#125 – Ryan Hall: Martial Arts and the Philosophy of Violence, Power, and Grace

Ryan Hall is a jiu jitsu black belt, UFC fighter, and a philosopher of the martial arts.

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Here’s the outline of the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.

0:00 – Introduction
7:22 – Greatest warrior in history
11:48 – Genghis Khan
17:32 – Nature is metal
21:49 – Cancel culture
36:11 – Sci-fi books and movies
44:50 – Essence of jiu jitsu
51:17 – Jiu jitsu is a language
1:01:12 – How to get started in jiu jitsu
1:14:01 – The value of a good coach
1:25:42 – Lex training with Ryan
1:31:06 – Toxicity on the internet
1:34:41 – Joe Rogan
1:42:25 – Alex Jones
2:07:02 – Donald Trump
2:09:45 – The American ideal
2:17:33 – What does it take to be a jiu jitsu black belt
2:49:06 – Elon Musk
2:57:39 – Fighting BJ Penn
3:04:13 – Conor McGregor
3:12:08 – How to beat Khabib Nurmagomedov
3:16:00 – Top MMA fighters of all time
3:24:41 – Mike Tyson
3:41:13 – Fear of death