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Jiu-Jiteiros C2C

Episode · 4 months ago

Lakas brand interview & W.NO talk

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

In this episode the jiu-jiteiros talk to the Lakas brand crew and talk shop. From start up in the garage to where they are now. They got big plans and we are all IN now listen why you shuld be too!

This is the motivation. Everybody's welcome to another episode. Did you just deal's coast to coast the podcast. It talks about what's important on and off the mats, and it is my pleasure to introduce the creative minds behind lock US brand, Chris d welcome to the Jiujit that neighborhood. Brothers, how you guys doing this fine morning? School your brother having US honor to be on your podcast. Bro, you're really doing it well out there. Bro, you guys say say that, but really, I just got my laptop and I'm sitting in the back of a liquor store on a milk rate right now drinking a tall boy papped blue ribbons. How I start my mornings. So it's nothing to class. I appreciate the love. Thank you. I thought it was a a. You drinking some King Cobra there oe forty. Yeah, King Cobra with orange juice. That isn't that how you start a Sunday morning? To eleven or two eleven all day. It's that's the Fresno East side. Mimosa only did Zema stuff. Who now you're getting classy, Bro again. Waves to black. You're real Canadian in Canada. They never went out of style. They never caught up. That's the problem. Yeah, you guys always yeah, it's like it's good they don't live there anymore. Is that still the meth capital of the United States? Or is that Fresno? Now that's pres though. Whats no, all right, remember one in something? Yeah, for sure, God re number one, and that Fenton. All Math, you know, other how the bad shit, the important stuff, just kitting. We don't condone drug use or any of that nonsense. Stay away from drugs and just do to Jiu Jitsu kids. That's right, drugs are bad. Kill Yeah, drugs are bad. All right, gentleman, you guys ready to cannon ball onto these questions? It sounds like Chris is freezing his booty off out there walking the dog. So maybe we can change his mind up a little bit and get into think he's in a different place by jumping into these questions. What do you guys think it? Let's go, let's do it. Let's do it. All right, you guys know the routine here. We always start our interviews with our staple question. Gentlemen, what are your all time favorite martial arts movies and why? We got some blood spoor. We got blood and blood it out. Don't know, what do you guys do? That passive movie right there byeady. I like you answer. All Right, oh, all time favorite. That's got any blood sport? You can't go, can you run? I know the whole always a classic shoot. So yeah, it's always been, it's always going to be a blood sport for me. Is My number one martial arts move. That's what's up. That's a classic, man. You cannot go wrong with that movie. A lot of people started their their introduction to martial arts because of that. You know what I mean. I remember when I was in elementary school, kids would be talking about bloods when I was like what the Hell is blood sport? Up to that point I just barely knew, like karate kid, but blood sport is like just open my mind to a whole other world, man, and whole other world. That's when I started noticing those Asian laundromat vhs rental places, and then I started writing Muti tapes and Shit like that. Yeah, yeah's actually no retreating, no surrender. Back in the day for me, Oh that's a that's what kicked off. Now you're opening it up, BRO now you're opening up. It's like you're just think, like you're this is therapy and you're laying on my couch now and I just I'm just writing notes over here. So d likes lots of John Claude van Damn movies for some reason. IDEA. Please see the yeah, what about you, Chris? You know the oldest martial art that's out there and the movie that watched as a kid and then continue watching. It's always a favorite to me. Is a vision quest Oh Rollo. Yeah, damn for sure, Bro that that movie is like an instant hype, like you're going to watch that movie and you're going to be so pumped up you're going to do like three hours of drills in the garage by yourself.

That's right. That's right. We Swain. Not For any tag that o out there that has not watched that movie. Go, go look it up. It's definitely worth your time. Yeah, you're going to grappling in the wrestling I mean, first and foremost, you gotta Watch the Classic Vision for wrestling movies. A lot of people into killers, for sure. I thought Chris was going to say the last dragon or something. Damn, Bruce Lee, Boy Soho show the like? Does that'd be like? You know what, that's an answer. I don't think anybody's mentioned that movie yet. So why I'll hold my breath for that one. It's coming up. Someone eventually is going to mention that movie. That's it's the classic for any rays junior man. She do. He never went a way. That's all he's known for now. Sorry, chance. All right, yeah, all right, all right. Let's get into these questions about lock us. That's what I want to talk about. How did you guys come up with the idea? And first of all, tell us about locus. What do you guys? What do you guys do? What do you guys make? Would you guys represents? All right, cool, lock us, lack US brand. What we what we represent is we're just trying to build a brand that focuses on strength from the family aspect, nature aspect and also the combat sport aspect. We want to build or create a pail that you know, you can wear out there and feel comfortable in, as well as represent the strength that you you possess. And that's that's really the gist of lock US brand. Lock us in Tagalog, and it's a Philippine dialect means strength and we still want to continue with those three aspects of that mean nature and combat, and that's our main focus for for lock us. That's what's up and that's what I was going to ask. I was wondering. That's one of my upcoming questions, is what does lack is represent and what does it mean? And you there it is. So thank you, man. So it means strength. Correct, that's that's exactly what it is. And when we when we were developing this, you know, it took us. It took us a while to get the name and we wanted something that represented both our culture. We're both Filipinos, and it's something that really resonated with both of us. Yeah, these a little bit more fabulous and I am. Oh Man, he's more of a FOB than I am. You guys know what a pop just fresh off the boat. So explain, explain to the people out that I may not know what that is, fresh out the boat. You know, you're a straight from Pi Stur, from the Philippines, right over here, hop on that boat and then came to America. But for D I hop on that boat, went to Canada, like are you going to Miss America, like why did you go there? You know, yeah, yeah, yeah, the fucked up and then you had to hop from America, as I yea kind of backwards sir, good you're here. That's he that's hilarious. But now it was lockers. You know, the man of port is not to shut out any of the culture. It's really you know, you see it very active nowadays with other brands where they start highlighting their culture because, you know, we're here in America where, you know, we're a melting pot of so many different cultures and we definitely, you know, we get the blessings of being able to, you know, be around those different cultures. We step into these little cities and you have you're almost like a little Mexico and some, some, some situations. Like I grew up in national city in San Diego and you know, one half of the town is like all, all more Mexican, dominant, when predominantly Mexican? Bro, you are you talking about Northern Tijuana? Bro, come on. And then we got, you know, you got the other half is all a little tea game. The east side of natural city. You Got Little Filipino towns everywhere. But being able to be around those different cultures and eat the different food, listening to different music, and we just wanted a way to, I guess, show here the way that we see that in bed, you know, our designs with a little bit of our culture, but still stay true to the American roots. You know that we are, you know, because Filipino Americans. You know these Filipino, Canadian American but you know the works. Yeah, that's yeah, that's that's exactly it. It is...

...being able to represent our culture in a very minimalistic way. Not a lot of people know M special field busier. No, it LACA's means, I mean and and growing up in the Philippines and making our way through Canada and here. You know, it's just the way they give homage to a country that I haven't been in and back in a while. So it's it's amazing what we we've developed and what we're going to be creating coming up this year and, you know, moving forward. So just be ready. That's bad ass and I really I'm really into companies that that interject culture. I mean, regardless if it's my culture or other cultures. I mean I'm just really interested in how and how other people I honestly, I feel like the more I learned about other cultures, you know, the more I feel like we're actually we're like the same. You know. Maybe we grew up on different continents, but a lot of the a lot of the things that we follow and believe in, you know, working hard, staying true to your family, staying true to yourself, you know, those things applying in cultures all over the world, you know what I mean. And then you guys are just bringing that to the forefront, just mix it in with your own design into designs, and then showcasing your culture that way. You know what I mean. So let in the cultures kind of speak for itself. So I love that, man, all that's awesome. Thank you. Thank you, Frank. You. Thank yeah, yeah, because you want to jump in and ask the next question here. Yeah, yeah, Hey, sorry, guys, I had a little typical difficulty there this morning. But so, yeah, I was listening in on on what frank was talking about. What you have going on? How did you just come up with the idea for your guys brand? That's a good one. So give you a backstory. Chris and I used to have our own clothing brand before we decided to just, you know, team up and build. Luck us, he was working throughout break grip. I was working through my Christian based pulled in like called Cross and hmm, to me it didn't go as far as I wanted to with my brand. And I remember one day, Chris, and I think about that, I think I was after training session. You know, we started talking or like, dude, why don't we just come together and build our own brand, you know, let's let's start thinking of ideas, start meshing together, because we did up pretty well, and then from there it was just, you know, bouncing ideas off of each other. What resonates well, what didn't? You know, it was a lot of back and forth and it took a while for us to build the name lock us and the mission and what it represented. Chris, if you want to add on some more to that, man, but it's really just it was is. It was a good back and forth, to be honest, and and building lack us from the ground has been a lot of learning and and moving forward. So yeah, Chris, you want to add on some more to that, I'd be awesome. So I was just asking like what, like how did you guys come up I don't know everything I d said, you know, is right. You know is we know, we both had those brands, you know, and then I had work different angles with it. I have a different way of thinking as a quote on quote designer, you know, because that's what we are, you know, we're we're designers in different spaces. You know, D is director for what? Your software designer, R D. Yeah, I'm a PROJECTOR party design for a company locally here's a software tech company. Yeah, and I'm self taught, you know what I mean, and so I learned from professionals, ID and by self taught I mean I want to you know, early on in my business ventures as an entrepreneur, you know, I always wanted something to done but didn't have enough money to pay that professional to get it done for me. And so the best way to do is just to be crafty into, you know, to learn those practices ourselves, and by started diving into youtube videos and diving into a dobe and then learning how to, you know, use those platforms to create logos or to figure out how to, you know, work in layers and things like that. And then, you know, same thing with Braake grip. You know, I would actually go to d and he would help. He actually helped me design a lot of, you know, my custom fonts and logos that we did together, and then we we learn how...

...to work together all right through that and then from me knowing him, we worked at the same place when I first met him. It just kind of just came together and then he would even come to me with his ideas with cross and then I guess it would be like I'm like the you know, the sometimes the bad guy in it. You know where we need that? That tip for Tap Yep, where is? We may not like the answers that we each give all the time, but we need that in a business and we need that as designers and creators and creatives just so that we know that we're not putting out crap, you know, because anybody can use anything on a website and then, you know, vectorize it and they just put it on a t shirt, but if it's really not, you know, clicking, whether with the current kind of genre or the seasons and color ways, and it really doesn't make sense for the brand. So, you know, that was it with with dropping our two brands and then creating locus together. Yeah, something whol go for do what you can say. Take the full broch takes piggybacking on on what Chris is saying. I mean that's the reason why, you know, it took us a while to develop lock, US going out those ideas and being able to come to a road where, okay, dude, this is the word, this is the brand that we're going to be developing. It took a while because we had a lot of that back and forth, a lot of that friction, like not, you don't do that. The reason why we're building this is we want quality. You know what we're looking for? Quality. You know, a lot of our designs aren't just yeah, just do that and design anything and push it off. It's there's a lot of back and forth with every design. You know, will come up with an idea. You know, if it's either Chris or or me, we're like no, it's not, it's not resonating, it's not residing our brand, it's not. You know, there's no focus to it, there's no why, and then we'll just go back to drawing board or we'll keep tweaking it. But lack us, aside from being strength, is is we're going to develop quality for for our customers that are buying our stuff. That's what's said. That's awesome. So it's it's like a like a growing in like your you're as you're learning, you're growing your company at the same time evolving more or less, but you're definitely not just putting stuff out just to put stuff out, as what you're saying exactly exactly. It has to be top quality. From listening, go for it. Go for it. Yeah, from the concept to to the final product. I mean everything, every step has to be quality. You know, we're not, again, Chris knows it, I know it, that we're throwing out just whatever's out there. It's going to be there's going to be reasoning behind everything, and that's that's that's the success for every product out there. You know they have to have the wise in the quality of it. If they're just throwing stuff out there, they know. It's like it's like when you're when you're training Jiujitsu right, you can't fake being on the mass. You can't watch that work or movies and and be on the man. You know, you know. So it's people know. People know if it's talk quality or not. Definitely, definitely with that. Yeah, listening to both of you guys talk, I was reminded a lot of the work we put in at the beginning of this show. You know, we all got together and we all had these different ideas, but we all had one common goal, that we wanted to create something where we could all come together and it could be a part of each of us. and and sometimes our ideas kind of clashed, but because our friendship was so strong and our ideas, we believed in our ideas so much, we continue to work on them and iron them out and, like you guys say, you know, sometimes we would a week would come up we're like, you know what, we don't have anything for this week, but we didn't want to just put out a crappy episode because we had to put up an episode. You know what I mean? Sometimes it's better to just wait and cook something up good that you feel proud of, that you are actually happy to put together, versus just putting something on a play and putting it out there for people to to maybe even end up losing losing listeners, are losing customers that way. Right, exactly exactly I mean. And even putting your name on it at the same time makes it up a level. Yeah, exactly, man. I mean, Chris, we both have a reputation to uphold and you know, if we throw something out there that's, you know, halfassed, people are going to know it and it's gonna be like Hey, well, what's up with this design or what's up with this? What's going on? I can tell when Chriss lies is I bought? Hey, he bet that's his eyelashes a lot. I'm not. I can see it right here. Even need the video...

...chat. You mean he doesn't even have his cameraon? I can see. Yeah, I got a question I didn't put down earlier, but this is for all the people that are out there listening right now, that are thinking love. You know, I got an idea, but I don't shit, I don't know how long it's going to take me to go through. You know, so from start to finish, when you guys first started creating this idea for Locke is brand, how long did it take you guys to go from idea on paper to you you're putting your stuff up on social media and you're taking orders? Was that a few months? Was that a year? Was that a few weeks? Oh, man, we gave ourselves. We gave ourselves a launch date. So we knew that in the very beginning. For any business there's this there's things that have to do to legitimize your business, first and foremost, you know, by getting your fictitious business name, by getting all your your business permits with the counties, even with our resub permits with California. That took some time. So we I knew, you know, right then and there from opening up businesses in the past, that we need to get those things done first before we even started looking at a launch date for our website. So I say from that point to the moment we decided on a launch date, I say the workup was what he like six months? Yeah, about Sun about six months, and that's pretty fast when you're when you're developing a new business and you want to launch it within that time frame. Normally. You know, I remember when I first started, you know, when I first opened up a gym back in the day, like it took me a lot longer, I would say one one and a half years until like okay, we're ready to open up our doors. We had keys are Britain mortar and then went from there. But knowing those processes, already. It really sped up that time frame for us to be able to launch and give a hard date. But once we had those that paperwork in order and that only took maybe a month, you know, maybe two months. The rest of that time was got to work on designs, they got to work on illustrations. So we would we sat down and we basically put everything out, really draw it out on paper and really figure out what are we releasing, what is the why behind the products and why we're releasing those? WHO's it going to resonate with? You know, who's our demographic and our target market, and really like starting off on a lot of brands, and may they started off this way. We're big brands that are huge right now, especially in Jiu jitsu culture and this arena space. They start off with just stickers or some of them start off with just tshirts, and the reason being is a doing that is like sure, everybody wants to say, well, why don't you park selling jackets? Why don't you start selling hat? So, why don't you start? So? You know, really, because you had to put feelers out there first. You have to see if people are going to resignate with your brands. If you're going to resignate, with your logos, with the name, with the culture that you stand behind, they want to see what you do outside of locus as well. That's what's most important and, just like the said, you can't fake it on the Mat right. Well, they want to see, like are you really living that lifestyle, that strength lifestyle, you know. So we had to embody all of that and make sure all our ducks were in row from creating a website, making sure that was all good to go, making sure it was it was stream you know, very streamlined from social media to our website. And it's constantly upgrading because Meta wanted to change your name from facebook or whatever, you know, and it so there. Their process, algorithms change, you know, they're algorithms change. So we have to stay up to date on that, along with all this other workup that we have to do. Yep, yeah, and then Chris put a good point. You know, we come from different backgrounds. I've been a I've been a graphic designer since sold five, so I have a lot of history behind what I do. I've learned a lot. You know, I used to work at a Miket Agency company as a gravy designer, web designer, shoot now I'm software tech designer and Chris has that business. He's very business savvy and, as well as being a creative, and you know, that's what you kind of need when you want to start off. You know you want you want to be able to bring in different experiences and professionals into your brand. You can't just be a creative and think that your your designs is going to be the shit off that. You know, you need that that Yin and Yang and that that's that's that's that's a beauty about lock us, between me and Chris, is that we both have that Yuniang. We also have that friction and it's IT'S A it's beautiful, man. I mean it's like every time we come up with a with a process, is like rolling, you know, you know, you give and go, give and go, and I'm always going to bring it back to Jiujitsu because you know, that's that's where we started off as digit practitioners. But building this brand is like I kind of relate that to what we roll on the mass like we're always going back and forth matter. But even though he's he's a really good at what he does. It's like I can, I can balance off of what he's doing, so and then also shoot us. That's my train. I thought here, that's pretty good, man, give me a hard to keep going. No, stop alouded me. Man, it's the hot yeah, going...

...back to my roots. Keep talking there. That's reminds me. We heard on the show once you thought you couldn't be sexually harassed through the air. So, but I just felt to reach around that. Now me release that glove yet. It's just seen that. I seen that the Lucas Glove together. Gonna be frank or what? Dude, we're already on it. That I said a headset to D yesterday afternoon. I said just put this on, already charged up and put my oct this a little quick. I better put on my great sweating didn't let the beach right now. That's a beautiful nightmare. You know what I mean? It's a beautiful nightmare exactly designing protects and things that we do on the Mat, off and off the Mat. That's the way that I paid triot all the time. Just a beautiful nightmare, man, if that makes sense to you, I mean exactly what it is. It's always unexpected. Sometime I mean the designs that I come with. It are at at the most random points of my day, like when I'm taking a shit or when I'm taking a shower. I got a lot of inspiration and quiet exactly what it comes well, because let me, let me been real quick and then you can ask the question you were going to ask after this, because Chris kind of is like leading us to that to my next question. My next question is dealing with designs. You called it, what did you say? A beautiful disaster, or what did you say? Huh, a beautiful a nightmare, beautiful night ware. I call things like that control chaos, because this just like stuff is coming down all over the place. But your calm, cool and collected enough to realize that, okay, even though the buildings on fire right now, it's not time to panic. I can I got time and I know what I got to do to put these pieces together to put this fire out and put something out that's going to be awesome. What's your design process like? You just mentioned a little bit that that your designs come to you at the most random at times. Are you the soul creator and creating these designs, and what did the design process look like from from the from when you start to when it's done on a shirt or on a Hoodie? Do you start by drawing it out or do you text da? Dude, I'm thinking about this right now. What does that look? Whole Process look like, you know? For me, and if this is a this is an awesome thing about that union game that he was talking about. The way that I design is very off putting and not structured as a way that D was taught in college and the way that he currently directs his team for the company that he works for full time. So the way that I do it is like yeah, if I have I always try to always keep a notebook candy, you know, a pen and paper or Pencil and paper, whether I have it in the you know cliff notes in the back of my pocket or I just got something down or have a no potlet paper my laptop bag, it's always good bye. Even on a shitter like I have a no pad like my coore next to my shitter. Believe you're not like I do. And and so a design will come up to me in my in my head and just some inspiration that's either drawn from, you know, either you know doing Jiu Jitsu or a shameless club. I watch the flow grappling videos or something like that, you know, and then walk in the dog sometimes. But I'll just I'll start sketching it out on paper and I'll sketch up all these different designs and then I'll send it over to D and then we'll start. Will chat about it and if a design makes it into that pile of qualified, qualified designs, meaning they're not going to be printed, you know, it's not fully closed on that idea per se. So we'll qualify those designs, at least for me on my end. Qualify those designs on my end and send it over to D and we'll see, you know, what happens from there. And then we kind of just keep talking about yeah, yeah, that's that's exactly it. Then now we both again, we're both creatives, and one thing we do really well is that we set our egos aside. If a design gets shut down, you know, we we move forward from there. But when we feel like a design is resonating really well with the brand and we know that it's kind to hit pushing for it, and one thing that we do with our designs is, again, it's always going to be the why? Why are we designing this? Like take, for example, the the snake that we just we designed out, you know, and when we concepted that it was it started off with just a Cobra and and then I was designing it out and we went back and forth on it and then Chris brought up something in a real like you know what this would really represent? Well, if we had two cobras, you know, intertwining together, and that was...

...one of his ideas and we're like, okay, let's let's let's put that together, see how that works out. You know what if one was white and one was a black belt, and you know, and then we started snowballing off of that and just keep going and going and developed a product the titled Apprentice. You know, I mean you got to you got a white belt and working off with a professor, they're going to get to a point where, you know, that white belt is just going to be a Badass on on the mats and also off the mats. So again, it's it takes a while to develop a design with us. It's not just going to be overnight. We we go back and forth on those designs and we make sure that it's representing our brand to the fullest. It's actually, like I want to go back back up to that. You know, that Cobra design, you know with the culture effect, you know. Yeah, we I brought up the point to d like, let's not make it just any snake right. Yeah, so, you know, I told D will, let's let's make it the the Philippine Cobra. You know, it's one of the deadliest cobras around the world. For people always know, like, you know, with the main cob look like in the movies, you know. So we wanted to really make sure that, even though people may not know it right away, and they we don't. We won't always, you know, put that description in our design, but the ones that do know will know, you know, when they look at look at our designs, whether it's the snake design being a Philippine Cobra, whether it's the the Buffalo, you know, whether it's the Eagle that they see, which is the Great Eagle. It's the Filipino Eagle, represents the country, the great they called the Great Philippine Eagle, you know, in the jeepne you know that we created. You know, that's that's also, you know, one of the many, you know, the thing as vehicles in the Philippines that we that everybody uses for transportation. So we won't always. You know, those are things that we put in concept, an idea for all of our illustrations and all of our designs. Just like right now, we're already working, you know, on future stuff and we give ourselves at least a forty five day window when we need those designs completed. By Yep, we'll said them. Will said Nice Lens. You know what? That Cobra design being sounds awesome. You that was giving me chills when you guys were describing that like the white belt working with the black belt. You know, that's that's deep, Dude. That's that's more than just a shirt. There's a meaning behind all your guys as designs, then exactly, exactly every every design is going to have a deeper meaning, and that's why we always say why we design in this you know, it's it's that why aspect that people will resonate to. If we just again, if we design something that's just like off the cuff, no one's going to understand it and it's going to be like, HMM, yeah, it's cool, it's cool design. Why? Everybody copy? You see everybody, every other designer out there, they copy everybody else. Sponsor, they'll copy. How many times have you seen like someone use like a cocacola font or like, you know, it's a big thing right now, like a Milwaukee tools fot, you know, and then they'll put their own by saying across the using the same righty brand tools fint. We don't do that, you know. D is All custom. One off font. You know, it's nothing you're going to find, you know, in one of those font websites you got to purchase for like ten bucks. You know, it's nothing like that, you know. And so even though it's May look it is a very simplistic design, but so much work up goes behind it. Each one of those lines are hands are on. And then digitize. It's not something life. We're stealing photos from like flash or pixel lotter or Pixel Cup or or, you know, we're not taking some jpeg image off of Google and then like vectorizing. Nah, like all those lines are all custom, you know. And sure is it easy to try to pick a haunt online and, you know, make it look cool with some old English letter and put it on a rash guard or or steal someone else's thought ideas and put it out there. It's going to sell absolutely. Why? Because it goes into the mental of everything of designing. People don't realize is there's much more than the reason why they buy. You know, certain brands like Worldpool or Cocacola. We could dive way into that. I go down the fucking behole about it, but I won't and I'll say the listeners on that and they could resource it themselves. But it's not because we ultimately like the party grand topic. We'll bring you back. Yeah, but you know, it's not because we ultimately like those products. With it they taste with if they feel what they look. It is because the brain is so used to seeing those fonts, those brands are the the brain is so used to seeing those colors. We wanted to break outside of that and not jump on board with what everybody else is doing and like it and just be unique. If it's surely your brand, you're a hundred percent, spend behind your brand as a as a creative and as an entrepreneur. You know, then create your own stuff. You know, be you when everybody wants to. You know, be unique. Can Be their own way, but then they go to copy somebody else. You know, they want to cry the flashiest dance on Tick Tock or some shit. You know, they did all that. Break, break, break the mold. You know, step outside your comfort zone and take some chances. You know. Yeah, wow, and yeah, that that's that's pretty I mean that's a lot better than how, you know,...

...when we first started with, you know, this podcast, and you know frank, he's frank, came up with in anything. A lot of times, you know, Franks and charge and a lot of times just mean, I'll Fonzo. You know, we would, you know, play thumb war on our ideas, if but you know, his hands are really sticky and stuff, and so we just stopped doing that kind of sleft it up to Frankie that. Yeah, you know, take the ideas and stuff. Yeah, I got real messy. So but hey, you guys have mentioned like different things in like you these questions and stuff. What products do you guys offer, like, you know, shirt, sweaters, like, what all do you guys offer? Right now we're again. It goes back to the the quality. What we're pushing out. Our feeling is really started off with shirts. Now we're we looked at going to the BEANI's a spect and then right now Chris and I are working on our upcoming summer and Spring and what we're going to be pushing on the website and we to our customers is going to be. I can't say much right now because so we're still kind again, we always started looking into it. We all kind of all right, I'll explain it. Yeah, I'll explain the best way. So that's why I can without Diet, without devoting too much information. We like to have these feelers out there because it gains more interest when we have to, you know, we start off with t shirt, you know, just like I said earlier, and then we got into Beani's because obviously it's cold outside and there was the need for that. But not only that, we wanted a show, like there's a need for this beanie, but it doesn't have to cost thirty five just to fucking have something to warm my head up in the winter, you know, just because it has it's already been out there. Let's say, like take a car heartbeat. There's no fucking reason why car Harbani cost thirty five, you know. You know, there's no reason you're just paying for the name that's on that, on that beanie. Our product, our quality, is the same, made out of the same cotton as the cotton at car heart make their fucking beans. Let's be real. So why should I charge the same amount as car heart? You know, can I do that? Sure? Is it going to sell? Probably not a be honest, because it's not a brand that's been out there for the ages. Right. It hasn't built up that quote unquote culture, design effect behind it, where car hart started up as a work where and all of a sudden it's a fashion, fashion where where you see all these people that don't even know how to do car heart things wearing car heart clothing, you know what I mean. So with us it was like, okay, well, let's let's get people behind the culture of lock US first. Let's build that up. There's no route. You know, we we can still create great products with a reasonable price and resonal price, for not everybody has expendable income. You know, I want to make sure that everybody pursued our product still has that nice quality with it. But start off with the tshirts we are developing, stepping out and running our numbers and looking at our analytics from our sales, from from our t shirt sales, and are designed of seeing what people like and what they don't like. And now we're moving more into, you know, luxury side of our brand. We where we are going to be looking at into cutting so options and and different fabrics and start, you know, sharing those ideas with people more now. But in order to get us to that place, you have to sell shirts, we have to sell Beanie, we have to sell sweatshirts, as to do all those normal things that people wear ninety percent out of their day. But then there's some items where they might want to wear a nicer jacket or a nicer sweater, a cruise tree nuts sweater or, you know, maybe some Nice joggers that you can't find everywhere. And that's when we get into a little bit more luxury brand and options that we're going to be releasing their mid year. So we want to look out for that. But yeah, right now it's all about focusing our efforts on our spring and summer line. So we have to get ready for those those premium tank tops and and crop tops, you know, like like you. Yeah, Bro, that's question number thirteen. One. No more all right, perfect crop fos wanted to know cons for the top, banana hammock Combo the reverse. I'm done with I'm done with showing belly. Now about we show tops. Know I do a lottom up. He said there's the need fund. That's texting me right now. He says there's a need bottle. Or I want to show show the Nips, you know, forget the belly. But Oh, just to give you guys a one more thing, Chris and I we we try on these these apparels first, you know, make sure the fabric feels well, the product is, the end product is good, before you know shipping it out. So we're constantly testing different products out there. We don't just pick and choose, like okay, well, just pick that shirt, because we'll just stop a design on it. It's will order it, will check it out, will feel...

...it, will make sure that the wash as well, you know, the print on it doesn't wash off, and we make sure that from start to finish, that product feels great on someone's body. You know had to tell so just want to throw that out there. Nothing touches this broom. So, frank when that crop top comes out, you'd be the first one to feel that. Now you model it frank and put you on the website. It's like you know, but you know like it. We'll just set a little video. Fleecer Silk Count me in cash mere crop tops. Let's go. Man, I can see, I guess, your guys ratings going up just right now. The most popular podcasts in all of the Philippines. Your numbers, but gee, up a few ratings there just for that. Yeah, yeah, we're all gonna we're all going to make it to the top. Fresne, east side, mimosas for everybody, Zemas for everybody else. Sam, we're gonna BE MAKING ZEMA money. Still make that. So, guys, you guys touch a little bit about it on it right now, talking about your up in your designs, trying out different types of materials and whatnot. What are your plans in for like right now? You, Chris, just mentioned it. You know, you guys are getting ready for your summer line. So, though, I guess that's would. That would be your immediate plans. But what about for next year the year after that? Would you guys? Where do you guys see lock is going? If you guys are writing this story out for yourselves right now. Where does this go next? Honestly, because I'll I'll say something and then if you want to jump in, are you taking it? We're taking that one of the time, honestly, like to Chris said, where we're throwing off feelers out there. See what what really resonates out in the to our customers, will you. We just can't rush the things that we put out there. So it's really okay. We threw the shirts out there, we threw these designs out there. Now we're going to build upon that and and do more of a lifestyle or, you know, it's just handstone stitching, you know, or whatever we figure out. But again, once we get that going, then we'll continue to push forward in the future, but for now it's it's one step at a time, you know. We'll see how that goes there. You go right on the fuck you said we're going to. We're going to fucking fake space real quick. We're gonna get on the talent rocket and we're gonna fucking fut lock of on the side of that bitch and we're going to go to go to the fucking perment down we're going to hit that bitch. So No, I heard from right now. You Yuh sure? I'm always like that with you and this is how we talk all the Times. I D guess what, let's go to fuck it, marks, you know, and I've said like Mars asn't exist, as that smoke a fat one, you know, like anyways you right now. So for the for you know, I've been, I've always been, a big fan, you know, for for lockers and D and I he can, he can agree with me on this and we've chatted about it. We the timeline just has to be met. I did initially I wanted to. I want to do with lockers. I want to do events, you know, but the of the event space is going to be unique in a way that that hasn't been done before for Combat Sports, or for Jiujitsu for that matter, and I won't say what that is and I don't want people to take my idea as far as what I put a feeler out there, you know, for some past events that I that I've done or I attended. But I did want to do our first event this year. I don't know if that will happen or not. I'm still working some stuff on the back end. You know, some promotional stuff and some some of the people that want to get in on it. But yeah, so events for lockers in the future. Short term to build that interest would be to just set up boosts, you know, pop up boots at maybe local competitions. You know, hopefully one day we get in that ibjjf space where we can have a booth right next to the Saie both. You know, we're all of a WHO grow up huh hand in every order. So you're going to still you know. So you know, events is on the horizon. We are obviously, you know, the design aspect of at the clothing aspect, the apparel aspect, is always going to be, first and foremost, our most important part of our company. But to add into that, I we believe that in order to build a culture, and too laps on the idea of family, nature and combat, we...

...have to we want to create an event that encompasses all those three things and in order in doing so, you have to really again, think outside the box and do something that nobody's done before. But being be afraid to do it that way and take the chances necessary in order to really launch and be ahead of everybody else. You know, we're not ones to copy. Other designers were not ones. But we are aware. We are aware of trends, we are aware of what's clapping in, you know what I mean. We are aware of what's what color ways to hit and what season we're in. All of that. We know that as self taught designers. So the next step, the big long step, is events. You know, and I believe that our events when we launch him, if it's going to be the first quarter of next year, two thousand and twenty three. That's a hint. Who we'll see what that will see what that turnout is going to look like. But again, that that quality is event. That is Badass. Yeah, that quality event is the master the quality of designs in the quality of apparels that we offer. So it ain't going to be. You know what I've done. I've done events in the past. You know, I've worked with you know, we and I had my gym with a with Ronnie Montes. He's a rival Jujitsu member. He currently owns California precision strength and conditioning here out of Fresno, trains quite a bit of our Jiujitsu guys at rivalry as well as many other athletes. He's worked with him and I we you know, we created what's called the pitcher games in the past, where it was a fitness competition, Olympic lifting, and then from that, you know, I was able to do fitlights. It was a different style of a fitness expo done a bit wise. Industries here in Fresno invited a bunch of different gym owners and entrepreneurs and had boosts and all kinds of stuff and had more panel speaking, which has never been done before. So now this next aspect of that, having LACAS and having the ability to, you know, create our own culture and and to dive in head first is to do events, you know, brought to you by LACAS. Yeah, Oh, that is all. That's fantastic, man. Not only you're creating products, but you like you just mention it. You're creating a culture, you're creating a way of life. You know, that's awesome. Still, I want to hear more about this man. When you're ready to talk, you let us know. We would love to hear more about that. We will. I have to make sure that all the legalities are put in place, you know, just to protect the business and you know, and then he and I will have to polish off a lot of that stuff together and we'll go at it again. You know him and I it starts off on a piece of paper. Than we start taping those ideas inside the headquarters of lock us right now, and we put x's and no's on everything really. So I wanted to rush it, and these really the one who pulled me back and was like, well, let's focus on our apparel first and let's get through that, because I wanted to launch an event this year. But we're still going through this at this planned emic and if this bullshit covid stuff, and now we have to wait maybe, maybe one more year. You know, let's clear the house out first. You know, it's draining the swamp, and then, you know, we'll see about the first quarter of two thousand and twenty three. You know what I mean exactly, man. So where, I mean working. Where can we find, like you guys are products? Like where you guys advertising and putting that stuff out there? Right now? We got two sputs are our website, lacos brandcom or you can just go on our instagram page at lacos brand. You can also purchase from there and the website. You know, everything purchased. Chris and I we we heap pressed that, we tag it, we saw it and we ship it out ourselves. Here we don't, they don't hire anybody else. We don't. We don't have a drop ship company. Now it's everything is hand, had done with within the lack of HQ. My stuff come from Pakistan or Afghanistan or Kajaki stain or for a friend stand. We're enough right now. We're present. Stand. You know, it's that we're doing it. Man, I've never I've never worked with a work with a toy machine before, but you know, we're self taught. You know, we're trying to be the next great cut. So, yeah, we do everything here, and I mean we learned a lot just youtube or just experimenting, and that's that's that's why I love about it. You know, love. The other love this partnership is that we're not stagnant. Were continuing to learn different things and I think that's that's that's the beauty of having this partnership and this is this business, is that we're never just going to be stagnant. We're always going to continue to grow and learn, either from each other or from from new things. That's cool man, that's right on. That's awesome. Well, gentlemen, that was my last lockest question. You guys got a little time to talk some Jiujitsu? Yeah, yeah, yeah, let's do it. All right, all right, all right, I want first of all, but I really I just want to talk about the WHO's number one card that's going to be coming up. But before we get into that, this is an ADCC year and in September we got the Super Super Dream fight coming...

...up Gordon Bryan Andrea Galvoso. I want to ask team locks, you guys team Gordon or team galval Gordon, I don't like to get bitch lapped. You mean you're real t shirt? Idea right there. She should idea good bitch. How do you guys see that matchup going down? You guys think it's going to be a walk in the park for Gordon? You think on Gol Vos going to be able to use his wrestling a little bit? What do you guys think's gonna Happen? It's gonna get a fucking clapped up. What do you mean? And like again, he's I think he's going to play around with them, you know, but I mean boss a really good obviously a good professor. You know, in all seriousness, I don't think it's going to be a warlike back in the day. Obviously he's older order Ryan. You know, he's coming off of from that little, you know, stomach issue that he had and that he's working through and he's warning everybody about it. But even him being sick, you know, you see him put down some pretty high level, you know, Jiu jitsu practitioners. But I just don't think it's going to be a war like we saw back in the day. But I think that, you know, it all that, all that, all that shit talking, you know, and I going to Ryan did. I think that it's you know, unfortunately for Gol all it's going to show on the Mat. So I think you're probably right, man, you're probably right. Yeah, you're actually actually absolutely right. I don't think. I don't see Gal val having anything that's going to give Gordon problems other than him standing. I bet you he's going to try to stand it. It's keep it standing for as long as he possibly can. But Damn my yeah, I don't. I just want to see it. I just wanted to be over like we already know what's probably going to happen, but let's just get it done, let's get it over with. Eventually, been pulling down get out. What do you think it's going to happen after that? You think you're going to be some like mutual respect? You think it is still going to be like a like a Cono McGregor kind of I don't give a food kind of attitude? Still, I don't think it's going to be more like that. I think he's just kind of gonna go away, you know what I mean, because after that knows and it's going to show up on the mats. You know, I find it kind of funny that he's been he's been selling this fight and talkt and and and like bating Gordon into these social media verbal matches, you know what I mean. And now the he's got the fly and it's coming up. And then and now, instead of focusing seven on this super fight, all of a sudden he's like, I'm going to start doing MMA again. To me, I kind of feels like a built in excuse to say, Oh, yeah, I lost because I'm doing mmay now. But it's like why are you doing mma close to four years old? Yeah, exactly, exactly. You also know there's a matter for one chance. Yeah, I'd rather see Gordon Against Philippe Appania or sometime and we might be able to get that in the right in the regular weight division, you know I mean. But as far as that super fly goes, it's just the clock is ticking on Gal Val and the longer it goes, the worse it's going to be. All right, well, we got whose number one event coming up on January twenty one. You guys. Have you guys seen the card at all for that? Going to be on throw? I think, yeah, well, grab me you can. You can you recap on who there on that card? Yeah, define the card right here, so it's going to be consistent of a undercard and a main card. The undercard is going to be free on youtube. So I don't have that card in front of me, but I do have the main card. So once the show switches over to flow, the first opening match is going to be our boy a Stevan, the giant slayer Martinez, taking on John Callenstein from Henzel gracie black belt. We also got Jacob Couch from team Petty Pettygo Submission Fighting, Aka Daisy fresh, taking on Rita Heights on Assembly Jiujitsu, who's number one vet quintet vets, and I think he was doing some Ivjjf noogie tournaments this past year as well. You Got Nikki Rod taking on elder cruise and then the CO main event, ty Rutelo taking on Levi Jones leary, and then the main event our boy, Gosh, I can't Craig Jones taking on Bedro Marino. So that's the main event. So that's start with John Nine slayer taking on John Callenstein. So John Kalenstein on did a little bit of research. She's a black belt under Henzel Gracie. He's a former EBI winner, but I think that was back like in two thousand and eighteen, so it's been a little while. He doesn't do too many I kf tournaments, but he does a lot of super fights and other submission grappling tournaments. One thing I did find was that he is a like featherweight, so he's in the weight class just above a Stevan. Stevan giant slayer is a comppete. Usually competes at rooster and we I want to say...

...he just won. Like I be jjf world's indie and in noogie this past year, Lucas wrote your black belt. You guys familiar with giant slayer at all? Yeah, for sure, man, I saw those matches. Yeah, Dude, you do what? Step on one of our favorite competitors, for sure. He always brings it, regardless of size. He's one of those guys that you can kind of just think of as as like the epityme of what you Jutsu is. You know I mean you. I always think of Jiu Jitsu as the equalizer, you know, if someone's got sighs, but someone's got better technique, that technique could overcome size and strength sometimes, you know what I mean, and we're regardless of the sides, the step on usually ends up coming out on top, being able to swirm or create a scramble to get out. But I think that's what's going to end up happening. I don't know if the Stevan's going to be able to catch John just because he's a little bit bigger than him, but I think Steve I's going to take a unit in his decision in this. What do you guys think? Yeah, I think you're right, man. I mean he just, you know, from from this past year, you know, you know, winning those championships and staying super I best is I just, you know, just hisn't his inversions and everything that he does. I mean it's just his top knock. You know what I mean? He's just scrambler. Yeah, he's got good wrestling to he's got really good takedowns. He he's got great takedown defense, so he's able to take the fight wherever he wants pretty much, you know, doing about the flips all the time. I mean, you know, just he just quick. What I mean. It's hard to like this. It's really hard, like we're going up again somebody like that, even like a you know, for me, like a practice and going with like a lighter weight in trying to just work totally on technique. Then you get guys like that like inverted vic or something where they're just doing these lowi in version moves or, like she's crazy, you know, these foot locks that you know giant slayers. You know. I've seen him do those as well. It's just it's crazy to kind of you know, to watch into to see how they're keeping up with that. So I got him. Yeah, he's watch that whin. He's gonna submit him. Yeah, he's gonna go to decision. It could he could definitely get him. You never know, man. I think he subbed everybody on his way to the gold medal last year in the last months. I be JF. I be JJF Jiujitsu world championships, including the his gold medal. Man, so he he could definitely do it. What do you think? Because, yeah, I know I'm with you with on that. I mean the giant slayer, like, like we've always said, he that you just high paced. He's flipping around. You know, it's hard to hold onto that guy. I mean he's especially like in in the noogie, you know, noogie world. He's just in and out, flowing nonstop. You know, you don't even get a chance to breathe. But yeah, I don't, I don't think. I think like it's going to be like the last match that we saw with him were you know, that worked for the beginning, but it did had the very at the end he ends up getting caught, and that, I mean, that's just the way I see it. Yeah, it's almost like he's wearing crop top rash guards and everyone's wearing regular full on crash guards, and that's how he gets out of all his stuff. All right, all right. The next matchup includes a day a daisy fresh guy, Jacob Couch, I think he's a brown bill, with those guys, taking on Rita highs on. Have you guys ever seen this guy, Riata High Song? Ever seen a whole lot of his matches? Now? Yeah, no, I dude. So check this out. All Right, I'm not sure if you're familiar. You guys ever listened to Rogan? Yeah, all right, so this was a few years ago. He had he had his boy on, Eddie Bravo, and Eddie Bravo, you guys know, he's a ten planet guy and Eddie Bravo took a ten planet team to Japan to participate in the first quintet's tournament. I'm not sure if you guys are familiar with Quintet, but basically quintet is like you get your for grapple, your four best guys. I'm going to get my four best guys and we're going to do like a tournament and the way it goes is first man. You can it's not weight class related, so you can go with any way. Class you want the few. Pick your first grappler to go up against their first grappler and winner stays on the Mat. So if you got a really good guy, he can go through a whole team. And Rita high saw mom was on Kazuki Shaw Sakur Robo's team. I want to say you guys know Saccar Rabba from back from pride fighting championships back in the day, the Greek, the great fun it right. So because UKI struck Rawbo went up against Gosh, I'm forgetting his name, boogie Martinez. You guys know boogie. He's related to Gosh, what's his little brother's name? They're part of the FREAKAZOID team Geo. I'm sorry, I believe I'm I was forgetting his knee. So Geo Martinez has an older brother. Yeah, and his older brother went up against Kazooki she SAGO Raber. He got a guillotine right away. Next match he goes up against Rita Hissan. Well, Rita Hi San,...

I think he got his brother and he got him in an Armbar. So Rita is fucking up ten planet and I think the last guy on ten planets roster was Geo and I don't know if you guys are familiar with Geo, but geo is like a light feather. He's like a hundred and forty, hundred and thirty five pounds. Rita is a beast. He's like to to something almost well, before he goes onto the mats to take this guy on, Eddie Brabo puts both of his hands on his cheeks, looks him in the eye and says avenge your brother, Dude, like a movie, like the guiet submitting. It's a great match. D You say you don't watch a lot of matches. That's one that you will be well worth your time. I think I lost send it your way. They'll watch this movie. It is the movie was right. Yes, we do. It's best of the best. In real life. How that was a cool, crazy match. So that's just a little backstory there. Yeah, check it out, man, this is going to be a really good match. Man, most of the time, Jake, I feel like Jacob just overpowers people because he's a monster, dude. He's like Ramon Norman Times ten. Maybe he's just going to take someone down or pull guard and reach and grab for that Lake and he is not going to let it up. You know he gets a lot of subs by Heel Hook, which is scary to think of somebody that big taking your your heel and just ripping it right off, but I think that's what he might be doing to read them and I think I think we're going to see a sub in this heel hook fo show. What do you guys do for a couch? For couch out there? Yeah, yeah, you got a couchy. I mean, I know he beat I mean he that that Nice. He did that surprising, like you know, that del Hook on him in is, you know, right on the last WHO's number one? Yeah, Yep. Yeah, he took him out and I thought for sure him and it was just going to stand up and slip his leg out. But once he lays out outside leg inside on him and his and then I don't know how him and is still was stepping on his bice up. You know when he did that. But that's how he gave heal and was able to lock that in. But going up against read, I remember reading. Now, you know, I watch them, even on that last week number one, when that when he won the card. Yeah, he's got at those similar he goes. You know, he's arm hunting or he's leg hunting, similar to the he'll billy hammer. Yeah, but I think like technique, technique wise, I just think like riders, they're a little bit further along. I mean, Jacob Cow Ye, you're absolutely right, man. He's got more experience and more Matt Time. Yes, so, yeah, and then that's one while. That's one thing that I'm thinking. You know, if he doesn't get him like, this gonna be the first time that, strength for strength, he's going to be it's going to be pretty even. So it's going to go down to who can use their technique and there and execute their game plan the best. Yeah, because the gonna be hunt for the same things. Just who's going to get the escape from Huh? Recent? That's yeah, it's going to be a great match. What do you say? Cuz You know I'm in with you guys. I'm going to go for couch on this one against red. I mean his last I mean he lost his last noogie worlds. He lost his last one seven degero on points, but I mean he's I mean it seems like the strength that couch has that if you look at his history of matches and what he's lost by and everything that inside he'll book. Is One of those things that he keeps getting caught with. So unlet's see Rita like changes that up or, you know, as you know, worked on, you know, his leg game, leg defense. I mean I see couch just doing what he's, you know, surprising us all and doing taking it. He's gonna he's gonna say, yeah, you're going to surprise people and get that, get that forward. What is it? That forward roll? It the camera lock that he does? Oh, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm gonna call it. We should be you know what we should be? Buy A fucking square, aren't you? Guys? Tell Him squares. I'm put money on bullshit. Bro You can get arth Daniel Saith Daniels takes bets. I don't know how, but we can. We can find a way. Will find a way. That your own in house bad. I'm trying, I'm running. He'll ye, have some money from you on dude, these I reader. He's last. What's that? I got my money on Rita, Rita. All right, we got one for Rita to for couch. Then these last three matchups. I'm a really excited for this next one. I'm really more excited to see how one of these individuals does against the other one. We got, I'm talking Nicki Rodriguez taking on elder Cruz. Nick Rodriguez, is he still a blue belt or is he a purple? Now? I'm not too sure. Yeah, I'm not sure. He's just like you know all, he's right short. He's just really never notice me. Good Dude. He's ridiculously good looking, he's got ridiculous wrestling. He just makes people look like a fool. And I went back and watch some of elders matches and he no doubt he's a beast dude, but I just don't think he's on the level that Nicki Rodriguez is at and I think this is going to be just awesome display of wrestling followed by some awesome passing,...

...and I think Nick Rod Jer's is going to sub elder man. Now he's still blue belt, because still Nikki Rodris that's crazy. Well, I mean because he just he usually he doesn't do too too much gee stuff, so I can I guess that's their excuse for that, because he's always doing noogie stuff, you know. Yeah, but elder's not a black belt either. I think I looked up bjj heroes and it says he's a purple belt. I thought he was a brown. But but he no doubt he's got some experience to you know what I mean. So we got a purple belt taking on a blue belt, but they are not the ordinary blue and purples, for sure. Right, right, right, yeah, what do you would you think? Other cruises? The cruises a brown belt? Now I think he's mean. Yeah, he's a brown belt. What's that? Other cruiser? Brown belt? Elders the Brown belt? Yeah, yeah, I check my heroes. They had him listed as a purple belt, but I was I was kind of tripping out because I thought I his last match in noogie world was as Brown as a brown belt and that was the last match that I saw and I don't remember who he was going up against, but he was having a little bit of trouble with this Brown belt and the guy wasn't even as big as Nicki rod is going to be. And just watching that match made me think, well, if he can't handle that guy, there's no way he's going to be able to compete with Nikki Rod. But you never know, you know, you never know. Where you see the good at year of surprises. But I mean, if you're asking me, I think Rod, he is just at another level. That mean the flow, his flow, the wrestling cell, when he brings it to the Noo Gie. I haven't seen, you know, him really face, you know, by really anybody, especially this Guy Cruise. I mean Chris is good, he's good, don't get me wrong, but I don't think that he's going to be able to overpower or, you know, anything that he puts nick in. I don't see him being able to hold him. Now, I don't know if Nick could happen, man, yeah, you know, I don't know if he would be able to submit him, but you know, well, yeah, I don't think you I don't see him winning, though. All right, all right, so you guys, Nikki Ron Hi? Yeah, yeah, I got Nicki Rock. What do you think, Chris, will you can think. I mean, what do you do? You got with Nikki, Rod, you got the blast doubles, you know, and just constantly hunting for that border of the Mat, you know. But if you take a look at, you know, elder cruises ATCC trials, what did he plays? Third? I Remember Place Third AT ATCC trials. Is this reason year, this past year, I should say. But when you're looking at you know, slipping the tie ups, you know you're going for that outside single, that drop, you know, that drop single from a tie up and then from there working the scramble on the ground. He's just gassed in his opponents out, you know. But you know it's going to be a nice war. I don't think it's going to be easy take for Nikki Rod. You know, even though, that he's bigger, I think the elder crews has a lot more in his gas tank and a lot more JIU Jitsu behind him to kind of save them in those you know, once, if you write, blast doubles him outside of the Mat, they get back on the match started back on the ground. I think you see me a different story. I think elder cruises Jiu Jitsu's going to take over from there. Sure we could say like on the feet, you know, take down for takedown from a bigger guy, blast doubling a lighter weight. Yeah, you know, he just you just basically running into him like a fucking linebacker. Yeah, but yeah, you get just elder powers everybody. Yeah, yeah, so is that, you know? I mean. So what are we watching? We watching, we watching. Are we watching or we watching fucking some random high school wrestling match, you know, or collegiate wrestling match, some random soil wrestling man. So I got elder crews man I like. I like elder cruises outside single I like how he's working at that slip, you know, from the tie up and slipping down and catching that single leg. Will he be able to hold that? And know, but as long as you know he's turning that corner and dropping him on his ass. Might have some good exciting on the feet match, but once it hits the ground, you know it's gonna be different story. I think. Yeah, I don't know, man, see, man, great match. Yeah, I don't know, man. I mean I think with the you know what we've been here epecially, like you know, I classing everything. You know. You know isn't like you Jitsu. I mean you should be able to handle anybody, right. I mean whatever the game is, whatever it's wrestling or or whatnot, you know that technique is technique. So I mean if he can't, if you can't, if you can't hold nick, I mean just because nick is not, I guess, the Best Jiu Jitsu technic technicality. He's more of a wrestler. I mean, how many wrestlers have you know up come to the gym and you guys just, you know, run through them, you know, even at the the lower levels of stuff. So I don't know, I got nick on this one. All right, all right, well, cold band, oh no, no, think I gotta Balance, Dad. But I always want to say thank you for allowing us to be on your podcast. Man, much success to you guys and your podcasting. Where you guys are taking this. So yet I got to balance. I'll talk to you guys later and again, thank you so much, man. You know problem. Thanks, D you.

Thanks for joining U. Let be safe. You just to see it. Yeah, all right, last two matches. Let's run through these. We got TI rootlet taking on Lee by Jones. What do you guys gotta say about this one? Started off Chris, come on, man. I mean, yeah, maybe like Pro Gordon Ryan, but I mean after watching the two brothers, you know when worlds and and just you know, run through you know their opponents. I mean how can you argue with that? You know what I mean? So I mean I'm going all tie. True. Yeah, and it came with that. She say cut, not with him. I'm with Chris on that one. Yeah, for sure. Yeah, those are those two brothers and they're impress every time you watch him here. I'm in pressed. Yeah, I I'm totally for that. Oh Yeah, man, they're there boys, they're little, there're they got like grown men inside those little boy bodies, dude, because they're just amazing. This guy's passing. The Guy Takedowns. They're subs. They catch subs from all over the place. Dude. You can be in, they could you could be side control on the men. They'll sub you. They could be in, you could be in their guard, they can be standing and drop down. They got the total package. Man. I really like watching leave by, but Levi's more of like auggy player. You know, he's taking a stab into the noogie realm and I don't see how he I don't think he's got anything for it. For Tie, he's gonna be able to slow him down. It's gonna be a really good match. They both got a lot of experience, but Dang, you do tie with that passing game, with that top pressure, he's just going to be resembles, Dude. And Yeah, I think that's my car the dark right, catch him with that. Stars everywhere, scrambled and he DARC's everywhere. Yeah, all right, main event, Bros, main events. Craig Jones taking out bet on Madino. Cuz who you got? You know? I don't. I'm not real too familiar with, you know, Joneses, I guess, competitor. So I mean I'm going based off this way. I know about Jones. I think I'm going to be going for him, but I again, I don't really know too much about his competitor. Yeah, usually Greig Jones, Martino good, other than Mason Fowler. He's gonna Win Right Order, man, right, pretty much what I've seen. So I mean that's why I'm going for Jones. I don't know, man, what do you think? Come on, do you watch worlds, Bedro Marino, how are you are you know, I like it said. I haven't seen it, any of its stuff. So I really I'm out on this one. I don't know. I'm just going basically I like her. After after this, watch watches matches at the most recent worlds and and how just just I don't want to I don't know if annihilated is the right word, I mean, because there were some really, really tough matches, but I mean his ability to like, you know, really like prepared to die on the mat is is really what it hits hard with me when I watched those matches with them and and, you know, coming back to world and then seeing him work through his opponents and just endlessly, just move after move, the hustle that he had inside of him. It's going to be a different speed. If he could keep that speed of him during the match is just like he did in worlds. You know, that's going to change the pace for for Craig Jones. Obviously you don't want to get leglock and get get entangled with Craig Jones, but I think the fast footwork and and the pure just grapple hustle that Marino will bring to the mat, I think I'm going to take Pedro Marino. I don't think you know, I think he's going to shock. I don't even think it's any much of a shock other than on W nol. But people are gonna be like, okay, I kind of knew it was going to happen. Kind of fucking talk out there, you know what I mean. But I'm a pick up Pedro Marino. I don't I'm not on the right on, I thought. I'm with you, man. I think that the fan boys are going to be all over Craig Jones, you know, pumping up all week long, but the did Jiu Jitsu heads, no, dude. Pedro Monino, I've no I know him mostly for just wicked bear trap guillating's dude. Once he grabbed somebody's neck, it's fucking game over. He's just taking a WHO's list of people's next and when he grabs him, dude, you just see people swirming that like you've never seen. I mean I saw him take Johnny Thomas Neck and Johnny Tama is, a World Jiu Jitsu noogie chap, and he busted him. He broke him down quick man. I'm with you, Chris. I think that if he can, if he can defend that Leglog game and Craig Jones tries to wrestle him and stand up like he says he's. He says he's not going to give up on the leg blog game, but he says he's gonna try to stand up a little bit more and do more than just that. So if he does that, that's going to play right into Pedro's hands. And and you're right, man, I see a sub, hopefully. You know, I can see Craig Jones trying to lay on his back and play that leg block game and he just lifts his head up just a little too high and I see Bethel diving in on that and, like I said, once he grabs it's like a bear trap, dude, he's not going to let go until he's dead, you know.

And and I see some I'm excited for that matchup. I don't think. I don't think Craig Jones is going to try to stand up and tie with him. There's, like you said, he goes right into that Guilla team from a tire. Yeah, snaps him down yard is fuck, you know, from from stand up him down right into that GIA team. It's a he lays on it. So I don't I don't think crag. Yeah, he's gonna he might fuck around. Yeah, and after he gets he's paid, is going to get that first take down. You know, I'll put twenty bucks on that. Where I'm with you on that, man. Yeah, it's going to be a good card. It's going to be a good who's number one to start the year off, for sure. All right. Well, that's the last matchup. Yeah, hell, yeah, man, we definitely need to get together something for this one. Maybe even actually, that's the night before the Fuji Open. I want to say so maybe that might not be such a good idea. Got A lot of it's good. It's good homework and makes death a good local comp watch, just to watch. For sure, me and of funds will drink the beers. Don't worry, guys, we got you. Guys. All Right, Chris. Well, that was the last matchup. I don't got any more questions. Is because you got anything for Chris? No, man, no, appreciate you come. You guys coming on. You know, I'm sorry, D I leave a little bit early, but I understand where you know what he's taking care of. But Hey, man, thanks for coming on. Really appreciated it. And again, I was looking at your the instagram page after you know, let us know, look at some of the products you guys have, man told that there's some good stuff out there. Any of our listeners are listening, get on that page, look at you know, the products are out there there, their unique concepts. I really like it, man, and Y'all de'll definitely beginning an order for me. Thanks you guys. Yeah, no, shout out to not just me and lock us brandcom. 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Stream yeah, I've during those matches, you know, when we when I have yeah, hell, yeah, that we wanst I did you. I'll give you one of the mean though. You know those matches. Sorry, I give you a little tip. I didn't mean interrupt you, but I you know, no hope you know if this is a little tip. You you know. You know, with our with our family, nature and combat, but let me just say that you know these matches will be in between the trees. So I just give you that. Oh, who whoo, I just got I just got to so I'll give you that. I give you that. That's it. That's it, you know, all right, all right, that's just little tape. All right, all right, dude. That's awesome, man. One of the main reasons we started this show, you know, we started to show during covid everyone's down, everyone's depressed, everyone's hearing all this bad news. Fuck it. Turn the news off, fuck them, make your own news. 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