Episode: #51 Brian Peterson on Grappling, training hacks and skill development

Who: Brian Peterson (@PetersonGrapplers) is the owner and head coach of Peterson Grapplers. On his awesome ‘Teach Me Grappling’ Youtube channel, he uploads an encylopedia of highly detailed and informative training videos that allow viewers to expedite their training development. In this interview, we cover a wide range of areas from his story, to grappling, to training hacks and so much more in between.


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What we cover

  • Who he is and why you should check him out
  • Where the idea and structure for the channel came from – how we have video games to be thankful for his channel
  • How he got into martial arts and how has the UFC and rise of martial arts affected the types of customers he attracts to his club
  • How would he define grappling to those who are new to the sport and how is grappling different to the UFC and street fights
  • Should all men do a physical sport like grappling?
  • How do men go wrong when they train grappling and combat sports
  • How can you learn grappling the quickest and training hacks
  • What should a good instructor teach you in terms of quality of teaching and method of teaching
  • What should a person starting out focus on? Basics or advanced?
  • Why does he think his coaching style is so successful compared to other coaches?
  • What does he look for in a student to know they are ready to be promoted with a new tab/belt?
  • What personality and mentality do his ideal students have?
  • How did he find the transition from competitor to coach? What about the students who try to be ‘assistant coaches’ but aren’t official?
  • How does he see his channel evolving in the future?
  • The characteristics that good grapplers have
  • What does he want people to take away from the interview?
  • What does he consider an unusual fact about himself?
  • How can you keep in touch with him?
  • And so much more


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The Basics


Episode: #27 Dave Camarillo on how martial arts can win you the life you want
Who: Dave Camarillo, Multiple World Champion MMA Trainer. Author – Combatives Instructor – Traveler – Black Belt BJJ-Judo. He’s a feared competitor, inspiring coach and podcaster. In this interview, we discuss martial arts and how they can make you fight your demons and win the life you truly want.


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 What we cover

  • Who he is
  • How he created his hybrid fighting style and what it taught him to combine the fighting styles
  • What he thinks is wrong with modern men – how we have lost our fight
  • Why MMA and the UFC has exploded in recent years with such a large fan-base
  • Would he have gone into martial arts if there wasn’t the family connection? What draws him to compete?
  • Why fighting is a needed aspect of life and manhood
  • Why you should take up a martial art as soon as possible
  • How martial arts can help with emotional baggage and bullies
  • How you can pick the correct programme, school, training method etc for you (and where I went wrong!)
  • How you can be the best student possible, what a martial arts teacher would like you to be like
  • Is learning martial arts the same as learning any other skill? Dave outlines an awesome way to look at learning BJJ … and how BJJ is like Chess
  • Why you should do martial arts
  • How did he make the change from competitor to coach and businessman?
  • Why you should have an outlook of creating the battle and not chasing the glory
  • His family dynamics with a brother who also competes, a strong father and how growing up could be a pain and what it taught him about life, competing, strength and motivation
  • How martial arts can help your child’s growth and development
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • So much more


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