Quote: "Why do I beat a lot of people? Because I love it so much, that’s why. Everything about Jiu Jitsu, I love it – the school, the mat, the ring. I always believe that. Maybe I am not better than my opponent, but I know for sure I love my training more." ~Marcelo Garcia
In this episode Marty interviews World renowned Jiu Jitsu and MMA competitor and coach, Tom DeBlass. Tom is a 2nd Degree Black Belt under Ricardo Almeida (under Renzo Gracie) is a highly respected competitor with impressive competitive runs in both jiu jitsu/ and MMA. He owns and operates Ocean County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy, and has produced high level athletes from a coaching stance, including Garry Tonon and many others...His competition victories include world
No Gi Master/Black Belt/Absolute champion, Balck belt Pan American champion, 6X Grapplers Quest champion,
FIGHT TO Win Pro Main event winner, ADCC North American champion and Absolute champion. He is a UFC and Bellator veteran and member of the NJ Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
In this interview he discusses many topics, including what fatherhood means to him, his dad’s struggles with addictions and the impact it had on him, living your own life, training for fun and flexing to the person you're rolling with, heated/intense training sessions, unrealistic online videos, intermittent fasting, fitness, his faith, tragedy of people doing bad things in the name of religion, chasing competition glory, serving others, peace of mind, dealing with ADHD growing up, being a man, walking away from conversations when needed, and more...
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