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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 264: Justin “Master Chim” Garcia returns!

2/15/2018
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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 talks about the direction of competitive grappling. Click “read more’ for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Catching up since his last appearance MMA’s legalization […]

Duration:01:06:48

Episode 263: Ben Kovacs

2/13/2018
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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 and the impact it has had on the community. Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: How […]

Duration:00:57:56

Episode 262: Daniel Perez

2/12/2018
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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 blues. He also talks about self defense in the street. Click “read more” for show notes! -Finding Jiu-Jitsu -How he […]

Duration:01:29:09

Episode 261: Matt Larsen

2/6/2018
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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 civilians and how a bar fight opened his mind to new tactics. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: […]

Duration:01:44:49

Episode 260: Vlad Koulikov returns!

2/1/2018
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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 modern leg lock game from a Sambo perspective. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His recent promotion to BJJ Black Belt […]

Duration:01:25:12

Episode 259: Joao Assis

1/30/2018
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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 knowing anyone and with limited English. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Public schools […]

Duration:01:25:34

Episode 258: Luiz Panza

1/25/2018
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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 write for his friend Buchecha! Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His recent trip to […]

Duration:01:11:06

Episode 257: Spenser Mango

1/23/2018
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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 experience. He also gives advice on diet and cutting weight. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins / Finding Wrestling by […]

Duration:00:57:15

Episode 256: Marcio “Pe De Pano” Cruz

1/18/2018
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“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 on. He also gives technical insight on the armbar. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: How Jiu-Jitsu […]

Duration:01:23:01

Episode 255: Eliot Marshall

1/16/2018
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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 the funniest answers The Pummel has ever seen. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Moms don’t get […]

Duration:01:26:43

Episode 254: Dan Camarillo

1/11/2018
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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 stories from the old days of Ralph Gracie’s Academy. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins The value of a strong support system […]

Duration:01:31:32

Episode 253: Justin Flores

1/9/2018
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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 and opens up about his crippling fear of mustard. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Intro to grappling His Judo […]

Duration:01:29:46

Episode 252: Shintaro Higashi

1/4/2018
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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 also covers improving take downs for any grappling style! Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Learning Judo from his […]

Duration:01:23:12

Episode 251: Mario Sperry

1/2/2018
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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. He also talks about the Pride days and his new school. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Surfing Confidence Learning […]

Duration:01:58:16

Episode 250: Abmar Barbosa

12/28/2017
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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 defeating Kron Gracie. He also talks about his time in Japan. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins How bullying led him […]

Duration:01:08:07

Episode 250: Gustavo Pires

12/26/2017
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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 competing against Demian Maia and Comprido back in Brazil. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Having a sibling in Jiu-Jitsu The speed […]

Duration:01:09:27

Episode 248: Joey Alvarado

12/21/2017
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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 also gives great insight to kettlebell training for BJJ! Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins How bullying led […]

Duration:01:25:52

Episode 247: Karel “Silverfox” Pravec

12/19/2017
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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 practitioner. He also gives insight to his water training. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins How his […]

Duration:01:18:49

Episode 246: Gregg Humphreys

12/14/2017
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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 about training extensively in the U.S.S.R. in the 80’s. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: How bullying led him to martial arts […]

Duration:01:26:06

Episode 245: David Adiv

12/12/2017
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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 self defense and why he chose BJJ over Krav Maga. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Starting Judo Finding […]

Duration:01:58:02

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