388 episodes

Our mission with this podcast is to help YOU grow on the mats! We do this by presenting deep, insightful interviews every week with the best athletes, coaches and legends of BJJ and Grappling. Whether you're looking to expand your knowledge about technique, BJJ culture or the history of the art, every episode is loaded with advice and lessons from the best in the game. The host Ryan Ford conducts each interview in a casual setting, which makes it easy to see the human side of the stars of our sport and get to know their story while also learning more for your own development. New episodes are available every week, and we have over 500 episodes for you to enjoy as well, which is over 800 hours of entertainment and knowledge! We hope you enjoy it!

The BJJ Fanatics Podcast Ryan Ford

    • Sports
    • 4.6 • 39 Ratings

Our mission with this podcast is to help YOU grow on the mats! We do this by presenting deep, insightful interviews every week with the best athletes, coaches and legends of BJJ and Grappling. Whether you're looking to expand your knowledge about technique, BJJ culture or the history of the art, every episode is loaded with advice and lessons from the best in the game. The host Ryan Ford conducts each interview in a casual setting, which makes it easy to see the human side of the stars of our sport and get to know their story while also learning more for your own development. New episodes are available every week, and we have over 500 episodes for you to enjoy as well, which is over 800 hours of entertainment and knowledge! We hope you enjoy it!

    Stephen Whittier on Optimizing BJJ After 40

    Stephen Whittier on Optimizing BJJ After 40

    Stephen Whittier joins the show to discuss optimizing your Jiu-Jitsu after 40, the core principles of BJJ, the role of optimal alignment and understanding strength in context. He also explains the benefits of chasing knowledge rather than rank or titles

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Josh Barnett on Setting Boundaries as a Coach and Student Selection

    Josh Barnett on Setting Boundaries as a Coach and Student Selection

    The Warmaster returns! This time we discuss the importance of setting boundaries as a coach, Josh explains why he prefers a smaller pool of students and he also talks about the value of a good ego.  He also gives great technical insight on ankle locks!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Neil Melanson on Adapting Techniques to Your Body Type

    Neil Melanson on Adapting Techniques to Your Body Type

    Neil Melanson joins the show to share advice on figuring out your game, adapting techniques to your body type, getting the most out of training with anyone, and how nothing in grappling is new. He also shares stories of blowing up toilets in the NAVY!

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Matt Brown on Reinventing Your Life, Regardless of Your Past

    Matt Brown on Reinventing Your Life, Regardless of Your Past

    Matt Brown joins the show to share his inspirational story. From overcoming drug use and surviving a heroin overdose, to becoming one of the UFC's most successful welterweights in history. He also talks about his unique start in MMA.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Tarsis Humphreys on Actively Training Your Brain

    Tarsis Humphreys on Actively Training Your Brain

    4x World Champion Tarsis Humphreys joins the show to talk about actively training your mindset, leg locks in the gi and finding your perfect training frequency. He also gives advice for BJJ athletes who want to cross over to MMA!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Wade Schalles on Teaching in Reverse and Pinning for BJJ

    Wade Schalles on Teaching in Reverse and Pinning for BJJ

    Legendary Wrestler and Coach, Wade Schalles joins the show to discuss why he teaches techniques in reverse, spinal manipulation to improve pins and how Jiu-Jitsu guys can use pins effectively. He also tells the story behind how he created the Spladle!

    • 1 hr 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Roge Gray ,

Literally Addicted

For me this is a newly discovered podcast, Absolutely amazing! Whenever I’m driving it’s playing! So informative on the whole of BJJ, and without a doubt will make your own BJJ game better by the information given by the guests!

Funniest episode so far - 319 kurt Osiander
Most beneficial episode 045 Jason Scally

Oss 🤙🏼

SWErdnase101 ,

Great guests but host is a bit annoying

There are some great guests on the show and the line of questioning is safe and never controversial or difficult. The gripe I have is that the host is constantly saying 'very cool.' It quickly gets on my nerves. I could never host a podcast so wondered if I should write this report. Like I say, there are big names in grappling which is 'very cool' but a star has been deducted for safe questioning and another for 'very cool.'

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