"You are a fighter the DAY you DECIDE to become one. Today could be that DAY." Buck Grant is a former Muay Thai Fighter, Pro MMA Fighter, BJJ Black Belt and modern day philosopher who is on search of an age old question: Why do we FIGHT? His guest will cover anything and everything fight related, from sport combat to self defense, to military and the average person fighting for a well lived life. In addition, weekly Buck Grant will do a solo segment called "The Wise Warrior," where he will share his philosophical views on well being and a warrior spirit.
When I was in Florida I had the opportunity to experience Ice Bath Immersion and breath work training the Wimm Hoff trained coach and Budokon expert Donato Hebling and Mark Diaz. It was one of the most enlightened experiences I have even had and here is the conversation we had about it.
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Happy 2019 everyone! In my first solo episode of the year I talk about one of my favorite secrets to setting and keeping goals. I also speak about the value of Connection over Communication and how it can help you be more happy and successful in the New Year.
Jaimie Bradley became a Kru, or teacher under me through the Muay Thai University back in 2013, however she has been an educator for nearly 2 decades. As a teacher of physical education, Jamie started her Muay Thai journey at a weight of 230lbs. Fast forward to now, she has fought in a ring, become the first female Muay Thai Coach at Lion Fights, owns her own gym Kru Fit in Indiana and is helping spearhead the evolution of Muay Thai in the Midwest.
In Costa Rica, on my Primal Edge Retreat with my good friend and teacher Tony Torres, (who is a regular guest on my show) I shared some rather personal discoveries and revelations that I have had. These revelations explain the REAL reason that I fought and what actually fueled my desire to write my first book "Over The Top Rope: Life Lessons From the Ring."
Antwain walked into my gym in 2007 at nearly 300 lbs in weight. What was his goal? Become a UFC fighter. Naturally I was skeptical and yet skepticism was repacked with optimism as this man literally transformed himself into a professional fighter, competing on The Ultimate Fighter season 8 and as a middleweight contender in Strikeforce. Fat to Fighting. How he went from 300 lbs. to an elite MMA fighter. What’s the REAL secret to loosing weight and getting in shape. Transitioning from Ground and Pound to Knockout Artist. The golden days of his career and when it stop being fun. TUF-broke hand and overcoming the setback of that. The sports entertainment side of modern MMA and his standpoint on. UFC conspiracy theories. His thoughts on win-loss bonuses. How he broke his arm and fought 20 days later. Fighting 3 men in one night! What’s a BJJ black belt? Shownotes: Britt’s Personal Training and Self Defense IG- @brittfit_of_va Sponsors: www.Redcon1.com- Best supplements and meal replacements on the planet! Save 20% with coupon code: T20BuckG The Muay Thai Instructor College www.buckgrant.com - 1 year leadership, mentorship and coach development program for Muay Thai. -Online University -Coaches Clinics Nationwide -Mentorship from Ajarn Buck Grant, an American Muay Thai Master
Kat Walzak is a Special Victims Unit Detective who has also spent years with a Gang Enforcement Unit. She's a lifelong martial artist (BJJ Brown Belt, Muay Thai and Krav Maga to name a few.)
In addition to all of that she’s a CrossFit Level 1 coach and a BioForce Coach under Joel Jameison who, If you didn’t know, is the S&C coach for Demetrius “Mighty Mouse” Johnson the former flyweight champion of the UFC.
SWAT Team Cop and CrossFit athlete Anthony Shefferly discusses his new program Alpha Sworn, a community and leadership driven program designed to keep cops alive. This and more on this episode of The Fight Focus.
On this episode of The Fight Focus, former Russian Paratrooper and Martial Artist Armen Vladimirovich discusses Systema, The simultaneous glorification of violence and softening of American Society, and the upcoming fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov Connor McGregor.
Pro boxing heavyweight Bryant Jennings win on ESPN a few weeks ago put my friend Reza on the map. Reza has been working with combat sport athletes with reaction and cognition training and the results have been staggering! Find out his secrets to increasing speed and reaction time on this episode of The Fight Focus.
Erik Paulson is a true LEGEND of the sport of MMA and martial Arts as a whole. He had been my teacher for nearly 20 years. In September of 2017 I received my Black Belt in BJJ from him, though most of my career I studied Mixed Martial Arts under his Combat Submission Wrestling System.
As former Shooto Champion and true Master of all ranges in MMA, he is one of the pioneers of what modern Day Mixed Martial Arts is.
Defense Lab Instructor and Martial Arts instructor of over 35 years Tony Torres speaks of Doctrine vs Dogma. He discusses the differences between these two principles as they relate to self defense, martial arts and life in general.
Fighting in Japan and The Future Of Female MMA with Pro Fighter Kaitlin Young on the Fight Focus. Kailtin shares her fight experience in Japan against King Reina at Rizen 12 and what she has discovered as a match maker for Invicta FC, an all female professional MMA organization.
The Internet blew up a few weeks ago when a CrossFit Self Defense Instructor made some, shall we say, EXTREME claims about CrossFit movements as they pertain to self defense.
World Renowned Self Defense Instructor, founder of the SPEAR system and creator of the CrossFit Self Defense System speaks about this controversial video and more on this episode of The Fight Focus.
How can Ice baths make me a better fighter? Is Crossfit ideal for MMA and law enforcement? What is down regulation and why the lack of it is KILLING our police officers? Eat all fat, eat like a caveman…what the hell should I eat for optimal performance?
The Psychology of Women’s Self Defense. What Bruce Lee and Krav Maga have in common. This topics and more with Clinical Psychologist and Krav Maga Instructor Dr. Meghan Horne on Episode 5 of the Fight Focus.
My guest Ryan Hoover, founder of the Fit to Fight Republic, a published author and former Krav Maga World wide instructor, speaks of the misrepresentation of men in the "toxic masculinity" movement, the overstatement of Bruce Lee's influence by his followers and much, much more.
Kaitlin Young, AKA "The Striking Viking,' is a professional Muay Thai, Kickboxing and MMA champion. I trained with her back in 2008 a week before fighting Gina Carano and have followed her career ever since. On the show we talk about prize fighting for self defense, the pros and cons of weight cutting, should you spar hard in training and much, much more!