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JJD Ep.55 - Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belts Erin Harpe and Luis Mata - Plus an Update from the We Defy Foundation

Jiu Jitsu Dummies Podcast, Episode 55. Erin Harpe and her husband Luis Mata, owners of Gracie Apollo Beach in Apollo Beach Florida, join The Dummies to discuss the current state of Jiu-Jitsu, what they're doing to protect their students from sexual predators, and Jiu-Jitsu's growth over just the last few years. Also, TJ Kreutzer, Vice President and Director of Operations for the We Defy Foundation joins us for a post-gala update.

 

Erin Harpe on Instagram: @erin.harpe

Luis Mata on Instagarm: @luis__matabjj

Gracie Apollo Beach on Instagram: @gracieapollobeach

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Special thanks to:

We Defy Foundation, providing combat veterans coping with military connected disabilities a long term means to overcome their challenges through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fitness training. @WeDefyFoundation on Instagram. Donate now at https://www.wedefyfoundation.org/

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JJD Ep.54 - Freddy Trillo - Police Officer and Black Belt under Tom DeBlass

Jiu Jitsu Dummies, Episode 54. Freddy Trillo; Police Officer, Black Belt under Tom DeBlass, and owner of Trillo JiuJitsu Academy joins The Dummies. 

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Grapple Control Techniques and Strategies for Law Enforcement by Freddy Trillo

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Special thanks to:

We Defy Foundation, @WeDefyFoundation on Instagram. Visit now for more details on the upcoming Sept 18th Annual Gala. Sponsor or Donate now at https://www.wedefyfoundation.org/

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JJD Ep.53 - Zezinho, Black Belt under Ricardo Liborio

Jiu Jitsu Dummies, Episode 53. First Degree Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Zezinho, joins The Dummies. He received his Black Belt from Master Ricardo Liborio who is a founder of both American and Brazilian Top Teams. Zezinho is currently a Law Enforcement Officer in South Florida.

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Jiu Jitsu Dummies Podcast Store - Get 15% OFF with code: JJD

Choke Responsibly Jiu-Jitsu Tees - 20% OFF with code: CRJJD

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Special thanks to:

We Defy Foundation, @WeDefyFoundation on Instagram. Visit now for more details on the upcoming Sept 18th Annual Gala. Sponsor or Donate now at https://www.wedefyfoundation.org/

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JJD Ep.52 - Black Belt Jim Alers joins Milton, the Fight Sports Controversy is Discussed

Jiu Jitsu Dummies, Episode 52. Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Jim Alers joins The Dummies. We discussed his father's death due to covid, the controversy surrounding Fight Sports HQ, and all things Martial Arts.

**SINCE THE RECORDING OF THIS EPISODE, MILTON, MIGUEL, AND THE JIU JITSU DUMMIES PODCAST HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY WILL NO LONGER TRAIN AT FIGHT SPORTS, VRMA, OR AT ANY GYM FLYING THE FIGHT SPORTS BANNER. IT'S WITH HEAVY HEARTS THAT THE DECISION WAS MADE BUT THEY WILL CONTINUE FORWARD UNDER NEW BANNERS IN THE NEAR FUTURE**

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Thank you to Episode Sponsors: 

FightBack CBD - 20% OFF your next order with code: JJD 

DD214 Fightwear - 15% OFF you order with code: JJD

Warriors Next Adventure - DONATE HERE

Flow N Roll - 20% OFF your online order with code: JJD

Jiu Jitsu Dummies Podcast Store - Get 15% OFF with code: JJD

Choke Responsibly Jiu-Jitsu Tees - 20% OFF with code: CRJJD

 

Special thanks to:

We Defy Foundation, @WeDefyFoundation on Instagram. Visit now for more details on the upcoming Sept 18th Annual Gala. Sponsor or Donate now at https://www.wedefyfoundation.org/

Want us to Shout-Out you, your gym, or your products/brand on the show? Visit https://www.patreon.com/jiujitsudummies to become a Show Patron or Sponsor for as little as $5 per month!

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JJD Ep.51 - John Wai - Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt and Owner of John Wai Martial Arts

Jiu Jitsu Dummies, Episode 51. Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt and Kung Fu Sifu John Wai joins The Dummies for the second time but the first time in the new Miami studio.

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Thank you to Episode Sponsors: 

FightBack CBD - 20% OFF your next order with code: JJD 

DD214 Fightwear - 15% OFF you order with code: JJD

Warriors Next Adventure - DONATE HERE

Flow N Roll - 20% OFF your online order with code: JJD

Jiu Jitsu Dummies Podcast Store - Get 15% OFF with code: JJD

Choke Responsibly Jiu-Jitsu Tees - 20% OFF with code: CRJJD

 

Special thanks to:

We Defy Foundation, @WeDefyFoundation on Instagram. Visit now for more details on the upcoming Annual Gala. Sponsor or Donate now at https://www.wedefyfoundation.org/

Want us to Shout-Out you, your gym, or your products/brand on the show? Visit https://www.patreon.com/jiujitsudummies to become a Show Patron or Sponsor for as little as $5 per month!

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JJD Ep.50 - Vagner Rocha and his wife Fafa, owners of Vagner Rocha Martial Arts, join The Dummies

Jiu Jitsu Dummies, Episode 50. Vagner and Fafa Rocha join us on our BIG 50th episode. We discuss life, family, and of course Jiu-Jitsu. Check out their interview brand new interview with The Dummies.

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Thank you to Episode Sponsors: 

FightBack CBD - 20% OFF your next order with code: JJD 

DD214 Fightwear - 15% OFF you order with code: JJD

Warriors Next Adventure - DONATE HERE

Flow N Roll - 20% OFF your online order with code: JJD

Jiu Jitsu Dummies Podcast Store - Get 15% OFF with code: JJD

Choke Responsibly Jiu-Jitsu Tees - 20% OFF with code: CRJJD

 

Special thanks to:

We Defy Foundation, @WeDefyFoundation on Instagram. Visit now for more details on the upcoming Annual Gala. Sponsor or Donate now at https://www.wedefyfoundation.org/

Want us to Shout-Out you, your gym, or your products/brand on the show? Visit https://www.patreon.com/jiujitsudummies to become a Show Patron or Sponsor for as little as $5 per month!

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JJD Ep.49 - Jean-Blanchard Mongeois, AKA “Big Jay”, Brown Belt and Owner of Carlson Gracie Broward County

Jiu Jitsu Dummies, Episode 49. Jean-Blanchard Mongeois, AKA "Big Jay", is a Brown Belt and owner of Carlson Gracie Broward County. Big Jay is the very first black-owned Carlson Gracie affiliate. Check out his interview with The Dummies.

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Thank you to Episode Sponsors: 

FightBack CBD - 20% OFF your next order with code: JJD 

DD214 Fightwear - 15% OFF you order with code: JJD

Warriors Next Adventure - DONATE HERE

Flow N Roll - 20% OFF your online order with code: JJD

 

Special thanks to:

We Defy Foundation, @WeDefyFoundation on Instagram. Donate now at https://www.wedefyfoundation.org/

Want us to Shout-Out you, your gym, or your products/brand on the show? Visit https://www.patreon.com/jiujitsudummies to become a Show Patron or Sponsor for as little as $5 per month!

This episode is also sponsored by the Jiu Jitsu Dummies Podcast Store. Get 15% OFF with code: JJD

Contact the Dummies @JiuJitsuDummies on Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter or at info@jiujitsudummies.com to submit questions for consideration on the show.

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JJD Ep.48 - Steven Williams, Renzo Gracie and John Danaher Black Belt

Jiu Jitsu Dummies, Episode 48. Steven Williams is the youngest person ever to receive his Black Belt from Renzo Gracie and John Danaher. Steven has quickly become a well-known MMA and Jiu-Jitsu content creator on TikTok and Instagram. Check out his interview with The Dummies.

Help 'The Jiu Jitsu Dummies Foundation' award their next 1-year Scholarship to a Veteran, First Responder, or child by donating HERE

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Support 'The Jiu Jitsu Dummies Foundation' on Amazon Smile

 

Thank you to Episode Sponsors: 

FightBack CBD - 20% OFF your next order with code: JJD 

DD214 Fightwear - 15% OFF you order with code: JJD

Warriors Next Adventure - DONATE HERE

Flow N Roll - 20% OFF your online order with code: JJD

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Special thanks to:

We Defy Foundation, @WeDefyFoundation on Instagram. Donate now at https://www.wedefyfoundation.org/

Want us to Shout-Out you, your gym, or your products/brand on the show? Visit https://www.patreon.com/jiujitsudummies to become a Show Patron or Sponsor for as little as $5 per month!

This episode is also sponsored by the Jiu Jitsu Dummies Podcast Store. Get 15% OFF with code: JJD

Contact the Dummies @JiuJitsuDummies on Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter or at info@jiujitsudummies.com to submit questions for consideration on the show.

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JJD Ep.47 - Alec Baulding, Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Instructional Content Creator

Jiu Jitsu Dummies, Episode 47. Alec Baulding, a well-known BJJ instructional content creator, and multiple-time IBJJF Gold medalist joins The Dummies.

Help 'The Jiu Jitsu Dummies Foundation' award their next 1-year Scholarship to a Veteran, First Responder, or child by donating HERE

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Thank you to Episode Sponsors: 

FightBack CBD - 20% OFF your next order with code: JJD 

Flow N Roll - 20% OFF your online order with code: JJD

DD214 Fightwear - 15% OFF you order with code: JJD

Warriors Next Adventure - DONATE HERE

Retro Grappler

 

Special thanks to:

We Defy Foundation, @WeDefyFoundation on Instagram. Donate now at https://www.wedefyfoundation.org/

Want us to Shout-Out you, your gym, or your products/brand on the show? Visit https://www.patreon.com/jiujitsudummies to become a Show Patron or Sponsor for as little as $5 per month!

This episode is also sponsored by the Jiu Jitsu Dummies Podcast Store. Get 15% OFF with code: JJD

Contact the Dummies @JiuJitsuDummies on Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter or at info@jiujitsudummies.com to submit questions for consideration on the show.

Visit Jiu Jitsu Dummies for more details about the show, the foundation, becoming a Sponsor, and a list of sites and apps to download or view the podcast.

JJD Ep.46 - Marcelo Cohen, Black Belt, Combat Jiu-Jitsu Champion

Jiu Jitsu Dummies, Episode 46. Marcelo Cohen, Black Belt, Combat Jiu-Jitsu Champion and owner of The Armory in Jupiter Florida joins the Dummies.

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Thank you to Episode Sponsors: 

FightBack CBD - 20% OFF your next order with code: JJD 

Flow N Roll - 20% OFF your online order with code: JJD

DD214 Fightwear - 15% OFF you order with code: JJD

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Warriors Next Adventure - DONATE HERE

Retro Grappler

 

Special thanks to:

We Defy Foundation, @WeDefyFoundation on Instagram. Donate now at https://www.wedefyfoundation.org/

Want us to Shout-Out you, your gym, or your products/brand on the show? Visit https://www.patreon.com/jiujitsudummies to become a Show Patron or Sponsor for as little as $5 per month!

This episode is also sponsored by the Jiu Jitsu Dummies Podcast Store. Get 15% OFF with code: JJD

Contact the Dummies @JiuJitsuDummies on Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter or at info@jiujitsudummies.com to submit questions for consideration on the show.

Visit Jiu Jitsu Dummies for more details about the show, the foundation, becoming a Sponsor, and a list of sites and apps to download or view the podcast.

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