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Mixing jiu-jitsu talk with very personal sharing with guests from Hong Kong, Asia and beyond. Our guest discussed anything from; how to build yourself a parachute when your wife throws your ass off the cliff; perfecting your mother’s chicken congee; and thrive from having deliberately invited challenges into your life… You get the drift. This is 4STRIPES Collective podcast – Pure self. There’s something for everyone in these episodes from our awesome martial arts and jiu jitsu community in H ...
 
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Gerhard Orias, also goes by the nickname of Baldy Jay at his dojo, Kowloon Jiu Jitsu, is a lifelong martial artist. He is the winner of the most recent 4STRIPES Prize Challenge in Hong Kong. Born and raised in Hong Kong with Chinese and Filipino parents, Jay started his martial art journey with his grandfather and father. Jay is a family man above …
 
何慧儀 (Charlene Ho) - 柔術啡帶, 瑜伽教練,和一個新媽媽. Charlene Ho from Hong Kong, is a jiu jitsu brown belt, a yoga instructor and a new mother. We had this amazing conversation just before she gave birth to her first child in the summer.By 4STRIPES Hong Kong / Charlene Ho / Philip Wong
 
Chad Bellwood is a Carlson Gracie black belt and the head instructor at Carlson Gracie Samui. in Koh Samui, Thailand. Chad is originally from Vancouver, Canada who I met when I was on holiday a few years back. It is a dream for many Jiujitsuka to train and while living on an beautiful island like Koh Samui. Chad talks about what it is like to be te…
 
Takizawa Keisuke know affectionately as Taki, is a jiu jitsu black belt, the co-founder of one of the oldest BJJ gym in Hong Kong, Kowloon Jiu Jitsu, and one of the OGs of Jiu Jitsu in Hong Kong. Taki started his jiu jitsu journey in Hong Kong 19 years ago. A super chilled and funny person, he shared with us how jiu jitsu began in Hong Kong and his…
 
Brindy Mason is a jiu jitsu blue belt from Hong Kong. At 17 years old, she has already been training jiu jitsu for more that 5 years, and has won almost every competition she entered, including the 4STRIPES Prize Challenge on July 18, 2021. A wonderful and kind young lady, Brindy is absolutely in love with jiu jitsu and wants young boys and girls t…
 
In this special edition, we have Juilana Ramíres who is the winner of the recent 4STRIPES Prize Challenge in Hong Kong, and an amazing human being. Originally from Colombia, Juliana have lived in many cities around the world before settling in Hong Kong 2 years ago. Other than being addicted to Jiu Jitsu, she is a super active person with hobbies r…
 
In this special edition of the Rolling Thunder Show Post Fight interview, we have Casey Lee, who fought Fabio Lim in the superfight at the 4STRIPES Prize Challenge on August 8, 2021 in Hong Kong. Casey talked about his jiu jitsu journey from UK to HK, his approach to training, and the mistakes he made on the fight with Fabio. When he is not trainin…
 
Carlos Bakural is a jiu jitsu black belt and the head coach and founder of Checkmat Shenzhen in China. Carlos is someone that is hard to forget. He is one of those coaches that screams and yell at a competition either at you, his students or the referee. Carlos is also a jiu jitsu coach that is full of passion. He will give you as much attention as…
 
Viking Wong a black belt in jiu jitsu, a talented athlete and fearless competitor. Viking talked about teaching and building his team in Hong Kong and China, the up and down on trying to set up a Hong Kong Jiu Jitsu National Team, why other coaches/black belts in Hong Kong may have an opinion against him, and his plans to move to Italy. Viking is n…
 
In this special edition of the Rolling Thunder Show Post Fight interview, we have the two finalists of the 4STRIPES Prize Challenge on July 18, 2021 in Hong Kong, Brad Choi and Roger Bajracharya. Brad defeated Roger on a referee decision and become the 4STRIPES Lightweight Purple belt Hong Kong Champion. Roger has the most submissions in the Prize …
 
This episode we have the founders of SMASH Beer, Frank Ma and Aki Sakamoto. Frank, recently promoted to black belt in jiu jitsu, and Aki, a jiu jitsu brown belt, met on the mat and decided to start a beer company. Frank and Aki who, along with their other training partners, drink entirely way too much after each training session. So they decided it…
 
Jaguar Tang is a brown belt jiu jitsu competitor, a creator of a clothing brand for grapplers, and a successful entrepreneur. Based in the Philippines, he gave us a lot insight of the grappling scenes there plus tips and advise for people looking into competitions.By 4STRIPES Hong Kong / Philip Wong / Jaguar Tang
 
Hoin Chung is good friend and jiu jitsu black belt here in Hong Kong. A super funny individual, and truly amazing human being. Hoin teaches at various gyms in Hong Kong, in this episode he shares with us his experience living and training in Hong Kong and Australia. Enjoy!By 4STRIPES Hong Kong / Philip Wong
 
Fernando Junior Worner, often refer to as "Junior", is a Jiu Jitsu black belt, capoeira master, and the co-founder of BeWater Studio here in Hong Kong. Fernando is a prominent figure in the fitness and martial art industries, he is a global ambassador to Lululemon Athletica and Alliance Jiu Jitsu brand. Fernando recently moved back to New Zealand a…
 
My guest is Marco Alvarado. Marco is a black belt in Jiu Jitsu under Lucas Leite. Originally from California USA, Marco moved to China three years ago to teach jiu jitsu and setup Checkmat Hangzhou. As a coach, he hopes to bring a different perspective in mixed martial arts to Hangzhou from what is the normal perception. Recently Marco launched his…
 
In this episode, my guest is Alexander Sulit from the Philippines. Ali is one of the OG of jiu jitsu in the Philippines, and the head coach of the Philippine National Jiu Jitsu Team. He has a black belt in both jiu jitsu and judo. Ali shares with us the grappling history and culture in the Philippine and how it is still evolving as the sport become…
 
Kimberly Slider is a competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and currently a brown belt. She started her competitive training at the age the 14 and never looked back. Originally from Singapore, Kim moved to Hong Kong in 2016. In this episode, Kim shared what it is like to grow up with a father with a black belt in Jiu Jitsu, evolution of gym culture in A…
 
In this episode, my guest is Julian Gaertner (易宇航), a German-born actor in Hong Kong. He is fluent in German, Cantonese, Mandarin and English. Julian described his best contribution to cultural understanding is being an actor that brings cultures together through entertainment. A jiu jitsu addict and a super funny individual, Julian and I will be d…
 
In this episode, I talked to my good friend Gus Liem, a jiu jitsu brown belt and a Hong Kong based film producer. One of the earliest practitioner of jiu jitsu in Hong Kong, we talked about his Jiu Jitsu experience and journey in Hong Kong, his view on gym culture, personal stories and much much more. Gus, a former investment bank lawyer turned mov…
 
In this Episode, my guest is Henry Chan (陳達禮), one of the original pioneer of jiu jitsu in Hong Kong. Henry is the founder and head instructor of Gracie Barra Hong Kong and Hong Kong Fight Club. He is a successful civil engineer, a karate black belt, mixed martial arts coach, and a Jiu Jitsu black belt. We discussed topics that are quite intriguing…
 
Felipe Pena is one of the most accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt competitors in the world. Felipe’s nickname “Preguiça”, which is Portuguese for lazy or sloth, was given to him by one his early coaches “Draculino” when he was a teenager. Despite being overweight when he first started jiu-jitsu, Felipe became motivated to train harder and …
 
Professor Octavio Couto, more affectionately known as “Ratinho”, is a 6th degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Romero Cavalcanti, and one of the most innovative and sought-after coaches in the world. Originally competing with Alliance, he was one of seven black belts to form Team Brasa in 2002. A true scholar of the world, Professor Ratin…
 
Dr. Kimberley Carder is a clinical psychologist, avid jiu-jitsu practitioner and retired professional MMA fighter. Having grown up in Hong Kong, Dr. Carder, or simply Kim to her friends, has a unique understanding on the mental health climate of international, fast-paced cities. As a human-centered clinician, she adapts her approach to the children…
 
Master Carlson Gracie Jr. is the only son of the legendary Grand Master Carlson Gracie Sr. and grandson of the founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Carlos Gracie. “Junior” as he is known to his family and friends, started jiu-jitsu at the tender age of three under the direction of his father. He now holds a 6th Degree Black Belt in BJJ, as well as a Bla…
 
This episode‘s guest is a good friend of 4STRIPES, who just so happens to be one of the most accomplished and decorated jiu-jitsu athletes of all time. Lucas Lepri is a 9-time black belt World Champion who has won almost every major jiu-jitsu tournament in the world, and is broadly considered the greatest lightweight competitor of his era. To list …
 
According to Cole Sirucek, you'll fall in love with jiu jitsu if you’re passionate about improving yourself. And you will most certainly will fall in love with Cole for his determination to change the world, and his pearls of wisdom on health, marriage, parenting and business. Cole and his wife created DocDoc, a health-tech startup, after their inf…
 
David Jacquier is the co-founder of Joint Dynamics Hong Kong. An investment banker turned health and fitness practitioner, David Jacquier brought a personalized conditioning center for all those in Hong Kong who want to train and do it right. Joint Dynamics is Hong Kong's first multidisciplinary studio combining physiotherapy, massage therapy and p…
 
Viking Wong puts Hong Kong on the map in International jiu-jitsu competitions. His dream is to make the sport as accessible as possible. Viking is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt and an active competitor on the international competition circuit with notable matches against world champions with his aggressive submission style. Before becoming…
 
Rodrigo Medeiros is a 5th degree Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and was part of the famous Carlson Gracie Academy team in the 1980s and 1990s. With $800 in his pocket, that was enough for him to start a revolution when he came to the US from Brazil. That was BJJ Revolution, the franchise that today counts 57 locations around the world. In 2012, Rod…
 
Transitioning from sous-chef to head chef is not dissimilar to one's jiu-jitsu journey. Our guest, Vietnamese Chef Que shares his recipe: first, master the fundamentals, but then create your own style. In your restaurant kitchen and in your game. Born in Vietnam, but having moved to New York City as a child, Chef Que grew up in an immigrant family …
 
Having oxygen drained from your brain in a choke is only one of the ‘worst case scenarious’ for a grappler. Drawing parallels between business and jiu-jitsu, entrepreneur Alex Lin, shares how inviting such challenges into your life strengthens you spiritually and prepares you for disruption.By 4STRIPES / Alex Lin / Voon Lee
 
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