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The Grappling Central Podcast: The biggest names in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), MMA and Grappling

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Insightful commentary by world-renown grapplers!

Insightful commentary by world-renown grapplers!

Location:

United States

Description:

Insightful commentary by world-renown grapplers!

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 407: Robert Drysdale returns!

3/27/2020
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 also updates us on his upcoming documentary Closed Guard! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android listening options – […]

Duration:03:19:32

Episode 406: Adam Wardzinski

3/20/2020
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 deep breakdown of the Butterfly Guard! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android listening options – […]

Duration:01:59:39

Episode 405: Kent Peters

3/13/2020
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 from non-dominant positions and Jiu-Jitsu for women. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android listening options – PodBean – Stitcher […]

Duration:01:31:13

Episode 404: Jeffery Donovan

3/7/2020
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 battling cancer while maintaining his journey in Jiu-Jitsu and how it inspired his “No Wall Sitting” mantra. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android listening options – […]

Duration:01:34:00

Episode 403: Emil Fischer

2/28/2020
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. He also talks about why he always studies his opponents. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android listening options – […]

Duration:01:21:34

Episode 402: Pete “The Greek” Letsos

2/23/2020
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 time spent with Master Carlson Gracie and wristlocks! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android listening options – PodBean […]

Duration:01:43:43

Episode 401: JT Torres

2/14/2020
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 lots of advice for future school owners! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android listening options – PodBean – […]

Duration:02:04:24

Episode 400: Michelle Nicolini

2/5/2020
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 also discusses her decision to become a pro MMA fighter! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android listening options – […]

Duration:01:38:56

Episode 399: Nick Rahn

1/31/2020
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 while doing so in this candid interview. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android […]

Duration:01:28:30

Episode 398: Nick Rodriguez returns!

1/25/2020
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 wrestling with BJJ and working through injuries. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android listening options – PodBean – Stitcher Radio Listen […]

Duration:01:20:23

Episode 397: Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros

1/17/2020
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 off on steroid and marijuana usage in BJJ. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android listening options – […]

Duration:03:37:19

Episode 396: Demian Maia returns

1/10/2020
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 drilling and talks about parenting as a pro fighter. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! […]

Duration:02:20:34

Episode 395: Nick “Chewy” Albin

1/3/2020
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 staying motivated as an instructor and running a gym. Click “read more” for listening options and show […]

Duration:02:18:40

Episode 394: Nathan Mendelsohn

12/27/2019
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 Vol 1 featuring the hit single “No G in a Gi”. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android listening options […]

Duration:03:37:37

Episode 393: Tomer Alroy

12/20/2019
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. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android listening options – PodBean – Stitcher Radio Listen on iPhone Listen on the Radio.com […]

Duration:01:26:27

Episode 392: Talita Alencar

12/11/2019
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 gives advice about rolling with heavier people. Click “read more” for show notes and listening options! Android listening options – PodBean […]

Duration:01:29:26

Episode 391: Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida

12/3/2019
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 knee injury was the best thing that happened to him. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android listening options – PodBean […]

Duration:01:52:06

Episode 390: Eli Knight

11/29/2019
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 defense situation. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android listening options – PodBean – Stitcher Radio Listen on iPhone […]

Duration:02:26:04

Episode 389: Adam Wheeler returns!

11/22/2019
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 of his scariest day as a SWAT officer. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android listening options – PodBean – Stitcher Radio […]

Duration:02:02:44

Episode 388: Jon Thomas returns

11/15/2019
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 usage in BJJ and answers questions from the listeners! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Android listening options […]

Duration:02:28:52