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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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English


Episodes

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 show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Finding BJJ His experience […]

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 show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Developing social skills through Jiu-Jitsu Overcoming bullying through martial arts […]

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

Episode 326: Mahamed Aly returns!

10/2/2018
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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 about his new Youtube channel and his goals moving forward. SHOW NOTES: His recent World Championship Managing injures Training frequency Recovery advice The importance […]

Duration:01:11:11

Episode 325: Albert Lim

9/27/2018
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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 your training into your own hands and online learnin. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His origins How […]

Duration:01:33:59

Episode 324: Jared Feierabend

9/25/2018
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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 wilderness and changes he’s seen in the art over time. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Why he lives in […]

Duration:01:13:45

Episode 323: Alex Humen

9/20/2018
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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’Arce Choke! Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Finding Jiu-Jitsu Bullying How Wrestling helped him in Jiu-Jitsu The hardest area of […]

Duration:01:47:46

Episode 322: Jena Bishop

9/18/2018
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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 your attacks. Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins How she met her husband Tyler Bishop Pursuing Jiu-Jitsu as a […]

Duration:01:31:37

Episode 321 – Jamil Hill

9/13/2018
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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 kept him away from negative influences growing up. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His 2018 World Championship […]

Duration:01:14:42

Episode 320: Flavio Behring

9/11/2018
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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 attackers and watching GM Helio fight for 3 hours straight. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His origins Overcoming asthma with Jiu-Jitsu His memories […]

Duration:02:03:59

Episode 319: Kurt Osiander

9/6/2018
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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 praises Ryan and Karen for surviving a week at his house! SHOW NOTES: Building Empire Jiu-Jitsu (literally) Having a school […]

Duration:01:14:09

Episode 318: Steve Maxwell returns!

9/4/2018
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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 law of attraction. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Globetrotting and visiting UK Manchester’s BJJ scene Self defense Jiu-Jitsu Surviving an altercation as opposed […]

Duration:01:40:54