Breaking The Guard Podcast
BTG 10 - ADCC 2019 Review

BTG 10 - ADCC 2019 Review

October 3, 2019

Rob and Dave, just back from Anaheim, review the 2019 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships.

With so much to cover, they focused on the highlights of the event, such as Lachlan Giles breakthrough Absolute performance, Gordon Ryan's double gold, Andre Galvao's superfight defense, and upsets from Jon Blank and Ffion Davies.

They also talk about the weirdness of the ADCC rules, and what could be done to fix them, along with some troubling trends emerging in the grappling scene.

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BTG Special - ADCC 2019 Day 1 Bracket Review

BTG Special - ADCC 2019 Day 1 Bracket Review

September 28, 2019

Robert and David go over the day 1 match ups from the ADCC 2019 World Submission Wrestling Championships, and make predictions on who will make it into the semifinals on day 2.

For the brackets, visit: https://grapplinginsider.com/adcc-2019-brackets-released/

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BTG 09 - Diet and Lifestyle

BTG 09 - Diet and Lifestyle

September 26, 2019

Robert and David go over nutrition, diet, and lifestyle balance in a practical, easy to approach way. Neither are nutritionists, but have done their research and have plenty of experience trying various diets.

David discusses his diet, which you can learn more about here: https://davidavellan.com/outline-of-my-diet-plan/

They also go over the proper mindset it takes to make lasting changes, and why so many people crash and burn after dieting.

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BTG 08 - Mikey Musumeci

BTG 08 - Mikey Musumeci

September 19, 2019

Rob and Dave interview 3-time IBJJF Black Belt World Champion and all around class act Mikey Musumeci.

At only 23 years old, he has already reached what many believe to be the pinnacle of the sport - yet he is as humble as can be and wise beyond his years. Perhaps it's because he has been training Jiu Jitsu since 4 years old.

Mikey gives insights into his training methodology, how he deals with stress, his outlook into the future of BJJ, and much more.

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BTG 07 - Return of the Grappler

BTG 07 - Return of the Grappler

September 12, 2019

Rob and Dave talk about UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov latest title defense, and the return of the grappler in the UFC - going into what techniques allow him to succeed and the ebb and flow of styles in MMA. 

They also discuss the relationship between athletes and coaches, performance anxiety and how visualization can overcome it. 

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BTG 06 - ADCC 2019

BTG 06 - ADCC 2019

September 5, 2019

Rob and Dave sit down and give their names to look out for in this years ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships in a detailed look at each division.

Along the way, they talk about the challenges of being a school owner and a competitor simultaneously, being a fast and loose grappler versus a slow and tight grappler, the glitches in the ADCC rule set to look out for, and the best general strategy and winning formula for ADCC competitors to adopt.

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BTG 05 - Creonte

BTG 05 - Creonte

August 29, 2019

David and Robert discuss the origins, problems, and reasons for the contempt of the creonte - a term created by grandmaster Carlson Gracie to describe a person who switches teams. In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, being called a creonte is like having a scarlet letter on your back.

They also discuss different training regimens, such as altitude training vs using a training mask, levels of intensity of a wrestling practice versus MMA, and much more.

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BTG 04 - Balance, Ambition, Fairness

BTG 04 - Balance, Ambition, Fairness

August 22, 2019

David Avellan and Robert Drysdale sit down to talk about achieving life balance between goals, competition, training, and stress management. They also touch on the importance of ambition, but the draw backs it comes with as well.

They then go into talking about fairness, going from weight classes, to physical abilities, and their trip to Costa Rica.

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BTG 03 - Gi vs No Gi

BTG 03 - Gi vs No Gi

August 15, 2019

David Avellan and Robert Drysdale sit down to talk about one of the most debated points in BJJ: the importance of training in the gi for MMA and no-gi competition.

They also go on a few rants about what it means to be a black belt, social media influence on martial arts culture, and why being the best fighter is not the end goal of the martial arts.

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BTG 02 - Kevin Lee

BTG 02 - Kevin Lee

August 8, 2019

David Avellan and Robert Drysdale get top Lightweight Kevin "Motown Phenom" Lee on the podcast to share his perspective on how adversity has made him rise to fame and power so quickly.

We dig into Kevin's roots, and learn the origin of the nickname "Motown Phenom" (which is deeper than you might expect). We also talk about how the MMA game is changing, and how he plans to start at the top of the curve. We also reflect on his last fight, and look into who his next opponent may be.

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