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Join us on our journey as we navigate the world of martial arts and see the lessons it has taught us about life, entrepreneurship, health & community.




Join us on our journey as we navigate the world of martial arts and see the lessons it has taught us about life, entrepreneurship, health & community.




The Power Of Jiu-Jitsu: With Special Guest Ryron Gracie

We had the absolute pleasure to talk about martial arts, mindset and lifestyle with Ryron Gracie. We hope you enjoy! Ryron Gracie, the eldest grandson of Grand Master Helio Gracie, grew up in a family deeply rooted in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Under the guidance of his father, Rorion Gracie, and his uncles, Ryron witnessed the effectiveness of the art firsthand. In 2003, Ryron and his brother Rener received black belts from their grandfather, recognizing their mastery of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu techniques and teaching methods. Taking on the role of head instructors at Gracie University, Ryron and Rener revitalized the training programs and expanded the reach of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu through online education, seminars, and a network of Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Centers. Their efforts have met the growing demand for instruction worldwide, preserving the art's effectiveness and simplicity. Gracie University , offering online access to courses, has attracted over 100,000 students from 196 countries. Ryron and Rener continue to promote Gracie Jiu-Jitsu through various media platforms, partnerships, and their own dedication to the art and lifestyle. Embracing a philosophy of constant improvement, both on and off the mat, Ryron and Rener welcome feedback from students who have explored the Gracie University curriculum. They invite individuals to share their comments and experiences with the Gracie Brothers. More information can be found here: https://www.gracieuniversity.com/


Wabi Sabi

We recently came across the philosophy Wabi Sabi. Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic philosophy that finds beauty in imperfection, impermanence, and simplicity. It embraces the natural cycle of growth, decay, and aging, appreciating the unique characteristics and flaws that make an object or a moment in time truly special. Wabi-Sabi values the authenticity of materials, the simplicity of design, and the appreciation of the fleeting and transient nature of life. It encourages us to find joy in the subtle, the modest, and the humble, reminding us to slow down, be present, and cherish the beauty that exists in the world around us.


Creating Value

In today's fast-paced and interconnected world, starting a business or embarking on a new venture requires more than just a great idea or a solid product. To truly succeed and make a meaningful impact, it is essential to start with service and focus on providing value for people. This customer-centric approach emphasizes understanding individuals' needs, desires, and challenges, and tailoring offerings to meet those needs effectively. By adopting a mindset that prioritizes serving others over personal gains, businesses can build trust, loyalty, and satisfaction among their target audience. Thorough research, active listening, and empathizing with customers' pain points allow for the development of solutions that address their specific challenges, desires, and goals. This philosophy of starting with service cultivates a loyal customer base, positive word-of-mouth, and a reputation for excellence, positioning businesses for sustainable growth and meaningful impact in the long run.


Chasing Wisdom

So what is wisdom? What makes words wise? And why is wisdom so valuable? Working with so many incredible martial artists over the years made us realize how every single person with life experience has wisdom... it's just up to you to extract it! Whether it's from our elders, our teachers, or simply those that have gone before and lived to tell the story, a perpetual student has an endless thirst for wisdom. We hope this episode inspires you to keep chasing wisdom as it is a good path to be on!


Choose Your Own Adventure

Life is a thrilling adventure that unfolds like a captivating video game, except there's one crucial difference: you have only one life to live. Each day presents a new opportunity to navigate through uncharted territories, face formidable challenges, and unlock the mysteries of existence. Just like in a game, you start at a certain level and progress forward, but here, the levels are not determined solely by external achievements. Life has a profound way of keeping you at the same level until you learn the valuable lessons required to advance. These lessons may be disguised as obstacles, setbacks, or even failures, but they serve as crucial stepping stones for growth and transformation. The journey is not always easy, and you may encounter moments of doubt, fear, and uncertainty. However, as you persevere and overcome these hurdles, you gain experience, wisdom, and resilience, leveling up your character in the game of life. So embrace the adventure, relish the challenges, and cherish each precious moment, for it is through the trials and tribulations that you evolve and progress towards the next exhilarating chapter of your journey.


Rules Of Engagement

When shit hits the fan, it is important to know your rules of engagement: knowing when it's time to fight, run, or if you're the type of person who generally freezes. We discuss how we handle people committing robberies and whether we act as good Samaritans.


Focusing On The Fundamentals

Why is it that the best in business always say focus on the fundamentals? Though we all know that advice why is it so hard to do? In this podcast, we discuss the importance of sticking to the basics and why it can be considered boring.


Dojo Politics

As a mature and discerning adult, there are certain topics that are best avoided when in the company of those you care about, and one of those topics is politics, which can cause unnecessary conflict and division whether in the workplace, on the playing field, or even within the confines of a martial arts dojo. In this week's podcast, we delve into the world of dojo politics and how it can create a toxic environment that stifles growth and inhibits progress.


A Teachers Teacher: With special guests Dave Kovar & Bryan Nay

We have some exciting news! We are going to be attending the ProMac conference in Sacramento. We first met Dave Kovar and Brian Nay way back in 2018 at the Martial Arts Supershow. We got to train in one of their seminars and had an absolute blast! In this episode, we dig into some of the challenges of running a school and pick their brains on what school owners can do to create exceptional training experiences for their students. Here is some info about their event: https://promacconference.com/


Master Your Center Charity Event

This podcast is about the charity event we are holding on April 14th, 2023 in Calgary AB, Canada with Sifu Singh called Master Your Center. DO YOU WISH YOU COULD DO MORE? Do you feel like you do not have enough energy and time to be able to perform at work and be present at home? Are you tired of living in a constant state of overwhelm, exhaustion, and distraction? Are you ready to unlock your true potential and live a life in flow? Then join us for the "Master Your Center" workshop with the world-renowned thought leader, Sifu Singh. In today's fast-paced society, we are facing an energy crisis that leaves us disconnected from our center. But fear not, because this workshop will provide you with a practical method based on principles and processes that will allow you to instantly choose peace and presence inside of chaos. The key to unlocking true power lies in building a relationship with your center. This workshop will teach you how to connect with your higher self, understand the concept of stillness, and develop a 360-degree awareness of everything going on around you. By moving from your center, you will have the power to read the room, people, places, and things without reacting to them, saving you precious time and energy. Relaxation is the first step towards mastery. And in this workshop, you will learn how to relax under pressure and transform tension into flow. You will discover how to identify the source of tension and release it in the moment to make conscious choices that will transform your life. You will leave this workshop equipped with a step-by-step process to slow down your perception of time, build an incredible amount of energy, and expand your awareness. You will also receive practical exercises that will connect you to your body and your being, allowing you to achieve a natural state of flow. Your relationship with your center is the fundamental root of all success and performance. Don't waste another moment living in chaos and disconnection. Register now for the "Master Your Center" workshop with Sifu Singh and unlock your true performance which is peace, presence and playfulness in your personal and professional life. * ** ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE GOING TO OUR NON-PROFIT, BUDO YOUTH FUND TO HELP DESERVING YOUTH CHASE THEIR DREAMS IN MARTIAL ARTS**



We have some very exciting news! Budo Brothers started off as a side hustle, but with a lot of hard work and passion, we have managed to turn it into a full-time business. We are now free men, but with that comes a lot more work and responsibility. Join us on this week's podcast where we talk about freedom.


From Gangster To Guru: With Special Guest Stic From Dead Prez [Budo Brothers Podcast]

In this episode, we have a very special guest, Khnum Muata Ibomu, better known by his stage name Stic from the hip-hop group 'Dead Prez.' Even though Stic is a musical talent, what resonated with us most is the new book he just released called '5 Principles.' In this podcast, we discuss the book and talk about how these principles have turned Stic into the spiritual gangster he is today.


The Filipino Martial Art Pintados

This episode is live on location where we just wrapped up the end of filming the digital seminar "Pintados" with GM Oliver Garduce. Oliver talks about his upcoming course with us and what makes his art so special.


Why Do We Procrastinate

In this episode, we delve into the topic of procrastination, exploring its causes and effects, and discussing strategies to overcome it. We'll also explore the negative consequences of procrastination, from missed deadlines and poor performance to increased stress and anxiety. But it's not all doom and gloom – we'll also discuss practical tips and techniques to help listeners break the cycle of procrastination and become more productive.


What Makes A Good Instructor

In this podcast episode, we delve into the topic of what makes a good martial arts instructor. With the plethora of martial arts schools and styles available today, it can be difficult to determine what separates a mediocre instructor from a truly exceptional one. We talk about our experiences on the mats and the teaching styles we enjoyed.


Financial Self Defense

In today's episode, we are thrilled to have Jay Martin, President & CEO of Cambridge House International Inc. and host of the Jay Martin Show, to share his insights on how to protect yourself financially, or at least begin building your defense. Throughout the conversation, Jay draws parallels between financial self-defense and martial arts, highlighting the importance of being proactive, having a solid defense, and being able to adapt to changing situations.


Let's Talk About Bullying

In this episode of the podcast, we delve into the sensitive topic of bullying and explore how martial arts can play a role in preventing and addressing it. Bullying is a persistent problem that affects millions of people around the world, leaving deep emotional scars and sometimes even leading to tragedy. But there's hope, and that's where martial arts come in. Martial arts not only help build physical strength and confidence, but they also foster a sense of discipline, respect, and self-awareness that can help combat bullying.


Innovation in martial arts

The term 'innovation' is often overused. Groundbreaking innovations are rare, especially in a field as established as martial arts. In this episode, we explore the importance of innovation in martial arts and the need to remain true to its roots.


Courage Is A Choice Inside Of Fear: With Special Guest Sifu Singh

In this podcast, we interview one of our mentors and fellow martial artists Sifu Harinder Singh. In this podcast, we talk about how to build your mindset to help you to deal with being overworked, overwhelmed and out of balance.


Pumping The Waves

Just like the ocean, life can be unpredictable. But if you try to fight against the waves, you'll only be dragged under. Instead, learn to flow with life's challenges and you'll have a much smoother ride. In this episode, we talk about the cyclical nature of life and how it resembles waves in the ocean and discuss how to flow with the waves rather then work against them.