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Welcome to the Grappling Dads Podcast! We’re two old dudes who love Jiu Jitsu, and we happen to be fathers. Hence the name: Grappling Dads.We’re a weekly podcast that answers the questions you’re constantly thinking about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. While our knowledge is limited at best, we go to the real expert – Kroyler Gracie – to get way too much detail that we struggle to understand. That’s right, we’re the conduit to a member of the Gracie family and we can’t read good.Each week we loosely focus on a topic regarding Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, such as how to start a roll, Gi vs. NoGi, how to keep your kids involved, farting during a roll, and many more insightful topics. The answer is always Gi, no questions asked. We will fight you. We also take listener comments and questions and try to respond in a timely manner (aka whenever someone checks the email inbox).Remember to always trust the technique (aside from actual podcasting skill) and join us on your Jiu Jitsu Journey (we hate ourselves too).

Grappling Dads Jiu Jitsu/BJJ lifestyle Paul Parrotte & Kip Dice

    • Comedy
    • 4.9, 82 Ratings

Welcome to the Grappling Dads Podcast! We’re two old dudes who love Jiu Jitsu, and we happen to be fathers. Hence the name: Grappling Dads.We’re a weekly podcast that answers the questions you’re constantly thinking about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. While our knowledge is limited at best, we go to the real expert – Kroyler Gracie – to get way too much detail that we struggle to understand. That’s right, we’re the conduit to a member of the Gracie family and we can’t read good.Each week we loosely focus on a topic regarding Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, such as how to start a roll, Gi vs. NoGi, how to keep your kids involved, farting during a roll, and many more insightful topics. The answer is always Gi, no questions asked. We will fight you. We also take listener comments and questions and try to respond in a timely manner (aka whenever someone checks the email inbox).Remember to always trust the technique (aside from actual podcasting skill) and join us on your Jiu Jitsu Journey (we hate ourselves too).

    Silver Lining of BJJ during a shutdown

    Silver Lining of BJJ during a shutdown

    The boys talk about whether or not there is any benefit to be had during a pandemic when it comes to training.
    Kroyler was even nice enough to write up a pro tip for this episode. After he threw Paulie under the bus for perhaps the most purple belt question ever he gave a lot of how to’s as well and myths and facts when it comes to best practices when your school is possibly shut down or your don’t feel comfortable training yet.
    Apparently videos are both good and bad depending on how you utilize them, but rolling with a chair will always be stupid...
    Pandemic or not, these tips are some best practice ideas for how to....practice best I guess...

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Flipping the switch in Jiu Jitsu

    Flipping the switch in Jiu Jitsu

    The boys talk about why you may want to develop an alter ego or a switch when you’re either in a competition or even in everyday training.
    Paulie and Paul Elliot had an interview type discussion about an article Paul read online based on a book he was interested in for use in Jiu Jitsu.
    Sometimes getting yourself in the right frame of mind can be difficult. But do you need to do it or is it overrated? If it’s not overrated should you be able to do it for different reasons, like during a competition vs training?
    While we don’t know if development of an alter ego is necessary for everyone, certainly it can be helpful to those who want to get the most out of their BJJ training.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Training when you don’t want to

    Training when you don’t want to

    The boys talk about why you should force yourself into going to the gym even on the days when that’s literally the last thing you want to do.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Dealing with haters of your Jiu Jitsu lifestyle

    Dealing with haters of your Jiu Jitsu lifestyle

    The boys read an article about people that crap on the idea that you like doing pajama wrestling or murder yoga, or whatever you want to call it.
    If you do any sort of combat sport, eventually people are going to wonder why you do it. Sometimes they are critical of it. Depending on who’s doing the criticizing it can cause bigger issues in your life and passion.
    Many of us take up the BJJ evangelist path and more or less people just get sick of hearing about it....hence why this podcast was started. In those cases we just need to learn to settle down our enthusiasm and just answer whatever questions they have if they seem interested, or ignore them if they’re being obtuse.
    The real problems start when friends and especially family don’t support you. Even worse is when your significant other wants you to quit.
    These are the conversations that actually matter. You need to sell to them the love and passion you have for the sport, and be willing to compromise with them so you have a good home life as well.
    Best advice is to make sure you spend at least an equivalent amount of time on your relationship as you do on Jiu Jitsu.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Control above all else

    Control above all else

    The boys read an article by Paul Elliot of simplebjj.com about the fundamental aspects of control.
    Paul ascertains that most of the problems you’re experiencing during your rolls are do to either a lack of control over yourself or of your partner/competitors.
    He gives practical advice that you can use immediately in your game whether you’re a beginner or you’ve been along the path for awhile.
    He talks about using your body vs your hands to control as well as bone structure vs muscle. He also delves into retaining vs regaining control.
    To finish up he talks about the consequences of inadequate control and what those are. Basically, like his article states, “control above all else”.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Getting to purple

    Getting to purple

    The boys read an article about a person who says that their purple belt is their “I didn’t quit” belt.
    The article, tho related to purple belts can help all levels of practitioners, whether for themselves or to help and understand teammates or students.
    Mostly the article talked about how hard their blue belt years were do to both perceived expectations of the belt or personal problems in their life outside of Jiu Jitsu.
    Both are valid and we see them in ourselves and others. But, wrong at the same time.
    Sometimes we just need a little extra empathy and understanding from teammates and coaches. Sometimes we need a different perspective all together.
    Long story short, blue belt can be hard on ppl regardless of circumstances. Just keep grinding and you’ll eventually get to purple. The feeling at purple for a lot of people is that black belt now seems within the realm of possibilities. That in and of itself is a huge breath of fresh air.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

glen462 ,

I really enjoy this show!

I’ve been listening to a great many podcasts for a few years now and this one has become one of my favorites!! Very funny dudes and surprisingly informative. Keep up the great work fellas!

Ccantrell369 ,

Great podcast

Hands down my favorite podcast, always have relevant topics and their banter is hilarious

ARadomWhiteGUY ,

Entertaining

Just recently started listening. Even tho I don’t know a lot of what they are talking about these guys are entertaining.

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