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80 minutes | Dec 6, 2020
InfernoCast 59 - Rickson Gracie 2020 - Philosophies on training, connection, life & invisibile jiu jitsu
Rickson is a world class martial artist that has changed the world view of jiu jitsu. In this episode he talks about growing up training and how his dad inspired and supported him. Other topics are how jiu jitsu helps law enforcement officers and people of all walks of life find balance. He also describes how fear can be useful and his view of becoming "comfortable in hell" Master Rickson also has an online academy now available that you can check out here https://www.rickson.academy/A lot of insight is delivered in this episode that goes beyond the training floor and gives insight into one of the greatest martial artist view on the world, success and happiness.
55 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
InfernoCast 58 - Roger Gracie tells his story of a lifetime of jiu jitsu and how he became a Champion
Roger Gracie is one of the best BJJ players of all time and he tells us how his determination and acceptance of loss gave him the tools to become a World Champion multiple times.His story about not being the best athlete and struggling for so long, but knowing it was supposed to be hard and difficult really gave some good perspective on what it takes to be successful.
51 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
InfernoCast 57 - Rigan Machado, a true legend of BJJ talks about competition and training Hollywood stars
Rigan Machado is one of the pioneers of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as we know it. He competed for almost 9 years undefeated and has done amazing work in Hollywood with stars and movies. His stories are amazing about his time with the Gracie family, getting over his medical issues through jiu jitsu
57 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
InfernoCast 56 - Clinical Psychologist and Expert on Breathing explains how proper technique helps
Belisa Vranich is a clinical psychologist, author, public speaker, and founder of The Breathing Class. She has been an active consultant and columnist in popular US Journalism, promoting intentional breathing practices to improve health. Belisa Vranich received her doctorate in Psychology from New York University and completed an internship at Bellevue Hospital with specialization in neuropsychology, psychiatric consultation and liaison, and bilingual treatment. She is a certified Breathwork Practitioner and a member of the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance.She also tells how she got involved with the martial arts world and her love for wrestling.
53 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
InfernoCast 55 - Jack Nevils, 25 year Ranger & Green Beret Veteran talks about training and meeting Rickson Gracie
Jack talks about his 25 years in the military and how the training influenced him. He also tells about his constant search for improvement, which led him to change a lot of courses in the military with a more principle focused learning structure that he is still teaching. He also tells us the story of meeting Rickson Gracie, training with Johnny Lee Smith and how he tries to look at martial arts, law enforcement and military training in similar ways. Jack also shares with us his experience traveling all over the world, overcoming Leukemia and his return overseas because innocent people needed help and he went even though he had retired from the military. Not just a story about an american hero, but the story of what is possible when people stand up for others and do not let fear control them.
51 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
InfernoCast 54 - Nicolas Gregoriades, first black belt under Roger Gracie talks about his past and new direction
Nicolas is a highly talented jiu jitsu practitioner that moved from South Africa and started training with Roger Gracie to become his first black belt. He tells us how he approached training and didn't realize the level of proficiency that could be achieved in BJJ until years later as a black belt still learning day after day. Nic also tells about his experience of ayahuasca in Peru and how his new purpose is to inspire and educate people to become more whole as individuals.
54 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
InfernoCast 53 - Carlos Machado, a legend of BJJ talks about his roots and finding success
Carlos Machado is one of the pioneers of Jiu Jitsu all over the world, from his time with the Gracies to his television career with Chuck Norris he has always been an advocate of BJJ. Professor Machado now has a worldwide organization helping schools teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and he continues to be an ambassador for good, helping anyone he can.
63 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
InfernoCast 52 - Chris Bradford talks about his youthful mistakes making him a better coach and fighter
Chris Bradford is a multi time champion Muay Thai and MMA fighter. He has been training most of his life in Australia and has learned how to take the struggles of life and turn them into lessons to pass on to his students. He still trains hard and never quits!
58 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
InfernoCast 51 - Elvis Sinosic talks about his MMA journey to the UFC and owning his own gym in Australia
Elvis is well known in the mma world as an exciting athlete and fan favorite. He has fought in many promotions including the UFC and has also been an active commentator. Now his focus is on helping his students and trying to inspire people to live healthier more fulfilled lives.
76 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
InfernoCast 50 - Kit Cope talks about fighting in High School, Becoming a World Champion and being on MTV
Kit Cope has been training martial arts most of his life and his love for striking has carried on. Kit was a World Champion striker and then transitioned to MMA for a short time. He has coached some of the best fighters in the world and travels all over Coaching and inspiring his students. Kit became famous when he was on MTV and his relationship with Gina Carano was the talk of the martial arts world. But this episode really allows Kit to reveal a lot more about himself than the hollywood surface material. He delves deep into his thoughts on martial arts, success in life and his love for different cultures across the world.
62 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
InfernoCast 49 - Pedro Sauer, BJJ Legend tells stories of training with Helio and Rickson
Professor Sauer tells stories of Helio getting him off childhood medication and the Gracies teaching him how to train hard and be a fighter. He also talks about the "Socialization" part of Jiu Jitsu and his structured approach. This episode has so much history, wisdom and positive energy!!
42 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
InfernoCast 48 - Kristina Castle tells how taking her brother to class got her training and led to being a pro boxer
Kristina Castle is a Professional Boxer, but she also has 17 years of experience in Hapkido. She is a unique blend of a traditional martial artist with a modern competitive edge in Boxing and Kickboxing compiling a record of 17-0 before going Pro. She loves teaching others and has grown into many roles as a competitor, teacher and training partner. This episode has some fun stories of how dropping her brother off at martial arts class led to her joining the school and becoming a professional fighter. Now she and her brother both run schools.
62 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
InfernoCast 47 - Egan Inoue is a BJJ black belt & Mixed Martial Artist that was also a Racquetball Ball world champ
Egan tells us how he started in BJJ and his growth in the sport. He also was the first non brazilian world champion in IBJJF/CBJJ World Jiu Jitsu Championships. Egan tells us how he stays in shape, achieves his goals and leads students to achieve theirs. This episode has amazing content from an amazing coach!
50 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
InfernoCast 46 - Dave Kovar, Black Belt in BJJ and 9 other styles tells us how he stays focused and finds success
Mr. Kovar is a world renowned martial artist and business consultant that has built an amazing organization and has helped people find self actualization. He talks about his structured steps and systems he uses to keep moving forward, stay positive and find joy in all things. This episode is jam packed with wisdom and life changing advice.
68 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
InfernoCast 45 - Jake Shannon talks about the history & relevance of Catch Wrestling and how far back it really goes
Jake tells us about the origins of Catch Wrestling and its pure form and how it has evolved into different ideas and iterations. We discuss the idea of "pinning" and "submissions" being a concept that has complemented mma and bjj plus some information about the old school founders he has trained with. A lot of history in this one and Jake has tons of stories about the old days and roots of Catch.
63 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
InfernoCast 44 - Draculino talks about his competitive career and what brings people together in BJJ
Draculino is known throughout the world for his accomplishments in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but its his growth as a person and the people he shares the journey with that are worth more than any medal. He tells about growing from being an aggressive person to learning how to harness that energy and turn it into something productive. The stories go on and on about the old days and all the awesome times he has enjoyed being a Jiu Jitsu player for all his life. There is a lot of wisdom in this discussion about growth, connection and self control.
22 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Inferno Cast 43 - Master Ken, 11th Degree Black Belt discusses how good he is and his relationship with Madonna
Master Ken has been educating the martial arts world for years explaining how all styles are "BS", in this episode he continues our education explaining why he is so awesome and why the rest of us are so terrible. He also tells the story of his past relationship with Madonna and how the UFC is starting fight island but afraid to call him.
64 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
InfernoCast 42 - Felicia Oh, of the "Dirty Dozen" female American Black Belts in Jiu Jitsu under Jean Jaques Machado
Felicia discovers finding martial arts later in life, being intimidated by it and then overcoming the challenges of training. Her story of good training partners and the support system of the gym is inspiring. Felicia also talks about a health issue that almost convinced her to give up BJJ, but she found a way to endure. Felicia also creates artwork and her creativity seems to surface in many areas of her life. She gives some great advice on navigating struggles and finding the "Flow State".
43 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
InfernoCast 41 - Stephen K Hayes, the first American Ninja tells his story of finding the Grand Master in Japan
Stephen K Hayes has been training martial arts most of his life, his time in Japan is well known due to being an outsider and getting to train with the Grandmaster of the Ninja. He has written 22 books and has traveled the world sharing his teachings. Hearing these stories of ninja takes a lot of us back to childhood, but Mr. Hayes has taken the discipline and turned it into a life improvement structured style to help people reach their full potential. The lessons he has built into his teaching methods is helping people grow not only as a martial artist, but as a human being.
44 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
InfernoCast 40 - Melissa Haueter BJJ Black Belt explains how Jiu Jitsu has changed her life and shares life lessons
Melissa has always been outspoken and driven, Jiu Jitsu provided an outlet for her energy and helped increase her focus. She tells several stories of struggles she has had in life and how she has learned to cope with challenges and overcome obstacles. Melissa also explains how she likes to train with different influences to help her game evolve. She shares some real life lessons and gives some very personal stories of growth. An amazing athlete and leader giving her view on life and being who you are.
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