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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 239: Steve Bongiorno

11/21/2017
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Steve Bongiorno is a Ricardo Almeida Black Belt and a highly respected instructor. He talks about the early days of BJJ on the east coast, the change in martial arts that BJJ created, managing the ego and dealing with larger opponents. Click “Read More” for show notes!SHOW NOTES: Origins in martial arts His exposure to […]

Duration: 01:09:57


Episode 238: Alberto Crane

11/16/2017
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Alberto Crane joins the show to talk about the early days in BJJ in the US, training in Rio, his time spent with Master Draculino, building your game and how personality an determine your style. He also talks about his MS diagnosis. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His time spent in Barcelona, […]

Duration: 00:59:53


Episode 237: Paul Schreiner

11/14/2017
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Paul Schreiner joins the show to talk about evolutions he’s seen in BJJ over time, meditation, the underlying physics of Jiu-Jitsu and the Half Guard. He also talks about adjusting to NYC, getting robbed in Brazil and corporate fight clubs. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His origins How he found Jiu-Jitsu The […]

Duration: 01:16:14


Episode 236: Chris Jones

11/9/2017
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A US Marine combat veteran turned BJJ Champion, Chris Jones shares his story and discusses finding purpose after the military, competition mindset, building your game, his wrestling background, balancing life with training and how BJJ can help PTSD. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins / early athletics Starting BJJ with a Wrestling […]

Duration: 01:29:20


Episode 135: Roger Gracie returns!

11/7/2017
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Roger Gracie returns to talk about the Buchecha match, retirement, competition strategy and mindset, athleticism in Jiu-Jitsu and why he doesn’t believe in complex drilling. We also debut a new game on the podcast! Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Retirement His instructionals The challenges of teaching online The Buchecha match Competition strategy […]

Duration: 01:15:12


Episode 234: Gabe Dean

11/2/2017
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Gabe Dean is one of the top Wrestlers in collegiate history. He talks about his intro to Wrestling through his father, why motivation isn’t as important as discipline and some of the hurdles Wrestling has helped him overcome. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Cross training in grappling His intro to wrestling through […]

Duration: 00:45:58


Episode 233: Kurt Osiander Halloween Special 2017

10/30/2017
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Kurt’s back for the second GCP Halloween Special! Ryan and Kurt determine the BJJ styles of horror movie killers and ramble about getting fired from jobs, aliens, psychics, astrological signs and belly button lint. Kurt also gets triggered twice. Click “read more” for show notes! Chicago / Simon “The Korilla” Park White belts: Expert trash […]

Duration: 01:51:17


Episode 232: Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro returns!

10/26/2017
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Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro returns to talk about his recent super fights, balancing teaching and competing and the super fight he wants next. He also issues a challenge to ANYONE who has the guts to face him in Ping Pong! Click “read more for show notes! Facing Caol Uno at Polaris Getting back into the groove […]

Duration: 00:57:32


Episode 231: Marco “Gigante” Villela

10/24/2017
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Marco “Gigante” Villela is a respected instructor in Australia. Originally from Brazil, he talks about his journey in Jiu-Jitsu, learning from Carlos Gracie Jr and Relson Gracie, refereeing and why he thinks the IBJJF’s rules should be the standard. Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins His start with Judo, Luta Livre and […]

Duration: 00:58:22


Episode 230: Leo Vieira

10/19/2017
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Leo Vieira returns to talk about his promotion to 5th degree, returning to competition at 41 and Superfights that he is interested in. He also shares his thoughts on Roger Gracie vs Buchecha. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Catching up since his last appearance His time spent in Turkey How his early […]

Duration: 01:21:04


Episode 229: Ronald Mann

10/17/2017
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A powerful conversation with Ronald Mann, a blue belt amputee who has found new life through Jiu-Jitsu. He talks about the details of his accident, hitting rock bottom and rising from the ashes to become a Para Jiu-Jitsu World Champion. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His introduction to martial arts His accident […]

Duration: 01:01:13


Episode 228: Ryan Murphy

10/12/2017
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Ryan Murphy joins the show to talk about the old days of Jiu-Jitsu in Northern California, his transition from Wrestling to Jiu-Jitsu, and his favorite things about teaching. He also talks about how personalities influence styles. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: His intro to grappling via Wrestling Building mental fortitude through Wrestling […]

Duration: 01:06:47


Episode 227: Frank Mir returns!

10/10/2017
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Frank Mir returns to talk about his release from the UFC, Bellator, USADA, Yoga and his ADCC Superfight against Chael Sonnen (later canceled after recording this interview). He also talks about cult mentality, loyalty and frauds in martial arts. Click “Read More” for show notes! Spending time in the UK His release from the UFC […]

Duration: 02:25:49


Episode 226: Abraham Marte

10/5/2017
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Abraham Marte is the first BJJ champion out of the Dominican Republic. He talks about closed guard, training through injuries and strength & conditioning. Also, Ryan makes a recording error which results in a Beavis & Butthead convo intended for off air.. Click “read more” for show notes! Origins Being a big guy in Jiu-Jitsu […]

Duration: 02:05:22


Episode 225: Crosley Gracie

10/3/2017
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Professor Crosley Gracie joins the show to talk about the challenges of growing up as a Gracie, fighting for Pride and Pancrase, Jiu-Jitsu for MMA and his epic match against his cousin Ryron Gracie! Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Growing up as a Gracie How being a Gracie made him a target […]

Duration: 01:13:22


Episode 224: Kurt Osiander

9/28/2017
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Kurt and Ryan talk about Ryan’s month in Brazil, Kurt’s disturbing Halloween costume choice, taking notes in class, Jiu-Jitsu around the world, pizza savagery, the gauntlet and IT (the movie). Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Kurt’s roof Ryan’s month in Brazil Acai addiction Saving money on construction Kurt’s Arnold Schwarzenegger impression Food in […]

Duration: 01:29:34


Episode 223: Tyler Bishop

9/26/2017
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Tyler Bishop joins the show to talk about old school MMA events, challenge matches, learning from Royler Gracie and learning online effectively. He also talks about his commentary career and the best advice he’s received in Jiu-Jitsu. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins How BJJ led him to try MMA Crazy MMA […]

Duration: 01:12:29


Episode 222: Dave Camarillo

9/21/2017
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Dave Camarillo is a highly respected instructor and coached several elite MMA fighters in the UFC. He talks about transitioning from Judo to BJJ, realistic self defense, commonly neglected areas of training and learning from setbacks. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Origins Learning Judo from his father His trips to Japan Training […]

Duration: 01:55:37


Episode 221: Marcel Goncalves

9/19/2017
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Marcel Goncalves is the first student of Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu and is a decorated competitor. He tells his powerful life story and how Jiu-Jitsu helped him endure very hard times. He also talks about embracing challenges and the value of positive mindset. Click “read more” for show notes SHOW NOTES: Origins / Mata Grosso Do […]

Duration: 01:14:40


Episode 220: Shawn Williams

9/14/2017
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Professor Shawn Williams is back! We talk about injuries, injury prevention, adding Judo and Wrestling to Jiu-Jitsu and Demain Maia’s title fight. Shawn also breaks down why many people quit Jiu-Jitsu. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES: Catching up His recent pectoral tear Preventing injuries as an active instructor The importance of sleep […]

Duration: 01:26:08

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