network Analyst and one of baseball's all-time best hitters talk about success strategies you can use to master mental performance both on and off the baseball field. In Episode #8 - The Power of Accountability Cain and Caesy are joined by 2x MLB All-Star, 2013 NL Batting Champion and Minesota Twins Hall of Famer Michael Cuddyer. Cuddyer was the 9th overall pick in the 1997 MLB Draft and played from 2001-2015 with the Twins, Mets and Rockies. Cuddyer gives a lot of credit to his mental performance training and the mental game strategies he used to help him win the 2013 NL batting title and in this podcast he shares what made such a big difference for him and how he went from going 3-70 in his first year of pro baseball to being one of the most feared hitters in the game. In this podcast Cain, Casey and Cuddyer talk about: Finding a routine and going deep under the water in season Intentionally disrupting your routines so you don't become a slave to the routine How self-talk and confidence are the separator at the highest level The biggest challenges you face coming out of HS into pro baseball The importance of having something to go to when it gets hard Controlling what you can control and managing all of the variables you can control in performance “DigMe” Tapes and watching your personal highlights to help with preparation and performance The power of profanity and having an alter ego Breathing, meditation and knowing how to stay in control of yourself Triggers to start an at-bat process nad get yourself dialed in when it matters Figuring out what the catcher is trying to do to you when at the plate so you can hunt a pitch or guess as a performance strategy A strategy for holding yourself accountable that YOU MUST use as a player Why it's so much easier to let yourself down than an accountability partner. The difference between wanting success and deserving success How to use pressure, stress and the competition to increase your energy Self-talk and what Cuddy learned from an MMA Fighter that changed his career Mastering the process of the at bat so you can treat game 2 of the season and game 7 of the World Series as the same. Building the body armour of what you can control and why by being a good teammate, smiling and using others as a strategy you can lock yourself into your own performance. How baseball breeds anxiety and excitement in players Why you shouldn't bring a butter knife to a gun fight What Cuddy learned from Derek Jeter's 58 errors in one season at SS that changed his career Why it's imperative to work on your mental game and DO THE DRILLS it takes to become mentally tough When an at-bat starts and the importance of preparation You can engage with Brian Cain (@BrianCainPeak), Sean Casey (@themayorsofficemlb) and Michael Cuddyer (@mcuddy23) on instagram and twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
BKFC fighter Pearl Gonzalez joins the podcast this week to give her thoughts on the recent trend of MMA fighters crossing over to boxing, equality in combat sports when it comes to MMA vs. boxing, and breaking down the upcoming Triller card featuring Anderson Silva vs. Tito Ortiz and Vitor Belfort vs. Evander Holyfield. Follow Pearl Gonzalez @PearlGonzalez Follow Damon Martin @DamonMartin Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Join Nick Lamagna on The A Game Podcast with the return of guest John "The Manimal" Beneduce! John is a professional MMA fighter and 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt who is an entrepreneur and business owner who has had an incredible journey going from almost 300 pounds to fighting at Madison Square Garden for Bellator at 145 lbs and winning! He has a master's degree in History & Forensic Psychology, he runs The Manimal Training camp and is the Host of The Manimal Zone Podcast . He is a native of Brooklyn New York and has overcome obstacles and experienced all the pro's and cons of life and always kept a great attitude and never let life defeat him. He joins us for the second time for a fun discussion. Topics In This Episode Include: ✅ The consequences of improperly dealing with stress ✅ The dangers of fake info on social media ✅ The myth of self limitations ✅ Why Being protective of your time is NOT selfish ✅ Why less options in Jiu Jitsu and life allow you to make necessary quick decisions ✅The styles of Renzo Gracie lineage BJJ schools ✅ Fighting at MSG for Bellator, Combat jj worlds ➡️ MORE! See show notes for all the ways to connect with The Manimal and make sure to contact Nick to start doing some real estate deals together! Go to www.NickNickNick.com/Links and check out our affiliate Naked Warrior Recovery CBD and get 20% off with promo code "A Game" or Click Here ~ Connect with John: www.manimaltrainingcamp.com Manimal Training Camp On Instagram John In Instagram John on Youtube The Manimal Zone Podcast --- Connect with Nick Lamagna ☎️ 630.384.9443 www.NickNickNick.com Find all social media connections at Social media Links Subscribe & Find on All Platforms by Clicking Here To Subscribe Free Checklist On How To Add Value To Your Buyers Like what you hear? Leave a rating & review by clicking here
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