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Clint Cronin is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, On-Air personality and an experienced systems engineer. His work in building internet systems took him all over the world as he was instrumental in building infrastructure at some leading tech companies. In the process I've trained with some of the best people on the planet from Brazil and Singapore to Los Angeles and back to the Bay Area. This show is about my mission to live life on my terms. The message is simple: If a skinny, awkward uncoordinated kid on a skateboard who spent his time day dreaming about comic books, pro wrestling and martial arts can become a Brazilian Jiu JItsu black belt with a 500+ lb dead lift -anyone can be anything they want. If you have passion, you believe in yourself and you are willing to do the work the sky is truly the limit. Make yourself.

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Clint Cronin is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, On-Air personality and an experienced systems engineer. His work in building internet systems took him all over the world as he was instrumental in building infrastructure at some leading tech companies. In the process I've trained with some of the best people on the planet from Brazil and Singapore to Los Angeles and back to the Bay Area. This show is about my mission to live life on my terms. The message is simple: If a skinny, awkward uncoordinated kid on a skateboard who spent his time day dreaming about comic books, pro wrestling and martial arts can become a Brazilian Jiu JItsu black belt with a 500+ lb dead lift -anyone can be anything they want. If you have passion, you believe in yourself and you are willing to do the work the sky is truly the limit. Make yourself.

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Amazing Podcast

By Moridifam03 - Mar 08 2017
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Love all the great info and speakers. Clint is great! Keep them coming!

Great podcast!!

By jarain43 - Oct 05 2016
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I've always been really impressed with the content of these shows.It is vary impotant podcast.

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Amazing Podcast

By Moridifam03 - Mar 08 2017
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Love all the great info and speakers. Clint is great! Keep them coming!

Great podcast!!

By jarain43 - Oct 05 2016
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I've always been really impressed with the content of these shows.It is vary impotant podcast.

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The Clint Cronin Show

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Clint Cronin is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, On-Air personality and an experienced systems engineer. His work in building internet systems took him all over the world as he was instrumental in building infrastructure at some leading tech companies. In the process I've trained with some of the best people on the planet from Brazil and Singapore to Los Angeles and back to the Bay Area. This show is about my mission to live life on my terms. The message is simple: If a skinny, awkward uncoordinated kid on a skateboard who spent his time day dreaming about comic books, pro wrestling and martial arts can become a Brazilian Jiu JItsu black belt with a 500+ lb dead lift -anyone can be anything they want. If you have passion, you believe in yourself and you are willing to do the work the sky is truly the limit. Make yourself.

Rank #1: Pedro Valente - On Location at Valente Brothers Miami Beach

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Miami Beach. Warm water, beautiful beaches, perfect weather, amazing food. It's also home to one of the founding families of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The Valente Brothers are based in Florida and have been part of the Jiu Jitsu scene since the very beginning. From their beginnings as part of the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy in Brazil dating back to the 1950's their work speaks for itself. Their new headquarters in North Miami Beach, FL is very, very impressive and is absolutely worth a visit to anyone interested in learning more about the history and tradition of the beautiful art of Jiu Jitsu. I had the pleasure of visiting their academy this past week. In this episode I talk about my recent travels as I have been on the road fairly extensively lately ! Again, thanks for listening as always - much love - Clint !

Jun 19 2017

1hr 29mins

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Rank #2: Nathan Mendelsohn

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I had the pleasure of sitting down with Nathan Mendelsohn at Claudio Franca Jiu Jitsu Academy in Santa Cruz, CA. Above all other things Nathan is the direct embodiment of BJJ lifestyle here in California. He trains it, he lives it, he breathes it . He's a true martial artist, an avid competitor, a well respected instructor and an all around great guy to know.  https://vimeo.com/225624877 Nathan Mendelsohn is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Cláudio França and a representative of the Coalition 95 BJJ, a team based in Santa Cruz, CA. One of the top American grapplers of his generation, Mendelsohn is known not only for his tremendous list of achievements but also for his open minded attitude towards training – often breaking strict team taboos to practice with the best in this martial art/sport.

Aug 07 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #3: Renato Laranja in Studio

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Renato Laranja   Please welcome to the show two of our very good friends Renato Laranja and Keta Meggett.   Renato Laranja   27-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion. @renato_laranja on Instagram. Porra, Caralho     Keta Meggett   Actress, Pro-Wrestler, Jiujitsu Competitor & Anti-Bullying activist.  CEO of the 501(c)3 non profit organization Team Bully Buster. @theprettyflower on social media and Keta Rush onhttp://www.wowe.com     #bjj, #jiujitsu, #prowrestling, #wrestling, #mma, #bullying, #antibullying, #brazil, #brasil

Sep 19 2016

1hr 24mins

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Rank #4: Erik Paulson - CSW HQ Fullerton, CA

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Erik Paulson holds a 5th degree black belt under Rigan Machado in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is also the founder of CSW gym in Fullerton, CA. He is a black belt in multiple martial arts and as a pioneer in mixed martial arts was the first American to win light heavyweight gold in the Shooto promotion in Japan. I spent a few hours with Erik this past weekend in Fullerton, CA at CSW gym while I was in town for IBJJF Worlds. Erik is one of the most interesting people you'll meet in the martial arts world and has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things grappling / mma related. It was an honor to sit down with Erik and hang out at the legendary CSW gym. Erik Paulson is widely known as the trainer of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, Ken Shamrock, and Josh Barnett. Enjoy !

Jun 12 2018

1hr 46mins

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Rank #5: Kurt Osiander in Studio Part 01

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Kurt Osiander Part 1   In this episode we introduce you to a man who really doesn't need much of an introduction.   His face is on t-shirts. His videos are on youtube. He even has a catch phrase, or two.   He's a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Ralph Gracie. He's Kurt Osiander and if you didn't know that by now..   ( You fucked up a long time ago ! )

Sep 19 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #6: Tess Casey and Judy Gomes in Studio

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Tess Casey & Judy Gomes are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts and are both long time competitors who returned to high level competition at IBJJF Pans last month in Irvine, CA since becoming moms.  Tess Casey is accomplished grappler and a black belt graded by John J. Janero and Xande Ribeiro. An assistant instructor to the San Francisco Ribeiro female team and the kids, Tess medaled in many tournaments such Pan Ams, US Open, American Nationals and American Cup. Judy Gomes is a BJJ Black Belt from Rio Combat Club in Alameda, CA. A part of Team Carlson Gracie Judy is a black belt under her husband Diogo Gomes. They both have awesome stories so be sure and check them out on Instagram at @tessfitbjj and @jiujitsujudy .  As always thanks to Want vs Need. For the freshest Jiu Jitsu gear in the industry check out @wantvsneed or http://wantvsneed.com

Apr 23 2018

1hr 34mins

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Rank #7: Kurt Osiander in Studio ( Part 02 )

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Kurt Osiander Part 2   In this episode we introduce you to a man who really doesn't need much of an introduction.   His face is on t-shirts. His videos are on youtube. He even has a catch phrase, or two.   He's a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Ralph Gracie. He's Kurt Osiander and if you didn't know that by now..   ( You fucked up a long time ago ! )   Kurt Osiander Part 02   In part 2 of this 2 part series apparently no topics are off limits. You've already heard the first part so you know what to expect. Video clips from this interview can be found on our YouTube channel. Links to everything are on http://clintandkash.com   - We aren't sorry - Parental Advisory. This is probably pretty explicit - Kurt isn't sorry either - Go f'n train !

Sep 19 2016

59mins

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Rank #8: Kristina Barlaan in Studio Part 03

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Kristina Barlaan is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt competitor and instructor under Caio Terra. Follow her on her quest to world championship gold. She's so close we can taste it. This is part two of a three part show. She's an accomplished jiu jitsu competitor and instructor but on top of that she's also hilarious. Be sure and check out all three parts ( we're sure after a few minutes into the first one you won't be able to turn off the show -- she's that charming )    Thanks for listening ! - Clint

Oct 17 2016

51mins

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Rank #9: Felicia Oh

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Felicia Oh is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Jean Jacques Machado, being part of the Woman’s BJJ Dirty Dozen as the 6th woman outside Brazil to achieve the rank in this martial art (5th in the USA). Oh is also an accomplished competitor in both gi and no-gi, having medalled in important events such as the World and Pan American Championships (gi and nogi), the ADCC as well as the US Open, to name a few.

Sep 19 2016

1hr 26mins

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Rank #10: Keith Fukumae and Mike Prudencio

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Keith Fukumae is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under One World Jiu Jitsu.  Mike Prudencio is the leader and founder of One World Jiu Jitsu, a Dave Camarillo Black Belt and my long time instructor.  I have been training with these guys for years. I have learned so much from both of them. They are my friends. They my instructors. They are my training partners. Catch Fookie at Fight 2 Win Pro on February 10th 2018 as he makes his professional debut for the promotion in a Gi Jiu Jitsu super fight. It is going to be awesome.

Jan 29 2018

2hr 33mins

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Rank #11: Roy Dean Martial Arts Expert, Filmmaker, 3rd degree Black Belt

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Last week I drove down to Los Angeles for New Japan Pro Wrestling’s first US based event . Whether you love or hate pro wrestling the level of entertainment you get from Japanese wrestling is insane. The fans are crazy about it and for good reason. The stuff these guys are able to do it a wrestling ring is insane. Since it’s Japanese based there’s more of a “shoot style” kind of mma influence in a lot of the stuff they do ( when they’re not bouncing off the roof flying and stuff lol ) !     Anyway! From there I drove down to Palm Springs to hang out with Roy Dean and record some content for our channels. We did a 2 hour podcast which is linked on this post. His videos and teaching style are something I’ve really appreciated about Roy for a long time. We have been in contact online for quite some time but actually spending time him was pretty cool. He went out of his way to be accommodating and actually taught me a lot of stuff about video editing I just didn’t know. I’ve always really liked the way he produces his videos. I remember buying his “blue belt requirements” dvd set 10 years ago or something crazy like that since back then a blue belt was this whole huge deal. ( Belt promotions tended to be few and far between back then at least where I trained and no one really knew what it took ).   I’m back in Las Vegas since Friday now ( I spent a few days at home back in Sunnyvale ( near San Jose, CA ) but had to come out for international fight week. I went to the TUF finale with some friends ( actually got hooked up with some sweet box seats at the T-Mobile arena which was pretty amazing. I’m probably going to head back to Robert Drysdale’s place and get some training in before heading back to California. I’ve got some shows coming up later in the month I’m extremely stoked about.   Most people in the Jiu Jitsu scene know Roy Dean for his videos. He’s a 3rd degree black belt under Roy Harris and his game is very slick. He’s very deliberate and well spoken in his instructional tapes and one I definitely recommend for people who want to come in and drill useful techniques with their friends. While belt requirements from gym to gym are absolutely not standardized the techniques that were shown in his blue belt requirements are still things I use to this day even as a black belt. Grab that dvd for sure if you are a white belt wondering kind of “where you are” or what is generally expected. Roy is very well spoken and the production quality of his stuff is top notch.

Jul 10 2017

1hr 48mins

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Rank #12: Al Lagura - Want vs Need

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Al Lagura is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt under Alan "Gumby" Marques and trains out of Hereos Martial Arts in San Jose, CA. He's a long time car enthusiast and his early work as a videographer is well known throughout the BJJ scene. This led to the creation of Want vs Need which is one of the most highly sought after brands on the market . Al's creativity and passion are a huge asset to the Jiu Jitsu community in the Bay Area California and beyond. It's a pleasure to finally sit down with him on the podcast.  I also open up about some personal stuff I usually don't dive into on the show. I took a few weeks off and I offer a little bit of explanation as to why about 2/3 of the way through the show. I may make a separate video for this and throw it on YouTube at some point. Anyway, thanks for listening. If you like it please share it with your friends and subscribe ! Much love - Clint

Sep 18 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #13: Cronin Club: Jiu Jitsu is Life

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Jiu Jitsu is Life ! Follow me on Instagram @clintcronin and be sure to like, share and subscribe to this podcast.  Back in town and in the studio to talk Jiu Jitsu Nima Moridi is back in the house check him out at @theninjarealtor

Mar 29 2018

1hr 32mins

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Rank #14: Chad Sunderland, Nima Moridi, Jason Yago - One World Jiu Jitsu

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My good friend and training partner One World Jiu Jitsu practitioner Chad Sunderland (brown belt) joins us for the first time along side the returning Ninja Realtor Nima Moridi and "Giant Killer" Jason Yago as we discuss jiu jitsu competition, culture, training, some mma stuff and whatever other witty ramblings can fit in a two hour podcast. Thanks again for listening and be sure to subscribe, share, like, comment. Follow me on instagram and snapchat at @clintcronin. Nima can be found at @theninjarealtor on Instagram, Jason can be found on at @jay.yago and Chad is csunderland03 .

Feb 26 2018

2hr 2mins

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Rank #15: Bryant Pangelinan - Sabre Jiu Jitsu

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Had a great time talking to Sabre Jiu Jitsu main man Bryant Pangelinan . Brought Bailey along so our two American bullies got hang out too. Bryant is a 1st degree black belt with a laundry list of accomplishments in the grappling world. He's also the owner of a couple really awesome dogs. We hung out today and recorded a show for the podcast while our American Bully dogs hung out and chilled. Bryant is a former law enforcement officer and has been training since 2003 so be sure and check this episode out. He's got some really great perspective .  From the Sabre Jiu Jitsu website: Bryant was born in Germany, while his father was in the military. His family originates from the island of Guam. Having lived and traveled all over the world, his family settled in the East Bay of Northern California.    Bryant attended De La Salle high school and wrestled for the Spartans. He later finished college at Saint Mary's in Moraga, and began his JiuJitsu journey in 2003. He pursued a career in Law Enforcement and served as a patrol officer and also a Recruit Training Officer.    Bryant was awarded his Blackbelt in 2012. He followed his dream of opening an academy, and in 2014, Sabre JiuJitsu was established. A year after opening the academy, he was awarded his First Degree by Carlos Sapao in 2015.    Accomplishments: ​ 9 Time No Gi Worlds medalist 37 time IBJJF medalist as a blackbelt  Pan No Gi blackbelt Champion 3X No Gi Worlds Champion    And other titles at Blackbelt include... 3X IBJJF American National GI Silver Medalist IBJJF American National No GI Bronze Medalist IBJJF European No Gi Championships Silver Medalist San Francisco Open Champion Houston Open Champion Houston Open Absolute Runner Up Asian Open Champion Las Vegas Open Champion Triple Gold Chicago Open Champion American Cup Champion All Star Challenge Absolute Champion S7 Grappling No Gi Expert Champion US Open Silver Medalist  Rome Open Silver Medalist  KO finisher Superfight Competitor Five Grappling 8 man Black Belt Competitor Marianas Open Invitational blackbelt competitor  Fight to Win Superfight competitor  Gracie Nationals Black Belt SuperFight Champion Brew-Jitsu Black Belt SuperFight Winner

Jan 22 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #16: Robert Drysdale Returns

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I am on location in Las Vegas, NV with Robert Drysdale. In this episode we catch up for a bit and have a chat on Jiu Jitsu history and teaching methodology and dive into a few other topics. Robert has been spending time traveling around the world and calling the action for some of the most exciting, high level Jiu Jitsu action as he provides commentary for the ACB promotion. It's always great to hang out and talk to Robert so I hope that you all learn and enjoy the talk as much as I did. See you all on the mat and be sure to be on the look out for Robert's commentary on ACB events and be sure to keep an eye out for Closed Guard the Movie.   Possibly the most accomplished American Grappler of his generation, Robert Drysdale is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a rank he earned training with the legendary coach Leonardo Vieira. Born of an American father and a Brazilian mother, Robert Drysdale grew up, for the most part, in Brazil, training with one of the most talented teams of the 2000’s era (Brasa). Robert Drysdale was also the 2nd American to win an IBJJF World Championship (2005), later going on to win the ADCC (2007) in the open weight category. Robert Drysdale  also competed in mixed martial arts (MMA) reaching the pinnacle of the sport, the UFC. By the end of 2013 Drysdale joined forces with Rodrigo Cavaca to form a new grappling team – Zenith BJJ.

Aug 06 2018

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Rank #17: Javier Mendez - American Kickboxing Academy

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Javier Mendez Co-Owner/Advisor and Founder of AKA Former World Champion Kickboxer Founder of AKA Head trainer & Coach for Team AKA Official coach on the UFC Ultimate Trainer video game Javier Mendez started training in martial arts in 1978, studying the discipline of Tang Soo Do. Mendez started his kickboxing career in 1985 in exhibition bout against Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, after which he began his pro kickboxing career. Shortly thereafter he established American Kickboxing Academy out of Capital Glass Shop and started training with a small contingent of students. After fighting his way through the kickboxing ranks, Mendez won his first world championship in 1992 when he became the ISKA Light-Cruiserweight Champion. After defending the title for two years, Mendez moved up in weight and won the ISKA Light Heavyweight Championship in 1995. Mendez would also train several amateur and pro kickboxing champions such as pro champions like Travis Johnson, Jerome Turcan, Jean-Claude Leuyer. His amateur champions include Derek Yuen and Gary Owens. In 1996, Mendez had his first foray into the world of mixed martial arts, when local UFC fighter Brian Johnston sought out Mendez to help him improve his kickboxing ability. Mendez then found his new career, becoming a MMA trainer. Mendez would train his first UFC champion in 1997, when Frank Shamrock would join American Kickboxing Academy. Mendez would be his trainer until his first retirement, which included being in his corner for his perfect 5-0 UFC run as UFC Middleweight Champion. Mendez’s next big star would be B.J. Penn, whom was already a highly respected grappler but needed to learn how strike and become a complete fighter. Under Mendez, Penn would win his first three fights by knockout, earning the young fighter a title shot against then UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver. Although unsuccessful in his attempt to become champion, Penn’s training with Mendez would lay the foundation for his successful UFC run down the road. Mendez would slowly build his stable of MMA fighters, which initially included Bobby Southworth, Josh Thomson, Mike Swick, Paul Buentello, Jon Fitch and Mike Kyle, all who would eventually find themselves in the UFC at some point in their careers. After the success of the Ultimate Fighter and with MMA booming, more fighters would seek Mendez’s tutelage like Ultimate Fighter standout Josh Koscheck. More and more fighters would join AKA’s stable of MMA fighters like Trevor Prangley, Phil Baroni, Nate Moore, Justin Wilcox, Kyle Kingsbury, Luke Rockhold, Cung Le, Mark Ellis, Daniel Cormier and Cain Velasquez. Mendez would also prepare former Heisman trophy winner Herschel Walker for his MMA career, training him and cornering for all his fights so far. Many of AKA’s fighters would go on to win various championships in several different MMA organizations. In King of the Cage; Daniel Cormier would claim the heavyweight title and Mike Kyle winning the light heavyweight title. In Strikeforce alone, several of Mendez’s fighters won several championships titles; Cung Le becoming the middleweight champion by stopping former Mendez trainee Frank Shamrock; Josh Thomson becoming the lightweight champion; Bobby Southworth becoming the light heavyweight champion and Luke Rockhold as the Strikeforce Middleweight title. Last but not least is Cain Velasquez, who became the UFC Heavyweight Champion at UFC 121 by stopping then champion Brock Lesnar with strikes. In 2015, Javier became the ONLY trainer to have 3 concurrent UFC Champions (Heavyweight – Cain Velasquez, Light Heavyweight – Daniel Cormier, Middleweight – Luke Rockhold). Mendez has built up AKA to be one of the more respected MMA camps in the world and he isn’t done yet, having many young fighters in the pipeline to become the next MMA stars.

Aug 14 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #18: John Cardenas in Studio

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Today on the show we've got an unreleased episode from "the vault" . This one took a while to get edited as we were having some technical difficulties with a mixer at the time. We initially recorded this following John's win at Bellator ( Fedor vs Mitrione ) in San Jose a few months ago . The last weeks have been so busy it's actually taken quite a while to go back and get the audio sorted for this one.  We are one day removed from Memorial Day so I want to send a big " thank you " to all of the veterans past, present and future . You put your lives on the line and many do pay the ultimate price for our freedom back home so, again, thank you.  John Cardenas is a friend, training partner and an undefeated mixed martial arts fighter out of the American Kickboxing Academy.

May 30 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #19: EBI in Los Angeles, BJJ US Open 2017 Nima Moridi in Studio

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Nima Moridi BJJ Blue Belt and Ninja Realtor is in the house. We talk about EBI 13 in Los Angeles, US Open Jiu Jitsu tournament coming up in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend and more ! Happy Halloween from The Clint Cronin Show

Oct 30 2017

1hr 34mins

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Rank #20: Podcast after Jiu Jitsu Class

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Anthony Baker is the founder and CEO of Omni Physical Solutions. He is one of the premier trainers in Northern California. He's also a USMC vet and Jiu Jitsu purple belt competitor.  Nima Moridi is a life long marital artist and Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt. He is also the ninja realtor. Check him out for all of your Bay Area real estate needs.

Oct 17 2017

1hr 25mins

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