The Raspberry Ape Podcast

The Raspberry Ape Podcast

United Kingdom

A podcast hosted by BJJ black belt Daniel Strauss Aka the Raspberry Ape. Every episode I will be getting a new host on to talk BJJ, training and everything else.

Episodes

Episode 30 - Kameron Atakuru  

Kameron Atakuru is a BJJ black belt competitor and coach, a former professional MMA fighter with a background in catch wrestling. In this episode Kam explains the history of catch wrestling and the various styles of wrestling that originated in the UK. How wrestling moved the America and transformed into what we now call pro wrestling. We also talk about the modern day catch wrestling scene both in the UK and globally and how it influenced the history of jiu jitsu. For more info on Kam and her academy visit: www.facebook.com/ASWManchester Follow Kam on instagram here: www.instagram.com/kameronasw

Episode 29 - Ross Nicholls  

Ross Nicholls is a Roger Gracie black belt and one of the UK's top competitors. Me and Ross talk Polaris ahead of both our matches, strength and conditioning, mindset, sub only rules, being full time jiu jitsu athletes, teaching and much much more. Follow Ross on instagram at: www.instagram.com/rossnichollsbjj

Episode 28 - Lee Johnstone  

Lee Johnstone is a BJJ black belt and owner of the Combat Sports Academy. Lee has a long a varied background in the martial arts, having training in sambo, wresting, judo, ju jitsu, MMA and BJJ. In this episode we talk about the early days of UK BJJ, the early days of UK MMA, promoting events and opening an academy. For more info on CSA visit: www.combatsportsacademy.net Or follow them on facebook: www.facebook.com/combatsportsacademy

Episode 27 - Andrew Marshall + CJ Swaby  

I sit down with strength coaches Andrew Marshall and CJ Swaby. In a relaxed and unplanned podcast we begin talking about men's health week and soon spiral away from there.

Episode 26 - Rob Blair  

Rob Blair is an ex Royal Marines Commando, Worlds strongest hands 83kg, owner of The Commando Temple and a Marathon DesSables finisher. In this episode we talk about being in the Marines, fixing busted backs, creating world class hand strength, walking stupid distances, opening a strength training facility, getting into BJJ and much much more. For more info on Rob and the Commando Temple Visit: www.bestronger.co.uk

Episode 25 - Nicolas Gregoriades 2  

Nic Gregoriades is a Roger Gracie black belt and founder of the Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood Nic returns to the podcast to discuss how his focus and changed since our last discussion. We talk about goals, business, him settling down, seminars and lots of jiu jitsu. Find more about Nic and the Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood at - www.jiujitsubrotherhood.com

Episode 24 - Paul Bridges  

Paul Bridges is a BJJ black belt, instructor and one of the UK's "dirty dozen". Paul is seriously old school, having begun training in the mid nineties. Travelling to America to train with the Gracie's and being one of the UK's "dirty dozen" (the first 12 UK born black belts). He is an active competitor to this day and now owns and runs Gracie Barra Hastings. For more info visit: www.graciebarrahastings.com

Episode 23 - Steve O'keeffe  

Steve O’keeffe is a BJJ black belt, professional MMA fighter and coach. Steve is a BJJ black belt, pro mma fighter, taekwondo black belt, judo brown belt, Level 2 Boxing coach, Weight lifting coach, football coach and basketball coach. Its safe to say he knows about sports. In this episode we talk a lot about the charity Steve works; Fight for Peace which uses martial arts and sport, combined with education to give opportunities to and reform children and young adults from communities affected by crime, violence and social exclusion. He also coaches coaches how to coach. Find more about Fight for Peace here: www.fightforpeace.net/what-we-do Or follow Steve here: www.instagram.com/stevethespartan

Episode 22 - Gavin Allinson  

Gavin Allinson is nutritionist, writer, rugby coach and BJJ brown belt. In this episode I talk to Gavin about the ketogenic diet, ketones, fasting, supplements, longevity and much more. The website Gavin mentions regarding supplements is www.aminoman.com Find out more about Gavin at: www.gavinallinson.com

Episode 21 -  Maj Donald MacIntyre & Maj Shamus Kelly  

Shamus Kelly is a serving Major in the British army and a BJJ purple belt, Donald MacIntyre is a recently retired British army Major and a BJJ brown belt. Shamus and Donnie are two of a group of individuals responsible for getting Brazilian jiu jitsu officially recognised by the British army. They also work with a number of charities using jiu jitsu to help wounded, injured and sick military veterans and service personnel. In this episode we talk about life in the army, how it has effected their lives and BJJ. How they got jiu jitsu into the army, the number of high level BJJ names that have given their support along the way. The future for BJJ in the army and much more. For more info on Roll 2 Recovery visit: www.roll2recovery.org.uk www.facebook.com/roll2recovery For more info on combat stress visit: www.combatstress.org.uk www.facebook.com/CombatStress

Episode 20 - Daren Bartlett  

Daren Bartlett is a film maker and BJJ black belt. Im joined by Daren Bartlett who has recently released "Tradition: The Rise of a Gracie Fighter". A documentary about Roger Gracie and his rise to dominance on the Jiu Jitsu world. Filmed over 10 years of Roger Competitive career me and Daren talk about the history of the Gracie's, what its like to be there for historic BJJ moments, getting back stage and all access passes to talk to legends of the sport, and much more. To watch Tradition visit: www.bantamfilms.com or www.rogergraciedocumentary.com

Episode 19 - Dickie Martin  

Dickie Martin is a BJJ black belt, instructor at Carlson Gracie London and a world, pan am and european double champion. In this episode we talk about his introduction to BJJ, his thrill seeking days in motor sport, his competition career, getting into politics, the UKBJJA and much more. For more info on the UKBJJA visit: www.ukbjja.org For info on Carlson Gracie London visit: www.bjjlondon.com

Episode 18 - Chloe Moore  

Chloe Moore is a transgender BJJ competitor. This episode was brought about after a heated debated on the UK BJJ underground group about whether it was fair for a transgender woman to compete in jiu jitsu. The thread referred specifically to Chloe so I wanted to have her on to give her side and share her views and opinions on a matter incredibly close to her. In this episode Chloe is extremely open and transparent about the issues raised not only for trans people in general but also for herself personally. She is joined by RGA bucks teammate and good friend Hayley Carter.

Episode 18 - Chloe Moore  

Chloe Moore is a transgender BJJ competitor. This episode was brought about after a heated debated on the UK BJJ underground group about whether it was fair for a transgender women to compete in jiu jitsu. The thread referred specifically to Chloe so I wanted to have her on to give her side and share her views and opinions on a matter incredibly close to her. In this episode Chloe is extremely open and transparent about the issues raised not only for trans people in general but also for herself personally. She is joined by RGA bucks teammate and good friend Hayley Carter.

Episode 17 - Ashley Williams  

Ashley is one of the UK's most active black belt competitors. A 2 time EBI vet, multiple IBJJF and NAGA champion and full time Coach at the Chris Rees Academy. Me and Ash have a similar story, starting Jiu Jitsu at a similar age, both getting black belts young and being full time BJJ. But we have also walked different paths. With him being far more active on the competition scene and me putting on a fair amount of weight. We cover many different subjects and whilst some of our philosophies are the same many are very different.

Live Q&A with Mike Leng  

Mike Leng of Unorthodox Nutrition is a nutritionist who specialises in combat sports athlete. This is the audio from a Facebook live Q&A session where we answered the audience's nutrition questions. We covered a huge number of subjects from basics like what to consume before, during and after training to crazy things like is it worthwhile blending chicken breast into shakes. For more info on Mike search for Unorthodox Nutrition on Facebook to his website: http://www.unorthodox-nutrition.com

Episode 16 - Benjamin Naylor  

Benjamin Naylor is a strength and conditioning coach and owner or Beyond Boundaries S&C. I met Ben when he took a workshop during a seminar camp I was teaching on and I really enjoy he's unique style of training. Implementing speed, reaction and movement drills into fun and competitive applications. A lifelong sportsman and a BJJ purple belt himself he specialises in working with combat sports athletes including high level BJJ competitors such as Max Campos and Luiz Tosta. In this episode we talk about strength, mobility, movement, mindset and everything in between. For more info on Ben visit: www.beyondboundariessc.co.uk Or: https://www.facebook.com/Beyond-boundaries-SF-240807039304048/

Discussion. Episode 2 - UFC 207, Rizin, 2016 run down  

I sit down with BJJ black belt and jiu jitsu nerd Ricky Rout to discuss UFC 207, Rizin, a review of 2016 in BJJ and its highlights and a Euro's 2017 preview. Follow Ricky at: www.instagram.com/rickytandaindianman Rickys fight of the year - http://www.flograppling.com/video/893361-dillon-danis-vs-patrick-gaudio-copa-podio-lw-gp#.WHCGjrZ96fU Felipe Pena vs Erberth Santos - http://www.flograppling.com/video/902444-felipe-pena-vs-erberth-santos-european-championships-2016#.WHCHnrZ96fU Romulo Barral vs Patrick Gaudio - http://www.flograppling.com/video/980678-romulo-barral-vs-patrick-gaudio-ibjjf-2016-worlds#.WHCH-LZ96fU

Episode 15 - Alain Guerra Pozo  

Alain Pozo is a Carlson Gracie London black belt and instructor at Carlson Gracie Essex. An active competitor as well as a renowned instructor Alain had a unique and inspiring journey to where he is now. In this episode he tells off his early year in jiu jitsu in Brazil, coming over to the UK, building his team and much more. For more info on Alain go to: www.apozobjj.co.uk

Episode 14 - Mike Leng - Unorthodox Nutrition  

Mike Leng of Unorthodox Nutrition is a nutritionist focusing on sports performance for a range of athletes, many of which are BJJ or combat sports athletes. We talk about cutting weight, losing weight, gaining weight, day of fight nutrition, what to eat around training and much much more. For more info or to contact Mike visit: http://www.unorthodox-nutrition.com

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