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Ep. 052: Mike Velez

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.
'The Written Word' Black belt Mike Velez shares the path which took him from a hobbyist to becoming the founder 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...

Ep. 051: Jay Valko

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'Staying Centered' Jay Valko is a tough jiu jitsu competitor and the owner of Valko BJJ in Chicago. The conversation takes a serious turn as Nic and Jay start discussing politics and how difficult it is for people to change their viewpoints. The guys give their opinions on Sam Harris and Jordan Petersen and then the conversation turns towards the jiu jitsu...

Ep.50: Paul Bridges

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'The Art Comes From You' Paul Bridges is one of the first British jiu jitsu black belts and a seasoned competitor and teacher. He's also an experienced comic book illustrator that has done work for Marvel. In this episode Paul shares some interesting viewpoints on the competition scene and displays a real humility and passion for the art of jiu jitsu. Check...

Ep.49: Christopher Reed

'I Got Soul' Nobody is more devoted to or passionate about jiu jitsu than Chris Reed. Chris credits the art with helping steer him in a better direction after an extraordinarily difficult early life. Chris talks about his disillusionment with the military and the challenges of running a jiu jitsu academy full-time. Check out Chris' academy, Ybor City Jiu jitsu Also available...

Ep. 048: Pedro Sauer

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'Loyalty Above All' One of the original black belts who helped establish jiu jitsu in the United States, Pedro Sauer now runs one of the biggest associations in the world. Pedro relates some of the wild events of the early years of jiu jitsu in America, including his infamous 'Gracie Challenge' match with Mr Utah. He also shares some anecdotes of...

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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