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Episode 340: Clark Gracie returns!
Clark Gracie returns to talk about growing an academy, managing an affiliation, team loyalty, his thoughts on cross training and the value of competition as a measuring tool. He also talks about competition mindset and staying calm under pressure! Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: * Catching up * His new academy location * Growing an academy * Student retention * Managing an affiliation * Ensuring a standard of quality * Team loyalty * The importance of doing research before picking a school * The best way to handle leaving a school * His thoughts on cross training * Teamwork in BJJ * The value of competition as a measuring tool * The match that taught him to never give up when you’re down on points * His competition mindset * Staying calm in stressful situations * Tracking progress * His recent knee injury * The Pummel * Training frequency * His goals for 2019
Episode 339: Marcos Tinoco
Marcos Tinoco joins the show to share his inspiring life story. He talks about fighting through adversity, the value of work ethic, moving to NY to train under Marcelo Garcia, competing with no pressure and lessons he’s learned along the way. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: * Origins * Finding Jiu-Jitsu * His first tournament * Winning Europeans as a purple belt * Climbing the ranks * Work ethic * Coming to the US with limited English * Meeting his wife and getting married * Moving to NY * Rolling with Marcelo for the first time * His life goals * Drilling and rolling * The hardest time period of his journey * Competing with no pressure * The Pummel * What he loves most about teaching * The Lasso Guard
Episode 338: Marcos Flores
Marcos Flores is the director of USA tournaments for Grappling Industries and a highly experienced referee. He talks about starting BJJ in his 30s, longevity on the mats, reffing over 10,000 matches and the intricacies or reffing. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: * Origins * Starting BJJ after 30 * Using a slow game * Longevity * Finding the right school * Running tournaments * IBJJF * The tournament business * The Pummel * reffing over 10,000 matches * Reffing the infamous match between Vagner Rocha and AJ Agazarm * Resetting positions in a match * Ref bias * The Only Submission Only tournament * Going head to head with IBJJF in NY
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