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The ROL Radio - Jiu Jitsu Podcast

Thomas Rozdzynski and Gary Pond

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The ROL Radio Show features your host BJJ Black Belt Thomas Rozdzynski of ROL Academy and his co-host Gary Pond. Take a listen to the untold stories from the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts as well as a unique take on life itself. The RŌL Radio podcast uniquely shines a spotlight on the untold stories within the world of Jiu-Jitsu. Going beyond techniques and competitions, the show delves into the personal narratives and journeys of individuals deeply entrenched in the marti ...
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Welcome to the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Rocks! podcast, a podcast dedicated to Gracie Jiu Jitsu and all things Gracie, including self defense, competition, anti bullying, women's self defense and empowerment, nutrition, and most especially the people involved in GJJ..........This podcast is for the average Joe; it's for anyone who practices, trains, teaches, or just loves to talk about or hear about Gracie Jiu Jitsu. We'll explore the lives of Gracie JJ practitioners, how they got involved with the ...
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We want to talk about Jiu Jitsu, and the every evolving aspects of what that means, from getting ready for competitions, to drilling consistently, to how to deal with time off...literally every aspect of being a grappler, and the struggles and victories that come along with that. We also hear from our listeners every week! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thebjjpowerhour/support
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Send us a Text Message. How do you measure success? Gabriel Sousa is by most accounts a highly successful person, but he doesn't measure his success by his wins and losses. Gabriel measures his success by his ability to give back. On this Takeaway, Thomas and guest co-host Edgar discuss how they measure success and their take on being open to criti…
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest joins us to discuss, how as a kid, he had to hustle to make money to compete, his move to the US with only a couple hundred dollars and not being able to speak English, how as a black belt he didn’t let getting tapped by a purple belt discourage him, and more. Here is The RŌL Radio with Lucas Rocha black belt, …
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Send us a Text Message. In jiu-jitsu and martial arts, you will find people with very strong opinions. Why do we hold on to strong opinions, is it ego, is it for control, is it to feel validated? After a great conversation with Eli Knight, Thomas and Gary discuss why people are so opinionated and what may be the root causes. www.rolacademy.tv 30% d…
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Send us a Text Message. After four years this week’s guest returns for another fantastic conversation. Eli Knight joins us to discuss why today’s abundance of information about BJJ is like “drinking from a firehose”, what he believes are the most valuable things in jiu-jitsu, why he hopes jiu-jitsu never makes it to the Olympics, and a ton more. He…
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Send us a Text Message. As jiu-jitsu continues to move towards sport, focusing on the professional athlete, will jiu-jitsu still be for the masses? Will the self-defense aspect of jiu-jitsu keep the art alive for the hobbyist and the non-athlete over time? www.rolacademy.tv 30% discount with ROLRADIO code at checkout. Over 1000 videos for your Jiu-…
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest has trained with the best of the best and iis here to discuss the things people don’t know about opening a jiu-jitsu academy, priorities in jiu-jitsu training, rule sets, and why even though he trains mostly nogi the importance of training both gi and nogi. Here is a Matt Serra black belt, content creator for B…
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Send us a Text Message. Is it important to know your roots? Knowing your roots can provide a sense of identity, a stronger sense of self, and community. After a great conversation with Eric Acha, Thomas and Gary discuss how we may be losing our connection to the past because of the current value placed on today’s society. www.rolacademy.tv 30% disc…
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Send us a Text Message. While only a purple belt today’s guest opened his first academy, he then sought out an affiliation with one of the most respected academies in California. Now, over two decades later Eric Acha has two successful academies and shares his passion for jiu-jitsu, entrepreneurship, training law enforcement, and more. Here is THe …
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Send us a Text Message. Jiu-Jitsu is an art and sport with incredible depth and complexity. So, why do we feel pressure to know it all and why do some people act as if they do? On this Takeaway, Thomas and Gary discuss why people fear admitting they don’t know it all. www.rolacademy.tv 30% discount with ROLRADIO code at checkout. Over 1000 videos f…
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest is here to discuss his responsibility to jiu-jitsu, why it is okay not to know, the biggest lesson he learned from Eddie Bravo, and the importance of keeping jiu-jitsu fun. Here is The RŌL Radio with Eddie Bravo black belt, former strength and jiu-jitsu coach on The Ultimate Fighter season 11, and owner instruc…
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Send us a Text Message. Heather Morgan had a vision for her future and she made it happen. On this Takeaway, Thomas and Gary discuss the importance of visualization, and how it can play an important role in achieving your goals. Still, without putting a plan into action it is ultimately fruitless. www.rolacademy.tv 30% discount with ROLRADIO code a…
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Send us a Text Message. While still a white belt, Today’s guest knew she was going to make jiu-jitsu her career. So, after a year of training, she moved across the country to train with the best. Heather Morgan joins us to discuss leaving her world behind to train at the world-famous Atos Academy, her belief that she has the power to do whatever sh…
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Send us a Text Message. In the world of jiu-jitsu is it appropriate to dismiss the traditions and do your own thing? After a great conversation with Jeff Serafin, Thomas and Gary discuss how doing things your way can help the academy and community grow. www.rolacademy.tv 30% discount with ROLRADIO code at checkout. Over 1000 videos for your Jiu-Jit…
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest is carving out a unique niche in jiu-jitsu through his forward-thinking approach to jiu-jitsu culture and community. Jeff Serafin joins us to discuss how he has built his team and community through that approach, why he wants his students to tap him out, why a great instructor should never hold anything back fr…
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Justin Faiferlick, owner of Faiferlick Martial arts and Gracie Ft Dodge in Ft Dodge, IA, is a 7th degree black belt martial artist and a Gracie Jiu Jitsu blue belt. He is a career Air Force veteran, a husband, father, and grandfather. Justin is currently battling stage 4 malignant melanoma cancer. In this episode Justin discusses his military caree…
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Send us a Text Message. Taking risks and being vulnerable can be scary. On this Takeaway, Thomas and Gary discuss how putting yourself in uncomfortable situations and exposing yourself can lead to growth and progress. www.rolacademy.tv 30% discount with ROLRADIO code at checkout. Over 1000 videos for your Jiu-Jitsu journey. http://www.therolradio.c…
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest was recently promoted to brown belt, but she didn’t wait until becoming an upper rank before sharing her knowledge to help educate her students and followers. Rose Miller joins us to discuss embracing your journey, jiu-jitsu in the information age, responding to losing, and taking risks. Here is The RŌL Radio w…
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Send us a Text Message. After a big setback, Erika Dawn’s father told her, that no matter what she pursued, life would be hard, so choose your hard. On this Takeaway, Thomas and Gary discuss how life will be hard no matter what we desire, but often we can choose our hard and set ourselves on a path to success and happiness. www.rolacademy.tv 30% di…
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest is an inspiration not only to her students and followers but to anyone who has had to pick themselves up after a setback and start over. Erika Dawn joins us to discuss her journey from having a dream of becoming a professional dancer, falling short, and taking on a whole new dream of making jiu-jitsu her new pr…
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Professor Brian Glick is BJJ black belt under John Danaher and Renzo gracie. He is a world renowned instructor and coach, and John Dananher’s longest running student. In this interview he discusses the culture shock of Moving to NYC at 17, his introduction to Gracie Jiu Jitsu, his introduction to John Danaher at Renzo’s academy, what the the enviro…
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Send us a Text Message. Anything worthwhile takes effort. On this Takeaway, Thomas and Gary discuss what it means to put in effort truly and why just showing up won’t get you to your goals. www.rolacademy.tv 30% discount with ROLRADIO code at checkout. Over 1000 videos for your Jiu-Jitsu journey. http://www.therolradio.com https://www.instagram.com…
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest is a Jeff Serafin black belt, a top-level competitor, who trains with one of the best teams in the world. Chris Wojcik joins us to discuss why he is less attached to results and is now focused on chasing skills, the new black belt standards, being flexible in body and mind, and more. Here is The RŌL Radio with …
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Send us a Text Message. Kenny Kim opened his academy when he was only 20 years old. On this Takeaway Thomas and Gary discuss what motivates people to achieve their goals and how people can find excuses not to. www.rolacademy.tv 30% discount with ROLRADIO code at checkout. Over 1000 videos for your Jiu-Jitsu journey. http://www.therolradio.com https…
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest is a highly successful content creator, instructor, and academy owner. Kenny Kim is here to discuss jiu-jitsu’s changing traditions, setting goals, and his determination to prove everyone wrong to become an academy owner. Here’s The RŌL Radio with the host of the series Mat Made, content creator at rollwithkenn…
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Send us a Text Message. Professor Renato Tavares asks of his students to just be better than they were yesterday. On this Takeaway, Thomas and Gary discuss why only comparing yourself against how you were yesterday is the true measure of progress. www.rolacademy.tv 30% discount with ROLRADIO code at checkout. Over 1000 videos for your Jiu-Jitsu jou…
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest is a former competitor from one of the greatest teams in BJJ history and a black belt under its founder Master Carlson Gracie. Renato Tavares joins us to discuss how jiu-jitsu keeps him young, how to add to your game without changing it completely, how he promotes his students, and how jiu-jitsu has helped him …
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Thomas Rozdzynski is a 3rd degree black belt, owner of the ROL academy of Jiu Jitsu, Co-Owner of the ROL Radio podcast, and creator of ROL TV. In this interview Thomas talks about the challenges of immigrating to the US as a teenager and how it developed his resiliency, the importance of doing hard things, the evolution of “fluffy Thomas”, training…
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Send us a Text Message. Andy Wang knew what it took to be a fighter. So when opportunities to be a pro came his way he was able to show up. On the Takeaway, Thomas and Gary discuss people's unrealistic expectations on what it takes to become a pro in any endeavor. www.rolacademy.tv 30% discount with ROLRADIO code at checkout. Over 1000 videos for y…
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest began his bjj career training with some of the biggest names the sport has ever produced and unexpectedly found himself fighting all over the world. Andy Wang joins us to discuss the evolution of jiu-jitsu over the decades, what he misses most about the old days, the incredible relationships he built through ma…
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Send us a Text Message. There are a lot of cliches in the world of jiu-jitsu and arguably the biggest is “embrace the grind”. Coral belt Waldomiro Perez Junior thinks life is enough of a grind and that jiu-jitsu should be your escape from it. On this Takeaway, Thomas and Gary discuss whether or not jiu-jitsu has to be a grind and if you can get the…
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest has been a fixture in jiu-jitsu for decades in both his homeland of Brazil and the US. Over the years he has coached legends of jiu-jitsu and MMA including, Tito Ortiz and Quintin Rampage Jackson. Waldomiro Perez Jr. joins us to discuss his unique approach to coaching professional fighters and hobbyists, the si…
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Send us a Text Message. How often do people not take advantage of opportunities because they are afraid? Michael Currier had an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty he grew up in and he was so afraid of failing he joined the army instead. On this Takeaway, Thomas and Gary discuss how fear of failure can limit one's progress and can keep people…
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest was a nationally ranked gymnast but made a major shift in life which ended up putting him on the jiu-jitsu path. Mike Currier joins us to discuss overcoming the fear of failure, trusting your instincts, and how he has changed his entire life for his journey. Here is The RŌL Radio with gymnast, jiu-jitsu black b…
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Send us a Text Message. Brian Glick has been on the mats for over 25 years. He still believes there is a ton he has to learn and a lot he can accomplish after all his experience and his age. On this Takeaway, Thomas and Gary discuss how, with the right expectations a person can have a very long and fruitful jiu-jitsu journey. www.rolacademy.tv 30% …
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest was never very active in sports and started jiu-jitus a little later than most. Many people would think a person like that might not succeed in a room with some of the biggest names in jiu-jitsu and future legends of MMA. Brian Glick joins us to discuss how a martial art can make a fundamental change in a perso…
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Send us a Text Message. We asked Paulo Guillobel what he still loves about jiu-jitsu after 35 years on the mats. One of his answers is that jiu-jitsu acts as a destresser. On this Takeaway, Thomas and Gary discuss how jiu-jitus can help with the stress of day-to-day life and how something such as reorganizing our priorities can help lead to a less …
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest is a 6th-degree black belt and is one of the most respected instructors and academy owners in southern California. Paulo Guillobel joins us to discuss what he still loves about jiu-jitsu after over 35 years on the mats, his decision to move from Brazil to the United States, how the mats are a great equalizer, a…
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In this conversation, Thomas discusses the importance of instructor preparation in Jiu-Jitsu classes. He emphasizes that instructors have a responsibility to benefit their students and that being prepared is crucial for students to make progress. Thomas also highlights the distinction between knowing Jiu-Jitsu and knowing how to teach it, emphasizi…
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Send us a Text Message. What is the secret to getting really good at anything, including jiu-jitsu? Brandon Mccaghren says it is doing it all the time for a long time. On this takeaway, Thomas and Gary discuss how consistency over long periods is the recipe for success on and off the mats, and why it is so difficult for people to do things all the …
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest is an Eddie Bravo black belt and the first person to run a 10th Planet in the Southeastern United States. Brandon Mccaghren joins us to discuss how a New Year's Resolution started his jiu-jitsu career, how showing up all the time for a long time is the recipe for getting good, his unique relationship with Eddie…
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Summary The conversation explores the reasons behind different rule sets in tournaments and emphasizes the importance of understanding and adapting to these rule sets. It also discusses the differences between various martial arts and the challenges and benefits they bring. The key takeaway is that success in any scenario depends on understanding t…
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Send us a Text Message. Who are the gatekeepers of jiu-jitsu and who gets to decide what is and is not part of the art? After a great conversation with Eddie Kone about new-school and old-school jiu-jitsu, Thomas and Gary discuss who is, and should be the gatekeepers of jiu-jitsu. www.rolacademy.tv 30% discount with ROLRADIO code at checkout. Over …
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Nick Koumalatsos is a world renowned men’s coach and mentor. He’s a husband, father, veteran advocate, former marine raider, and reconnaissance marine, founder of the Raider Project, Philanthropist, YouTuber, host of the Always Forward podcast. He’s the founder of the Agoge program, the Modern Day Knight, the Squire program, and more. In this episo…
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest has the distinction of being Royler Gracie’s first European black belt and is now a fourth-degree black belt under the Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation. Eddie Kone joins us to discuss why old school is the best school, his appreciation for today’s professional jiu-jitsu athletes, who the gatekeepers of jiu-jitsu are…
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Summary The conversation explores the importance of repetition in achieving success in Jiu-Jitsu. It emphasizes the need to repeat techniques and concepts until they become automatic and executed without conscious thought. The conversation also highlights the significance of understanding conceptual Jiu-Jitsu and how it leads to greater success. Ad…
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Send us a Text Message. What’s up everyone and welcome to The RŌL Radio’s 2023 Recap. 2023 brought us more legends of BJJ including several dirty dozen members, future legends, and several guests that are and will be integral in the evolution of the sport and art we all love so much. So sit back and enjoy clips from Amal Easton, Miko Hytonen, Nick …
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Summary In this episode, Thomas discusses the importance of training standards and how they contribute to improvement in Jiu-Jitsu and in life. He emphasizes the need for continuous learning and growth, regardless of one's goals or level of competition. Thomas also highlights the impact of purposeful routines and approaches to training, as well as …
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Send us a Text Message. A Flow State has been described as a mental state where you are focused on a single task. After a great conversation with Rob Hileman, Thomas and Gary discuss what a Flow State means in jiu-jitsu and how achieving a Flow State can help you escape from the “Whirlwind of Life”. www.rolacademy.tv 30% discount with ROLRADIO code…
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest is a black belt under one of the most respected professors in jiu-jitsu and is the owner and head coach of a successful academy. Rob Hileman joins us to discuss what it really takes to run an academy, the slow burn of jiu-jitsu, how a student’s contribution back to jiu-jitsu sets it apart from other sports, and…
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Master Carlos Machado is back on the show to discuss all things he’s been up to lately, his recent 60th birthday, staying balanced as he ages (including carnivore diet, red light therapy, blue blockers, mindset, etc), staying present in the moment, what it was like back in the day in Brazil training with his cousins and brothers, what Rolls, Rickso…
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