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Episode 11 – Training Mindset

October 10, 2019

Rob and Dave discuss one of the most important aspects of becoming an elite competitor and a highly successful individual – your training mindset. Everyone has heard that the way you train is the way you will compete. Likewise, the way you train your mind is the way your mind will be when you compete. […]

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Episode 10 – ADCC 2019 Review

October 3, 2019

Rob and Dave, just back from Anaheim, review the 2019 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships. With so much to cover, they focused on the highlights of the event, such as Lachlan Giles breakthrough Absolute performance, Gordon Ryan’s double gold, Andre Galvao’s superfight defense, and upsets from Jon Blank and Ffion Davies. They also talk about […]

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Episode 09 – Diet and Lifestyle

September 26, 2019

Robert and David go over nutrition, diet, and lifestyle balance in a practical, easy to approach way. Neither are nutritionists, but have done their research and have plenty of experience trying various diets. David discusses his diet, which you can learn more about here: https://davidavellan.com/outline-of-my-diet-plan/ They also go over the proper mindset it takes to […]

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Episode 08 – Mikey Musumeci

September 19, 2019

Rob and Dave interview 3-time IBJJF Black Belt World Champion and all around class act Mikey Musumeci. At only 23 years old, he has already reached what many believe to be the pinnacle of the sport – yet he is as humble as can be and wise beyond his years. Perhaps it’s because he has […]

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Episode 07 – Return of the Grappler

September 12, 2019

Rob and Dave talk about UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov latest title defense, and the return of the grappler in the UFC – going into what techniques allow him to succeed and the ebb and flow of styles in MMA. They also discuss the relationship between athletes and coaches, performance anxiety and how visualization can […]

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Episode 06 – ADCC 2019

September 5, 2019

Rob and Dave sit down and give their names to look out for in this years ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships in a detailed look at each division. Along the way, they talk about the challenges of being a school owner and a competitor simultaneously, being a fast and loose grappler versus a slow and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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