Michael Liera Jr joins the show to talk about the definition of Jiu-Jitsu, finding comfort in suffering and some of the big breakthroughs he had in his journey. He also talks about addressing passivity, putting himself in white belt shoes and mindset
Drew Weatherhead returns to talk about his recent promotion to black belt, the business side of the art, mimetic learning and new things coming from BecauseJitsu. He also talks about the ethics of self defense, being a father and omoplatas
Bruno Bastos joins the show to talk about the early days of his training, the Fadda lineage, self-confidence and learning to compete. He also gives advice for bigger guys and gives technical advice on the Half Guard.
Matheus Nicolau joins the show to talk about going from soccer to BJJ to MMA. He also discusses ego, plateaus and why he still trains in the gi as an MMA fighter. He also provides excellent technical advice for smaller practitioners!
Dr. Chris Moriarty returns to discuss the data from his recent study that focuses on injury rates in Jiu-Jitsu. He also takes questions from listeners and we have a serious discussion about chicken tenders and the evils of mayonnaise and ranch dressing.
Dante Leon joins the show to talk about his beginnings, strength and conditioning for BJJ, the Reverse De La Riva position and discipline vs motivation. He also recaps his match at Kasai Pro against Renato Canuto and talks about elite competition.
After a long hiatus, Kurt is back on the show! He updates us with his situation in this candid episode. Ryan also makes a big announcement about his life. They also talk about Brazil, public nudity, the GOT finale, and Kurt takes questions from listeners
Alec Baulding joins the show to talk about overcoming plateaus, his recent ADCC performance and using competition as a tool for improvement. He also talks about "short guy Jiu-Jitsu" and being more aggressive with the guard
Roli Delgado joins the show to talk about overcoming fear of failure, the pursuit of vindication, the importance of conditioning and why you need to get tired in training. He also reflects on his MMA career and explains why his primary focus is now BJJ
Jake Mackenzie joins the show to talk about the early days of BJJ in Canada, living and training in Brazil, the benefits of competition and creating a gameplan. He also gives a great technical breakdown of the Half Guard.
Travis Stevens returns to the show to talk about his Olympic experience in Rio, nearly losing his leg to staph and pursuing goals through adversity. He also covers team loyalty, grip fighting and the required work ethic and discipline to be elite.
Rose Gracie returns to the show to talk about brain damage and CTE within combat sports. She's been researching and learning about concussions and CTE with leading experts and she also talks about possible CTE within her family and her new rehab facility
Danielle Kelly joins the show to talk about her journey in grappling, the development of her style, her favorite competition ruleset and adding Wrestling to BJJ. She also gives a technical breakdown of maintaining back control effectively
Known for his role as O'Hara, a villan in Bruce Lee's iconic film Enter The Dragon, Bob Wall joins the show to tell the incredible and inspirational story of his life. A passionate grappler, he also discusses his time training BJJ, Wrestling and Judo!
One of BJJ's most exciting stars, Lucas Barbosa joins the show to talk about following in his idol's footsteps in Brazil, overcoming poverty and the law of attraction. He also discusses training, drilling and building a solid game
Marcos "Yemaso" Torregrosa joins the show to talk about finding BJJ in Puerto Rico, the early days of MMA, training and living in Brazil and teaching effectively. He also discusses the difficult decision some students face of switching teams.
Justin Rader joins the show and talks about blending Wrestling with BJJ, developing take downs, leaving your comfort zone, and the importance of knowing why you train. He also talks about leadership and effective coaching
In this throwback episode, UFC veteran and Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Kenny Florian talks about BJJ in the 90’s, positive mentality, managing nerves and emotions and the value of setbacks. He also talks about commentating for the UFC and trades Royce Gracie stories with Ryan.
Craig Jones returns to talk about his recent camp in NYC, his match with Tim Spriggs, conditioning, leg locks, gi and no-gi scrambles and breaking bad habits. He also talks about his frustrating match at Kasai against Palhares and upcoming matches he has!
Amanda Leve joins the show to talk about competition mindset, competing against male athletes, submission only rules, drilling and managing competition anxiety. She also discusses her recent ADCC Trials win!
In his 3rd appearance on the show, Master Ricardo Liborio talks about his plans to bring BJJ to universities and schools across the US and his Resenha event. He also talks about the therapeutic effects of the art and gives great advice for school owners!
Quentin Rosenzweig joins the show to talk about building a career outside the IBJJF through super fights and submission only events. He also discusses leg locks, trends in BJJ and his thoughts on teaching.
Bernardo Faria returns to the show after 3 years! He talks about the development of his game, effective positions for older practitioners and the formation of BJJ Fanatics. He also gives technical insight on the half guard and over/under guard passing!
This is a throwback episode from the GCP archive originally recorded in December 2016 (excuse the audio quality). Demian Maia talks about his life and career and shares his thoughts on training, teaching and fighting MMA. Enjoy!