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Ep. 068 – Michael Katilus

Michael Katilus Lake Effect BJJ Buffalo New York
'Man of the Cloth' Michael Katilus' grew up in a tough part of upstate New York and it shows on his face. His career as a social worker has given him insight into many aspects of human behaviour and there's not much he hasn't seen. Michael and Nic discuss how jiu-jitsu ability doesn't always translate into morality or even...

Ep. 067 – Dr John Bonner

Dr John Bonner Jiu Jitsu Nutrition
'Form and Function' Jiu Jitsu players have to be healthy to perform on the mats, and part of that is having a relationship with a doctor who is concerned with health as opposed to sickness. Dr Bonner shares his ideas on nutrition, supplementation and hormone replacement...

Ep. 066 – Scott Smith

Scott Smith Gracie Kentucky
After suddenly being made redundant from a successful corporate career, Scott Smith went all-in on the jiu jitsu lifestyle. Starting with $300 worth of second-hand mats, Scott grew his small training group into one of the most successful academies in his city. Scott explains how he overcame the death of both of his parents in a car wreck and many other...

Ep. 065 – Stuart Cooper

Stuart Cooper BJJ Tiger Muay Thai Jiu Jitsu Documentary Joe Rogan
'Back into the Light' Considered by many to be the finest jiu jitsu documentary film maker ever, Stuart Cooper followed a difficult and winding path to get where he is today. Stuart opens up about his difficulties with addiction almost derailed the incredible life he created for himself, and how he eventually overcame them through the use of plant medicine.

Ep. 064 – Christopher Odell

Christopher Odell Datsusara BJJ Hemp
'The Datsusara Way' Founder of the respected jiu jitsu brand Datsura, Chris O'Dell gave up a spiritually empty desk job to follow his dream and build something cool. Chris explains what gave him the courage to take the first steps on his path to freedom and why California is part of his game plan.

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Episode 022 – Roy Dean 2

Brown belt Mike Velez shares the path which took him from to becoming the founder of the of one of the last remaining BJJ print publications,  Jiu Jitsu Magazine. Mike explains how he turned his passion for the art into not one but two successful businesses and how he stays motivated to keep creating world class jiu jitsu content.

Ep. 052: Mike Velez