Colleen Schneider was our very first guest on the Mat Therapy Podcast. Recently, she invited us into her home to talk about her upcoming fight at Bellator 182 near her hometown of Syracuse, NY.
Jennifer Escobar is a blue belt from 10th Planet HQ, she'll be competing in August at the Jiu Jitsu Kumite in Houston, TX, USSGL's Deep Water Invitational in San Diego, CA, and at Gracie Worlds in Anaheim, CA.
Rhodes Faraday is a blue belt from 10th Planet Austin, TX and the Onnit Academy; she opened up to us about how jiu jitsu saved her life. After years of struggling within herself, and various forms of medication; jiu jitsu gave her her life back.
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane is a Bellator fighter and jiu jitsu competitor, and on July 30th, she will be one of the first of four ladies in the inaugural all-female EBI Combat Jiu Jitsu card which will air live on UFC Fight Pass.
Earlier this year we sat down with the Newaza Apparel crew, but, due to some technical difficulties, that episode never made it to air. We made it back down there this week, and chatted with Casey Halstead, Sam Liskey, Eddie Martinez, Dan Hubler and Ryan Gonzales.
Lila Smadja is a 10th Planet brown belt under Eddie Bravo, and she will competing in first all-female EBI on July 30, 2017.
Demian Maia, is a Jiu Jitsu and MMA legend, and the #1 contender in the UFC Welterweight division. The next time we see him in the Octagon he will be fighting for the championship belt.
Rose Gracie was born into jiu jitsu royalty, and has lived her life surrounded by jiu jitsu. Over the years, she's worked to build the sport through events like Gracie Tournaments. She was also at the forefront of the Submission Only movement, which continues to become more and more popular every day.
Bre Stikk is a jiu jitsu purple belt and a member of the US Grappling World Team. She will be competing in Baku, Azerbaijan in October.
Joey Hauss, Andrew Murrillo and Blair Green from the Los Angeles Jiu Jitsu Club and US Submission Grappling League.
Danielle Martin is a World Champion jiu jitsu black belt, and founder of True Boundaries, a non-profit that promotes personal protection and empowerment.
Kevin Casey is a mixed martial artist out of Black House MMA, as well as a rapper.
Tommy Aaron is an MMA fighter out of Black House MMA living his childhood dream of being a professional fighter.
Jonathan Santa Maria is an MMA fighter who, after a near fatal accident, pursued is passion to fight in the cage. He also runs the 10th Planet Youth Center in Whittier, CA.
Anthony Birchak, is an MMA fighter from Tucson, Arizona making his debut with Rizin Fighting Federation in Yokohama, Japan on April 16th.
Kona Oliveira is a former pro-surfer turned MMA fighter out of Black House MMA.
Gabby Romero is a BJJ brown belt, an MMA fighter, gym owner, and an all around badass from Albuquerque, NM.
Rene Estrada is a strength and conditioning coach for Fast Twitch Performance Training at Black House MMA.
Neil Grant is a 10th Planet brown belt, competitor, actor, and business owner.
Jonathan and Drew join the ladies and talk trips, beach parties and strength and conditioning.
Dr David answers listener questions and tell funny stories about Dawna growing up.
Daniel Rodriguez, Bellator MMA fighter, joins Becky and Dawna live in studio.
We decided to do a recap and have a Q&A as our last show of the year. Thank you to everyone that has supported us throughout this adventure, and to all of our guests that have been on the show this year. We're looking forward to 2017!
Mike Murda, jiu jitsu brown belt under Rigan Machado, professional DJ and B-Boy dancer, joins Becky and Dawna in studio.