Take It Uneasy

Take It Uneasy

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A podcast for people who choose the difficult path.
Jimmy Pedro – Judo
Dec 23, 2014 • 60 min
Jimmy Pedro is a World champion, 3x World medalist, 2x Olympic medalist; we talk about his father (Big Jim Pedro Sr), his early career, the times he wanted to quit, overcoming a neck injury, coming back from retirement, the life of an athlete vs the life…
Frank Molinaro – Wrestling
Aug 13, 2014 • 47 min
Frank Molinaro aka Gorilla Hulk is the 2012 NCAA Wrestling Champion, and a 4-time NCAA Division-I All-American; we talk about World Team Trials, last second victory, his day-to-day routine, diet, Vitamix, rehabbing injuries, sauna, cutting weight, leg…
Dan Severn – MMA
Jun 19, 2014 • 35 min
Dan Severn is a UFC Hall of Famer, a legend in combat sports with more than 4 decades of wrestling and fighting under his belt; we talk about fighting, kids, competition, technology, amateur wrestling, Leri Khabelov, beating a man he couldn’t beat, UFC,…
Ryan Hall – Jiu Jitsu
Jun 5, 2014 • 37 min
Ryan Hall is a BJJ black belt, head instructor of 50/50 BJJ, an ADCC bronze medalist with a long career in high level competition throughout which he has beaten many of the top grapplers in the world; we talked about moral victory, maintaining a stoic…
Ido Portal – Movement
May 8, 2014 • 45 min
Ido Portal is a movement artist, researcher, and teacher; we talked about specialization, his journey in becoming a movement generalist, the sacrifice of specialists, improvisation, coaching, criticism, dealing with complainers, difference of mentality in…
AnnMaria De Mars – Judo
Feb 20, 2014 • 53 min
I talk with AnnMaria De Mars about being the first American to win the Judo World Championship, raising four kids one of whom is Ronda Rousey the current UFC champion, getting four degrees including a PhD in applied statistics, her book Winning on the…
Kayla Harrison – Judo
Jan 31, 2014 • 59 min
I talk with Kayla Harrison, first American to win Olympic gold in judo, about her training methods, visualization, competition mindset, Olympic final experience, warm-routine, Eminem and country music, overcoming a past of sexual abuse, PTSD, finding…
Kyle Dake – Wrestling
Dec 20, 2013 • 31 min
I talk with Kyle Dake, 4x NCAA champion, Dan Hodge trophy winner, and 2013 SI College Athlete of the Year, about a tradition of wrestling in his family, early wrestling days, the influence of his mom and dad, setting goals, overcoming losses early in his…
Ilias Iliadis – Judo
Nov 13, 2013 • 22 min
Ilias Iliadis is truly one of the legends of judo, an Olympic gold and bronze medalist, two-time world champion, and 5-time world medalist. And still only 26 years old (turning 27 two days after the interview and of course training on his birthday). We…