This week we're joined by one of the most connected individuals in Sport and Entertainment, Allen Hopkins Jr. He shares a bunch of great stories with us about got his start in the business, working for almost every major network in various roles, Producing the cult classic GOAL trilogy, Mental Performance coaching at Power 5 Football programs and working under the Jurgen Klinsmann regime at U.S. Soccer. Grab your popcorn for this one, it's going to be a fun one.Check out the good work going on over at SCORE: https://score-na.comGrab your 2Cents FC Merch: https://2centssports.shop/Use Promo code: ONEHUNNID to get 20% off your order over $20Support the show: https://supporter.acast.com/2-cents-fcShow Credits:Host: Soccer Pro, Amobi Okugo | @amobisaysProducer & Co-Host: EL Johnson | @elchereikGuest: Allen Hopkins Jr. | @aehopjrFollow on Instagram and Twitter: @2centsfcVisit the 2centssports.comSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/2-cents-fc. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Eddie Pope, Evan Whitfield & Allen Hopkins on SCORE (Soccer Collective on Racial Equity)
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Grant has a candid interview with former USMNT standout Eddie Pope, former MLS veteran Evan Whitfield and former broadcaster Allen Hopkins about their new organization SCORE, which stands for Soccer Collective on Racial Equity. They explain how their group formed in a year defined by the Black Lives Matter movement; the dearth of Black head coaches, GMs and presidents in American club soccer; and the changes they hope to bring about in the U.S. soccer landscape. The other members of SCORE currently include DaMarcus Beasley, Cobi Jones, Oguchi Onyewu, Tony Sanneh, Rob Smith, Danielle Slaton, Kim Crabbe and Mike Curry. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4 Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe
Professor Hopkins is a 3rd degree Pedro Sauer Black Belt. He is head of Team Hopkins Jiu Jitsu, with affiliates in several states. He has been practicing Gracie Jiu Jitsu for over 25 years and is a highly respected teacher and practitioner. In this interview he discusses his start in Gracie Jiu Jitsu, the early days, his association, his relationship with Master Sauer, attending the first UFC, etc.
The BjjBrick Podcast is in iTunes, and Stitcher radio Allen Hopkins is a 3rd degree black belt under Master Pedro Sauer. His school is in Hattiesburg Mississippi. He attended his first seminar July 13, 1991 it was thought by Grand Master Rorion Gracie. After that seminar Allen Hopkins was hooked on Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. We talk about:Training Gracie Jiu-Jitsu before the first UFCHis training in Japanese Jiu-JitsuAttending early Gracie Jiu-Jitsu seminarsHow Gracie Jiu-Jitsu got it's start in the United StatesThe Growth of Jiu-JitsuWhat is was like to attend the first UFCSome differences between Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-JitsuHis match back in the day with Eddie Bravo Sponsor: Fujisports.com Coupon code “BJJBrick” for 10% off! Quote of the week: “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything if it were a nail.” Abraham Maslow Links Article of the week: “Safe Training Rules for Women” Fifty/50 BJJ CailnAllen Hopkins website Team Hopkins Association Pedro Sauer's website