E40: Orlando Sanchez – The Cuban Tree Stump

Orlando is an American born Jiu Jitsu black belt under “Zé Radiola” who competes in the ultra heavyweight division for the Gracie Barra team (grappling). Orlando Sanchez is also known for his past drug dependence, which he overcame through practising Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, becoming in the process one of the fastest Americans to have reached the degree of black belt in the sport (4 years).

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E39: Tyrone Glover Jr. – American Jiu-Jitsu OG

Tyrone Glover Jr. is Paragon’s first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black belt and former professional MMA fighter (6-0). In 2005 he abruptly left the sport behind and entered law school. After graduating law school he also quit his corporate law job to become a public defender. Tyrone attributes his victories to a certain mentality, constant fight and struggle are a theme in his life and it was only natural he continue fighting the good fight on behalf of those in need.

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E38: Mike Dolce – The Dolce Diet

Mike Dolce is one of the world’s top weight management coaches, known for training the best fighters in the world of professional mixed martial arts. Mike has been the man behind the likes of Ronda Rousey, Thiago Alves and Carlos Condit.

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E37: Amal Easton

In this episode, Eliot has a conversation with his teacher and business partner to discuss life stories and philosophies–which can all be connected through a concept know as “Amaling.” 
 
Amal Easton is a veteran Muay Thai competitor and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Renzo Gracie, regarded as a pioneering figure for BJJ in the United States. He is the founder of the Colorado based martial arts academy, Easton Training Center.

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E36: Jay Jack – Master of Verbal Jiu-Jitsu

Jay Jack is a martial arts expert with black belts in both Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In this episode Jay and Eliot reminisce coming up together under Amal Easton (Renzo Gracie), trade stories and discuss their philosophies on life. Jay Jack currently owns and teaches at The Academy–Maine’s premiere Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA facility. He and his wife, Amanda, also founded Next Level Dogs–a training program that specializes in maximizing the potential of challenging breeds.

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E35: Scott Nickell – When Friends Disagree

Scott Nickell is a Lead Pastor at Southland Christian Church in Kentucky. In 2014 Eliot & Scott started a podcast titled “The Saint & The Sinner.” The stated goal of the podcast was to show how two people could disagree on big important issues and still be good friends. But the podcast devolved and ran its course. In this episode, they discuss what went wrong and what they’ve learned from the experience. 

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E34: Tait Feltcher – Fighter, Stunt Man, Actor, Speaker

On this episode, Eliot is joined by longtime friend and fellow brazillian jiujitsu blackbelt, Tait Fletcher. Tait is a former MMA fighter as well as a professional hollywood stunt man, actor, and speaker. He is also host of the titular podcast, The Tait Fletcher Show.

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E33: Dr. Jenni Skyler – Let’s Talk About Sex

Dr. Jenni Skyler is a sex therapist. In this episode Jenni and Eliot talk about some common themes couples experience, why people see sex as a performance, the stress of making babies, the holocaust, touch in relationships, kids and porn on the internet, porn on the screen vs porn in a magazine, Liam Neeson, how arousal hijacks rational decisions, polygamous relationships and so much more! You can find more information about Dr. Skyler, her team and the work that they do on The Intimacy Institute website.

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E32: Rafael Lovato Jr.

This episode of TGOF features “the best American to ever tie a black belt around his waist,” Rafael Lovato Jr. Eliot goes behind the scenes with Rafael, discussing what he went through to learn jiujitsu and competing in the early days of the sport. He talks about his time with Saulo Ribeiro as a mentor–which was instrumental in him becoming the 3rd American BJJ World Champion. Rafael also talks about his transition from jiujitsu to MMA and shares his thoughts on the current state of BJJ today.

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E31: Pauline “Pita” Macias

On this episode, Pita talks about her background in cheer leading and gymnastics while also pursuing judo at the highest competitive levels. Ultimately these endeavors culminated in her becoming a professional fighter. This is her story.

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