47 episodes

A Mixed Martial Arts talk show featuring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts David Avellan (creator of the Kimura Trap System and ADCC 2009 Bronze Medalist) and Robert Drysdale (2005 IBJJF World Champion, ADCC 2007 Absolute Champion, co-founder of Zenith BJJ). Both of them have extensive backgrounds in MMA and BJJ as students, competitors, coaches, and school owners - pulling on their combined experiences to discuss the mental aspect of training, proper preparation, championship mindset, and more.

Breaking The Guard Podcast breakingtheguard

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A Mixed Martial Arts talk show featuring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts David Avellan (creator of the Kimura Trap System and ADCC 2009 Bronze Medalist) and Robert Drysdale (2005 IBJJF World Champion, ADCC 2007 Absolute Champion, co-founder of Zenith BJJ). Both of them have extensive backgrounds in MMA and BJJ as students, competitors, coaches, and school owners - pulling on their combined experiences to discuss the mental aspect of training, proper preparation, championship mindset, and more.

    BTG 46 - Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather

    BTG 46 - Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather

    2020 has thrown us so many curve balls that even Sandy Koufax would have to bow down to. In the fight world, we have had our share of these cruel jokes, and Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul is definitely among them.One of them is a boxing legend with an unblemished 50-0 record. The other is YouTube star with an 0-1 record. They aren't even remotely in the same weight class, experience, or skill level.It's a freak show. What does this say to the current state of boxing, and is MMA any different?Visit our sponsors: KimuraTrap.com for the ultimate DVD set and online course and mastering the world famous Kimura Trap System. You can now get $20 off by using the coupon code: KLDIS87 on the check out page.DrysdaleBJJonline.com is your destination for learning from IBJJF Black Belt World Champion and ADCC Absolute World Champion Robert Drysdale. Many different courses offered for all levels in bite size chunks that anyone can dig into right away.Follow us on Facebook: https://Facebook.com/BreakingTheGuardFollow us on Instagram: https://Instagram.com/BreakingTheGuardFollow us on Twitter: https://Twitter.com/BreakingGuardFollow us on Snapchat: @BreakingGuardSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelTag us on Social Media with #BreakingTheGuard

    • 1 hr 3 min
    BTG 45 - Election Madness

    BTG 45 - Election Madness

    It's been 4 days since the 2020 US Election, and still no president has been called. It's a weird time and Rob and Dave dip their toes into the election and how IBJJF would have handled it better, lol!They then move on to UFC's Anderson Silva and Khabib Nurmagomedov's retirements, and David finally watches the Social Dilemma and Money Ball, and gives his take on how statistical analysis of BJJ and MMA could take these sports to the next level.Visit our sponsors: KimuraTrap.com for the ultimate DVD set and online course and mastering the world famous Kimura Trap System. You can now get $20 off by using the coupon code: KLDIS87 on the check out page.DrysdaleBJJonline.com is your destination for learning from IBJJF Black Belt World Champion and ADCC Absolute World Champion Robert Drysdale. Many different courses offered for all levels in bite size chunks that anyone can dig into right away.Follow us on Facebook: https://Facebook.com/BreakingTheGuardFollow us on Instagram: https://Instagram.com/BreakingTheGuardFollow us on Twitter: https://Twitter.com/BreakingGuardFollow us on Snapchat: @BreakingGuardSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelTag us on Social Media with #BreakingTheGuard

    • 1 hr 9 min
    BTG 44 - Drew Weatherhead of BecauseJitsu

    BTG 44 - Drew Weatherhead of BecauseJitsu

    Rob and Dave welcome the master of BJJ memes, Drew Weatherhead aka @BecauseJitsu on Instagram. Besides being a funny man, Drew is also a BJJ instructor that has been focusing on refining the fine art of teaching. This podcast is all over the place, from talking about the importance of being able to laugh at yourself, the origin of memes, tips and tricks to becoming a better instructor and student, and why Robert failed to mention the true origins of BJJ being rooted in defending the earth from aliens every 6 years, lol! You can learn more from Drew Weatherhead by following him on Instagram and check out his courses on his website: https://instagram.com/drew.weatherhead https://instagram.com/because_jitsuhttps://because-jitsu.com/ Visit our sponsors: ClosedGuardFilm.com - Robert's new film is near completion, but he has made an accompanying book covering the true origins of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu called Opening Closed Guard. It goes into great detail on how BJJ developed and gained ground all over the world. It is available to order on the above website, or you can visit Amazon and order there as well, just search for Opening Closed GuardBJJretreat.com - want to train with David for a one week camp you will never forget? Visit the website to learn all about David's week long Las Vegas BJJ retreats, where you can train, relax, or let loose and paint the town red. Follow us on Facebook: https://Facebook.com/BreakingTheGuardFollow us on Instagram: https://Instagram.com/BreakingTheGuardFollow us on Twitter: https://Twitter.com/BreakingGuardFollow us on Snapchat: @BreakingGuardSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelTag us on Social Media with #BreakingTheGuard

    • 1 hr 15 min
    BTG 43 - IBJJF Heel Hooks

    BTG 43 - IBJJF Heel Hooks

    Rob and Dave come back to talk about one of the biggest developments in recent BJJ history - the IBJJF allowing heel hooks in the brown and black belt divisions of no gi competition.The two talk about all the implications of this move and how it can help the sport grow. Along the way, they discuss the pros and cons of active top class competitors making instructional videos and "giving away" their secrets to success - a phenomenon unique in the professional sporting world, the woes of being a big guy sparring little people, and why video games used to be more rewarding.Visit our sponsors: ClosedGuardFilm.com - Robert's new film is near completion, but he has made an accompanying book covering the true origins of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu called Opening Closed Guard. It goes into great detail on how BJJ developed and gained ground all over the world. It is available to order on the above website, or you can visit Amazon and order there as well, just search for Opening Closed GuardBJJretreat.com - want to train with David for a one week camp you will never forget? Visit the website to learn all about David's week long Las Vegas BJJ retreats, where you can train, relax, or let loose and paint the town red. Follow us on Facebook: https://Facebook.com/BreakingTheGuardFollow us on Instagram: https://Instagram.com/BreakingTheGuardFollow us on Twitter: https://Twitter.com/BreakingGuardFollow us on Snapchat: @BreakingGuardSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelTag us on Social Media with #BreakingTheGuard

    • 1 hr 4 min
    BTG 42 - The Closed Guard Update

    BTG 42 - The Closed Guard Update

    Dave and Rob return after another month long hiatus, but this time they play catch up with each other. David has been in Florida, doing some firearm training with his brother Marcos, and then vacationing in the Florida Keys.Robert on the other hand, has been busy finishing his documentary, The Closed Guard. The two spend most of the episode talking about the revelations Robert had filming it, and some of the surprises that changed the direction of the film as new information was brought to light.Finally, the two talk about the pros and cons of technology in today's world.Visit our sponsors: KimuraTrap.com for the ultimate DVD set and online course and mastering the world famous Kimura Trap System. You can now get $20 off by using the coupon code: KLDIS87 on the check out page.DrysdaleBJJonline.com is your destination for learning from IBJJF Black Belt World Champion and ADCC Absolute World Champion Robert Drysdale. Many different courses offered for all levels in bite size chunks that anyone can dig into right away.Follow us on Facebook: https://Facebook.com/BreakingTheGuardFollow us on Instagram: https://Instagram.com/BreakingTheGuardFollow us on Twitter: https://Twitter.com/BreakingGuardFollow us on Snapchat: @BreakingGuardSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelTag us on Social Media with #BreakingTheGuard

    • 1 hr 18 min
    BTG 41 - Gilbert "Durinho" Burns

    BTG 41 - Gilbert "Durinho" Burns

    Dave and Rob return after a month long hiatus with UFC #1 Ranked Welterweight Contender Gilbert “Durinho” Burns.Durinho was slated to fight UFC Champion Kamaru Usman on Fight Island, but unfortunately fell ill to COVID-19 and was replaced by Jorge Masvidal. Burns fills us in on how it felt getting sick and watching the fight from home.He then shares a lot of his mental process – from preparing for a training camp, self talk, his motivation to fight, and much more. I believe this episode to be a great asset to any martial artist wishing to get a glimpse in the mind of one of the most exciting true mixed martial artists on the planet today.You can learn more from Gilbert Burns by following him on Instagram:https://instagram.com/gilbert_burnsVisit our sponsors: KimuraTrap.com for the ultimate DVD set and online course and mastering the world famous Kimura Trap System. You can now get $20 off by using the coupon code: KLDIS87 on the check out page.DrysdaleBJJonline.com is your destination for learning from IBJJF Black Belt World Champion and ADCC Absolute World Champion Robert Drysdale. Many different courses offered for all levels in bite size chunks that anyone can dig into right away.Follow us on Facebook: https://Facebook.com/BreakingTheGuardFollow us on Instagram: https://Instagram.com/BreakingTheGuardFollow us on Twitter: https://Twitter.com/BreakingGuardFollow us on Snapchat: @BreakingGuardSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelTag us on Social Media with #BreakingTheGuard

    • 1 hr

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23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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Awesome show!

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Best bjj/MMA podcast out there

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