"I had the opportunity to train with a jiu-jitsu newb the other day (a youngin somewhere in the age of 21-25 years young), who had solid movement and guard retention skills. I was able to pass his guard a couple times (just narrowly), but I was impressed with the solid foundation he has already strung together in his relative short time practicing BJJ. At the end of the roll I tried to compliment his technique, but he shot it down, shook his head and said, 'if you were younger you would have absolutely murdered me.'
"We all love James Corden. He's an adorably charming talk show host who has won over our hearts with multiple karaoke sessions in cars. But yesterday he proudly proclaimed that he wanted to make the return of boy bands a priority on his talk show when he brought out the Backstreet Boys to perform on his stage.
Which would be great if we hadn't of started the trend first."
"Myself and my pal Mikey Stallings decided to watch the entire WWE Clash of Champions live event this evening. Amidst a night of predictable finishes, Mikey and I had a great time talking about all the action from tonight's fun pro wrestling spectacle."
"Gabi Garcia is the subject of much discussion on the internet. It seems that people are equal parts impressed by and scared of the way she dominates her opponents.
In the world of jiu-jitsu, her size has often overshadowed discussion of her technical skill -- perhaps as a response to a resume that shows Garcia has won just about every major accolade in the gentle art there is to win."
"Jimmy Kimmel is kind of an acquired taste. On the one hand, he's one of the few hosts to hold Hollywood's feet to the fire, often times acting like the snarky everyman who has some gripes about the way the show normally goes (not in the audience, we're giving the award to someone else!). And unlike the slew of his late night contemporaries, Kimmel does not seem obsessed with appearing likable at every second of the telecasst -- which can sometimes make his act gentle roast act appear a little fearless."
While I always come in with a set of questions and game plan for what I'd like to talk with him about, all that gets thrown out the window once I see how the conversation plays. The result is a bit of jiu-jitsu improvisational jazz. And the thing that truly makes it work is that Garry doesn't take himself too seriously.
What you see on camera is the way Garry acts off-camera."
"This is perhaps one of my favorite photos for the podcast. It perfectly captures the way that Kevin and I interact on the show, while also giving you a perfect indicator of the sense of humor that makes our podcast unique.
Of course, this photo didn't take itself. It came compliments of our friend Mik Millman, the Romulo Barral black belt behind the People Who Trainphoto project."