What's Daisy Fresh? Series Watch Guide

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When we first visited Pedigo Submission Fighting in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, it was for this highly praised photo essay about the life of the Wiltse brothers and their life literally living on the mats. That photo essay became the base for what would eventually become one of our most successful film projects to date, Daisy Fresh: An American Jiu-Jitsu Story.

Read: What Makes Pedigo Submission Fighting AKA Daisy Fresh Unique?

Since that 2017 photo essay, many more men have joined the Wiltse's to live in the former Daisy Fresh Laundromat. When we revisited the gym in 2019, more than a dozen athletes not only trained, but slept, ate, and went about their daily lives with the mat as their bedroom, living room, and kitchen.

Read: Pro's React To Daisy Fresh

I'll give a little summary here of the first three episodes, before Episode 4 debuts on October 21 and then Episode 5 on October 28th:

Episode 1: Panda Express, Wizards And More

The introductory episode introduces you to the core crew at PSF. You have Andrew and Sathye "Bird" Wiltse, Panda Express loving gamers who grew up believing they were wizards with magical powers. Jorge Valladares, a former Marine struggling with depression who thrives in the tribe like environment at the gym. Alejandro Wajner, a former college wrestler who has found happiness in the most unlikely of places. Jakob "Spatchy" Brooks, an Australian former mattress salesman who met the team through Orlando Sanchez and now lives on the mats and attends college in the USA. Last there is Marshall Roberts, the mullet-rocking, scooter-driving local who grew up with a raccoon as a pet.

See how the guys get by, a day in the lifestyle episode that covers everything from cooking to washing their gis in a very untraditional fashion.

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Episode 2: The Boys Head To Disneyland (No-Gi Worlds)

Experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in this follow along with the team at the 2019 IBJJF No-Gi World Championship in Anaheim, California. Ride the wave of ups and downs as dreams are either crushed or realized, as these athletes who have sacrificed so much for jiu-jitsu attend one of the biggest tournaments in the sport.

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Episode 3: Return To Mt. Vernon

Myself and Simone Khan return to MTV during the COVID-19 era for a check-in with the team, shortly before they make their professional grappling debut at F2W 144 in Dallas, Texas. Meet new addition from Hazard, Kentucky: Jacob "The Hillbilly Hammer" Couch, and learn all about why he puts biscuits and gravy on his opponents. Also, Andrew Wiltse built a house with his $1,200 stimulus check.

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Up Next: Episodes 4 & 5

Episode four will cover our travel in an RV from Illinois to Texas, where seven team members compete and Andrew makes his black belt debut. Episode five entails PSF at F2W 146, this time in Austin, Texas, and a special message from Panda Express to Andrew.


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How to Watch: 2020 American National IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship

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The IBJJF returns this weekend for the 2020 American Nationals, a two-day event which will include gi and no-gi tournaments.

WNO: Kaynan Duarte vs Rodolfo Vieira Official Event Preview

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Who's Number One (WNO) will return on Friday, December 11th, for yet another massive card at WNO: Kaynan Duarte vs Rodolfo Vieira. The event will feature six no-gi matches, all 15 minutes in length and under WNO submission only rules. As always, the best in the world will collide on the WNO mat, establishing who is truly number one in the no-gi scene today.

Jacob Couch Is The Hillbilly Hammer of Jiu-Jitsu

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Jacob Couch, aka 'The Hillbilly Hammer', claimed instant fame when he first appeared on the documentary, Daisy Fresh: An American Jiu-Jitsu Story in Episode 3. 

Garry Tonon Returns To MMA Dec. 4. With Fight vs Koyomi Matsushima

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Garry Tonon returns to action on December 4 with a fight against Koyomi Matsushima of Japan.

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John Danaher And The Entire DDS Will Join Gordon Ryan In Puerto Rico!

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After the big news last week about how Gordon Ryan is moving to Puerto Rico, everyone wondered what the training situation would be like for the P4P #1 grappler on earth. It sounds like after Gordon, Nicky, Nat and Big Gord linked up with Mo Jassim down in Dorado, the entire Danaher Death Squad will be joining them shortly.

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Five Biggest Takeaways From The 2020 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championships

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Major events such as No-Gi Pans always offer huge lessons about the top competitors, and the major developments in jiu-jitsu at large. This edition was no different. While the cream of the crop reminded us why they have remained dominant over the years, several new black belts could soon be on the rise.

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10 Must-See Black Belt Submissions From The 2020 IBJJF No-Gi Pans

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The black belt divisions of No-Gi Pans were full of submissions. Here are some of the fastest, most unusual, and most dominant match-enders from the entire day!

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Road To Double-Gold: Igor Feliz Wins Lightweight And Absolute At Brown Belt

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Lightweight Igor Feliz had a breakout performance at the Atlanta open on Saturday, capturing gold with two submission victories. He followed that up on Sunday with an even more significant double-gold outing, winning three matches in his weight class before collecting four more victories in the open weight division.

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The 7 Most Exciting Black Belt Matches From No-Gi Pans

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The black belt weight Categories have concluded at No-Gi Pans and all that remains as of writing is the absolute division (which is looking completely stacked).  We've gone through the action and selected the seven best matches from the day. Jump in and enjoy. 

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Black Belt Results & Match Videos From 2020 IBJJF No-Gi Pans

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The black belt divisions are live at No-Gi Pans. Every division is scheduled to start and conclude today. With so much action going on at once, it can be challenging to catch all the action. Thats where we come in. Keep hitting that refresh button for up to the minute results and links to the all-star matches match. 

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