58 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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    • 4.8 • 27 Ratings

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 57 - Sloth

    BTG 57 - Sloth

    Dave and Rob revisit nagging injuries before stumbling upon a deep rabbit hole about the ever growing sin in today's youth - sloth. 


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    BJJcradle.com to learn the Drysdale Cradle Series from Robert Drysdale. This is an innovative course that blends wrestling with BJJ for excellent results in guard passing and submissions.


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    • 58 min
    BTG 56 - Heavy Lies the Crown

    BTG 56 - Heavy Lies the Crown

    Rob and Dave chime in on the Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fight, but dig deeper into how a once stone-cold killer like Woodley has become a shell of his former self. They speak about possible factors to the fall from grace many champions have after losing a title, particularly when it is in dramatic fashion - from social pressures, fear of severe bodily harm, and loss of motivation.


    They also get into some higher level coaching tactics, the soundness of the karate blitz, the proper balance of the coach/athlete relationship, and that the "negative" emotions of fear and anger are actually good things.


    Visit our sponsors:


    BJJretreat.com join David Avellan in Las Vegas from November 2nd to 8th in a BJJ and MMA training retreat. Currently offering 25% for the next registrants. Deal ends on September 30th.


    BJJcradle.com to learn the Drysdale Cradle Series from Robert Drysdale. This is an innovative course that blends wrestling with BJJ for excellent results in guard passing and submissions.


    Follow us on Facebook: https://Facebook.com/BreakingTheGuard
    Follow us on Instagram: https://Instagram.com/BreakingTheGuard
    Follow us on Twitter: https://Twitter.com/BreakingGuard
    Follow us on Snapchat: @BreakingGuard
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    BTG 55 - Meat and Luck

    BTG 55 - Meat and Luck

    Rob and Dave return after a homecooked lunch and talk about meat, as Rob struggles with the ethics of harvesting meat versus the deliciousness and nutrition of smoked bison. They then speak about the role luck plays in our lives, before moving on to loyalty, and the old match Rob and Dave had back in ADCC 2007.


    Visit our sponsors:


    BJJretreat.com join David Avellan in Las Vegas from November 2nd to 8th in a BJJ and MMA training retreat. Currently offering 30% for the next registrants. Deal ends on August 31st.


    BJJcradle.com to learn the Drysdale Cradle Series from Robert Drysdale. This is an innovative course that blends wrestling with BJJ for excellent results in guard passing and submissions.


    Follow us on Facebook: https://Facebook.com/BreakingTheGuard
    Follow us on Instagram: https://Instagram.com/BreakingTheGuard
    Follow us on Twitter: https://Twitter.com/BreakingGuard
    Follow us on Snapchat: @BreakingGuard
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
    Tag us on Social Media with #BreakingTheGuard

    • 1 hr 2 min
    BTG 54 - Hunting for a Core BJJ Curriculum

    BTG 54 - Hunting for a Core BJJ Curriculum

    Rob and Dave catch up from our travels. Rob from the UK, getting to relive old world experiences in the Shakespeare Theatre, and David from his archery elk hunt. He shares his hunting experience in-depth, before they talk about the Olympics a bit and get into the challenges of developing a core BJJ curriculum.


    Visit our sponsors:


    BJJretreat.com join David Avellan in Las Vegas from November 2nd to 8th in a BJJ and MMA training retreat. Currently offering 30% for the next registrants. Deal ends on August 31st.


    BJJcradle.com to learn the Drysdale Cradle Series from Robert Drysdale. This is an innovative course that blends wrestling with BJJ for excellent results in guard passing and submissions.


    Follow us on Facebook: https://Facebook.com/BreakingTheGuard
    Follow us on Instagram: https://Instagram.com/BreakingTheGuard
    Follow us on Twitter: https://Twitter.com/BreakingGuard
    Follow us on Snapchat: @BreakingGuard
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
    Tag us on Social Media with #BreakingTheGuard

    • 1 hr 5 min
    BTG 53 - Training with Purpose

    BTG 53 - Training with Purpose

    Rob and Dave return from their travels once again and quickly figure out the meaning of life, before they put their focus onto more important things, like training. :)


    They talk about the errors of unfocused shadow boxing, the importance of drilling and what role it plays, where injuries occur most frequently, and why you might feel the need to shadow box while watching a UFC.


    Visit our sponsors:


    BJJretreat.com join David Avellan in Las Vegas from November 2nd to 8th in a BJJ and MMA training retreat. Currently offering 30% for the next registrants. Deal ends on August 31st.


    BJJcradle.com to learn the Drysdale Cradle Series from Robert Drysdale. This is an innovative course that blends wrestling with BJJ for excellent results in guard passing and submissions.


    Follow us on Facebook: https://Facebook.com/BreakingTheGuard
    Follow us on Instagram: https://Instagram.com/BreakingTheGuard
    Follow us on Twitter: https://Twitter.com/BreakingGuard
    Follow us on Snapchat: @BreakingGuard
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
    Tag us on Social Media with #BreakingTheGuard

    • 1 hr 3 min
    BTG 52 - Costa Rican Power

    BTG 52 - Costa Rican Power

    Rob and Dave return from Costa Rica with tales of the uber rich, followed by the aftermath of the Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul boxing match, the recent announcement of Andre Galvao defending his ADCC Superfight crown, the plague of staph infections, and why Robert respects Khabib Nurmagomedov.


    Visit our sponsors:


    BJJretreat.com join David Avellan in Las Vegas from July 27th to August 2nd in a BJJ and MMA training retreat. Currently offering 30% for the next registrants. Deal ends on May 18th.


    BJJcradle.com to learn the Drysdale Cradle Series from Robert Drysdale. This is an innovative course that blends wrestling with BJJ for excellent results in guard passing and submissions.


    Follow us on Facebook: https://Facebook.com/BreakingTheGuard
    Follow us on Instagram: https://Instagram.com/BreakingTheGuard
    Follow us on Twitter: https://Twitter.com/BreakingGuard
    Follow us on Snapchat: @BreakingGuard
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
    Tag us on Social Media with #BreakingTheGuard

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

javierbjj ,

Awesome show!

Great content and very articulated! Keep it up💪🏼

edm fan ,

Great show.

Really good jiujitsu podcast!

Acure💪🏼 ,

Best bjj/MMA podcast out there

Very informative and entertaining stuff from two of the best coaches out there .

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