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The Bay Area Martial Arts Podcast

Dec 4, 2018

Today’s guest may very well be the most “connected” guest Wade has had on the podcast yet. He’s with Guardian Gym (of which the first guest of the podcast was a part); his LinkedIn has connections with about six other guests Wade has already featured; and on top of all that, he’s even had a professional bout against one of the people that have been featured on the podcast!


So who is he? Sacha Feinman is the Managing Director of Guardian Gym. Sacha has an interesting start in martial arts where he very quickly got drawn into the world of Jiu-Jitsu and soon came up with the idea of opening up a non-profit academy. That idea led to him connecting with Ben Kovacs after being inspired by his like-minded vision —  so they teamed up, and brought Guardian Gym to fruition.


In this episode, Sacha talks all about his martial arts journey, how he originally came to meet up with Ben and help him start up Guardian Gym, some of the progress they’re working toward with the gym right now, where he sees the gym (and martial arts in general) progressing in the future, and more.


Key Takeaways:

[:44] About today’s episode with Sacha Feinman.

[1:38] Wade welcomes Sacha to the podcast.

[2:01] How Sacha got involved with the Guardian.

[5:37] Sacha describes Guardian Gym and all the great things they offer.

[9:10] Sacha’s start in Jiu-Jitsu, and breaking stereotypes about martial artists.

[11:42] How training in martial arts has impacted Sacha’s life.

[15:58] Sacha talks about Fight 2 Win and his fight with Arvind Gupta.

[19:33] Sacha’s predictions for the future of Jiu-Jitsu.

[22:09] About the Guardian Gym’s second location they’re opening and how to participate in the campaign they’re running to raise funds.

[27:49] What Sacha sees as the future of Guardian Gym.

[30:19] Sacha’s parting words for listeners this podcast.

[32:34] How to find out more about Guardian Gym.


Mentioned in this Episode:

Guardian Gym | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Guardian Gym’s Youtube Channel

Sacha Feinman’s LinkedIn

The first episode of the Bay Area Martial Arts Podcast with Ben Kovacs

Jocko Podcast

Fight 2 Win

Bay Area Martial Arts Podcast episode with Arvind Gupta