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Grappling Real

16 EpisodesProduced by Christopher ParkerWebsite

"We are building a powerful community of the Grappling Martial Arts who can come together to learn from and teach one another what works best in their own lives that may help each of us. From storytelling and insightful competitive mindset to words of wisdom from effective coaches. We bring together… read more

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“Better Yourself & Pass it Forward” with Professor Neto a Double Black Belt & Wrestler

November 7th, 2019


Since 3 years old Professor Neto has been on the mats grappling! He is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 3rd Degree Black Belt in Judo, …

“From BJJ Fanatics to Jiu Jitsu in the Olympics” with Joe Gilpin a Pan-Am Champion from Yamasaki

October 29th, 2019


With Joe Gilpin being an employee at BJJ Fanatics we get into a behind the scenes discussion about what that world looks like as well as what could …

“American Judo Rising” with Sensei Jimmy Pedro 2x Bronze Medalist & Olympic Coach

September 13th, 2019


With a vision for Judo in America, Sensei Jimmy Pedro speaks with inspiring thoughts on how to bring Judo back to life in our country! He takes us …

“A Champion’s Sacrifice” with Sensei Israel Hernandez a 2 time Olympic Bronze Medalist

September 6th, 2019


What is Judo? What is the difference between a teacher and a coach? How do you teach moral character? What makes a Champion without a medal? What is America’s biggest challenge in Judo today and how do we overcome it? …

“Your Excuse is Probably Bullsh*t” with PhD and double Brown Belt Haleem Syed

August 27th, 2019


Tune in to find out why your excuse is probably bullsh*t! With experience in the three major Grappling Martial Arts Haleem and I talk about teaching …

“You define who you are no matter where you came from” with Brown Belt Andrew Hansen.

August 24th, 2019


From being a foster child who grew up in an abusive environment which led to a period of drug addiction, Andrew found a new beginning through self love and positive mentorship in BJJ. Tune in to hear how Andrew Hansen, …

“The Happiness of Pursuit” with Gym Owner Michael Withrow

August 17th, 2019


Gym owner Mike Withrow from First State Martial Arts shares his transformative perspective from training as a white belt to opening his own gym to creating an environment he always wanted to train in. Challenged by …

“Self Discovery through Jiu Jitsu” With Ph D. Fabiano Bastos

August 12th, 2019


Just because your over 40 doesn’t mean you stop discovering who you are! In fact in this episode Ph D. Fabiano Bastos dives deep into perceiving Jiu …

”From the Dominican Republic to a Jiu Jitsu Jesus” with Professor Tony Rosario

August 10th, 2019


This is a heart transformative story of a Dominican Republic bad boy tough guy who was humbled by the Art of Jiu Jitsu and now dedicates his life to giving back what he has learned to his students. Tune in to hear why …

“Ohana means family” with Co-Owner and Coach Tony Matias

August 10th, 2019


In this episode we have a powerful conversation about how the gym, Conquer Self Defense, has developed a team to create a growing community around …

“10,000 tap-outs to Black Belt” with Coach Chris Bumgarner

August 5th, 2019


What is “REAL” self-defense? Listen in from a Black Belt police officer of almost 20 years experience. Also tune in to find out what legendary Master …

“The Toughest Fight in Life and Striving for Greatness!” with Coach Eric Buckson

August 4th, 2019


With decades of coaching and refereeing experience, Coach Eric Buckson shares his insight into what key factors helped him become a more effective …

“Know Who You Are on the Quest for Excellence” with Coach Darrell Gravatt

August 4th, 2019


In this episode Wrestling Coach Darrell Gravatt with over 20 years experience coaching goes through what he believes to be the most important things in life to teach including, how to have a winning mindset, utilizing …

“Equality Jiu Jitsu” with Ronald Mann, a 3x World Para Jiu Jitsu Champion.

August 2nd, 2019


This is a powerfully insightful interview with a man who once held a loaded gun to his own head questioning whether or not he wanted to continue …

"Jiu Jitsu is my Religion" with Timmy Donahue

July 27th, 2019


"Jiu Jitsu is my religion."  We all have a journey which can be an inspiration to help our fellow grappler.  "Rockstar" lifestyle ... That's how we'd describe Timmy's early stages.  He's a man of resurrection.  From …

What is Grappling Real?

July 9th, 2019


Who I am, what we are doing for the Grappling Martial Arts Community, and why.

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