Tait Fletcher comes to Sunnyvale and sits down to talk about Jiu Jitsu, MMA, UFC and more !
@TaitFletcher TenthPlanet/Jackson'sMMA O.G., Stuntman. Actor. BlackBeltSwag. DEATHSQUAD
Tait Fletcher has had quite an enigmatic history. The complexities and accomplishments of his road are not lost on him. He was born and raised in Michigan and it was here that his work ethic and diligence afforded him a scholarship at St. Johns College, a classical literature studies program, in Santa Fe, NM. While looking for a distraction from a grueling study schedule, Tait found what was to become the finest MMA gym in the world, Jackson-Winklejohn MMA. He started as a distraction from school, but soon everything else became a distraction. Over the next decade Tait rose to one of the best grapplers in the world. He was championed and medaled in hundreds of tournaments, including the Mundials, Pan-Am Games, Grapplers Quest and many more, he earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He fought in several hundred stick fights with the Dog Brothers and Stray Dog fighting fraternities. His love of the sport and competitive nature evolved to his career as a respected MMA fighter. Tait was a forerunner in the sport of MMA through its crucial growing period. What he learned as a professional fighter ingrained in him the most important tools and values he has.
Nearing the end of his interest in MMA, Tait decided to pursue another life-long dream of being a Stunt Man. As he strode successfully down that road, many directors and stunt coordinators had different ideas for Tait and saw within him a natural ability on screen. It became time for Tait to sharpen up his skills as an actor, a dream that seemed impossibly unattainable, but as he’d always shown in his history, the unreasonable dream was always a welcome challenge
Like the world of fighting the natural progression of Tait’s commitment to his onscreen craft has led him from working as a stuntman in such hits as Paul, Thor and Red Dawn, to being featured with acting roles in Schwarzenegger’s Last Stand and as the villain hunting Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in this years hit, 2Guns. What I’m getting at is this kid is one to watch in the action world!!
Tait also helps many others achieve their dreams too. It is something he has carried with him throughout his life. He’s well studied in nutrition and functional movement, as one would imagine and he has taken many of his old teammates at Jackson’s Gym to new levels of excellence. Tait owns and manages his own gym specializing in empowerment in Santa Fe, New Mexico, called Undisputed Fitness. Undisputed Fitness contains 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu and CrossFit Santa Fe. He is also busy creating a podcast called the Tait Fletcher Show, at the urging of his good friend Joe Rogan. The Tait Fletcher show is his vehicle for urging, empowering, educating and engaging with his growing fan base and helping others towards further function and confidence in their life. So stay tuned and #staybulletproof.
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 accomplishedjiu 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
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.