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Episode 291: Colton Brown

Colton Brown

Colton Brown is one of Judo’s most exciting athletes today. He talks about leaving football for Judo, adapting your game, living in Japan and improving your social circle. He also talks about his 2016 Olympic experience in Brazil! Click “Read More” for show notes!

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Episode 290: Chris Martin

Chris Martin is a BJJ purple belt with a unique story to tell. Chris is an instructor who survived a stroke that was caused from an accident while rolling and takes the time to spread awareness to others. He is also the founder of BJJ For Change. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 289: Erik Paulson returns!

Erik Paulson

One of our earliest guests, Erik Paulson returns over 280 episodes later! We catch up with him and discuss why he doesn’t coach fighters anymore, growing take down skills, attack sequences, escaping leg locks and supernatural experiences! Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 288: Rodrigo Antunes

Rodrigo Antunes

Rodrigo Antunes joins the show to talk about starting training at a young age, coming up with world class mentors, plateaus in training, teaching kids and managing parents, heavyweight Jiu-Jitsu and his experience training MMA! Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 287: Federico Tisi

Federico Tisi

Federico Tisi is a world renown instructor and the first Italian to receive a BJJ Black Belt. He talks about building knowledge, the white belt process, teaching teachers, mindfulness, longevity and the value of focusing on defense as much as offense. Click “Read More” for show notes!

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Episode 286: Kurt Osiander live!

** USE HEADPHONES TO LISTEN!** Kurt talks about his recent Asia tour, getting kicked out of the Samurai Museum in Japan, action figures and living a shirtless lifestyle. To see the video of this episode, join the Grappling Central group on Facebook, where it was streamed live! Click “Read More” for show notes!

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Episode 285: Mauricio Gomes

mauricio Gomes

Master Maurico Gomes joins the show to talk about the early competition scene in Brazil, longevity in the art and Jiu-Jitsu’s customizable nature. He also covers the blue belt blues, athleticism and rolling with his son, Roger Gracie. Click “read more” for show notes! 

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Episode 284: Harley Flanagan

Harley Flanagan

Harley Flanagan was the frontman and bassist for NYC’s legendary punk band Cro-Mags. He is also a Black Belt under Master Renzo Gracie and a highly respected instructor. He talks about brawls, riots, NY’s old punk scene and how he got started in BJJ! Click “Read More” for show notes!

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Episode 283: Chad George w/ guest co-host Rose Gracie

Ryan is joined by special guest co-host, Rose Gracie! Together they interview WEC and Bellator veteran Chad George. Chad talks about his passion for teaching, “accidentally” starting his MMA career and his viral Bellator debut. He also covers goal setting. Click “read more” for show notes!

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Episode 282: Tyler Driskell

Tyler Driskell is a teammate, instructor and good friend of Ryan’s who has a unique story and interesting perspective of BJJ. He talks about why he competes, leg locks, progression in Jiu-Jitsu, Gi vs No-Gi and what makes an academy successful. Click “Read More” for show notes!

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