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#63 | Austin Daffron & Alfred Murillo - Jiu-Jitsu & Improvement

Some people spend their whole lives pursuing mastery of a craft, doing whatever it takes to play, perform and evolve.

Austin Daffron is a fascinating Jiu-Jitsu athlete, in his early twenties he positioned himself to spend most of his time doing the things he loves rather than being caught-up in a conventional career. From the outside, you’d think Austin was lucky, however he is tenacious and very analytical which lends itself to unique opportunities within any endeavor.

Alfred Murillo has committed a great deal of himself to Jiu-Jitsu, in the name of pursuing what excites him. He is voraciously integrating technique and is an assistant professor for kids Jiu-Jitsu at Livewire MMA.

We speak with Austin about his approach to Jiu-Jitsu, Learning new technique, competing, strategy, and being effective.

Find Austin Daffron on social media: @duck_jitsu

Find Alfred Bobojinski on social media: @bobobajinski

#58 | Two Missionaries and A True Crime Auctioneer

What makes somebody commit atrocities and how do we handle that as a species? This question, at once, fascinates me and causes me to shutter. My pal Andrew Dodge, interviews criminals of all backgrounds and auctions there artwork/artifacts. Andrew has a genuine curiosity to observe the macabre and is often misunderstood. Looking past any assumptions and you’ll see a curious and thought provoking fella. You can check him out at

During our podcast, we had a knock at the door - missionaries from the Church of Latter Day Saints. I invited them on the podcast. I was curious if they could see beyond their presumptions and maintain an open mind.

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#48 | Proving Grounds pt. 2

I talk to my friends Jack, Alfred, Trevor and Drew about our preparation for a jiu jitsu tournament, proving grounds. Each of us came to the tournament with a unique mindset and level of ability. We talk on learning & focus strategies, common pitfalls while learning jiu jitsu, and the parallels in life. 

Tournaments or competition, allows us to examine our progress with social and talent feedback. Wether it's competing with fellow archers, jiu jitsu players, runners, snowboarders, etc.. we have to confront our abilities and our possibilities inspiring a moment to rise to te occasion. 

#42 | CamE - Running For Combat Veterans

Campbell Tasker is an Army Combat Veteran, Trail Runner and a founder of Running For Combat Veterans - nonprofit helping veterans that have fallen through the system's "cracks", much like herself. 

After countless surgeries, Campbell turned to running in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest for strength and solace. 
For more on Running for Combat Veterans:

Thanks to Pasadena for the song. Check them out here -