Rank #1: Episode 012 - Roger Gracie
There can be no argument about it: Roger Gracie is the greatest jiu jitsu player ever to step on the mat.
Fresh after his career-defining victory over Marcus Almeida, Roger gifted us with an honest and open look into what it's like being the iconic champion of the Gracie family.
This conversation covered many aspects of his life and jiu jitsu career, including how he developed the physical and mental toughness it took to become a champion.
Aug 29 2017
Rank #2: Episode 040 – Jon Hinds
Jon Hinds is truly an inspirational human being. He’s trained jiu jitsu with Rickson Gracie, run fitness classes for Anthony Robbins and his team, and invented several popular fitness products that you probably use.
At 55 years old he’s still in absolutely incredible shape and can still do things athletic feats most 25 year-olds can only dream of. Jon describes his approach to both fitness and life and shares some important tips on stretching for jiu jitsu players.
Check out Jon’s Monkey Bar Gym website.
Apr 25 2018
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The Strenuous Life Podcast with Stephan Kesting
The Inside BJJ Podcast
Position Impossible Podcast
The Raspberry Ape Podcast
The BJJ Mental Coach Podcast with Gustavo Dantas
A Fistful of Collars: A FloGrappling Podcast
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The Chewjitsu Podcast
BJJ Fanatics Podcast
The Vale Tudo Hour
Rank #3: Ep. 064 – Christopher Odell
Founder of the respected jiu jitsu brand Datsura, Chris O’Dell gave up a spiritually empty desk job to follow his dream and build something cool. Chris explains what gave him the courage to take the first steps on his path to freedom and why California is part of his game plan.
Feb 06 2019
Rank #4: Episode 028 - Henry Akins
World renowned instructor and Rickson Gracie black belt Henry Akins relates the highs and lows of his incredible jiu jitsu journey.
Henry gives us an open and honest account of how the death of one of his best friends and training partners almost caused him to quit
jiu jitsu. He also gives an amazing account of how a 40-year old Rickson was able to beat Saulo Ribeiro during an intense sparring
This is one of our best episodes - don't miss it!
Check out Henry's site.
Jan 30 2018
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Rank #5: Episode 025 - Kit Dale
It's always refreshing to discuss life and jiu jitsu with a person as unique and accomplished as Kit Dale.
Kit and I have a very deep discussion on the age-old 'drilling vs concepts' debate and what emerged was some very different perspectives on jiu jitsu training methods.
Check out Kit's website.
Jan 08 2018
Rank #6: Pablo Rosario
Like health and wealth, relationships are one of the most important pillars of every man's life.
Pablo Rosario describes his journey from heart-broken 10 year-old who was dumped on the playground to a full-time dating and relationship coach.
According to Pablo's philosophy, the most important thing you can do to improve your relationships with women is to become a better man, and in this show he gives insights on how to do just that.
Nov 15 2019
Rank #7: Ep. 063 – Thomas Mietz
Thomas Mietz knows what it’s like to learn jiu jitsu at the source, having spent the last several years training at the famous Carpe Diem dojo in Tokyo.
Thomas explains what makes Japan and Japanese culture (and jiu jitsu) so unique and shares some of the wild adventures he’s had there.
Jan 21 2019
Rank #8: Episode 016 - Nathan Raaths
As martial artists we are on a path which requires us to better ourselves.
This means more than just honing our skills on a mat or in a ring - it also requires that we seek to attain the peaks of both physicality and psychological integration.
As a spiritual guide (with over 400 Ayahuasca ceremonies under his belt) and having overcome epilepsy to become an accomplished BJJ black belt, Nathan Raaths has a unique perspective on both jiu jitsu and the inner battles that we all face.
You can check out Nathan's holistic therapy group here.
Oct 03 2017
Rank #9: Ep. 048: Pedro Sauer
One of the original black belts who helped establish jiu jitsu in the United States, Pedro Sauer now runs one of the biggest associations in the world.
Pedro relates some of the wild events of the early years of jiu jitsu in America, including his infamous ‘Gracie Challenge’ match with Mr Utah. He also shares some anecdotes of his experiences training with Rickson and Helio in Rio in the 80s.
Check out Pedro’s website
Jul 03 2018
Rank #10: Episode 037: Ryan Ford
Ryan Ford is host of one of the best jiu jitsu shows around, the Grappling Central Podcast. In addition to that, he’s a super-interesting guy with some wonderful stories of his time spent training at the legendary De La Riva academy in Brazil. He also has great insights into what it takes to survive as a full-time professional in the jiu jitsu industry.
Check out Ryan’s fantastic Grappling Central Podcast.
Apr 03 2018
Rank #11: Becoming Aligned & 'Cult-Proof' - Dan Mendilow
Deep down, Dan Mendilow always knew that he didn't fit in with the 9-5 script that society had laid out for him and yet he tried to anyway.
But living out of alignment with his purpose and who he truly was led to burnout and depression. Eventually he reached a point where he couldn't continue living the lie.
By taking courageous action which included joining and escaping an underground spiritual cult, Dan was able to carve out a life in which he experiences both material success and personal fulfillment.
Oct 23 2019
Rank #12: Episode 032 - Huntley Smith
Whenever brown belt Huntley Smith engages with something, he does so with total commitment and devotion, and jiu jitsu is no exception.
Huntley's relentless pursuit of excellence has created an unparalleled learning environment at his academy, and he shares some of his teaching strategies with us.
Check out Huntley's Podcast
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Feb 27 2018
Rank #13: Becoming the Hero of Your Story - Khemit Bailey
Khemit Bailey has had a truly interesting and impressive journey.
From his military service where he served as a Mandarin translator in China, to his work at Apple where he safeguarded corporate secrets, everything he has done has been adventurous and unusual.
In this episode, Khemit discusses the new Character Arc system that he has devoted himself to, and how you can use it to identify key themes in your own life and overcome challenges that you may be facing.
Oct 12 2019
Rank #14: Special Episode: Nic Gregoriades AMA
Nic returns from his vacation and shares an insight he gained from two weeks of deep self-reflection in the woods of Northern California.
Aug 13 2018
Rank #16: Ep. 065 - Stuart Cooper
Considered by many to be the finest jiu jitsu documentary film maker ever, Stuart Cooper followed a difficult and winding path to get where he is today.
Stuart opens up about his difficulties with addiction almost derailed the incredible life he created for himself, and how he eventually overcame them through the use of plant medicine.
Feb 25 2019
Rank #17: Mike Cernovich
Love him or hate him, Mike Cernovich is as real as they come.
A hugely controversial figure in the worlds of media and politics, Mike is also the author of 'Gorilla Mindset', a manifesto on the thought patterns and self-talk required for greatness.
In this episode Mike openly shares how he overcame poverty and soul-crushing bullying to carve an empowered and successful life for himself.
Nov 06 2019
Rank #18: Ian Savage
Ever wonder why the world is the way it is? Why is so much of the human experience characterized by opposing factions and conflict? And why do we find that certain people seem impossible to communicate with?
The 'Spiral Dynamics' model might have some answers to these questions.
Philosopher, Medicine Man and Thinker Ian Savage gives us a detailed description of this fascinating model and how we can use it to improve the quality of our lives, in particular our interactions with others.
Sep 18 2019
Rank #19: Kyle Mamounis
We've all been told that sugar is unhealthy and that carbs make us fat. But is the science behind those claims really as conclusive as we're led to believe?
Kyle Mamounis, PhD is currently a researcher at University of Central Florida in Orlando and has come to some interesting, counterintuitive perspectives on the ketogenic diet and the demonization of sugar.
In this episode Kyle explains why some of his findings indicate that almost everything about the current diet craze might in fact be detrimental to your health.
Oct 04 2019
Rank #20: Episode 042: Daniele Boleli
Daniele Boleli is one of the most interesting people in the world of martial arts. Besides being the host of the hugely successful History on Fire podcast, he’s also the author of several fantastic books including ‘On the Warrior’s Path’.
In this episode we delve into some deep philosophical concepts that every seeking martial artist will find engaging and illuminating.
Check out the Master Academy – 3rd degree black belt Nic Gregoriades’ exclusive online jiu jitsu dojo
May 08 2018