481 episodes

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!

The BJJ Fanatics Podcast Ryan Ford

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 422 Ratings

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!

    Highly Competitive Personality Types with Yuri Simoes

    Highly Competitive Personality Types with Yuri Simoes

    Yuri Simoes makes his long-awaited return to the show! He talks about what drives him to compete and how he processes losses as a highly competitive personality type. He also talks about assessing your performances honestly and he shares his unique phobia!

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Training While Injured with Malachy Friedman

    Training While Injured with Malachy Friedman

    Malachy Friedman returns to discuss some of the common misinterpretations regarding what effective training is. He also explains how some of his injuries actually made him better on the mats. He also talks in depth about the student/teacher relationship

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Aspirations in Jiu-Jitsu with Giancarlo Bodoni

    Aspirations in Jiu-Jitsu with Giancarlo Bodoni

    Giancarlo returns to talk about the importance of having clear aspirations as a Jiu-Jitsu student in order to reach your goals. He also explains that recreational practitioners can reach similar skill levels to elite athletes if they are consistent 

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Overcoming Frustration with Eli Knight

    Overcoming Frustration with Eli Knight

    Eli Knight returns to talk about overcoming frustrations in training. We all get stuck sometimes, Eli sheds some light on how to push through! He also talks about the fine line academy owners walk when giving life advice or guidance outside of Jiu-Jitsu

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Incarceration to Redemption with Michael Chu

    Incarceration to Redemption with Michael Chu

    Michael Chu is a black belt under Clark Gracie with a very interesting life story. In this episode, he details how he went from being a police officer, to a federal inmate, to a Jiu-Jitsu school owner in Hawaii. He also gives tips on the rear triangle!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Power of Positivity with Lucas Pinheiro

    The Power of Positivity with Lucas Pinheiro

    Lucas Pinheiro joins the show to tell his story of coming up from hardship to becoming a world champion! He explains how building a positive mindset in any circumstances he faced was crucial to his success. He also shares his pressure passing mindset!

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
422 Ratings

422 Ratings

Steve🤙🏼 ,

Awesome Podcast 🤙🏼

This podcast is a fantastic listen for any BJJ enthusiast. In addition to being entertained by fantastic guests and learning about their careers and lives, I have learned many strategies and philosophies pertaining to training. Ryan Ford is a fantastic host that asks intelligent and pertinent questions. His style of interviewing allows the guest to tell their stories, is playful and fun to listen to! Ryan is a fantastic ambassador to the sport of jiu jitsu!

brickcityluv ,

Best for BJJ

Hey there longtime fan and listener from Boston!! Great content and even greater Guests… much love from the city of broken bricks- OSS!🥋🤙

Big52richard ,

Well done

Great interview with Neil Melanson. Love the questions you asked and the responses we’re so down to earth.

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