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The best interviews in BJJ, Grappling, MMA and Martial Arts! The Grappling Central Podcast features world renown guests and notable people within the Grappling and MMA community. They share their stories, opinions and advice in a one on one interview with host Ryan Ford. The goal is to bring valuable content to the Grappling community to help people along the way in their journey!

The best interviews in BJJ, Grappling, MMA and Martial Arts! The Grappling Central Podcast features world renown guests and notable people within the Grappling and MMA community. They share their stories, opinions and advice in a one on one interview with host Ryan Ford. The goal is to bring valuable content to the Grappling community to help people along the way in their journey!
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The best interviews in BJJ, Grappling, MMA and Martial Arts! The Grappling Central Podcast features world renown guests and notable people within the Grappling and MMA community. They share their stories, opinions and advice in a one on one interview with host Ryan Ford. The goal is to bring valuable content to the Grappling community to help people along the way in their journey!

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Episodes

Episode 297: Sylvio Behring

6/21/2018
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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 matches, women’s Jiu-Jitsu and his brother Marcelo Behring. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Why Grandmaster Alvaro Barreto was his main instructor instead […]

Duration:02:27:08

Episode 296: Kristian Woodmansee

6/19/2018
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Kristian Woodmansee is one of Jiu-Jitsu’s most exciting Rooster Weight competitors. He talks about the deep waters of modern BJJ, managing ego, team loyalty and being a smaller competitor. He also weighs in on ref bias and the Keenan Cornelius incident. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins How he found Jiu-Jitsu Keeping […]

Duration:01:34:01

Episode 295: Jake Shannon

6/5/2018
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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 talks about the future of Catch Wrestling! Click “see more” for show notes! Origins Finding Jiu-Jitsu in the early 90’s […]

Duration:02:47:25

Episode 294: Josh “The Punk” Thomson

5/31/2018
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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 about being a fighter at 40 years old! Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Growing up between the […]

Duration:01:23:33

Episode 293: Brian McLaughlin

5/29/2018
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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 member and his competition rivalry with Ryan Hall. Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins […]

Duration:02:05:35

Episode 292: Brian “Jiu-Jitsu Cop” James

5/24/2018
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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 (literally) on the job, and how it can do the same for others! Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins […]

Duration:01:15:10

Episode 291: Colton Brown

5/22/2018
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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 Olympic experience in Brazil! Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His recent competition in Turkey His origin story Leaving […]

Duration:01:17:22

Episode 290: Chris Martin

5/17/2018
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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 others. He is also the founder of BJJ For Change. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: […]

Duration:01:21:57

Episode 289: Erik Paulson returns!

5/15/2018
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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 leg locks and supernatural experiences! Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Catching up since his last appearance His upcoming super seminar […]

Duration:02:01:36

Episode 288: Rodrigo Antunes

5/10/2018
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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 his experience training MMA! Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Exposure to Judo and Jiu-Jitsu at a young age Having world […]

Duration:02:00:38

Episode 287: Federico Tisi

5/8/2018
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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 the value of focusing on defense as much as offense. Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Finding Jiu-Jitsu Limited information in […]

Duration:01:45:08

Episode 286: Kurt Osiander live!

5/3/2018
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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 episode, join the Grappling Central group on Facebook, where it was streamed live! Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Seminar in Alabama Pressure passing […]

Duration:01:05:39

Episode 285: Mauricio Gomes

5/1/2018
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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 rolling with his son, Roger Gracie. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Finding Jiu-Jitsu through his father Living in NY / […]

Duration:01:49:32

Episode 283: Harley Flanagan

4/26/2018
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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, NY’s old punk scene and how he got started in BJJ! Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His life before […]

Duration:01:39:25

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

4/24/2018
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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 and his viral Bellator debut. He also covers goal setting. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Chad and Ryan’s mutual friend His origin […]

Duration:01:28:30

Episode 282: Tyler Driskell

4/19/2018
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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 No-Gi and what makes an academy successful. Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His background Equalizing the ego The […]

Duration:01:29:49

Episode 281: Gary Goltz

4/17/2018
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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 hilarious story behind his Conan O’Brien appearance. Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Finding Judo in […]

Duration:01:13:12

Episode 280: Arin Adjamian

4/12/2018
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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 on testosterone, fat consumption and cutting weight. Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His intro to Jiu-Jitsu How Jiu-Jitsu saved him from […]

Duration:01:19:04

Episode 279: Scott Shetler

4/10/2018
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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 and nutrition. Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Changes in strength training over time Why he enjoys working with Jiu-Jitsu […]

Duration:01:34:07

Episode 278: Fernando Yamasaki

4/5/2018
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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 dealer from a favela with the Brazilian Federal Police! Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His diverse experience in […]

Duration:02:05:32