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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Fighting, the Brain and Human Potential

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ACS #171 - Alphonse Dagher & Sophia Dagher - TACFIT Saudi Arabia

July 25th, 2021


Alphonse and Sophia originally from Lebanon now live in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We had the chance to train and get to know each other during the TACFIT Certification in Barcelona. I wanted to seize the moment and chat …

ACS #170 Ben Stream - BJJ and CRYPTO

July 19th, 2021


Great to talk with my brother Coach Ben Stream , BJJ Instructor, Masters World Champion and Crypto enthusiast. I loved talking about Crypto Currency with him as the space will only be growing as time goes on. …

ACS #169 Justin “Tarzan” Woodruff - BJJ in TAHITI

July 11th, 2021


Justin is an American BJJ Black Belt, a former Gymnast, Wrestler. He now lives in Tahiti with his Family where he teaches Jiu-Jitsu. It was great to catch up with him after many years and talk about his background, …

ACS #168 Joey Alvarado - KETTLEJITSU

July 2nd, 2021


Always great spending time with my brother Joey Alvarado. Former Professional Cage Fighter, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, KettleJitsu Creator and Founder and much more!

ACS #167 Felix Lopez - TEAM

June 18th, 2021


Wanted to take the opportunity to speak with Prof Felix who received his Black Belt last year. He was introduced to BJJ in 2003 when he was in the Marines Corps as he was stationed in Oahu, Hawaii. He began training …


June 6th, 2021


Kit believes that sport is 90% mental 10% physical, but most spend the majority of the time drilling techniques (physical), Kit spends the majority …

ACS #165 Matt Baker - TRUJITSU

May 30th, 2021


Matt Baker has been training since the mid 1990”s , received his Black Belt from Jean Jacques Machado and owns and operates his TRUJITSU Academies in Bakersfield, California. As a competitor Matt has won many major …

ACS #164 Jill Baker & Felina Padilla-Barros - SoCal Women’s Open Mat

May 26th, 2021


Jill Baker is a school teacher and achieved her BJJ Black Belt under her husband Matt Baker. She has been organizing the SoCal Women’s Open Mat since …

ACS #163 Robert Gleckman - STRICTLY BUSINESS

May 12th, 2021


Great to catch up with friend and student Robert Gleckman a former Investment Banker and Businessman. Our relationship turned from private lessons to promoting MMA events and then him turning pro and making his cage …

ACS #162 Henry Akins - HIDDEN JIU-JITSU

May 6th, 2021


Often regarded as one of the best black belts produced by the legendary Rickson Gracie, Akins’ views on the “fundamentals” of jiu jitsu and his style of coaching are revered by many in the grappling community.
Always a …

ACS #161 Charleen Hess - TACFIT BELLINGHAM

May 2nd, 2021


Had a wonderful conversation with Charleen Hess who has been a long time CST and TACFIT Certified Coach. Charleen has been a Hairdresser for decades …

ACS #160 Darin Harvey & Jared Papazian - FIGHT LIFE

April 28th, 2021


Jared Papazian is a former King of the Cage Champion and UFC Veteran. Darin Harvey has been in the martial arts and fight game for many years. He’s helped and supported myself, many fighters, including Ronda Rousey in …

ACS #159 Wander Braga - VALE TUDO

April 25th, 2021


Wander Braga is one of the most well known competitors in the BJJ and no-holds-barred (NHB) circuit during the mid 1990’s and early 2000’s decades. …

ACS #158 Quebrado & Taylor Pearon - CONNECTION

April 21st, 2021


Quebrado and Taylor are both Capoeiristas and Certified TACFIT and FlowFit Instructors. It was great to hear their thoughts on TACFIT training and concepts from two amazing movers.

ACS #156 Rudy "Rudini" Fischmann - JIU-JITSU MINDSET

April 18th, 2021


Rudy is a Father of two, Husband, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and a former Gym Owner. In late 2018 he was diagnosed with Brain Cancer, followed by …

ACS #157 Erik “Esik” Melland, Aaron Cruz, Robert Miller - TACFIT USA

April 18th, 2021


We were all together for the weekend, working shooting new TACFIT content, training, learning with TACFIT Founder Scott Sonnon. Always great to sit …

ACS #155 Andy Lazarit - MARTIAL ARTIST

April 7th, 2021


Coach Andy has been training Muay Thai for over 18 years. Traditional Muay Thai and now Bang Muay Thai. We discuss his mindset shift from thinking of himself as a fighter to being a martial artist. Of course we talk …

ACS #154 Sebastian Hudson - TACFIT St. Louis

April 4th, 2021


Sebastian has been training in the TACFIT System for about 10 years and was certified around 2015. I have always been inspired by his TACFIT success stories he has shared. When he was a baby he had cancer and ended up …

ACS #153 Carlos Terrinha - 16 Time Pan American Champion

March 31st, 2021


Carlos Terrinha is a Draculino Black Belt, he’s an amazing competitor and instructor. He was a Police Officer in Brazil for 12 years and a 16 Time …


March 29th, 2021


Abundance is a state of mind and prosperity is the result. Chris Lee has been my coach at Choice Center in Las Vegas who in a short time has really …

ACS #151 Allan Moura - TACFIT BRASIL

March 24th, 2021


Allan is our TACFIT Director in Brazil, we had a great time together this last week where where he has been doing big work for TACFIT’s growth in Brazil and supporting our growth world wide. I wanted to take a few …


March 21st, 2021


James is a BJJ Black Belt, served in the Marine Corps for 20 twenty years with 6 tours in Iraq. He is a father and husband.
He has created Kinonos for Kai a non profit dedicated to his sons Legacy, Kai Wright was a …

ACS #149 Henry Akins - HIDDEN JIU-JITSU

March 18th, 2021


Henry Akins began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1995 at the Rickson Gracie Academy. Rickson Gracie presented Henry with his Black Belt, being the third American to receive the honor. Henry became the main instructor …

ACS #148 Aldo “Caverinha”Januário - CAVERINHA JIU-JITSU FAMILY

March 14th, 2021


Aldo Januário, commonly known as “Caveirinha” is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Carlos Gracie Junior, who is widely recognized as one of the top grappling coaches in the world. A pioneering figure for the sport …

ACS #147 Aaron Cruz & Erik “Esik” Melland - HARD RESPONSIBLE PUSH (HPR)

March 10th, 2021


I had a great time discussing with Aaron and Esik HPR (Hard Responsible Push) a team building event for TACFIT Certified (Current TACFIT, FlowFit, …

ACS #146 Néstor Serra Verdaguer - TACFIT International Educational Director

March 7th, 2021


Néstor has been in the fitness and sports industry for over three decades.
He is TACFIT’s International Educational Director who has been working hard to develop and update the delivery of our Systems in TACFIT and …

ACS #145 Reinaldo Novoa - TACFIT TIMER

March 3rd, 2021


Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Sensei “Robbie” has been on the Mats since he was 5 years old.
He founded Muga Mushin Judo School with the …

ACS #144 Irakli Mgeladze - Georgian Jiu-Jitsu

February 28th, 2021


Prof Irakli was born and raised in Georgia a country in the Caucasus Mountain region at the intersection of Europe and Asia. He shares his story of moving to the US and finding Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Prof Irakli is the …

ACS #142 Sean Patrick Flanery - BORN A CHAMPION

February 24th, 2021


Sean Patrick Flanery is an American actor, producer, author and martial artist. He is known for his main role in the Boondock Saints and just …

ACS #141 Jason Hunt - MERAKI BJJ

February 21st, 2021


Jason is the owner and operator of Meraki BJJ in Santa Monica, California. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo Black Belt. Originally from Texas, he shares his story how ended up living the Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle and …

ACS #140 Tim Valdez - LEGACY

February 17th, 2021


Tim is one of my long time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students and Black Belts. He is the oldest of 7 brothers and sisters. He’s been teaching martial arts …

ACS #139 Pete “The Greek” Letsos - WRISTLOCK THE WORLD

February 14th, 2021


Letsos is a 3X Pan Am medalist, as well as a 3X Gracie World Champion.
Letsos began training in Jiu Jitsu in high school at the Carlson Gracie …

ACS #138 - Adem Redzovic - KNOW THYSELF

February 10th, 2021


Always great spending time with my brother Prof Adem visiting from Chicago. He and his family were one of the original Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academies in the City of Chicago.

ACS #137 Valentino Morales ~ DETERMINATION

February 7th, 2021


Valentino is an actor, producer, writer and a former New York State Golden Gloves competitor in boxing. He grew up in NYC, where he later would …

ACS #136 - Aaron Cruz - TACFIT ROADMAP

February 3rd, 2021


Aaron Cruz was one of the first TACFIT Team Leaders in the System and plays an important part in our Educational Team and Leadership. He broke down …

ACS #135 Royce Gracie & Khonry Gracie - AS REAL AS IT GETS

January 31st, 2021


What an honor to sit down with the Legendary Royce Gracie and his son Khonry. We talked a lot of history of the beginning of the UFC, how it was …

ACS #134 Marcelo “Uirapuru” Azevedo - JIU-JITSU BROTHERHOOD

January 27th, 2021


Prof Marcelo is a 4 x World Champion, 3 x Pan American, 4 x Brazilian National Champion and is also the only person to ever win 3 MMA fights in one night in Brazil.

“Uirapuru” known by his nickname is a Black Belt under …

ACS #133 Ben Exton - TACFIT Australia

January 24th, 2021


Ben Exton has a worked in the fitness and sports world for over 14 years. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology and a Bachelor …

ACS #132 Dave Novigrod - BJJ in America Part 2

January 18th, 2021


Dave is a 5th Degree Black Belt, he’s been training since 1991 and received his Black Belt from Rigan Machado in 2000. It was great to talk about Jiu-Jitsu characters from the past and present. The adventures of …

ACS #132 Dave Novigrod - BJJ in America Part 1

January 18th, 2021


Dave is a 5th Degree Black Belt, he’s been training since 1991 and received his Black Belt from Rigan Machado in 2000. It was great to talk about Jiu-Jitsu characters from the past and present. The adventures of …

ACS #131 Carlos “Coco” Zamora - TACFIT Costa Rica

January 14th, 2021


 Coco is the owner and operator of FitKinetics with two locations in San Jose where he teaches TACFIT as well as other programs. He studied International Business in the US and currently is working on his Bachelors …

ACS #130 - Brandon “Hapa” Agawa - SHARPENING YHE BLADE

January 10th, 2021


Brandon “Hapa” Is a Capoeirista. Strongfirst SFG 2 and just became a TACFIT Senior Instructor!! We talk about his TACFIT Journey, what it took to achieve TACFIT Senior Instructor, how he found his groove and his …

ACS #129 Leo Cantu - OVERCOMING

January 6th, 2021


Prof Leo Cantu is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and Owner and Operator of Gracie Barra Corpus Christi in Texas. We have been friends for close to …

ACS #128 Thomas Pless - 20 YEARS SANTA FE BJJ

January 3rd, 2021


Thomas Pless New Mexico’s first home grown Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and my first Black Belt. He just received his 4th Degree promotion. Prof Thomas Pless has been teaching in Santa Fe New Mexico for over 25 Years. …

ACS #127 Andrew Jones and Jordan Gaskins - BJJ BLACK BELT

December 30th, 2020


New Professors Andrew and Jordan just received their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts after many years. We talk about the journey and lessons learned along the way.


December 27th, 2020


Mike Fowler is a 4th Degree Black Belt and achieved his Black Belt in under 3.5 years being one the fastest ever to achieve the rank. Mike was one top American BJJ Competitors for many years, beating some of the top …

ACS #125 Robert Torres - HONOR, LOYALTY , RESPECT

December 23rd, 2020


Robert Torres holds Black Belts in multiple martial arts and now Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has been teaching for over 20 years. After High School he …

ACS #124 Kris Buranasombati - BLACK BELT JOURNEY

December 20th, 2020


Kris just received his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt after almost 10 years of Training. Enlisting into Navy as a teenager, traveling around the World on a Nuclear Submarine. Transitioning back into civilian life. He …

ACS #125 Marcus Kowal - LIAM’s LIFE FOUNDATION

December 13th, 2020


Marcus Kowal is a professional kickboxer, MMA fighter and boxer. He is also a 2nd degree black belt in Krav Maga, teaching self defense to civilians, military and law enforcements. Marcus has over 20 years in the …

ACS #123 Greg Jackson - THE SCIENCE OF MMA

December 9th, 2020


Coach Greg Jackson has won Best MMA Coach, Best MMA Gym, MMA Coach of the Year Awards and has been nicknamed the “Yoda” of MMA in many articles and publications. He has trained some of the greatest fighters, including …


December 6th, 2020


Felicia is a Jean Jacques Machado Black Belt , ADCC Silver Medalist and BJJ World Champion. Always great spending time with her and conversation. On Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube and most Platforms.

ACS #121 Scotty Nelson - ON THE MAT

December 2nd, 2020


One of the Original Gringos who moved to Brazil in the Nineties to live the Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle. Scotty had a huge influence on myself and American …

ACS #120 Jeff Glover - ALL JIU-JITSU

November 29th, 2020


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, World Champion, Jeff has won at the highest levels in Gi and No -Gi against the best competition over the years. Jeff …

ACS #119 - Lulu Liu, Monika Toth Cingel, Andreya Bermejo - Road to TACFIT Certification Level 1

November 25th, 2020


Fresh off of their TACFIT Online Certification Level 1 they discuss the process, the learning and the journey. Had a great time with lots of laughs!

ACS #118 Chris Kirk & Robert Miller - Road to TACFIT Level 2 Certification

November 22nd, 2020


Chris is a Veteran who now helps our Military use their benefits to get a College Degree, as well as a Personal Trainer.

Chris had just finished the …


November 18th, 2020


Jan Stolz owns and operates the Budokan Training Center Halle in Halle (Saale) Germany he has been teaching since 1990 and has had his own martial …


November 15th, 2020


Robert Miller Stuntman, Actor, Fitness Model, Coach and TACFIT Team Leader talks about training with the Barbell, Clubbell and Mobility. We touch on our Online TACFIT Certification, the new TACFIT Barbell 101 …

ACS #115 - Eliot Marshall - FIND YOUR POWER

November 11th, 2020


Eliot Marshall is a martial artist, business owner, podcaster, author and TED speaker. He was the first American to win the BJJ Pan American championship at blue, purple, and brown belt. After transitioning to MMA, …

ACS #114 - Jihad Haddad - TACFIT FAMILY

November 8th, 2020


Jihad is a TACFIT Team Leader as well as the TACFIT MENA Director (Middle East and North Africa). He is a Judo Black Belt and speaks English, French, Arabic. We discussed how he chose his Passion of being a Trainer and …

ACS #113 Rafael Lovato Jr - MARTIAL ARTIST

November 3rd, 2020


Rafael Lovato Jr is an American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. He’s an IBJJF Black Belt World Champion and the first American to win the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Grand Slam (Worlds, Pans, Europeans, Brasileiro). He later …

ACS #112 Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhães - 25 YEARS DRACULINO TEAM

October 28th, 2020


We both just flew in from Brazil and caught up on the amazing 25 Year Anniversary celebration of starting his first academy exactly 25 years to this month. The beginning of so many future champions from BJJ Gi, No-Gi, …

ACS #111 Alaina Sawaya - FLOW

October 25th, 2020


Alaina Sawaya is a Firefighter, TACFIT Team Leader, Wife and Mother of Two. She shares her career transition from being a long time movement specialist and fitness model to becoming a Firefighter at 40 years of age. How …

ACS #110 Saulo Ribeiro - INVINCIBLE

October 22nd, 2020


Saulo Ribeiro received his black belt in 1995, he is a 5 x IBJJF World Champion, 2 x ADCC Champion him and his brother Xande Ribeiro are the most …


October 18th, 2020


Jessica is an Ultra Marathoner, Endurance Athlete and one of the top women in the world. She’s ran the Badwater Ultramarathon twice (135 miles thru Death Valley with temperatures getting up to 137 degrees), has done …

ACS #108 Amal Easton - EASTON BJJ

October 14th, 2020


Professor Amal Easton began his martial arts journey over 30 years ago with the study of Muay Thai. He has studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu extensively since 1992. After earning his degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, …

ACS #107 Mauricio ‘Tinguinha’ Mariano - BJJ ROOTS

October 11th, 2020


Mauricio "Tinguinha" Mariano  was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 11, following in his …


October 7th, 2020


Erik ‘Esik’ Melland is the CEO and founder of Viking Ninja LLC. He embodies the Viking Ninja - rooted within his Norwegian and Korean descent.

His background as a massage therapist, fitness coach and creative artist has …


October 4th, 2020


Machado is one of five brothers of the Machado family. He began training at the age of five with his cousins, "The Gracie Family".

Rigan was awarded the first black belt under Gracie Barra founder Carlos Gracie Jr. and …

ACS #104 Lloyd Irvin Jr - 3% MINDSET

September 30th, 2020


Lloyd Irvin Jr is One of the Top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coaches in the World, coaching IBJJF World Champions from Blue Belt to Black Belt Belt.

Lloyd’s …

ACS #103 Lindsay Orbeta - BIOHACKING

September 27th, 2020


Lindsay Orbeta is a Registered Dietitian and is Board Certified in Sports Dietetics. She works as a Exercise Physiologist at the University of …

ACS# 102 Steve Cotter - MIND BODY BREATH

September 23rd, 2020


Steve Cotter is one of the leading authority in kettlebell training. He is a global pioneer in kettlebell training education, having personally instructed thousands of fitness professionals around the world.

He is the …

ACS #101 Andreya Bermejo - ALWAYS LEARNING

September 20th, 2020


Andreya was born and raised in Sweden, now living in Los Angeles. Andreya was a Collegiate Boxing Champion for UCLA and later earned her Masters …


September 16th, 2020


Edit is an Entrepreneur, former Fashion Designer and my partner in Crime. She owns and operates Açaí Jungle Cafe in Burbank, California. She shares her story of immigrating with her family from Armenia and living the …

ACS #99 Steve Baca - NOHO MMA

September 13th, 2020


Prof Steve is a Kenpo Karate Black Belt , Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Black Belt and has studied and trained many other martial arts over the years. He has trained in BJJ since 2000, training at the Gracie Academy in …

ACS #98 Diane Armitage - THINK AND GROW RICH

September 9th, 2020


Diane is an entrepreneur, business woman, mindset coach and for more than 25 years has been writing with and for Bob Proctor. It was great to talk …

ACS #97 Steven Sashen - XERO SHOES

September 6th, 2020


Steven Sashen is the CEO of Xero Shoes.
Xero Shoes is a type and brand of lightweight minimalist footwear for walking, running, and athletics, the …

ACS #96 Jan Sultan - MASTERY

September 2nd, 2020


Jan Sultan is a World Renowned Manual Therapeutics/Rolfing Guru. He was a direct student of Ida Rolf with over 50 years experience of private …


August 30th, 2020


Nestor is the TACFIT World Director of Education as well as the World Director of Hypopressive RSF® . We discuss the upcoming Virtual TACFIT Certification. We discuss the Hypopressive RSF® Method as well. Always a good …


August 26th, 2020


World Champion Jimmy Pedro is one of the most decorated judo players in American history. Jimmy is world renowned for his judo expertise, coaching ability, and training methods. As a world renowned coach, his success at …

ACS #93 Anthony Cruz - FOLLOW THROUGH

August 23rd, 2020


The talented Anthony Cruz is a Magician, Singer, Song Writer, Model, Actor, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competitor, Instructor and Black Belt. I’ve had the honor of watching Anthony grow up on the Mat from White Belt to Black …


August 20th, 2020


Diego Core owns and operates the Field Life Style Training Centre in London. He was always interested with a passion for all kinds of sport and …

ACS #91 Ann & Chris Frederick - STRETCH TO WIN

August 16th, 2020


Ann and Chris Frederick, they are founders and directors of the Stretch to Win® Institute. They are Pioneers of assisted Stretching and in my opinion Stretch to Win is the Harvard of this type of Education. Ann founded …


August 12th, 2020


International Motivational Speaker, Attorney, Author, Comedian, Father of Two, Husband and was born without arms or legs due to an extremely rare disease, Hanhart Syndrome. Marco Rossi is remarkable person and a true …

ACS #89 Ricardo Liborio - DISCIPLINE

August 9th, 2020


Ricardo Libório is widely regarded in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as one of the top Black Belts produced by Grand Master Carlson Gracie , and an icon of the sport. He is the co-founder of American Top Team (ATT) and Brazilian …

#88 Shannon “Cannon” Ritch - No Fear

August 5th, 2020


155 Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fights
43 Kickboxing Fights
29 Bare Knuckle Boxing Fights
Shannon Rich is a Mixed Martial Artist, Boxer, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Professional Wrestler and Kickboxer. In …

ACS #87 Erik “Esik” Melland | VKNJA Steel Mace

August 2nd, 2020


His background as a massage therapist, fitness coach and creative artist has allowed him to design a program that is built around Balance, Discipline and the Warrior Spirit. His unconventional training system focusing …

ACS #86 - Ryan Provencher, Alaina Sawaya - TACFIT Firefighter

July 29th, 2020


Ryan Provencher is a Veteran Firefighter of 27 years and was introduced to the TACFIT System 15 years ago by Scott Sonnon. Alaina Sawaya is beginning her Journey as a Firefighter, she is also a TACFIT Team Leader. Ryan …

ACS #85 - Carlos Machado - Machado Jiu-Jitsu

July 26th, 2020


Carlos Machado was one of the pioneers of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the United States of America. Carlos came to the USA in the early 1990’s where him (and his brothers) formed the Machado Jiu Jitsu academy, one of the …

ACS #84 Tee Catalano - Art and Jiu-Jitsu

July 22nd, 2020


Tee is an Artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt from Philadelphia, in the 1990s he actually moved and lived in Brazil. We talk some old Jiu-Jitsu …

ACS #83 - Mark Bradford - Earn your Place

July 19th, 2020


Professor Mark was a former LA Gang member, US Army Veteran (EOD), former Special Agent (US Nuclear Materials Courier), he is a BJJ Black Belt and Owner of Clube Jiu Jitsu in the West Adams Neighborhood of Los Angeles. …

ACS #82 Ako Harper - Island Warrior

July 15th, 2020


Ako Harper is life long Martial Artist, training, competing in Karate, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and even fighting in the Cage as a professional Mixed Martial Artist. It was great to talk with him how it was …

ACS #81 Vinny OBrien - The Art of Pressure and Critical Thinking

July 12th, 2020


Vinny OBrien Motocross Racer, Golden Glove Champion, Pro boxer, Alaskan Commercial Fisherman and now works as Professional Stuntman and Actor.

Recent …

80 Mike Nguyen - VKNJA and TACFIT

July 8th, 2020


Mike is the Chief Marketing Officer for VKNJA and Marketing Director for TACFIT, he does a lot of work behind the scene, contributing to the systems growth so I was glad I was able to bring him into the studio to talk …

ACS #79 Matt “Crash” Wisswesser - Kettlebell Spetsnaz

July 5th, 2020


Matt is an Athetic Trainer, TACFIT Team Leader and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt. He just finished filming Kettlebell Spetsnaz 101 for Scott Sonnon original Spetsnaz program was his introduction to the …

ACS #78 Erik “Esik” Melland, Robert Miller, Matt “Crash” Wiswesser - TACFIT Legion

July 1st, 2020


Had a great time talking and catching up with TACFIT Team Leaders Matt, Esik and Robert. We discussed many training topics and benefits of TACFIT training after shooting videos for TACFIT YouTube all afternoon. TACFIT …

ACS #77 Bryan & Nancy Gregerson - Teaching and Learning, Legacy Boyle Heights

June 28th, 2020


Professor Bryan Gregerson has a bachelor and masters degree in Urban Education from the University of Southern California. They both had taught over …

ACS #76 Karen Darabedyan & Sevak Magakian - Giving Back

June 24th, 2020


Childhood friends Karen and Sevak are Armenian-American mixed martial artists, they are Judo Black Belts and hold black belts in many other martial …

ACS #75 Josiah Wakefield - Believe and Achieve

June 21st, 2020


Josiah is full time BJJ instructor and competitor as well as a Certified TACFIT Field Instructor. He …

ACS #74 Marco Palau - Super Necessary

June 18th, 2020


Marco grew up in Burbank and the San Fernando Valley, he played Baseball and Football during High School. He graduated from Film School, lost a lot …

ACS #73 Manny Gamburyan - Love of the Sport

June 14th, 2020


Manvel Gamburyan is an Armenian mixed martial artist who has competed in the UFC's lightweight, featherweight, and bantamweight divisions. A professional competitor since 1999, he was a cast member of Spike TV's The …

ACS #72 Dan Spence - Survive and Thrive

June 11th, 2020


Coach Dan Spence shares his story of his motorcycle accident, breaking his back, being hospitalized for 6 months and wondering if he would ever walk …

ACS #71 - Xande - 2020

June 7th, 2020


Always good hanging with my brother Professor X, he hasn’t been able to return back to Brazil because of the Pandemic, we discussed current events happening now and more. Xande is a Musician and 4th Degree Brazilian …

ACS #70 Rolles Gracie Jr - Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

June 4th, 2020


Great chat with Rolles Gracie Jr, he is a third generation martial arts member of the Gracie Family, he is the son of legendary Rolls Gracie. We …

ACS #69 Aaron cruz & Mikey Donios - Alta Performance Institute

May 31st, 2020


Aaron Cruz and Mikey Donios are partners at Alta Performance Institute in Monterrey, California where they are fully dedicated to helping their …

ACS #68 Erik “Esik” Melland & Erin Furry - VKNJA & Steel Mace Yoga

May 27th, 2020


Esik is founder of VKNJA and the US Director for TACFIT , Erin Furry is founder of Steel Mace Yoga. Always great to hang out with Esik and it was pleasure to get to know Erin. Enjoy!

ACS #67 Brandon Mullins - American Jiu-Jitsu Champion

May 25th, 2020


Brandon Mullins made a name for himself as one of the top jiu-jitsu competitors in the rooster weight and was the first American to win the No-Gi …

ACS #65 Kenny Florian - From BJJ to the UFC

May 20th, 2020


Kenny Florian is the only UFC fighter to compete in four divisions (Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight and Middleweight). He fought for three UFC titles in two weight classes.

Today, Kenny can be found outside of …

ACS #64 Lance Trippett - MMA Studio Secrets

May 17th, 2020


Lance is a 2nd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under 4th Degree Black Belt Vicente Junior and owns Conquest BJJ in Maryland. He also helps …

ACS #63 - Summer Huntington - Flow State

May 13th, 2020


Summer is a movement & performance coach. She has been fortunate to have studied under Scott Sonnon since 2006, after being hired as their Nanny was asked to Model for his books and DVDS. She served as a Head Coach …

ACS #66 - Dr Darragh O’Carroll - How to Reopen America with Covid-19

May 10th, 2020


Last time I spoke with Dr. Darragh O’Carroll was right before our quarantine was mandated. Some time has passed and there are still so many …

ACS #62 - Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhães - A Life Dedicated to Jiu-Jitsu

May 6th, 2020


Big honor to do a podcast with my Professor, Professor Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhães. Prof. Draculino‘s personality, enthusiasm, integrity, charisma …

ACS #61 - Andy Wang - China BJJ & MMA

May 4th, 2020


Great to talk with Andy Wang BJJ Black Belt, MMA Veteran and Former Ultimate Fighter Contender who now lives in China where he teaches and runs his own BJJ Academy. We talk about UFC Champ Zhang Weili and how it was an …

ACS #60 - Ulpiano Malachias- Spreading Jiu-Jitsu and Fighting MMA

April 30th, 2020


Ulpiano moved from Brazil to Los Angeles with 100$ in his pocket, moved to United States to fight MMA. Later he ended up opening up one of the First Gracie Barra Gyms in 2007 in Santa Ana, California. In 2010 he moved …

ACS #59 - Arin Adjamian | BJJ Black Belt, Philosophy, Religion

April 26th, 2020


Arin is a Robert Drysdale Black Belt and BJJ Masters World Champion, has a Double Major in Philosophy & Religion from UCLA, worked as an EMT for many years. Today he runs his Medical Spa, Ivy Laser Salon in Las …

ACS #58 Felipe Palhares | Business Mergers, Acquisitions & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

April 21st, 2020


Great to catch up with my long time friend Felipe Palhares who is the founder of his Law Firm Mandatum who specialize in business mergers and acquisitions across Brazil and Internationally. We have conversation about …

ACS #57 Dr Eric Cobb | Brain Based Training | Z-Health

April 15th, 2020


Dr. Eric Cobb is the founder of Z-Health Performance Solutions and is one of the world's leading experts in harnessing the power of the neurology of …

#56 Alaina Sawaya | Resilient | TACFIT | Firefighter

April 10th, 2020


Is a Movement Coach, Strength & Conditioning Specialist, TACFIT Team Leader and Probationary FireFighter, Wife and Mother of two. We spoke about COVID-19 in the Seattle Area, her coaching background, Scott Sonnon, …

#55 Lucas Valente | Champion Mindset

April 7th, 2020


Draculino Black Belt Lucas Valente earliest BJJ memory is practicing Armbars with his uncle Daniel Valente at 3 years old. He has dedicated his life …

#54 Chance Glasco | The Matrix is Here. Virtual Reality and Video Games

April 3rd, 2020


Chance was one the original 22 founding members of the Call of Duty Franchise which ended up being the largest entertainment franchise of the 2000’s. …

#53 Brian Johnson | Seattle BJJ , Veganism, Quarantine Life

March 30th, 2020


Great to catch up with Prof Brian Johnson, one of the first BJJ teachers in the Seattle Washington Area. He has owned and operated Northwest Jiu-Jitsu Academy since 1999. He is a Masters World Champion and World Class …

#52 Adem Redzovic | BJJ, COVID-19 and Life Mindset

March 26th, 2020


Got to catch up with my friend Prof Adem Redzovic of Redzovic Jiu-Jitsu in Chicago. We talked about the Corona Virus/Covid-19 situation and how it’s effected our lives and more. Stay moving and stay healthy.

#50 Yoshi Wada & Felicia Oh | Never Stop Learning

March 22nd, 2020


Yoshi Wada & Felicia Oh are both Jean Jacques Machado Black Belts. Yoshi had trained with Rickson Gracie until he moved from the Los Angeles Area. Yoshi explained how it was training with Rickson since the early …

#49 Erika Wakefield - BJJ Instructor and Competitor

March 19th, 2020


Erika grew up in small town Colorado outside of Colorado Springs. She grew up Dancing, which she pursued professionally after high school that …

#48 Chad “Savage” George Mindset Mentor | Alberto Crane Show

March 15th, 2020


Chad George is a retired mixed martial art fighter who has competed for over 15 years in the Bantamweight division. He is the subject of the world renowned Netflix documentary “Occupation: Fighter”. A professional …

#51 Darragh O’Carroll MD | Coronavirus (COVID-19) What you need to know | Alberto Crane Show

March 14th, 2020


Darragh O’Carroll MD is an Emergency Physician and medical writer. He recently consulted on the Netflix docuseries “Pandemic: How to Prevent an …

#47 Dr. Avetis “Avo” Azizyan | Emotional Intelligence in Medicine | Alberto Crane Show

March 12th, 2020


Dr Avetis Azizyan is a Neuroscience Major and practicing Board Certified Radiologist and Professor at UCLA Medical Center. We discussed his 16 year …

#46 Taybren Lee - PAL | Alberto Crane Show

March 8th, 2020


Taybren Lee is a Police Activities League Officer that teaches to at risk youth in Los Angeles. He instills life values through the guise of BJJ, …

#45 Mestre Xuxo & Quebrado | Enjoy Yourself Movement | Alberto Crane Show

March 4th, 2020


Mestre Xuxo has known Capoeira as long as he’s been alive, starting Capoeira at 2 Years growing up under his Capoerista Master his father. Growing up in poverty in Brazil, he now teaches his method - Enjoy Yourself …

#44 Kristian Woodmansee | Jiu-Jitsu Way of Life | Alberto Crane Show

March 1st, 2020


Kristian Woodmansee is an International BJJ Champion Competitor winning at the highest levels for many years. Kristian is an Atos Black Belt under Andre Galvão and was one of the Main Instructors for many years at Atos …

#43 Adam Mcinnis - Believe and Achieve | Alberto Crane Show

February 26th, 2020


Adam McInnis is a Singer/Songwriter most known for his work on tv/film (Leap, The Voice, Hart of Dixie, EndGame etc) as well as collaborating with …

#42 April Do Nascimento - Just Move | Alberto Crane Show

February 23rd, 2020


Just Move! - Coach April Do Nascimento has always loved to move. Passionate Cheer athlete and later Cheer Coach. Which led her later to pursue …

#41 Xande & Michael Lemont | Alberto Crane Show

February 20th, 2020


Xande is a 4th Degree BJJ Black Belt, an Attorney in Brazil and Musician, Michael Lemont is a Hip Hop Artist and Music Producer. They just returned from Summer in Brazil, always fun hanging out with them and catching …

#40 Scott Sonnon & Matt Wiswesser | Alberto Crane Show

February 16th, 2020


Scott Sonnon is a Human Optimization Scientist and the Creator of the Clubbell, CST (Circular Strength Training) and TACFIT® coined by Men’s Health …

#39 Juan David Mendez | Alberto Crane Show

February 12th, 2020


Juan David Mendez is a Registered Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist, specializing in neuromuscular physiology and cardiovascular performance …

#38 Matt Wiswesser | Alberto Crane Show

February 9th, 2020


Matt Wiswesser is an Athletic Trainer and TACFIT Team Leader, he has worked across many Sports with Major League Baseball, National Football Teams, Div 1 Wrestlers, Federal Agencies and Military. He is a BJJ Coach at …

#37 Néstor Serra | Alberto Crane Show

February 5th, 2020


Néstor Serra Verdaguer, TACFIT® International Educational Director.

Néstor has been in the fitness and sports industry for over three decades. His career path has led him to work with an array of clients including …

#36 Duane Ludwig & Sam Coutts | Alberto Crane Show

February 3rd, 2020


MMA Coach of the Year and World Champion Duane “Bang” Ludwig and Prof Sam Coutts head BJJ Coach at Ludwig Martial Arts. We talk about their history, …

#35 Gabe Ruediger | Alberto Crane Show

January 29th, 2020


UFC Veteran and BJJ Black Belt who now owns KAIJU MMA in Tarzana, California. We used to train together at Dan Henderson’s Team Quest years ago, so it was great catching up and chatting about his Ultimate Fighter 5 …

#34 Konstantin aka Guara Prem | Alberto Crane Show

January 26th, 2020


Konstantin teaches Meditation, Yoga, is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and was a former Monk! He began his travels at the age of 12 years old …

#33 Joey Alvarado | Alberto Crane Show

January 23rd, 2020


Joey Alvarado is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and former Mixed Martial Arts Fighter and the founder and creator of KettleJitsu. We discussed where he grew up, his family and how he ended up in Los Angeles …

#32 Renato Migliaccio | Alberto Crane Show

January 19th, 2020


Professor Renato is Ryan Gracie 4th Degree BJJ Black Belt, Judo Black Belt, MMA Veteran and has traveled the World in his Martial Arts Journey. He now owns and operates Sampa BJJ in Glendora, California. It was great …

#31 John Combs | Alberto Crane Show

January 15th, 2020


John Combs is an Easton BJJ Black Belt, he won the North American Trials Championships last year, winning 7 matches that day and has won many Championships along the way. He is an active competitor we talk about his …

#30 SDotB Celebrity Photographer - Serge Bandaryan | Alberto Crane Show

January 12th, 2020


Had a great time sitting down with my Family SDotB and talk old stories of him having the opportunity to shoot artists like Drake, Dr. Dre, 2 Chainz …

#29 Ben Roy | Alberto Crane Show

January 8th, 2020


Ben Roy is a Stand Up Comic, Musician, Co-creator and star of the TruTV Television Show ‘Those Who Can’t’ and of course a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner.

#28 Aaron Cruz & Erik “Esik” Melland | Alberto Crane Show

January 4th, 2020


Aaron owns and operates Alta Performance Institute in Monterrey, California. Erik “Esik” is the founder of VKNJ. They grew up in the same town and have a long training and friendship together.
Aaron had a terrible …

#27 - Erik "Esik" Melland | VKNJA

January 1st, 2020


Erik ‘Esik’ Melland is the CEO and founder of Viking Ninja LLC. He embodies the Viking Ninja - rooted within his Norwegian and Korean descent.

His background as a massage therapist, fitness coach and creative artist has …

#26 - Eliot Marshall | UFC | BJJ and Giving Back

December 29th, 2019


Eliot Marshall is a former UFC Fighter and Ultimate Fighter Veteran, BJJ Black Belt Champion, the first American to earn IBJJF Pan American titles as a blue, purple and brown belt. In addition to being the co-owner and …

#25 - Quebrado | Capoeira Way of Life

December 25th, 2019


Quebrado is of Lebanese Armenian descent and talks about his break dancing roots and how he found Capoeira in his transition moving to America. We talk about the many benefits of Capoeira, the Movement of the Martial …

#24 - Grant Collins | Acupuncture and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

December 22nd, 2019


Grant Collins is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. He owns and operates Optimus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Laguna …

#23 - Ryan Provencher | TACFIT Firefighter

December 18th, 2019


Ryan Provencher is the Bellingham Fire Training Chief and TACFIT Fire and EMS Division Chief. We discuss his background in Physical Fitness and Nutrition and how TACFIT has helped him and others. Enjoy!

#22 - Bruce Schonfeld | The Secret Life of Fascia

December 15th, 2019


Bruce Schonfeld is an advanced Rolfer and has been a bodyworker for over 25 years. He also is a Film Maker and recently released his Movie: The …

#21 - Jamal Shofani | Family is My Superpower

December 11th, 2019


Jamal Shofani is BJJ Black Belt, Former Marine and Wells Fargo District Manager. We talk about his family immigrating from Jordan. Leadership. Work Life Balance and how his Family has been his superpower. Enjoy!

#20 - Adil Mustafabekov | You Have to Have Fear | Art and Fighting

December 8th, 2019


Adil Mustafabekov is a Disney Artist, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competitor. We discuss his history and the crossover of Art and Martial Arts. Enjoy!

#19 - Pier Pagano | Overcoming the Monkey Mind and Changing Our DNA Blue Print

December 4th, 2019


Pier Pagano work is called Repatterning and comes from her experiences in both the fitness and design world. She worked for 40 years from the outside in; now works from the inside out. She teaches clients to use their …

#18 - Jim Lawson | Jiu-Jitsu Mag | UFC | Journey

December 1st, 2019


Jim Lawson is the owner of Jiu-Jitsu Magazine, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. and former Marine. We talk about his Jiu-Jitsu beginnings, Royce Gracie, his Journey and everything in between. Enjoy!

#17 - Garret Glava | Build It and They Will Come

November 27th, 2019


Entrepreneur. Contractor, Real Estate Agent, BJJ Black Belt and a guy you want on your team. Garret Glava has helped open up over 25 Gracie Barra BJJ Academies all over Southern California. He now runs Gracie Barra Paso …

#16 - James Byous | Musician | TACFIT Coach | Bad Mothef*cker | 2 Years Sober

November 24th, 2019


I got to sit down with the dynamic James Byous he is a musician and all around entertainer, he was recently featured on the Netflix show “Westside” , he is also Certified TACFIT Coach, and a Bad Motherf*cker who’s tired …

#15 - Chesuaff "Chezorito" Arreola

November 20th, 2019


Chesuaff "Chezorito" Arreola teaches Jiu-Jitsu to Kids at Los Angeles Park and Rec Community Centers of Echo Park and Lincoln Heights. Really exited …

#14 - Alan “Savage” Phillips | Never Give Up

November 14th, 2019


Retired Serial Entrepreneur, Former Night Club and Restaurant Owner. At 73 Years Old is now a full time BJJ Practitioner and Competiror, Inspiring …

#13 - Jorge Bonilla | Legacy Glendale | Breaking Cycles | Making Champions

November 12th, 2019


BJJ Black Belt Jorge Bonilla is the owner and head coach of Legacy Glendale. We talk about his humble beginnings, overcoming limits, fighting, …

#12 - Xande & Michael LeMont | Music | Creative Process

November 11th, 2019


Xande & Michael LeMont talk about the Create Process, Movement and Music and much more! Enjoy!

#11 - Leonidas Tarca | Educator | School Principal | BJJ Black Belt

November 8th, 2019


Leonidas Tarca is an Educator, Author and the Principal of Martin Luther King Jr Elementary in South Central Los Angeles as well as a BJJ Black Belt. We talk about learning, martial arts, education, giving back and much …

#10 - Felicia Oh | Female BJJ Pioneer | World Champion | Artist

November 3rd, 2019


Felicia began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in November 2000 after being introduced to the art by her friend’s husband at the age of 33. Shortly …

#9 - James Uloth | Comedian | Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

November 1st, 2019


Comedy, Jiu-Jitsu, Canada, the Journey, working as a Paramedic and getting hit by moose, Enjoy!

#8 - DJ Mike "Murdah" Carrasco | BBoy | DJ | BJJ Player and Competitor

October 31st, 2019


Mike Murdah talks some BBoy History, the connection with BJJ, DJing, Performing on shows, competing and the Olympics

#7 - Robert Miller | TACFIT Team Leader | BJJ Life | Stuntman | Actor | Fitness Model

October 31st, 2019


Robert Miller TACFIT Team Leader talks doing Stunts, Acting in Bollywood Productions, Fitness Modeling, Coaching and much more! Enjoy!

#6 - Xande & Tim Valdez | BJJ Black Belts | Brotherhood | Brazil | Music

October 29th, 2019


Brazil Adventures, Friendships spanning since the Nineties, Crazy Brazil Adventures, Music and More

#5 - Tim Valdez | BJJ Black Belt | Santa Fe | New Mexico | Brazil Adventures

October 29th, 2019


Growing up with BJJ, BJJ in Schools and After School Pick Programs, Santa Fe New Mexico and Crazy Brazil Adventures and more

#3 - Andy Lazarit | Bang Muay Thai | Coach | Training In Thailand | Pursuing Your Passion

October 24th, 2019


Muay Thai Way of Life, South Central LA, Coaching, the Bang Muay Thai System, Pursuing his Passion and much more!

#2 - Lars Lienhard | German Sports Scientist | Elite Brain Based Coach | Neuro Athletic Training Founder | Author

October 24th, 2019


We talked about the Brain, Movement, Z-Health, Playing, Learning, Pain, Injuries, Human Performance and the Experience of Winning the World Cup as a German Team in Brazil and much more. Enjoy!

#1 - Duane "Bang" Ludwig | Beginnings | UFC | MMA Coach of the Year | Bang Muay Thai

October 16th, 2019


We talk about Duane "Bang" Ludwig fight beginnings in Colorado, UFC to MMA Coach of the Year and much more! 

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