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The BJJ Fanatics Podcast

Our mission with this podcast is to help YOU grow on the mats! We do this by presenting deep, insightful interviews every week with the best athletes, coaches and legends of BJJ and Grappling. Whether you're looking to expand your knowledge about technique, BJJ culture or the history of the art, every episode is loaded with advice and lessons from the best in the game. The host Ryan Ford conducts each interview in a casual setting, which makes it easy to see the human side of the stars of our sport and get to know their story while also learning more for your own development. New episodes are available every week, and we have over 500 episodes for you to enjoy as well, which is over 800 hours of entertainment and knowledge! We hope you enjoy it!
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Apr 14, 2022

Renato Canuto provides tremendous insight for all competitors! He talks about managing adrenaline dumps and fatigue, avoiding overthinking and how to develop a pre-competition routine. He also talks about overcoming losses and winning 2021 Worlds!

Apr 7, 2022
Roy Dean joins the show to talk about the pressures and expectations black belts carry, rank envy and keeping a student mindset. He also talks about designing and re-designing your game and his new film project with Jeff Glover. 
Mar 31, 2022
Tommy Langaker joins the show to talk about his transition from Japanese JuJitsu to BJJ, seeing Jiu-Jitsu as a language and using BJJ in self defense. He also talks about video games and the Collar Sleeve Guard! 
Mar 24, 2022
Pedro Marinho joins the show to talk about overcoming self doubts as a competitor, the importance of understanding the mental game and coming to the US and training in Texas. He also drops knowledge on his most dangerous submission, the guillotine!
Mar 17, 2022
Scott Nelson was one of the early men in the trenches helping BJJ grow into the sport it is today. He talks about founding BJJ's oldest website, living in Brazil in the 90's and nearly getting killed trying to start his own gi brand in Pakistan! 
Mar 10, 2022
Henry Akins joins the show to discuss the fine points of weight distribution, overcoming plateaus and why you need to always fight to be on top! He also opens up about his near-fatal motorcycle accident and how it changed his perspective on things.
Feb 24, 2022

Jordan Preisinger joins the show to discuss the benefits of online learning, starting a gym when he was a blue belt and dealing with people who criticize your goals. He also talks about his self-guided journey in BJJ and what it was like learning alone!

Feb 17, 2022
Ashley Williams joins the show to share his thoughts on ADCC 2022 where he will be in the 66kg division. He also talks about life as a professional grappler, why he still attends local tournaments and the new standards in modern BJJ!
Feb 10, 2022

Vernon Kirk joins the show to talk about his experience in various grappling styles and how he blends them together for maximum efficiency. He also talks about leg locks in Sambo vs BJJ, learning take downs and the North South position! 

Feb 3, 2022

Cole Abate joins the show to talk about being a full-time athlete as a kid, building discipline in your training and competition mindset. He also shares his thoughts on potentially becoming the youngest ADCC Champion in history! 

Jan 27, 2022
Felipe Pena joins the show to talk about his development in the art, building discipline within yourself and his decision to retire from IBJJF events. He also shares his thoughts on a potential rematch against Gordon Ryan at ADCC 2022!
Jan 20, 2022

Jeff Glover joins the show to talk about accidental triangles, how his instructor Franjinha changed the direction of his life, improving weak spots in his game and learning to stop worrying what other people think. He also talks about defense and escapes!

Jan 13, 2022

William Tackett joins the show to talk about the value of competition, overcoming tournament anxiety, why the Coyote Half Guard was revolutionary for his game and his thoughts on crosstraining. He also goes deep on escaping bad positions!

Jan 6, 2022

Amanda Leve joins the show to talk about her transition into MMA, why the purple belt was the hardest rank for her and having to close her school due to Covid lockdowns. She also talks about her big win over Gabi Garcia and the build up before the match!

Dec 30, 2021

Sean Applegate joins the show to talk about starting BJJ in a small town, the meaning of belts and the importance of understanding weight distribution. He also gives deep insight on outside heel hooks and explains why teleportation is superior to flying!

Dec 24, 2021

Pedro Sauer joins the show to talk about longevity in Jiu-Jitsu, the importance of learning to set traps and how your physical limitations can become strengths. He also gives deep insight on escaping side control and also explains why he hates pickles!

Dec 16, 2021

In this special episode, Bernardo Faria sits down with Gui Mendes during the 2021 Worlds in California for an interview! They discuss developing champions, competition, academy ownership and much more!

Dec 9, 2021

Coach Matt Lindland joins the show to discuss why he chose Greco over Freestyle Wrestling, developing take downs, the importance of taking risk and the greatest lessons he learned from his Olympic experience!

Dec 2, 2021

Jeff Curran joins the show to discuss how he found BJJ in the early 90's, the importance of holding rank to a high standard and dealing with feeling technically inadequate. He also gives great insight on attacking the back!

Nov 25, 2021

Combat Jiu-Jitsu Champion Ryan Aitken joins the show to share his story. He talks about the benefits he's gotten from exploring all branches of the BJJ tree, the importance of finding the right team, Yoga for BJJ and building comfort in competition!

Nov 18, 2021

Legendary MMA coach Greg Jackson joins the show to talk about his origins growing up in a tough neighborhood, developing yourself as a martial artist, BJJ's impact on the martial arts world, coaching elite fighters, sports psychology and ground and pound!

Nov 11, 2021

James Clingerman joins the show to share his story! Topics include the early days of BJJ in the midwest, learning to teach others and recognizing "culty gyms." He also gives technical insight on his favorite variation of the guard!

Nov 4, 2021

Jake Shields joins the show for a conversation about the life of a professional combat athlete, his new focus on Pro Grappling, why he chose to be his own manager and his passion for coaching the next generation!

Oct 28, 2021

Jonathan Satava joins the show to talk about learning from Marcelo, designing your own game, teaching full time and the benefits of meditation. He also gives a detailed breakdown of the Butterfly Guard from a sweeping, submission and transitional standpoint.

Oct 21, 2021

The Warmaster joins the show to talk about his diverse grappling background, the early days of MMA and the crazy ways he had to find training partners back in the day! He also talks about pain compliance and the detailed mechanics of the Kimura!

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