A little about the hosts in their own words. For full stories download Episode 001 and listen to the 4 stories in podcast form.
Robert Ezzell on twitter @Robert_Ezzell
I started training Jiu jitsu in 2009 under a few instructors about a year after I started training Muay Thai. Shortly after I received my blue belt. I started training under Jorge "Macaco" Patino and I've been training with him for over three years now. I started competing as a blue belt and began to evolve my competition game. I received my purple belt from Macaco in November 2013. Since then I've been training GI/nogi, teaching kickboxing, and Jiu jitsu to kids & adults.
Joseph Foty on twitter @JFotyOz
I train at Victor Pozas nogi bjj. I train under Victor Pozas. Started in February of 2013. So it's been a two years now. I got linked up with some cool cats here in Houston, some of whom trained bjj, and basically caught the bug immediately. Well...not immediately, but just about. Plus listening to Rogan on his podcast talk about how much it helped him was also inspiring. Jiujitsu has given me a lot! Specifically, a shitload of self confidence. I'm doing things now I wouldn't have dreamed of doing previously. like competing in tournaments, seeing my body moving in ways I didn't think was possible. It's also helped me improve my relationships with friends and family. It's basically helped eliminate all self doubt I had building up in my mind. Showing me that there is a better way to go about this life. You just have to find that spark. Jiujitsu has given me that spark, and I will be forever grateful for it.
Joey Martinez on twitter @JoeyMrtnz
Hey everybody, Joey Martinez here, your favorite co-host and also the host of The txDiabeteS Podcast. I train at Gracie Barra Texas and am currently a white belt under Draculino, Vinicius Magalhães. I started training on St. Patrick's day 2014, March 17th. I've been a fan of the UFC since I was a little kid when my dad and I would watch it together. As an adult, I started listening to Joe Rogan's podcast and hearing him and Eddie Bravo talk about jiujitsu is what got me on the mats for the first time. I knew it was something I'd try one day, and once I did, I was hooked. Jiujitsu has not only gotten me more muscle, but it's made me better at handling situations, both physical and mental.
Donald Scott Davis on twitter @DonScottDavis
I started training with a good friend and team mate still today, Robert Ezzell. Jiu Jitsu was my first martial art to really take serious, and after signing up for a local tournament I found Macaco at a gym in Sugarland Tx. After fighting amateur a couple times under the Gold Team banner and receiving my blue belt under Macaco, I put my focus on Muay Thai and have been training with Cyborg Dos Santos and Cyborguinho since 2012. I currently teach kids Muay Thai and BJJ at Gold Team working alongside Lucas Pimenta and Cyborguinho, as well as UFC GYM where I teach MMA. When I'm not at UFC GYM Mo City or Gold Team I'm teaching kids and adult BJJ at Unity Tae Kwon Do in Richmond Tx!
Robert Garza aka "Producer Rob" on twitter @GarzaRobert
Host of The Pursuit Podcast and producer of The Jiu Jitsu Podcast. All info at robgtv.com