Eric Acha is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and is the owner and founder of Peninsula Self Defense in Redwood City, CA. He is also a former police officer with over 20 years experience protecting and serving the people of the Bay Area.
Eric has an amazing story which I am extremely honored and humbled to be able to help to tell to the world. If you have the opportunity to spend any time with him at his academy -- do it. Like his mentor Jean Jacques, Eric is a very thoughtful and knowledgable instructor that I am very glad to call a friend. His journey is interesting and his story is extremely heart felt. Thanks very much to Eric and his family for making time in his busy schedule to come and record this episode. It is very much appreciated .
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 one of a three part show. She's a hell of a 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
Anthony Baker has done just about everything there is to do and now he wants to see you reach your full potential. This guy is an absolute pleasure to be around. He's a hell of a training partner, trainer and motivator. His podcast is coming really soon and be sure to check out his Facebook for his infamous "Motivational Monday" talks every Monday at 8pm. His podcast will change lives for the better guaranteed. I believe in this guy and so should you.
... on top of being charismatic, funny and a positive person to be around he's got this on his resume.
Degrees & Certifications:
National Strength & Conditioning Association; Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
National Academy of Sports Medicine; Certified Personal Trainer
Rip Trainer Certified
Trigger Point Therapy Certified
U.S. Marine- 4yrs
Spartan Beast- 1x
The Relay (199 mile team run)- 2x
Tough Mudder- 4x
Purple Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu Grand Prix Champion- 3x
IBJJF All-Star Jiu-Jitsu tournament- 1st place
IBJJF U.S. Open Jiu-Jitsu tournament- 2nd place
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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.
Ernesto Medina is a friend, a training partner and a hell of a chiropractor. He helps a lot of people on a daily basis. Now he'll get a chance to help you as well. In this two and a half hour conversation the good doctor talks about traumatic brain injuries (concussions), their cause, their treatment and prevention. We talk about diet, training, health and everything in between. Ernesto knows how to treat athletes, fighters, wrestlers and even Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners because he is actually a fairly accomplished BJJ purple belt himself. After you check out this episode be sure and find him online at Vitality Health Services in Fremont and Union City, CA.