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BJJ Fanatics 535 Lachlan Giles ▶ BJJ Fanatics 535: Lachlan Giles
BJJ Fanatics 535: Lachlan Giles

Lachlan Giles is back! We discuss fatherhood, how Jiu-Jitsu fundamentals have changed with the sport's growth, how he guages a student's progress and the importance of having a plan in BJJ. ...

BJJ Fanatics 534 Kurt Osiander ▶ BJJ Fanatics 534: Kurt Osiander
BJJ Fanatics 534: Kurt Osiander

Kurt is back! This time we cover recent MMA fights, Brazilian TV shows and tattoo ideas. He also talks about 80's metal, strategies for battling cannibals and Jiu-Jitsu moves that work well in moshpit ...

BJJ Fanatics 533 Roberto Jiminez ▶ BJJ Fanatics 533: Roberto Jiminez
BJJ Fanatics 533: Roberto Jiminez

Roberto Jiminez joins the show to discuss his ADCC trials performance, the life of a young athlete, taking the road less-traveled in life, nutrition and the pride he takes in being a natural athlete! ...

BJJ Fanatics 532 Adam Wardzinski ▶ BJJ Fanatics 532: Adam Wardzinski
BJJ Fanatics 532: Adam Wardzinski

Adam Wardzinski joins the show to talk about traveling to compete, applying Jiu-Jitsu to learn other things, being ambidextrous with your game and the sweeping mechanics you need to understand in BJJ! ...

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BJJ Fanatics 531 Jeff Glover returns ▶ BJJ Fanatics 531: Jeff Glover returns
BJJ Fanatics 531: Jeff Glover returns

Jeff Glover is back! We discuss overcoming larger opponents, declining rolls with people, learning to be aggressive and the Deep Half Guard! Other topics include Vlad The Impaler, zombie apocalypse pl ...

BJJ Fanatics 530 Josh Cisneros ▶ BJJ Fanatics 530: Josh Cisneros
BJJ Fanatics 530: Josh Cisneros

Josh Cisneros joins the show to talk about his start in Jiu-Jitsu and how his Wrestling background helped him. He also talks about the importance of patience on the mats and his thoughts on ADCC, as w ...

BJJ Fanatics 529 Bruno Bastos ▶ BJJ Fanatics 529: Bruno Bastos
BJJ Fanatics 529: Bruno Bastos

Bruno Bastos joins the show to talk about guiding kids through Jiu-Jitsu, tough lessons learned on the mats and gives solid advice for future BJJ instructors. He also breaks down his Bubble Theory a ...

BJJ Fanatics 528 Stephen Whittier ▶ BJJ Fanatics 528: Stephen Whittier
BJJ Fanatics 528: Stephen Whittier

Stephen Whittier joins the show to discuss optimizing your Jiu-Jitsu after 40, the core principles of BJJ, the role of optimal alignment and understanding strength in context. He also explains the ben ...

BJJ Fanatics 527 Josh Barnett Returns ▶ BJJ Fanatics 527: Josh Barnett Returns!
BJJ Fanatics 527: Josh Barnett Returns!

The Warmaster returns! This time we discuss the importance of setting boundaries as a coach, Josh explains why he prefers a smaller pool of students and he also talks about the value of a good ego. He ...

BJJ Fanatics 526 Neil Melanson ▶ BJJ Fanatics 526: Neil Melanson
BJJ Fanatics 526: Neil Melanson

Neil Melanson joins the show to share advice on figuring out your game, adapting techniques to your body type, getting the most out of training with anyone, and how nothing in grappling is new. He als ...

BJJ Fanatics 525 Matt The Immortal Brown ▶ BJJ Fanatics 525: Matt The Immortal Brown
BJJ Fanatics 525: Matt The Immortal Brown

Matt Brown joins the show to share his inspirational story. From overcoming drug use and surviving a heroin overdose, to becoming one of the UFC's most successful welterweights in history. He also tal ...

BJJ Fanatics 524 Tarsis Humphreys ▶ BJJ Fanatics 524: Tarsis Humphreys
BJJ Fanatics 524: Tarsis Humphreys

4x World Champion Tarsis Humphreys joins the show to talk about actively training your mindset, leg locks in the gi and finding your perfect training frequency. He also gives advice for BJJ athletes w ...

BJJ Fanatics 523 Wade Schalles ▶ BJJ Fanatics 523: Wade Schalles
BJJ Fanatics 523: Wade Schalles

Legendary Wrestler and Coach, Wade Schalles joins the show to discuss why he teaches techniques in reverse, spinal manipulation to improve pins and how Jiu-Jitsu guys can use pins effectively. He also ...

BJJ Fanatics 522 Karel Silverfox Pravec ▶ BJJ Fanatics 522: Karel Silverfox Pravec
BJJ Fanatics 522: Karel Silverfox Pravec

Silverfox is back! In this episode he discusses avoiding burnout in Jiu-Jitsu, the idea of building universal grips and he dives deep on his Split Guard system! He also gives advice to the 40+ crowd t ...

BJJ Fanatics 521 Mason Fowler ▶ BJJ Fanatics 521: Mason Fowler
BJJ Fanatics 521: Mason Fowler

Mason Fowler joins the show to talk about overcoming a troubled youth through sports and Jiu-Jitsu. He discusses learning in an unstructured enviornment and how competition exposes your true BJJ game. ...

BJJ Fanatics 520 Kurt Osiander ▶ BJJ Fanatics 520: Kurt Osiander
BJJ Fanatics 520: Kurt Osiander

After nearly a year since his last appearance, Kurt joins the show to give an update about his health and recovery. Other topics include cheap food hacks. Waterworld apocalypse scenerios. He also give ...

BJJ Fanatics 519 John Combs ▶ BJJ Fanatics 519: John Combs
BJJ Fanatics 519: John Combs

John Combs joins the show to discuss pay vs prestige in BJJ events, why he eats fermented foods with every meal and finding the right environment for growth. He also gives some great technical insight ...

BJJ Fanatics 518 Travis Stevens ▶ BJJ Fanatics 518: Travis Stevens
BJJ Fanatics 518: Travis Stevens

Travis Stevens joins the show and shares his frustrations with Judo in the US and what he feels the sport needs to continue to grow. He also talks about overcoming the fear of losing a how BJJ players ...

BJJ Fanatics 517 Ryan Gruhn ▶ BJJ Fanatics 517: Ryan Gruhn
BJJ Fanatics 517: Ryan Gruhn

Ryan Gruhn joins the show to talk about his diverse MA background which includes full contact competitive stick fighting! Other topics include using BJJ for self defense when weapons are present and w ...

BJJ Fanatics 516 Haisam Rida ▶ BJJ Fanatics 516: Haisam Rida
BJJ Fanatics 516: Haisam Rida

Haisam Rida joins the show to share his story! Topics include immigrating from Ghana to Japan, training in Japanese academies, surviving the Fukushima disaster and navigating America's fast food choic ...

BJJ Fanatics 515 Bird Wiltse ▶ BJJ Fanatics 515: Bird Wiltse
BJJ Fanatics 515: Bird Wiltse

In his first podcast interview ever, Bird explains the importance of skill tiers in training rooms, overcoming overthinking, commitment when attacking and managing your internal monologue. He also con ...

BJJ Fanatics 514 Andrew Wiltse ▶ BJJ Fanatics 514: Andrew Wiltse
BJJ Fanatics 514: Andrew Wiltse

Andrew Wiltse joins the show to sound off on PEDs in BJJ, harsh truths about BJJ for self defense and the importance of conditioning. He also opens up about mental health, his passion for literature a ...

BJJ Fanatics 513 Thomas Rozdzynski ▶ BJJ Fanatics 513: Thomas Rozdzynski
BJJ Fanatics 513: Thomas Rozdzynski

Thomas Rozdzynski joins the show to discuss the art of teaching Jiu-Jitsu. Topics include gym culture, curriculums, mat fees and more. He also explains the importance of teaching the more boring par ...

BJJ Fanatics 512 Amanda Tubby Alequin ▶ BJJ Fanatics 512: Amanda Tubby Alequin
BJJ Fanatics 512: Amanda Tubby Alequin

Amanda Tubby Alequin joins the show to talk about learning to hit the mental switch in competition, building protocols from guard and the value of focusing on the mechanics of techniques. She also s ...

BJJ Fanatics 511 Renato Canuto ▶ BJJ Fanatics 511: Renato Canuto
BJJ Fanatics 511: Renato Canuto

Renato Canuto provides tremendous insight for all competitors! He talks about managing adrenaline dumps and fatigue, avoiding overthinking and how to develop a pre-competition routine. He also talks a ...

BJJ Fanatics 510 Roy Dean ▶ BJJ Fanatics 510: Roy Dean
BJJ Fanatics 510: Roy Dean

Roy Dean joins the show to talk about the pressures and expectations black belts carry, rank envy and keeping a student mindset. He also talks about designing and re-designing your game and his new fi ...

BJJ Fanatics 509 Tommy Langaker ▶ BJJ Fanatics 509: Tommy Langaker
BJJ Fanatics 509: Tommy Langaker

Tommy Langaker joins the show to talk about his transition from Japanese JuJitsu to BJJ, seeing Jiu-Jitsu as a language and using BJJ in self defense. He also talks about video games and the Collar Sl ...

BJJ Fanatics 508 Pedro Marinho ▶ BJJ Fanatics 508: Pedro Marinho
BJJ Fanatics 508: Pedro Marinho

Pedro Marinho joins the show to talk about overcoming self doubts as a competitor, the importance of understanding the mental game and coming to the US and training in Texas. He also drops knowledge o ...

BJJ Fanatics 507 Scott Nelson ▶ BJJ Fanatics 507: Scott Nelson
BJJ Fanatics 507: Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson was one of the early men in the trenches helping BJJ grow into the sport it is today. He talks about founding BJJ's oldest website, living in Brazil in the 90's and nearly getting killed ...

BJJ Fanatics 506 Henry Akins ▶ BJJ Fanatics 506: Henry Akins
BJJ Fanatics 506: Henry Akins

Henry Akins joins the show to discuss the fine points of weight distribution, overcoming plateaus and why you need to always fight to be on top! He also opens up about his near-fatal motorcycle accide ...

BJJ Fanatics 505 Jordan Preisinger ▶ BJJ Fanatics 505: Jordan Preisinger
BJJ Fanatics 505: Jordan Preisinger

Jordan Preisinger joins the show to discuss the benefits of online learning, starting a gym when he was a blue belt and dealing with people who criticize your goals. He also talks about his self-guide ...

BJJ Fanatics 504 Ashley Williams ▶ BJJ Fanatics 504: Ashley Williams
BJJ Fanatics 504: Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams joins the show to share his thoughts on ADCC 2022 where he will be in the 66kg division. He also talks about life as a professional grappler, why he still attends local tournaments and ...

Episode 460 Matt Heafy ▶ Episode 460: Matt Heafy
Episode 460: Matt Heafy

The frontman and guitarist of the metal band Trivium, BJJ brown belt Matt Heafy sits down to discuss how he’s overcome being a “slow learner”, making progress while balancing work and the value of fai ...

BJJ Fanatics 503 Vernon Kirk ▶ BJJ Fanatics 503: Vernon Kirk
BJJ Fanatics 503: Vernon Kirk

Vernon Kirk joins the show to talk about his experience in various grappling styles and how he blends them together for maximum efficiency. He also talks about leg locks in Sambo vs BJJ, learning take ...

BJJ Fanatics 502 Cole Abate ▶ BJJ Fanatics 502: Cole Abate
BJJ Fanatics 502: Cole Abate

Cole Abate joins the show to talk about being a full-time athlete as a kid, building discipline in your training and competition mindset. He also shares his thoughts on potentially becoming the younge ...

BJJ Fanatics 501 Felipe Pena ▶ BJJ Fanatics 501: Felipe Pena
BJJ Fanatics 501: Felipe Pena

Felipe Pena joins the show to talk about his development in the art, building discipline within yourself and his decision to retire from IBJJF events. He also shares his thoughts on a potential rematc ...

BJJ Fanatics 500 Jeff Glover ▶ BJJ Fanatics 500: Jeff Glover
BJJ Fanatics 500: Jeff Glover

Jeff Glover joins the show to talk about accidental triangles, how his instructor Franjinha changed the direction of his life, improving weak spots in his game and learning to stop worrying what other ...

BJJ Fanatics 499 William Tackett ▶ BJJ Fanatics 499: William Tackett
BJJ Fanatics 499: William Tackett

William Tackett joins the show to talk about the value of competition, overcoming tournament anxiety, why the Coyote Half Guard was revolutionary for his game and his thoughts on crosstraining. He als ...

BJJ Fanatics 498 Amanda Leve ▶ BJJ Fanatics 498: Amanda Leve
BJJ Fanatics 498: Amanda Leve

Amanda Leve joins the show to talk about her transition into MMA, why the purple belt was the hardest rank for her and having to close her school due to Covid lockdowns. She also talks about her big w ...

BJJ Fanatics 497 Sean Applegate ▶ BJJ Fanatics 497: Sean Applegate
BJJ Fanatics 497: Sean Applegate

Sean Applegate joins the show to talk about starting BJJ in a small town, the meaning of belts and the importance of understanding weight distribution. He also gives deep insight on outside heel hooks ...

BJJ Fanatics 496 Pedro Sauer ▶ BJJ Fanatics 496: Pedro Sauer
BJJ Fanatics 496: Pedro Sauer

Pedro Sauer joins the show to talk about longevity in Jiu-Jitsu, the importance of learning to set traps and how your physical limitations can become strengths. He also gives deep insight on escaping ...

BJJ Fanatics 495 Gui Mendes ft Bernardo ▶ BJJ Fanatics 495: Gui Mendes ft Bernardo Faria
BJJ Fanatics 495: Gui Mendes ft Bernardo Faria

In this special episode, Bernardo Faria sits down with Gui Mendes during the 2021 Worlds in California for an interview! They discuss developing champions, competition, academy ownership and much more ...

BJJ Fanatics 494 Matt Lindland ▶ BJJ Fanatics 494: Matt Lindland
BJJ Fanatics 494: Matt Lindland

Coach Matt Lindland joins the show to discuss why he chose Greco over Freestyle Wrestling, developing take downs, the importance of taking risk and the greatest lessons he learned from his Olympic exp ...

BJJ Fanatics 493 Jeff Curran ▶ BJJ Fanatics 493: Jeff Curran
BJJ Fanatics 493: Jeff Curran

Jeff Curran joins the show to discuss how he found BJJ in the early 90's, the importance of holding rank to a high standard and dealing with feeling technically inadequate. He also gives great insight ...

BJJ Fanatics 492 Ryan Aitken ▶ BJJ Fanatics 492: Ryan Aitken
BJJ Fanatics 492: Ryan Aitken

Combat Jiu-Jitsu Champion Ryan Aitken joins the show to share his story. He talks about the benefits he's gotten from exploring all branches of the BJJ tree, the importance of finding the right team, ...

BJJ Fanatics 491 Greg Jackson ▶ BJJ Fanatics 491: Greg Jackson
BJJ Fanatics 491: Greg Jackson

Legendary MMA coach Greg Jackson joins the show to talk about his origins growing up in a tough neighborhood, developing yourself as a martial artist, BJJ's impact on the martial arts world, coaching ...

BJJ Fanatics 490 James Clingerman ▶ BJJ Fanatics 490: James Clingerman
BJJ Fanatics 490: James Clingerman

James Clingerman joins the show to share his story! Topics include the early days of BJJ in the midwest, learning to teach others and recognizing culty gyms. He also gives technical insight on his f ...

Episode 449 Kody Steele ▶ Episode 449 - Kody Steele
Episode 449 - Kody Steele

Kody Steele joins the show to talk about transitioning from Wrestling to BJJ, developing a take down game and diet and conditioning. He also talks about overcoming shyness, his future ambitions in MMA ...

Episode 448 Andre Terencio returns ▶ Episode 448 - Andre Terencio returns
Episode 448 - Andre Terencio returns

Andre Terencio returns to talk about school ownership, building a strong curriculum, his BJJ for law enforcement program, heel hooks in the IBJJF and social projects in Brazil. He also gives advice fo ...

Shawn Williams returns ▶ Shawn Williams returns
Shawn Williams returns

Shawn joins the show for the 3rd time to talk about moving from LA, opening a new academy on the east coast, maintaining skills, patience while rolling and running an apparel brand. He also gives tech ...

Episode 446 Kody Hamrah ▶ Episode 446 - Kody Hamrah
Episode 446 - Kody Hamrah

Coach Kody is the dedicated wrestling coach of Demian Maia and Shogun Rua. A lifelong wrestler and former NCAA D1 team captain, Kody shares his thoughts on Wrestling for BJJ, mindset and the value of ...

Episode 445 Richard Bresler ▶ Episode 445 - Richard Bresler
Episode 445 - Richard Bresler

The first American to train BJJ, Richard Bresler joins the show to talk about finding the art in the 70's and how it helped him overcome addiction. He also talks about the Gracie Garage, challenge mat ...

Episode 444 Omar Lira ▶ Episode 444 - Omar Lira
Episode 444 - Omar Lira

Professor Omar Lira was one of Ryan's first instructors in Jiu-Jitsu. He joins the show to talk about starting BJJ in the 90's, how Jiu-Jitsu pulled him away from an unhealthy lifestyle and the decisi ...

Episode 443 Jon Blank ▶ Episode 443 - Jon Blank
Episode 443 - Jon Blank

Jon Blank joins the show to talk about starting Jiu-Jitsu with a Wrestling background, quitting his job for Jiu-Jitsu, opening an academy and and why he doesn't use contracts for students. He also giv ...

Episode 442 Karel Silverfox Pravec retur ▶ Episode 442 - Karel Silverfox Pravec returns
Episode 442 - Karel Silverfox Pravec returns

Silverfox is back! We catch up with him and what he's been up to since the pandemic and discuss gym culture, academy expansion, selecting enforcers, managing egos and overcoming plateaus. He also give ...

Episode 441 Roberto Godoi ▶ Episode 441 - Roberto Godoi
Episode 441 - Roberto Godoi

Roberto Godoi joins the show to talk about training since the 80's and being part of one of Sao Paulo's most heated rivalries with his former partner. He also talks about the guard, self defense, grip ...

Episode 440 Thomas Lisboa ▶ Episode 440 - Thomas Lisboa
Episode 440 - Thomas Lisboa

Thomas Lisboa joins the show to talk about beginning BJJ back when it had a bad reputation in Brazil, why white belts shouldn't be focused on building a game yet and how offense can become defense. He ...

Episode 439 Sean Daugherty ▶ Episode 439 - Sean Daugherty
Episode 439 - Sean Daugherty

Sean Daugherty joins the show to talk about the early UFC days, training at the Lion's Den, the value of learning other styles and mental coaching. He also discusses the importance of pursuing passion ...

Episode 438 Halloween 2020 ▶ Episode 438 - Halloween 2020
Episode 438 - Halloween 2020

Kurt is back for our 5th Halloween Special! Topics include cosplay, lame costumes, Ryan's embarrassing robbery story, best and worst treats, bad horror movies, sketchy food and radioactive areas. We a ...

Episode 437 josh Ruiz ▶ Episode 437 - josh Ruiz
Episode 437 - josh Ruiz

Sensei Josh Ruiz joins the show to talk about molding BJJ with Judo, making grips that matter and chaining techniques together. He also talks about the relation between throws and sweeps, customizing ...

Episode 436 Joe Baize ▶ Episode 436 - Joe Baize
Episode 436 - Joe Baize

Joe Baize joins the show to talk about unorthodox techniques, leg lock concepts and training dummies. He also opens up about battling depression through Jiu-Jitsu, building comfort with competition an ...

Episode 435 Joel Bane ▶ Episode 435 - Joel Bane
Episode 435 - Joel Bane

Coach Joel Bane joins the show and speaks candidly about his difficult youth and his military experience. He also shares technical mat advice from his diverse grappling background. Ryan and Joel also ...

Episode 434 Kurt Osiander ▶ Episode 434 - Kurt Osiander
Episode 434 - Kurt Osiander

Kurt is back! Still sheltered in place, Kurt vents about wildfires, paintball vs airsoft, mummies, eating paste as a kid, fugitive war criminals and his obsession with tupperware. He also talks video ...

Episode 433 Anthony Ashnault ▶ Episode 433 - Anthony Ashnault
Episode 433 - Anthony Ashnault

Anthony Ashnault joins the show to talk about how culture can influence success, overcoming injury and the development of important grappling skills like grip strength, hand fighting and take downs. H ...

Episode 432 Cole Miller returns ▶ Episode 432 - Cole Miller returns!
Episode 432 - Cole Miller returns!

Cole Miller returns to talk about life as an academy owner, building a culture of respect, training responsibly and online instruction. He also talks about self defense concepts, BJJ for law enforceme ...

Episode 431 Gilbert Burns ▶ Episode 431 - Gilbert Burns
Episode 431 - Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns joins the show to tell his inspiring life story and gives insight on building a take down game, chaining passes together and toe holds. He also talks about the importance of persistence ...

Episode 430 Renato Canuto ▶ Episode 430 - Renato Canuto
Episode 430 - Renato Canuto

Renato Canuto joins the show to talk about his start in the sport, the importance of being unpredictable and balancing guard work with passing. He also dives deep on his passing game, competition ment ...

Episode 429 Zack Esposito ▶ Episode 429 - Zack Esposito
Episode 429 - Zack Esposito

The Associate Head Wrestling Coach for Oklahoma State University, an NCAA D1 Champ and 3x All-American, Zack reflects on his career and offers advice for grapplers to incorporate Wrestling into their ...

Episode 428 Steve Fraser ▶ Episode 428 - Steve Fraser
Episode 428 - Steve Fraser

Greco legend Steve Fraser joins the show to talk about his path to becoming the first American to win Greco Olympic gold. He also discusses how to make hard work fun, coaching and he reflects on coach ...

Episode 427 Murilo Bustamante returns ▶ Episode 427 - Murilo Bustamante returns!
Episode 427 - Murilo Bustamante returns!

Murilo Bustamante returns to talk about running his school during Covid, training with herniated disks, skill development and the importance of training when exhausted. He also talks about take downs, ...

Episode 426 Bob Bass ▶ Episode 426 - Bob Bass
Episode 426 - Bob Bass

American BJJ pioneer Bob Bass joins the show to talk about training with the Gracies and Machados in the early days in California, his Wrestling base and how it helped him in BJJ, winning the first Pa ...

Episode 425 Kurt Osiander ▶ Episode 425 - Kurt Osiander
Episode 425 - Kurt Osiander

Kurt is back to talk about his home remodeling fiasco, fireworks shenanigans, quarantine weight gain, dangerous toys and tattoos. He also gives an update on his health, talks about the benefits of a s ...

Episode 424 Rob Kahn returns ▶ Episode 424 - Rob Kahn returns
Episode 424 - Rob Kahn returns

Rob Kahn returns to talk about his new love for Facebook trolling, quarantine weight gain and the state of the world. He also talks about training law enforcement and military, learning from Royce and ...

Episode 423 Rafael Lovato Jr returns ▶ Episode 423 - Rafael Lovato Jr returns!
Episode 423 - Rafael Lovato Jr returns!

Rafael Lovato Jr makes his 3rd appearance on the show to talk about his recent health diagnosis, returning to BJJ competition, how MMA has influenced his Jiu-Jitsu and his thoughts on the leg lock gam ...

Episode 422 Johnny Tama ▶ Episode 422 - Johnny Tama
Episode 422 - Johnny Tama

Johnny Tama joins the show to talk about his origins, finding BJJ after being bullied, the development of his style and becoming the first Ecuadorian World Champion. He also talks about mindset, disci ...

Epiosde 421 Todd Shaffer ▶ Epiosde 421 - Todd Shaffer
Epiosde 421 - Todd Shaffer

Todd Shaffer joins the show to talk about training after 30, self defense, meme-making and how he found BJJ. He also talks about why Half Guard is such a useful position for everyone and the pitfalls ...

Episode 420 Robert Degle ▶ Episode 420 - Robert Degle
Episode 420 - Robert Degle

Robert Degle joins the show to talk about why he traded a pursuit of Philosophy for Jiu-Jitsu, the value of a systems-based approach to BJJ, learning from John Danaher and analyzing data. He also cove ...

Episode 419 Fabio Clemente ▶ Episode 419 - Fabio Clemente
Episode 419 - Fabio Clemente

Fabio Clemente joins the show to talk about athleticism in BJJ, creating panic in your opponent, training after 50 and teaching kids. He also gives great insight about being an academy owner and gives ...

Episode 418 Jamie Kilstein ▶ Episode 418 - Jamie Kilstein
Episode 418 - Jamie Kilstein

Jamie Kilstein of Rear Naked Radio joins the show to talk about meditation, getting the most out of down time, visualization and money in Jiu-Jitsu. Him and Ryan also talk about goofing off in past re ...

Episode 417 Jean Jacques Machado ▶ Episode 417 - Jean Jacques Machado
Episode 417 - Jean Jacques Machado

Jean Jacques Machado joins the show to talk about customizing Jiu-Jitsu to your traits, commonly overlooked concepts in the art, the value of self control and weaponizing your weak areas. He also talk ...

GCP Episode 416 Renzo Gracie returns ▶ GCP Episode 416 - Renzo Gracie returns
GCP Episode 416 - Renzo Gracie returns

Renzo returns to the show to talk about the business of Jiu-Jitsu, staying motivated, advice for people who think they suck, and the importance of setting boundaries. He also talks about the Wallid Is ...

GCP Episode 415 Kurt Osiander ▶ GCP Episode 415 - Kurt Osiander
GCP Episode 415 - Kurt Osiander

Kurt makes his long awaited return! He talks about Covid in San Fransisco, toilet paper alternatives, prepping for doomsday, the Navy's de-classified UFO footage, lizard porn, murder hornets, bug figh ...

Episode 414 Matheus Diniz ▶ Episode 414 - Matheus Diniz
Episode 414 - Matheus Diniz

Matheus Diniz joins the show to talk about growing up in a very small town in Brazil, the funny story behind how he started training, moving to NY to train under Marcelo Garcia and lessons he's learne ...

Episode 413 Felipe Costa returns ▶ Episode 413 - Felipe Costa returns
Episode 413 - Felipe Costa returns

Felipe Costa returns to talk about running his own academy, winning the Abu Dhabi Pro, putting kids into BJJ and advice about the mount position. He also goes in on PED usage in the sport and drops a ...

Episode 412 Marcelo Garcia returns ▶ Episode 412 - Marcelo Garcia returns!
Episode 412 - Marcelo Garcia returns!

Marcelo returns to the podcast to talk about quarantine life, facing fear, building a game, imposing your game and killing ego. He also shares very personal experiences of suffering from bullying as a ...

Episode 411 Keith Krikorian ▶ Episode 411 - Keith Krikorian
Episode 411 - Keith Krikorian

Keith Krikorian joins the show to talk about blending Wrestling with Jiu-Jitsu, the 10th Planet style, how leg locks have changed the game and overtime skills. We also talk about Adam West's Batman, A ...

Episode 409 Scott Shetler returns ▶ Episode 409 - Scott Shetler returns!
Episode 409 - Scott Shetler returns!

Scott Shetler returns to talk about home training for the quarantine, training without equipment, targeting your weaknesses, Ryan's new taco addiction and fighting depression with diet and exercise. H ...

GCP Episode 408 Roy Dean ▶ GCP Episode 408 - Roy Dean
GCP Episode 408 - Roy Dean

Roy Dean joins the show to talk about tactics, being a good training partner, mysticism in martial arts and connecting techniques. He also explains why he decided to step away from being an academy ow ...

Episode 407 Robert Drysdale returns ▶ Episode 407: Robert Drysdale returns
Episode 407: Robert Drysdale returns

Robert Drysdale makes his 3rd appearance on the show! He talks about the importance of human contact, the struggles of running a gym, confidence waves during the BJJ journey and chronic blaming. He al ...

Episode 406 Adam Wardzinski ▶ Episode 406 - Adam Wardzinski
Episode 406 - Adam Wardzinski

Adam Wardzinski joins the show to talk about the BJJ scene in Poland, the path to becoming a professional grappler, rolling vs drilling and why it's important to roll with lower belts. He also gives a ...

Episode 405 Kent Peters ▶ Episode 405 - Kent Peters
Episode 405 - Kent Peters

Kent Peters joins the show to talk about overcoming plateaus, being self-taught in BJJ, forcing yourself into miserable spots and the value of keeping a training journal. He also talks about attacking ...

Episode 404 Jeffery Donovan ▶ Episode 404 - Jeffery Donovan
Episode 404 - Jeffery Donovan

Jeffery Donovan joins the show to talk about fusing Judo and BJJ, starting training after 30 and learning to love competition. He also talks about mental strength and battling cancer while maintaining ...

Episode 403 Emil Fischer ▶ Episode 403 - Emil Fischer
Episode 403 - Emil Fischer

Emil Fischer joins the show and discusses ego culture in some academies, controlling aggression and intensity, rude techniques and why it doesn't matter if you tap in training, even to lower ranks. ...

Episode 402 Pete The Greek ▶ Episode 402 - Pete The Greek
Episode 402 - Pete The Greek

Pete The Greek Letsos is an American trailblazer in Jiu-Jitsu. He talks about being one of the early Americans to move to Brazil to train, the importance of maintaining a student perspective, his ti ...

Episode 401 JT Torres ▶ Episode 401 - JT Torres
Episode 401 - JT Torres

JT Torres joins the show to talk about pursuing martial arts as a kid, BJJ for smaller people, goal setting and mindset. He also talks about tournament preparation, building confidence and he gives lo ...

Episode 400 Michelle Nicolini ▶ Episode 400 - Michelle Nicolini
Episode 400 - Michelle Nicolini

Michelle Nicolini joins us for the 400th episode of the podcast! She talks about the development of her game, building persistence, strategy for smaller people and the importance of the basics. She al ...

Episode 399 Rick Rahn ▶ Episode 399 - Rick Rahn
Episode 399 - Rick Rahn

Nick Rahn is a BJJ blue belt and US military veteran who is using Jiu-JItsu to help veterans combat PTSD and find a sense of purpose in civilian life. He shares his powerful story and pulls no punches ...

Episode 398 Nick Rodriguez ▶ Episode 398 - Nick Rodriguez
Episode 398 - Nick Rodriguez

Nick Rodriguez returns to recap his ADCC performance and to talk about visualization, controlled aggression and the importance of removing dead weight from your life. He also talks about blending wres ...

Episode 397 Comprido ▶ Episode 397 - Comprido
Episode 397 - Comprido

Comprido joins the show to talk about growing up in Brazil in a neighborhood filled with legends, competition strategy and ref bias. He also talks about the infamous Alliance team split and he sounds ...

Episode 396 Demian Maia returns ▶ Episode 396 - Demian Maia returns
Episode 396 - Demian Maia returns

Demian Maia returns to the show to talk about his recent win over Ben Askren, managing fear and his plans for after fighting. He also goes deep on the details of his game, shares his thoughts on drill ...

Episode 395 Nick Chewy Albin ▶ Episode 395 Nick Chewy Albin
Episode 395 Nick Chewy Albin

Nick Chewy Albin joins the show to talk about the early days of his BJJ journey, self defense, the struggles he went through as a white belt and getting over the fear of losing. He also talks about ...

Episode 394 Nathan Mendelsohn ▶ Episode 394 - Nathan Mendelsohn
Episode 394 - Nathan Mendelsohn

Nathan Mendelsohn joins the show to talk about training in Brazil, learning Portuguese and structuring a kids class. He also talks about competition preparation and his new Hip Hop album Kimura Trap V ...

Episode 393 Tomer Alroy ▶ Episode 393 - Tomer Alroy
Episode 393 - Tomer Alroy

Tomer Alroy joins the show to talk about getting over his dislike of competing, the struggles Israeli competitors can face in the middle east, eliminating negative self-talk and processing a loss. ...

Episode 392 Talita Alencar ▶ Episode 392 - Talita Alencar
Episode 392 - Talita Alencar

Talita Alencar joins the show to talk about how domestic violence led her to BJJ, the importance of self defense knowledge for women, butterfly guard and the value of suffering as a beginner. She give ...

Episode 391 Marcus Buchecha Almeida ▶ Episode 391: Marcus Buchecha Almeida
Episode 391: Marcus Buchecha Almeida

Buchecha joins the show and delivers great advice about managing competition anxiety, processing losses and fighting while exhausted. He also discusses the evolution of his game and why he feels his k ...

Episode 390 Eli Knight ▶ Episode 390 - Eli Knight
Episode 390 - Eli Knight

Eli Knight joins the show to talk about Jiu-Jitsu for self defense. He covers realistic scenarios, self defense for women, knife defense, groin strikes and the benefits of sport Jiu-Jitsu in a self de ...

Episode 389 Adam Wheeler returns ▶ Episode 389 - Adam Wheeler returns
Episode 389 - Adam Wheeler returns

Adam Wheeler returns to talk about dealing with setbacks, surviving a difficult youth, managing pressure and nerves, conditioning and the value of competition. He also discusses in detail his memory o ...

Episode 388 Jon Thomas ▶ Episode 388 - Jon Thomas
Episode 388 - Jon Thomas

Jon Thomas returns to talk about building instincts, creating a perfect black belt, structuring a curriculum, getting beat by lower belts and the importance of an open mind. He also sounds off on PED ...

Episode 387 Frank Mir 3 ▶ Episode 387 - Frank Mir 3
Episode 387 - Frank Mir 3

Frank is back for the longest GCP episode ever! He talks with Ryan about everything from comedy, pay gaps in MMA, fatherhood, his daughter's MMA career, vegetarian diet, his pro wrestling debut, compe ...

Episode 386 Kurt Halloween 2019 ▶ Episode 386 - Kurt Halloween 2019
Episode 386 - Kurt Halloween 2019

Kurt is back for the 4th GCP Halloween Special! This episode also marks the 4 year anniversary of the podcast. Kurt talks about his final days in rehab, serial killer fight club and takes questions fr ...

Episode 385 Lachlan Giles ▶ Episode 385 - Lachlan Giles
Episode 385 - Lachlan Giles

Fresh off his incredible performance at ADCC, Lachland Giles joins the show to talk about the event, the evolution of his style, the leg lock game and pattern recognition. He also talks about improvin ...

Episode 384 Brandon McCaghren returns ▶ Episode 384 - Brandon McCaghren returns!
Episode 384 - Brandon McCaghren returns!

B-Mac is back! In his 3rd appearance on the show, Brandon discusses promoting his wife to black belt, getting kids interested in training, self defense and tournament preparation. Ryan also suggests h ...

Episode 383 Wilson Reis ▶ Episode 383 - Wilson Reis
Episode 383 - Wilson Reis

Wilson Reis joins the show to talk about his beginnings, the benefits of competing often, BJJ for MMA and his proudest MMA moment. He also talks about his recent cut from the UFC and he gives a techni ...

Episode 382 Kristian Woodmansee returns ▶ Episode 382 - Kristian Woodmansee returns
Episode 382 - Kristian Woodmansee returns

Kristian Woodmansee returns to talk about his new academy, cultivating a positive culture in a school, why he prefers not to teach his own kids and being a Jiu-Jitsu parent. He also gives technical in ...

Episode 381 John Combs ▶ Episode 381 - John Combs
Episode 381 - John Combs

John Combs joins the show to talk about ADCC, analyzing progress, take downs, guillotines and the evolution of his style. He also talks about setting goals and bouncing back from a loss. ...

Episode 380 oliver taza ▶ Episode 380 - oliver taza
Episode 380 - oliver taza

Oliver Taza joins the show to talk about technology's role in the rising level of BJJ, Kinesiology and rehab, overcoming his recent ACL injury and using leg locks to open up other attacks. The also ta ...

Episode 379 Michael liera Jr ▶ Episode 379 - Michael liera Jr
Episode 379 - Michael liera Jr

Michael Liera Jr joins the show to talk about the definition of Jiu-Jitsu, finding comfort in suffering and some of the big breakthroughs he had in his journey. He also talks about addressing passivit ...

Episode 378 Drew Weatherhead returns ▶ Episode 378 - Drew Weatherhead returns
Episode 378 - Drew Weatherhead returns

Drew Weatherhead returns to talk about his recent promotion to black belt, the business side of the art, mimetic learning and new things coming from BecauseJitsu. He also talks about the ethics of sel ...

Episode 377 Bruno Bastos ▶ Episode 377 - Bruno Bastos
Episode 377 - Bruno Bastos

Bruno Bastos joins the show to talk about the early days of his training, the Fadda lineage, self-confidence and learning to compete. He also gives advice for bigger guys and gives technical advice on ...

Episode 376 Matheus Nicolau ▶ Episode 376 - Matheus Nicolau
Episode 376 - Matheus Nicolau

Matheus Nicolau joins the show to talk about going from soccer to BJJ to MMA. He also discusses ego, plateaus and why he still trains in the gi as an MMA fighter. He also provides excellent technical ...

GCP Episode 375 Chris Moriarty ▶ GCP Episode 375 - Chris Moriarty
GCP Episode 375 - Chris Moriarty

Dr. Chris Moriarty returns to discuss the data from his recent study that focuses on injury rates in Jiu-Jitsu. He also takes questions from listeners and we have a serious discussion about chicken te ...

Episode 374 Dante Leon ▶ Episode 374 - Dante Leon
Episode 374 - Dante Leon

Dante Leon joins the show to talk about his beginnings, strength and conditioning for BJJ, the Reverse De La Riva position and discipline vs motivation. He also recaps his match at Kasai Pro against R ...

Episode 373 Kurt Osiander edited ▶ Episode 373 - Kurt Osiander edited
Episode 373 - Kurt Osiander edited

After a long hiatus, Kurt is back on the show! He updates us with his situation in this candid episode. Ryan also makes a big announcement about his life. They also talk about Brazil, public nudity, t ...

episode 372 Alec Baulding ▶ episode 372 - Alec Baulding
episode 372 - Alec Baulding

Alec Baulding joins the show to talk about overcoming plateaus, his recent ADCC performance and using competition as a tool for improvement. He also talks about short guy Jiu-Jitsu and being more ag ...

Episode 370 Jake Mackenzie ▶ Episode 370 - Jake Mackenzie
Episode 370 - Jake Mackenzie

Jake Mackenzie joins the show to talk about the early days of BJJ in Canada, living and training in Brazil, the benefits of competition and creating a gameplan. He also gives a great technical breakdo ...

Episode 369 Travis Stevens returns ▶ Episode 369 - Travis Stevens returns!
Episode 369 - Travis Stevens returns!

Travis Stevens returns to the show to talk about his Olympic experience in Rio, nearly losing his leg to staph and pursuing goals through adversity. He also covers team loyalty, grip fighting and the ...

Episode 368 Rose Gracie returns ▶ Episode 368 - Rose Gracie returns
Episode 368 - Rose Gracie returns

Rose Gracie returns to the show to talk about brain damage and CTE within combat sports. She's been researching and learning about concussions and CTE with leading experts and she also talks about pos ...

Episode 367 Danielle Kelly ▶ Episode 367 - Danielle Kelly
Episode 367 - Danielle Kelly

Danielle Kelly joins the show to talk about her journey in grappling, the development of her style, her favorite competition ruleset and adding Wrestling to BJJ. She also gives a technical breakdown o ...

Episode 366 Bob Wall ▶ Episode 366 - Bob Wall
Episode 366 - Bob Wall

Known for his role as O'Hara, a villan in Bruce Lee's iconic film Enter The Dragon, Bob Wall joins the show to tell the incredible and inspirational story of his life. A passionate grappler, he also d ...

Episode 365 Lucas Barbosa ▶ Episode 365 - Lucas Barbosa
Episode 365 - Lucas Barbosa

One of BJJ's most exciting stars, Lucas Barbosa joins the show to talk about following in his idol's footsteps in Brazil, overcoming poverty and the law of attraction. He also discusses training, dril ...

Episode 364 Marcos Torregrosa ▶ Episode 364 - Marcos Torregrosa
Episode 364 - Marcos Torregrosa

Marcos Yemaso Torregrosa joins the show to talk about finding BJJ in Puerto Rico, the early days of MMA, training and living in Brazil and teaching effectively. He also discusses the difficult decis ...

Episode 363 Justin Rader ▶ Episode 363 - Justin Rader
Episode 363 - Justin Rader

Justin Rader joins the show and talks about blending Wrestling with BJJ, developing take downs, leaving your comfort zone, and the importance of knowing why you train. He also talks about leadership a ...

Episode 361 Craig Jones ▶ Episode 361 - Craig Jones
Episode 361 - Craig Jones

Craig Jones returns to talk about his recent camp in NYC, his match with Tim Spriggs, conditioning, leg locks, gi and no-gi scrambles and breaking bad habits. He also talks about his frustrating match ...

Episode 360 Amanda Leve ▶ Episode 360 - Amanda Leve
Episode 360 - Amanda Leve

Amanda Leve joins the show to talk about competition mindset, competing against male athletes, submission only rules, drilling and managing competition anxiety. She also discusses her recent ADCC Tria ...

Episode 359 Ricardo Liborio 3 ▶ Episode 359 - Ricardo Liborio 3
Episode 359 - Ricardo Liborio 3

In his 3rd appearance on the show, Master Ricardo Liborio talks about his plans to bring BJJ to universities and schools across the US and his Resenha event. He also talks about the therapeutic effect ...

Episode 358 Quentin Rosenzweig ▶ Episode 358 - Quentin Rosenzweig
Episode 358 - Quentin Rosenzweig

Quentin Rosenzweig joins the show to talk about building a career outside the IBJJF through super fights and submission only events. He also discusses leg locks, trends in BJJ and his thoughts on teac ...

Episode 357 Bernardo Faria returns ▶ Episode 357 - Bernardo Faria returns
Episode 357 - Bernardo Faria returns

Bernardo Faria returns to the show after 3 years! He talks about the development of his game, effective positions for older practitioners and the formation of BJJ Fanatics. He also gives technical ins ...

GCP Throwback Demian Maia ▶ GCP Throwback - Demian Maia
GCP Throwback - Demian Maia

This is a throwback episode from the GCP archive originally recorded in December 2016 (excuse the audio quality). Demian Maia talks about his life and career and shares his thoughts on training, teach ...

Episode 355 Kurt Osiander ▶ Episode 355 - Kurt Osiander
Episode 355 - Kurt Osiander

GCP's most interviewed man returns for an update on his school, his recent Australian and Korean tours and shares some AirBnB adventure stories. He also takes several questions from the listeners! ...

Episode 354 Nick Rodriguez ▶ Episode 354 - Nick Rodriguez
Episode 354 - Nick Rodriguez

Nick Rodriguez joins the show to talk about his wrestling background, his life story and winning an ADCC trials bronze medal as a blue belt. He also talks about work ethic and retaining what you learn ...

Episode 352 Mike Swain ▶ Episode 352 - Mike Swain
Episode 352 - Mike Swain

One of the most decorated American Judokas of all time, Mike Swain joins the show to talk about winning the Judo world championship, developing his game, training in Japan and the decision to retire. ...

Episode 351 Roberto Roleta Magalhaes ▶ Episode 351 - Roberto Roleta Magalhaes
Episode 351 - Roberto Roleta Magalhaes

Professor Roleta is one of the greatest champions of the sport and the man credited with developing the inverted guard position. He talks about having an unorthodox style, athleticism and the sport ...

Episode 350 Francisco Toco Albuquerque ▶ Episode 350: Francisco Toco Albuquerque
Episode 350: Francisco Toco Albuquerque

Professor Toco is a highly respected instructor. Some of his students include Alexandre Pulga and Cyborg Abreu. He talks about Carlson Gracie, the Vale Tudo days of Rio and surfing. He also talks ab ...

Episode 348 Rory Singer ▶ Episode 348 - Rory Singer
Episode 348 - Rory Singer

Rory Singer is a BJJ Black Belt and retired MMA fighter and UFC veteran. He talks about the application of combat sports in real world self defense situations, his MMA career and his journey as a gym ...

Episode 347 Brian Jones ▶ Episode 347 - Brian Jones
Episode 347 - Brian Jones

Brian Jones is a BJJ and Judo Black Belt and one of the leading experts on sandbag training. He talks about self defense, BJJ in the 90's and fighting how you train. He also talks about the unique su ...

Episode 346 Cat Clarke ▶ Episode 346 - Cat Clarke
Episode 346 - Cat Clarke

Cat Clarke is a BJJ Brown Belt and the promoter behind Sub Series Pro, a rapidly growing organization out of Canada. He talks about running events, weight loss, dealing with athletes, growing BJJ's ma ...

Episode 345 Dr Peter Goldman ▶ Episode 345 - Dr. Peter Goldman
Episode 345 - Dr. Peter Goldman

Dr. Peter Goldman is a BJJ Black Belt and the chiropractor of stars like Rickson and Kron Gracie, BJ Penn, Clark Gracie and several others. He talks about his journey, longevity, preserving your neck ...

Neiman Gracie ▶ Neiman Gracie
Neiman Gracie

Professor Neiman Gracie joins the show to talk about the value of positional training, BJJ for MMA, fight strategy for Jiu-Jitsu athletes and learning from John Danaher. He also explains why training ...

Episode 343 Marti Malloy ▶ Episode 343 - Marti Malloy
Episode 343 - Marti Malloy

Judo star Marti Malloy joins the show to talk about her Olympic experience, training smart, lessons learned from the mats and managing pressure in competition. She also reflects on the most significan ...

Episode 342 Josh Leduc ▶ Episode 342 - Josh Leduc
Episode 342 - Josh Leduc

Josh Starlord Leduc joins the show to talk about mixing BJJ and Catch Wrestling, pre-competition anxiety, leg locks and preserving energy. He also talks about his upcoming title match against curren ...

Episode 341 Marcelo Cohen ▶ Episode 341 - Marcelo Cohen
Episode 341 - Marcelo Cohen

Marcelo Cohen joins the show to talk about old school vs new school teaching methods, adapting BJJ to your body type and visualization and mentality. He also goes deep on the Kimura and the mistakes t ...

Episode 340 Clark Gracie ▶ Episode 340 - Clark Gracie
Episode 340 - Clark Gracie

Clark Gracie returns to talk about growing an academy, managing an affiliation, team loyalty, his thoughts on cross training and the value of competition as a measuring tool. He also talks about compe ...

Episode 339 Marcos Tinoco ▶ Episode 339 - Marcos Tinoco
Episode 339 - Marcos Tinoco

Marcos Tinoco joins the show to share his inspiring life story. He talks about fighting through adversity, the value of work ethic, moving to NY to train under Marcelo Garcia, competing with no pressu ...

Episode 338 Marcos Flores ▶ Episode 338 - Marcos Flores
Episode 338 - Marcos Flores

Marcos Flores is the director of USA tournaments for Grappling Industries and a highly experienced referee. He talks about starting BJJ in his 30s, longevity on the mats, reffing over 10,000 matches a ...

Episode 337 Harry Smith ▶ Episode 337 - Harry Smith
Episode 337 - Harry Smith

Harry Smith is a Catch Wrestler, BJJ enthusiast and former WWE superstar. He is also the son of WWE legend British Bulldog. He talks about the value of fundamentals, training in Japan, how Catch and B ...

Episode 336 Drew Weatherhead ▶ Episode 336 - Drew Weatherhead
Episode 336 - Drew Weatherhead

Drew Weatherhead is the mind behind the hit Instagram meme profile Because_Jitsu. He talks about how he found BJJ, the growth of the BJJ scene in Canada, how he started making memes and Jiu-Jitsu i ...

Episode 335 Dhiego Lima ▶ Episode 335 - Dhiego Lima
Episode 335 - Dhiego Lima

Dhiego Lima talks about leaving football to pursue MMA, managing nerves before a fight, training BJJ with strikes, why he trains in the gi and fighting through adversity. He also expresses interest in ...

Episode 334 Kurt Osiander Halloween 2018 ▶ Episode 334 - Kurt Osiander Halloween 2018
Episode 334 - Kurt Osiander Halloween 2018

Kurt is back for the 2018 Halloween Special! Kurt talks about his upcoming Australian tour, strategies for fighting various wild animals, UFOs, corn mazes, Unsolved Mysteries, serial killers and his t ...

Epiosde 333 Rob from McDojo Life ▶ Epiosde 333 - Rob from McDojo Life
Epiosde 333 - Rob from McDojo Life

Rob from McDojo Life joins the show to talk about cults, frauds, chi blasts and angry online ninjas! He also talk about why he enjoys teaching and how martial arts prevents bullying. ...

Episode 332 Junior Assuncao ▶ Episode 332 - Junior Assuncao
Episode 332 - Junior Assuncao

Junior Assuncao is a seasoned MMA fighter and long time practitioner of Jiu-Jitsu. He talks about the early BJJ scene, new school vs old school mentality, bullying and the current state of BJJ in Braz ...

Episode 331 Rondel Benjamin ▶ Episode 331 - Rondel Benjamin
Episode 331 - Rondel Benjamin

Rondel Benjamin introduced Jiu-Jitsu to Trinidad & Tobago in 2000 and has helped build the community there for the last 18 years. He talks about strategy and concepts in BJJ, invisible Jiu-Jitsu, brea ...

Episode 330 Rob Austin ▶ Episode 330 - Rob Austin
Episode 330 - Rob Austin

Rob Austin of the Big Jiu-Jitsu Podcast joins the show to talk about his journey in Jiu-Jitsu, the life lessons he's learned along the way and making time for training despite a hectic schedule. ...

Episode 329 Brandon Ruiz ▶ Episode 329 - Brandon Ruiz
Episode 329 - Brandon Ruiz

Brandon Ruiz is a decorated grappling champion and coach. He discusses work ethic, avoiding burnout, competition strategy and mental preparation. He also talks about finding yourself through grappling ...

Episode 328 Raul Ramirez ▶ Episode 328 - Raul Ramirez
Episode 328 - Raul Ramirez

Raul Ramirez joins the show to talk about his journey through Catch Wrestling, Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine, training at the Snake Pit and training intensity. He also talks about Catch Wrestling A ...

Episode 327 Curran Jacobs ▶ Episode 327 - Curran Jacobs
Episode 327 - Curran Jacobs

Curran Jacobs joins the show to talk about overcoming bullying through wrestling, mental toughness, how Catch Wrestling and BJJ can help each other, staying focused during tough times and his desire t ...

Episode 326 Mahamed Aly returns ▶ Episode 326 - Mahamed Aly returns!
Episode 326 - Mahamed Aly returns!

Mahamed Aly returns just off his first Black Belt World Championship! He talks about managing injuries, ideal training frequency, recovery advice and the importance of quality sleep. He also talks abo ...

Episode 325 Albert Lim ▶ Episode 325 - Albert Lim
Episode 325 - Albert Lim

Albert Lim is one of Malaysia's most experienced BJJ athletes and coaches. He talks about his journey through the art, the BJJ scene in Malaysia and rolling without rounds. He also talks about taking ...

Episode 324 Jared Feierabend ▶ Episode 324 - Jared Feierabend
Episode 324 - Jared Feierabend

Professor Jared Feierabend joins the show to talk about learning from the greats, meeting Grandmaster Helio Gracie, learning to flow and managing training with age. He also discusses living in the wil ...

Episode 323 Alex Humen ▶ Episode 323 - Alex Humen
Episode 323 - Alex Humen

Alex Humen joins the show to talk about his transition from Wrestling to BJJ, overcoming bullying, managing competition anxiety and conditioning for grappling. He also gives technical insight to the D ...

Episode 322 Jena Bishop ▶ Episode 322 - Jena Bishop
Episode 322 - Jena Bishop

Professor Jena Bishop joins the show to talk about pursuing Jiu-Jitsu with a significant other, her competition mindset and work ethic. She also shares great insight on the closed guard and timing you ...

Episode 321 Jamil Hill ▶ Episode 321 - Jamil Hill
Episode 321 - Jamil Hill

Jamil Hill joins the show to talk about his recent World Championship, avoiding complacency and the evolution of his style. He also talks about the importance of setting a good example and how BJJ kep ...

Episode 320 Flavio Behring ▶ Episode 320 - Flavio Behring
Episode 320 - Flavio Behring

Grandmaster Flavio Behring has over 70 years experience in Jiu-Jitsu. He talks about the early days with his instructor Grandmaster Helio Gracie, self defense Jiu-Jitsu, dealing with multiple attacker ...

Episode 319 Kurt Osiander ▶ Episode 319 - Kurt Osiander
Episode 319 - Kurt Osiander

Kurt is back to talk about his recent UK tour, his upcoming Australian tour and to update us on the progress of Empire Jiu-Jitsu! He also talks about shark cages, wildfires, eating raccoons, and prais ...

Episode 318 Steve Maxwell returns ▶ Episode 318 - Steve Maxwell returns
Episode 318 - Steve Maxwell returns

Professor Steve Maxwell returns to talk about globetrotting, self defense, and dealing with armed attacks. He also talks about avoiding muscular imbalances, over-training, out of control egos and the ...

Episode 317 Richie Boogeyman Martinez re ▶ Episode 317 - Richie Boogeyman Martinez returns!
Episode 317 - Richie Boogeyman Martinez returns!

Richie Boogeyman Martinez returns to the show to talk about submitting Sakuraba, running tournaments and growing an academy. He also gives great insight on competition mindset and learning from loss ...

Episode 316 Steve Austin ▶ Episode 316 - Steve Austin
Episode 316 - Steve Austin

Steve Austin has over 20 years of experience training, competing and teaching martial arts. He talks about overcoming a childhood disease, dealing with bullying as a kid and why it's important to reac ...

Episode 315 Lavell Marshall ▶ Episode 315 - Lavell Marshall
Episode 315 - Lavell Marshall

Lavell Marshall is a World and National Champion of Shuai Jiao Chinese Wrestling. He is also a NYC Mongolian Wrestling Champion. He gives an education on Shuai Jiao and talks about ego, tournament min ...

Episode 314 Francisco Sinistro Iturralde ▶ Episode 314 - Francisco Sinistro Iturralde
Episode 314 - Francisco Sinistro Iturralde

Francisco Sinistro joins the show to talk about his beginnings in Ecuador, his recent performance at the KO Finisher and having a winning mindset. He also talks about training with Cobrinha and the ...

Episode 313 Ishmael Bentley ▶ Episode 313 - Ishmael Bentley
Episode 313 - Ishmael Bentley

Professor Ishmael Bentley joins the show to talk about his incredible outreach program, the International Jiu-Jitsu Education Fund. This program helps kids in struggling communities around the world g ...

Episode 312 Adam Big Red Sachnoff ▶ Episode 312 - Adam Big Red Sachnoff
Episode 312 - Adam Big Red Sachnoff

Big Red of one of 10th Planet's most active competitors. Coming off his recent team win at Quintet 2, Adam talks about competition mindset, flexibility for big guys and embracing your attributes. He ...

Episode 311 Piet Wilhelm ▶ Episode 311 - Piet Wilhelm
Episode 311 - Piet Wilhelm

Piet Wilhelm joins the show and speaks candidly about growing up in foster care, living on his own at 12 years old and eventually joining the military. He also talks about helping veterans through BJJ ...

Episode 310 Bret Perchaluk ▶ Episode 310 - Bret Perchaluk
Episode 310 - Bret Perchaluk

Bret Perchaluk is a BJJ Black Belt, Judo Black Belt and a former D1 Wrestler. He talks about the benefits of exploring various styles and his traditional martial arts background. He also gives great t ...

Episode 309 Mark Turner ▶ Episode 309 - Mark Turner
Episode 309 - Mark Turner

Mark Turner is the first non-Brazilian to earn a black belt under Demain Maia. He talks about how he found Jiu-Jitsu, learning from Demian, rule sets in Jiu-Jitsu and building a curriculum. He also gi ...

Episode 308 Seph Smith ▶ Episode 308 - Seph Smith
Episode 308 - Seph Smith

Seph Smith is the first black belt under Professor Ryan Hall and a respected competitor and instructor. He talks about how he found Jiu-Jitsu, BS in martial arts and being stuck at a rank for a long t ...

Episode 307 Diego Herzog ▶ Episode 307 - Diego Herzog
Episode 307 - Diego Herzog

Diego Nosferatu Herzog joins the show to talk about BJJ for MMA, his match against Roger Gracie and his favorite thing about teaching. He also shares his thoughts on the Submission Only ruleset and ...

Episode 306 USA Combat Wrestling ▶ Episode 306 - USA Combat Wrestling
Episode 306 - USA Combat Wrestling

While in St Louis to commentate the 2018 USA Combat Wrestling Nationals, Ryan takes time to interview Sambo Steve Koepfer, Vlad Koulikov and the USCW Team USA winners! ...

Episode 305 Claudia Doval ▶ Episode 305 - Claudia Doval
Episode 305 - Claudia Doval

Claudia Doval joins the show to talk about her recent world title, turning 30, managing injuries, coping with burn-out and the Spider Guard! She also sounds off on bias in Jiu-Jitsu against women and ...

Episode 304 Arin Adjamian returns ▶ Episode 304 - Arin Adjamian returns!
Episode 304 - Arin Adjamian returns!

Arin Adjamian returns to talk more about nutrition and to answer questions from listeners! He covers everything from acid reflux, gut health, Big Pharma and CBD oil. He also gives his thoughts on popu ...

Episode 303 Alex Atala ▶ Episode 303 - Alex Atala
Episode 303 - Alex Atala

Alex Atala is a world renown chef and culinary celebrity who has been featured on CNN, Netflix and Brazilian television. He is also a BJJ Brown Belt under Demian Maia. He talks about his journey and h ...

Episode 302 Nathiely De Jesus ▶ Episode 302 - Nathiely De Jesus
Episode 302 - Nathiely De Jesus

One of the top female competitors of her generation, Nathiely De Jesus talks about the law of attraction, using Jiu-Jitsu to overcome health issues, training at the infamous Cicero Costha Academy and ...

Episode 301 Kurt Osiander live in San Fr ▶ Episode 301 - Kurt Osiander live in San Francisco
Episode 301 - Kurt Osiander live in San Francisco

Ryan visits San Francisco and catches up with Kurt. They recap Kurt's event The KO Finisher, their time spent in SF, strangers offering Ryan drugs and Kurt's upcoming tours. Kurt also drops a bombshel ...

Episode 300 Jimmy Pedro ▶ Episode 300 - Jimmy Pedro
Episode 300 - Jimmy Pedro

One of the most decorated American Judokas of all time, Sensei Jimmy Pedro talks about his Olympic experience, his thoughts on modern Judo and his grappling conditioning. He also talks about accepting ...

Episode 299 Davi Ramos ▶ Episode 299 - Davi Ramos
Episode 299 - Davi Ramos

Davi Ramos is one of the most decorated BJJ competitors today and a current UFC lightweight. He talks about mentality, setting the pace in a match, how Jiu-Jitsu changes for MMA and whether or not gra ...

Epsiode 298 Bruno Frazatto ▶ Epsiode 298 - Bruno Frazatto
Epsiode 298 - Bruno Frazatto

Bruno Frazzato joins the show to talk about managing competition nerves, Jiu-Jitsu for MMA, his time spent at Team Brasa and the birth and growth of Team Atos. He also gives guard passing tips and dis ...

Episode 297 Sylvio Behring ▶ Episode 297 - Sylvio Behring
Episode 297 - Sylvio Behring

Master Sylvio Behring joins the show for an excellent conversation about self defense, situational awareness and legality of defending yourself. He also talks about the old days in Rio, challenge matc ...

Epiosde 295 Jake Shannon ▶ Epiosde 295 - Jake Shannon
Epiosde 295 - Jake Shannon

Jake Shannon is a highly respected figure in the world of Catch Wrestling. He talks about the history of the style, his time spent with the legends of the sport and Professional Wrestling. He also tal ...

Episode 294 Josh The Punk Thomson ▶ Episode 294: Josh The Punk Thomson
Episode 294: Josh The Punk Thomson

Josh The Punk Thomson joins the show to talk about how his MMA career began, his grappling influence, fighting for the UFC and PRIDE and how kettlebells have helped his conditioning. He also talks a ...

Episode 293 Brian McLaughlin ▶ Episode 293 - Brian McLaughlin
Episode 293 - Brian McLaughlin

Brian McLaughlin tells the story of being a frail chess club member in high school to becoming a professional MMA fighter. He also talks about the early days of BJJ in NY, being a TUF season 8 cast me ...

Episode 292 Brian Jiu Jitsu Cop James ▶ Episode 292 - Brian Jiu-Jitsu Cop James
Episode 292 - Brian Jiu-Jitsu Cop James

Brian James, aka Jiu-Jitsu Cop is an active police officer and BJJ purple belt who works to encourage police across the country to learn Jiu-Jitsu. He talks about how Jiu-Jitsu has saved him (litera ...

Episode 290 Chris Martin ▶ Episode 290 - Chris Martin
Episode 290 - Chris Martin

Chris Martin is a BJJ purple belt with a unique story to tell. Chris is an instructor who survived a stroke that was caused from an accident while rolling and takes the time to spread awareness to oth ...

Episode 289 Erik Paulson returns ▶ Episode 289 - Erik Paulson returns!
Episode 289 - Erik Paulson returns!

One of our earliest guests, Erik Paulson returns over 280 episodes later! We catch up with him and discuss why he doesn't coach fighters anymore, growing take down skills, attack sequences, escaping l ...

Epsiode 288 Rodrigo Antunes ▶ Epsiode 288 - Rodrigo Antunes
Epsiode 288 - Rodrigo Antunes

Rodrigo Antunes joins the show to talk about starting training at a young age, coming up with world class mentors, plateaus in training, teaching kids and managing parents, heavyweight Jiu-Jitsu and h ...

Episode 287 Federico Tisi ▶ Episode 287 - Federico Tisi
Episode 287 - Federico Tisi

Federico Tisi is a world renown instructor and the first Italian to receive a BJJ Black Belt. He talks about building knowledge, the white belt process, teaching teachers, mindfulness, longevity and t ...

Episode 286 Kurt Osiander live ▶ Episode 286 - Kurt Osiander live
Episode 286 - Kurt Osiander live

**USE HEADPHONES TO LISTEN** To see the video of this episode, join the Grappling Central group on Facebook, where it was streamed live! Kurt talks about his recent Asia tour, getting kicked out of th ...

Episode 283 Chad George w special guest ▶ Episode 283 - Chad George w/ special guest co-host Rose Gracie
Episode 283 - Chad George w/ special guest co-host Rose Gracie

Ryan is joined by special guest co-host, Rose Gracie! Together they interview WEC and Bellator veteran Chad George. Chad talks about his passion for teaching, accidentally starting his MMA career an ...

Episode 282 Tyler Driskell ▶ Episode 282 - Tyler Driskell
Episode 282 - Tyler Driskell

Tyler Driskell is a teammate, instructor and good friend of Ryan's who has a unique story and interesting perspective of BJJ. He talks about why he competes, leg locks, progression in Jiu-Jitsu, Gi vs ...

Episode 281 Gary Goltz ▶ Episode 281 - Gary Goltz
Episode 281 - Gary Goltz

Sensei Gary Goltz joins the show to talk about starting Judo in 1965, life lessons from competition, advice for parents and his strong desire to see BJJ and Judo work together more. He also tells the ...

Episode 278 Fernando Yamasaki ▶ Episode 278 - Fernando Yamasaki
Episode 278 - Fernando Yamasaki

Professor Yamasaki joins the show to discuss cross training, why BJJ won't be in the Olympics, Women's Jiu-Jitsu, take downs and building a kids program. He also tells the story of removing a drug dea ...

Episode 277 Roberto Gordo Correa ▶ Episode 277 - Roberto Gordo Correa
Episode 277 - Roberto Gordo Correa

Professor Gordo is the man credited with developing the Half Guard into an offensive position. He talks about the rules in BJJ competition, finding the right school for you and training though injur ...

Episode 276 Helio Soneca Moreira ▶ Episode 276: Helio Soneca Moreira
Episode 276: Helio Soneca Moreira

Professor Helio Soneca joins the show to talk about the early days of Gracie Barra, career opportunities in BJJ, working with elite MMA fighters and building an academy. He also states that the Rubb ...

GCP Episode 275 Charlie Liu ▶ GCP Episode 275 - Charlie Liu
GCP Episode 275 - Charlie Liu

Professor Charlie Liu is the co-founder of Digitsu and a long time BJJ practitioner. He talks about self defense, small joint manipulation, asking questions in class, starting Digitsu and filming disa ...

Episode 274 Amal Easton ▶ Episode 274 - Amal Easton
Episode 274 - Amal Easton

Amal Easton joins the show to talk about being one of the first Americans to travel to Brazil to learn BJJ in the early 90's, meeting Renzo Gracie, BJJ for every day people and training for longevity. ...

Epiosde 272 Luiz Palhares ▶ Epiosde 272: Luiz Palhares
Epiosde 272: Luiz Palhares

Master Luiz Palhares joins the show and talks about BJJ in Brazil in the 1970's and 80's, Training under Rolls and Rickson Gracie, Vale Tudo in the 90's and why he is a firm believer of training in th ...

Episode 268 Robert Drysdale 2 ▶ Episode 268 - Robert Drysdale 2
Episode 268 - Robert Drysdale 2

Robert Drysdale has been traveling all over Brazil and Japan gathering historical data for the documentary film Closed Guard. Some of what he's found may make you question what you thought you knew ...

Episode 267 Jon Calestine ▶ Episode 267 - Jon Calestine
Episode 267 - Jon Calestine

Fresh off winning the EBI Featherweight championship, Jonathan Calestine joins the show to recap the event and talk about his rise in the sport. He also talks about the struggles of being a full time ...

Episode 266 Matt Kaplan ▶ Episode 266 - Matt Kaplan
Episode 266 - Matt Kaplan

Matt Kaplan joins the show for a hilarious and entertaining episode! Topics include pro wrestling death matches, pro wrestling moves in MMA, leg locks, punk rock and rolling drunk. He also talks about ...

Episode 265 David Aguzzi 2 ▶ Episode 265 - David Aguzzi 2
Episode 265 - David Aguzzi 2

David Aguzzi is back to talk about the growth of Grappling Industries, the BJJ ban in Montreal and training referees. He also gives a deep breakdown of what it costs to run a tournament and why entrie ...

Episode 264 Justin Garcia returns ▶ Episode 264 - Justin Garcia returns
Episode 264 - Justin Garcia returns

Justin Master Chim Garcia makes his second appearance on the show for a deep discussion of self defense, dealing with armed attackers from a grappling standpoint and building muscle memory. He also ...

Epiosde 263 Ben Kovacs ▶ Epiosde 263 - Ben Kovacs
Epiosde 263 - Ben Kovacs

Ben Kovacs is the founder of The Guardian Gym, a martial arts school that allows disadvantaged kids and adults train for free or for a rate that they can afford. He talks about how the project started ...

Episode 262 Daniel Perez ▶ Episode 262 Daniel Perez
Episode 262 Daniel Perez

Daniel Perez is the first American to get a Black Belt under Demian Maia. He talks about training with Demian, running his own school, finding the right training environment for you and the blue belt ...

Episode 261 Matt Larsen ▶ Episode 261 - Matt Larsen
Episode 261 - Matt Larsen

Sgt. 1st Class Matt Larsen is the man behind the US military's Modern Combatives Program. He explains why BJJ is the base style in the system, effects of adrenaline in a fight, self defense for civili ...

Episode 260 Vlad Koulikov returns ▶ Episode 260 - Vlad Koulikov returns!
Episode 260 - Vlad Koulikov returns!

Vlad Koulikov returns to the show to talk about his recent promotion to BJJ Black Belt, winning the Combat Wrestling Worlds in Japan, training through injuries, conditioning and his views on the moder ...

Joao Assis Episode 259 ▶ Joao Assis - Episode 259
Joao Assis - Episode 259

Joao Assis joins the show to talk about how Jiu-Jitsu helped him on a better path in life, learning from Leo Vieira and Mario Sperry, being a purple belt for 6 years and moving to the US without knowi ...

Luiz Panza Episode 258 ▶ Luiz Panza - Episode 258
Luiz Panza - Episode 258

Luiz Panza joins the show to talk about his recent trip to Brazil, his intro to martial arts, why his mother banned him from training as a young man, Chuck Norris jokes and his rap song he recently wr ...

Spenser Mango Episode 257 ▶ Spenser Mango - Episode 257
Spenser Mango - Episode 257

Spenser Mango is a decorated Greco Roman Wrestling champion and a 2x Team USA Olympian. He talks about finding his style, strength & conditioning, the benefits of being smaller and his Olympic experie ...

Marcio Cruz Episode 256 ▶ Marcio Cruz - Episode 256
Marcio Cruz - Episode 256

Pe De Pano joins the show to talk about how BJJ saved him from his troubled youth, the Colby Covington incident, Brazil in the 90's vs today, the ingredients of a champion and facing weaknesses head ...

Eliot Marshall Episode 255 ▶ Eliot Marshall - Episode 255
Eliot Marshall - Episode 255

UFC veteran and BJJ champion Eliot Marshall joins the show to talk about finding BJJ in 1997, cult mentalities that exist in BJJ, the UFC, his love for teaching and meditation. He also provides one of ...

Dan Camarillo Episode 254 ▶ Dan Camarillo - Episode 254
Dan Camarillo - Episode 254

Dan Camarillo joins the show to talk about keeping kids interested in Jiu-Jitsu, structuring a curriculum, injury prevention, training take downs safely and taking breaks from training. He also tells ...

Justin Flores Episode 253 ▶ Justin Flores - Episode 253
Justin Flores - Episode 253

Justin Flores joins the show to talk about learning online, universal truths in grappling, broadening your horizons and being the captain of your own ship. He also talks about coaching Ronda Rousey an ...

Shintaro Higashi Episode 252 ▶ Shintaro Higashi - Episode 252
Shintaro Higashi - Episode 252

Shintaro Higashi joins the show to talk about the pressures of being the son of a Judo legend, how rule sets impact grappling styles, his diverse grappling experience and pursuing the Olympics. He als ...

Mario Sperry Episode 251 ▶ Mario Sperry - Episode 251
Mario Sperry - Episode 251

Mario Sperry talks about the early days of Carlson's academy and shares several epic stories including fighting Wallid Ismail on a bathroom floor, surfing brawls and his old rivalry with Royler Gracie ...

Abmar Barbosa Epsiode 250 ▶ Abmar Barbosa - Epsiode 250
Abmar Barbosa - Epsiode 250

Abmar Barbosa is a respected BJJ champion and instructor known for his exciting, fast-paced style. He talks about how bullying led him to BJJ, overcoming adrenaline dumps, money in Jiu-Jitsu and defea ...

Gustavo Pires Episode 249 ▶ Gustavo Pires - Episode 249
Gustavo Pires - Episode 249

Gustavo Siri Pires is a decorated champion and instructor. He talks about appreciating the basics, having a sibling who trains, closed guard and competing against friends. He also talks about compet ...

Joey Alvarado Episode 248 ▶ Joey Alvarado - Episode 248
Joey Alvarado - Episode 248

Joey Alvarado is a BJJ champion, retired MMA fighter and founder of KettleJitsu. He talks about the seedy early days of MMA, bullying in modern times and his exposure to influential black belts. He al ...

Karel Silverfox Pravec Episode 247 ▶ Karel Silverfox Pravec - Episode 247
Karel Silverfox Pravec - Episode 247

Karel Silverfox Pravec is a highly respected instructor. He talks about the early days of BJJ in the US, dead ends to avoid in training and staying ahead of younger opponents as a middle aged practi ...

Gregg Humphreys Episode 246 ▶ Gregg Humphreys - Episode 246
Gregg Humphreys - Episode 246

U.S. Sambo pioneer Gregg Humphreys joins the show to talk about how bullying led him to martial arts, misconceptions about Sambo, coaching at Militech Fighting Systems and kettlebells. He also talks a ...

David Adiv Episode 245 ▶ David Adiv - Episode 245
David Adiv - Episode 245

David Adiv joins the show to talk about transitioning from Judo to Jiu-Jitsu, the differences between BJJ and Judo newaza and self defense applications of sport BJJ. He also gives great insight on sel ...

Craig Jones Epsiode 244 ▶ Craig Jones - Epsiode 244
Craig Jones - Epsiode 244

Fresh off EBI 14, Craig Jones joins the show to talk about his performance, the evolution of his game, flexibility, leg locks and avoiding complacency. He also talks about his upcoming superfight rema ...

Rolles Gracie Episode 243 ▶ Rolles Gracie - Episode 243
Rolles Gracie - Episode 243

Rolles Gracie joins the show to talk about growing up in the Gracie family, how to keep kids interested in Jiu-Jitsu and the early days of Renzo's academy. He also talks about prank calls with Draculi ...

Gui Valente Episode 242 ▶ Gui Valente - Episode 242
Gui Valente - Episode 242

Professor Gui Valente joins the show to talk about best practices for running a school, growing up in a Jiu-Jitsu family and self defense! He also shares some great knowledge about the history of Jiu- ...

Positive Balance Grappling Episode 241 ▶ Positive Balance Grappling : Episode 241
Positive Balance Grappling : Episode 241

Jeffrey Cummings is a BJJ black belt and former Wrestler. Dylan Whyte is a brown belt and experienced youth instructor. Together they run a new academy in FL called Positive Balance Grappling and give ...

Robby Smith Episode 240 ▶ Robby Smith - Episode 240
Robby Smith - Episode 240

One of Greco's biggest stars and a fan favorite for his fun personality and exciting style, Robby talks about his origins, making the Olympic team and crazy stories from the road which include dodging ...

Steve Bongiorno Episode 239 ▶ Steve Bongiorno: Episode 239
Steve Bongiorno: Episode 239

Steve Bongiorno is a Ricardo Almeida Black Belt and a highly respected instructor. He talks about the early days of BJJ on the east coast, the change in martial arts that BJJ created, managing the ego ...

Alberto Crane Episode 238 ▶ Alberto Crane - Episode 238
Alberto Crane - Episode 238

Alberto Crane joins the show to talk about the early days in BJJ in the US, training in Rio, his time spent with Master Draculino, building your game and how personality an determine your style. He al ...

Paul Schreiner Episode 237 ▶ Paul Schreiner - Episode 237
Paul Schreiner - Episode 237

Paul Schreiner joins the show to talk about evolutions he's seen in BJJ over time, meditation, the underlying physics of Jiu-Jitsu and the Half Guard. He also talks about adjusting to NYC, getting rob ...

Chris Jones Episode 236 ▶ Chris Jones - Episode 236
Chris Jones - Episode 236

A US Marine combat veteran turned BJJ Champion, Chris Jones shares his story and discusses finding purpose after the military, competition mindset, building your game, his wrestling background, balanc ...

Roger Gracie returns Episode 235 ▶ Roger Gracie returns - Episode 235
Roger Gracie returns - Episode 235

Roger Gracie returns to talk about the Buchecha match, retirement, competition strategy and mindset, athleticism in Jiu-Jitsu and why he doesn't believe in complex drilling. We also debut a new game o ...

Gabe Dean Episode 234 ▶ Gabe Dean - Episode 234
Gabe Dean - Episode 234

Gabe Dean is one of the top Wrestlers in collegiate history. He talks about his intro to Wrestling through his father, why motivation isn't as important as discipline and some of the hurdles Wrestling ...

Kurt Osiander 2017 Halloween Special ▶ Kurt Osiander 2017 Halloween Special
Kurt Osiander 2017 Halloween Special

Kurt's back for the second GCP Halloween Special! Ryan and Kurt determine the BJJ styles of horror movie killers and ramble about getting fired from jobs, aliens, psychics, astrological signs and bell ...

Episode 232 Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro return ▶ Episode 232: Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro returns!
Episode 232: Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro returns!

Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro returns to talk about his recent superfights, balancing teaching and competing and the superfight he wants next. He also issues a challenge to ANYONE who has the guts to face h ...

Episode 231 Marco Gigante Villela ▶ Episode 231: Marco Gigante Villela
Episode 231: Marco Gigante Villela

Marco Gigante Villela is a respected instructor in Australia. Originally from Brazil, he talks about his journey in Jiu-Jitsu, learning from Carlos Gracie Jr and Relson Gracie, refereeing and why he ...

Episode 230 Leo Vieira returns ▶ Episode 230: Leo Vieira returns!
Episode 230: Leo Vieira returns!

Leo Vieira returns to talk about his promotion to 5th degree, returning to competition at 41 and Superfights that he is interested in. He also shares his thoughts on Roger Gracie vs Buchecha ...

Episode 229 Ronald Mann ▶ Episode 229: Ronald Mann
Episode 229: Ronald Mann

A powerful conversation with Ronald Mann, a blue belt amputee who has found new life through Jiu-Jitsu. He talks about the details of his accident, hitting rock bottom and rising from the ashes to bec ...

Episode 228 Ryan Murphy ▶ Episode 228: Ryan Murphy
Episode 228: Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy joins the show to talk about the old days of Jiu-Jitsu in Northern California, his transition from Wrestling to Jiu-Jitsu, and his favorite things about teaching. He also talks about how p ...

Episode 227 Frank Mir returns ▶ Episode 227: Frank Mir returns
Episode 227: Frank Mir returns

Frank Mir returns to talk about his release from the UFC, Bellator, USADA, Yoga and his ADCC Superfight against Chael Sonnen (later canceled after recording this interview). He also talks about cult m ...

Episode 226 Abraham Marte ▶ Episode 226: Abraham Marte
Episode 226: Abraham Marte

Abraham Marte is the first BJJ champion out of the Dominican Republic. He talks about closed guard, training through injuries and strength & conditioning. Also, Ryan makes a recording error which resu ...

Episode 225 Crosley Gracie ▶ Episode 225: Crosley Gracie
Episode 225: Crosley Gracie

Professor Crosley Gracie joins the show to talk about the challenges of growing up as a Gracie, fighting for Pride and Pancrase, Jiu-Jitsu for MMA and his epic match against his cousin Ryron Gracie! ...

Kurt Osiander Sept17 ▶ Kurt Osiander Sept17
Kurt Osiander Sept17

Kurt and Ryan talk about Ryan's month in Brazil, Kurt's disturbing Halloween costume choice, taking notes in class, Jiu-Jitsu around the world, pizza savagery, the gauntlet and IT (the movie) ...

Episode 223 Tyler Bishop ▶ Episode 223: Tyler Bishop
Episode 223: Tyler Bishop

Tyler Bishop joins the show to talk about old school MMA events, challenge matches, learning from Royler Gracie and learning online effectively. He also talks about his commentary career and the best ...

Episode 222 Dave Camarillo ▶ Episode 222: Dave Camarillo
Episode 222: Dave Camarillo

Dave Camarillo is a highly respected instructor and coached several elite MMA fighters in the UFC. He talks about transitioning from Judo to BJJ, realistic self defense, commonly neglected areas of tr ...

Episode 221 Marcel Goncalves ▶ Episode 221: Marcel Goncalves
Episode 221: Marcel Goncalves

Marcel Goncalves is the first student of Roberto Cyborg Abreu and is a decorated competitor. He tells his powerful life story and how Jiu-Jitsu helped him endure very hard times. He also talks about ...

Episode 220 Shawn Williams ▶ Episode 220: Shawn Williams
Episode 220: Shawn Williams

Professor Shawn Williams is back! We talk about injuries, injury prevention, adding Judo and Wrestling to Jiu-Jitsu and Demain Maia's title fight. Shawn also breaks down why many people quit Jiu-Jitsu ...

Episode 219 Brandon Mccaghren ▶ Episode 219: Brandon Mccaghren
Episode 219: Brandon Mccaghren

B-Mac is back! We discuss podcasting, EBI, the balance between athleticism and technique in Jiu-Jitsu, the role physical attributes play in your game, and managing the ego ...

GCP Episode 218 Gianni Grippo ▶ GCP Episode 218: Gianni Grippo
GCP Episode 218: Gianni Grippo

Gianni Grippo joins the show to talk about balancing gi and no-gi training, appreciating your rivals and making a living through Jiu-Jitsu. He also discusses etiquette when making the decision to swit ...

GCP Episode 217 Tom Deblass returns ▶ GCP Episode 217: Tom Deblass returns!
GCP Episode 217: Tom Deblass returns!

Tom Deblass is back! He talks about his recent Fight to Win match, ADCC 2017, conditioning, the Dillon Dannis beef, obsessive mindset and using skills responsibly. He also talks about how he processes ...

GCP Episode 216 Kevin Phillips ▶ GCP Episode 216: Kevin Phillips
GCP Episode 216: Kevin Phillips

Kevin Phillips is a BJJ purple belt, a comedian and co-host of The Verbal Tap Podcast. He talks about dealing with injuries, call-outs in Jiu-Jitsu, exploratory rash guards and spats, podcasting and B ...

GCP Episode 215 Vinicus Draculino Magalh ▶ GCP Episode 215: Vinicus Draculino Magalhaes
GCP Episode 215: Vinicus Draculino Magalhaes

Professor Draculino returns to the show after nearly 2 years to talk about past and current trends in Jiu-Jitsu, his prediction for future trends, learning to teach, structuring a comprehensive curric ...

GCP Community Focus Dr Chris Moriarty BJ ▶ GCP Community Focus: Dr. Chris Moriarty / BJJ Medical Research
GCP Community Focus: Dr. Chris Moriarty / BJJ Medical Research

BJJ Black Belt Dr. Chris Moriarty returns to the show to talk about his recent competitions, dealing with leg lockers, call-outs in Jiu-Jitsu and his new medical study geared towards Jiu-Jitsu practit ...

GCP Episode 214 Shane Rice ▶ GCP Episode 214: Shane Rice
GCP Episode 214: Shane Rice

Professor Shane Rice is the only Canadian Black Belt under Grandmaster Rickson Gracie. He talks about his incredible luck finding Rickson, the old days of Rickson's academy in LA and his MMA career. H ...

GCP Episode 213 Kurt Osiander ▶ GCP Episode 213: Kurt Osiander
GCP Episode 213: Kurt Osiander

Kurt makes his monthly appearance and rambles with Ryan about Game of Thrones, Slayer, corporal punishment, Ryan and Karen's Mexican adventure and zombie apocalypse strategies. ...

GCP Community Focus Mike Salemi Kettlebe ▶ GCP Community Focus: Mike Salemi / Kettlebells for Jiu-Jitsu
GCP Community Focus: Mike Salemi / Kettlebells for Jiu-Jitsu

Mike Salemi is one of the most respected strength and conditioning experts in the world. He talks about customizing your fitness to meet your needs in Jiu-Jitsu, building grip strength and timing your ...

GCP Episode 212 Enson Inoue ▶ GCP Episode 212: Enson Inoue
GCP Episode 212: Enson Inoue

Retired professional MMA fighter and BJJ Black Belt Enson Inoue talks about his time spent with Grandmaster Relson Gracie, being humble as a black belt, his MMA career and the Yakuza. He also tells th ...

Episode 211 Rose Gracie ▶ Episode 211: Rose Gracie
Episode 211: Rose Gracie

Rose if the founder of Gracie Worlds tournaments. She talks about growing up in the Gracie family, her perspective watching Jiu-Jitsu spread to the US, her views on belt ranks, tournament bias and can ...

GCP Community Focus Javier Palomo Well r ▶ GCP Community Focus: Javier Palomo / Well rounded grappling
GCP Community Focus: Javier Palomo / Well rounded grappling

Javier Palomo is a black belt in several martial arts, a purple belt in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu and a Catch Wrestling instructor. He talks about the value of exploring other grappling styles and differe ...

GCP Episode 210 Kenny Florian ▶ GCP Episode 210: Kenny Florian
GCP Episode 210: Kenny Florian

UFC veteran and Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Kenny Florian talks about BJJ in the 90's, positive mentality, managing nerves and emotions and the value of setbacks. He also talks about commentating for the UFC ...

GCP Episode 209 Raf Esparza ▶ GCP Episode 209: Raf Esparza
GCP Episode 209: Raf Esparza

Comedian, Writer and Co-Host of The Verbal Tap Podcast Raf Esparza joins the show to talk about Professional Wrestling moves that work in Jiu-Jitsu, Ryan's shattered childhood dreams of being a pro wr ...

GCP Episode 208 Mahamed Aly ▶ GCP Episode 208: Mahamed Aly
GCP Episode 208: Mahamed Aly

One of BJJ's youngest and brightest stars, Mahamed Aly joins the show to talk about cultural differences between Brazil and the US, pursuing a life of passion, adding Judo to his game and the pros and ...

GCP Episode 207 Marcelo Garcia ▶ GCP Episode 207: Marcelo Garcia
GCP Episode 207: Marcelo Garcia

Professor Marcelo Garcia is considered by many to be the greatest BJJ competitor of all time. He talks about his origins, avoiding one-dimensional training, self discipline and managing ego. He also d ...

GCP Community Focus Steve Cotter Kettleb ▶ GCP Community Focus: Steve Cotter / Kettlebells for BJJ
GCP Community Focus: Steve Cotter / Kettlebells for BJJ

Steve Cotter is one of the top resources in the world for kettlebell trianing and he is also the personal kettlebell trainer of 9x World BJJ Champion Xande Ribeiro. He talks about how to implement ket ...

GCP Episode 206 Sam Joseph 2 ▶ GCP Episode 206: Sam Joseph 2
GCP Episode 206: Sam Joseph 2

Professor Sam returns to talk about building a successful academy, why you don't need to be a world champion to be a great teacher, teaching your students the way they learn and the prank war between ...

GCP Episode 205 Ruben Alvarez 3 ▶ GCP Episode 205: Ruben Alvarez 3
GCP Episode 205: Ruben Alvarez 3

The Dade County Crippler is back! Ruben Alvarez makes his third appearance on the show and talks about self defense, his progress in the Miami Police academy, his recent performance at the Kakuto Chal ...

GCP Episode 204 Keith Owen ▶ GCP Episode 204: Keith Owen
GCP Episode 204: Keith Owen

Professor Keith Owen talks about practical self defense, avoiding cult-like academies, teaching, the reasons people quit BJJ and finding your reason to train! ...

GCP Community Focus Jerry Clanton Jiu Ji ▶ GCP Community Focus: Jerry Clanton / Jiu-Jitsu at 70 years old!
GCP Community Focus: Jerry Clanton / Jiu-Jitsu at 70 years old!

Jerry Clanton is a BJJ purple belt from Daphne, Alabama who trains and competes at 70 years old! He talks bout his start in BJJ, his favorite things about it and his inspiring message to all practitio ...

GCP Episode 203 Kurt Osiander 9 ▶ GCP Episode 203: Kurt Osiander 9
GCP Episode 203: Kurt Osiander 9

Kurt talks about his recent failed attempt at BJJ commentary, fireworks and explosives, cheap alcohol and his disappointment that the iPhone 7 can't take a punch. ...

GCP Community Focus Alec Wooden Resilien ▶ GCP Community Focus: Alec Wooden / Resilience and Defeating Cancer!
GCP Community Focus: Alec Wooden / Resilience and Defeating Cancer!

Alec Wooden is a young blue belt who survived brain cancer. He talks about how Jiu-Jitsu has impacted his life and how he tries to be a constant motivator for his team! ...

GCP Episode 202 Casey Halstead ▶ GCP Episode 202: Casey Halstead
GCP Episode 202: Casey Halstead

Coach Casey Halstead is a highly respected coach, academy owner and entrepreneur in the BJJ community. He talks about time management, common pitfalls of gym ownership and the value of a positive gym ...

GCP Episode 201 Jon Macarrao Thomas ▶ GCP Episode 201: Jon Macarrao Thomas
GCP Episode 201: Jon Macarrao Thomas

Professor Jon Thomas delivers a very insightful and technical conversation. He covers injury management, improving your weaker areas, guard retention, conditioning for BJJ and much more! ...

GCP Community Focus Dennis Ortega Life a ▶ GCP Community Focus: Dennis Ortega / Life as a new black belt
GCP Community Focus: Dennis Ortega / Life as a new black belt

Professor Dennis Ortega is a black belt under the legendary Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro. He talks about his start in BJJ, the importance of idols and dealing with pre-training anxiety ...

Episode 200 Rickson Gracie ▶ Episode 200: Rickson Gracie
Episode 200: Rickson Gracie

In our 200th episode, we are joined by the man many consider to be the greatest BJJ Black Belt of all time. Master Rickson talks about controlling your breathing, teaching Jiu-Jitsu to anyone, managin ...

GCP Episode 199 Perspectives from the Jo ▶ GCP Episode 199: Perspectives from the Journey 2
GCP Episode 199: Perspectives from the Journey 2

In the second installment of Perspectives from the Journey, Ryan sits with 8 different female practitioners of varying ranks to talk about their experiences, reasons for training, struggles, triumphs ...

GCP Community Focus Episode 8 Jay Regalb ▶ GCP Community Focus Episode 8: Jay Regalbuto / BJJ Commentary
GCP Community Focus Episode 8: Jay Regalbuto / BJJ Commentary

Professor Jay Regalbuto is a respected Black Belt who is also one of the most active commentators in the BJJ community. He has called over 1,000 matches and talks about how he got his start ...

GCP 196 Sergio Silva ▶ GCP 196 Sergio Silva
GCP 196 Sergio Silva

Professor Sergio Silva joins the show to talk about the importance of building muscle memory, Judo for Jiu-Jitsu, self defense and the gritty days of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil during the 90's. Show Notes: H ...

GCP Episode 138 Demian Maia ▶ GCP Episode 138: Demian Maia
GCP Episode 138: Demian Maia

In this episode, we are joined by arguably the greatest representative of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in MMA, Demain Maia. Demian talks about why he quit Kung Fu as a teen to start BJJ, funny stories from the ...

GCP Episode 137 David Silverfox Karchmer ▶ GCP Episode 137: David Silverfox Karchmer
GCP Episode 137: David Silverfox Karchmer

One of the most experienced and recognized BJJ referees in the United States, Professor Karchmer has reffed well over 3,000 matches in his career. He discusses some of the subtle intricaciesof reffing ...

GCP Episode 136 Amanda Tubby Alequin ▶ GCP Episode 136: Amanda Tubby Alequin
GCP Episode 136: Amanda Tubby Alequin

Amanda “Tubby” Alequin is one of the fastest rising stars of women’s Jiu-Jitsu. Just coming off her first black belt no-gi world title, Tubby discusses the differences between mens and womens BJJ, her ...

GCP Episode 135 Allan Goes ▶ GCP Episode 135: Allan Goes
GCP Episode 135: Allan Goes

A 6th degree black belt under Carlson Gracie and an MMA pioneer, Professor Allan Goes joins us to share his powerful life story. He openly talksabout how he wentfrom horrible poverty and incarceration ...

GCP Episode 134 Matt Lindland ▶ GCP Episode 134: Matt Lindland
GCP Episode 134: Matt Lindland

Coach Matt Lindland is regarded as one of the top world resources for grappling knowledge. In this episode, he discusses his career, his decision to pursue Greco-Roman Wrestling over Freestyle, his Ol ...

GCP Episode 133 Rustam Chsiev ▶ GCP Episode 133: Rustam Chsiev
GCP Episode 133: Rustam Chsiev

Rustam “The Russian Bear” Chsiev joins the show to talk about wrestling, moving to the US to chase his dreams, his success in EBI and his old school diet! ...

GCP Episode 132 Kipp Kollar ▶ GCP Episode 132: Kipp Kollar
GCP Episode 132: Kipp Kollar

Kipp Kollar is the man behind NAGA one of the most successful grappling tournaments out there. Kipp talks about his intro to grappling, the beginnings of NAGA, what goes into running a tournament and ...

GCP Episode 131 Alberto Marchetti ▶ GCP Episode 131: Alberto Marchetti
GCP Episode 131: Alberto Marchetti

Professor Alberto Marchetti is a very respected figure in the Jiu-Jitsu community, not only for his teaching, but for his business ventures within Jiu-Jitsu. If you have ever been curious about the bu ...

GCP Episode 130 Mike Bidwell ▶ GCP Episode 130: Mike Bidwell
GCP Episode 130: Mike Bidwell

In this episode, we are joined by Professor Mike Bidwell. Mike talks about his beginnings in martial arts, his unique and artistic approach to Jiu-Jitsu and being stuck at one rank for a long time! ...

GCP Episode 129 Frank Mir ▶ GCP Episode 129: Frank Mir
GCP Episode 129: Frank Mir

In this episode, we are joined by UFC superstar and former Heavyweight Champ Frank Mir. Frank talks about podcasting, Jiu-Jitsu, his MMA journey and society in general in this extended 3 hour episode! ...

GCP Episode 128 Kurt Osiander Halloween ▶ GCP Episode 128: Kurt Osiander Halloween Special
GCP Episode 128: Kurt Osiander Halloween Special

When Kurt is on the show, don’t expect your average GCP interview! In our Halloween Special, and Kurt’s 5th appearance on the show, Kurt talks about his seminar tour, ghosts in his house, crazy Hallow ...

GCP Episode 127 Nick Delpopolo ▶ GCP Episode 127: Nick Delpopolo
GCP Episode 127: Nick Delpopolo

In this episode, we are joined by Judo star Nick Delpopolo. Fresh off his performance at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Nick talks about his intriguing life story, Judo tactics and the adversity he has wor ...

GCP Episode 126 Riccardo Ammendolia ▶ GCP Episode 126: Riccardo Ammendolia
GCP Episode 126: Riccardo Ammendolia

Riccardo Ammendolia joins the show and talks about his start in Jiu-Jitsu, the BJJ scene in Canada, competing in Brazil and how he became one of the most recognizable voices in BJJ commentary ...

GCP Episode 125 Freddy Trillo ▶ GCP Episode 125: Freddy Trillo
GCP Episode 125: Freddy Trillo

Professor Freddy Trillo joins the show for an insightful and surprising look into the world of law enforcement hand to hand training and the importance of grappling in a self defense situation. ...

GCP Episode 123 Felipe Zicro Neto ▶ GCP Episode 123: Felipe Zicro Neto
GCP Episode 123: Felipe Zicro Neto

Professor Neto is a highly respected black belt and the longest running Alliance Black belt outside the team’s founders. Felipe talks about the team’s orgins, his beginnings in Jiu-Jitsu and shares so ...

GCP Episode 124 Alexander Trans ▶ GCP Episode 124: Alexander Trans
GCP Episode 124: Alexander Trans

In this episode, Alexander Trans talks about BJJ in Europe, his decision to move permanently to Rio De Janeiro and his reasons for leaving Checkmat to join GF Fight Team. He also discusses “big man” J ...

GCP Episode 122 Sambo Steve Koepfer ▶ GCP Episode 122: Sambo Steve Koepfer
GCP Episode 122: Sambo Steve Koepfer

“Sambo” Steve Koepfer is a Master of Sport in Combat Sambo, a Judo black belt and a highly sought resource for knowledge in the grappling world. Steve talks about Sambo’s history, martial arts politic ...

GCP Episode 121 Gile Huni ▶ GCP Episode 121: Gile Huni
GCP Episode 121: Gile Huni

The man behind BJJEE.com and WatchBJJ.com, Professor Guillaume “Gile” Huni talks about Jiu-Jitsu’s growth in Eastern Europe, how he began his websites and his action packed life of dodging fake black ...

GCP Episode 120 Andre Galvao 2 ▶ GCP Episode 120: Andre Galvao #2
GCP Episode 120: Andre Galvao #2

Andre Galvao returns! We catch up with what he has been up to since we spoke last, the importance of a good take down game, dealing with losses and his love for movies! Also, if you’re a fan of his bo ...

GCP Episode 119 Ashley Williams ▶ GCP Episode 119: Ashley Williams
GCP Episode 119: Ashley Williams

In this episode, we are joined by the UK’s youngest black belt Ashley Williams. An EBI veteran and rising star in the grappling world, Ashley tells us about his start in BJJ, his EBI experience and sh ...

GCP Episode 118 Marcos Santos ▶ GCP Episode 118: Marcos Santos
GCP Episode 118: Marcos Santos

In this episode, we are joined by decorated Black Belt Marcos Santos. Professor Santos talks about his time spent with the Brazilian Special Forces, real life self defense application and losing his f ...

GCP Episode 117 Roberto Cyborg Abreu ▶ GCP Episode 117: Roberto Cyborg Abreu
GCP Episode 117: Roberto Cyborg Abreu

In this episode, we are joined by one of the most decorated competitors of our time, Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. He talks about his humble beginnings, his unique learning process, his greatest achievement ...

GCP Episode 115 Rafael Domingos ▶ GCP Episode 115: Rafael Domingos
GCP Episode 115: Rafael Domingos

In this episode, decorated competitor Rafael Domingos tells the incredible story about his beginnings growing up in the projects in Sao Paulo, being taken in by Demain Maia to be groomed as his proteg ...

GCP Episode 116 Robert Drysdale ▶ GCP Episode 116: Robert Drysdale
GCP Episode 116: Robert Drysdale

A highly respected instructor, MMA fighter and Jiu-Jitsu champion, Professor Drysdale speaks very openly about PED use in both MMA and BJJ, the watering down of Jiu-Jitsu, fake black belts, crazy Kung ...

GCP Episode 114 Jeremy Horn ▶ GCP Episode 114: Jeremy Horn
GCP Episode 114: Jeremy Horn

In this episode, we are joined by MMA pioneer and submission specialist Jeremy Horn. Jeremy talks about his beginnings in martial arts and fighting, the ups and downs of his career and the importance ...

GCP Episode 113 Baret Yoshida ▶ GCP Episode 113: Baret Yoshida
GCP Episode 113: Baret Yoshida

In this episode, we are joined by Professor Baret Yoshida in his first podcast interview ever! Professor Yoshida talks about his beginnings in Hawaii, his time spent fighting in Japan and shares some ...

GCP Episode 112 Leo Leite ▶ GCP Episode 112: Leo Leite
GCP Episode 112: Leo Leite

In this episode, we are joined by Professor Leo Leite. A Judo and Jiu-Jitsu champion and undefeated MMA fighter, Leo talks about the application of Judo in Jiu-Jitsu and MMA, the highpoints in his car ...

GCP Episode 111 Matt Baker ▶ GCP Episode 111: Matt Baker
GCP Episode 111: Matt Baker

In this episode, we are joined by Professor Matt Baker. Matt talks about his time spent with his legendary instructor Master Jean Jacques Machado, the difficulties of improving in Jiu-Jitsu and his pr ...

GCP Episode 110 Reilly Bodycomb ▶ GCP Episode 110: Reilly Bodycomb
GCP Episode 110: Reilly Bodycomb

In this episode, we are joined by Reilly Bodycomb. A highly respected Sambo specialist and leg lock master, Reilly talks about his intro to grappling, the importance of a good take down game and his l ...

GCP Episode 109 Murilo Bustamante ▶ GCP Episode 109: Murilo Bustamante
GCP Episode 109: Murilo Bustamante

In this episode, we are joined by living legend Murilo Bustamante. Professor Murilo reflects on his long career, his experience fighting for Pride and the UFC, his time spent with Master Carlson Graci ...

GCP Episode 108 Milton Bastos ▶ GCP Episode 108: Milton Bastos
GCP Episode 108: Milton Bastos

In this episode, we are joined by highly decorated competitor Milton Bastos. Milton talks about the benefits of adding Wrestling to Jiu-Jitsu, his mentality when teaching and his hobbies outside Jiu-J ...

GCP Episode 107 Jimmy Fortunato ▶ GCP Episode 107: Jimmy Fortunato
GCP Episode 107: Jimmy Fortunato

In this episode, we are joined by BJJ black belt and founder of The Good Fight tournament, Jimmy Fortunato. Jimmy talks about what goes into starting a tournament, the pitfalls that exist with running ...

GCP Episode 106 AJ Agazarm ▶ GCP Episode 106: AJ Agazarm
GCP Episode 106: AJ Agazarm

In this episode, we are joined by decorated competitor AJ Agazarm. AJ talks about his unique entry to BJJ, some of his heated matches and the importance of applying tenacity to your game. He also make ...

GCP Episode 101 Rafael Lovato 2 ▶ GCP Episode 101: Rafael Lovato #2
GCP Episode 101: Rafael Lovato #2

In this episode, we are joined for the second time by Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. Fresh off his wins over Cyborg and his MMA win over Marcelo Nunes for the Legacy middleweight title, Rafael talks abou ...

GCP Episode 099 Adem Redzovic ▶ GCP Episode 099: Adem Redzovic
GCP Episode 099: Adem Redzovic

In this episode, we are joined by Professor Adem Redzovic. Adem talks about maintaining a healthy academy culture, the importance of a well rounded game and the importance of Jiu-Jitsu as a tool for l ...

GCP Episode 098 Gabi Garcia ▶ GCP Episode 098: Gabi Garcia
GCP Episode 098: Gabi Garcia

In this episode, we are joined by one of the most decorated women’s champions of all time, Gabi Garcia. Gabi talks about her physical and mental transformation in the last few years, her MMA debut and ...

GCP Episode 097 Kristina Barlaan ▶ GCP Episode 097: Kristina Barlaan
GCP Episode 097: Kristina Barlaan

In this episode, we are joined by Kristina Barlaan. An active competitor and European champion, Kristina speaks very candidly about her life and the benefits that Jiu-Jitsu can offer to women who have ...

GCP Episode 095 Bill The Grill Cooper ▶ GCP Episode 095: Bill The Grill Cooper
GCP Episode 095: Bill The Grill Cooper

In this episode, we are joined by Bill “The Grill” Cooper. Bill talks about his start in Jiu-Jitsu, how he got his nickname and his crossover to MMA. ...

GCP Episode 040 Kurt Osiander Christmas ▶ GCP Episode 040: Kurt Osiander Christmas Special
GCP Episode 040: Kurt Osiander Christmas Special

In our Christmas special we are joined by Jolly St. Osiander! The Patron Saint of tattoos, heavy metal and Jiu-Jitsu! Kurt and Ryan ramble about terrible gifts, firearms, Mexican candy and Kurt tells ...

GCP Episode 042 Daniel Strauss ▶ GCP Episode 042: Daniel Strauss
GCP Episode 042: Daniel Strauss

In this episode we are joined by “The Rasberry Ape” Daniel Strauss. Daniel tells us about the early days of BJJ in England, his strongman-style conditioning regimen and his recent heated match against ...

GCP Episode 043 Relson Gracie 2 ▶ GCP Episode 043: Relson Gracie #2
GCP Episode 043: Relson Gracie #2

In this episode, we are joined once again by Grandmaster Relson Gracie. Relson discusses his family history, tells stories from the old days and updates us on what he’s been up to since the last time ...

GCP Episode 044 Gustavo Dantas ▶ GCP Episode 044: Gustavo Dantas
GCP Episode 044: Gustavo Dantas

In this episode, we are joined by Professor Gustavo Dantas. World champion, Brazilian National champion and creator of The BJJ Mental Coach program, Gustavo takes us through the importance of breaking ...

GCP Episode 045 Jason Scully ▶ GCP Episode 045: Jason Scully
GCP Episode 045: Jason Scully

In this episode, we are joined by Jason Scully in his first podcast interview ever! BJJ black belt, World and Pan Ams bronze medalist, YouTube sensation and the mastermind behind TheGrapplersGuide.com ...

GCP Episode 046 Cole Miller ▶ GCP Episode 046: Cole Miller
GCP Episode 046: Cole Miller

In this episode, we are joined by UFC featherweight and BJJ black belt Cole Miller. Cole discusses the eye poking epidemic in MMA, fan loyalty and the missing links in the ground game in the UFC. ...

GCP Episode 047 Tarsis Humphreys ▶ GCP Episode 047: Tarsis Humphreys
GCP Episode 047: Tarsis Humphreys

In this episode, we are joined by decorated black belt Tarsis Humphreys. A World Champ, 3x Brazilian National Champ, Pan Ams Champ, Pro Cup Champ and European Champ, Tarsis discusses the highs and low ...

GCP Episode 048 Justin Garcia ▶ GCP Episode 048: Justin Garcia
GCP Episode 048: Justin Garcia

In this episode, we are joined by BJJ black belt Justin “Master Chim” Garcia. The owner of The Jungle Gym, the first MMA gym in The Bronx, NY, Justin shares his thoughts on practical self defense, mod ...

GCP Episode 049 Vlad Koulikov ▶ GCP Episode 049: Vlad Koulikov
GCP Episode 049: Vlad Koulikov

In this episode, we are joined by Sambo Master Vlad Koulikov for a full education of the history, point system, rules and ranking of both Sambo and Combat Sambo. Also a Judo black belt and BJJ purple ...

GCP Episode 041 Dan Severn ▶ GCP Episode 041: Dan Severn
GCP Episode 041: Dan Severn

The Beast is back! Our first guest ever on The Grappling Central Podcast, Dan Severn joins us once again and tells some great stories from the old No Holds Barred days. He also reflects on his days as ...

GCP Episode 011 Matt Serra ▶ GCP Episode 011: Matt Serra
GCP Episode 011: Matt Serra

A fun and insightful interview with one of the top UFC welterweights of his generation!Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra, the first American to receive a black belt under Renzo Gracie, joins ...

BJJ Fanatics 489 Jake Shields ▶ BJJ Fanatics 489: Jake Shields
BJJ Fanatics 489: Jake Shields

Jake Shields joins the show for a conversation about the life of a professional combat athlete, his new focus on Pro Grappling, why he chose to be his own manager and his passion for coaching the next ...

BJJ Fanatics 488 Jonathan Satava ▶ BJJ Fanatics 488: Jonathan Satava
BJJ Fanatics 488: Jonathan Satava

Jonathan Satava joins the show to talk about learning from Marcelo, designing your own game, teaching full time and the benefits of meditation. He also gives a detailed breakdown of the Butterfly Guar ...

BJJ Fanatics 486 Josh Barnett ▶ BJJ Fanatics 486: Josh Barnett
BJJ Fanatics 486: Josh Barnett

The Warmaster joins the show to talk about his diverse grappling background, the early days of MMA and the crazy ways he had to find training partners back in the day! He also talks about pain complia ...

BJJ Fanatics 485 Malachy Friedman ▶ BJJ Fanatics 485: Malachy Friedman
BJJ Fanatics 485: Malachy Friedman

Malachy Friedman joins the show to talk about his start in BJJ in a more MMA driven era. He also talks about what pushed him to become a coach, why he feels the gi helps your BJJ overall and the power ...

BJJ Fanatics 484 Alec Baulding ▶ BJJ Fanatics 484: Alec Baulding
BJJ Fanatics 484: Alec Baulding

Alec Baulding joins the show to talk about starting Jiu-Jitsu in a more MMA focused school, adapting BJJ to your body type and the brown belt level. He also dives deep on guard retention concepts and ...

BJJ Fanatics 483 Rafael Lovato Jr ▶ BJJ Fanatics 483: Rafael Lovato Jr
BJJ Fanatics 483: Rafael Lovato Jr

Rafael Lovato Jr joins the show for a candid and honest discussion about his transition from MMA back to BJJ competition. He talks about struggles he's overcome and what he sees for the future. He als ...

BJJ Fanatics 482 Alex Ecklin ▶ BJJ Fanatics 482: Alex Ecklin
BJJ Fanatics 482: Alex Ecklin

Alex Ecklin joins the show to talk about the importance of being persistent when developing skills, his unique academy structure and tips for coping with awkwardness when you're new to Jiu-Jitsu. He a ...

BJJ Fanatics 481 Edwin Junny Ocasio ▶ BJJ Fanatics 481: Edwin Junny Ocasio
BJJ Fanatics 481: Edwin Junny Ocasio

Edwin Junny Ocasio joins the show to share his powerful story of overcoming abuse to becoming one of Jiu-Jitsu's top athletes. He also explains why hobbyist practitioners and professional athletes n ...

BJJ Fanatics 481 Kristian Woodmansee ▶ BJJ Fanatics 481: Kristian Woodmansee
BJJ Fanatics 481: Kristian Woodmansee

Kristian Woodmansee discusses mindset, the danger of negative self-talk, overcoming plateaus and the importance of mobility on the ground. He also dives deep on Omoplatas and how to use them effective ...

BJJ Fanatics 480 Dean Lister ▶ BJJ Fanatics 480: Dean Lister
BJJ Fanatics 480: Dean Lister

Dean Lister joins the show to talk about developing a strong leg lock game, his MMA career and thoughts on teaching. He also candidly shares his experience treating CTE with psychedelics, which was fe ...

BJJ Fanatics 479 Lucas Lepri ▶ BJJ Fanatics 479: Lucas Lepri
BJJ Fanatics 479: Lucas Lepri

Lucas Lepri joins the show to talk about applying pressure and misdirection in guard passing, why competition is such a valuable tool, processing losses and his approach to student development! ...

BJJ Fanatics 478 Pete The Greek ▶ BJJ Fanatics 478 - Pete The Greek
BJJ Fanatics 478 - Pete The Greek

Pete The Greek joins the show for an entertaining conversation! Topics include his recent battles against various forms of wildlife, training and teaching while globetrotting and old school Jiu-Jitsu. ...

BJJ Fanatics 477 Drew Weatherhead ▶ BJJ Fanatics 477: Drew Weatherhead
BJJ Fanatics 477: Drew Weatherhead

Drew Weatherhead joins the show to talk about his new journey after closing his school due to Covid. He also talks about BJJ in modern MMA, the impact removing belts from the art could have and he giv ...

BJJ Fanatics 476 Davi Ramos ▶ BJJ Fanatics 476: Davi Ramos
BJJ Fanatics 476: Davi Ramos

Davi Ramos joins the show to talk about BJJ for MMA, take downs for BJJ and MMA, his love for leg locks and striking styles he feels compliment Jiu-Jitsu well. He also talks about his most difficult r ...

BJJ Fanatics 475 Bernardo Faria ▶ BJJ Fanatics 475: Bernardo Faria
BJJ Fanatics 475: Bernardo Faria

Bernardo Faria joins the show to talk about managing training expectations, growing an academy, the fact that everyone thinks their BJJ sucks and balancing life with training. He also gives technical ...

BJJ Fanatics 474 Craig Jones ▶ BJJ Fanatics 474 - Craig Jones
BJJ Fanatics 474 - Craig Jones

Craig Jones joins the show to talk about his Gringo Spanish, Shark attacks, the Gabi Garcia super fight, his time spent coaching on Ultimate Fighter, BJJ in MMA and making money in Jiu-Jitsu. He als ...

BJJ Fanatics 473 Paul Schreiner ▶ BJJ Fanatics 473: Paul Schreiner
BJJ Fanatics 473: Paul Schreiner

Paul Schreiner joins the show to talk about escaping bottom side control, learning to be comfortable in every position and controlling mat anxiety. He also discusses the importance of having an order ...

BJJ Fanatics 472 Bruno Frazatto ▶ BJJ Fanatics 472: Bruno Frazatto
BJJ Fanatics 472: Bruno Frazatto

Bruno Frazatto joins the show to talk about academy ownership, developing students and building an advanced open guard game. He also explains how he feels the fundamentals of BJJ have changed over tim ...

BJJ Fanatics Episode 471 Roger Gracie ▶ BJJ Fanatics Episode 471: Roger Gracie
BJJ Fanatics Episode 471: Roger Gracie

Roger Gracie joins the show to talk about building a dangerous mount, escaping bad positions, closed guard, coming back to training after a break and the value of positional training. He also talks ab ...

BJJ Fanatics 470 Kurt Osiander ▶ BJJ Fanatics 470: Kurt Osiander
BJJ Fanatics 470: Kurt Osiander

Kurt Osiander joins the show and in typical fashion, the interview goes right off the rails! Topics covered include diabetes, catheter injuries, moms who hate heavy metal, hospital food and an alterna ...

BJJ Fanatics 469 Braulio Estima ▶ BJJ Fanatics 469 - Braulio Estima
BJJ Fanatics 469 - Braulio Estima

Braulio Estima joins the show to talk about understanding baits, how to build responses to your opponent's actions and the Jiu-Jitsu Ecosystem. He also talks about triangles and his Head of the Sna ...

BJJ Fanatics 468 Eli Knight ▶ BJJ Fanatics 468 - Eli Knight
BJJ Fanatics 468 - Eli Knight

Eli Knight joins the show to talk about self defense application of Jiu-Jitsu, dealing with armed attackers and utilizing strikes on the ground. He also discusses safe disengagement tips as well as th ...

BJJ Fanatics 467 Lachlan Giles ▶ BJJ Fanatics 467 - Lachlan Giles
BJJ Fanatics 467 - Lachlan Giles

In this episode we are joined by Lachlan Giles! He talks about skill development, guard retention and how to avoid imbalances in your Jiu-Jitsu. He also talks about being a new dad and offers advice t ...

BJJ Fanatics Podcast episode 466 Tomer A ▶ BJJ Fanatics Podcast episode 466 - Tomer Alroy
BJJ Fanatics Podcast episode 466 - Tomer Alroy

Tomer Alroy joins the show to talk about competition and training mindset, overcoming the fear of fatigue and building a match strategy. He also gives great technical insight on guard passing and give ...

BJJ Fanatics 465 Demian Maia ▶ BJJ Fanatics 465 - Demian Maia
BJJ Fanatics 465 - Demian Maia

Demian Maia joins the show as the first guest of the NEW BJJ Fanatics Podcast! He talks about his new academy, the history of Jiu-Jitsu and gives some great technical advise on developing back control ...

Episode 464 The Next Chapter ▶ Episode 464 - The Next Chapter
Episode 464 - The Next Chapter

A special announcement ...

Episode 463 Andrew Wiltse ▶ Episode 463 - Andrew Wiltse
Episode 463 - Andrew Wiltse

Andrew Wiltse joins the show to talk about his explosive childhood, why he's very selective of techniques he uses, his thoughts on ego and why you don't need to be on a big team to succeed. He also ...

Episode 462 Brandon Mccaghren returns ▶ Episode 462 - Brandon Mccaghren returns
Episode 462 - Brandon Mccaghren returns

B-mac is back! Topics include getting through Covid restrictions, Combat Jiu-Jitsu, keeping the journey in perspective, working with injuries and coming back after a break. He also talks about his exc ...

Episode 461 Kent Peters returns ▶ Episode 461 - Kent Peters returns
Episode 461 - Kent Peters returns

Kent Peters returns to talk about zombie apocalypse scenarios, horseback riding disasters, leg locking bigger people, his hatred for quarantine cooking videos and how Covid ruined Disneyland. He also ...

Episode 460 Matt Heafy ▶ Episode 460 - Matt Heafy
Episode 460 - Matt Heafy

The frontman and guitarist of the metal band Trivium, BJJ brown belt Matt Heafy sits down to discuss how he's overcome being a slow learner, making progress while balancing work and the value of fai ...

Episode 459 Kurt Osiander ▶ Episode 459 - Kurt Osiander
Episode 459 - Kurt Osiander

Kurt is back and in typical fashion, the normal order of the show goes right off the rails… Topics discussed include gross things that dogs do, Mars rovers, intergalactic viruses, aliens, post-apocaly ...

Episode 458 Billy Graziadei ▶ Episode 458 - Billy Graziadei
Episode 458 - Billy Graziadei

Lead vocalist and guitarist of Biohazard, Billy talks about the impact BJJ has had on him, finding the art pre-UFC and his thoughts on effective teaching. He also shares some entertaining self defense ...

Episode 457 Ariel Sexton ▶ Episode 457 - Ariel Sexton
Episode 457 - Ariel Sexton

Ariel Tarzan Sexton joins the show to talk about the BJJ scene in Costa Rica, his MMA career, sports psychology, meditation and the reverse triangle. He also talks about street fights in Canada, lax ...

Episode 456 Brad Souders ▶ Episode 456 - Brad Souders
Episode 456 - Brad Souders

Brad Souders joins the show to talk about starting BJJ in a town of less than 2k people in the 90's, pursuing Judo and BJJ simultaneously, overcoming competition nerves, and how to be a good training ...

Episode 455 Michael Zenga ▶ Episode 455 - Michael Zenga
Episode 455 - Michael Zenga

Michael Zenga joins the show to talk about switching from boxing to Judo and BJJ, starting BJJ Fanatics and the growth of the company. He also gives advice for heavyweights and he provides deep, techn ...

Episode 454 Josh McKinney ▶ Episode 454 - Josh McKinney
Episode 454 - Josh McKinney

Josh McKinney joins the show to talk about competition mentality, the white belt struggle, running an efficient school and overcoming plateaus. He also trades funny podcasting stories with Ryan about ...

Episode 453 Vinny Magalhaes ▶ Episode 453 - Vinny Magalhaes
Episode 453 - Vinny Magalhaes

Vinny Magalhaes joins the show to talk about technical imbalances, developing a dangerous guard, coaching styles, how MMA impacted his Jiu-Jitsu and how he became a highly respected MMA coach. He also ...

Episode 452 Xande Ribeiro returns ▶ Episode 452 - Xande Ribeiro returns
Episode 452 - Xande Ribeiro returns

Xande returns to discuss his new affiliation, when new students should begin rolling, academy ownership and restricting techniques by rank. He also gives deep technical insight to his Diamond Concept ...

Episode 451 Rayron Gracie ▶ Episode 451 - Rayron Gracie
Episode 451 - Rayron Gracie

Rayron Gracie joins the show to talk about the unique experience of growing up in the Gracie family, his acquired taste for Jiu-Jitsu and the importance of persistence. He also speaks candidly about h ...

Episode 450 Chris Brennan ▶ Episode 450 - Chris Brennan
Episode 450 - Chris Brennan

Chris Brennan joins the show to tell his powerful story of overcoming addiction and street life to become an American pioneer in MMA. He talks about the very early days of MMA in the US and fighting i ...

Episode 459 Kurt Osiander ▶ Episode 459: Kurt Osiander
Episode 459: Kurt Osiander

Kurt is back and in typical fashion, the normal order of the show goes right off the rails… Topics discussed include gross things that dogs do, Mars rovers, intergalactic viruses, aliens, post-apocaly ...

Episode 458 Billy Graziadei ▶ Episode 458: Billy Graziadei
Episode 458: Billy Graziadei

Lead vocalist and guitarist of Biohazard, Billy talks about the impact BJJ has had on him, finding the art pre-UFC and his thoughts on effective teaching. He also shares some entertaining self defense ...

Episode 457 Ariel Sexton ▶ Episode 457: Ariel Sexton
Episode 457: Ariel Sexton

Ariel “Tarzan” Sexton joins the show to talk about the BJJ scene in Costa Rica, his MMA career, sports psychology, meditation and the reverse triangle. He also talks about street fights in Canada, lax ...

Episode 456 Brad Souders ▶ Episode 456: Brad Souders
Episode 456: Brad Souders

Brad Souders joins the show to talk about starting BJJ in a town of less than 2k people in the 90’s, pursuing Judo and BJJ simultaneously, overcoming competition nerves, and how to be a good training ...

Episode 455 Michael Zenga ▶ Episode 455: Michael Zenga
Episode 455: Michael Zenga

Michael Zenga joins the show to talk about switching from boxing to Judo and BJJ, starting BJJ Fanatics and the growth of the company. He also gives advice for heavyweights and he provides deep, techn ...

Episode 454 Josh McKinney ▶ Episode 454: Josh McKinney
Episode 454: Josh McKinney

Josh McKinney joins the show to talk about competition mentality, the white belt struggle, running an efficient school and overcoming plateaus. He also trades funny podcasting stories with Ryan about ...

Episode 453 Vinny Magalhaes ▶ Episode 453: Vinny Magalhaes
Episode 453: Vinny Magalhaes

Vinny Magalhaes joins the show to talk about technical imbalances, developing a dangerous guard, coaching styles, how MMA impacted his Jiu-Jitsu and how he became a highly respected MMA coach. He also ...

Episode 452 Xande Ribeiro returns ▶ Episode 452: Xande Ribeiro returns!
Episode 452: Xande Ribeiro returns!

Xande returns to discuss his new affiliation, when new students should begin rolling, academy ownership and restricting techniques by rank. He also gives deep technical insight to his Diamond Concept ...

Episode 451 Rayron Gracie ▶ Episode 451: Rayron Gracie
Episode 451: Rayron Gracie

Rayron Gracie joins the show to talk about the unique experience of growing up in the Gracie family, his acquired taste for Jiu-Jitsu and the importance of persistence. He also speaks candidly about h ...

Episode 450 Chris Brennan ▶ Episode 450: Chris Brennan
Episode 450: Chris Brennan

Chris Brennan joins the show to tell his powerful story of overcoming addiction and street life to become an American pioneer in MMA. He talks about the very early days of MMA in the US and fighting i ...

Episode 293 Brian McLaughlin ▶ Episode 293: Brian McLaughlin
Episode 293: Brian McLaughlin

Brian McLaughlin tells the story of being a frail chess club member in high school to becoming a professional MMA fighter. He also talks about the early days of BJJ in NY, being a TUF season 8 cast me ...

Episode 292 Brian Jiu Jitsu Cop James ▶ Episode 292: Brian “Jiu-Jitsu Cop” James
Episode 292: Brian “Jiu-Jitsu Cop” James

Brian James, aka “Jiu-Jitsu Cop” is an active police officer and BJJ purple belt who works to encourage police across the country to learn Jiu-Jitsu. He talks about how Jiu-Jitsu has saved him (litera ...

Episode 291 Colton Brown ▶ Episode 291: Colton Brown
Episode 291: Colton Brown

Colton Brown is one of Judo’s most exciting athletes today. He talks about leaving football for Judo, adapting your game, living in Japan and improving your social circle. He also talks about his 2016 ...

Episode 290 Chris Martin ▶ Episode 290: Chris Martin
Episode 290: Chris Martin

Chris Martin is a BJJ purple belt with a unique story to tell. Chris is an instructor who survived a stroke that was caused from an accident while rolling and takes the time to spread awareness to oth ...

Episode 289 Erik Paulson returns ▶ Episode 289: Erik Paulson returns!
Episode 289: Erik Paulson returns!

One of our earliest guests, Erik Paulson returns over 280 episodes later! We catch up with him and discuss why he doesn’t coach fighters anymore, growing take down skills, attack sequences, escaping l ...

Episode 288 Rodrigo Antunes ▶ Episode 288: Rodrigo Antunes
Episode 288: Rodrigo Antunes

Rodrigo Antunes joins the show to talk about starting training at a young age, coming up with world class mentors, plateaus in training, teaching kids and managing parents, heavyweight Jiu-Jitsu and h ...

Episode 287 Federico Tisi ▶ Episode 287: Federico Tisi
Episode 287: Federico Tisi

Federico Tisi is a world renown instructor and the first Italian to receive a BJJ Black Belt. He talks about building knowledge, the white belt process, teaching teachers, mindfulness, longevity and t ...

Episode 286 Kurt Osiander live ▶ Episode 286: Kurt Osiander live!
Episode 286: Kurt Osiander live!

** USE HEADPHONES TO LISTEN!** Kurt talks about his recent Asia tour, getting kicked out of the Samurai Museum in Japan, action figures and living a shirtless lifestyle. To see the video of this episo ...

Episode 285 Mauricio Gomes ▶ Episode 285: Mauricio Gomes
Episode 285: Mauricio Gomes

Master Maurico Gomes joins the show to talk about the early competition scene in Brazil, longevity in the art and Jiu-Jitsu’s customizable nature. He also covers the blue belt blues, athleticism and r ...

Episode 284 Harley Flanagan ▶ Episode 284: Harley Flanagan
Episode 284: Harley Flanagan

Harley Flanagan was the frontman and bassist for NYC’s legendary punk band Cro-Mags. He is also a Black Belt under Master Renzo Gracie and a highly respected instructor. He talks about brawls, riots, ...

Episode 283 Chad George w guest co host ▶ Episode 283: Chad George w/ guest co-host Rose Gracie
Episode 283: Chad George w/ guest co-host Rose Gracie

Ryan is joined by special guest co-host, Rose Gracie! Together they interview WEC and Bellator veteran Chad George. Chad talks about his passion for teaching, “accidentally” starting his MMA career an ...

Episode 282 Tyler Driskell ▶ Episode 282: Tyler Driskell
Episode 282: Tyler Driskell

Tyler Driskell is a teammate, instructor and good friend of Ryan’s who has a unique story and interesting perspective of BJJ. He talks about why he competes, leg locks, progression in Jiu-Jitsu, Gi vs ...

Episode 281 Gary Goltz ▶ Episode 281: Gary Goltz
Episode 281: Gary Goltz

Sensei Gary Goltz joins the show to talk about starting Judo in 1965, life lessons from competition, advice for parents and his strong desire to see BJJ and Judo work together more. He also tells the ...

Episode 280 Arin Adjamian ▶ Episode 280: Arin Adjamian
Episode 280: Arin Adjamian

Arin Adjamian talks about going from being overweight with an eating disorder to becoming a successful Sport Nutritionist and BJJ champion. He also covers meal prepping, calories, the effects of diet ...

Episode 279 Scott Shetler ▶ Episode 279: Scott Shetler
Episode 279: Scott Shetler

Ryan’s Strength & Conditioning coach Scott Shetler joins the show to talk about catering your lifting to meet your grappling needs, the impact of time limits on athletes, cardio vs muscular endurance ...

Episode 278 Fernando Yamasaki ▶ Episode 278: Fernando Yamasaki
Episode 278: Fernando Yamasaki

Professor Yamasaki joins the show to discuss cross training, why BJJ won’t be in the Olympics, Women’s Jiu-Jitsu, take downs and building a kids program. He also tells the story of removing a drug dea ...

Episode 277 Roberto Gordo Correa ▶ Episode 277: Roberto “Gordo” Correa
Episode 277: Roberto “Gordo” Correa

Professor “Gordo” is the man credited with developing the Half Guard into an offensive position. He talks about the rules in BJJ competition, finding the right school for you and training though injur ...

Episode 276 Helio Soneca Moreira ▶ Episode 276: Helio “Soneca” Moreira
Episode 276: Helio “Soneca” Moreira

Professor Helio “Soneca” joins the show to talk about the early days of Gracie Barra, career opportunities in BJJ, working with elite MMA fighters and building an academy. He also states that the Rubb ...

Episode 275 Charlie Liu ▶ Episode 275: Charlie Liu
Episode 275: Charlie Liu

Professor Charlie Liu is the co-founder of Digitsu and a long time BJJ practitioner. He talks about self defense, small joint manipulation, asking questions in class, starting Digitsu and filming disa ...

Episode 274 Amal Easton ▶ Episode 274: Amal Easton
Episode 274: Amal Easton

Amal Easton joins the show to talk about being one of the first Americans to travel to Brazil to learn BJJ in the early 90’s, meeting Renzo Gracie, BJJ for every day people and training for longevity. ...

Episode 273 Jackson Sousa ▶ Episode 273: Jackson Sousa
Episode 273: Jackson Sousa

Jackson Sousa shares his powerful life story, from beginning his life in the Favela (slums) in Rio to becoming a decorated champion. He also talks about Terere’s influence on him and for the first tim ...

Episode 272 Luiz Palhares ▶ Episode 272: Luiz Palhares
Episode 272: Luiz Palhares

Master Luiz Palhares joins the show and talks about BJJ in Brazil in the 1970’s and 80’s, Training under Rolls and Rickson Gracie, Vale Tudo in the 90’s and why he is a firm believer of training in th ...

Episode 271 Mike Palladino ▶ Episode 271: Mike Palladino
Episode 271: Mike Palladino

Mike Palladino joins the show and discusses how Pro Wrestling led him to BJJ, learning from Vlad Koulikov and Formiga, online learning, why you shouldn’t worry about rank, and competition mindset. He ...

Episode 270 Anthony Ferraro ▶ Episode 270: Anthony Ferraro
Episode 270: Anthony Ferraro

Anthony Ferraro is a NJ State Greco Champion, An accomplished high school wrestler and a Judo brown belt. He has accomplished all this despite being blind. He is the focus of the film “A Shot in the D ...

Episode 269 Kurt Osiander ▶ Episode 269: Kurt Osiander
Episode 269: Kurt Osiander

After a brief hiatus, Kurt is back! We catch up with him and talk about his upcoming Asian tour, his new drum room, rock stars fighting with fans, options for going bald, Kurt’s mustache and his naked ...

Episode 268 Robert Drysdale returns ▶ Episode 268: Robert Drysdale returns!
Episode 268: Robert Drysdale returns!

Robert Drysdale has been traveling all over Brazil and Japan gathering historical data for the documentary film “Closed Guard”. Some of what he’s found may make you question what you thought you knew ...

Episode 267 Jonathan Calestine ▶ Episode 267: Jonathan Calestine
Episode 267: Jonathan Calestine

Fresh off winning the EBI Featherweight championship, Jonathan Calestine joins the show to recap the event and talk about his rise in the sport. He also talks about the struggles of being a full time ...

Episode 266 Matt Kaplan ▶ Episode 266: Matt Kaplan
Episode 266: Matt Kaplan

Matt Kaplan joins the show for a hilarious and entertaining episode! Topics include pro wrestling death matches, pro wrestling moves in MMA, leg locks, punk rock and rolling drunk. He also talks about ...

Episode 265 David Aguzzi returns ▶ Episode 265: David Aguzzi returns!
Episode 265: David Aguzzi returns!

David Aguzzi is back to talk about the growth of Grappling Industries, the BJJ ban in Montreal and training referees. He also gives a deep breakdown of what it costs to run a tournament and why entrie ...

Episode 264 Justin Master Chim Garcia re ▶ Episode 264: Justin “Master Chim” Garcia returns!
Episode 264: Justin “Master Chim” Garcia returns!

Justin “Master Chim” Garcia makes his second appearance on the show for a deep discussion of self defense, dealing with armed attackers from a grappling standpoint and building muscle memory. He also ...

Episode 263 Ben Kovacs ▶ Episode 263: Ben Kovacs
Episode 263: Ben Kovacs

Ben Kovacs is the founder of The Guardian Gym, a martial arts school that allows disadvantaged kids and adults train for free or for a rate that they can afford. He talks about how the project started ...

Episode 262 Daniel Perez ▶ Episode 262: Daniel Perez
Episode 262: Daniel Perez

Daniel Perez is the first American to get a Black Belt under Demian Maia. He talks about training with Demian, running his own school, finding the right training environment for you and the blue belt ...

Episode 261 Matt Larsen ▶ Episode 261: Matt Larsen
Episode 261: Matt Larsen

Sgt. 1st Class Matt Larsen is the man behind the US military’s Modern Combatives Program. He explains why BJJ is the base style in the system, effects of adrenaline in a fight, self defense for civili ...

Episode 260 Vlad Koulikov returns ▶ Episode 260: Vlad Koulikov returns!
Episode 260: Vlad Koulikov returns!

Vlad Koulikov returns to the show to talk about his recent promotion to BJJ Black Belt, winning the Combat Wrestling Worlds in Japan, training through injuries, conditioning and his views on the moder ...

Episode 259 Joao Assis ▶ Episode 259: Joao Assis
Episode 259: Joao Assis

Joao Assis joins the show to talk about how Jiu-Jitsu helped him on a better path in life, learning from Leo Vieira and Mario Sperry, being a purple belt for 6 years and moving to the US without knowi ...

Episode 258 Luiz Panza ▶ Episode 258: Luiz Panza
Episode 258: Luiz Panza

Luiz Panza joins the show to talk about his recent trip to Brazil, his intro to martial arts, why his mother banned him from training as a young man, Chuck Norris jokes and his rap song he recently wr ...

Episode 257 Spenser Mango ▶ Episode 257: Spenser Mango
Episode 257: Spenser Mango

Spenser Mango is a decorated Greco Roman Wrestling champion and a 2x Team USA Olympian. He talks about finding his style, strength & conditioning, the benefits of being smaller and his Olympic experie ...

Episode 256 Marcio Pe De Pano Cruz ▶ Episode 256: Marcio “Pe De Pano” Cruz
Episode 256: Marcio “Pe De Pano” Cruz

“Pe De Pano” joins the show to talk about how BJJ saved him from his troubled youth, the Colby Covington incident, Brazil in the 90’s vs today, the ingredients of a champion and facing weaknesses head ...

Episode 255 Eliot Marshall ▶ Episode 255: Eliot Marshall
Episode 255: Eliot Marshall

UFC veteran and BJJ champion Eliot Marshall joins the show to talk about finding BJJ in 1997, cult mentalities that exist in BJJ, the UFC, his love for teaching and meditation. He also provides one of ...

Episode 449 Kody Steele ▶ Episode 449: Kody Steele
Episode 449: Kody Steele

Kody Steele joins the show to talk about transitioning from Wrestling to BJJ, developing a take down game and diet and conditioning. He also talks about overcoming shyness, his future ambitions in MMA ...

Episode 448 Andre Terencio returns ▶ Episode 448: Andre Terencio returns!
Episode 448: Andre Terencio returns!

Andre Terencio returns to talk about school ownership, building a strong curriculum, his BJJ for law enforcement program, heel hooks in the IBJJF and social projects in Brazil. He also gives advice fo ...

Episode 447 Shawn Williams returns ▶ Episode 447: Shawn Williams returns!
Episode 447: Shawn Williams returns!

Shawn joins the show for the 3rd time to talk about moving from LA, opening a new academy on the east coast, maintaining skills, patience while rolling and running an apparel brand. He also gives tech ...

Episode 446 Kody Hamrah ▶ Episode 446: Kody Hamrah
Episode 446: Kody Hamrah

Coach Kody is the dedicated wrestling coach of Demian Maia and Shogun Rua. A lifelong wrestler and former NCAA D1 team captain, Kody shares his thoughts on Wrestling for BJJ, mindset and the value of ...

Episode 445 Richard Bresler ▶ Episode 445: Richard Bresler
Episode 445: Richard Bresler

The first American to train BJJ, Richard Bresler joins the show to talk about finding the art in the 70’s and how it helped him overcome addiction. He also talks about the Gracie Garage, challenge mat ...

Episode 444 Omar Lira ▶ Episode 444: Omar Lira
Episode 444: Omar Lira

Professor Omar Lira was one of Ryan’s first instructors in Jiu-Jitsu. He joins the show to talk about starting BJJ in the 90’s, how Jiu-Jitsu pulled him away from an unhealthy lifestyle and the decisi ...

Episode 443 Jon Thor Blank ▶ Episode 443: Jon “Thor” Blank
Episode 443: Jon “Thor” Blank

Jon Blank joins the show to talk about starting Jiu-Jitsu with a Wrestling background, quitting his job for Jiu-Jitsu, opening an academy and and why he doesn’t use contracts for students. He also giv ...

Episode 442 Karel Silverfox Pravec retur ▶ Episode 442: Karel “Silverfox” Pravec returns!
Episode 442: Karel “Silverfox” Pravec returns!

Silverfox is back! We catch up with him and what he’s been up to since the pandemic and discuss gym culture, academy expansion, selecting enforcers, managing egos and overcoming plateaus. He also give ...

Episode 441 Roberto Godoi ▶ Episode 441: Roberto Godoi
Episode 441: Roberto Godoi

Roberto Godoi joins the show to talk about training since the 80’s and being part of one of Sao Paulo’s most heated rivalries with his former partner. He also talks about the guard, self defense, grip ...

Episode 440 Thomas Lisboa ▶ Episode 440: Thomas Lisboa
Episode 440: Thomas Lisboa

Thomas Lisboa joins the show to talk about beginning BJJ back when it had a bad reputation in Brazil, why white belts shouldn’t be focused on building a game yet and how offense can become defense. He ...

Episode 439 Sean Daugherty ▶ Episode 439: Sean Daugherty
Episode 439: Sean Daugherty

Sean Daugherty joins the show to talk about the early UFC days, training at the Lion’s Den, the value of learning other styles and mental coaching. He also discusses the importance of pursuing passion ...

Episode 438 Halloween Special 2020 ▶ Episode 438: Halloween Special 2020
Episode 438: Halloween Special 2020

Kurt is back for our 5th Halloween Special! Topics include cosplay, lame costumes, Ryan’s embarrassing robbery story, best and worst treats, bad horror movies, sketchy food and radioactive areas. We a ...

Episode 437 Josh Ruiz ▶ Episode 437: Josh Ruiz
Episode 437: Josh Ruiz

Sensei Josh Ruiz joins the show to talk about molding BJJ with Judo, making grips that matter and chaining techniques together. He also talks about the relation between throws and sweeps, customizing ...

Episode 436 Joe Baize ▶ Episode 436: Joe Baize
Episode 436: Joe Baize

Joe Baize joins the show to talk about unorthodox techniques, leg lock concepts and training dummies. He also opens up about battling depression through Jiu-Jitsu, building comfort with competition an ...

Episode 435 Joel Bane ▶ Episode 435: Joel Bane
Episode 435: Joel Bane

Coach Joel Bane joins the show and speaks candidly about his difficult youth and his military experience. He also shares technical mat advice from his diverse grappling background. Ryan and Joel also ...

Episode 434 Kurt Osiander ▶ Episode 434 – Kurt Osiander
Episode 434 – Kurt Osiander

Kurt is back! Still sheltered in place, Kurt vents about wildfires, paintball vs airsoft, mummies, eating paste as a kid, fugitive war criminals and his obsession with tupperware. He also talks video ...

Episode 433 Anthony Ashnault ▶ Episode 433: Anthony Ashnault
Episode 433: Anthony Ashnault

Anthony Ashnault joins the show to talk about how culture can influence success, overcoming injury and the development of important grappling skills like grip strength, hand fighting and take downs. H ...

Episode 432 Cole Miller returns ▶ Episode 432: Cole Miller returns!
Episode 432: Cole Miller returns!

Cole Miller returns to talk about life as an academy owner, building a culture of respect, training responsibly and online instruction. He also talks about self defense concepts, BJJ for law enforceme ...

Episode 431 Gilbert Durinho Burns ▶ Episode 431: Gilbert “Durinho” Burns
Episode 431: Gilbert “Durinho” Burns

Gilbert Burns joins the show to tell his inspiring life story and gives insight on building a take down game, chaining passes together and toe holds. He also talks about the importance of persistence ...

Episode 430 Renato Canuto ▶ Episode 430: Renato Canuto
Episode 430: Renato Canuto

Renato Canuto joins the show to talk about his start in the sport, the importance of being unpredictable and balancing guard work with passing. He also dives deep on his passing game, competition ment ...

Episode 429 Zack Esposito ▶ Episode 429: Zack Esposito
Episode 429: Zack Esposito

The Associate Head Wrestling Coach for Oklahoma State University, an NCAA D1 Champ and 3x All-American, Zack reflects on his career and offers advice for grapplers to incorporate Wrestling into their ...