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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 346: Cat Clarke

1/15/2019
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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 mainstream popularity and surviving lightning strikes! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Listen on iPhone Android listening options – […]

Duration:01:08:40

Episode 345: Dr. Peter Goldman

1/8/2019
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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 and he takes questions from the GCP facebook group! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Listen on iPhone […]

Duration:01:09:01

Episode 344: Neiman Gracie

1/1/2019
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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 with a big team doesn’t guarantee success. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! Listen on iPhone Android listening options – […]

Duration:00:55:34

Episode 343: Marti Malloy

12/25/2018
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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 significant moments of her career! Click “read more” for show notes and listening options! Listen on iPhone Android listening options – PodBean – Stitcher […]

Duration:01:39:15

Episode 342: Josh “Starlord” Leduc

12/18/2018
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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 current Catch Wrestling World Champion Brandon Ruiz! Click “read more” for show notes and listening options! Listen on iPhone Android listening options – PodBean – […]

Duration:01:15:59

Episode 341: Marcelo Cohen

12/11/2018
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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 that cause people to fail finishing it. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins The old […]

Duration:01:15:01

Episode 340: Clark Gracie returns!

12/4/2018
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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 competition mindset and staying calm under pressure! Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Catching up His new academy location Growing […]

Duration:01:08:55

Episode 339: Marcos Tinoco

11/27/2018
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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 pressure and lessons he’s learned along the way. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Finding Jiu-Jitsu His first […]

Duration:01:41:33

Episode 338: Marcos Flores

11/20/2018
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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 and the intricacies or reffing. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Starting BJJ after 30 Using a slow game […]

Duration:01:35:55

Episode 337: Harry Smith

11/13/2018
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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 BJJ complement each other and bouncing back from losses. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins […]

Duration:01:42:25

Episode 336: Drew Weatherhead

11/6/2018
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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 “in the streets”. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins How he found Jiu-Jitsu The growth of BJJ […]

Duration:01:35:37

Episode 335: Dhiego Lima

11/1/2018
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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 pursuing competitive grappling after his MMA career! Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His brother’s recent MMA victory […]

Duration:01:03:31

Episode 334 – Kurt Osiander Halloween Special 2018

10/30/2018
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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 thoughts on UFC 229. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His upcoming Australian tour How to battle a shark Kurt’s Halloween […]

Duration:01:03:41

Episode 333: Rob from McDojo Life

10/25/2018
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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. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Bullying and zero tolerance policies Why kids must learn to stand up […]

Duration:01:18:30

Episode 332: Junior Assuncao

10/23/2018
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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 Brazil. He also reflects on a match against Marcelo Garcia. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Catching up […]

Duration:01:57:10

Episode 331: Rondel Benjamin

10/18/2018
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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, breathing and the importance of drilling grip fighting. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Finding BJJ His […]

Duration:01:12:04

Episode 330: Rob Austin

10/16/2018
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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. Click “Read More” for listening options and show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Developing social skills through Jiu-Jitsu Overcoming bullying through martial […]

Duration:01:23:02

Episode 329: Brandon Ruiz

10/11/2018
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Brandon Ruiz is a decorated grappling champion and coach. He discusses work ethic, avoiding burnout, competition strategy and mental preperation. He also talks about finding yourself through grappling and practicing empathy. Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His origins How Wrestling impacted him as a young man Work ethic Avoiding burnout […]

Duration:02:54:59

Episode 328: Raul Ramirez

10/9/2018
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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 Alliance and the future of Catch! Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His origins His diverse experience in martial arts […]

Duration:01:03:37

Episode 327: Curran Jacobs

10/4/2018
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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 to compete against Gordon Ryan and Garry Tonon. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Will the real Curran Jacobs please stand […]

Duration:01:41:25