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Episode 37 – Mahamed Aly

May 28, 2020

Rob and Dave catch up with IBJJF Black Belt World Champion and all around stud Mahamed Aly. Many of us know him for his high flying throws, but in this interview, Mahamed reveals a humble and insightful martial artist looking to grow. They start off the conversation going over his ADCC experience and working the […]


Episode 36 – Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros

May 21, 2020

Rob and Dave speak with former 2-time IBJJF Absolute World Champion Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros. They start off getting some history about Comprido and the formation of the Alliance team, followed by some funny childhood stories about him and Leo Veira, including the time they got in trouble with the police for a stolen fish. As […]


Episode 35 – Rafael Lovato Jr.

May 15, 2020

Rob and Dave speak with American BJJ Icon and Bellator Middleweight Champion Rafael Lovato Jr. A true mixed martial artist in every sense, as he has been training martial arts his whole life, from Jeet Kune Do, Boxing, Wrestling, and of course Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The trio talk about Lovato’s difficult journey to achieving one […]


Episode 34 – Andre Galvao

April 30, 2020

Rob and Dave come together with BJJ Living Legend Andre Galvao. Andre has won every major BJJ title out there, from IBJJF World Championships to ADCC, where he holds the record for the most Absolute Superfight Defenses (reigning champ from 2011 till 2019). The trio start off the conversation going over the match up between […]


Episode 33 – Daniele Bolelli

April 16, 2020

Rob and Dave chat up with the one and only Daniele Bolelli. He has a life long martial artist, historian, author, and podcaster – a modern day renaissance man. The trio talk about his journey through the martial arts, how a non-competitor handled competition nerves, the principles of teaching, and the challenges he faced being […]


Episode 32 – Alberto Crane

April 9, 2020

IBJJF No Gi World Champion, King of the Cage Champion, and all around amazing martial artist Alberto Crane joins Rob and Dave for a great discussion about his origins and why in the martial arts. Alberto is one of the early pioneers of BJJers transitioning into MMA successfully, and has continued to fly the BJJ […]


Episode 31 – Josh Hinger

April 2, 2020

3xIBJJF No Gi World Champion and ADCC 2019 Bronze Medalist Josh Hinger joins Rob and Dave for a great discussion about his training and competition mentality. This time around Rob and Dave manage to avoid talking about the Covid-19 pandemic (mostly) and focus on a champions mindset, along with what Josh learned during his time […]


Episode 30 – Marcos Avellan

March 19, 2020

Rob and Dave welcome their first online guest Marcos Avellan to the podcast. Marcos is David’s older brother, and the trio go over a variety of subjects, from making good use of the time we have, mental toughness, to how the Coronavirus can actually benefit serious competitors. You can learn more from Marcos Avellan by […]


Episode 29 – Coronavirus

March 12, 2020

Being inundated with coronavirus news, Dave and Rob talk at length about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is effecting the world and the martial arts community. They also go on a tangent about truth, authority figures, and lies of omission. Visit our sponsors: is your destination for learning from IBJJF Black Belt World […]


Episode 28 – Tag Team Sumo Wrestling

February 27, 2020

Robert returns from Miami off a major coaching win at Substars with Fellipe Andrew scoring another submission win against Patrick Gaudio and speaks about the particular way Andrew uses the foot lock. He also talks about how entertaining the sumo wrestling was, which brings about a conversation on how diversified grappling styles are being used […]

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