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BJJ Strength Podcast

40 EpisodesProduced by Laurence GriffithsWebsite

The BJJ Strength Podcast is about all things strength & conditioning and physical optimisation for BJJ.....and hopefully gives you a few laughs along the way too. If you practice Jiu Jitsu and want to get the best out of your body both on the mats and off the mats, this is the show for you.Hosted by… read more

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#40 - Taking a break

October 23rd, 2019


A slightly different, but very quick episode to explain while I'll be taking a (hopefully temporary) break from the podcast to focus on a life long …

#39 - BJJ Strength and Conditioning Coach Paul Browne

October 10th, 2019


Paul Browne is one of Ireland’s top fight strength & conditioning coaches, with a heavy specialisation in BJJ. Paul is himself a Brown Belt and …

#38 - Rock climbing strength training applied to BJJ. Grip Strength & so much more.

September 17th, 2019


Steve Bechtel is one of the leading authorities on strength & conditioning for rock climbing, with almost 30 years in the game and currently training some of the best rock climbers in the world. When it comes to …

#37 - Cameron Shayne on BJJ, martial arts, movement and life

September 6th, 2019


Cameron Shayne is the founder of Budokon University, a multi faceted approach using martial arts and movement to become an incredible human being. We …

#36 - Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization for Peak BJJ Performance

August 31st, 2019


An interview with Dr Bob Newhalfen about the importance of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and overall physical …

#35 - 10 things I wish I'd known as a BJJ White Belt

August 21st, 2019


Today I discuss 10 things I wished I’d known as a BJJ white belt, things I hope that can help you on your BJJ journey. The video I reference for training movements on your back

#34 - Pro MMA fighter, BJJ Brown Belt and World Champion, AJ Jenkins

August 15th, 2019


Interview with Pro MMA fighter, BJJ Brown Belt, BJJ Masters World Champion, strength & conditioning and kettlebell expert Aj Jenkins. Aj has a wealth of experience in fight game, as a fighter including appearances …

#32 - Fight conditioning specialist, Matty Green

May 24th, 2019


Today is the second interview with one of the UK’s top S&C coaches for fighters, Matty Green. Matty trains a range of pro Boxers, MMA and BJJ fighters. In this second interview, we go really deep into Matty’s …

#31 - BJJ, Meditation, Yoga & Learning to Relax with Simon Alcantara

April 26th, 2019


Today I speak with the multi talented, Yoga teacher, singer song writer, music teacher, Pain Management Clinician, BJJ practitioner and all around …

#30 - Sustainable Paleo Eating, interview with BJJ Black Belt Joe Notebaert

April 16th, 2019


A second interview with BJJ Black Belt Joe (catch his first on episode #19) where we go deep into Joe’s true passion, Paleo Permaculture and how …

27 hours of BJJ in a weekend, interview with Maine Miller from The Grappling Rewind Podcast

April 5th, 2019


Today I’m happy to bring you an interview with BJJ Purple Belt and Co-Host of the Grappling Rewind Podcast. We talk about Maine’s almost insane commitment to watch more grappling than maybe anyone on the planet and how …

#28 - Being a beast at 50, with Strength Coach John Davis

March 21st, 2019


John Davis is a BJJ Purple Belt with 20+ years experience as a strength coach across Track, American Football, Jiu Jitsu and MMA, having worked with some of the best in the business. Also, at 50, he will put most 21 …

#27 - Mobility & Myofascial with Scott Isley

March 15th, 2019


Today is an interview with BJJ Brown Belt and founder of Mobilitas (, one of the leaders in myofascial release tools, …

The realities of BJJ with The Grappling Dads

March 8th, 2019


A hilarious and informative interview with Paul & Kip, aka The Grappling Dads. We chat about the realities of training BJJ when you have kids, a …

#25 - Shot by a terrorist and getting back on the mats.

February 22nd, 2019


Today’s interview is with John Smith, BJJ Brown Belt, host of The Grappling Life Podcast and ex British Military. We hear John’s story of getting …

#24 - Drill To Kill. Solo drills for BJJ

February 15th, 2019


Interview with BJJ Brown Belt, Matt Edgington, who specialises in improving your BJJ through the use of solo drills. We talk about how Matt used solo …

#23 - Starting kettlebell training for BJJ

February 6th, 2019


Want to start kettlebell training for BJJ? Well this is just the episode for you, covering what weight kettlebell to buy, what kettlebell exercises …

#22 - Peak Performance with the Enlightened Savage

January 25th, 2019


Want Peak Performance for BJJ? Then let Michael tell you about the foundation you need to build to get the most out of your body. Dr Michael Stromsness is a BJJ Purple Belt, Chiropractor, Founder of the Triple R System …

#21 - BJJ Philosophy with Chris Matakas.

January 22nd, 2019


BJJ Philosophy with Chris Matakas. Chris is a BJJ Black Belt and author of 7 Jiu Jitsu books, but your typically Jiu Jitsu book. Chris’ books focus on Jiu Jitsu as a vehicle for self development and is someone that I …

#20 - BJJ Brown Belt, Atos HQ competitor, Pete O'Neal

January 16th, 2019


Interview with BJJ Brown Belt, multiple IBJJF Gold Medalist, including 2016 Purple Belt European Champion, training full time out of Atos HQ San …

#19 - training BJJ after breaking your neck! Interview with BJJ Black Belt Joe Notebaert

January 5th, 2019


Today I have an interview with Brown Belt Masters World Champion, who is now a Black Belt on the Roger Gracie Team, Joe Notebaert. Joe lives in Mallorca, Spain, where he teaches BJJ and is currently setting up the …

#18 - Ross Nicholls

December 18th, 2018


An interview with Ross Nicholls, 1st degree Black Belt under Roger Gracie and one of the best grapplers to come out of the UK over recent years. Ross …

#17 - non BJJ books that have helped my BJJ

December 6th, 2018


Have you ever read a book that has had a profound impact on many areas of your life, including BJJ? I think there are many lessons that can learned from reading non BJJ related material that can change how we think …

#16 - Q&A episode

December 2nd, 2018


This is the first BJJ Strength Podcast Q&A episode, focusing 100% on listener questions. My first attempt at this format, so let me know what you think. We cover grip strength, strength vs power, core strength, …

#15 - Strength & Conditioning for fighters with Matty Green

November 15th, 2018


An interview with Ex Royal Marine Commando and Strength & Conditioning coach to professional British Boxers and MMA as fighters, as well as BJJ fighters. You’re going to learn some expert advice on strength trainnig …

#14 - Mental Toughness, Kidnapping Cats & BJJ training on base in Afghanistan

November 9th, 2018


A hilarious & informative interview with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt and British Military Veteran, John Smith. You’re going to learn how John got his Brown Belt while spending 75% of his time in Afghanistan while …

#13 - Intermittent Fasting and BJJ

November 2nd, 2018


Intermittent Fasting, or IF, has slowly but surely crept into the BJJ world over the past years. There is a lot of hype, but does the science back it …

#12 - movement beyond BJJ with Farid Herrera

October 15th, 2018


An interview with movement training coach (I'd call him an expert!) Farid Herrera. I'm a huge proponent of using movement training to supplement your BJJ and in today's show you'll learn why, and pick up some fantastic …

#11 - BJJ grip strength training

October 11th, 2018


Should you do grip strength training for BJJ? Absolutely, yes! In this episode, I'll take about why, the anatomy and science of grip strength for …

#10 - Recovery for the BJJ athlete

October 4th, 2018


My most requested topic to date, recovery for the BJJ athlete. We all struggle with it, how do we get our bodies to recover as quickly as possible to get back on the mats quickly, feeling good and feeling strong. I …

#9 - Nutrition for the BJJ athlete

September 20th, 2018


Nutrition for the BJJ athlete. This episode covers key nutrition principles to follow if you train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and generally if you want to …

#8 - Breath less to improve performance, recovery and health

September 7th, 2018


Breathing will never be the same once you’ve listened to this episode. You will find out, why you’ve been breathing too much, how to achieve high altitude training with no equipment and without leaving the house, and …

#7 - BJJ Competition Preparation

August 28th, 2018


How do you prepare for a BJJ competition? Great question. In this show, I cover ~10 topics to think about leading to a competition. Covering; why you …

#6 - Optimising training with bio-feedback and Omega Wave

August 28th, 2018


Training smart and listening to your body is key to getting the most of your BJJ training, but what if you had a way to know the best times to train strength, vs power, vs cardio etc. Listen to this conversation with …

#5 - Top London Personal Trainer, BJJ Purple Belt, Jack Edwards

August 17th, 2018


The first ever BJJ Strength interview, with highly regarded London Personal Trainer (one of the most demanding fitness markets in the world) and BJJ Purple Belt Jack Edwards.

Jack shares his experiences combatting …

#4 - Why is your fitness not improving?

August 10th, 2018


Have you been training BJJ for years, several times per week but still gas out all the time? Do you think you should be fitter, but it just doesn’t …

#3 - Bodyweight vs Weight Training for BJJ

August 10th, 2018


Bodyweight vs Weight Training, which is more effective for BJJ? When it comes to strength training for BJJ, most people fall into one of these two camps, but which is really better for BJJ? This episode covers several …

#2 - Motivation for BJJ training

August 10th, 2018


Motivation is a fickle friend. Sometimes BJJ training is all we want to do, other times BJJ is the last thing on our mind, let alone any supplemental …

#1 - Intro

August 10th, 2018


In this first episode get to know the background of BJJ Black Belt host Laurence Griffiths. It's the first show, so apologies for the audio. I …

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