Episode 55 - Nick OsipczakThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
Nick Osipczak is a former UFC fighter and all round martial artist.
In this episode we talk about gambling, kung fu, MMA, Nick's UFC career, why he retired, tai chi, fighting animals, Ayahuasca, art, CBD oil and much more.
For more on Nick and all he does check out www.raisedspirit.com
Episode 54 - Ffion DaviesThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
Ffion Davies is one of the UK's top BJJ competitors and a Judo black belt.
In this episode we talk about how Ffion got into martial arts, her judo career, how she got into BJJ, breaking down her competition success, and covering a lot of women related topics in BJJ including women teaching, should you date your instructor and dick pics, probably too much about dick pics.
Find Ffion on instragram: www.instagram.com/ffioneira3
Find out more about CF24: www.cf24jiujitsu.co.uk
Episode 53 - Lee Kemp and Saeed EsmaeliThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
Lee Kemp is a 3 time wrestling world champion and hall of famer. Saeed Esmaeli is a renowned wrestling coach working with some of the top wrestling, MMA and Jiu Jitsu competitors.
In this episode we talk about Lee's and Saeed's journey in wrestling, how Lee improved as quick as he did, beating Dan Gable, what drives people to succeed, working with MMA and BJJ athletes, the programs that they have put together and are now touring around the UK and much more.
Find out more about lee at: Leekemp.com
Discussion. Episode 3 - Quintet rundownThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
In this episode Im joined by Luke Dalmedo as we chat about last weeks Quintet Grappling event in Japan.
Episode 52 - Maximiliano Ulloa YorkThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
Maximiliano Ulloa York is a paraplegic jiu jitsu competitor and runs the International Jiu Jitsu without Limitations Federation and Para Jiu jitsu magazine.
Maximiliano started jiu jitsu whilst fully abled and through an accident became paraplegic. In this episode he details his accident, recovery, getting back into jiu jitsu and how it helped him, helping others through the International Jiu Jitsu without Limitations Federation and spreading awareness for para jiu jitsu through the Para Jiu Jitsu magazine.
For more info visit: www.ijjwlf.com
For info on para jiu jitsu magazine visit: www.pjjmag.com
Episode 51 - Shaun Escoffery + George Asprey - The Lion KingsThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
Shaun Escoffery and George Asprey star in the London production of The Lion King musical. Shaun is a BJJ black belt and George is a blue belt.
I sit down with Mufasa and Scar to talk about their professional careers, Shauns history from the early days of UK BJJ, Georges introduction to Jiu Jitsu and journey since, training on the stage in between shows, signing the national anthem for Lennox vs Tyson, self defence, how they fit in time to train and much more.
Episode 50 - Simon YeoThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
Simon Yeo is a 15th degree Bujinkan Ninjutsu black belt and a Roger Gracie BJJ black belt.
In this episode we talk about Simon's journey into martial arts. The history of ninjutsu. How he discovered BJJ and how he combined it with his ninjutsu. Meeting and travelling Japan with Royce Gracie is his Pride days, hanging out with Eric Clapton, touring with INXS, teaching Bear Grylls on his boat and much more.
Find out more about Simon at www.yeodojo.net
Episode 49 - Arlans SiqueiraThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
Arlans Siqueira is a BJJ black belt and the first person to teach BJJ in the UK.
In the episode we talk about how Arlans got into BJJ. Coming to the UK when there was no jiu jitsu and teaching it for the first time, the growth of UK BJJ, using BJJ whilst working as a doorman for 12 years and much more.
Find out more about Arlans at: www.arlanssiqueirabjj.com/
Episode 48 - Ben Whybrow - The Judo PhysioThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
Ben Whybrow is a musculoskeletal, sports & music physiotherapist. Squad physio for Comberton Judo Club and a judo black belt.
In this episode we discuss injury prevention, recovery and answer listeners questions.
For more info visit: http://thejudophysio.com
Episode 47 - Brian JacksThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
Brian Jacks is an Olympic judo medalist and multiple time Superstars champion.
Brian Jacks is a legendary British judo figure. Being the first brit to medal at a world championship. Put in the Olympic team age 17 and eventually taking a Olympic bronze medal. He then was invited onto hit BBC TV show Superstars where he dominated for years. Winning British and european championships.
In this episode we talk about how Brian got into judo, going to Japan alone to train age just 15, his post judo life, his superstars career, his competition mentality, his physical training program, his autobiography, whats wrong with judo today and much more.
For more info on Brian visit: www.brianjacks.co.uk
Or email him: email@example.com
Episode 46 - Jon HeganThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
Jon Hegan is a BJJ, Judo and Krav Maga black belt and former Marines Commando.
In this episode we talk about Jon's time in the Marines, how he got into BJJ, training with the Gracie family in the 90's, the early days of UK BJJ, taking his black belt test with the Valente brothers, training with a blue belt Roger Gracie, training Krav Maga in Israel, working with violent young offenders for 14 years and much more.
For more info on Jon visit his website:
Episode 45 - Romeo Carlo PagulayanThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
I chat with Romeo about entrepreneurship, design, grip, diet, cryptocurrencies, driverless cars, competition mindset and much more.
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Episode 44 - Gareth RiddyThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
Gareth Riddy is the author of "How to Undo the Shit the Modern World Does to Us", a personal trainer and physical therapist.
In his episode we discuss all the shit the modern world does to us and some ways of undoing it.
For more info visit: www.garethriddy.com
Or check out his book on amazon here: www.goo.gl/Pz41Er
Episode 43 - Marc WalderThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
Marc is a Mauricio Gomes black belt and one of the first people in the UK to train BJJ.
We talk about Marc's introduction to BJJ, his experience at the Gracie academy in the mid 90's, bring Royce over to the UK for the first time, the changes and development of BJJ in the UK and a lot about his personal philosophy about life and jiu jitsu.
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Episode 42 - Andrew Marshall 2: The RevengeThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
Andrew Marshall is a Strength and Conditioning coach.
I talk to Andrew about training.
Episode 41 - Dean AmasingerThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
Dean Amasinger is a former professional MMA fighter, TUF contestant and a world renowned sports performance coach.
In this episode we talk about how Dean got into MMA, his experience in the Ultimate Fighter house, transitioning into coaching, the difference in training between MMA and other sports, his predictions for some upcoming MMA events and much more.
For more info follow Dean on
For more info on Elite Athlete visit:
Episode 40 - Drew SullivanThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
Drew Sullivan is the former GB basketball captain, Olympian and Roger Gracie blue belt.
In this episode we talk about how Drew got into basketball, going to America at a young age to play, travelling around the world, captaining the 2012 Olympic team in his home city, how he started BJJ, what it's like coaching as a blue belt and much more.
For more info about Drew and RGA Leicester and North East visit:
Episode 39 - Sebastian JungerThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
Sebastian Junger is a world renowned author, filmmaker and journalist.
In this episode we discuss why Sebastian got into war journalism, his experiences in increasingly hostile locations, the brotherhood that he formed with the regiment he was documenting, why soldiers struggle so much to reintegrate into civilian society, how he found solace in a boxing gym, the social dynamics of martial arts teams and much much more.
Find out more about Sebastian and his work at:
Episode 38 - Sebastian Brosche - Yoga for BJJThe Raspberry Ape Podcast add
Sebastian Brosche is a BJJ black belt and owner of Yoga for BJJ.
In this episode we talk about yoga, injuries, nutrition, sleep, Yoga for BJJ and much more.
For more info check out:
Or follow Yoga for BJJ: