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Episode 295: Jake Shannon

Jake Shannon is a highly respected figure in the world of Catch Wrestling. He talks about the history of the style, his time spent with the legends of the sport and Professional Wrestling. He also talks about the future of Catch Wrestling!  Click “see more” for show notes!

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Episode 294: Josh “The Punk” Thomson

Josh Thomson

Josh “The Punk” Thomson joins the show to talk about how his MMA career began, his grappling influence, fighting for the UFC and PRIDE and how kettlebells have helped his conditioning. He also talks about being a fighter at 40 years old! Click “Read More” for show notes!

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Episode 293: Brian McLaughlin

Brian McLaughlin tells the story of being a frail chess club member in high school to becoming a professional MMA fighter. He also talks about the early days of BJJ in NY, being a TUF season 8 cast member and his competition rivalry with Ryan Hall. Click “Read More” for show notes!

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Episode 292: Brian “Jiu-Jitsu Cop” James

Jiu-Jitsu Cop

Brian James, aka “Jiu-Jitsu Cop” is an active police officer and BJJ purple belt who works to encourage police across the country to learn Jiu-Jitsu. He talks about how Jiu-Jitsu has saved him (literally) on the job, and how it can do the same for others! Click “Read More” for show notes!

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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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