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Pedro Bessa is a BJJ black belt under Telles, Terere and 'Careca' and worlds and european medalist.In this episode we talk about Pedro's start in BJJ, his training in Capoeria, his time at TT training amoungst some of the legends of the sport, coming over to the UK and starting academies in Bristol and Wales, his competition career and more.…
 
James Crossley is a former bodybuilder, strongman, and Gladiator from ITV's "Gladiators"In this episode we talk about Jame start in bodybuilding as a youth, being scouted by ITV to join the hugely popular TV show: Gladiators, his career on the show, his subsequent career as a theatre actor, his competitive strongman career, historic stone lifting j…
 
Dan Hardy is a former UFC fighter, commentator, and fight analyst.In this episode we discuss Dan's start in martial arts, his entry into professional MMA, his career in the UFC, his retirement due to a heart condition, his transition to the commentary table, his desire to continue to compete, his journey into psychedelics and much much much more.…
 
"Judo" Jimmy Wallhead is a judo black belt and professional mixed martial artist.In this episode we talk through Jimmy's martial arts career, from his start in Judo to his career fighting in many of the world's top MMA organizations including UFC and Bellator, the issue he's had with the UFC and his role of head coach of an up and coming MMA team.…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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.fran…
 
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 an…
 
Rosi Sexton is a former professional MMA fighter, Musician, Mathematician, Osteopath and politician.In this episode, I chat to Rosi about her incredibly interesting life. Her unique combination of skills, how she transitioned from maths prodigy to pro-MMA fighter, we take a number of questions from listeners and get some great information on injury…
 
John Will is Australia's first BJJ black belt and one of the "dirty dozen" - The first 12 non-Brazilians to receive a BJJ black belt. In this episode, we talk about Johns journey in the martial arts, the creation of his magazine; Blitz, training under the Gracie's and Machado's, participating in challenge matches, travelling the world studying mart…
 
Lucio “Lagarto” Rodrigues is a multiple European champion and UAEJJF world championIn this episode we talk about Lucio’s journey into BJJ, having to fight strangers on the weekend before he was allowed to go surf, his friendship with Rickson Gracie, his move to Gracie Barra, his rivalry with Jacare, his battle with cancer and his competitions durin…
 
Braulio Estima is a multiple time BJJ World champion, ADCC weight and Absolute champion, and multiple time Pan-American and European champion. In this episode, I sit down with one of the greatest ever BJJ athletes to discuss his incredible career. From his first days on the BJJ mats to being crowned ADCC weight and absolute champion. This episode i…
 
Ben is an old school UK BJJ legend and one of the earliest British black beltsBen started training in the earliest days of UK BJJ and spent large periods of time training in Brazil with the Gracies. In this episode we talk about Bens journey into combat sports, training in his dads shed, judo legend Steve Gawthorpe, training in Brazil, nutrition, b…
 
Darragh O'Conaill is an Irish BJJ black belt competitor and coach who runs East Coast Jiu Jitsu Academy.In this episode, we talk about Darragh's competition career, how he got into BJJ, his time at the brown belt kumite, how he balances running an academy and competing at an elite level, his and his student's upcoming matches on Polaris 8 and why t…
 
Hooman Tavakolian is a former wrestler, wrestling coach, sports diplomat and philanthropist. In this episode, we discuss how wrestling is deeply built into Iranian culture, an athletes responsibility to give back, Hooman's journey in wrestling after moving to the USA, how sport can help young people and the work that both Hooman and Saeed are doing…
 
Guro Bob Breen is a martial arts pioneer. Renowned in multiple disciplines including Karate, Kali/Escrima, Philipino martial arts and Jeet Kun Do.Bob has been teaching martial arts for over 50 years, he has trained under many of the biggest names in martial arts worldwide and is credited with bringing Filipino martial arts and JKD to the UK. In the…
 
Ant Lambert is a former Marine and adventurer.One half of the two-man team; the Mad Explorers. The Mad Explorers have undertaken a challenge they have named "Expedition 5", in which they will attempt to be the first people to cross the worlds 5 biggest Islands by manpower alone.I sit down with Ant after just returning from Greenland, their 4th isla…
 
Tom Watson is a former BAMMA Champion and UFC veteran. In this episode we talk about Tom's journey into martial arts, his time training at some of the best MMA camps in the world, including; Jackson, Tristar and Blackzillians. His huge match with Alex Reid, rules sets in MMA and grappling, he return to competition and much more.…
 
Kurt Osiander is one of the most well-known characters in all of BJJ, known for his crazy personality and zero-fucks-given attitude Kurt talks about his split from longtime coach Ralph Gracie, how he got into BJJ, the zombie apocalypse, trying to kill a dove, his MMA career, drawing naked women, being a role model, training over 50, drinking, party…
 
Rob Long is a blind veteran injured in Afghanistan and a BJJ competitor. In this episode, Ron talks about his experience in the army, his training, what it's like living in one of the most dangerous places on earth, the accident that took his vision, the immediate aftermath and recovery from his injury and how BJJ changed his life. To find out more…
 
Ffion Davies is one of the UK's top BJJ competitors and a Judo black belt. In this episode we talk about how Ffion got into martial arts, her judo career, how she got into BJJ, breaking down her competition success, and covering a lot of women related topics in BJJ including women teaching, should you date your instructor and dick pics, probably to…
 
Lee Kemp is a 3 time wrestling world champion and hall of famer. Saeed Esmaeli is a renowned wrestling coach working with some of the top wrestling, MMA and Jiu Jitsu competitors. In this episode we talk about Lee's and Saeed's journey in wrestling, how Lee improved as quick as he did, beating Dan Gable, what drives people to succeed, working with …
 
Maximiliano Ulloa York is a paraplegic jiu jitsu competitor and runs the International Jiu Jitsu without Limitations Federation and Para Jiu jitsu magazine. Maximiliano started jiu jitsu whilst fully abled and through an accident became paraplegic. In this episode he details his accident, recovery, getting back into jiu jitsu and how it helped him,…
 
Shaun Escoffery and George Asprey star in the London production of The Lion King musical. Shaun is a BJJ black belt and George is a blue belt. I sit down with Mufasa and Scar to talk about their professional careers, Shauns history from the early days of UK BJJ, Georges introduction to Jiu Jitsu and journey since, training on the stage in between s…
 
Simon Yeo is a 15th degree Bujinkan Ninjutsu black belt and a Roger Gracie BJJ black belt. In this episode we talk about Simon's journey into martial arts. The history of ninjutsu. How he discovered BJJ and how he combined it with his ninjutsu. Meeting and travelling Japan with Royce Gracie is his Pride days, hanging out with Eric Clapton, touring …
 
Arlans Siqueira is a BJJ black belt and the first person to teach BJJ in the UK. In the episode we talk about how Arlans got into BJJ. Coming to the UK when there was no jiu jitsu and teaching it for the first time, the growth of UK BJJ, using BJJ whilst working as a doorman for 12 years and much more. Find out more about Arlans at: www.arlanssique…
 
Brian Jacks is an Olympic judo medalist and multiple time Superstars champion.Brian Jacks is a legendary British judo figure. Being the first brit to medal at a world championship. Put in the Olympic team age 17 and eventually taking a Olympic bronze medal. He then was invited onto hit BBC TV show Superstars where he dominated for years. Winning Br…
 
Jon Hegan is a BJJ, Judo and Krav Maga black belt and former Marines Commando.In this episode we talk about Jon's time in the Marines, how he got into BJJ, training with the Gracie family in the 90's, the early days of UK BJJ, taking his black belt test with the Valente brothers, training with a blue belt Roger Gracie, training Krav Maga in Israel,…
 
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