16 episodes

"We are building a powerful community of the Grappling Martial Arts who can come together to learn from and teach one another what works best in their own lives that may help each of us. From storytelling and insightful competitive mindset to words of wisdom from effective coaches. We bring together the Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and Sambo communities as a united whole. Tune in now to learn from and deepen your understanding of the Grappling Martial Arts through the eyes of one another"

Grappling Real Christopher Parker

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

"We are building a powerful community of the Grappling Martial Arts who can come together to learn from and teach one another what works best in their own lives that may help each of us. From storytelling and insightful competitive mindset to words of wisdom from effective coaches. We bring together the Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and Sambo communities as a united whole. Tune in now to learn from and deepen your understanding of the Grappling Martial Arts through the eyes of one another"

    “Better Yourself & Pass it Forward” with Professor Neto a Double Black Belt & Wrestler

    “Better Yourself & Pass it Forward” with Professor Neto a Double Black Belt & Wrestler

    Since 3 years old Professor Neto has been on the mats grappling! He is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 3rd Degree Black Belt in Judo, and a Brazilian National level Wrestler. In our conversation Professor Neto shares his thoughts on competing to better yourself, his approach to teaching, as well as team loyalty. We also talk about Jiu Jitsu becoming an Olympic sport both the benefits and draw backs. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    “From BJJ Fanatics to Jiu Jitsu in the Olympics” with Joe Gilpin a Pan-Am Champion from Yamasaki

    “From BJJ Fanatics to Jiu Jitsu in the Olympics” with Joe Gilpin a Pan-Am Champion from Yamasaki

    With Joe Gilpin being an employee at BJJ Fanatics we get into a behind the scenes discussion about what that world looks like as well as what could be next for the Fanatics Team, the largest Martial Arts Video Distributor in the World! Also we cover a competition we both went to run by the JJIF in Uruguay. This organization is in process of getting Jiu Jitsu into the Olympics!! Tune in for this and more...

    • 1 hr 19 min
    “American Judo Rising” with Sensei Jimmy Pedro 2x Bronze Medalist & Olympic Coach

    “American Judo Rising” with Sensei Jimmy Pedro 2x Bronze Medalist & Olympic Coach

    With a vision for Judo in America, Sensei Jimmy Pedro speaks with inspiring thoughts on how to bring Judo back to life in our country! He takes us through the evolution, the challenges, and the possibilities to reignite the interest in Judo. We also dive into the heart and mind of this Olympic Champion when it comes to competing, Coaching, and inspiring change in the community. Sensei Jimmy is not only a legend in Judo, he is a true legend in life as well...

    • 1 hr
    “A Champion’s Sacrifice” with Sensei Israel Hernandez a 2 time Olympic Bronze Medalist

    “A Champion’s Sacrifice” with Sensei Israel Hernandez a 2 time Olympic Bronze Medalist

    What is Judo? What is the difference between a teacher and a coach? How do you teach moral character? What makes a Champion without a medal? What is America’s biggest challenge in Judo today and how do we overcome it? Tune in to find out the answers to these questions and more from Sensei Israel Hernandez a multiple time Olympic Champion from Cuba who now runs a developmental school called SoCal Judo in Temecula, California.

    • 2 hr 3 min
    “Your Excuse is Probably Bullsh*t” with PhD and double Brown Belt Haleem Syed

    “Your Excuse is Probably Bullsh*t” with PhD and double Brown Belt Haleem Syed

    Tune in to find out why your excuse is probably bullsh*t! With experience in the three major Grappling Martial Arts Haleem and I talk about teaching methods and what BJJ and Judo can learn more from each other through studying their complimentary arts. A double gold finisher at Judo Nationals in 2019, Haleem Syed wears a Brown Belt in Judo as well as Jiu Jitsu training at Jimmy Pedros Judo Center and Travis Stevens Fuji Gym for BJJ.

    • 52 min
    “You define who you are no matter where you came from” with Brown Belt Andrew Hansen.

    “You define who you are no matter where you came from” with Brown Belt Andrew Hansen.

    From being a foster child who grew up in an abusive environment which led to a period of drug addiction, Andrew found a new beginning through self love and positive mentorship in BJJ. Tune in to hear how Andrew Hansen, a Brown Belt in BJJ at the Yamasaki Academy, dealt with and overcame his childhood challenges and found a fulfilling life through being a father, husband, and competitive Jiu Jitsu practitioner!

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

BJJ blue belt ,

Great podcast

Great, informal conversations for BJJ/grappling lovers. Covers the sports, lifestyle, philosophy and much more. Oss.

Ronaldmann555 ,

Equality is earned, not given

Chris invited me to interview with him this last week. During this podcast, we had no set Q&A. His ability to steer the conversation in the direction that I needed to build my story was well woven and opened who I am as a fighter and as a man.

My life had been one of overcoming a traumatic accident, losing my left leg and rising become a World ranked para jiu jitsu fighter. We started light but Chris brought out feelings and emotions that I appreciate being spoken to the world. I can train and compete on an international level, but without artists like him telling this story, my struggles and achievements would be washed away like tears in rain.

CJBum ,

The best conversations

If you want unique conversations about the grappling arts, and life than this is the best podcast you can find. Chris comes at his conversations with the goal of finding best in coaching, and life performance advise.

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