Vinny OBrien Motocross Racer, Golden Glove Champion, Pro boxer, Alaskan Commercial Fisherman and now works as Professional Stuntman and Actor.
Recent projects include, Captain Marvel, Fast 9 doubling Jason Statham and many more.
Vinny feels competing and fighting in wrestling and boxing taught him critical thinking and a base for everything.
Brian loves the grind which led him to becoming an Alaskan Commercial Fisherman which was interesting for me to hear about.
He got started in the movie industry by getting a part in Creed.
He really feels Jiu-Jitsu is the best thing you can do for your kid to set them up for success.
Loved hearing his mindset about how he approaches everything. Enjoy!
#VinnyObrien #Stunts #Fighting #AlbertoCraneShow
Mike is the Chief Marketing Officer for VKNJA and Marketing Director for TACFIT, he does a lot of work behind the scene, contributing to the systems growth so I was glad I was able to bring him into the studio to talk about his relationship with Esik and more. Enjoy!
Matt is an Athetic Trainer, TACFIT Team Leader and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt. He just finished filming Kettlebell Spetsnaz 101 for TACFIT.com. Scott Sonnon original Spetsnaz program was his introduction to the system, 10 years prior to the day. I always enjoy and learn talking to Matt about training, nutrition and more.
Had a great time talking and catching up with TACFIT Team Leaders Matt, Esik and Robert. We discussed many training topics and benefits of TACFIT training after shooting videos for TACFIT YouTube all afternoon. TACFIT Clubbell 101 with Robert Miller July 8 2020, TACFIT Mace 101 with Esik at the end of July 2020, followed up by the TACFIT Kettlebell Spetznaz 101 with Matt Wiswesser coming soon to TACFIT.com
Professor Bryan Gregerson has a bachelor and masters degree in Urban Education from the University of Southern California. They both had taught over a decade in lower income public school systems teaching from Elementary thru High School Grades. They made the jump to open their gym about 3 years ago in Boyle Heights where Bryan had taught for years already in the Public School Systems. We discussed the attitudes and qualities that make kids successful and how it relates to BJJ and everything else.
Childhood friends Karen and Sevak are Armenian-American mixed martial artists, they are Judo Black Belts and hold black belts in many other martial arts as well as being Elite Grapplers. Karen is best known for fighting in WEC's lightweight division, he also had a 12-0 amateur boxing record before he began MMA and is also the founder of KD MMA Training Center in Glendale, CA. Sevak was a contender on the Ultimate Fighter 12 Show. They both have been close friends of mine for a long time so it’s always great to catch up.
Josiah is full time BJJ instructor and competitor as well as a Certified TACFIT Field Instructor. He was headed down the wrong path during High School until his Father enrolled him at Legacy. He shares some of his story and what he does to better himself everyday.
Marco grew up in Burbank and the San Fernando Valley, he played Baseball and Football during High School. He graduated from Film School, lost a lot of weight and now gives back and teaches Kids and Adults at Legacy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Always a good time talking to my brother. Enjoy!
Manvel Gamburyan is an Armenian mixed martial artist who has competed in the UFC's lightweight, featherweight, and bantamweight divisions. A professional competitor since 1999, he was a cast member of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter 5, and also competed in the WEC and for King of the Cage. Big pleasure to talk to him about old stories, growing up training with Gokor Chivichyan in Hollywood. His Judo Journey. Getting jumped at a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament and why he stopped competing in Jiu-Jitsu. Enjoy!
Coach Dan Spence shares his story of his motorcycle accident, breaking his back, being hospitalized for 6 months and wondering if he would ever walk again. Moving from Australia to to the US. Him finding BJJ and making it his life and more. Enjoy!
Always good hanging with my brother Professor X, he hasn’t been able to return back to Brazil because of the Pandemic, we discussed current events happening now and more. Xande is a Musician and 4th Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. You can find his Music on Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud and YouTube.
Great chat with Rolles Gracie Jr, he is a third generation martial arts member of the Gracie Family, he is the son of legendary Rolls Gracie. We talked growing up Gracie, Covid-19, competing in Wrestling, fighting MMA and much more. Enjoy!
Aaron Cruz and Mikey Donios are partners at Alta Performance Institute in Monterrey, California where they are fully dedicated to helping their community live a healthier and better life. Aaron Cruz has been a TACFIT Team Leader for 10 years plus, he is a huge resource of knowledge in our System. Always great to see Aaron and big pleasure to finally get to know Mikey.
Brandon Mullins made a name for himself as one of the top jiu-jitsu competitors in the rooster weight and was the first American to win the No-Gi IBJJF Black Adult division two times. It’s been a pleasure to watch him come up thru the ranks over the years and become a World Class Black Belt Competitor. He received his Black Belt from Klay Pittman and later became an assistant Instructor for Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhães. He has two instructional courses with Stephan Kesting: How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent and Non-Stop Jiu-Jitsu: Dynamic BJJ Gameplans. Brandon is very inspiring to me, hope you enjoy our talk. On Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube and most Platforms.
Kenny Florian is the only UFC fighter to compete in four divisions (Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight and Middleweight). He fought for three UFC titles in two weight classes.
Today, Kenny can be found outside of the Octagon as a color commentator for BattleBots on the Discovery and Science Channels.
Kenny is co-owner of Meraki BJJ in Santa Monica, CA and Florian Martial Arts Center in Brookline, MA.
Every week, Kenny can be heard on the Anik and Florian podcast.
It was great catching up with him and talking old stories. Enjoy!
Lance is a 2nd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under 4th Degree Black Belt Vicente Junior and owns Conquest BJJ in Maryland. He also helps martial arts schools owners with growth in his MMA Studio Secrets group. We discussed navigating martial arts gyms in these interesting times and his passion for helping school owners to be successful. Enjoy!
Summer is a movement & performance coach. She has been fortunate to have studied under Scott Sonnon since 2006, after being hired as their Nanny was asked to Model for his books and DVDS. She served as a Head Coach for RMAX International (TACFIT former parent company) and is the founder and director for Clubbell Yoga globally and now owns and operates Flow Shala in Bellingham, Washington.
She holds a Masters in Kinesiology from Western Washington University. It was good to catch up with her and see what she’s been up to and more. Enjoy! #SummerHuntington #TACFIT #ClubbellYoga #ScottSonnon
Last time I spoke with Dr. Darragh O’Carroll was right before our quarantine was mandated. Some time has passed and there are still so many questions. I appreciate Dr. Darragh’s time and our talk over this heated topic. Darragh O’Carroll MD is an Emergency Physician and medical writer. He obtained his B.S. in Human Physiology from Boston University, his M.D. from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii, and his training in Emergency Medicine from one of the nation’s busiest trauma centers, Los Angeles County Hospital. He recently consulted on the Netflix docuseries “Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak”, released in January, 2020. On Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube and most Platforms. #Covid19 #Vaccine #CoronaVirus #AlbertoCraneShow
Big honor to do a podcast with my Professor, Professor Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhães. Prof. Draculino‘s personality, enthusiasm, integrity, charisma and leadership make the essence of his Academies GB Texas and GBBH and touch all those around him. A great competition background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling and MMA qualifies him as one of the best featherweight competitors in BJJ history. Besides these titles held as a competitor and fighter, Professor Vinicius is considered one of the best instructors in the BJJ world. Among his students, you will find world champions, Pan Ams, national BJJ champions, more than 100 Black Belts, MMA and Grappling champions spread all over the World. Professor Vinicius is also a Lawyer in Brazil and graduated from the UFRJ (Federal University of Rio De Janeiro) which is one of the top three Law schools in the country. On all Apple Podcast, Spotify, YouTube and most Podcast Platforms. Enjoy!
Great to talk with Andy Wang BJJ Black Belt, MMA Veteran and Former Ultimate Fighter Contender who now lives in China where he teaches and runs his own BJJ Academy. We talk about UFC Champ Zhang Weili and how it was an even more difficult road for her to become Champion. We talk about the Covid-19 situation in China and he even challenged me to a BJJ Match! Challenge excepted! Enjoy! #AndyWang #China #MMA #BJJ #AlbertoCraneShow
Ulpiano moved from Brazil to Los Angeles with 100$ in his pocket, moved to United States to fight MMA. Later he ended up opening up one of the First Gracie Barra Gyms in 2007 in Santa Ana, California. In 2010 he moved to Houston Texas and started his very successful Gracie Barra Westchase Gym. It was great to catch up with him and talk about his journey, living the American Dream and much more. Enjoy!
Arin is a Robert Drysdale Black Belt and BJJ Masters World Champion, has a Double Major in Philosophy & Religion from UCLA, worked as an EMT for many years. Today he runs his Medical Spa, Ivy Laser Salon in Las Vegas. We had great conversation talking about everything from Religion, History, COVID-19, Jiu-Jitsu and more.
Great to catch up with my long time friend Felipe Palhares who is the founder of his Law Firm Mandatum who specialize in business mergers and acquisitions across Brazil and Internationally. We have conversation about the COVID-19 Situation currently in Brazil, of course Jiu-Jitsu, TACFIT and much more. Enjoy!
Dr. Eric Cobb is the founder of Z-Health Performance Solutions and is one of the world's leading experts in harnessing the power of the neurology of movement to create extraordinary change in the human body.
Dr. Cobb's innate passion for human physiology and psychology began when he was first introduced to the martial arts as a 6-year old boy. His passion for martial arts, and all things athletic, led him to dig deeply into the science of movement over the last 20 years and developed a global and holistic approach to health and performance, based on the brain.
Is a Movement Coach, Strength & Conditioning Specialist, TACFIT Team Leader and Probationary FireFighter, Wife and Mother of two. We spoke about COVID-19 in the Seattle Area, her coaching background, Scott Sonnon, her CST/TACFIT Journey transitioning into a Firefighter Career and more. Enjoy!
Draculino Black Belt Lucas Valente earliest BJJ memory is practicing Armbars with his uncle Daniel Valente at 3 years old. He has dedicated his life to becoming the best Jiu-Jitsu fighter he can be. He got the silver medal at the Black Belt Adult 2019 IBJJF World Championship, it was big pleasure to talk with him and discuss his process and journey. Enjoy!
Chance was one the original 22 founding members of the Call of Duty Franchise which ended up being the largest entertainment franchise of the 2000’s. His newest venture, Doghead Simulations, is a company with a mission “to bring Virtual Reality collaboration to business teams.” Through their product rumii, teammates are able work together remotely through a virtual reality environment that works across a variety of platforms and operating systems. It was great to catch up with Chance, he started to train BJJ with me in 2009, we’ve had some good adventures, and he even cornered me in my MMA fight in Costa Rica years ago. He always opens my mind up to technology possibilities and I always learn a lot when I speak with him. Enjoy!
Great to catch up with Prof Brian Johnson, one of the first BJJ teachers in the Seattle Washington Area. He has owned and operated Northwest Jiu-Jitsu Academy since 1999. He is a Masters World Champion and World Class Competitor. He has been doing amazing work in his academy and community over the last decades. He is the example of discipline and consistency. Its been an honor to know him and to be his friend after all these years. Enjoy!
Got to catch up with my friend Prof Adem Redzovic of Redzovic Jiu-Jitsu in Chicago. We talked about the Corona Virus/Covid-19 situation and how it’s effected our lives and more. Stay moving and stay healthy.
Yoshi Wada & Felicia Oh are both Jean Jacques Machado Black Belts. Yoshi had trained with Rickson Gracie until he moved from the Los Angeles Area. Yoshi explained how it was training with Rickson since the early days, garage training, challenge matches, traveling to Japan when Rickson fought in the Japan Vale Tudo in 1995 and much more. Yoshi is also a Chiropractor and Acupuncture but believes you should be able to heal yourself. The reason why he transitioned more and more from his former profession into BJJ. Yoshi is in his seventies so I learned a lot from his attitude, way of living and training for life. Thank you to my friend Felicia Oh for bringing him on the show. Enjoy!
Erika grew up in small town Colorado outside of Colorado Springs. She grew up Dancing, which she pursued professionally after high school that brought her to Los Angeles. Along the way she began personal training and training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She teaches Kids, Adults and Female BJJ Classes at LEGACY Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Burbank, California. She talks about how it is being a Female in Jiu-Jitsu and why it is important to train Jiu-Jitsu as a Female. She is a great role model for all and I personally am grateful because she gives my daughter a strong female to look up to. Had a great talk with her, enjoy!
Chad George is a retired mixed martial art fighter who has competed for over 15 years in the Bantamweight division. He is the subject of the world renowned Netflix documentary “Occupation: Fighter”. A professional competitor since 2005, Chad has fought in the WEC, Bellator, Tachi Palace, BAMMA and many other MMA Organizations. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, is 3 x IBJJF World Champion, the EBI Combat Jiu-Jitsu World Champion among many other Jiu-Jitsu Accolades. He runs his gym California Mixed Martial Arts in Gardena, California and hosts his Podcast the Savage Hour. He has been an inspiration for me for many years not only for his fighting abilities but his example of what he gives back to his fighters as a Coach and also to the MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a whole. Enjoy!
Darragh O’Carroll MD is an Emergency Physician and medical writer. He recently consulted on the Netflix docuseries “Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak”, released in January, 2020. He obtained his B.S. in Human Physiology from Boston University, his M.D. from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii, and his training in Emergency Medicine from one of the nation’s busiest trauma centers, Los Angeles County Hospital. He is the medical director for All Hands and Heart Smart Response disaster NGO, and volunteered with disaster relief organization Team Rubicon delivering disaster relief to Abaco Island in the bahamas shortly after Hurricane Dorian struck in September of 2019. We spoke about how what do to prevent, get better and get thru this Pandemic.
Dr Avetis Azizyan is a Neuroscience Major and practicing Board Certified Radiologist and Professor at UCLA Medical Center. We discussed his 16 year Journey of being a Doctor. The emotional intelligence of practicing medicine, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Brain, helping people and much more. Enjoy!
Taybren Lee is a Police Activities League Officer that teaches to at risk youth in Los Angeles. He instills life values through the guise of BJJ, Judo, and Karate. We had a great discussion on how losses make you better and much much more. Enjoy!
Mestre Xuxo has known Capoeira as long as he’s been alive, starting Capoeira at 2 Years growing up under his Capoerista Master his father. Growing up in poverty in Brazil, he now teaches his method - Enjoy Yourself Movement around the World, teaching workshops and certifications. He has traveled to 147 Countries around the World. He has trained people like Ido Portal, Ruben “Cobrinha” Charles and many others to move better. About 3 1/2 years ago Mestre Xuxo was diagnosed with Multiple Schlerosis which changed many things in his life and we discussed how his fathers mindset instilled in him is helping him overcome and also live his best life. It was a big honor to sit down with him and hear his story. He is a living example that anything is possible. One of my favorite podcasts to date. Enjoy!
Kristian Woodmansee is an International BJJ Champion Competitor winning at the highest levels for many years. Kristian is an Atos Black Belt under Andre Galvão and was one of the Main Instructors for many years at Atos HQ. He now runs Logic BJJ in Philadelphia. It was a big pleasure to hear his personal story and his advice for BJJ Practitioners for them to reach their potential. Enjoy!
Adam McInnis is a Singer/Songwriter most known for his work on tv/film (Leap, The Voice, Hart of Dixie, EndGame etc) as well as collaborating with top dj's in EDM. Adam was a winner of Russel Simmon's "Race To Be: The Next Music Entrepreneur". Adam's online platform, where he gives out mentoring information and advice regarding the music industry has gained a vast following. He truly loves to help upcoming artists understand the blueprint for success. Part of this has been his Neverland Music Retreat in Costa Rica where he has Musicians and Producers participating from around the world. He has been a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Practioner for many years and I always appreciate his Cerebral approach to everything he pursues. Enjoy!
Just Move! - Coach April Do Nascimento has always loved to move. Passionate Cheer athlete and later Cheer Coach. Which led her later to pursue Kinesiology and a bachelors degree from Cal State Northridge. Coach April runs and is the Head Coach for Tough Girl Bootcamp at Legacy in Burbank, California. It was great to hear her story, as she has been an inspiration to me for many years. Enjoy! #ToughGirlBootCamp #LegacyBJJ #BangMuayThai #TACFIT
Xande is a 4th Degree BJJ Black Belt, an Attorney in Brazil and Musician, Michael Lemont is a Hip Hop Artist and Music Producer. They just returned from Summer in Brazil, always fun hanging out with them and catching up. Enjoy!
Scott Sonnon is a Human Optimization Scientist and the Creator of the Clubbell, CST (Circular Strength Training) and TACFIT® coined by Men’s Health “Worlds Smartest Workout”. TACFIT® is an internationally established brand with facilities and instructors in 33 countries and it has been in the trenches developing a following reaching a record of 59 million. As a dyslexic, institutionalized as a child, Scott Sonnon became a TED Fellow speaking on the nature of multiple learning styles being misdiagnosed as learning disabilities. Despite his misdiagnosed learning disabilities he became a World Champion in 5 different Martial Art Styles. Scott Sonnon was voted one of "The 6 Most Influential Martial Artists of the 21st Century" by Black Belt Magazine. Scott Sonnon and his work has really changed and improved my life in many ways as well as those around me. So it was a huge honor to sit down with him. Matt Wiswesser is an Athletic Trainer and a TACFIT Team Leader and has been mentored by Scott for many years. Enjoy!
Juan David Mendez is a Registered Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist, specializing in neuromuscular physiology and cardiovascular performance studying many years at Yale and Florida State University. Juan David is a TACFIT Team Leader and has been practicing TACFIT for 10 years. He is also the Head Coach and Co-Owner of TACFIT Point and has his private practice in clinical and performance nutrition in Panama City. Juan David also traveled for 5 years as a Catholic Missionary in Bolivia and Uruguay. It was a big honor and pleasure to sit down with him and hear some of his story. Enjoy! #TACFIT #Dietician #TACFITPoint #Panama #ScottSonnon
Matt Wiswesser is an Athletic Trainer and TACFIT Team Leader, he has worked across many Sports with Major League Baseball, National Football Teams, Div 1 Wrestlers, Federal Agencies and Military. He is a BJJ Coach at Silver Fox BJJ and Personal Trainer. He has been a great friend over the years and always been a resource for me in my own TACFIT Journey. So it was great to sit down with him and connect on the Show. Enjoy!
Néstor Serra Verdaguer, TACFIT® International Educational Director.
Néstor has been in the fitness and sports industry for over three decades. His career path has led him to work with an array of clients including athletes and instructors. A movement specialist, he also trains movement professionals. By helping increase their knowledge, the coaches in turn can better help others.
In 2016, his dedication ranked him Best Coach in Spain for his educational work and influence in fitness and healthy habits.
For the past eight years he has been collaborating with TACFIT®, leading the legions of Spain and Portugal under the umbrella of the Iberian Legion. With his in-depth understanding of the different TACFIT® training modules, he has led and trained fifteen highly skilled Team Leaders and more than one hundred instructors. The education system implemented has been the example of many legions around the world.
Nestor is the country’s leader of StrongFirst® and Head Master Trainer of Ybell Fitness. He is also the director and co-creator of Hypopressive RSF (functional systemic reprograming), a postural method born in postpartum therapy. The method was developed in different programs and effective for the prevention, treatment and improvement of both postural and pelvic dysfunctions and high sports performance. There are over ten thousand physiotherapists and five thousand trainers who practice the method in Canada, Brazil, USA, UK, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and over more than thirty countries around the world.
Néstor says, “My understanding of training is based on detecting the needs of the body to make it more functional. It is imperative to gauge how the body can move effectively and efficiently in any situation, in the face of any challenge, voluntary or not, circumstantial or frequent. This concept is what I aim to convey to my students, clients and athletes, and thus help to improve people's lives.”
MMA Coach of the Year and World Champion Duane “Bang” Ludwig and Prof Sam Coutts head BJJ Coach at Ludwig Martial Arts. We talk about their history, some of our old stories and adversities we had to over come. Enjoy!
UFC Veteran and BJJ Black Belt who now owns KAIJU MMA in Tarzana, California. We used to train together at Dan Henderson’s Team Quest years ago, so it was great catching up and chatting about his Ultimate Fighter 5 Experience, his martial arts journey and much more, enjoy!
Konstantin teaches Meditation, Yoga, is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and was a former Monk! He began his travels at the age of 12 years old all across his Native Russia, later spending years in India and later Bali and China. He now lives in Los Angeles, California and we discuss how Jiu-Jitsu has improved his Life and much more. Enjoy!
Joey Alvarado is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and former Mixed Martial Arts Fighter and the founder and creator of KettleJitsu. We discussed where he grew up, his family and how he ended up in Los Angeles California. Enjoy!
Professor Renato is Ryan Gracie 4th Degree BJJ Black Belt, Judo Black Belt, MMA Veteran and has traveled the World in his Martial Arts Journey. He now owns and operates Sampa BJJ in Glendora, California. It was great catching up with him and learning about his journey moving to the US from Brazil and much more. Enjoy!
John Combs is an Easton BJJ Black Belt, he won the North American Trials Championships last year, winning 7 matches that day and has won many Championships along the way. He is an active competitor we talk about his journey and his mindset on his quest. Enjoy!
Had a great time sitting down with my Family SDotB and talk old stories of him having the opportunity to shoot artists like Drake, Dr. Dre, 2 Chainz and many more. We talk about his clothing brand he ran for many years as well as his mindset and belief to invest in people over the years. Enjoy!
Aaron owns and operates Alta Performance Institute in Monterrey, California. Erik “Esik” is the founder of VKNJ. They grew up in the same town and have a long training and friendship together.
Aaron had a terrible vertebrae injury to his T 1, 2 and C7 and was determined to not be handicapped at 25yrs old and found the work which was needed to begin his journey to recovery from his debilitating neck injury. I had a great time talking with them and learned a lot from them .#TACFIT #CST #VKNJ #ScottSonnon #IntuFlo
Erik ‘Esik’ Melland is the CEO and founder of Viking Ninja LLC. He embodies the Viking Ninja - rooted within his Norwegian and Korean descent.
His background as a massage therapist, fitness coach and creative artist has allowed him to design a program that is built around Balance, Discipline and the Warrior Spirit. His unconventional training system focusing on safe and mindful Bodyweight and Steel Mace movements for performance, strength, mobility and recovery.
Erik’s journey has led him to train with athletes within major professional sports (NFL, UFC, MLB, NHL) as well as individuals who are starting or furthering their fitness.
Erik lives by the motto of “Kill your Ego” and expects students to enter the program with an open mind and willingness to learn and struggle. #VKNJ #TACFIT #CST #ScottSonnon
Eliot Marshall is a former UFC Fighter and Ultimate Fighter Veteran, BJJ Black Belt Champion, the first American to earn IBJJF Pan American titles as a blue, purple and brown belt. In addition to being the co-owner and head instructor at Easton Training Center, Eliot became the head coach of Elevation Fight Team, one of the country's most highly regarded MMA teams. Eliot has his own podcast called the Gospel of Fire and has a best selling Amazon Book with the same title. Enjoy!
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Quebrado is of Lebanese Armenian descent and talks about his break dancing roots and how he found Capoeira in his transition moving to America. We talk about the many benefits of Capoeira, the Movement of the Martial Art, the Music and the Way of Life. Enjoy!
Grant Collins is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. He owns and operates Optimus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Laguna Niguel in Orange County, California. We discuss the many benefits of the Martial Arts as well as Chinese Medicine. It was a big pleasure to sit down with him as he began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Journey with me 20 years ago in Santa Fe, New Mexico as well as starting our first Kids Program. Enjoy!
Ryan Provencher is the Bellingham Fire Training Chief and TACFIT Fire and EMS Division Chief. We discuss his background in Physical Fitness and Nutrition and how TACFIT has helped him and others. Enjoy!
Bruce Schonfeld is an advanced Rolfer and has been a bodyworker for over 25 years. He also is a Film Maker and recently released his Movie: The Secret Life of Fascia. I’ve been fascinated by Fascia and how it works for many years now so it was a great pleasure to have an expert on the Show. Enjoy! You can find Bruce Schonfeld at advancedrolfing.com and can watch his movie “The Secret Life of Fascia” on Vimeo OnDemand
Jamal Shofani is BJJ Black Belt, Former Marine and Wells Fargo District Manager. We talk about his family immigrating from Jordan. Leadership. Work Life Balance and how his Family has been his superpower. Enjoy!
Pier Pagano work is called Repatterning and comes from her experiences in both the fitness and design world. She worked for 40 years from the outside in; now works from the inside out. She teaches clients to use their inner toolbox to repattern their blueprint to reflect who they are now. She does private sessions and seminars in the US and Europe.
Entrepreneur. Contractor, Real Estate Agent, BJJ Black Belt and a guy you want on your team. Garret Glava has helped open up over 25 Gracie Barra BJJ Academies all over Southern California. He now runs Gracie Barra Paso Robles in Paso Robles, California. I always appreciate his advice and guidance. Enjoy!
I got to sit down with the dynamic James Byous he is a musician and all around entertainer, he was recently featured on the Netflix show “Westside” , he is also Certified TACFIT Coach, and a Bad Motherf*cker who’s tired of pretending like he’s not! Enjoy!
Chesuaff "Chezorito" Arreola teaches Jiu-Jitsu to Kids at Los Angeles Park and Rec Community Centers of Echo Park and Lincoln Heights. Really exited to have Chesauff “Chezorito" Arreola on the Show. He has been an inspiration to me for many years. He talks about overcoming a lot of personal struggles in his life thru Jiu-Jitsu and helping kids be their best thru Jiu-Jitsu in his community, Enjoy!
Retired Serial Entrepreneur, Former Night Club and Restaurant Owner. At 73 Years Old is now a full time BJJ Practitioner and Competiror, Inspiring all those around him .He talks old stories and about never giving up! Enjoy.
Leonidas Tarca is an Educator, Author and the Principal of Martin Luther King Jr Elementary in South Central Los Angeles as well as a BJJ Black Belt. We talk about learning, martial arts, education, giving back and much more. Enjoy!
Felicia began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in November 2000 after being introduced to the art by her friend’s husband at the age of 33. Shortly thereafter she enrolled at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master Jean Jacques Machado’s school in Tarzana, California. She quickly excelled in the art and after only 4.5 years of training under Machado was promoted to black belt in June 2005. In addition to training under Jean Jacques Machado.
Felicia has won many championships including winning the ADCC North American Trials securing her spot to represent the USA at the ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championship (ADCC) where she had convincing victories over a multi-time BJJ World Champion and a Japanese superstar putting her in the finals of the most prestigious grappling event in the world. She was also one of the first to win the IBJJF Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship in both the black belt Gi and No-Gi divisions in 2007. Felicia is #6 of the Female Dirty Dozen of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In addition to training and teaching seminars, her most recent endeavor is designing and producing BJJ inspired art and accessories. FLAU - for love, art utility™ Enjoy!