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BJJ superstar Tim "MUSHMASTER" Spriggs and BJJ practitioner / activist / journalist Nico Ball tell the stories of the people of the BJJ and Combat Sports community. New BJJ GOONS episodes every Monday at 12am (est) on all podcast platforms and YouTube. LIKE, SHARE, RATE, and SUBSCRIBE!!!
 
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This week The GOONS kick it with Vannessa Griffin. Vannessa is a new bjj black belt under Team Lloyd Irvin / Crazy 88 and has already medaled in the IBJJF Europeans and Pans. She also runs a highly successful kid's competition team at Crazy 88, over the last two years her team has earned 9 IBJJF Kid's Pan Gold Medals from 7 competitors.…
 
This week the GOONS talk to Pabs Carela. Pabs is a black belt who's trained under Vitor Shaolin, Fernando Terere and Ricardo De La Riva. He's currently an instructor under Eduardo Santos at Lotus Club BJJ in New York City. Pabs uses his experiences of rough up bringing in NYC in the 80s and 90s to mentor local youth through various social projects.…
 
This week the GOONS talk to Lucas Gualberto a up and coming black belt fighting for team Dream Art under Isaque Bahiense who has already won the UAEJJF Grand Slam in Rio and the IBJJF South American Championship. Lucas tells Nico and Tim about training at the Dream Art facility, getting his education in the project, rest and recovery, and so much m…
 
This week the GOONS talk to 2020 PAN Ultra Heavyweight Champion Max Gimenis. Max talks about coming of age at GF Team headquarters training under legendary coach Julio Cesar, "Jungle Training" with Rodolfo Viera, Ricardo Evangelista and other world class black belts as a blue belt, the process or establishing himself in the United States and much m…
 
This week Nico and Tim talk to Devhonte "Bones" Johnson. Devhonte is 2x World Champion and Owner of Bones BJJ Academy in Clifton, NJ. In this episode we discuss how he's been killing the competition scene despite the pandemic, the development of his gym and his elite kid's comp team, fighting through New York City traffic to train, and much more.…
 
This week our guest is Aarae Alexander. Aarae is a Team Lloyd Irvin Black Belt and Engineer. We discussed how Aarae has balanced high athletic and scholastic achievement including: winning several world titles despite training only twice a week, earning a engineering degree from one of the toughest universities in the world, and advice for up and c…
 
This week the GOONS talk to Muhsin "The Technician" Corbbrey. Muhsin is a Judo and BJJ Black Belt as well as a Kru in Muay Thai. He has over fifty professional fights in MMA, Muay Thai/Kickboxing, and Boxing. In this episode we talk to about: Training under legendary coaches like Lloyd Irvin and Manu N'tou, whether Jiu-Jitsu is an actual fight, the…
 
This week Nico and Tim talked with Deon Thompson. Deon is a former D1 college basketball player who started training in his 30s. Since then, he became the only black martial arts gym owner in Northwest Ohio. He is a second degree black belt under 7x World Champion Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros. He's also won several IBJJF titles as well. In our talk …
 
Every BJJ competitor wants to get sponsored. Money and free gear is the goal. The question is, how do you get it? In this episode Nico and Tim spoke with Lionel Turner, the owner and founder of Leão Optics about athlete sponsorship from the perspective of a business owner and what they look for when selecting an athlete to collaborate with.…
 
PG County Maryland has been a breeding ground of athletic talent for decades. Kevin Durant, Sugar Ray Leonard, Len Bias, Riddick Bowe and countless professional athletes have grown up in this community outside of Washington, DC. PG County is also home to one of the best combat sports gyms in the world, Team Lloyd Irvin HQ. Team Lloyd Irvin's Kid's …
 
Alan "Finfou" Nascimento has had a hell of a journey. He went from growing up in one of the most impoverished and dangerous favelas in Brazil to coaching the best grapplers and MMA fighters in the world. His story is one of perseverance and faith. Despite all his trials and tribulations he beat the odds. In this episode we discuss Finfou's childhoo…
 
Tim and Nico felt that because of these trying times in the world instead of having a typical episode, they'd talk about their thoughts on the George Floyd situation, the protests, racism, police brutality, fascism, the Jiu-Jitsu community's response to it, and how we can help make the world a better place for EVERYONE. Black Live Matter Resources:…
 
Nico and Tim learn about the Lion Heart Initiative, a nonprofit enterprise to grow MMA in Africa by developing grappling, striking, and full spectrum skills to create opportunities in the industry. The GOONS spoke with AK Rupert (Managing Director), Kelly Grissom (Vice Chairman), and Moustapha Diop (Regional Dir., West Africa) about their work in t…
 
Nico Ball has lived an unorthodox life. She went from growing up in suburban Pennsylvania to training with BJJ LEGEND Fernando Terere in the favelas. In today's episode, we learn about Nico's journey in martial arts and how she's using the skills she's gained through those experiences to help underprivileged communities with her FAVELA JIU-JITSU mo…
 
Tony and Tim preview UFC 246: McGregor vs Cowboy and discuss a potential match between Tim and Kaynan Duarte for the Fight 2 Win Heavyweight Title. Follow BJJ GOONS on Instagram @BJJGOONSPODCAST To book Tim for a seminar, private lessons, and super fights go to TIMSPRIGGSBJJ.COM and follow him on Instagram @timspriggsbjj Log on to VHTSNY.COM for 10…
 
Erin Herle has returned (again). Much has changed for Erin since her last appearance on the show. She's finally fought in the cage, began a new seminar tour, and also has a boyfriend who lives in Canada (He's real, we swear!) You can find Erin on IG @erinherle FB @erinherle and support her non-profit Submit the Stigma Book Tim for a seminar, privat…
 
The GOONS are back to bring in the new year and bring more of that audio fire! This episode Tony and Tim: discuss personal highlights of 2019 and New Year's Resolutions, a classic Royler Gracie match, injury updates, and introduce a new segment called "Rolling Jam of the Week". Be sure to follow BJJ GOONS on facebook @BJJGOONS If you want to book T…
 
On this episode The GOONS discuss the importance of Self-Analysis, the mixed rules match between Bo Nickal and Gordon Ryan, preview UFC 245, and so much more!!! Go to VHTSNY.COM for the best BJJ gear and street wear. Use promo code "MUSHMASTER" for 10% OFF Do you want to learn Gi nad No Gi Wizardry? Log onto timspriggsbjj.com to book a seminar or p…
 
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