Podcast Episode 19: Professor Rico Bastos

MadSiss Productions presents: Throwin Down with Andy; Episode 19.

Episode 19 brings us both a new name for the show and an incredible interview with 4th Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Rico Bastos.

First, we have a new name for the show: Throwin Down with Andy.  We’re still Madsiss Productions, the podcast is now a product of MSP.

Now, on to the good stuff.  We had the Awesome opportunity to get Professor Rico Bastos, a 4th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Wendell Alexander.  Here is a just a small sample of some of his accomplishments:

  • IBJJF Master and Seniors World Champion (2013)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2012 weight & absolute masters div)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2011 masters div)

Professor Rico Bastos, Professor Ricardo Tubbs and Dan Steere, a Brown Belt under Professor Ricardo Tubbs joined us from Chesapeake, VA.  Thank you so much to Professor Rico Bastos for making the time to join us.


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Andy is a husband, father, and an avid Martial Artist. He has a beautiful wife Connie, and two wonderful children. He competes regularly in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo, and holds Black Belt ranks in Judo and Japanese Jujitsu and a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Andy Barker enlisted in the United States Navy in 1989. He was a Hospital Corpsman serving with Marine Corps Infantry Battalions, aboard two submarines as the sole medical provider for the crew and with the Amphibious Navy. Andy received his Bachelors of Science in Nursing and was Commissioned in the Navy Nurse Corps in 2011. He remains on active duty currently serving in the Hampton Roads area. Andy is an amateur filmmaker and blogger. You can find him on YouTube under MadSiss Productions and on Vimeo under the same name.

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