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#073: Helping People With a Fighting Passion – 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

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Andy Murad – 10th Planet Spring Valley – @10planetfreaks – Spring Valley, CA

Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California.

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  • Andy “The Tooth Fairy” Murad is a mixed martial artist, Muay Thai kick boxer and owner of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu in Spring Valley California.
  • Born in Detroit, Michigan, Andy moved to San Diego at a young age and started wrestling in high school. Later he transition to Brazilian jiu-jitsu under the tutelage of Dean Lister.
  • Andy knew that owning a gym would be his lifelong passion after his first day at Dean Lister’s gym.
  • As an overweight child Andy’s training philosophy encourages his students to find happiness in their own self care and personal growth.
  • Motivated by his passion, Andy shares how he fought three major fights in three months just to keep his gym open.

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Shareable Quotes:

  • “I can’t tell you how much I love doing what I do. If I hit the lottery I wouldn’t retire, I would just keep doing what I am doing for free because I really enjoy helping people.” {8:55} – Andy Murad
  • “The difference between me and you? There is none. I struggle just like you struggle the cool part is when you come in the gym we struggle together.” {26:09} – Andy Murad
  • “I wasted a day if I can’t wring my shirt out full of sweat.” {29:03} – Derek Marso
  • “My goal is to be able to give out the best product I know how to, at the cheapest price, where I can still make a living. I don’t need to take advantage of people.” {37:18} – Derek Marso
  • “Because I was so in love with what I was doing I was eager to find a way to make it work.” {40:00} – Andy Murad

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