89 episodes

A podcast hosted by BJJ black belt Daniel Strauss Aka the Raspberry Ape. Every episode I will be getting a new guest on to talk BJJ, training and everything else.

The Raspberry Ape Podcast Daniel Strauss

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    • 5.0, 35 Ratings

A podcast hosted by BJJ black belt Daniel Strauss Aka the Raspberry Ape. Every episode I will be getting a new guest on to talk BJJ, training and everything else.

    Episode 83 - Rick Young

    Episode 83 - Rick Young

    Rick Young is a lifelong martial artist whos full list of accomplishments is too long to note but include:

    Scotlands first BJJ black belt, judo black belt, Karate black belt, full instructor in JKD under Guru Dan Inosanto, full instructor in CSW under Erik Paulson and much more.

    In this episode, we talk about Ricks early days into martial arts. His meeting with the Gracies and his experience learning under the legendary Dan Inosanto.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 82 - The Stone Man - Martin Jancsics

    Episode 82 - The Stone Man - Martin Jancsics

    Martin Jancsics is one of the world's leading authorities on Stone lifting.

    In this episode, we talk all about historic stone lifting; its history, the culture, the stories, the myths and the stones themselves. We also discuss how Martin got into stone lifting and how he got so good at it.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 81 - Steve Campbell

    Episode 81 - Steve Campbell

    Steve Campbell is Manchesters first BJJ black belt and owner of Stealth BJJ.

    In this episode, we talk about Steves BJJ journey which included living in Brazil for 8 years and all the stories that come along with that.

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Episode 80 - David Horne

    Episode 80 - David Horne

    David Horne is a master of all things strength.

    Legendary in the grip strength world David has competed in over 300 contest including tug of war, strongman, powerlifting, arm wrestling and grip sports.

    We discuss Davids journey through strength and all the disciplines he's competed and trained in. He drops continuous knowledge bombs on grip, lifting, injury, strength for BJJ and much more.

    • 2 hr 59 min
    Episode 79 - Sam Crook - The Francis Ngannou Foundation

    Episode 79 - Sam Crook - The Francis Ngannou Foundation

    Sam Crook is a BJJ black belt and head coach at the Francis Ngannou Foundation, a martial arts based social project in Cameroon.

    In this episode, we talk about how Sam came to head up the project, what it's like working with the kids, its challenges and how different life in Cameroon is.

    For more info on the Francis Ngannou Foundation visit: www.francisngannoufoundation.org

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 78 - Pete "The Greek" Letsos

    Episode 78 - Pete "The Greek" Letsos

    Pete "The Greek" Letsos is a Carlson Gracie Jr black belt and founder Rio Jiu Jitsu club.

    Pete has been training BJJ for over 20 years, starting with Carlson Gracie Jr and spending years living in Brazil training with some of the biggest names in the sport. In this episode, Pete tells tales of old school BJJ in Brazil through the eyes of a gringo and explains why he wants to wristlock the world.

    • 2 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

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35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Lucifrank ,

Hands down one of the best podcasts out there—BJJ or otherwise!

Dan is as much a beast behind the mic as he is on the mats. A consummate interviewer, Dan’s podcast is full of insights, humor, inspiration, and colorful stories that are sure to enthrall and entertain.

Jacklelezez ,

Thoroughly enjoy each episode

Dan is a great interviewer, makes every interview feel natural and never the same as the last, have learned so much about UK BJJ history, as well as many other interesting topics, love the show.

Thebloodytampon ,

Amazing podcast

High quality audio. Great interviewer. Awesome content. If you like the JRE and all of its fighting content, but get tired of hearing the same talking points for ever, this is the podcast for you. I didn't think a podcast like this existed but i'm so glad i found it.

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