082: Zhong Luo | The Bottom Line – Human Transformation

Zhong Lou’s path to MMA prominence was never in doubt. He started practicing karate not long after he learned to walk and talk and has mastered a strikingly diverse number of disciplines, from Chinese acrobatics to Mongolian wrestling, since. Forty years later Lou is determined to leave a legacy with his San Francisco gym, Dragon House MMA. The money to keep it up and running is not easy to come by, and it’s not unheard of for a student to sweep the floors in exchange for training. But the bottom line for Luo is human transformation, and in that he is making a tidy profit.


  1. Even in solitary endeavors, mastery often requires a team effort.
  2. When money isn’t quite cutting it, passion will keep the doors open.
  3. Fitness priorities shift with age; training for invincibility while young must gradually shift to training for health if one is to remain viable.


  • Dragon House MMA – San Francisco


  • Video and Audio Production – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
  • Audio Post Engineer – Team Podcast
  • Synopsis – Matt Baatz

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