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Episode 009: Royce Gracie

  The man who single-handedly changed the martial arts scene forever! Original UFC champion Royce Gracie, son of Grandmaster Helio Gracie, is the person most responsible for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s massive popularity in the United States. Most practitioners here credit Royce as their inspiration to dedicate themselves to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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Episode 008: Rigan Machado

  The Professor of the stars! Rigan Machado is the nephew of Grandmaster Carlos Gracie Sr. and the first black belt awarded by Carlos Gracie Jr. He is a multiple time Pan Am champion, national Sambo champion and a bestselling author of “BJJ Encyclopedia.”

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Episode 007: Andre Galvao

  An insightful discussion with one of the greatest champions of all time! Andre Galvao is a multiple time BJJ world champion, ADCC champion, Pan Am Champion, European Champion and World Pro Cup champion. Considered by many to be the best BJJ competitor today, he is also a bestselling author and head of Team Atos.

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Episode 006: Erik Paulson

  MMA pioneer Erik Paulson earned a BJJ black belt under Rigan Machado. He also holds a black belt in Judo and is an expert in Freestyle, Catch and Greco Roman Wrestling. He is a highly respected coach whose students include Josh Barnett and Sean Sherk.

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Episode 005: Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez

  Our guest is grappling champion, black belt, coach, professional MMA fighter and elite break dancer, Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez. Boogey takes us into his life of sleeplessness where he juggles his many passions while running 10th Planet San Diego.

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Episode 004: Gokor Chivichyan

World-renowned coach Gokor Chivichyan is a Grandmaster in Sambo, 8th degree black belt in Judo and co-creator of the Hayastan Fighting System. He is the coach behind many successful MMA stars including Ronda Rousey, Karo Parisyan and Manny Gamburyan.  Click “READ MORE” for listening options

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Episode 003: Kurt Osiander

Kurt Osiander is a BJJ cult icon. A black belt under Ralph Gracie, he is head instructor at the Ralph Gracie Academy in SFO, a Pan Am champ and lifelong metal head. We chat about weaponry, tattoos, Jiu-Jitsu and more in this unfiltered, hilarious episode. Click “READ MORE” for listening options!

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Episode 002: Relson Gracie

In this episode we are joined by Grandmaster Relson Gracie. The 2nd oldest son of Grandmaster Helio Gracie, a 9th degree red belt, the first person to bring Jiu-Jitsu to Hawaii and the former undefeated national champion of Brazil for 22 years! Click “READ MORE” for listening options!

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Episode 001: Dan Severn

In the 1st episode of the Grappling Central Podcast,  Hall of Fame grappler Dan Severn joins the show! An MMA pioneer, champion high school, collegiate and professional competitor, coach, entrepreneur and accomplished public speaker. Click “read more” for listening options!

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