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About this Episode Clay Guida is a UFC fighter with wins over Nate Diaz, Anthony Petis and RDA. He’s the former Strikeforce World Champion and is set to fight in his 30th UFC fight this weekend.  What really stood out to me was just how crazy Clay’s path to UFC stardom was.  As they say, life only makes sense looking backwards and that’s definitely the case here.   Really enjoyed this one. Hope you do as well. About the Podcast Spartan Combat is a new series for the SpartanUp Podcast where we talk to individuals who have been battle-tested in the...

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About this Episode Forrest Molinari is a 2x member of Team USA for our women’s wrestling team.  She’s vying for a spot on the 2021 Olympic Team. She was fifth at both the 2018 and 2019 World Championships. She was also the 2019 and 2020 US Open champion. Originally based out of California, Forrest attended King University (Tennessee) and was living in Iowa City Iowa at the time of this recording.  Enjoy it folks! About the Podcast Spartan Combat is a new series for the SpartanUp Podcast where we talk to individuals who have been battle-tested in the most rigorous...

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About this Episode Anthony Constantino is the co-founder of Sticker Mule, one of the fastest growing internet companies. They count Microsoft, Netflx and Twitter among their clients.  In this episode, Anthony talks about how to use principles to guide decision making.  Enjoy it folks! About the Podcast Spartan Combat is a new series for the SpartanUp Podcast where we talk to individuals who have been battle-tested in the most rigorous of environments - hand to hand combat. You’ll hear from Olympic-level wrestlers, jiu jitsu practitioners, and MMA fighters, all with the end goal of getting you off the coach!

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About this Episode Gene Zanetti is the founder and CEO of Wrestling Mindset, a mindset training company that works with wrestlers of all ages (youth - Olympians) to fine-tune the conversation that goes on between the ears. The focus of our conversation is how to avoid common mental pitfalls, such as self pity, negative self talk and judging success based on wins and losses.  Enjoy it folks! About the Podcast Spartan Combat is a new series for the SpartanUp Podcast where we talk to individuals who have been battle-tested in the most rigorous of environments - hand to hand combat....

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Competition -

One of the most important aspects of martial arts is competition.  The martial arts experience is one of personal development and skill building, competition allows the practitioner to gauge their growth in a far less protective setting.  Even more valuable, competition exposes the competitor to stresses unavailable in a casual training setting. As an avid competitor I’ve personally found that competition has helped me develop my abilities as a grappler, here are five ways that it has helped me, and may help you. Stress Inoculation.  The more I grapple in competition the more comfortable I become with unsimulated violence.  The...

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