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The Bay Area Martial Arts Podcast

Jun 19, 2018

If you do a martial art and you enjoy watching the UFC, you may have pondered what it would be like to be in a professional fight. As Wade says though, if you’re anywhere around 155 lbs and you meet Danny Marks, you might have a second thought on that idea.


Danny is a seven-time professional fighter, six wins, one loss. He’s a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor and even has a small tech project on the side. Danny is incredibly humble with an interesting background and has many interesting stories from his days as a professional fighter.


Tune in this episode to hear all about Danny’s beginning in the martial arts, how he got his start in professional fighting, who he has coached in BJJ, and all about his new tech project, Money$hot.


Key Takeaways:

[:41] About Wade’s guest today, Danny Marks.

[1:30] Welcoming Danny to the podcast.

[3:00] How Danny got started in the martial arts and his early training.

[7:33] Danny’s start in professional fighting.

[9:20] When Danny’s loss occurred in his professional streak.

[11:37] Who Danny has coached and worked within Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

[15:21] About the BJJ Dirty Dozen; the first non-Brazilian black belt.

[17:28] Danny’s tech solution that helps get people back into communicating.

[20:18] What’s next for Danny?

[20:51] How martial arts has impacted Danny’s life.

[23:31] Danny’s ideal UFC matchup.

[24:24] Where to find out more about Danny online.


Danny’s Links:

@DannyDamage on Instagram

El Nino Sports


Mentioned in this Episode:

Rancid (band)

Shawn Fanning

David Meyer (BJJ Dirty Dozen)

BAMA Episode with Arvind Gupta

BAMA Episode with Ben Kovacs

BAMA Episode with Rory Miller (ex-corrections officer)

Kazushi Sakuraba

Genki Sudo