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Episode 58: current events / secret

In this episode, Tim and Nico sit down alone and talk about recent events in the BJJ community and discuss who out of the pair has been slipping off to secret training sessions. If you haven’t checked out the full Claudia Duval interview for yourself make sure to watch…

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Episode 56: fernando reals / trust & empathy

FERNANDO “REALS” RESTREPO has spent his life in service to others. He’s an educator, activist, and BJJ Black Belt that has been serving the community for years.

He’s taught kids on Rikers Island in a traditional classroom setting, currently works in the NY school system, actively protests against oppression, and teaches BJJ to local youth free of charge.

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Episódio 55: refeições de malachi edmond / magic man

This week on the BJJ Goons Podcast Tim Spriggs and Nico Ball have a fellow teammate and TLI black belt Malachi Edmund on the show to talk about what he has been up to during lockdown. When he’s not competing Malachi is eating. On this episode, Malachi talks about…

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Bjj goons: alan “Finfou” nascimento

In this episode, Tim Spriggs and Nico Ball talk with Checkmat black belt Alan Finfou about Black Lives Matter, growing up in Rio’s favelas, and the Brazilian welfare system. Finfou really talks about how events have been impacting him and his family in Sweden and brings up his own experiences…

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Bjj goons episode 53: wake up / how to help

In this episode, Tim expresses his feelings on the recent events and the pain felt by the jiu-jitsu community. The most common questions and fears about speaking against racism for the first time are: “I’m afraid that I don’t know enough.” “I’m afraid to say the wrong thing.” “I don’t…

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Bjj goons episode 52: lion heart initiative

“Anyone on the mats [training martial arts] is significantly less likely to turn to crime or pick up an AK47 on behalf of some violent extremistorganization” Prof. Kelly Grissom (BJJ Black Belt Instructor; Former US Marine Officer) In these times of increasing social unrest and overwhelming feelings of public…

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Bjj goons episode 51: pedro munhoz / the young punisher

In this episode, TIM SPRIGGS and NICO BALL interview #7 ranked UFC Bantamweight Pedro Munhoz. Pedro opens up about his martial arts journey, talks about his upcoming fight this June, and even drops some details on some projects he has been working on in the music industry.

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Bjj goons episode 50: essential / lockdown

BJJ Goons podcast is finally back, but now with a new cohost and production! New episodes will be dropping every Monday and will be available on YouTube, iTunes, Google Podcasts, Libsyn, and Stitcher. Tim Spriggs and Nico Ball talk about the end of quarantine and their plans for getting back…

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