The Ten Best BJJ Podcasts for People Who Train

Last updated on 28.07.2022 by

Do you often think about the gym even when you are away? Or do you wish you could hear what the top most elite level grapplers have to say about Jiu Jitsu? Perhaps you just want someone else to talk about what happened at the “Whose Number One” tournament. Whatever the case, Jiu Jitsu podcasts can be a great way to boost your game off the mat!

However, podcasts can be long and there are an overwhelming number to choose from. Some podcasts aren’t even necessarily about Jiu Jitsu, but might have a famous Jiu Jitsu celebrity on it. Fortunately for you, we have narrowed down the list, so you can pick from the ten best Jiu Jitsu podcasts. 

(Bonus Podcasts) 

The Limitless Radiocast

The Limitless Radiocast

As discussed in episode one, the name “limitless” comes from the desires of hosts Chad and Terry to bring a wide variety of topics about Jiu Jitsu. Some episodes are interview based, while others are centered around how to improve your game and get better. Chad and Terry also do business spotlights where they talk to local entrepreneurs. 

The Limitless Radiocast can be a great podcast to listen to if you are a white belt because they talk about many different Jiu Jitsu topics, many different people, and maybe even let you know about some cool new products! 

Chad and Terry are the owners of the Limitless grip tape company, which you can read more about here!

Episodes to Check Out: 

  1. Episode 6: “Third-Generation Gracie Family Member, Clark Gracie.” 
  2. Episode 37: Chad “Beast” Hardy under Nick “Chewey” Albin

Available on:

Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts

Rear Naked Chicks

Rear Naked Chicks

The Rear Naked Chick’s podcast hosts are three Jiu Jitsu girls who are also popular on Tik Tok and Instagram (@rearnakedchicks). What makes this podcast really great is that since it is hosted by women who do Jiu Jitsu, it offers a unique perspective and a conversation that girls who train might want to listen to. 

Recently this podcast had Maggie Holmes on, who shared her experience being abused by her Jiu Jitsu instructor. The Jiu Jitsu community is trying to do a better job at shedding light on instructors who abuse their positions of authority. 

Episodes to Check Out: 

  1. Chicks get Serious with Maggie Holmes Part 1 and 2 
  2. Chicks on Relationships 

Available on: 

Spotify, Audible, Stitcher 

The Chew Jitsu Podcast 

The Chew Jitsu Podcast

Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin, of the ChewJitsu YouTube Channel, expounds upon some of the most puzzling Jiu Jitsu questions here. Based out of Kentucky, Chewy gets his questions from real people who train and tries to use his experience to answer them. 

What makes this podcast so popular is that Chewy often deals with questions relating to Jiu Jitsu gym culture, and what it’s like transitioning from a student to a coach. He also has a very inspiring story on how he got started training. His YouTube videos are filled with great techniques if you are interested in checking out the Chewjitsu YouTube channel as well.  

Episodes to Check Out: 

Episode 199: Rapid Fire Instagram Q&A. 

Episode 189: Why Goals can be destructive 

Available on:

Apple Podcasts, Spotify, AmazonMusic, Deezer

The I Suck at Jiu Jitsu Show 

The I Suck at Jiu Jitsu Show

In the description of this show, it reads: “It is guaranteed that each episode will help you suck just a little less at Jiu Jitsu or your money back.” It is totally free to listen to this podcast (long with all the others on this list). Host Josh McKinney (@thejoshmckinney) goes on Jiu-Jitsu rants but also interviews high-level coaches and competitors. 

Episodes to Check Out: 

Episode 141: White to Black Belt in two years, is it possible? 

Episode 91 Q&A: Are steroids a crutch? What was Josh’s Jiu-Jitsu Low Point

(Also check out our article on the subject: Grappling with the Past and Future of Steroids in BJJ)

Available on: 

Spotify, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic

Matburn Podcast

Matburn Podcast

This podcast is hosted by Keenan Cornelius, the inventor of the worm guard and undeniably successful competitor. His co-host is Josh Hinger, who also has enjoyed huge success in international BJJ competitions. 

This podcast brings some serious star power. Josh and Keenan share their own experiences and interview BJJ celebrities like Andre Galvao and Craig Jones. 

Episodes to Check Out: 

Matburn Episode 10: Craig Jones 

Matburn Episode 32: Andre and Angelica Galvao 

Available on: 

Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts

A Fistful of Collars 

A Fistful of Collars

This was the official podcast for FloGrappling. If you don’t know, Flo Grappling is a Jiu Jitsu media service that lets you stream major matches and has updates on the who’s who in the Jiu Jitsu world. 

While a Fistful of Collars was their official podcast, it has gone dark since 2020. However, you can still stream all the old episodes online! 

Episodes to Check Out: 

Josh Hinger, Three-time No-Gi World champ & ADCC bronze medalist

Gordon Ryan in the Studio

Available on: 

Apple Podcasts, Spotify, FloGrappling.com

The BJJ Fanatics Podcast 

The BJJ Fanatics Podcast

With over 500 episodes and 800 hours of content, this podcast is a treasure trove of information. Ryan Ford, a brown belt who trains at Creighton MMA, hosts the show and keeps it casual. If you have been listening to Jiu Jitsu podcasts for a while you might realize he is the former host of a podcast called “Grappling Central.” 

Episodes to Check Out: 

Andrew Wilste on the Harsh Truths of BJJ

Alex Ecklin (The Inventor of the G-Roll sweep!) 

Available on: 

Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and grapplingcentral.libsyn.com

The Jiu Jitsu Tapes

The Jiu Jitsu Tapes

You may already be familiar with the high quality gi brand (and sponsor of the Daisy Fresh team) Shoyoroll; this is their official podcast. You might be surprised that many of their episodes differ greatly in length. While some are an hour and a half, others are only 10 minutes long. Shoyoroll makes sure the greatest Jiu Jitsu knowledge is delivered straight to the point. 

Episodes to Check Out:

Grassroots American Jiu Jitsu with Heath Pedigo 

Season 2, episode 2: “Mat Enforcer” 

Available on: 

Shoyoroll’s website, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts

Bulletproof for BJJ

Bulletproof for BJJ

Bulletproof for BJJ is a workout program designed by Joey Worthington and James Tomlinson. They provide insight into what it takes to keep you on the mat and injury free. Bulletproof for BJJ provides insight on how to improve mobility, prevent injury, and recover. Out of all the podcasts on this list this one is definitely special. 

Episodes to Check Out: 

Episode #75: Don’t Bench Press for BJJ, how to get strong without the bench 

Episode #74: How to beat injury: insights from BJJ physiotherapist Siobahn Mooren

Available on: 

Bulletproof for BJJ, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify

Just Jiu Jitsu

Just Jiu Jitsu

The host is Kroyler Gracie, the grandson of Helio Gracie. This podcast is all the title says it is! Fellow host, Andrew Desimone and Kroyler take questions from their audience, open fan mail, and discuss more Jiu Jitsu basics than other podcasts. You should definitely check this podcast out! 

Episodes to Check Out:

Bow and Arrow

BJJ Giants: Royler Gracie

Available on: 

Justjiujitsu.com, Spotify, Apple Podcasts 

Bonus Podcasts 

If this long list isn’t enough to satiate your never ending hunger for Jiu Jitsu knowledge; then you might be happy to know that many famous podcast hosts also train Jiu Jitsu. Although their podcasts aren’t necessarily about Jiu Jitsu, they discuss BJJ from time to time. 

The Joe Rogan Experience (the JRE) 

Exclusively available on Spotify. If you haven’t heard of this podcast yet and are training BJJ, you soon will. This is the largest podcast in the world and Joe Rogan is a black belt under Jean Jaques Machado. He has had BJJ guests including John Danaher, Gordon Ryan, Mikey Musumeci, and many other Jiu Jitsu celebrities on! 

The Jocko Podcast

Former Navy Seal and author Jocko Willink answers questions from listeners and talks about how to live a better life. Like Joe Rogan, Jocko is also a black belt in Jiu Jitsu. Many of his podcasts return to the subject about how Jiu Jitsu can improve your life. 

Lex Friedman Podcast  

Frequent guest on the Joe Rogan show, and also (you guessed it) Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. Lex Friedman has many high profile guests like Elon Musk on his show. Lex also labels the contents of each episode, so it’s easy to find the ones that have to do with Jiu Jitsu! 

Conclusion

The scope of podcasts and the hours of conversation online are almost endless. There are many great Jiu Jitsu podcasts that aren’t on this list! Before you commit to one, try to sample a little from each of them. You might be someone who prefers shorter episodes. Or you might be someone who likes to hear about gym culture more than technique!

Did your favorite pod not make the list? Leave it down in the comments, so we can check it out!

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