Ryan Ford Talks About Hosting a Podcast and Lessons Learned from Grappling Masters

Ryan Ford is the creator, owner, and host of the Grappling Central Podcast. Ryan has had some of the greatest legends in grappling on his show and is consistently putting out world-class content. Recent guests on his show have included Dean Lister, Lyoto Machida, Dan Severn, and many other well known figures in BJJ, MMA, and other grappling arts. 

In this episode, we talk about how Ryan started the show and lessons he's learned from the masters he's had on throughout his time running the Podcast. It was great to connect with Ryan and discuss BJJ podcasting and reflect on our thoughts about the grappling industry. 

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Show Notes!

Grappling Central Podcast website, iTunes subscription page, Android Subscription page, and RSS Feed for direct subscription. Check it out for world class guests and a whose-who for BJJ, MMA, and grappling in general.

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Ryan's episode with Roger Gracie where Roger talks about the absolute pursuit of perfection in training and competition 

Breakdown of the rules in Judo and how it works in competition 

Master Pedro Sauer

Alliance Jiu-Jitsu

Ryan currently trains under Paul Creighton at the Creighton MMA and Fitness Academy. This school is a part of the Renzo Gracie affiliation. 

Gokor Chivichyan and Hayastan MMA. Gokor is a legend in the grappling community and especially revered for his knowledge of Sambo and how this style can be adapted for MMA and similar competitions

The legendary Judo Gene Lebell

Karo Parisyan, one of the pioneers to bring Judo into MMA and adapt Judo for NoGi grappling styles. 

Ronda Rousey hitting some badass Judo throws in the UFC

"Sambo Steve" Koepfer in NYC

Rafael Lovato Jr. and the importance of note taking in BJJ

My Podcast with Michael Liera Jr. where he talked about how develop a good pressure game