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!
Nathan Mendelsohn on the Two Realms of Guard
Nathan Mendelsohn joins the show to talk about managing negative thought patterns and the two different realms of the guard and why sleep is so important for athletes. He also talks about junk food, his new rap album and Tinder pickup lines!
Tomer Alroy on Building Strategy
Tomer Alroy is back to discuss developing strategy in competition, how to use drills effectively and the steps to improving a technique. He also talks about learning to be comfortable training take downs and training them safely.
Freddy Trillo on BJJ for Law Enforcement
Freddy Trillo is a former SWAT team member and a police defensive tactics instructor. He discusses how Jiu-Jitsu helped him during his time in Law Enforcement and why he feels BJJ is a good solution for many issues that exist in departments across the US
Sean Patrick Flanery on Seeking Technical Perfection
Sean Patrick Flanery joins the show to talk about how he found Jiu-Jitsu in the 90's, adapting BJJ into films and the vision behind his hit film Born a Champion. He also talks about the two types of martial artists there are.
Fabio Gurgel on The Two Paths of Growth in Jiu-Jitsu
Master Fabio Gurgel joins the show to talk about the two paths of growth in Jiu-Jitsu that need equal focus from the community. He also shares his opinion that the way BJJ is marketed should be reflective of the times and what new students are seeking
Paul Sharp on Jiu-Jitsu for Realistic Self Defense
Paul Sharp is one of the US's most respected self defense experts. In this episode he talks about how his training saved him as an undercover narcotics agent and how he teaches Jiu-Jitsu to nurses and doctors to protect themselves from workplace violence!
Great interview with Neil Melanson. Love the questions you asked and the responses we’re so down to earth.
Thank you for interviewing such an awesome guess. I do have a little constructive criticism though. Let your guests talk more you talk a little too much and don’t give your guest the opportunity to respond. sometimes it’s hard to listen to your podcast because of that. Again thank you for this podcast I hope this helps.
Love this podcast so much