Top Control #011 – Mike Leng

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In the first episode of 2015 I chat to combat sports nutritionist Mike Leng from Unorthodox Nutrition. Mike has clients ranging from UFC veterans to domestic MMA & BJJ fighters to World Champion Escrima athletes and Natiional level boxers! We chat many of the issues grapplers should think about with nutrition and why so many people overlook good nutrition for … Read More

Top Control #010 – Daniel Strauss

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In an energetic episode of the Top Control Podcast, I’m joined by BJJ black belt Daniel Strauss. One of the most recognisable UK figures on the grappling scene, not just because he’s recently put on nearly 20Kg of muscle whilst constantly challenging peceptions of how you should train, eat and look. With some explicit language throughout: we chat about no-gi … Read More

Top Control #009 – Ross Nicholls

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On this weeks episode of the Top Control Podcast I’m joined by BJJ brown belt and prolific competitor Ross Nicholls. We chat to the multiple time Euro & British Champion about what he’s learned in over 170 competition matches, why you should train with as many different camps as possible and his upcoming match at next weekends Subf15teen event. Check … Read More

Top Control #008 – Darragh O Conaill

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On this weeks episode of the Top Control Podcast, it’s my pleasure to be joined by Irelands newest BJJ black belt Darragh O Conaill. We discuss the necessity for competition no matter how nervous you may be! The focus of appropriate mindset and routine in competition. Training with Saulo Ribeiro and Rafael Lovato Jr as well as lessons learned from … Read More

Top Control #007 – CWFC Super Saturday Preview

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In a slight departure from our typical format: following a quick chat about the Chelmsford Open & BJJ Mundials I’m joined by my Cage Warriors commentary partner Brad Wharton to look ahead to Cage Warriors 69: #SuperSaturday! Two action packed main cards on one night including two world title fights (Ray vs Warburton & Hermansson vs Paraisy) and the return … Read More

Top Control #006 – Alex Enlund

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On this weeks episode of the Top Control Podcast, I’m joined by BJJ brown belt and 10-2 Pro-MMA fighter Alex Enlund. We chat about his particular brand of ‘assertive jiu-jitsu‘ in Mixed Martial Arts, his insane conversion rate of take down to rear naked chokes, his love for the sport, training and coaching. We also discuss BJJ competitions and bringing … Read More

The Return of the Top Control Podcast!

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Last year in July I launched a new project. I wasn’t sure how it was going to go and didn’t really have a plan beyond just getting it going. This project was the Top Control Podcast: Conversations with all manner of folks involved in the grappling lifestyle. Not just Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but all grappling styles with some big slants towards … Read More

Top Control #005 – Mats Nilsson

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On this weeks episode of the Top Control Podcast, I’m joined by Swedish grappler and MMA fighter Mats Nilsson. You can follow Mats on Twitter at: @MatsNilssonMMA. Please also check out his website at: www.nilssonmma.com Subscribe to the Top Control podcast on iTunes here: Top Control Podcast on iTunes Also available on Stitcher Radio: As always you can follow the … Read More

Top Control #004 – Stuart Cooper

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On this weeks episode of the Top Control Podcast, we’re joined from Thailand by Stuart Cooper Films. Stuart produces video content on the worlds best grapplers and we discuss his influences, style and method for showcasing the very best in the sport. You can follow Stuart on Twitter at: @stucooperfilms. Subscribe to the Top Control podcast on iTunes here: Top … Read More