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I have spent the past two years -- off and on -- teaching Shakespeare to adjudicated youth here in the city of Detroit. I don't talk much about it, so I thought I would share a little bit about what has been an incredible experience.
My students are amazing! We just finished our latest semester last weekend. This semester was different than previous semesters as my life has become more intentional in the past 18 months. I know my purpose. I always knew I wanted to share my art, but I didn't know exactly what that art looked like. I have been a writer. I have been an actor. I have been a comedian. Finding Shakespeare in Detroit has changed every aspect of my life. And, so, this semester it was very important for me to know and feel that I was making a real impact as a teacher. Sometimes, evidence of your success doesn't come in the form of some loud, elaborate declaration. There are times, when figuring out if you are doing the right thing or not can be as quiet and subtle as a fist bump.
I hope you'll check out the latest episode of Detroit Meets the Bard!
Lady Poetry will be sharing the observations which inspire her to write heartfelt poetry. She was born and raised in Newark, NJ. She realized when she started taking pens, that she was destined to write. As she has completed her first anthology, she is looking to receive as well as give inspiration. List is ten to her signature piece, "Fist Pump" this week. Call in and share your feedback, ask her questions and tell our audience what makes you pump your fist in the air!
Ricardo Liborio was named the 13th most powerful player in MMA in the Fight! Power rankings which means this is a perfect guest to talk to about the current state of MMA. We will talk to Ricardo about the history of ATT, his time learning martial arts from a young age (He got his start in combat sports at 4 years old), and the program he has at ATT to teach judo to visually impaired students.
The second guest on BJPenn.com's FIST-ta-CUFF Radio Show 179 is Ray Sefo and we have so much World Series of Fighting to talk. Ray is the president of the WSOF and is plenty busy as their second event is set to take place at the Revel Ovation Hall, in Revel Beach, NJ on Saturday, Mar 23. Andrei Arlovski is set to take on Anthony "Rumble" Johnson in a heavyweight main event, with Marlon Moraes taking on Tyson Nam as the Co-Main event.
Kicking off the second hour of BJPenn.com's FIST-ta-CUFF Radio is a man looking to put an end to an upcoming phenoms undefeated streak at RFA 7. Matt Manzanares joins us and we have plenty to talk about with the Cheyenne, Wyoming native. Manzanares is no stranger to stepping in to do battle, with a 9 year boxing career under his belt and a 17-fight amateur MMA career before turning pro, Manzaneres is looking to pick up his next win at RFA 7 against Sergio Pettis.
Our last guest on BJPenn.com's FIST-ta-CUFF Radio is not the type of man you don't want to make mad, cause you won't like him when he becomes the HULK! Mike Easton is set to take on Brad Pickett at UFC on FUEL TV 9, in Stockholm, Sweden on April 06. We will talk with Mike about his recent time in San Diego, CA training for his upcoming fight at Alliance MMA. Mike is looking to get back on a win streak after his first loss in 9 fights.
Follow us on twitter @FISTtaCUFFRadio (Anton) @FISTtaCUFF (Drew) and @ProMMANowDenny (Denny) and follow the site @BJPennDotCom.
Our first guest this week is a man who has frequented the show during this season of the Ultimate Fighter. Clint Hester was the first pick of the season and a member of Team Jones. We have been without Clint for a few weeks which only means that we have tons to talk about. We will talk with Clint about his fight during round one, the wild card pick by Team Jones, and of course his thoughts on the rest of the season.
Danny Acosta is back in the shop and ready to talk about the sport of MMA. This episode we will talk to Danny about all the news in the sport of Women’s Mixed Martial Arts from Cyborg, the current issue with Fallon Fox, and everything that is women’s MMA.
We kick off the second hour of BJPenn.com’s FIST-ta-CUFF Radio with a guest that’s last name almost packs as much punch as she does in the cage. Amanda “Powerhouse” Lucas is on the show and ready to talk MMA, Robot Combat League, and so much more.
Our last guest is closing out the show and next week is hoping to close out the Bellator Tournament with a win and nice big check in
Our first guest this week is a Phenom. Sergio Pettis is stopping back in the shop and the last time we talked to him he was stepping into the cage with Jimmy Jones for RFA. Sergio was set to step back in the cage for RFA but injury has forced his fight to be taken off the card. The good news is the phenom is still stepping in the cage and now he’s doing it for North American Fighting Championship in Milwaukee, WI
Our second guest this week was destined for greatness when it comes to fighting, he is son of Vale Tudo legend Francisco “Master Indio” Silva and the Godson of Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira. Danillo Villefort is stopping by the show to talk his debut fight for World Series of Fighting as he takes on Kris McCray.
Our third guest this week for FIST-ta-CUFF Radio on BJPenn.com is a bad man, don’t believe me watch his last fight for RFA! Chidi Njokuani is back on the show and ready to talk his upcoming fight for RFA 8. Chidi is riding a 4 fight win streak coming into this fight, with 3 of those wins coming by stoppage. Chidi is set to take on Jeremy Kimball in the Co-Main Event.
You don't get the nickname "The Highlight Kid" without deserving it, the same could be said when it comes to being a coach on Jon Jones team on this season of The Ultimate Fighter. Well Bubba Jenkins is that man and he is joining us for BJPenn.com's FIST-ta-CUFF Radio show 177. We will talk how Bubba got the call to join Jon Jones on this season of The Ultimate Fighter and handle the wrestling coaching for Team Jones.
March 02,2013 Mixed Martial Arts hits Miami, Florida in a hard way. The Championship Fighting Alliance is taking place at the Bank United Center with some fights you don't want to miss. Jorge De La Noval is the man behind the promotion and these huge fights. James Mcsweeney vs. Dion Staring, plus a women's tournament that will see four very tough ladies laying it all on the line for the CFA belt.
obby Green is on the show and the man is coming off a great win in his UFC debut against Jacob Volkmann. Bobby "King" Green is on the show and the man is also on a roll, a five fight win streak to be exact. Bobby started his career with an 8-1 record and has fought for Affliction, King Of The Cage, and pciked up four wins in a row inside of Strikeforce before beating Volkmann in his UFC debut.
One of the biggest characters in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts is making his official BJPenn.com's FIST-ta-CUFF Radio debut and we have tons to talk about. Eddie Bravo is a man known for a few things, his rubber guard, his work at Abu Dhabi, and the 10th Planet gym. Eddie is about to be known for something else as well and that thing is the Subs Only Worlds that will be taking place March 30th, at the TapOut L.A. Training Center.
Follow us on twitter @FISTtaCUFFRadio (Anton) @FISTtaCUFF (Drew) and @ProMMANowDenny (Denny) and follow the site @BJPennDotCom. You can also follow us on Instagram @FISTtaCUFF (Anton) @FISTtaCUFFRadio (Drew) and @ProMMANowDenny.
BJPenn.com's FIST-ta-CUFF Radio is back this week with a man who knows a thing or two about MMA and from then we head up North for a FIST full of MFC!
Our first guest Danny Acosta has been in the MMA game for some time and we are looking forward to discussing some of the hottest topics with him. We will talk some UFC and the recent signings and releases, TRT and it's place in the sport, Rousey vs. Carmouche, the current state of the 145 lb. division and teammate vs teammate.Follow Danny on Twitter @AcostaIsLegend
Our next guest is a man who is all smiles in and out of the cage and I'm sure he has a grin as he makes his MFC debut as the Co-Main Event. Sam Alvey is riding a 2 fight win streak as he gets ready to take on Elvis Mutapcic for the MFC 185 lb. strap. We will talk the fight, TUF, and much more. Sam is a man that I can assure you is ready for his chance at the belt. Follow him on Twitter @SmilenSam
We kick off the second hour Jay Silva. Jay is set to take on Jacen Flynn in his MFC debut. Jay got interested in the sport after seeing the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. Jay trained under Renzo Gracie earning the level of Purple belt and has trained with some of the sports best. We will talk his journey in the sport, his upcoming fight, his goals for 2013, and of course what to expect from him inside the MFC. Follow Jay on twitter @JaySilvaMMA
You know with any MFC show the last man to close this show is the man who runs the MFC. President Mark Pavelich is back in the shop and we have plenty to talk from this card, the two belts on the the line, his current stable of fighters, to his plans for 2013. Mark Pavelich didn't get where he is by holding anything back, and he never pulls punches when he's on the show. Mark is ready are you? Follow Mark and the MFC on twitter @MarkPavelich & @MaximumFighting
BJPenn.com's FIST-ta-CUFF Radio is back this week with a cast member from this season of TUF, A Ghost, A man making his UFC Debut, and Uncle Creepy.
Our first guest was also Jon Jones 1st pick in this season of the Ultimate Fighter. Clint Hester is opening up the show and after watching his first fight it looks like some people standing across from him in the cage could get opened up. We will talk his career before the show, and the lead up to the last two episodes. Follow Clint on Twitter @ClintHester
We have the Ghost, Nick Gonzales is back on the show and it's been far to long. Nick is preparing to get into the cage for Legacy fighting on Axs TV and we will talk to him about the upcoming fight, his career as a professional boxer and MMA fighter, what 2013 has in store for him and much more. Get ready cause the ghotst is a scary man inside the cage.You can follow Nick on Twitter @NickTheGhost
Kicking off the second hour is a man looking to kick off his UFC career with a nice win. Bobby "King" Green is on the show and scheduled to take on Jacob Volkman at UFC 156. Bobby started his career with an 8-1 record and has fought for Affliction, King Of The Cage, and is riding a 4 fight win streak in Strikeforce. His last win coming over former guest Matt Ricehouse. We have plenty to talk to Bobby about and this is a man you need to keep an eye on. Follow Bobby on twitter @BobbyKGreen
Everyone has that relative that is well, just plain Creepy. This show is no exception and Uncle Creepy is stopping by the shop. Ian McCall is back and set to take on Joseph Benavidez at UFC 156. Ian is looking to get one step closer to his dream of becoming the #1 125 Lb. fighter in the world and I would have to think with a win over Benavidez he will be the #1 contender.tune in and follow Ian on Twitter @UncleCreepyMMA
We open the show with a man who is the main event and looking to get back into the win column against Terrion ‘Flash’ Ware. Jared ‘The Jackhammer’ Papazian is back on the show and ready to talk his upcoming fight at Bad Beat 8. Jared is no stranger to the show and it’s been far to long since we have spoke to the “Jackhammer.” Our second guest is back in the cage after a battle with Current MFC Champ Elvis Mutapcic, Joseph “Leonidas” Henle is back on the show and ready to discuss his upcoming fight and getting back in the cage after his layoff due to injury. Leonidas is coming off the first loss of his career and I can only imagine the motivation he has stepping into the BAMMA USA cage. The only way to end the show the right way would be to talk to the man who is behind BAMMA USA. Brett Roberts is joining us to talk the fight game, his upcoming card for Bad Beat 8, what brought him into the promotion game, working with both sides of a card from the up and comer pros and the decorated veteran. Follow us on twitter @FISTtaCUFFRadio (Anton) @FISTtaCUFF (Drew) and @ProMMANowDenny (Denny) and follow the site @BJPennDotCom.
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Join TRIBE radio as we continue our 7-part series, Neighborhood Heroes - Tips, Training and Tales.
Featuring some of your favorite friendly neighborhood crime fighters aka Real Life Superheroes ("RLSH"): Crimson Fist, the Xtreme Justice League, The Washington Inititative, Super Hero, Dark Guardian of the New York Initiative, Thanatos Necrium and others!
Listen in as they share valuable information about patrolling and what they've learned out on the streets.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5th at 6PM PDT: CRIMSON FIST
Crimson Fist patrols the streets of Atlanta, GA and has been doing so since 2006. He was voted "Atlanta's Favorite Superhero," but says, "I'm just a guy looking out for his people."
BJPenn.com's FIST-ta-CUFF Radio is back this week with two men who could be fighting for their shot at Jose Aldo, a man looking to win the Bellator tournament, and a champion kickboxer ready to blow up.Our first guest is one half of a match that could have #1 contender implications all over it.
Ricardo Lamas is set to take on Eric Koch in a fight not to miss. We will talk with Ricardo about getting the call to face Koch, if the winner should get a title fight, training for the fight, and of course his past. You don't want to miss the start of the show. Follow Ricardo on twitter at @ricardolamasmma
Douglas Lima is back on the show and back in the Bellator cage and looking to win this seasons Bellator welterweight tourney. Douglas is already familiar with what it takes to win the tourney and we will talk with him about the mentality it takes and the sacrifices one has to make. Follow Douglas on twitter @PhenomLima
Tick tick BOOM!! You know what that means Tiff "Time Bomb" Van Soest is back to blow up the shop before she explodes in the Lion Fight ring. We will talk to the champ about her upcoming match, how things have changed since winning the belt, and what 2013 holds for. Tiff signed with Lion Fights and we will get the details of the contract and if there is anyone she would like too get in the ring. Follow Tiff on twitter @TiffTimeBomb
New Breed is back in the shop and we got plenty to talk about, from his match up with Ricardo Lamas, how things are at Rofusports, if this match up is for a title shot, and how the weight cut is going. Erik lost his title shot to Jose Aldo due to injury and we will get his thoughts on the Aldo/Edgar match up. Follow Erik on twitter @NewBreed04
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