GWL#48: A Black Belts Perspective On Child Development | Aabid Syed

In this Episode, We are joined by Jiu Jitsu Black Belt – Aabid Syed; he shares with us his experience living in Libya and Ireland before settling in England as a child, finding Caesars quill in Libya (yes you read that right!), experiencing bedouin customs, being a primary school teacher and his opinions on child […]

GWL#47: Grieving and Moving On After the Loss of a Loved One | Ashraf Ali

In this Episode, we’re joined by Ashraf Ali Founder and Head Coach of Boxers Fitness Academy. He shares his experience of losing his beloved mother at the age of 20, his grieving process and living with that loss, the strength and resilience his Father has and the role his mother had on disciplining him, taking […]

GWL#46: To Gi Or Not To Gi That Is The Question | Jack Cronin

In this Episode, we’re joined by Black Belt Jack Cronin from 33 Jiu Jitsu. We hear his philosophy on Jiu Jitsu and why he decided to give up the Gi, the importance of wrestling in Nogi Jiu Jitsu, using wrestling effectively in grappling, pulling guard and it’s benefits, strength training for grappling and much more! […]

GWL#45: From Truck Driver to Living The Jiu Jitsu Dream | Samir Bensaïd

In this Episode, we catch up with Samir Bensaïd, a French Jiu Jitsu Black belt of Algerian and Morrocan heritage! He shares with us his Jiu Jitsu journey and his struggles with shyness, competing in Jiu Jitsu and even at one point he considered quitting altogether! He went from truck driver to living the Jiu […]

GWL#44: Wanderlust & Artisan Coffee | Shahin Ahmed

In this Episode, We take a journey with Shahin Ahmed from London, Mauritania to Bangladesh. We get an insight into his 3 month stay in Mauritania, his time with the bedouins and his experiences opening up an Artisan Coffee Shop in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Enjoy! -=-=-=-=- 🎙️. To listen to the podcast: Apple, Spotify, Google Podcast […]

GWL#43: The Effects Of Concussions In Combat Sports | Nasir Uddin

In this Episode, Nasir Uddin drops in and shares with us his PHD research on concussions, we delve deep into the brain and it’s functions as well as the effects of weight cutting in combat sports… and of course it wouldn’t be a GWL podcast without some compulsory banter! Enjoy! -=-=-=-=- 🎙️. To listen to […]

GWL#42: Exposing Fake Martial Arts with @McDojoLife | Rob Ingram

In this Episode, Rob from @McDojoLifetakes us on a journey detailing how he has spent years researching and exposing the dark side of martial arts. He started McDojo Life as a way to share his findings, but quickly realised that the industry full-of fraudulent instructors who prey on vulnerable people looking for self defence skills […]

GWL#41: The Truth About Masculinity | Dr Amir Eslami @Legion Grappling Academy

In this Episode, Dr Amir Eslami joins us for some serious and light hearted conversation. In a world where masculinity is constantly being questioned, we discuss what it mean to be a man in today’s climate. What values should a man seek in his spouse and vice versa and obviously have some GWL branded banter! […]

GWL#39: The Chronicles Of A Jiu Jitsu Nomad | Mohammed Doty @QatarMMA

In this Episode, BJJ Black Belt, Professor Mohammed Doty shares his story of how he was shipped off at 16 from Colorado in the USA to the deserts of the UAE by his mother, where there were no distractions from violence or crime back home. He talks about being skeptical at first and becoming obsessed […]