Meet the Pandas – Magic On The Mat – Raphaël Levy

Meet the Pandas sheds light on the faces of Panda Nation. Last episode we introduced brown belt medal chaser Pat Hemenway of Pellegrino MMA. Now, we focus on Raphaël Levy of association Aranha: A professional Magic: T...
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Meet the Pandas – Beyond the Wrestling Ego – Pat Hemenway

Pat Hemenway has a heck of a jiu-jitsu story, part of which involves his journey with dyslexia. Daniel Bertina has the story.
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Meet the Pandas – The Panda from Paris – Claire-France Thévenon

In Meet the Pandas we explore what drives the many members of the Panda Nation. In the previous episode we introduced Javier Palomo: walking encyclopedia of the grappling arts, host of the Grapper Union Podcast and co...
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Meet the Pandas – The Mighty Mexican Combat Wrestler - Javier Palomo

Javier Palomo is as dedicated as they come, and his decorated competition history reflects that. Daniel Bertina has the interview.
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Meet the Pandas – A Dark Horse in the Arms Race – Jon Calestine

Choo choo! The Jon Calestine hype train continues to run strong with this exclusive interview from Panda Nation’s Daniel Bertina.
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Meet the Pandas – Weaponized Nerdjitsu – Jonathan Thomas

Jon Thomas blew up the internet with his highly detailed and expertly explained BJJ instructionals, and he has been on a tear in the competition circuit lately. Now we're proud to call this mathematical-engineer-turne...
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Meet the Pandas – The Not-So-Gentle Dutch Giant – Martijn ‘Grandão’ Gademan

The Europeans are a powerful part of the Panda Nation. Last time we introduced British black belt and all-round submission wizard David ‘Morcegão’ George. For this episode we turn the spotlight on yet another incredib...
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Meet the Pandas – The British Bat – David ‘Morcegão’ George

Daniel Bertina interviews David 'Morcegao' George to talk about the British BJJ scene and other British things like cricket and football.
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Meet the Pandas – The Panda Viking – Halldór Logi Valsson

The fight scene in Iceland recently exploded, and Halldor Logi Valsson is one of the talented forces driving BJJ forward. Daniel Bertina has the interview!
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Meet the Pandas – From Grasshopper to Valhalla – Valerie Worthington, PhD

The Panda Nation is not only comprised of mat savages and sneaky-jiujiterios like Alex da Silva, who we introduced earlier, but it also includes true warrior-scholars. For this edition of Meet the Pandas we talk to V...
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Meet the Pandas – The Power of Sneakyjitsu – Alex Da Silva

Not every member of the Panda Nation is a lean and mean competition death machine, like purple belt Abi Pacinelli, who we spoke to in the previous edition of Meet the Pandas. In this new interview, we shed light on A...
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Meet the Pandas – Civilize The Mind, Make Savage The Body - Abi Pacinelli

Panda Nation has many faces. In the previous installment of Meet the Pandas we spoke to Kevin Sheridan, the Master Yoda to many Inverted Gear Pandas. Now, we’d like to introduce Abi Pacinelli: full-time business owne...
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