Throwin Down With Andy Episode 26

Episode 26.

Ricardo is back. We talk about that last UFC on Fox Sports 1 specifically BJ Penn’s return to the Octagon. We discuss the possibility of the Mayweather/McGregor fight and we of course discuss Jiu Jitsu.

Ricardo will be embarking on a Jiu Jitsu endeavor to Brazil in the next couple of months in support of a children’s charity.

We’re looking to up the production of the podcast to weekly. If you’re interested or know of someone interested in sponsoring the show, contact Andy or Ricardo via email. or

Be sure to check out Da Firma Kimono Company for all of your jiu jitsu gear.

If you’re in the Hampton Roads area, swing by and say hello to Ricardo and the crew at Da Firma Training Center.


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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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