An amazing podcast with one of the founders of Tapout! Like or dislike the brand, this incredibly emotional episode chronicles the journey of three friends who hooked their wagon to the new 'sport' of MMA, and the wild times and the millions of dollars that followed... until the leader of their crew, Charles 'Mask' Lewis, died in a tragic car accident. That's when the drama really started. Buckle up.
Bear from Shoyoroll joins Motus V for an enlightening chat on starting a company in a super-niche market, sticking it out through the lean years, growing up as a geek collector, training jiu jitsu in the early days and sponsoring athletes.
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.
Orlando Sanchez, 2015 ADCC Heavyweight Winner, drops into the garage and chats with Nick. He talks about hitting rock bottom with his cocaine and steroid use, then using Jiu Jitsu competitions to fuel his sobriety and help him balance in his life. He talks about losing 150 pounds, running two successful Gracie Barra schools, and serving as a main training partner for UFC Heavyweight fighter, Fabricio Werdum.
First up, Jason Parillo and Tony Gonzalez (Tony Ferguson's striking coach) break down the Conor McGregor Fight
Next, Tony Ferguson, Lightweight UFC contender, talks wrestling in Michigan under his father, how he started training Jiu Jitsu, winning The Ultimate Fighter season 13 under the tutelage of coach Brock Lesnar, and the basis for his unorthodox and wildly exciting fighting style.
Renowned MMA striking coach Jason Parillo (coach of BJ Penn, Bisping, Cris Cyborg) joins Motus V to analyze the Ronda Rousey vs Holly Holm fight. The conversation touches on Cris Cyborg potential match-ups, Ronda's future, and the shakeup of the UFC women's division.
From their home in Newport Beach, Nick the Tooth talks Jiu Jitsu with the Mendes Brothers: Gui (4x World Champion) & Rafa (5x World Champion 2x ADCC Champion). In three years they've built their academy, Art of Jiu Jitsu, into one of the most acclaimed in the world. With over 800 members, and 300 kids, learn why they've now turned their attention to mentoring future champions. From their humble origins to their future goals, no topic is taboo... except (?)