There’s always been a crossover with our audience and fans of mixed martial arts, and we see that any time we have on guys like Tim Kennedy.  For you listeners in that demographic, you’re in luck, because joining Jack Murphy and me are two martial arts experts and pioneers; SOFREP Radio regular Jim West, and for the first time on the show, Army Ranger, Marine, and Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame combatives instructor Matt Larsen.  These guys drop some serious history and knowledge!

We talk the history of implementation of martial arts and Jiu-Jitsu in particular into Army special operations.  Jim is also currently training a young up and coming female fighter that he’s determined to see fight in the UFC which he gets into.  He’s also putting the finishing touches on his defense tool The Badger, and gives us an idea of when that will be out.  You can check out Jim West’s website at American Extension Fighting, and you can also see Matt’s Virginia based Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school at Combat Fit.

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