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5/5/13 8:17 PM
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On this weeks episode of Open Mat Radio we have Pete the Greek Letsos on the show! In this interview we talk about his time in Brazil where he spent several years, training with big teams like Gracie Barra, Carlson Gracie and Oswaldo Alves, training with guys like Andre Galvao, Jacare, Fredon Paixaio, BJ Penn and Tony de Souza, returning from a career ending neck injury, running his academy in Chicago and much more!
 
5/5/13 8:44 PM
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Pete is awesome!

I will listen later.

Thanks
5/5/13 10:58 PM
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Awesome Phone Post 3.0
5/5/13 11:17 PM
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Great interview and great stories by Pete.

P.S. Pete, you forgot that Don also represented Carlson Gracie Chicago at the 1999 Pan Ams. How could you forget him. Haha.
5/5/13 11:17 PM
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Pete is an American legend.
5/6/13 12:42 AM
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Just checked out the show. Nice work you guys.

- Goods stuff on the break down on the differences in all the different schools he has trained at all over brazil

- Interesting old school Carlson Gracie Stories

- Cools stories about BJ Penn and Tony Desouza

lots of good stuff.
5/6/13 8:15 AM
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I didnt know much about Pete prior to this.

I'm 35 minutes in- this is one of the best BJJ interviews I have heard.

Great job OpenMatRadio!
5/6/13 5:49 PM
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Pete the greek is a good dude, very passionate about jiu jitsu

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5/6/13 6:04 PM
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Really really good episode Phone Post
5/6/13 7:34 PM
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Thanks for the feedback guys! Had a blast recording this shiw Phone Post 3.0
5/6/13 9:37 PM
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Really cool. Phone Post
5/6/13 9:58 PM
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Good episode Richard. Never heard of him until now, and man the guy has story after story. Cool that he was able to train with so many different people.
5/6/13 10:23 PM
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kying418
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He also has a peculiar cadence to his speech, and his voice itself, which also made me keep listening (in addition to his awesome stories)
5/6/13 11:26 PM
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Here is some cool footage of Pete rolling and teaching.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJDvwMxPeR4&list=UUN7ZMVP5B_v6zSQ280EHv-g&index=10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyXfp9SLpSU&list=UUN7ZMVP5B_v6zSQ280EHv-g
5/6/13 11:35 PM
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Here's another cool clip where Pete shows one of his signature passes. I remember him using this against me back in the early 2000s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=danfbmgQcKA&list=UUN7ZMVP5B_v6zSQ280EHv-g

5/7/13 11:23 AM
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aaronlapoi - Here's another cool clip where Pete shows one of his signature passes. I remember him using this against me back in the early 2000s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=danfbmgQcKA&list=UUN7ZMVP5B_v6zSQ280EHv-g

I'll embed these when I get to my home computer later. Some great vids. Made me late for work watching them. Phone Post 3.0
5/7/13 1:03 PM
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Pete seems like a really cool guy! I had only heard the name before but didn't know anything about him, so this interview was great for me. Thanks a lot!
5/7/13 2:16 PM
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5/7/13 5:33 PM
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one of your best interviews yet! Would really like if you guys did a 12 part series on the BJJ dirty dozen though as there are few interviews w most of them that go into detail about the old days and differences of things they see today.
5/7/13 7:39 PM
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BJJ Hacks, free Arte Suave videos, Direct from Rio
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5/7/13 8:28 PM
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Thanks for adding the vids mike!

5/8/13 1:49 AM
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5/8/13 2:48 AM
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I met him at Netos party. Pete is a nice dude. Phone Post 3.0
5/8/13 6:01 PM
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great interview, Pete had a some great stories to tell, he's been all over the jiu jitsu map training with some high profile guys. hopefully you guys can do another interview with him
5/9/13 8:27 AM
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Thanks for all the feedback! Phone Post 3.0

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