Top Control #003 – Frank Trigg

Josh PalmerTop Control Podcast

On this weeks episode of the Top Control Podcast, we speak with MMA legend Frank Trigg! We discuss testosterone replacement therapy, the role of wrestling in combat sports, the movement to save wrestling as an Olympic sport and what his experience was incorporating other grappling styles to his wrestling. Frank wrestled at the University of Oaklahoma to Olympic trials level … Read More

Top Control #002 – Lee Catling

Josh PalmerTop Control Podcast

This weeks episode of the Top Control Podcast, we chat to GB Essex head instructor Lee Catling about the first BJJ seminars in the UK, training with Rickson, effective training for longevity, the importance of focused drilling and why wearing a gi is ‘almost spiritual’. Lee Catling started training at the age of 8 in the art of Tang Soo … Read More

Some mid-month good feelings

Josh PalmerRandom Thoughts

Well isn’t this month going rather well?! As any of you who’ve read my other writing will know I’m a firm believer in keeping things positive but this month certainly has plenty of good things to be thankful for. Lets kick off with what’s undoubtedly the biggest success of the past few weeks: The Top Control Podcast I’d played with … Read More

Top Control #001 – Nathan Leverton

Josh PalmerTop Control Podcast

In this inaugural episode of the Top Control Podcast, I sit down with Nathen ‘Levo’ Leverton. We discuss the early days of submission grappling in the UK, cornering strikers in the UFC, breaking away to focus on amateur MMA, drawing on different grappling disciplines, the beauty of leg-locks and creating a student progression system for no-gi grappling. Nathan has been … Read More