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The Charlie Vinch Show

The Charlie Vinch Show is about mindset, martial arts, lifestyle, entrepreneurship, and cool ideas!

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The Charlie Vinch Show is about mindset, martial arts, lifestyle, entrepreneurship, and cool ideas!

Rank #1: Rorian Gracie’s First Student: Richard Bressler

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When Rorian Gracie first began teaching Gracie Jiu Jitsu in America, he encountered a young Richard Bressler. Through a series of fortunate events, Richard Bressler began training BJJ with Rorian Gracie before anyone else had the privilege. In the early days of the first “Gracie Garage”, Richard Bressler got to know the Gracie Family closely. Over the years, Bressler became the first person to receive a black-belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu directly from Rorian Gracie.

On this episode of the Charlie Vinch show, Richard Bressler shares his story. This tale of the martial arts lifestyle is inspiring and serves to document the early history of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu inside of America. In 2020, this martial art has developed a massive following. If you are a fan of BJJ, you will not want to miss this story from the earliest days of the sport inside of America.

Richard Bressler shared about what it was like to experience BJJ for the first time with the Gracie Family. He also discusses why he stayed with BJJ, his diet and lifestyle as an older practitioner, and how to implement Gracie Jiu Jitsu into your life on and off the mat.

Key takeaways: you don’t always need to be the strongest person on the mat.

Thank you to the legendary Richard Bressler for joining the show! Want to learn more about martial arts, mindset, training, and performance? Subscribe to this podcast for more interviews with martial arts legends.

May 15 2020

1hr 14mins

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Rank #2: Phil Migliarese Interview: Relson Gracie Jiu Jitsu

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Phil MIgliarese is a sixth degree black belt under Relson Gracie. He’s the owner of Balance Studios in Philadelphia, PA. Creator of Yoga for Fighters, Phil Migliarese has always pioneered Yoga in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as an essential part of BJJ strength and conditioning.

You can check out everything happening at Balance Studios at this link:

https://www.balancestudios.net/

On this episode of the Charlie Vinch show, Phil Migliarese shares his story of starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the Relson Gracie lineage. As a kid, Phil Migliarese and his brother Ricardo trained Jiu Jitsu closely with the legendary Gracie family.

Participating in some of the early “Gracie in Action” videos gave the Migliarese brothers an early introduction to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. For years, Phil and his brother have been key evidence of the effectiveness of BJJ on-and-off the mats.

Watch this interview with Phil Migliarese and learn about:

Yoga in BJJ

Martial arts mindset

What it was like to train at the Gracie Academy in the early days!

You do not want to miss this interview with the legendary Phil Migliarese. Want to learn more about martial arts, mindset, training, and performance? Subscribe to this podcast for more interviews with martial arts legen

May 15 2020

53mins

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Rank #3: BJJ Strength Training With Mark Disalvo

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BJJ specific strength training is key to developing a top Brazilian jiu-jitsu game. BJJ strength and conditioning includes kettlebells, body weight training, yoga, movement drills, barbell training, and (of course) sparring on the mats. In this episode of the Charlie Vinch show, we are joined by  Mark Disalvo, the top strength and conditioning coach of Marcelo Garcia. From Marcelo’s academy in New York city, Mark Disalvo has trained some of the best including Matheus Diniz and Marcos Tinoco

Strength and conditioning for martial arts is essential to understand to avoid injury and maximize performance. BJJ strength training must be performed in such a way as to optimize training-time while also still allowing for gains in muscle-mass.

Sport-specific BJJ strength training involves figuring out the appropriate sets and reps for your sport. On this show, Mark Disalvo discusses BJJ strength and conditioning and helps Jiu-jitsu athletes understand what they can implement from a champion’s lifestyle.

Thank you to Mark Disavlo for joining the show! Want to learn more about martial arts, mindset, training, and performance? Subscribe to this podcast for more interviews with martial arts legends.

May 15 2020

56mins

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Rank #4: #7 - Henry Akins On Rickson Gracie And Hidden Jiu Jitsu

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Henry Akins is regarded as one of Rickson Gracie's top students. For years, Henry has educated the world in the secrets of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. He has introduced the community to a new way of looking at BJJ that Henry called "Hidden Jiu Jitsu".

Inspired by Rickson Gracie's "Invisible Jiu Jitsu", the concepts developed by Henry Akins have timelessly proved effective on the mats. As a member of one of the best lineages in BJJ history, Henry Akins teaches a more detailed approach to the martial art.

In this episode of the show, Henry and Charlie talk about the fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu and why the detailed or "invisible" actions are often the most powerful. Henry shares the story of his introduction to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and why he chose to train with Rickson Gracie.

Key takeaways include the importance of detail, teacher training, and good instructors! It is essential to ensure you are learning only from the best. This show gives key insights into a modern Jiu Jitsu genius!

Applicable on and off the mats, a BJJ lifestyle helps a person hone their confidence and build strength in all aspects of life!

If you enjoyed this episode with Henry Akins, make sure you subscribe and share with a friend! Much love!

May 22 2020

57mins

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Rank #5: #6 - Kroyler Gracie Interview

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Kroyler Gracie is the grandson of Helio Gracie. As a nephew to Rickson, Relson, Royce, Rorian, and Royler Gracie, Kroyler was raised among some of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teachers in the world.

On this episode of the Charlie Vinch show, we talk about the Gracie Family lineage and values. Kroyler shares what it was like to grow up inside of the Gracie family and experience difficult and detail-oriented training since he was a kid.

As an adult, Kroyler learned to adapt his Jiu Jitsu practice into a powerful mindset. On this show, we talk about happiness and how to maintain a positive attitude, even when the world seems to be falling apart.

Kroyler Gracie is an incredible teacher and Jiu Jitsu athlete. In this episode, Kroyler shares his experiences on the mats and helps us to understand how BJJ can influence us as a human being.

Jiu Jitsu is about unity and connected through a shared love for a martial art. Kroyler Gracie is a wonderful ambassador for this messsage.

Check out this episode and share it with a friend! Remember to leave a review and subscribe. Thank you!

May 21 2020

54mins

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Amanda Leve Interview

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Amanda Leve 2019 Adcc Trials Winner

Jun 11 2020

48mins

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Corey Beasley Interview - Elite Strength And Conditioning

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Corey Beasley is a world class coach and responsible for the strength and conditioning of many star performers in the UFC. Check out this interview to learn about what strength and conditioning training is like at the highest peaks of our sport!

Jun 04 2020

55mins

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What Did I Learn From Tony Robbins?

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In this episode of the show, Charlie shares what he learned from Tony Robbins' Unleash The Power Within live event! This is a short episode packed with information about creating beliefs, reprogramming our minds, and building a stronger mindset. Check it out!

May 31 2020

3mins

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#7 - Henry Akins On Rickson Gracie And Hidden Jiu Jitsu

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Henry Akins is regarded as one of Rickson Gracie's top students. For years, Henry has educated the world in the secrets of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. He has introduced the community to a new way of looking at BJJ that Henry called "Hidden Jiu Jitsu".

Inspired by Rickson Gracie's "Invisible Jiu Jitsu", the concepts developed by Henry Akins have timelessly proved effective on the mats. As a member of one of the best lineages in BJJ history, Henry Akins teaches a more detailed approach to the martial art.

In this episode of the show, Henry and Charlie talk about the fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu and why the detailed or "invisible" actions are often the most powerful. Henry shares the story of his introduction to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and why he chose to train with Rickson Gracie.

Key takeaways include the importance of detail, teacher training, and good instructors! It is essential to ensure you are learning only from the best. This show gives key insights into a modern Jiu Jitsu genius!

Applicable on and off the mats, a BJJ lifestyle helps a person hone their confidence and build strength in all aspects of life!

If you enjoyed this episode with Henry Akins, make sure you subscribe and share with a friend! Much love!

May 22 2020

57mins

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#6 - Kroyler Gracie Interview

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Kroyler Gracie is the grandson of Helio Gracie. As a nephew to Rickson, Relson, Royce, Rorian, and Royler Gracie, Kroyler was raised among some of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teachers in the world.

On this episode of the Charlie Vinch show, we talk about the Gracie Family lineage and values. Kroyler shares what it was like to grow up inside of the Gracie family and experience difficult and detail-oriented training since he was a kid.

As an adult, Kroyler learned to adapt his Jiu Jitsu practice into a powerful mindset. On this show, we talk about happiness and how to maintain a positive attitude, even when the world seems to be falling apart.

Kroyler Gracie is an incredible teacher and Jiu Jitsu athlete. In this episode, Kroyler shares his experiences on the mats and helps us to understand how BJJ can influence us as a human being.

Jiu Jitsu is about unity and connected through a shared love for a martial art. Kroyler Gracie is a wonderful ambassador for this messsage.

Check out this episode and share it with a friend! Remember to leave a review and subscribe. Thank you!

May 21 2020

54mins

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Rorian Gracie’s First Student: Richard Bressler

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When Rorian Gracie first began teaching Gracie Jiu Jitsu in America, he encountered a young Richard Bressler. Through a series of fortunate events, Richard Bressler began training BJJ with Rorian Gracie before anyone else had the privilege. In the early days of the first “Gracie Garage”, Richard Bressler got to know the Gracie Family closely. Over the years, Bressler became the first person to receive a black-belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu directly from Rorian Gracie.

On this episode of the Charlie Vinch show, Richard Bressler shares his story. This tale of the martial arts lifestyle is inspiring and serves to document the early history of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu inside of America. In 2020, this martial art has developed a massive following. If you are a fan of BJJ, you will not want to miss this story from the earliest days of the sport inside of America.

Richard Bressler shared about what it was like to experience BJJ for the first time with the Gracie Family. He also discusses why he stayed with BJJ, his diet and lifestyle as an older practitioner, and how to implement Gracie Jiu Jitsu into your life on and off the mat.

Key takeaways: you don’t always need to be the strongest person on the mat.

Thank you to the legendary Richard Bressler for joining the show! Want to learn more about martial arts, mindset, training, and performance? Subscribe to this podcast for more interviews with martial arts legends.

May 15 2020

1hr 14mins

Play

Phil Migliarese Interview: Relson Gracie Jiu Jitsu

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Phil MIgliarese is a sixth degree black belt under Relson Gracie. He’s the owner of Balance Studios in Philadelphia, PA. Creator of Yoga for Fighters, Phil Migliarese has always pioneered Yoga in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as an essential part of BJJ strength and conditioning.

You can check out everything happening at Balance Studios at this link:

https://www.balancestudios.net/

On this episode of the Charlie Vinch show, Phil Migliarese shares his story of starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the Relson Gracie lineage. As a kid, Phil Migliarese and his brother Ricardo trained Jiu Jitsu closely with the legendary Gracie family.

Participating in some of the early “Gracie in Action” videos gave the Migliarese brothers an early introduction to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. For years, Phil and his brother have been key evidence of the effectiveness of BJJ on-and-off the mats.

Watch this interview with Phil Migliarese and learn about:

Yoga in BJJ

Martial arts mindset

What it was like to train at the Gracie Academy in the early days!

You do not want to miss this interview with the legendary Phil Migliarese. Want to learn more about martial arts, mindset, training, and performance? Subscribe to this podcast for more interviews with martial arts legen

May 15 2020

53mins

Play

BJJ Strength Training With Mark Disalvo

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BJJ specific strength training is key to developing a top Brazilian jiu-jitsu game. BJJ strength and conditioning includes kettlebells, body weight training, yoga, movement drills, barbell training, and (of course) sparring on the mats. In this episode of the Charlie Vinch show, we are joined by  Mark Disalvo, the top strength and conditioning coach of Marcelo Garcia. From Marcelo’s academy in New York city, Mark Disalvo has trained some of the best including Matheus Diniz and Marcos Tinoco

Strength and conditioning for martial arts is essential to understand to avoid injury and maximize performance. BJJ strength training must be performed in such a way as to optimize training-time while also still allowing for gains in muscle-mass.

Sport-specific BJJ strength training involves figuring out the appropriate sets and reps for your sport. On this show, Mark Disalvo discusses BJJ strength and conditioning and helps Jiu-jitsu athletes understand what they can implement from a champion’s lifestyle.

Thank you to Mark Disavlo for joining the show! Want to learn more about martial arts, mindset, training, and performance? Subscribe to this podcast for more interviews with martial arts legends.

May 15 2020

56mins

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Fighter Diets With Pablo Ambrosio

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Want to learn the proper nutrition for becoming a fighter in the martial arts? Watch this episode with Pablo Ambrosio. In this episode, we discuss the best diets for fighters, the martial arts lifestyle and how to utilize nutrition and health to ensure success on-and-off the mats.

Co-founder and head of programming at Perseverance Strength and Conditioning, Pablo Ambrosio is well-equipped to help us understand our the best diet for a fighter. On this show, we field answers from students at Budo Martial Arts Studio and help them understand the best ways ensure their bodies are in peak physical condition.

During 2020, more and more people are becoming interested in health and nutrition in order to boost your immune systems and stay healthy. If we study the diets of fighters and champions, we can learn some key takeaways to help our bodies fight infection. On this show, we talk about the power of nutrition and key foods you want to ensure you eat in orders to stay healthy.

On this show, Pablo Ambrosio and Charlie Vinch talk about:

How much protein to eat

How many carbs to eat

The power of consistency

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter which diet you choose… Consistency is the key. Our bodies all work differently regardless of if you follow the Gracie Diet, the Paleo Diet, Veganism, a Carniviore Diet, or anything in between. All our bodies function differently. Listen to your body and find what works best for you.

Consistency over intensity.

All of this and more on this episode with Pablo Ambrosio! Want to learn more about martial arts, mindset, training, and performance? Subscribe to this podcast for more interviews with martial arts legends.

May 15 2020

36mins

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Joe Lauzon On Overcoming Adversity

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Joe Lauzon is a legend in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Beginning with his victory in “The Ultimate Fighter”, Joe Lauzon would go on to become a world-class lightweight fighter, tied for post-fight bonus awards with Nate Diaz.

On this episode of the Charlie Vinch Show, Joe Lauzon discusses his career in the UFC. Key to this episode is the topic of overcoming adversity. Joe Lauzon walks us through how to develop a champion mindset by sharing lessons he wishes he had known earlier in his career.

Joe Lauzon is amazing teacher for anyone looking to begin their journey into the martial arts. On this show, Joe and Charlie also discuss topics like how to get your kids to do martial arts, even if they don’t want to.

Thanks to Joe Lauzon for joining us on the show! Want to learn more about martial arts, mindset, training, and performance? Subscribe to this podcast for more interviews with martial arts legends.

May 15 2020

52mins

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Awesome content

By master faett - May 23 2020
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Charlie Vinch has tapped into a unique and interesting part of content. Enjoyed it!

Charlie Vinch Show

By RyMart2010 - May 22 2020
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Charlie is a great guy with great guests! Very good show highly recommend.