37. Pavlos Love For BJJ

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Pavlos BJJ is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt who’s passion for the sport has touched thousands of martial artist. This Greek native’s Instagram page @Pavlosbjj is a treasure-trove of information relating to Jiu Jitsu. Pavlos has some of the coolest BJJ content on Instagram.

In this episode of The Catching Wreck Podcast, Pavlos and I talk Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, traveling, health and fitness and much more.


Song: The Message; By Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five


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36. Cyrus Washington On The Come-Up

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Cyrus Washington is a Michigan born Muay Thai and Lethwei fighter who has competed all over the globe against the most dangerous martial artists in the world.

This past July, Mr. Washington sustained his biggest injury when he was shot several times in the abdomen while trying to break up a fight at a night club.


In this episode of the podcast, Cyrus and I talk about his recovery, Muay Thai, Lethwei, MMA, living in Thailand and much more.


Song: G.O.D Part III; by Mobb Deep


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35. Muay Thai Ambassador Matt Lucas

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Matt Lucas is an American author who has dedicated his adult life the art of Eight Limbs. Today the expatriate resides in Thailand where he continues to push and promote Thai Boxing all over the world.

In this episode of the Catching Wreck Podcast, Matt Lucas talks about moving to Thailand, fighting, writing, and living life on his own terms.

Check out Matt’s book, The Boxer’s Soliloquy on Amazon and all platforms where books are sold.


Song: The Genesis Of The Omega; by Sean Price.

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33.Getting After It With Kenny Monday

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Kenny Dale Monday is a winner. He began wrestling at age six at a YMCA after-school program in Tulsa Oklahoma. By the time he finished high school, Monday had accumulated 140 wins, 0 losses, and had won four state titles. This impressive record got him into the prestigious Oklahoma State University where he became an All-American wrestler. While in college, Kenny Monday continued to dominate the grueling sport of wrestling. In 1984, he won the NCAA title at 150 pounds. Four years later in Seoul Korea, Kenny Monday became the first African-American wrestler to win an Olympic gold medal. In 1992, he returned to the Olympics and won a silver medal in Barcelona Spain.

Here are a few stats from his 50-year career:

140-0-1 in high school

Freestyle world champion in 1985, 1988, 1991, and 1996

3X olympian: Gold medal in 1988, silver in 1992, 6th place in 1996

Member of the National Wrestling Hall Of Fame

In this episode of the Catching Wreck Podcast, Kenny Monday and I talk discipline, leadership, visualization, and MMA.



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32. Troy Jones Ready to Take It All

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Fighting out of Minnesota, Troy “Trouble” Jones is a professional martial artist who has been making noise on the Glory Kickboxing promotion. With a record of 12 wins, 1 loss, and 10 knock outs, Mr. Jones is ready to make a run for the title.

One this episode of the Catching Wreck Podcast, Troy Jones talks about training, staying confident, and leaving a promising career in law enforcement to move to Thailand to perfect his craft.

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Music: Dynasty Intro; by Jay-Z


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31.Chasing The White Lotus With Alex Banchamek

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Alex Banchamek Bublea is a Romanian kick boxer who left his cozy life in England to pursue his passion in Thailand. Alex now trains and fights out of the Buakaw Village under the watchful eye of the most popular Thai Boxer in the world, Buakaw Banchamek.

With over a hundred fights, Alex is determined to become the best striker on the planet.

On this Episode of the Catching Wreck Podcast, Alex talks about following his purpose, going through the ridiculous and most rigorous work out ever, leaving the Western world behind, and training alongside Buakaw and the rest of his teammates.

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Music: French Blends 2, by The Alchemist

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