#150 Russell Redenbaugh, Danny Ives

by Caleb on January 25, 2009

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Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Danny Ives.

Have you ever felt like there was something you could not do? Something that you could not achieve? If so you should listen to our feature interview on this week’s episode of our Brazilian jiu-jitsu internet radio show, when we sit down with Russell Redenbaugh. Redenbaugh began training jiu-jitsu when he was fifty. Now, thirteen years later, he is a BJJ brown belt! Did I mention that Redenbaugh is completely blind? Or that he only has five fingers total?

Redenbaugh has trained with Brazilian jiu-jitsu icons like Saulo Ribeiro, Jean Jacques Machado, and others. He has even won medals at the 2004 and 2005 International Masters BJJ World Championships! If you have ever wanted a story to inspire you to overcome, whether on or off the mats, this episode is for you.

FightWorks Podcast contributor Dan “Micro” Faggella will also sit down with Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Danny Ives, an established competitor on the east coast Brazilian jiu-jitsu scene. Ives has been training BJJ for over a decade and has a long streak of victories in NAGA and other grappling competitions, and will give his opinions on the differences in the level of BJJ in the different regions of the United States.

Don’t forget our FightWorks Podcast gi patch photo contest! You could win a copy of the new movie Renzo Gracie: Legacy!

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Trey January 25, 2009 at 9:23 am

Here’s another news story of a gentleman with cerebral palsy that competed in the Pan Am’s.

http://www.wjbf.com/jbf/news/state_regional/south_carolina/article/north_augusta_man_doesnt_let_cerebral_palsy_keep_on_him_the_mat/10097/

Natan February 2, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Felipe Costa runs a program for blind kids in Brazil

http://www.nhbgear.com/forum/index.php/topic,86824.0.html

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