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Clint Cronin is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, On-Air personality and an experienced systems engineer. His work in building internet systems took him all over the world as he was instrumental in building infrastructure at some leading tech companies. In the process I've trained with some of the best people on the planet from Brazil and Singapore to Los Angeles and back to the Bay Area. This show is about my mission to live life on my terms. The message is simple: If a skinny, awkward unco ...
 
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I'm back after a bit of a hiatus with a two hour sit down with some awesome guests. Jamison Cummings is an undefeated Fight 2 Win competitor. He's black belt under Dave Camarillo from Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu with an amazing story. Robert Drysdale is a legendary Jiu Jitsu competitor and instructor with too many accolades to list. He's in the Bay Area so…
 
I finally had the opportunity to sit down with the original mind, blood, sweat and tears behind the 31Fifty Brand, Derek Okahashi. Derek produced some extremely cool apparel and jiu jitsu gear in the 2010's. Derek has some great stories so be sure to check out this episode. As always thank you to Want Vs Need @wantvsneed for all of the support and …
 
Michael Hillebrand is a 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. He can be found at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu in Oakland, California. It has been a minute since I last put out an episode. I'm looking forward to putting shows out weekly from here on out so happy holidays, and enjoy. I've been trying to do a show with Michael from quite some time now so I'm ver…
 
This week I'm on location at the HQ of Team Filthy in Las Vegas, NV with none other than Filthy Tom Lawlor. We talk about our time cornering Onnit.com Director of Human Optimization Kyle Kingsbury as he battled Jason Ellis at Ellis Mania 15 in Las Vegas, NV as well as lots of other fun stuff. Catch Filthy Tom Lawlor every week on MLW Wrestling ( ml…
 
On site with Kaine "Kong" Marzola" once again as he gets ready for his latest battle on September 8th at WFC . To support Kaine and purchase the official Kane Kong walkout shirt check out KAINEKONGLIVE.com for more info Come see Kaine Marzola fight next Saturday at WFC 95 Cage Fights Sept 8th,2018 at the Avi in Laughlin. Get your tickets from your …
 
I am on location in Las Vegas, NV with Robert Drysdale. In this episode we catch up for a bit and have a chat on Jiu Jitsu history and teaching methodology and dive into a few other topics. Robert has been spending time traveling around the world and calling the action for some of the most exciting, high level Jiu Jitsu action as he provides commen…
 
Erik Paulson holds a 5th degree black belt under Rigan Machado in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is also the founder of CSW gym in Fullerton, CA. He is a black belt in multiple martial arts and as a pioneer in mixed martial arts was the first American to win light heavyweight gold in the Shooto promotion in Japan. I spent a few hours with Erik this past w…
 
I'm with Dave "Buzzsaw" Mitchell and Kyle Hand "The Gentleman Grappler" at One World Jiu Jitsu in Newark, CA. Sunday night at One World is the longest running, biggest, and best open mat in all of space and time. It's open to the public, there is no drop in charge. Come train with us every Sunday night. Dave and Kyle are both brown belts under Mike…
 
Call him Captain Underhook. Chad Sunderland ( One World Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt ) is back in studio. We talk about Avengers: Infinity War, Jiu Jitsu and other amazing things here on the Clint Cronin Show. Spoiler Warning - if you haven't seen Infinity War we talk details and spoil some stuff so you've been warned. As always thank you for checking out …
 
Tess Casey & Judy Gomes are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts and are both long time competitors who returned to high level competition at IBJJF Pans last month in Irvine, CA since becoming moms. Tess Casey is accomplished grappler and a black belt graded by John J. Janero and Xande Ribeiro. An assistant instructor to the San Francisco Ribeiro female…
 
Alex "The Blade" Khanbabian is a BJJ Black Belt under Dave Camarillo, former MMA fighter, and owner of AKA in Sunnyvale, CA. This time we talk about Ronda Rousey's pro wrestling debut at Wrestlemania 34, Conor McGregor losing his mind at UFC 223 in Brooklyn last week and other fun topics. Jiu Jitsu is Life.…
 
Mark Heinzer is a black belt under Checkmat ( Viera Brothers, Lute! ) and is sponsored by Shoyoroll. I spent about a half hour with him at IBJJF Pan Jiu Jitsu Championships on Sunday after the black belt finals. Nima Moridi ( blue belt competitor, One World Jiu Jitsu ) joined me on Monday to go over Pans and other news in Jiu Jitsu and MMA…
 
My good friend and training partner One World Jiu Jitsu practitioner Chad Sunderland (brown belt) joins us for the first time along side the returning Ninja Realtor Nima Moridi and "Giant Killer" Jason Yago as we discuss jiu jitsu competition, culture, training, some mma stuff and whatever other witty ramblings can fit in a two hour podcast. Thanks…
 
Ryan Bernardino is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt out of Gracie Humaita in Las Vegas, NV. He just beat cancer and is looking forward to another strong performance at the IBJJF Pans tournament this year in Southern California. Ryan is sponsored by Want vs Need @wantvsneed and is joined on the show today by our friend and owner / founder of the bra…
 
Keith Fukumae is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under One World Jiu Jitsu. Mike Prudencio is the leader and founder of One World Jiu Jitsu, a Dave Camarillo Black Belt and my long time instructor. I have been training with these guys for years. I have learned so much from both of them. They are my friends. They my instructors. They are my trainin…
 
Had a great time talking to Sabre Jiu Jitsu main man Bryant Pangelinan . Brought Bailey along so our two American bullies got hang out too. Bryant is a 1st degree black belt with a laundry list of accomplishments in the grappling world. He's also the owner of a couple really awesome dogs. We hung out today and recorded a show for the podcast while …
 
Happy 2018 everyone. There's been a whole hell of a lot of ups and downs. W's and L's but we made it. It's a brand new year. In this episode I'm taking a drive through the Nevada desert two days after Christmas 2017. I spent some time with family, put in some rehab work for my torn MCL, and took a 1200+ mile road trip round trip with Bailey the Won…
 
Billy Hong and Eric Stang in Studio today! Billy Hong is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner, graphic designer, videographer and cartoonist. He is known throughout the grappling community for his work as @immortalchoke . Be sure to check out his Instagram and Patreon page for more information. Eric Stang is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt instruct…
 
On today's episode we talk about Jiu Jitsu competition. David Mitchell is an accomplished amateur wrestler and jiu jitsu competitor. He will be competing at Fight to Win Pro in San Jose, CA on Friday December 8th against the super talented Benji Silva. Tyler Shew will be competing on the event as well in the purple belt division. He is an up and co…
 
I'm riding down Highway 160 from the scenic desert of Nye County Nevada on over to Sin City. Las Vegas, Nevada has become something of a second ( or third or fourth ) home to me over the years. I've got family and friends that live in the area plus I spent a few years living out there myself back in the early 2000's. On this episode we take a littl…
 
Aaron and I talk about the upcoming movies from DC and Marvel: Thor Ragnarok and Justice League. We also talk about some Jiu Jitsu stories from back in the day. We have been training partners from a long time but clearly we have a lot of catching up to do. Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu x Checkmat Jiu Jitsu black belt pow wow…
 
Anthony Baker is the founder and CEO of Omni Physical Solutions. He is one of the premier trainers in Northern California. He's also a USMC vet and Jiu Jitsu purple belt competitor. Nima Moridi is a life long marital artist and Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt. He is also the ninja realtor. Check him out for all of your Bay Area real estate needs.…
 
It's official. I am a type one diabetic. I was basically sick all summer since I had no idea what the hell was wrong with me. I've got everything all sorted now. My doctor has smartened me up to what I need to do and everything is under control. My father had the same thing so I knew what I was going to have to deal with. No big deal. I adjust, mov…
 
Al Lagura is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt under Alan "Gumby" Marques and trains out of Hereos Martial Arts in San Jose, CA. He's a long time car enthusiast and his early work as a videographer is well known throughout the BJJ scene. This led to the creation of Want vs Need which is one of the most highly sought after brands on the market . Al'…
 
Javier Mendez Co-Owner/Advisor and Founder of AKA Former World Champion Kickboxer Founder of AKA Head trainer & Coach for Team AKA Official coach on the UFC Ultimate Trainer video game Javier Mendez started training in martial arts in 1978, studying the discipline of Tang Soo Do. Mendez started his kickboxing career in 1985 in exhibition bout again…
 
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Nathan Mendelsohn at Claudio Franca Jiu Jitsu Academy in Santa Cruz, CA. Above all other things Nathan is the direct embodiment of BJJ lifestyle here in California. He trains it, he lives it, he breathes it . He's a true martial artist, an avid competitor, a well respected instructor and an all around great g…
 
I catch up with my good friend Kyle Kingsbury in Las Vegas hot off the launch of his new hit podcast "Current Space" . If you didn't know Kyle is a former UFC light heavyweight, and Ultimate Fighter Alumni. Kyle is an expert in all things related to health, exercise, body and mind optimization. His appearances on shows like the Joe Rogan Experience…
 
McGregor Mayweather, Spiderman Homecoming, SDCC 2017 with Aaron Ryan Aaron Ryan is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Leo Viera / Checkmat I finally get to spend an extended period of time talking about comic books, comic book movies and jiu jitsu on my podcast. I'm pretty stoked. This show is damn near three hours long so enjoy ! Be sure and l…
 
Last week I drove down to Los Angeles for New Japan Pro Wrestling’s first US based event . Whether you love or hate pro wrestling the level of entertainment you get from Japanese wrestling is insane. The fans are crazy about it and for good reason. The stuff these guys are able to do it a wrestling ring is insane. Since it’s Japanese based there’s …
 
Baker is in the house. We talk current events, jiu jitsu, social media nonsense, responsible gun ownership, and the 4th of July ! Don't drink and drive ! is live every Monday night on Facebook Live to motivate you into a healthier lifestyle. He's a personal trainer with a BS in Kinesiology, a veteran of the US marine corps, a BJJ purple belt and mu…
 
One last stop before I head home and it's with one of the true legends of the sport and easily one of the top places to train in Las Vegas. Robert Drysdale is one of the best instructors I've ever had the pleasure of learning from. Possibly the most accomplished American Grappler of his generation, Robert Drysdale is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu J…
 
Miami Beach. Warm water, beautiful beaches, perfect weather, amazing food. It's also home to one of the founding families of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The Valente Brothers are based in Florida and have been part of the Jiu Jitsu scene since the very beginning. From their beginnings as part of the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy in Brazil dating back to the 195…
 
Of all of the Jiu Jitsu seminars I have been to over the last few years Henry really stood out to me. After spending the day with him in Concord, California this year I was compelled to take the trip down to Los Angeles to learn more. The way he uses weight, space and most significantly pressure efficiently made me drive nearly 400 miles to attend …
 
This week I'm on location with Eric Medina and Joey Hauss at the Los Angeles Jiu Jitsu Club. The Jean Jacques Machado Jiu Jitsu stand outs are well known from competition success in both gi and no gi action and have even taken to organizing their own tournaments under the USSGL banner in California . Their LA Jiu Jitsu Club is an awesome place to v…
 
Today on the show we've got an unreleased episode from "the vault" . This one took a while to get edited as we were having some technical difficulties with a mixer at the time. We initially recorded this following John's win at Bellator ( Fedor vs Mitrione ) in San Jose a few months ago . The last weeks have been so busy it's actually taken quite a…
 
KAINE "KONG" MARZOLA is a USMC Infantry Combat Veteran (0311), Blackbelt Instructor (0916), Real Mixed Martial Arts Champion, Promoter, Model/Actor, RealWater Athlete! Follow Kaine at @kainekong and check out his website at In his own words: I spent eight years in the United States Marine Corps Infantry from October 2003 - November 2011. I complete…
 
Today we have Justin Willis on the show. Justin is a heavyweight in the UFC from the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, CA. He's an alum of San Jose State and former defensive tackle for the San Jose State University Spartans. He's got a great grappling pedigree, and he hits very very hard. Justin "Big Pretty" Willis is set to make his long a…
 
Kyle Hand is a good friend and long time training partner of mine. He's a seasoned Brown Belt and former amateur wrestler. He's also an engineer with a great head of hair. He's well known for his arsenal of chokes and has great taste in jackets. Be sure and check out his website and blog at In his own words: My name is Kyle Hand. I am a brown belt …
 
is live every Monday night on Facebook Live to motivate you into a healthier lifestyle. He's a personal trainer with a BS in Kinesiology, a veteran of the US marine corps, a BJJ purple belt and much more. He was on the show tonight. Follow him at @ajb1371 on Instagram. If you're in the SF bay area be sure and hit him up if you need a little bit of …
 
Eduardo Telles is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Fabio Gurgel and one of the most creative grapplers in the World. Famed for being a fan of the “Esquijitsu” (a nickname applied to his game which translates to: weird Jiu Jitsu) he created several attacks from the turtle position, a position that was deemed a weaker position by most grapplers…
 
The Boogeyman from the 10th Planet: He's a Warrior. Break Dancer, Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Mixed Martial Artist, Entrepreneur, Teacher, Leader, Innovator and awesome guy to know. I drove hundreds upon hundreds of miles to meet this guy and it was worth every second. Richie Martinez, also known as “Boogeyman” is a jiu jitsu black belt under Eddie Bravo…
 
Christian Graugart is among other things an author, an entrepreneur, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, and a world traveler. He is the founder of BJJ Globetrotters, MatSurfing.org and is the author of "The BJJ Globetrotter". His work is an extension of his creativity, adventurous spirit and passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I'm very happy to finally…
 
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