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

Some June & July Food Porn

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Thought I’d just throw up a quick post with some of the munchies I’ve cooked up over the last couple of months. This blog is as much food as it is anything else so why not?! First up: I cooked dinner for my Girlfriends parents when I was over in New Jersey recently. Needed something that was relatively straightforward but … 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

My Interview with the ‘Eat Sleep Grow Repeat’ Podcast

Josh PalmerBJJ, Knowledge Is Power, MMA Musings, Random Thoughts, Training

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Leaving apart the fact that rather amusingly Jamie spelt ‘Jiu-Jitsu’ wrong…this was a really fun interview to do! I’m also overwhelmed by the lovely response from the facebook community – many people have heard my story before but plenty haven’t and to see it shared so well was really nice to see. Get the podcast on iTunes here: iTunes …or … 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

Wrapping up CWFC 69 Super Saturday

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You know how sometimes there’s a lot of hype coming into an event and it just doesn’t quite live up to it? None of that here whatsoever! Cage Warriors 69 Super Saturday promised to be an amazing event from the moment it was announced. Every fight was enjoyable, particularly the first half of the card which I have to admit … Read More

New Sponsor: Valor Fightwear!

Josh PalmerBJJ, MMA Musings, Random Thoughts, Training

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I am very pleased to say that I, and my endeavors with the Top Control Podcast, are now sponsored by the most excellent: VALOR FIGHTWEAR. I have been particularly impressed with the products Valor have produced over the last 18 months, their excellent price point and their willingness to sponsor both BJJ and MMA practitioners. Anyone who has met Kevin … 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