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Craig Jones Interview – ” I did believe that my nogi focused game would work well against Lo”

While sat on a sun bed, in Italy, I witnessed a star being born. On my phone, I watched Australian grappler Craig Jones face Leandro Lo in the first round of the ADCC and what happened next made me make some very unusual faces in public. Craig Jones went on to shock the world by […]

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New Strenuous Life Podcast Episode with 5 x BJJ World Champion Bernardo Faria

I’ve just released a KILLER new podcast episode with 5 x BJJ World Champion on my Strenuous Life Podcast.

(This is episode 086 of the podcast for anyone keeping track.)

In this episode we talk about

Bernardo’s ‘kidnapping’ in the Philippines two years ago His thoughts on the results of ADCC 2017 The toughest guys he has ever rolled with Whether you can get your BJJ black belt without competing The connection between jiu-jitsu and entrepreneurship Whether North America will ever catch up to Brazil in jiu-jitsu And much more, so check it out!

Click here to get this podcast in iTunes or search your podcast provider for “The Strenuous Life Podcast”

Also if you get the chance, subscribe to the podcast.  I’ve got a TON of interesting guests and topics lined up for the near future…

Cheers, Stephan

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Espen Mathiesen: “The Moment I Stopped Believing in Talent Was Crucial”

This weekend (August 12, 2017) Copa Pódio’s Middleweight Grand Prix will host not one, but three of the most anticipated black belt debuts of …

Lloyd Cooper Polaris 5 Interview “The promoters wanted NOGI, the fans wanted NOGI – AJ wanted different”

Hi Lloyd, thanks for doing the interview. For our readers who don’t know who you are, please can introduce yourself? Hi I’m Lloyd Cooper AKA “The Yorkshire Gripper” a Blackbelt from team Combat Base, an Unapologetic Yorkshireman, with a particular penchant for Footsie when I compete. I am humbled to be supported by Scramble, Yoga […]

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Bibiano Fernandes Interview: “I Would Accept a BJJ Superfight in a Heartbeat”

Interview with Bibiano Fernandes, a legendary BJJ World Champion and a star in the MMA promotion ONE Fc, regarding jiu jitsu today, his ideas on the future of his MMA career and the prospect of his return to grappling.

MMA Weight Cutting with UFC Fighter Alan Belcher (And More)

 

I just released a new interview with UFC star Alan Belcher who has had some of the most exciting, edge-of-your-seat fights in the UFC.

In our chat Alan shares lessons learned from 26 MMA fights including…

The details of cutting major amounts of weight before an MMA fight His mindset while fighting Rousimar Palhares, one of the dirtiest and scariest fighter in MMA Lifting weights as physical therapy to hold his body together Exactly how he structured his UFC training camps and when you should be doing your heaviest training before a competition Tricks to use and mistakes to avoid when cutting weight Preventing overtraining by modulating the intensity and volume of your training sessions How dieting and cardio prevented him from actually training correctly How he prepared specifically to face a leglock expert in the UFC The crazy treatments he did to repair his detached retina And really quite a  bit more!

To listen to or watch this interview you have a couple of different options!  You can either

Click here to subscribe to the Grapplearts Podcast in iTunes (or Google Play, or Stitcher) – the Alan Belcher episode is number 63! Or you can click play on the Youtube video below

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Grappling Industries David Aguzzi Interview: Bettering Competitor Experiences

Interview with jiu jitsu tournament promoter and founder of Grappling Industries, David Aguzzi regarding the history of his project and the long term goals set for this fast growing BJJ competition circuit.

BJJ and Combat Sports Conditioning with Pshemek Drabcynski

I’m thrilled to bring you guys my interview with Pshemek Drabczynski. Pshemek was my very first ‘official’ BJJ teacher and I learned a ton from him.

He’s a BJJ black belt, a WKA North American kickboxing champion, and a physical conditioning guru.

In this episode we talk about martial arts specific fitness, getting stronger, improving endurance, eating properly preventing injuries, fasting and much more.

You can check out the interview one of three ways…

BEST OPTION: Click here to subscribe to the Grapplearts Podcast in iTunes (or Google Play, or Stitcher).  Today’s interview is Episode 058. Directly download the episode as an mp3 file here Or click play on the Youtube video below

If you’re in the Orange County area and are looking for a personal trainer make sure to check out Pshemek at BestHomeTrainer.com

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Eye Gouging, Hair Pulling, and Theodore Roosevelt with Historian Daniele Bolelli

 

This is definitely one of my very favourite Grapplearts Radio Podcast episodes to date.

In it I talk with historian and martial artist Daniele Bolelli. When Daniele isn’t training MMA or giving lectures to students he’s busy creating episodes of his own podcast, History on Fire, which you should totally check out.

Our chat went all over the place, including from the rules (or lack thereof) in frontier rough and tumble wrestling, how Theodore Roosevelt lost sight in an eye sparring in the White House, the games Lakota Sioux children played to make them incredible warriors later on in life, and much more.

Oh, and after recording the podcast we went into Daniele’s incredible backyard and filmed a couple of MMA techniques which you can watch at the bottom of this page.

I hope you’ll enjoy this episode as much as I did, and still do!

To listen to this podcast you can…

BEST OPTION: Click here to subscribe to the Grapplearts Podcast in iTunes (or Google Play, or Stitcher).  Today’s interview is Episode 053. Directly download the episode as an mp3 file here Or click play on the Youtube video below

A Few More Daniele Bolelli Videos…

As I mentioned, not only is Daniele a historian, but he’s also very serious about his MMA training.  Here are a couple of videos we shot right after the podcast…

First, from my new Self Defense Tutorials Youtube channel (which you should subscribe to, by the way) here’s Daniele defending Aikido as a combat sport… sort of.  Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean…

And in this video Savannah ‘The Savage Buddha’ Em jumps in to help Daniele demonstrate the elbow spear and how it sets up a devastating KO blow to the vagus nerve in the neck.

P.S. Sign up for my free BJJ Newsletter to be notified when other great podcasts are uploaded.  Click here to find out more.

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Getting Your BJJ Black Belt at Age 62

 

I hope you’ll like this episode of the Grapplearts Radio Podcast! In it I talk with 62 yr old BJJ black belt Rabbi Mordecai Finley (the Wrassling Rabbi) about many topics including…

Starting BJJ at a later age and finally getting his black belt at age 62 How to pick the the right jiu-jitsu club Training with sciatica and after a heart attack The horrors of the Eastern Front in World War 2 and the extremes of human fortitude Interpreting the Torah Being Leonard Cohen’s Rabbi Awarding Blue Belts in marriage counselling And much more.

You can listen to this episode in one of several different ways…

Click here to subscribe to the Grapplearts Podcast in iTunes (or Google Play, or Stitcher) and then look for episode 051 Directly download the episode as an mp3 file here Click play on the Youtube video below

Related Resources… Download the Roadmap for BJJ, our quick start guide for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for free.  More info about that book right here. If you’re thinking about starting and training BJJ in your 40’s, 50’s or even 60’s then click here to check out all our tips and articles designed to help the older grappler on the mats. Check out the most recent videos and articles on Grapplearts by clicking here.

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Tim Spriggs Interview: “I Based My Self-Worth on Whether I Won a Major Title”

Tim Spriggs heartfelt interview to BJJ Heroes, where he goes through the subject of dealing with the pressures of our sport and why he decided to distance himself from competitive Jiu-Jitsu.