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We are now on Patreon! Through Patreon we are giving additional and beneficial content alongside the Cross Choke you already know and love. This includes a brand new and additional podcast called Cross Choke+, allowing access to listen in each week rather than biweekly.

Another podcast added to the TFL catalog on Patreon is Cross Punch, a monthly "ask me anything' podcast. Also, receive early, ad-free access. Unlock a private Cross Choke community, voting privileges, behind the scenes content and much more.

Through you Patreon subscription as a TFL Cornerman not only are you gaining access to Patreon-exclusive content and perks (White, Blue and Purple Belt Tiers) you're also helping TFL reach the unreached of combat sports with the truth of Jesus. As a Patron you're becoming a part of proclaiming, investing, planting and resourcing competitors everywhere whom are looking to grow in their faith.

Thank you for your support and love. Without you, TFL and Cross Choke wouldn't be what they are.

- Zach and Dakota

Become a TFL Patron here: patreon.com/tflministries

Cross Chok‪e‬ TFL Ministries

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We are now on Patreon! Through Patreon we are giving additional and beneficial content alongside the Cross Choke you already know and love. This includes a brand new and additional podcast called Cross Choke+, allowing access to listen in each week rather than biweekly.

Another podcast added to the TFL catalog on Patreon is Cross Punch, a monthly "ask me anything' podcast. Also, receive early, ad-free access. Unlock a private Cross Choke community, voting privileges, behind the scenes content and much more.

Through you Patreon subscription as a TFL Cornerman not only are you gaining access to Patreon-exclusive content and perks (White, Blue and Purple Belt Tiers) you're also helping TFL reach the unreached of combat sports with the truth of Jesus. As a Patron you're becoming a part of proclaiming, investing, planting and resourcing competitors everywhere whom are looking to grow in their faith.

Thank you for your support and love. Without you, TFL and Cross Choke wouldn't be what they are.

- Zach and Dakota

Become a TFL Patron here: patreon.com/tflministries

    #24: Back to Normal - Season 3 Finale

    #24: Back to Normal - Season 3 Finale

    “I just want things to get back to normal.”

    Have those words entered your mind during this year? Maybe you’ve heard that statement within your family, workplace or academy. This year has been wholly an inconvenience to our day to day living and future plans. Relationships and finances have experienced extreme strain, combined with political unrest, the result is a society left wondering what ever happened to the things that were. It’s easy to just want things back to normal.

    What if things never go back to normal? What if we’re not meant to go back to normal? And what if none of this took God by surprise? In this season finale, Dakota and Zach discuss possible positives of this forced change we're all experiencing. Be challenged as the Cross Choke team looks to the Bible for examples of uncomfortable changes that weren't accepted immediately but ended up being for the better.

    Bellow, you will find timestamps for your convenience:
    00:45 - Welcome
    08:28 - Can Opener
    14:58 - Undisputed
    41:36 - Walk out Song of the Week
    43:07 - Verse of the Week
    43:29 - Look into it
    45:34 - Outro and Credits
    46:31 - Bloopers

    Thank you for being a valued part of TFL and the CC family! In our off season we are going to continue to provide CC+ episodes and CP for all of our Cornerman at patreon.com/tflministries! Join us there for continued and exclusive content.

    We love you all!

    • 47 min
    #23: You're a Tool

    #23: You're a Tool

    SPECIAL OFFER: Join us at our White Belt tier for $3 a month and we will send you a complete NLT Bible. If you already have a Bible, then consider it as a gift for someone you know. Visit us here: patreon.com/tflministries. This offer will only last for one week from the time this episode goes live (Nov 9, 2020).

    Ever felt like you were missing what it takes to go to the next level?

    Whether in BJJ, ministry, the workforce or any other form of leadership, God wants our goal to be all about brining glory to Him—it's our very reason for being. We all have tools and abilities that make us unique and we're to surrender them to God, thus bringing Him Glory. This is what it means to go to the next level.

    It’s a pretty easy concept to understand: whatever we do or say, we are to do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. (Colossians 3:17) But what if it goes deeper than what we do or say, but to who we are?

    In this episode, follow along with Zach and Dakota as they journey through how to be most effective in our purpose of life and how it all starts with being transparent and fully surrendered to God. Let’s go to the next level.

    Bellow, you will find timestamps for your convenience:
    00:45 - Welcome
    04:31 - Can Opener
    06:54 - Submission of the Week
    13:19 - Undisputed
    52:23 - Banana Split
    54:15 - Walk out Song of the Week
    55:11 - Verse of the Week
    55:33 - Look into it
    56:47 - Outro and Credits
    58:44 - Bloopers

    Thank you for joining us for this Epsiode. Be sure to catch us next week on Patreon for Cross Choke+! Have a great day.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #22: The Most Important Submission - Special Guest: Bryan Deats

    #22: The Most Important Submission - Special Guest: Bryan Deats

    In this packed episode, Dakota and Zach are joined by a great friend and coach: Bryan Deats! Listen in as Bryan shares about his depth of training and experience as a coach. He shares about overcoming hindrances to training such as character, environment as well as overcoming injuries. Also, Bryan tackles a huge question: What is the most important submission?

    Be sure to buy some award-winning, wing sauce mix at wingredient.com.

    We enjoyed answering your question on our Submission of the Week segment! We talked about the upcoming PS5 and our most anticipated games. Also, what are Dakota’s family traditions—is it his yearly beard trimming?

    Bellow, you will find timestamps for your convenience:
    00:45 - Greetings
    07:37 - Can Opener
    09:28 - Undisputed
    1:00:43 - Walk out Song of the Week
    1:01:26 - Submission of the Week
    1:17:11 - Neck of the Woods
    1:17:43 - Look into it
    1:18:34 - Verse of the Week
    1:19:26 - Outro and Credits
    1:20:22 - Bloopers

    Thank you for being a valued part of TFL and the CC family of podcasts! We love you and are in your corner. If you would like to support our show and unlock access to exclusive content please join us at patreon.com/tflministries.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    #21: Bettering Your BJJ - Finishing the Submission

    #21: Bettering Your BJJ - Finishing the Submission

    How can you find better success on the mats? Zach and Dakota evaluate training tips and tricks on how to improve your submission success. From mentality to intent, Zach lays out a progression of control to apply to your game, the first of which being controlling yourself. If we are wanting to control another person we must first control ourselves, especially our emotions. We can’t expect to submit our opponent if we haven’t first submitted ourselves and have developed a sense of self-control and self-awareness.

    Everything in Jiu Jitsu is rooted in the stability of your own wellbeing. It starts inside. When that is submitted you will find a lot more success in submitting others. There are plenty more take-aways and lessons to learn from this episode. Embrace your Jiu Jitsu journey and be careful comparing to others. If there was no belt system, would you still train?

    In Submission of the Week the CC team answers a question asking: was Jesus really divine while on earth or did He lay aside His divinity for a season? Dakota and Zach have a great discussion about this—a must listen! Also, how hard is it to hit an Imanari Roll to Heel Hook? Zach shares his insights on how to properly set one up and what some other options are from that position.

    Our featured Walk Out Song of the week is from KB’s new album, Libre (feat. Tommy Royale). Book of the Week is Lead so Others can Follow by Jim Bradford. And our Verse of the Week: John 3:20-21.

    Time Stamps:
    00:45 - Greetings
    06:40 - Can Opener
    08:23 - Submission of the Week
    22:46 - Undisputed
    45:10 - Walk out Song of the Week
    46:05 - Book of the Week
    47:29 - Verse of the Week
    47:58 - Outro
    48:41 - Bloopers

    Thank you for joining us for this episode. Join us next week for Cross Choke+ on patreon.com/tflministries.

    • 50 min
    #20: Don't Fear

    #20: Don't Fear

    In this episode of laughs and challenges, Dakota and Zach had planned on an interview with a very special guest that didn’t quite come to fruition. So, Zach, the Lone Ranger himself, takes the opportunity to share a message that has been on his heart for a while: Don’t Fear!

    Also, join in as we introduce a new segment called “Submission of the Week”. In this new segment any questions, comments, corrections and concerns submitted will be read and discussed by the Zach and Dakota. You can submit questions in any way you’d like, including carrier pigeon. But anything submitted through Patreon will take priority!

    Time stamps:
    Greetings: .43
    Can Opener: 5.13
    Undisputed: 7.16
    Walkout Song 21:16
    Book of the Week: 22.00
    Submission of the Week: 23:28
    Verse of the Week: 33:11
    Purple Belt Sponsors 33:42
    Bloopers: 34:32

    Like always, please leave us a review on your podcast service of choice and consider joining us on patreon.com/tflministries to unlock more content including Cross Choke+ and Cross Punch, additional podcasts exclusive to Patreon.

    Thank you for joining us for this episode! We will catch you next time!

    • 35 min
    #19: Season 3 Premiere - Give it a Rest

    #19: Season 3 Premiere - Give it a Rest

    Cross Choke is back for Season 3! We are honored to serve you with challenging and personal content to help you grow in your walk with God.

    If you look on social media, glance at the news, discuss current events with friends and family, it's obvious the increased level of unrest in our society today. Does unrest define you? Has the weight of the unknown and the fear of security been taking its toll on your health? If so, in this episode we discuss what it means to regain rest and peace and learn to live in it consistently. If unrest doesn't define you then perhaps you'll learn a few things to help those around you whom are in unrest.

    Also join in on listening to Dakota's amazing and embarrassing story in our segment Banana Split. Check out our new intro and outro sounds. Get a copy of this episode's book of the week on Amazon. And, lastly, be sure to catch your custom fighter nickname!

    We give a chance at the end of this episode for you to open up to God in your own way and start your relationship with Him if you haven't already. If you respond and say yes to that invitation, please send us a message so we can celebrate with you and help you grow in your journey with Him and also send you your own Bible.

    Another exciting announcement is we are now on Patreon! Through Patreon we are giving additional and beneficial content alongside the Cross Choke you already know and love. This includes a brand new and additional podcast called Cross Choke+, allowing access to listen in each week rather than biweekly.

    Another podcast added to the TFL catalog exclusively on Patreon is Cross Punch, a monthly "ask me anything" podcast. Also, receive early, ad-free access. Unlock a private Cross Choke community, voting privileges, behind the scenes content and much more.

    Through your Patreon subscription as a TFL Cornerman not only are you gaining access to Patreon-exclusive content and perks (White, Blue and Purple Belt Tiers) you're also helping TFL reach the unreached of combat sports with the truth of Jesus. As a Patron you're becoming a part of proclaiming, investing, planting and resourcing competitors everywhere whom are looking to grow in their faith.

    Thank you for your support and love. Without you, TFL and Cross Choke wouldn't be what they are.

    Become a Cross Choke Patron here: patreon.com/tflministries

    • 56 min

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7 Ratings

Marluxia9826 ,

I’m lovin’ it

I’m really loving this podcast it’s definitely one of the podcasts I look forward to every week. Dakota and Zach are some of the most honest and truthful guys I know and it really shows in this podcast. Like I said I’m lovin’ it!

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Zach and Dakota artistically deliver a clear and concise message in each podcast. Their humor and friendship is something fun to laugh along with. They are a great team!

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