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The ROL Radio Show features your host BJJ Black Belt Thomas Rozdzynski of ROL Academy and his co-host Gary Pond.Take a listen to the untold stories from the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts as well as a unique take on life itself.

The ROL Radio - Jiu Jitsu Podcast Thomas Rozdzynski and Gary Pond

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The ROL Radio Show features your host BJJ Black Belt Thomas Rozdzynski of ROL Academy and his co-host Gary Pond.Take a listen to the untold stories from the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts as well as a unique take on life itself.

    "Defeat" - The Takeaway from Flavio Almeida

    "Defeat" - The Takeaway from Flavio Almeida

    How do you deal with defeat? How do your expectations play into how you deal with setbacks?

    After speaking with Flavio Almeida, Thomas and Gary discuss defeat, the reasons why it can be so painful, and how to deal with it before it even happens.

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    #76 Flavio Almeida

    #76 Flavio Almeida

    On this episode of The RŌL Radio, we have one of the most influential people in BJJ today, Flavio Almeida.
    Listen as Flavio discusses his start with Master Carlos Gracie Jr., his incredible competition career, how he needed to learn to deal with the losses that almost made him give up Jiu Jitsu, his new venture BarraFit, and so much more.
    Here is The RŌL Radio with the multi-time world champion, Pan Am Black Belt Masters Champion, and CEO of Gracie Barra Franchise Systems and Gracie Barra America, Flavio Almeida.

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    Episode Highlights:
    2:00 Ask a Black Belt
    3:42 Flavio and Ricardo Get Their Start
    9:40 Master Carlos’s Vision
    14:33 Jiu Jitsu for Everyone
    19:38 Dealing with Defeat
    27:33 Responsibility for Your Future Self
    35:36 Obligation to Community
    45:40 New Opportunities
    56:42 Five Questions

    • 1 hr 10 min
    "No Expectations" - The Takeaway from Victor Hugo

    "No Expectations" - The Takeaway from Victor Hugo

    World Champion Victor Hugo has no expectations when it comes to competition. Not because he doesn't care, but because he focuses more on the process than the result.

    After speaking with Victor, Thomas and Gary discuss if focusing on a desired outcome is less important than trusting in the process and putting in the work necessary to succeed.

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    • 17 min
    #75 Victor Hugo

    #75 Victor Hugo

    In just a few short years, this week’s guest has gone from the next big thing to the top of the BJJ competition scene, most recently winning the IBJJF Heavyweight Grand Prix just this past week(Nov 2021). 
    Listen as Six Blades Victor Hugo discusses how he got his Jiu Jitsu start with his father and how BJJ has become a huge part of his family. He also shares his advice on the benefits of heavyweights training with lighter partners and vice versa, how when you trust in the process everything comes naturally, and his transition from Brazil to the US.
    Here is The RŌL Radio with multi-time IBJJF  Pans and World Champion, Victor Hugo.

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    Episode Highlights:
    4:40 Embrace the Pressure
    10:37 Importance of Asking Questions
    17:20 Coming to America
    23:19 A Father’s Influence
    34:02 Does Size Matter
    44:05 Old Man Strength
    45:02 Trust the Process
    57:08 Five Questions

    • 1 hr 10 min
    "Stimulation" - The Takeaway from Adem Redzovic

    "Stimulation" - The Takeaway from Adem Redzovic

    The physical stimulation Jiu Jitsu provides is fairly obvious, but what about the other ways
    Jiu Jitsu can stimulate you?

    After speaking with Professor Adem Redzovic, Thomas and Gary discuss the four areas of stimulation that Jiu Jitsu can provide, and how the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual stimulation Jiu Jitsu awakens can carry over to all aspects of life.

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    • 17 min
    #74 Adem Redzovic

    #74 Adem Redzovic

    This week’s guest Professor Adem Redzovic is a F2W veteran, has run academies in the U.S and Europe, produced amazing BJJ Instructionals, and taught seminars at some of the most respected academies in the world.

    On this episode, Professor Adem discusses injury recovery as we age, longevity in the sport, the mental, physical, and emotional connections made in Jiu Jitsu, and so much more.
    Here is The RŌL Radio with the owner and instructor at the Downtown Jiu Jitsu Club, Professor Adem Redzovic.

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    Episode Highlights:
    6:08 The Art of Recovery
    16:22 Mental, Physical, Emotional Connection
    25:02  Bonding Over Jiu Jitsu
    33:30 Sharing the Knowledge
    43:39 Is Jiu Jitsu for Everybody
    54:36 Teaching Styles, Methodology, and Vibes
    1:06:26 Five Questions

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

aversge Joe Jiu-jitsu podcast ,

Excellent Podcast!!

This podcast is right up there with the best. I have been binge listening. Excellent interviews and highly recommend!

Lennie4468 ,

Great insight

This podcast gives get insight into BJJ legends and future legends

Bee Kimura ,

Love!

Really enjoyed the episode with Octavio Couto. I like your follow up episode as well. Glad I found you!

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