Jake battled GSP in front of 60,000 rabid fans and also earned a blackbelt under Ceasar Gracie, despite (or because of?) never tasting meat—and that means beef, chicken, pork, fish, etc. Jake talks about being born on a commune and raised by hippy parents, one of whom, his father, was a badass green beret. See a pattern? Time to shatter stereotypes!
Sean McCully fought Erik Paulson less than two years after UFC 1. At this time there were very few Jiu Jitsu gyms in the U.S., and even fewer (maybe none) MMA gyms. He also founded L.A. Boxing, a franchise operation later acquired by the UFC.
A good long hang in the garage with Travis Newaza (owner of Newaza Apparel) & Tom Barlow (BJJ nogi world champion and miscreant Brit) wherein we discuss the roots of Catch Wrestling, what it takes to start an apparel company, landing a BJJ sponsorship, the infamous fart-o-plata, cross-training at different gyms, and more!
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Anthony 'Prem' Carlissi drops by the garage to chat about learning yoga from the masters in India, the parallels between martial arts and yoga practice, how to find a proper teacher, the mind/body connections, and even how yoga helped him cope with the death of his daughter.