April 12


Breaking the Norm #12 – Eric Uresk

Eric Uresk is a former professional mixed martial artist and is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in the game. He was a national level wrestler in the USA and holds black belts in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo. Eric was head coach of Phuket Top Team for many years, and now resides in California working with some of the best athletes in the world.

As well as his focus on martial arts, Eric focusses a lot on self development off the mats. He has a crazy background and a very rough youth including many near death experiences.

In this podcast we go over Eric’s background and how he has got to where he is now. We focus a lot on mental attitude and, despite much of our conversation being about our mutual interest of combat sports, the lessons Eric talks about can be applied to all areas of life. During the podcast, I ask Eric for his favourite quote, and it comes from the training room:

“You can either pay now, or pay later, but it is always cheaper to pay now”

Neil Melanson (possibly)

In the podcast Eric recommends his favourite book, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. The book focusses on some of the things we discuss, such as trying to be present.

Thank you to Eric for coming on. If you want to hear more from Eric, check out his Youtube channel here, or his instagram here.

I hope you enjoy listening to the podcast. If you haven’t already please ensure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or any android podcasting apps. All of our episodes should also be live on Spotify within the next few days.

Listen in the browser below or use this link to take you to your usual podcast app. Thanks, Jack.


bjj, business, grappling, mindset, mma, Self development

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