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Switched it up this week and just did a little Q&A with listener mail. If you didn’t like the questions, send more email. Complicated, I know. Oh, and someone did the audio for me, so let me know how it sounds.
Erik Paulson, BJJ/JUDO/TKD black belt and trainer to some of the biggest names in MMA generously gave me some time between his jetset schedule to talk about grappling, being a good person and ghosts. Yes, ghosts. Surprised the s*** out of me too. Really fun interview with a great grappling mind and personality. And if you haven’t subscribed to itunes, do that too.
Dan Moret, one of Minnesota’s best up-and-coming MMA fighters talks about what it takes to be a fighter. This podcast might inspire you and it might make you rethink those daydreams of UFC glory. Do you have what it takes? Regardless, make sure to check out Dan’s fight for RFA, October 10th on AXS TV. (This podcast is also available on itunes at “Jiu-Jitsu After Dark”)
Kurt (joined by wife Melissa) talks “colorfully” about Maker’s Mark, being asked to participate in Metamoris 5 (!), submission only and plays a game of “Drink or Grapple”. Yes, there is A LOT of swearing, as it should be. And I think he was naked…
World Champion Emily Kwok calls The Basement and we talk about what it takes to be a World Champion, or more like what you need to give up. Then it gets real. A great interview from one of BJJ’s great competitors, teachers and personalities. With a little audio hiccup about halfway through thanks to skype.
I sat down with Minnesota grappler/mma fighter Nate Howe and talked with him about his roots in Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, his evolution as a fighter, his upcoming fight at RFA 19 at Mystic Lake Casino on October and perhaps, a couple of my own small BJJ rants…and I was totally sober. Shocking.
Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros, 2-time Mundial Absolute Champion talks with me via skype about steroid use in BJJ, competing at Metamoris 4 and the formation of Team Brasa. I still can’t believe he was so cool during this interview. Maybe there’s something to this podcasting thing…