Episode 05 – Creonte

August 29, 2019

David and Robert discuss the origins, problems, and reasons for the contempt of the creonte – a term created by grandmaster Carlson Gracie to describe a person who switches teams. In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, being called a creonte is like having a scarlet letter on your back. They also discuss different training regimens, such as […]


Episode 04 – Balance, Ambition, Fairness

August 22, 2019

David Avellan and Robert Drysdale sit down to talk about achieving life balance between goals, competition, training, and stress management. They also touch on the importance of ambition, but the draw backs it comes with as well. They then go into talking about fairness, going from weight classes, to physical abilities, and their trip to […]


Episode 03 – Gi vs No Gi

August 15, 2019

David Avellan and Robert Drysdale sit down to talk about one of the most debated points in BJJ: the importance of training in the gi for MMA and no-gi competition. They also go on a few rants about what it means to be a black belt, social media influence on martial arts culture, and why […]


Episode 02 – Kevin Lee

August 8, 2019

David Avellan and Robert Drysdale get top Lightweight Kevin “Motown Phenom” Lee on the podcast to share his perspective on how adversity has made him rise to fame and power so quickly. We dig into Kevin’s roots, and learn the origin of the nickname “Motown Phenom” (which is deeper than you might expect). We also talk about how the MMA game […]