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The Open GuardCast

Sep 19, 2021

Episode 106 of the Open GuardCast is an interview with Victor Hugo. Victor is a multiple time world champion and recently won the 2021 IBJJF Pans in the Ultra Heavyweight division. Topics discussed in the episode include:

  • Victor's start in jiu-jitsu
  • His first tournament
  • Becoming a professional
  • Tips for young...


Sep 8, 2021

Episode 105 of OGC is an interview with Josh Guerra. Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • Josh's start in the sport
  • Ups and downs of competition
  • Training at GD Jiu-Jitsu HQ
  • Teaching
  • Opening an academy
  • And much more...

Follow Josh at @guerra_bjj and refuge_bjj on Instagram!


Aug 30, 2021

Episode 104 of the Open GuardCast is an interview with Kevin Gallagher. Kevin is a black belt under Matt Arroyo and head instructor at Gracie Trinity in Odessa, Florida. Topics discussed in this episode include Kevin's origin in the sport, making a living in jiu-jitsu, competition, and much more. You can follow Kevin at...


Aug 24, 2021

Episode 103 of OGC is a recap of the AZBJJL State Championships. These tournaments have had a massive impact on our jiu-jitsu journeys, so we were absolutely thrilled that they came back on August 14th and 15th. Next up is the Southwest Classic on October 16th and 17th. Head to azbjjl.com to sign up!


Aug 10, 2021

Episode 102 of OGC is an interview with Mindset Mike. Mike is a former FBI investigator, a wrestling coach, a jiu-jitsu blue belt, and a mindset coach. He's coached champions in wrestling, mixed martial arts, and jiu-jitsu to have better performances through mental training. You can follow Mike at @mindset_mike...