Latest Episodes

#6 Brandon Auret

13th February 2018 | Thoughts Podcast | Featured | 2:17:42

Brandon Auret is a South African actor known for his starring role in Isidingo and movies such as Elysium, Chappie, Catch A Fire and District 9. He is also Co-owner and Producer of A Breed Apart Pictures which focuses on Feature Films. We sat down in the Teletrack Studio’s in Rivonia and discussed his past movies, his relationship with Director Neill Blomkamp, growing up in a small town, working with Matt Damon, his production company A Breed Apart Pictures and Brandon’s future movies and projects.

#5 Julia Robson

31st January 2018 | Thoughts Podcast | Podcast | 1:54:22

Julia “Bish” Robson is a YouTuber, Professional e-sports personality and Twitch streamer who is sponsored by both MSI and Nutritech. We sat down at her home in Johannesburg and discussed gaming, e-sports, Rage, streaming, training, how to live a balanced lifestyle and unicorns.

#4 Richie Quan

23rd January 2018 | Thoughts Podcast | Podcast | 1:54:42

Richie Quan is the Head coach of Gracie Barra Sunninghill, MMA coach of Fight Fit Militia and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt under Luiz Henrique Saldanah.

Richie is also a gun and outdoor enthusiast and happens to be the VP of the South African Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation.

We sat down and discussed his recent trip to Botswana, all things, BJJ and MMA, how he got involved in fighting, his love and passion for coaching. Why a systems based coaching approach is so beneficial to the students, his plans for the future and what living a 1% life means.

Richie will also be a regular on the Thought-Lab Podcast in relation to future MMA guests.

Behind The Mic

Huntley Smith

Huntley Smith

Huntley Smith is a director of BSG and Managing Direct of Accelerator Consulting Services which specialises in performance management and brand positioning.

Huntley is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown belt and co-Founder of Arte Suave Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which has multiple clubs in South Africa and Mauritius.

In addition he is also the president of SABJJF (South African Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) which is affiliated to the Sport Jiu Jitsu International Federation (SJJIF).

And now, Huntley is your host of the Thought Lab Podcast

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About Us

"For many years I have questioned everything, my thirst for knowledge is as insatiable as my love for martial arts and developing those around me in business and life" – Huntly Smith

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We aim to connect with influencers, industry leaders, professionals and experts to cover a wide variaty of topics based on the guests specific areas of expertise or knowledge set.

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