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Inside Position delivers great stories and insights from the world of BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), MMA, and Grappling. Each week Tom Halpin brings you conversations with some of the sport’s biggest names, from world champions and coaches to other legends of the sport.
 
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This week's guest is renowned Irish performance coach Adrian O'Brien. We took a deep dive into topics related to performance, both on and off the mats. Adrian shared some great ideas from his vast coaching experience and study of sport science, in his usual down to earth manner. There's some great takeaways about everything from recovery to develop…
 
He's a World Champion at the Brown Belt level, and one of the top European grapplers. This week's guest is Swedish Black Belt, Max Lindblad. Max shared some great stories from his journey through the sport, and we had a great chat about some of the obstacles he's faced along the way, as well as the lessons learned in overcoming them. It was also in…
 
He's someone who has experience competing and winning major championships through all belt levels over the past decade. On this week's episode Adam talks about his humble beginnings, to training at Marcelo Garcia's academy in New York, and eventually moving on to train and coach at 5050 Jiu Jitsu in Virginia, and the lessons he's learned along the …
 
He's one of the most popular and successful UK grapplers in recent memory, known for his unique and effective strength training methods. On this week's episode, Dan breaks down some of his early successes in the sport, and the difficulties that came along with them. He also touches on his experiences in bouncing back from various injuries, as well …
 
We're back for part 2 of a conversation with ADCC medalist and Aussie grappling legend, Lachlan Giles. In this week's episode we discuss the prevalence of doping in the sport, as well as his physiotherapy experience and how it applies to training. Lachlan also walks us through his memorable performance from ADCC 2019, as well as much more.…
 
He's an ADCC Absolute medalist, one of the most renowned coaches in the world, and owner of one of the most epic competition performances in recent memory, Lachlan Giles. In the first of a two part episode Lachlan shared some great stories from his journey through the ranks in Australia, how to improve and innovate as a grappler, as well as longevi…
 
It's the mid-season break, and on this week's episode of Inside Position we look back at some of the best stories from the first 10 episodes of season 1. We won't give much away but there's some interesting insights into what it takes to reach the highest levels of the sport. So whether this is your first episode or you're a frequent listener, I ho…
 
He's a Black Belt under Roger Gracie, one of the most active competitors of the past decade, and also one of the most respected referees in the world. This week's guest is UK BJJ legend, Oliver Geddes. Oli shared some interesting lessons he has learned from training with the greatest Jiu Jitsu athlete of all time, as well as the realities of high l…
 
She's one of the most successful grapplers in the world, a Black Belt World Champion, and an ADCC medalist. On this week's show the Welsh superstar takes us through her journey from being a shy teenager starting Judo, to becoming a Black Belt World Champion in the sport of Jiu Jitsu, along with how she has dealt with various challenges along the wa…
 
He's a European Champion and coach to multiple World and ADCC medalists, Darragh O Conaill. On this week's show, the Irish grappling legend shared some great insight into the challenges he faced after becoming a head coach early in his career, and how he balanced this with his own competition dreams. We also discussed some of our victories and futu…
 
He's a Black Belt under Leo Vieira, a European Champion, and someone who has been regarded as a top prospect for most of his career. This week's guest is Swiss Jiu Jitsu ace Philippe Pomaski. In this episode we discuss his experiences training with World Champions such as Marcus 'Buchecha' Almeida and what sets them apart, as well as the pressures …
 
Joe Broughton is a non-stop phenomenon. Years and years ago, I navigated the dusty corridors in the old Birmingham Conservatoire building, to write a blog post about the Conservatoire folk ensemble. It was a thrill, ducking and weaving through that old building, getting closer and closer to the explosive NOISE that Joe was whipping up. 50 or 60 stu…
 
Stephen Duffy straddles different genres in a way that few have ever done. He grew up in Birmingham; our conversation is littered with local references covering legendary studios, musos, and people. While still in Birmingham, he scored his first huge success as Tin Tin. In due course he went solo as Stephen Duffy, and later with his group the Lilac…
 
We're back for Part 2 with Aussie grappling legend Craig Jones. In today's chat, Craig gives some insight in to how he developed his world famous leg lock game, and how he structures his training with the Danaher Death Squad. He also breaks down his ADCC performances along with some interesting and hilarious stories…
 
This third series of Lives in Music doesn't just concentrate on peoples' music journeys. It also has one consistent thread running through everyone's lives: that of Covid 19, the resultant lockdown, and the effect it's had on people's activities. My guest in this edition is someone you will almost certainly have seen if you've been to ANY live gigs…
 
He's everyone's favourite grappler and owner of the most impressive submission rate in the game. In the 1st of a 2-part episode, Craig takes us through his rise in the sport, and details some of his training with coach John Danaher. He also describes some of the challenges involved in chasing the dream of being a professional grappler…
 
I first met Tom Hyland, when he was strutting his guitar stuff with an early version of the now long gone but much-loved Alternative Dubstep Orchestra. I've followed Tom since, first on my blog about the risky steps of going fully pro with Electric Swing Circus, as he dove head-first into Electro Swing. From the band came his Birmingham-based festi…
 
He's one of the most active competitors of the past decade, with a wealth of experience training and competing in Brazil, where he represented one of the strongest academies in the world; GFTeam. On this weeks show, the Canadian gives some insight into how he developed his half guard, his competition strategies, as well as some of the challenges th…
 
He's a black belt under Marc Laimon since 2009, winner of The Ultimate Fighter, and now one of the head coaches of Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, California. In part 1 of this weeks show, Chris shares his experiences of winning The Ultimate Fighter, and fighting in the UFC. He also gives some great insight into how he has transitioned from being a …
 
This is a chat with Kris Halpin, who also trades as Dyskinetic. It's about making music solely by gesture and movement. An extraordinary new way to create, using Imogen Heap's magical Mi.Mu gloves. Disabled himself, Kris explains this with disarming frankness. The gloves are extraordinary things, and there's a sample in this podcast. But there's a …
 
This third Lives In Music series concentrates not just on peoples' music journeys... it also has a consistent thread running through everyone's lives: that of Covid 19, the resultant lockdown, and the effect it's had on people's activities. This episode is no exception, but there is a difference. We recorded this talk some eleven months ago, just a…
 
He's a black belt under Marc Laimon since 2009, winner of The Ultimate Fighter, and now one of the head coaches of Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, California. In part 1 of this weeks show, Chris shares his experiences of starting his Jiu Jitsu journey in the famed Gracie Academy, moving to Vegas to train with Marc Laimon and Jeff Glover, and also hi…
 
Ross Grant is putting together – pure lockdown creativity at its best – an amazing series called Around The World in 80 Plays, collaborating at distance with musicians worldwide to produce some compelling joint work. Normally I tend to court some of our more senior music citizens as guests in this series, on the grounds that the more you've done, t…
 
He's a black belt world champion, ADCC semi finalist, and one of the most exciting grapplers in the world. On this weeks show, the Canadian explains how he went from being a juvenile world champion to competing in the adult divisions, along with some of the challenges he has faced along the way.By Tom Halpin
 
I put most of this Lives in Music podcast episode together on the fifth anniversary of the death of a mutual friend, the great Paul Murphy, who both introduced me to Renny Jackson, and encouraged us in our different projects. One of the things Paul had me do on his Thursday Song Writers Cafe nights was to interview each artist about their own creat…
 
In this edition of Live in Music, I'm talking with Loz Kingsley and Vo Fletcher, Mandolin and Guitar players of great skill and experience. I met this pair, I think, back in 1974, when they were doing a session at the old BRMB Radio. They were no slouches then, and they've only got better since. Vo plays with a bewildering number of talented people…
 
Richard March has been in a huge array of bands and projects in his 30 years or so as a working muso. We first met when he was in the much loved Rhino and The Ranters; he started with Pop Will Eat Itself and Bentley Rhythm Ace. Now, he's with Swampmeat Family Band, with other projects bubbling away. Some of those come up in this podcast. How does c…
 
Simon Duggal, with his brother Diamond Duggal, is a hugely influential producer, promoter and now record label manager. They may not be that well known to you, but they work worldwide across as many genres as they can handle. Like Ruby Turner, Steel Pulse and Apache Indian, they started out in Handsworth, Birmingham. Their own brand, Swami, is mass…
 
In this edition I'm talking with an extraordinary, super-capable, veteran music pro from the Black Country of the UK, who has, quietly, had a massive influence on music making in this neck of the woods and far, far beyond. Roy was one of the team that launched the legendary JBs in Dudley, where anybody who was anybody simply had to play. Then he we…
 
Dave Pegg has played Bass with one group for half a century: the excellent Fairport Convention. Fairport have one of the most tumultuous histories in British Folk-Rock. But, like many groups that survive that long, they have a spectacularly loyal following, and that now means that they are on a more stable footing than at any time in their history.…
 
Ask any Lives in Music participant, and you'll get the same answer - there's no easy or straight route through life as a musician. You go where the work is, and if you're very, very lucky, you get to call a few shots in due course. In Stewart's case his life took him all over Europe and the UK as a post-war Army brat, and that exposed him to a host…
 
With some fifty years in the business across a dizzying range of bands and activities, John Mostyn is endlessly interesting. He's done the mega-deals, battled with the music industry at the very top levels, and he's worked just as hard on small local projects which simply deserved some help. And he has some incredible stories. There's a lot to be g…
 
Gavin Monaghan is a producer who commands massive respect worldwide, but who is equally at home working with local bands he has an affinity with. He loves his work. The people who work with him love his work as well. He operates from an unassuming but brilliant complex, the third premises that he's named Magic Garden. Music of all shapes and descri…
 
In this edition I'm talking with Roy Adams, who is a beast of a drummer with excellent taste across a wide variety of styles. It's tricky to list all the bands Roy currently plays with. He simply loves to play. You'll find him playing, with a huge smile on his face, in a bar with 50 people watching... or at a mega venue in front an audience of thou…
 
I've long been fascinated with the classical music world, every since I was poleaxed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Simon Rattle. So it was always been an ambition of mine to sit down with a classical musician and get some perspective for the Lives in Music series. I owe a debt of gratitude to a great Birmingham muso, R. John We…
 
Ricky Cool is a veteran... who adores veteran music. He's a walking encyclopedia of US roots music, and he's no slouch about the UK music scene over the past 50 years. In this episode, l get schooled about harmonica playing, and we get a fascinating look at what it meant to be in bands struggling to get ahead through the 70s, 80s, 90s, and on into …
 
Some 40 plus years back, at the old BRMB, when I was the rock DJ, I booked a session with UB40. It was a custom advance mix of six of the tracks that later saw the light of day on UB40's first album, Signing Off. It was by far the most successful session I'd ever set up. It was the only session that generated calls from listeners before I'd even pl…
 
If you think that all Jasper Carrott had to do with music was to wander on stage with a guitar before bringing an act on stage, think again. Jasper has been deeply involved in music all his life, and has some interesting views on the music business, artists' fees, the record industry, performance and audience reaction, gained from deep experience a…
 
Don't even think about the number of guitars he's got these days. Charming, witty, and with vast musical knowledge, Horace Panter is brilliant company. I really can't remember first chatting with Horace Panter, but it might well have been in 1978, when the Specials played at Birmingham University. They were at that fantastic phase in a new band's c…
 
The fate of bass players? To be shamefully ignored while the front man gets all the attention. Boy, is that a mistake... Bass maestro Mike Hatton, like many musicians, plays in more than one band - he can be found delivering smooth Jazz grooves, or a solid bedrock for powerhouse blues, or even harking back to 60s power rock. One of those bands - St…
 
Rated by Lenny Henry as one of the UK's top bluesmen, Steve has been laying down greasy guitar blues and elegant cerebral Jazz sax in equal quantities, for generations. Oh, and he builds guitars, beautifully... and he's completely self-taught. And he's got the deepest voice in all Birmingham. His Blues trio can be found playing live in all the best…
 
Hidden away in their secret workshop, John Bradley and Martin Smith breathe fresh life into vintage machines which powered progressive rock and a lot more: the Mellotron. What is a Mellotron? Well, please read on as you listen to the podcast. John Bradley and Martin Smith have been involved with Mellotrons all their lives. John is the pragmatic eng…
 
When Ruby Turner sang with Culture Club back in the 80s, she had big hair - but nobody had bigger hair on that tour than George... Romantic notions? Pah! I had a theory that there must have been some sort of genius music teacher in Handsworth back in the seventies. Because for three years straight, that mixed and punchy Brum inner city suburb deliv…
 
Tales of rock, muso photography, jazz and blues. And launching a little band called Black Sabbath along the way... Jim Simpson has done an awful lot in his time. He's the man who shot a ton of 60s and 70s rock stars. You can see his shots online and often in exhibitions around town. Little Richard never looked lovelier. Jim was key to the Birmingha…
 
'And then, Bill Haley and the Comets arrived with Rock Around the Clock' and that was the end for Big Bands...' Older (and not so old) UK readers of these notes will remember the TV show Bullseye, which was made first by ATV and then by Central TV. This Lives in Music episode features the man who dashed off the theme for that show. Twenty five year…
 
Imagine sitting right down in front of a terrific guitarist while he plays for you. It's an amazing privilege. One of the things I try to do in the Lives In Music series is to persuade my guests to include a little bit of live music as part of the conversation. That's tricky with, say, drummers, of course, so it doesn't always happen. But it happen…
 
I set myself a rule when working up ideas for the Lives in Music podcast series. Nobody under 50, please, otherwise the experiences and perspectives I hoped to glean might not be juicy enough. Then, I promptly broke my rule for Sam Slater. Sam is the youngest person featured in this series of Lives in Music, but he's packed an awful lot into his (r…
 
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