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Kyle Cerminara

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Learning Wrestling At The OTC And Grappling With The Danaher Squad with Kyle Cerminara

Fanatic Wrestling Podcast

We talk to Kyle Cerminara about his time wrestling at Buffalo and at the OTC, how he got into grappling and MMA, coaching alongside Tim Flynn at Edinboro and how they produced results with few resources, what it’s like learning from John Danaher, and his experiences with guys like Garry Tonon and Gordon Ryan. Get Kyle’s technique series on Fanatic Wrestling right now. Find all these and more at https://www.fanaticwrestling.com. Fanatic Wrestling was started by a pair of black belts (Bernardo Faria & Michael Zenga) who feel that nothing is more important than improving your grappling skills as much as possible in the least amount of time. Their aim was to create a shop for students of the game, who don’t look at wrestling as a sport – but as a lifestyle.

5 Aug 2020

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Episode 85 w/ Chris Wade, Frank Hickman, Kyle Cerminara, Katlyn Chookagian & Rich Schaffer

Menace and The Man Show

This week we are joined by UFC/PFL vet Chris Wade, Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Tiger Muay Thai coach Frank Hickman, wrestling guru Kyle Cerminara & UFC flyweight Katlyn Chookagian. We talk some life & we preview UFC 251. We open the show just rambling about some of the stuff going on in the world. We talk some fighting, corona, we talk about Gilbert Burns catching Covid, the main event of UFC 251 changing to Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman, talk about the CDC and WHO getting things wrong, the way the media twists around stories, Native American named sports teams having to change their names, we get into how covid has hit some of the MMA community & much more. About 47:00 in Chris Wade joins us. We talk to him about the sports teams having to change their names, people who get offended by stuff, we talk about some of the things going on in America & more. Around 53:40 Rich Schaffer joins us. We talk to him about states spiking right now in covid numbers, where NY currently is, the rest of NY opening, people not taking the proper precautions, when we can expect to see gyms potentially open, town employees testing positive for covid, we talk about Mike Brown testing positive for covid, we get into the testing not being 100% accurate, what could happen with NY if we have another spike, Rich tells us about some grants locally being designed to help small businesses, we talk training during the quarantine, Rich talks about trying to help where its needed for people effected by the shutdown, Chris talks about how we cant be scared of the virus, some businesses being able to surge during the shut down, people needing fitness to combat illness by boosting their immune system, we talk some statistics, we laugh about some old times at Long Island MMA where we all worked out & more.Rich departs and we talk to Chris about his company Island Strong. We talk about making some gear, we keep talking about some covid, we talk about kids today, we talk about some people just doing things in todays climate for social media, we get into the news being full of shit, we talk about it being an election year, the way the media is using the coronavirus to influence the election, we talk some Kanye West running in 2020, we joke about Wade & Menace in 2020, we talk about what their campaign could look like, we talk about how the best political party is using your common sense, we get into breaking watermelons, we then circle back to some fighting, we talk some Fight Island cards, UFC 251, the times Chris cornered Menace & much more. We start previewing UFC 251 and around 2:34:45 Frank Hickman joins us from Abu Dhabi. He is there to corner Petr Yan & Alex Volkanovski. Frank jumps right into the convo, starts breaking Menace's balls, Menace talks about knowing the Hickman Bros since before fighting, wrestling in college & more.About 2:44:45 Kyle Cerminara joins us. We start talking about some beach trips to fire island, making fun of Menace and we try to get back on track with a UFC 251 Preview. About 2:48:27 Katlyn Chookagian jumps in with us. We talk a little bit about Katlyns recent win, Wade wanting a fight, we talk some betting, get into a detailed discussion about the UFC 251 main card, make some picks & much more. We close the show with Katlyn talking us into & teaching us how to shotgun beers. Hope you enjoy!

3hr 38mins

9 Jul 2020

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Ep. 4: Applying The Wrestling Mentality To Jiu-Jitsu w/ Kyle Cerminara

The Order & Progress Podcast

In episode 4 we interviewed former Olympic wrester and All-American, Kyle Cerminara. Kyle now trains jiu-jitsu under John Danaher and is wrestling coach to ADCC champion Gordon Ryan. Kyle has a ton of experience training athletes for the highest level of competition including wrestlers, jiu-jitsu athletes, and MMA fighters. He is the current head wrestling coach at Long Island MMA and has a wealth of knowledge on preparing the body for combat.In this episode we talk about:The interesting take on S&C for jiu-jitsu he received from John DanaherThe relationship of strength and conditioning to technique in combat sports.The most important physical quality for the grappler.Matching training to the energy needs of competition.His favorite exercise tool for combat conditioning. Comparing the training needs of wrestling vs jiu-jitsu.How he trains now that he’s a hobbyist and no longer a competitor.Recovery methods he used at the Olympic Training Center.His experience of training at the Olympic Training Center.The Insane “Railroad” Olympic Training Workout he did regularly at high altitude.His favorite supplements for combat sports.His best piece of advice for the grappler.For the full show notes visit www.seekprogress.com/podcast


19 Jun 2020

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Ep. 12 - Wrestling and MMA with Kyle Cerminara

The Divergent Path with Rollie Peterkin

In this episode I talk with Kyle Cerminara, about his career in wrestling. Being an All-American at the University of Buffalo. Why wrestlers do so well in MMA. Why falling short of his goals made him a better coach. Training for an Olympic dream. And the mental side of wrestling. Kyle always has a different and interesting perspective that I was so happy to talk with him!  Wrestling Fanatics Video: https://fanaticwrestling.com/collections/new/products/single-leg-seat-belt-series-and-mat-returns-by-kyle-ceminara Instagram: kycerm


18 May 2020

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Katlyn Chookagian & Kyle Cerminara Episode 67

Menace and The Man Show

Katlyn Chookagian & Kyle Cerminara Interview from Episode 67

1hr 23mins

10 Mar 2020

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Kyle Cerminara Episode 67

Menace and The Man Show

Kyle Cerminara Interview from Episode 67


10 Mar 2020

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UFC 248 preview & picks w/ Katlyn Chookagian & Kyle Cerminara, Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero & more

Menace and The Man Show

From Episode 67 we had Katlyn & Cerm in studio so we previewed and made some UFC 248 picks with them. What are your picks for UFC 248?Hope you enjoy!


6 Mar 2020

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Episode 67 w/ Felicia Spencer, Hector Lombard and Katlyn Chookagian & Kyle Cerminara in studio

Menace and The Man Show

This week we talk with Felicia Spencer, we get a few minutes with Hector Lomard and Katlyn Chookagian & Kyle Cerminara join us in studio.About :35 seconds in we get Felicia Spencer on. She is fresh off a dominant UFC win this past weekend, we talk about her recent fight, the possibility of fighting Amanda Nunes next, going to Brazil to fight her, we talk about getting married, her husbands recent win in his pro debut, adding a puppy to the family, we pick her brain on relationship protocols, keeping relationships and training separate & then we experience a few interruptions from the pizza place she is waiting on so we let her get to her food.About 45:40 we get Hector Lombard on for a few minutes. We were having some difficulty with getting him on video so we get him on for a few to plan him coming back on the next episode. We talk politics for a few minutes, we talk about Bernie Sanders, freeloaders, we plan his next appearance where we will try to get John Gotti in studio with us, he compliments us on the show and we let him go.Around 52:28 we get Kyle Cerminara in studio as Katlyn is on her way. We talk a little Great South Bay Brewery beer, we talk about his new series on BJJ Fanatics, we talk some wrestling, we talk a little bit about Pat Downey vs Gordan Ryan, money in wrestling vs Jiu Jitsu, we talk some Gregor Gillespie and much more.About 1:16:55 Katlyn Chookagian and Pablo join us. We give her a present, we talk to her about becoming a Cerminara, their wedding, best man speeches, her Armenian fans, her background, Menace thinking about coming back for the PFL, we tell some training stories, talk Long Island summers, how Menace, Kyle and Katlyn all transplanted to Long Island, people making fun of Kyle's leather jacket on a night out, we pick their brains on some relationship protocols, we preview UFC 248, we talk some NY Combat Championships & much more.Hope you enjoy!

2hr 38mins

3 Mar 2020

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Ninja Rob Ep. 40 Ugly ducklings aren't ugly forever Featuring Kaitlyn "Blonde Fighter" Chookagian and Kyle Cerminara

Ninja Rob

On the 40th episode, Marco and Tim are joined by good friend of the show and loyal listeners Kyle Cerminara and Kaitlyn Chookagian. Kyle is one of the best wrestling coaches in MMA and grappling and Kaitlyn is the #1 ufc female contender in her weight class. They talk about pet peeves, training, fighting, sous vide cooking, growing from an ugly duckling into a swan, and Kyles new wrestling instructional for bjj fanatics. Episode SummaryOn episode 40, Marco and Tim are joined by Kyle Cerminara and Kaitlyn chookagian to talk, fighting, training, the journey of a martial artist, cooking, pet peeves, and being an ugly duckling. Kyle is an all American wrestler and world class coach and Kaitlyn is one of the best fighters in the UFC. 

1hr 35mins

18 Feb 2020

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Ep 31: Katlyn "BlondeFighter" Chookagian & Kyle Cerminara

The Fight Cave

Matt & Sergio bring back The Fight Cave's beloved guest, Katlyn "BlondeFighter" Chookagian, and her coach and boyfriend, Kyle Cerminara joins, as well!  Katlyn talks about recovering from her shoulder injury, stories from the UFC Athlete Retreat, and the new 125 lb women's division.   The crew makes their picks for UFC 212: Jose Aldo VS Max Holloway happening 6/3/17 in Brazil. Katlyn trains with Marlon Moraes, so they break down that match in depth. Kyle & Katlyn answer The Fight Cave 5, providing great advice for new fighters, a crazy training story, and much more!

1hr 39mins

30 May 2017