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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30. Undefeated Jordan Young Interview

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Jordan Young is the archetypal MMA prospect. He’s articulate, ambitious, and undefeated with a 10-0 record. The Bellator fighter is a submission machine with some solid striking. Training out of American Top Team headquarters in Coconut Creek Florida, Young has all the tools to rule the light heavyweight division.

On this episode, Jordan Young talks about the fight game, training at ATT, fighting for Bellator, and much more.

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Music: Take Over; by Jay-Z

 

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29. Jason Wilnis Interview

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Jason Wilnis is a 29 year old Dutch middleweight kickboxer fighting out of Netherlands. He is the last It’s Showtime 85MAX champion and former Glory Middleweight Champion.  Jason has fought and defeated the biggest names in kickboxing. 

On this episode of the Catching Wreck Podcast, Jason talks about the mental and physical preparation it takes to be a world champion.

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Music: Don’t make Garan Garan; by Fela Kuti

 

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28. Grappling With Thomas Keenan

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Thomas Keenan is an elite Brazilian jiu jitsu player. In 2017, when he was a brown belt,  Keenan won the world famous ADCC tournament in Abu Dhabi.

Now as a black belt, TK is set on achieving more glory on the mats,  in the cage, and through the growing list of students that he is coaching.

No stones are left unturned in this episode of the Catching Wreck podcast.  TK and I talk grappling, MMA, mental warfare and much more.

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Music: Freaky Styley, by Red Hot Chili Peppers

 

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27. Black Dutch Ernesto Hoost Interview

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Known as Mr. Perfect, Ernesto Hoost is a four-time K-1 World Champion Surinamese Dutch kickboxer who is considered one of the greatest martial artists of all time. The 54 year old Hoost began fighting in 1993. His career was exceptional. Ernesto Hoost won belts and titles all over the world and retired in 2006 without a scratch.

Today he is one the podcast. Take a listen.

 

Music: Where I’m From, by Jay Z

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