Hello my friends, I come bearing gifts! I not only present to you the new episode of the Walking Alone podcast featuring my good friend Ivan Jimenez, the man behind the very cool street wear brand "Skulls NYC." We also made a little teaser/behind the scenes video for you guys so you can see what the process looks like from our angle.
Ivan is a great dude who’s work speaks for itself. He resides in LA now with his amazing wife Sandra and his one eyed pit bull, Mina, where he creates his line of 5 panel hats and accessories and train BJJ.
It was cool to do a podcast with the guest’s wife and parents in the room with us, definitely a first. Hope you enjoy the music, it’s called “Palms” by my friends, Go Deep, they’re wonderful and you should listen to them. Be sure to check out his site and support! Also please take a second and like not only the YouTube page but try to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast, it helps! I love you.
My fingertips pruned and peeled from the hours of gripping, sliding and pulling the gi, I had such a great time today at the Ricardo Almeida seminar at Williamsburg MMA. Spending time around someone so intelligent, skilled and prolific is nothing short of inspiring. Thank you very much to both prof Ricardo Almeida and Roger Mamedov for a great day of expanding my enthusiasm and understanding of this beautiful art.
The MMA god’s really do work in mysterious ways. A day after taking away one of the most anticipated rematches in Jones vs Gustafsson 2 because of an injury to Alex, they offer us the gift of the un-retirement of Nick Diaz. Today Nick signed a 3 fight deal with the UFC and says he’s ready to go tomorrow if need be.
They’re still rumors of a match up between Nick and Anderson Silva but Anderson won’t be ready until around the Super Bowl card so Nick may jump into the Octagon before then. Here are some potential match up’s I’d like to see.
Nick Diaz vs Johny Hendricks. Pretty obvious, Johny is the champ and I am a Nick Diaz fan.
Nick Diaz vs Tyron Woodley. Tyron is coming off a devastating loss to Rory MacDonald and this fight seems to make sense to me for both parties involved. I think seeing how ineffective Tyron was against the forward pressure of Rory, he will have a very hard time against the king of pressure Nick. Unless Tyron learned from his past short comings and can now adapt to that style.
Nick Diaz vs Hector Lombard. Now the rumor was that this fight was offered to Nick and he turned it down, I’m not sure if it was because Hector wasn’t a big enough name or the money wasn’t right but I think Nick’s style flourishes against big powerful fighters who can usually dominate they’re opponents with one to two punch combo’s. It would be especially interesting to see how and if this goes to the ground, Judo vs BJJ.
Interesting information from the good people at Skratch Labs. They certainly know what they’re talking about when it comes to the human body and hydration so I’m going to really pay attention to this and I advise you to do the same.
If your at lunch and your options are coconut water or a soda, please go for the coconut water but in long training sessions let’s try something better.
I’m sitting here basically shaking and sweating over my excitement of Metamoris 4 and how close we are to seeing it live. They have put on such great cards so far and I think this might be the best one yet.
Watching all of their awesome teaser’s for the matches has taken up most of my morning but I’m fine with that. Kit Dale, a grappler I honestly don’t know that much about will take on Garry Tonon. This match was canceled last week apparently because Kit wasn’t able to schedule filming or something but it seems like the match is back on. Should be an exciting back and forth battle.
Then the redux of Keenan Cornelius vs Vinny Magalhaes from Metamoris 3 which wasn’t able to happen because of a MRSA infection on Vinny. I like both of these guys and think it’s going to be Keenan’s non stop attack that may bring him the win but I won’t be surprised by a draw.
The old school legends will also be competing when Saulo Ribeiro takes on Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros, this will be an awesome display of the basic’s preformed at the highest caliber.
One of the more intriguing match up’s is MMA star Josh Barnett vs Dean Lister. Both accomplished grappling bad ass’s, it’s going to be interesting to see how these guys attack each other’s legs. I think this will be the most hard nose’d match of the night.
That’s not all folks, there is also a “Secrete Match” on the card, there are rumors of past Metamoris commentator Kenny Florian competing as well as UFC fighter Martin Kampmen. Either of these guys would be great to watch, I have a feeling it will be Rickson vs both Miyao brothers but I guess only time will tell.
In my adult life, having to deal with small talk within the day, the question will eventually pop up of “What’s your favorite movie?” For a split second I think about giving an answer that would let these strangers know they are in the presence of someone who is a true appreciator of the art’s (Ex: “Blank City, “Les Bonne Femme” or “Valhalla Rising”) but then I remember to be true to myself and I yell “FIGHT CLUB!!!”
Seems like their will finally be a sequel to the cult film, but it will come to us in comic book version by Dark Horse Comics and illustrated by Cameron Stewart within the year. Let us all celebrate by getting in a fight with a complete stranger and lose. Remember, don’t talk about this.
What’s that? You would love to see Overeem, Clay Guida and Donald Cerrone playing frisbee? Well are you in luck my strange desired friend! The new and long awaited episode of THE REEM is now here for our viewing pleasure.
In this installment we catch up with our horse meat eating hero as he transitions into a new training camp and fights ex heavy weight champion Frank Mir at UFC 169. Alistair also take’s some much needed time off and travels to Jamaica to see his father and learn more about his roots.
I’ve watched every episode of this series, I really enjoy what Elder Gross is doing with this and I think it’s going to be a really special project to look back on years from now. Hope you guys enjoy, also keep an eye out for a cameo from my buddy Akria Corassani!
Do any of you even understand how much I enjoy this web series? I love Dog Judo and I don’t care who know’s it! I hope i bump into Rexley’s brother while he’s here in New York City as part of the Judo exchange program and if anyone of you try to tell me he’s a fictional animated character I will harai goshi you into a garbage can.
Hi kids, come sit by the fire and listen to the new episode of the Walking Alone Podcast as we talk with our friend Joshua Katcher. Joshua is a pillar of the vegan community here in NYC, his website Discerning Brute is a must read and his amazing new men’s wear brand “Brave Gentleman” has been gaining mass attention for it’s ethical and stylish nature.
We spoke about his childhood, start in the vegan lifestyle as well as the monstrosities that occur in the use of animals especially in the fashion world. I hope you guys enjoy this discussion about a topic that is not martial arts related, Walking Alone is more than just that and I look forward to broadening not only my but your understanding of different ideas.
Make sure to follow Joshua and comment, rate and subscribe to the podcast, and don’t forget we’re on Stitcher as well!
I’m just going to put this here…
The book under the chair cushion gag doesn’t get old.
Cool little video featuring Bellator fighter Karl Amoussou discussing his training and life while he’s working out. I like how the audio sounds almost like a presidential speech in the 70’s. I can’t tell if this is an add for Adidas sport but still worth the watch, looking forward to seeing Karl back in the cage against a very game Fernando Gonzalez next week.
My friend Bobby Razak’s new project “Shift” has just dropped it’s inaugural episode and it stars none other than The Notorious, Conor McGregor. When we had Bobby on the Walking Alone Podcast two months ago he mentioned how excited he was for this to debut, his own version of Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians In Car Getting Coffee.”
This Saturday Conor will step into the UFC Octagon in front of his home crowd to face Diego Brandao as the main event in UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin, Ireland.
Conor is known as a brash and cocky fighter but his honesty and laser like focus make him a tough draw for almost any Feather weight fighter. I really enjoyed this idea for getting to know these high caliber fighters in a more intimate setting. I’m already looking forward to episode 2!
I use to correlate creatine with big, overly aggressive body building guys who I wanted nothing to do with. My dislike of that culture allowed me to stay willfully ignorant to it and to do ZERO research of my own, just accepting what I heard from other people around me as fact.
In reality, creatine is one of the most tested and studied supplements out there and is not only safe but highly effective at helping build and maintain muscle.
Now there seems to be more evidence that creatine should not only be considered just a muscle supplement but an all over wellness supplement. This is quite the eye opening article, I am planning on restocking my supply of creatine ASAP.
This definitely leans on the side of being a bit too campy for my liking but this guy did put together some great information as well as great photograph’s I’ve never seen before so it’s worth a watch to learn more about the history of weight lifting. I love some of the old term’s people had for working out as well as names for gym’s.
I am sure by now most of you have seen the trailer for the upcoming film titled "Foxcatcher." Based on the fascinating and true story about the wrestling legend’s Dave and Mark Schultz and their relationship with John Dupont and the subsequent murder of Dave at the wrestling compound located on Dupont’s estate.
Here is the news report from that event back on January of 1996 in Pennsylvania. I am really looking forward to watching this film, I only heard about this story about 2 years ago and it blew my mind with how strange it was.