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 85 - Matthew Benyon
Matt Benyon is a BJJ black belt and the brains behind multiple BJJ brands including Scramble and Polaris.
In this episode, we talk about Matt's journey into martial arts, his inspiration for starting Scramble and Polaris, some of the obstacles he has come across on the way, many stories from behind the scenes and much more.
Episode 84 - Andrew Marshall 3: The Redemption
I'm joined again by strength and conditioning coach Andrew Marshall to discuss training, lifting and the passage of time.
Episode 83 - Rick Young
Rick Young is a lifelong martial artist whos full list of accomplishments is too long to note but include:
Scotlands first BJJ black belt, judo black belt, Karate black belt, full instructor in JKD under Guru Dan Inosanto, full instructor in CSW under Erik Paulson and much more.
In this episode, we talk about Ricks early days into martial arts. His meeting with the Gracies and his experience learning under the legendary Dan Inosanto.
Episode 82 - The Stone Man - Martin Jancsics
Martin Jancsics is one of the world's leading authorities on Stone lifting.
In this episode, we talk all about historic stone lifting; its history, the culture, the stories, the myths and the stones themselves. We also discuss how Martin got into stone lifting and how he got so good at it.
Episode 81 - Steve Campbell
Steve Campbell is Manchesters first BJJ black belt and owner of Stealth BJJ.
In this episode, we talk about Steves BJJ journey which included living in Brazil for 8 years and all the stories that come along with that.
Episode 80 - David Horne
David Horne is a master of all things strength.
Legendary in the grip strength world David has competed in over 300 contest including tug of war, strongman, powerlifting, arm wrestling and grip sports.
We discuss Davids journey through strength and all the disciplines he's competed and trained in. He drops continuous knowledge bombs on grip, lifting, injury, strength for BJJ and much more.
One of my absolute favourite podcasts
The Raspberry Ape podcasts are one of my absolute favs, being fairly new to BJJ they're a great way to find out more about the art but Dan seems to have a knack for finding great people to interview who have fantastic stories to tell.
Listening on Spotify but came on here to leave a review. Really well delivered, Dan has a skill for steering the conversation and keeping it moving! Have listened to almost every episode in the last 3 months. Please please keep it coming!
Fantastic Podcast, must listen for all martial arts enthusiast.