Ep. 69: Shaka ”Shakaconda” Curtis - Freedom Fighter


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Shaka "Shakaconda" Curtis is a USMC veteran and current 10th Planet Austin mixed martial arts fighter and Jiu Jitsu competitor. After four years in the Marines, including a tour of duty in Afghanistan as a Foreign Advisor Team Mentor, he returned home to pursue a civilian life that included managing a team of fitness instructors at a Golds Gym.

After receiving a call from a friend asking him to return to the middle east in a private capacity as a freedom fighter, assisting the Kurdish peshmerga in their fight against the ISIS caliphate, he sold his belongings to pay for the trip and left almost immediately.

He now lives in Austin, TX and is an active 10th Planet mixed martial artist who also competes on the Jiu Jitsu circuit. We talked about how his time overseas has shaped his perspectives on the world, his understanding of his father and built a foundation for fighting. Make sure you follow him on social media @shakaconda10p

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