Bullied But Not Broken

Dr. AnnMaria De Mars – President | Founder

Dr. AnnMaria De Mars is the first American to win the World Judo Championship. She is also the CEO and founder of 7 Generation Games. AnnMaria has more than 30 years experience in education, from eighth-grade math teacher to doctorate-level statistics professor and every level in between. In this episode, Claire catches up with Dr. AnnMaria after a judo seminar at The Welcome Mat Training Center in Claire’s hometown. Dr. AnnMaria talks about her past with bullies, how parents and kids can fight through it, being the mother of four, including former UFC champion Ronda Rousey, and her passion for Judo.

 

 

Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson – UFC Fighter

Claire Tietgen’s anti-bullying talkshow, Bullied But Not Broken, features UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson. ESPN.com, MMA Weekly, and various UFC personnel have called Johnson one of the greatest mixed martial artists in the world. As of September 2015, he is #2 in official UFC pound-for-pound rankings. Johnson met Claire for the first time in Las Vegas at the UFC 183 Silva vs. Diaz event. Staying at the same hotel, attending the same events, they kept running into each other. At one point Claire asked DJ, “Are you stalking me?”. The second time they hung out in the UFC VIP Suite in Los Angeles at the UFC 184 bout headlining Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano.

Ronda Rousey – UFC Fighter

Claire Tietgen, 13-year-old anti-bully advocate and host of Bullied But Not Broken, sits down with her role model, Ronda Rousey, American mixed martial artist, judoka, author, and actress. Rousey was the first UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, as well as the last Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Rousey was undefeated in her first twelve mixed martial arts fights, having won eleven of her fights in the first round, and nine fights by armbar. Rousey became the first U.S. woman to earn an Olympic medal in Judo at the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008. She was voted as the Best Female Athlete Ever in an ESPN poll and is currently the UFC’s highest paid fighter, male or female. Rousey shares her memories of being bullied as a young teen and her thoughts on what to do about it.