#27 - Valerie Worthington

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On this episode, we talk with a Leader in Jiu-Jitsu - 3rd Degree Black Belt Valerie Worthington. 

We talk about the following:

  • How she got started in Jiu-Jitsu
  • Her trip across the country
  • Her book
  • Her plans for the future

Not only is she a killer on the mats and a wealth of knowledge, she is also one of the nicest people we have talked to on the podcast, and look forward to having her back again and again.

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#25 - Creonte!!!

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On this episode, we talk about what is means to be a CREONTE!

We also ask some hard questions about whether Kevin is a creonte for training at a bunch of different schools.

Where did the term "creonte" come from?
What are the qualifications for being a creonte?

Could you be one?

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#23 - Our Favorite Martial Arts Movies

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We meet in the studio with Darren Italiani (of former FilmDads.com fame) and discuss our favorite martial arts movies. 

We each come to the table with our Top 5's and some honorable mentions.

Darren brings vast historical knowledge to the conversation with a deep understanding and affinity for "traditional" martial arts movies, and we discuss this in detail. 

What are your favorite martial arts films and why?

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#22 - Part 1: Law Enforcement Training with Retired Sgt. Bob Bemis

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In a break from our normal topics, we meet up with retired Pennsylvania State Police Sergeant Bob Bemis. 

We discuss the following:

  • Current Law Enforcement Training
  • What training may look like in the future
  • Jiu-Jitsu Training for Police
  • "Defund the police" movement
  • George Floyd
  • Advice for Current Law Enforcement

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#14 - Talking with Travis

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On this episode, we talk with BJJ purple belt and longtime friend, Travis McConnaghy. 

Still in the midst of the COVID-19 "Stay At Home" order, we all connect remotely, via Zoom, and just chat about what's going on, competition mindset, staying active, and goal setting.

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#8 - The Road to Color - Purple Belt Edition

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On this episode, we talk about the second promoted rank in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - purple belt.

We have our purple belt friend Jeff Clorley in to help us discuss this. 

What are the requirements for purple belt...
What does it mean to be a purple belt... 
What are the expectations of purple belt...
How is it different than other ranks...

And more!

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#5 - Forged in Scars & Stripes with Sergeant Bob Bemis

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Our old friend, retired Sergeant Bob Bemis, calls in to talk with us about his 30+ year career in law enforcement and the accident that changes his life forever.

Brief summary:

On March 27, 2015, Sergeant Robert "Bob" Bemis, then a 22-year veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police, stopped along the side of an interstate highway to render assistance to a disabled motorist whose vehicle was on fire.  A passing vehicle approaching the scene lost control and struck the rear... (see more)

#4 - Jiu-Jitsu, Life, Love & Happiness with Professor Rafa Santos

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Ricardo De La Riva 3rd Degree Black Belt Rafa Santos stops in while in town for a seminar to chat about his Jiu-Jitsu beginnings, his school and training, and his major life transformation - mental and physical.

Rafa Santos proudly represents the De La Riva/ Carlson Gracie Team with his teachings and continues growth in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Check out his school: http://cglakeland.com/

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#2 - Academics, Wrestling, and BJJ Discussion with Dr. Korey Kilburn

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We talk with special guest Dr. Korey Kilburn - it went a little longer than expected, but we were able to cover a lot of topics.

A renaissance man if there ever was...

We talk about his educational background, his Division I wrestling history, his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu background, and much much more.

Check out the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania's BJJ Club's website: http://www.eupbjj.com

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