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The Liberation Mentor Podcast

Jan 30, 2018

World renowned instructor and Rickson Gracie black belt Henry Akins relates the highs and lows of his incredible jiu jitsu journey.

Henry gives us an open and honest account of how the death of one of his best friends and training partners almost caused him to quit

jiu jitsu. He also gives an amazing account of how a...


Jan 23, 2018

Andrew MacDonald left Toronto 7 years ago to live in Thailand. He couldn't find enough jiu jitsu in the city so he created an academy in the heart of Bangkok.

Andrew describes life and jiu jitsu for expats in southeast Asia and shares some of the wilder experiences he's had on his big adventure.

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Jan 13, 2018

Veteran police officer and accomplished black belt gives us some insights into the plight of Mexican-Americans who do one of America's toughest jobs.

Manny describes some of his most difficult moments on the job and explains how the lessons he's learned on the mats help him to better serve his community and the people...


Jan 13, 2018

BJJ After 40 legend Mike Bidwell drops by to share the news on his exciting new jiu jitsu academy, Flo Life BJJ.

Mike explains what he believes will make this academy not only original, but also an effective place of learning for students of all ages, body types and dispositions.

Check out Mike's new academy FloLife...


Jan 8, 2018

It's always refreshing to discuss life and jiu jitsu with a person as unique and accomplished as Kit Dale.

Kit and I have a very deep discussion on the age-old 'drilling vs concepts' debate and what emerged was some very different perspectives on jiu jitsu training methods.

Check out Kit's website.