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Interview | Jonathan Satava

Interview | Jonathan Satava

Interview with accomplished and rising Marcelo Garcia BJJ stand out Jonathan Satava!

Let’s start with everyone’s favorite topic, can you give us a little about who you are. Accomplishments, background, sponsors, affiliations, blood type, list of fears, etc. Kidding, mainly just the first 4 things there and generally anything you wish to tell about yourself.

Well first, thank you for the interest and opportunity. I was born and raised on Long Island and I’m the middle child with two sisters. I’d say I was an active kid growing up.  I played baseball, skateboarded, snowboarded, ultimate Frisbee, and everyone’s favorite – manhunt.  In middle school, I did some wrestling but broke my collarbone during practice and never got back into it.

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Interview | Brendan Hufford

Interview | Brendan Hufford

These aren’t the droids you’re looking for,” but this is the interview you’re looking for.

Brendan Hufford is a man you have most defiantly seen or heard of within the Jiu Jitsu world. Not because he is out there playing Jedi mind tricks on the Miyao brothers at Worlds, but because he is one of the busiest damn guys within the community. He is working full time, training, running GiReviews.net, writing for Jiu Jitsu Mag running Ok! Kimonos, and even finding thyme to do guest posts (I have a feeling this is what they call “foreshadowing.”) Needless to say the dude is busy, yet he still finds time to eat right and show up on the mats day in and day out. Being “tired” from an 8 hour shift on a Monday doesn’t sound that bad anymore now does it?

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Interview | Tammi Musumeci

Interview | Tammi Musumeci

An interview with BJJ Black belt Tammi Musumeci,  half of the Anywhere-imboloing wonder team.

If you follow, train, talk or do anything jiu jitsu related, you have heard of the berimbolo by now. Lately it has been taken off the mats and into any and all locations by the Musumeci’s, a brother and sister duo. To see them going inverted by a train, in 7-11 on a beach, and many more locations not in a gym check out this article by Jiu Jitsu Times. But it did not all start there for Tammi, she has been training and competing practically her whole life and I don’t mean just competiting here and there, she has won just about every major competition from Blue belt all the way to her current rank of Black belt under Emyr Bussade , and she is only 20 years old. Makes you feel like a slouch right? But before you race off the the mats to train extra hard to feel better about yourself I had the chance to chat with Tammi about food, jiu jitsu and how she eats when dealing with an injury.

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Interview | Nelson Puentes

Interview | Nelson Puentes

Interview with Owner of Bamboo Jiu Jitsu, Alliance black belt, and Foodie, the Big Panda of Inverted Gear himself, Nelson Puentes!

This week I got to finally slow myself down and put questions together for a good friend of mine, Nelson Puentes. I say that because when Nelson and I first started talking we had that Step Brothers “Did we just become  best friends? Yup!” moment over food. Primarily over Brussels Sprouts, slow cooked chili and Philly cheese steaks. It was clear that I needed to put some of our conversations into this interview or else I would miss too many gems to share with you all! So without further adieu

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Interview | Jon Milan

Interview | Jon Milan

An interview with a good friend of mine, Jon Milan, the first and last person to touch your gi at Origin

Jon is not only a jack of all trades at the awesome Maine based company Origin, he is a BJJ blue belt, proud father, “farmer,” and awesome guy. This interview is very important to me because you will learn more from Jon than from a top level BJJ practitioner because he is more like you and me. We are all not super human athletes such as Buchecha, we will not all be able to eat and live like him.  I have known Jon for awhile now and it started from talking about the Origin bag into us having week long conversations about growing vegetables, raising chickens and pigs, all the way to spider guard and gi grips. Are you ready to learn more about living a lifestyle rather than following a guideline?  Are you one of the many that works and trains on a daily basis? Are you someone that cares about food in general? If you answered yes to any of those, or are just a human being then this interview is for you.

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Interview | Kurt Osiander

Interview | Kurt Osiander

Interview with Kurt Osiander, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s most hilarious, unfiltered and hardest working rock star.

If you are a sane human being that trains BJJ by now you better be familiar with the in-your-face-awesomeness that Kurt Osiander. He is a second degree black belt under Ralph Gracie, instructor at Ralph Gracie Academy in San Francisco, MMA veteran, promoter of KO Finisher BJJ competitions, the star of my favorite supplemental training videos “Kurt Osainder’s Move of the Week” and generally a pretty rad dude.

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Interview | Stuart Kam

Interview | Stuart Kam

An interview with Stuart Kam, BJJ brown belt and the man behind ATH Sports Nutrition.

Stuart Kam is the founder and creator of ATH Sports Nutrition, who manufacture organic products for athletes. He is also a brown belt under Relson Gracie Black Belt Shane Agena. Stuart started training about 10 years ago with Shane when he was 15 years old. He came from a background in baseball and football and used to train in the off seasons. When you are as active as Stuart your diet plays a very important role and Stuart takes his very seriously and with a great outlook.ATH logo

As an athlete of your caliber I am sure you follow some guide line when it comes to eating, what is your normal routine like, lets say meal wise for a typical day, then broader as a typical week?

Stu: I try to keep it simple (KISS principle), I don’t like strict diets. It has to be a lifestyle that you can follow for your entire life. 

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Interview | Daniel Covel

Interview | Daniel Covel

Interview with Daniel Covel, Scramble’s secret weapon equip with black magic closed guard game!

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Daniel Covel is a Black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu and judo. He currently trains at Marcelo Garcia’s and teaches at NY San da in NYC. He is a multiple IBJJF event champ and medalist including 2012 no gi pan black belt champ.

"The best and only advice I can give you is 'Win.'"
“The best and only advice I can give you is ‘Win.'”

Dan has possibly the best set of sponsors out there too. You can see him representing them very well. On the mats hes rocking scramble, after training hes keeping clean with defense soap, and best of all when upstate he gets his ammo from black flag tactical. How could you go wrong with that?

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