Tim, Francisco, and Matt sit down with Little Tony Pacenski. Tony talks about what it was like coming to California with the last of his money to learn BJJ from Rorion Gracie at the famed Torrance Academy. Tony talks about the struggles in running a successful BJJ school, how important it is to stay current with cutting edge techniques, and navigating BJJ politics.
Tim, Ryan, and Ernest sit down with Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and instructor Dan the Armhunter Camarillo. Dan talks about his early days learning Judo, transition to BJJ, and training with the old school Ralph Gracie team with the Penn Brothers, Cameron Earle, Nino Schembri, and David Terrell. The podcast gang discusses some message board news and 10 questions you should never ask your instructor.
Tim, Matt, and Ernest sit down with Gui and Pedro Valente to talk about the five aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, growing up with the Gracies and learning directly from Grandmaster Helio Gracie, the philosophy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Rickson Gracie.
Tim, Matt, and Francisco sit down with Roberto "Abreu" Cyborg to discuss the upcoming World Pro Cup Gi, the 2012 Pan-Ams, and the upcoming 2012 Worlds. Cyborg talks about how he prepares for the 2012 Worlds, the Nick Diaz Braulio Estima Jiu-Jitsu match, and what it takes to be an elit Jiu-Jitsu competitor.
Tim and Matt sit down with local Mixed Martial Arts athlete Mark Matthews to talk about the struggles in becoming a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter. Mark talks about his decision to make fighting a career, changing MMA teams, and his attitude and philosophy towards training and fighting.