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).
Why Fighters Train in a Gi
No lie, this show was a bit chaotic. Let's just start there. We were 100% all over the place. But, we do eventually discuss why fighters may want to train in a gi instead of exclusively nogi. Heck, GSP trained in a gi! And we can all agree he was pretty good. We also discuss burger bets and what those are, why sports are useless to Paul, and there was even some good listener stories about using BJJ to subdue a drunk neighbor. Hey, told you we were everywhere.
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Being a Woman in BJJ
Kip and guest host Dana discuss being a woman in BJJ, including why she started in the sport, what she struggled with during her white belt days, getting her blue belt, and why she keeps coming despite being a blue belt. Doesn't she know you quit after getting the blue belt?
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Producer Austin takes over! He talks with the man who got him started in Jiu-Jitsu, Kurt Sutherland. Kurt shares how he got started in mixed martial arts, fighting in the octagon twice, and some of his recent struggles with injuries. He was also the knockout of the week on Bleacher Report... He talks about that too.
He's also... A GRAPPLING DAD! So we have representation on the show. Kurt shares how he's getting his children into BJJ and how his wife feels about the sport. Be sure to check out our one and only sponsor, Top Mount Apparel. We love them and you will too. Also, thank you to all our Patreon support. We couldn't do this without you.
It's Just a Belt
The GD's are back in town! The Dad's discuss the idea that there are no true belt ranking systems that are universal across the sport of Jiu-Jitsu. A blue belt at your school may be equivalent to a purple belt at another school. Black Lion recently had a bunch of white belts test for blue belt, and it may be shocking to some that they're not all the same level! Same for Kroyler's two new black belts (congratulations by the way). It's just like anything else in life: some people are better at things than others.
Paul discusses his gauntlet and if it is indeed a stupid practice. Kip explains why he may never get to purple belt. And we love our sponsor, Top Mount Apparel and you will too. Patreon members... Your shirts are on the way! GASP.
Full-Time Athletes vs. Recreational Practitioners
Paul and Producer Austin discuss how best to roll with full-time BJJ athletes and the average joe who simply wants to learn and get better. They both present positives and negatives, but it can be tough to recognize what to do in the heat of battle so to speak. The sport is changing on a daily basis due to money, sponsors, and social media and this isn't chess: people get hurt.
They also dive into some questions from BJJ Everything regarding marijuana, foods to cut weight, and should you roll with a bum ankle. Yes, the answer is always yes.
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Annoying Traits on the Mats
Paul and Producer Austin discuss some of the most annoying traits you can have on the mats. Don't be these people! Not coming to class smelling the best, or forgetting to wash your gi. Don't be the one making sexual innuendos... WE GET IT. Don't bring politics inside the gym, whether it be democrats and republicans or gym debates. Leave it at the door! And they dive into a few other questions from BJJ Everything.
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The struggle is real and funny
It’s like listening to conversations with my Jiujitsu family, being a grappling dad it’s actually inspiring to hear the struggles of family-work-training balance so happy I found Kip and Paul 🤙
These guys are fantastic! Been listening nonstop for days.
Very entertaining show for new to bjj, older guys. Kind of sound like Everybody Loves Raymond talking to Casey Kasem talking about rolling. Great show!