A podcast hosted by BJJ black belt Daniel Strauss Aka the Raspberry Ape. Every episode I will be getting a new guest on to talk BJJ, training and everything else.
Episode 96 - Priit Mihkelson
Priit Mihkelson is a BJJ black belt and owner of Defensive BJJ.
In this episode we talk about Priits background in martial arts, how he got into grappling, his different approach to teaching and learning, the importance of defense, and much more.
Episode 95 - Shanti Gorton and Marina Mavrou - Women Who Fight
Shanti and Marina are the two ladies behind "Women Who Fight", an organisation formed to empower, promote and educate women within combat sports.
In this episode we discuss how and why WWF was created, how we can get more women into BJJ, various issues within womens combat sports and much more.
Episode 94 - Leo Negao
Leo Negao is an old-school BJJ black belt and former pro MMA figher.
In this episode, we discuss how Leo got into BJJ, his early days training with Carlson Gracie and his legendary vale tudo team, his philosophy of training and fighting, being one of the earliest Brazilians to bring BJJ to European and much more.
Episode 93 - Adisa Banjoko - The Bishop
Adisa The Bishop is a BJJ black belt, author, journalist, educator, and curator specialising in the fields of hip hop, chess, and jiu jitsu.
In this episode we talk about Adisa's journey in hip hop, finding himself amongst future legends of the game from an early age, his journey in chess and combining chess with hip hop to form the hip hop chess federation, his martial arts journey, meditation and much much more.
Episode 92 - Andy Costello
Andy is a BJJ black belt, former Judo British squad member, Pro MMA fighter, boxer, Kickboxer, and chess boxer.
In this episode we talk about Andy's martial arts journey starting with his highly accomplished judo career, getting in MMA in its early days in the UK, competing in boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, and chess boxing. Andy's life outside of martial arts including working as a police officer, finding himself on the wrong side of the law and performing stand up comedy.
Episode 91 - Tim Shieff
Tim is a freerunning world champion, ninja warrior and biomechanical explorer.
In this episode we discuss Tims journey, his freerunning and parkour days, ninja warrior, his deep exploration into human biomechanics, Weck method, rolling the rope, the important function of fascia and much more.
Overall I love this podcast. I’m a big fan of Daniel on the bjj scene and I love hearing the backgrounds of these great guests. The only criticism which I know Daniel isn’t doing on purpose but please stop interrupting the guests and finishing their sentences especially when the guest is in full flow. Otherwise this is great and always look forward to the next guest.
The best jits podcast out there no doubt! Keep up the good work and keep them coming more if possible.
Best BJJ Podcast out there
Great to have Dan back out recording these again, keep up the good work!